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Carrying while riding.

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by Pancake, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. Pancake

    Pancake Aloha, OR New Member

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    I ride my motorcycle way more than driving. What kind of options are you all that ride going with to carry while riding??
     
  2. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    Tank bag.
     
  3. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    do a search for carrying while riding. We just had this same thread recently
     
  4. Pancake

    Pancake Aloha, OR New Member

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    That gives me 2 results. One of which is my thread and the other is your reply.
     
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    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    SHPD_Retired Saint Helens Well-Known Member

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    Ruger LCP in rear pocket. I do not even know it is there. Not the greatest caliber but it does so well on a motorcyle ride. My friends did not even know I had it in my back pocket.
     
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  7. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    I personally would not put on my body while riding. In case I go down, it's going to do more damage on the body.

    Recommend tank bag or some sort.
     
  8. Pancake

    Pancake Aloha, OR New Member

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    That's kind of how I feel. Unfortunately i don't have much of a tank on my current bike to do that. Probably just going to have to have it in my backpack. I'll just have to find a safe place to transfer from bag to holster whenever I get where i am going.
     
  9. sprocket3

    sprocket3 Oregon - Wet Side Member

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    Tank Bag
     
  10. decklin

    decklin WA Well-Known Member

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    Don't use a tank bag. If you go down, and you will, that bag will probably be separated from the bike.
    I've tried a variety of carry methods that work for me but may not work for you. It depends on whether you CC, OC, body type, gear you wear, style of bike because of body position, type of gun, etc.
    If you can give more details we can be of more help.
    I normally carried on my hip either iwb or owb. Iwb was for when I was cc.

    I stopped riding after my first and only crash. A drunk driver was on the wrong side of a divided road and we had a head on collision.
    Ended up in the icu with
    Broken radius w/compound fracture
    Dislocated radius at both ends
    Tore muscle off elbow
    Broke eight ribs
    Both lungs collapsed
    Tore acl, pcl, lateral ligaments, meniscus
    Ripped off hamstring
    Fractured femur and tibia
    Tore peroneal nerve.

    Spent 2.5 months in a wheelchair and now use a cane. I have to wear a brace on my leg for the rest of my life because I can't lift my foot or my toes. It just hangs there.

    But I'm still alive. My Shoei Qwest saved me. That and some blood volumizer at the scene.

    Safe riding and carry on!
     
  11. Pancake

    Pancake Aloha, OR New Member

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    I'm thinking IWB at about 5 o'clock will work. I'm going to buy an alien gear and see how it works for me since they're cheap.
     
  12. decklin

    decklin WA Well-Known Member

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    Hope it works for you. One piece of advice, just make sure it isn't making contact with your spine. Also make sure you cannot slide it from the 5 o'clock to your spine.
     
  13. Werkz

    Werkz Idaho New Member

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    I don't ride street bike, but when I ride dirt bike, I carry my Glock AIWB (appendix inside the waistband). I've never had a problem with the pistol moving or falling out. Given the mechanics of going down, I think that is a relatively good place to put the pistol. I know not everyone can carry AIWB... my brother in law carries about 3 o-clock outside the waistband and it works for him. I prefer to keep the pistol on me. If I need it out in the woods, I probably don't want to have to unzip a bag, find it, and unholster from there. Wearing Kydex holsters allows me to wash the dirt out afterwards.
     
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