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Old 11-24-2017, 02:37 PM
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I was at the gas station today when beside a guy pulls up on a nice looking ZX 1000. I noticed along with all his riding gear, he had a Glock shoved in waistband of his right hip.
Am I being overly cautious in my thinking that is a really bad idea from a safety perspective?
 
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Old 11-24-2017, 04:24 PM
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It's not something I would consider to be a smart thing to do.

If you're going to carry a gun while riding, mount a holster to the bike, so it can be easily accessed on the move.

Re-watch films like Mad Max etc for ideas
 
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Old 11-24-2017, 07:04 PM
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Love the Mad Max movies so that is an awesome idea.
Forget that it's a gun. Having something to potentially land on in the event of an accident. I can't imagine having the butt of a gun jamming into my kidneys.
 
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Old 11-24-2017, 11:31 PM
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When I first saw the title of post I had visions of a guy hastily shoving clothes into his suitcase as he's riding along, if that was in London he'd have a swarm of feral scooter kids throwing acid at him and nicking his gun, these days I go out in my tank
 
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Old 11-25-2017, 09:58 AM
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Well that kind of packing might be equally dangerous.
 
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Old 11-27-2017, 12:34 PM
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When I went to buy my cruiser gear I noticed the jackets and vests all came with built-in holsters. Different strokes...
 
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Old 11-28-2017, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by tentacleslap View Post
When I went to buy my cruiser gear I noticed the jackets and vests all came with built-in holsters. Different strokes...
Not all strokes are the right strokes, pretty heavy stuff riding around with a piece stuffed down your Y Fronts.
 
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Old 11-29-2017, 04:38 AM
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Personally I don't see the utility in carrying a firearm while riding a motorcycle. Would be really tough to get your deer that way!
 
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Old 11-29-2017, 11:22 AM
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Between my riding skills and the other hazards on the roads, I figure there's enough ways for me to kill myself already, without having to throw weapons into the equation
 
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Old 11-29-2017, 08:17 PM
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I carry daily, even if I'm on a bike. It's entirely inaccessible while I ride because I carry in the 6 o'clock position which gets "sealed" away when I zip my jacket to my pants. I've considered the additional risks of going down while carrying but I've determined that the risk of not carrying in the areas I have to frequent are higher. I certainly don't recommend carrying the way that dude was. Broadcasting that you have a weapon by carrying it exposed makes you target number one if the **** hits the fan.
 

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