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How do you carry when hiking?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Modeler, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Or snowshoeing, or cross country skiing? Just got my CHL, planning on some snow time this winter. My packs are generally heavy enough that I need to use the waist strap for hiking/skiing, so that means that IWB/OWB carrying is out. I could strap it to the pack's waist strap, but then I take my pack off during a snack break and walk away to look at something and my gun is away from me and unattended. How do you do it?
     
  2. nick425

    nick425 Eastside of Lake Washington Member

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    Thigh rig.
     
  3. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    duct taped to the pack, and waist band carry when i drop the pack
     
  4. +1. Pick one up that swivels on the belt strap. Reduces shifting during bending intensive activities.
     
  5. i8asquirrel

    i8asquirrel Keizer, oregon Member

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    Maxpedition edc bag,,or serpa blackhawk
     
  6. the4thshake

    the4thshake Portland Active Member

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    I have noticed backback straps tend to ride high. OWB seems to work just fine for me. A holster that is slightly offset and doesn't ride so close to the body will allow the strap to sit behind the gun.
     
  7. jimwsea

    jimwsea Vancouver, Washington state Active Member

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    Sometimes I wear a separate small fanny pack just above or below the main pack waistband.
     
  8. cwegga

    cwegga Helena, MT Active Member

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    ^^^ This. If it is just a day pack I have one with thinish straps and I can just tuck them behind the gun with normal holsters. Otherwise you could get a thigh holster or just a holster with a little bit more drop. The maker from this thread makes holsters specifically for hiking with. RugerForum.com :: View topic - Custom GP 100 Holster