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Locoweed
March 18, 2011, 08:12 AM
I got a fwd on my email showing a nicely tooled leather seat for motorcyles which had holsters on the rear sides and carrying a large SA revolver. The fwd said it was very popular in Arizona. Does anyone have any idea who is making these bike holsters?

warpig602
March 18, 2011, 08:51 AM
Not a 100 percent sure, but my holster maker is Pure Kustoms in AZ and he also does MC leather work.

Locoweed
March 18, 2011, 01:36 PM
It's Wicked Cactus Leather in El Paso.

aarondhgraham
March 18, 2011, 01:48 PM
It wouldn't be that difficult to make,,,
Any decent saddle-maker could whomp one out.
http://thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=68550&d=1300474141
It wouldn't be cheap though,,,
I would probably ask $350 to $500 for a stitched version,,,
If it was braided like the one in the picture I would add $200 more.

Click here please (http://www.wickedcactusleather.com/VariousItems.html),,,

Aarond

Locoweed
March 18, 2011, 03:49 PM
Yes, that's the one I saw on the net. Apparently it works like a paddle holster with a long paddle. After you park the bike you unhook the holster and hang it from your belt.

Wag
March 18, 2011, 05:30 PM
Someone mentioned in another thread that you'll likely get a lot of road grime on your firearm. Also, if the strap fails or comes unsnapped, you run the risk of losing your gun out on the road and maybe not even noticing for quite a long time.

Also, the concerns about retention during OC apply here.

I haven't been able to come up with a good way to carry on the bike, which is to say, a way that makes me ride without worry.

--Wag-

ClydeFrog
March 18, 2011, 08:59 PM
That's a rad design but in my area there would be to many "road ragers" ;) .

I'd put this motorcycle holster in the "things LEOs should look out for" pile. Like the cell phone gun, the ballcap with razors or the truck knob gear shifter made to look like a N frame .44magnum, www.SportsmansGuide.com . :(

There is a real website designed for LE product alerts. I'm not sure of the URL. I will say the tooling & leather work on the rig are fantastic.

They could use the chopper on Top Shot or maybe American Chopper. Paul Sr & Paul Jr could duel. :)

Clyde

45Gunner
March 18, 2011, 10:28 PM
The rig looks great but road grime would be my primary concern. Check out some of the military surplus places that sell replica helicopter pilot holsters. The firearms rides across the front of your chest on your weak side so you can reach into your jacket with your strong side hand and draw to present the firearm. Keeps the firearm out of sight and your jacket offers it protection from the elements.

Wag
March 19, 2011, 02:30 PM
Part of the problem that arises with carrying on a bike comes with needing to decide which hand you're going to draw with,

IF

you are even inclined to draw the gun while on the bike.

If you think you might have a reason to draw the gun while riding, you'd have to draw left-handed but you'd have to holster it before coming to a stop in most, but not all, cases.

If you're going to be sitting at a stop light, you'll need to draw right-handed and you'd have to reholster before proceeding again.

In all cases, can it be done quickly? Carrying two handguns doesn't even solve all of the problems.

Guns and bikes are necessarily a good combination, in my opinion.

I carry in a tank bag (rarely) or a fanny pack (mostly) with the assumption that I'm never going to attempt to draw the gun while riding.

--Wag--

warpig602
March 19, 2011, 02:33 PM
I think everyones missing the point of that setup.............it just looks bad ass!

Water-Man
March 19, 2011, 02:57 PM
Looking bad ass is important to some but being practical is important to most.

old bear
March 19, 2011, 03:02 PM
Can you really put a motorcycle in a holster? The pix. shown are really neat looking. The only drawback I see is exposing your weapon to the elements, road grime, and prying eyes.

fordnut
March 20, 2011, 03:27 PM
Guys: What is in teh picture is a show bike. It has a double barreled shotgun for the front frame rails. It was never built to ride.
I say the bike at Bike Week in Myrtle Beach, SC last summer...cute...

I use a Miami Vice sholder rig when I ride.

I could not see a need to pull my weapon and then worry about having to re-holster in a hurry>>>>>What would be the reason for that as a problem???

In the real world, if you pull it...you better use it...

If you use it...why would you have to leave in a hurry???

Just my thoughts.

Steve

markj
March 21, 2011, 02:46 PM
Here is how to ride while armed and the EDC rig to use:

http://thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=68645&stc=1&d=1300736711

ClydeFrog
March 21, 2011, 10:19 PM
Not to stray off the subject or sound like a dork but the "Miami Vice" shoulder rig is called the "Miami Classic".
It's been a popular staple of Galco for many years; www.Galcogunleather.com .

I like the newer Miami Classic II with the angled mag holders, ;).

Clyde F
ps; FUN FACT: Holster maker Ted Blocker made Det Sgt James "Sonny" Crockett's first shoulder holster. Blocker's Butterfly design was used with Sonny's big D&D Bren 10 10mm pistol.

rodfac
March 23, 2011, 08:25 AM
"Drawing while on the bike"...?...now there's a plan for success! That said...the rig shown, part of the seat...looks "cool" if that's important...looks like an automatic LEO magnet just to see what's going on...and subjects the gun to road grime. If you want to ride and carry, get a shoulder holster that protects and doesn't flash your piece to every Tom, Dick and Harry on the roads. Rod