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post #1 of 99 (permalink) Old 06-21-2016, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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Motorcycles and guns...

Just curious since I mentioned it in tschutters post:

Who carries a gun while riding, and how do you do so?
I carry 24/7, and consider arming myself part of my own ATTGATT. I have done so for 20+ years. I am able to carry everywhere in the states with very few exceptions under the blanket authority of the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act. I'm just curious about your thoughts on the matter.

I am NOT trying to start a debate about gun ownership, just on who carries while riding and how they do so.
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post #2 of 99 (permalink) Old 06-21-2016, 08:48 PM
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Officer sized 1911, in a Milt Sparks Criterion holster at about the 4:30 position. This is my every day carry option.
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Been riding since 1966. NEVER have had a gun along. Guns often create a false sense of "Superman syndrome".

When it gets to the point that I feel I have to carry 24/7, I'll give up the bike.
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I also carry 24/7 as I'm under LEOSA also. I usually have my hip holster but I sometimes have a fanny pack when it's hot and I plan to do something that I won't be wearing a jacket. I had a 20 year break from when I retired until I started to carry again. Maybe I'm getting old and just not as comfortable with the state of our society.


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post #5 of 99 (permalink) Old 06-21-2016, 08:59 PM
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I have a friend that is a retired deputy.... he always carried when he road with us... he carried his in a tank bag while going down the road.... it was in a holster he could slip into his waist band when we stopped.... he was pretty slick about it....... I seldom could catch him moving it from waist to tank bag or back.
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I always carry whether it's on the bike or in a car. If it's not on my hip, I have it wrapped up in a towel in the trunk for fairly easy access.
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post #7 of 99 (permalink) Old 06-21-2016, 09:51 PM
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I always carry two guns when I ride, a glock 17 with laser and 2 extra mags in a miami classic shoulder holster, and a 380 LCP with laser in another pocket. AM i paronoid, nope, but how many bad guys think a person will have 2 guns. He may get the 1st one , but the second one will get him.I am also ex LEO and military and weapons were my speciality. I still shoot a lot of steel, and started shooting 3 gun a couple months ago, plus IDPA.

But the key to carrying is situational awareness, know whats going on around you at all time.

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A little 38 derringer fits nicely into the right front pocket of the bike. It isn't much but the 380 on my hip or 38 revolver in the trunk are backup.

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I think that we all need to be able to defend ourselves and others. But sure hope the need never comes up.
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I always have my 45 with me no matter what i am on , bike , truck or boat .
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I always try to ride with my bodyguards in attendance, sometimes distance and timing won't allow that.
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