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Old December 18, 2005, 06:59 AM   #1
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CCW while bicycling?

Years ago I remember seeing a nylon device that attached to the frame of a bicycle and would hold a pistol concealed. Unfortunately they're no longer available. I've been riding a lot lately and have been trying to figure out the best way to carry my handgun while biking the trails. Ideas?

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Old December 18, 2005, 09:51 AM   #2
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I wear a small, tight pack when biking. I don't carry yet but I imagine I'll carry in the pack (with the appropriate rig/holster).
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Old December 18, 2005, 12:39 PM   #3
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When I am on the bike, typically one of my SP-101s rides along in the handlebar bag. When I am off the bike, it comes along in a fanny pack. I am usually wearing a jersey and shorts or tights, so I have no way to conceal it on my body.
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Old December 18, 2005, 12:42 PM   #4
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Whatever method you choose, I'd go for on the person carry as opposed to on the bike... Bickes are too often and easily separated from thier riders. Loose your bike and you loose your defense.

I used to ride with a fanny pack.
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Old December 18, 2005, 01:24 PM   #5
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http://www.nashbar.com/profile_morei...u=14179&brand=

Maybe the nylon bag is still available. I'm only guessing the one, above, is similar to what you're thinking of, however.

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Old December 18, 2005, 03:40 PM   #6
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Oregon is bicycle heaven and the real "bikers" tend to wear those tight, form fitting outfits which don't allow for much concealment. Those that I know, who do carry, use a fanny pack and turn it around so it is worn at the rear instead of the front.
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Old December 18, 2005, 04:55 PM   #7
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When I moutain bike, I carry a full size HK USP 9mm in my Camelback with my bike tools. Granted it would be a slow draw, but it beats no packing!
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Old December 19, 2005, 12:54 AM   #8
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I ride my bike ALOT. Not just for mountian biking but just to get around. I drive a Dodge 4x4 and drinks the gas! So I have also been looking for a good concealed carry, while on a bike rig, I chose this:

http://www.maxpedition.com/product/p...gs_typhoon.htm

But this looks like a good possibility too:

http://www.maxpedition.com/product/product_vp_jumbo.htm
http://www.maxpedition.com/product/p...vp_jumbo_s.htm
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Old December 19, 2005, 12:59 PM   #9
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I have a Maxpedition Jumbo Versipack and can attest that it is one fine carry outfit. The new "Jumbo" has a built in compartment for concealed carry and it works quite well. Maxpedition makes high quality stuff.
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Old December 30, 2005, 03:18 PM   #10
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Well, first, don't mention your idea at Bikeforums unless you've got the time to spare.
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...02#post1981102

There's always the Wilderness Safepacker. I keep saying I'm going to get one of these for fanny pack carry in Illinois, but I haven't taken the plunge yet. $50 is pricey for me, but it would give a lot of options as far as how to attach or carry.

http://thewilderness.com/catalog/pro...products_id/18
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Old December 30, 2005, 06:23 PM   #11
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oh wow Don, there lies the perfect example of blissninny 'projection':

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yeah, I would venture to guess that a cyclist is more likely to be shot by someone with a concealed weapons permit than a 'gangbanger'. I would never ride with handgun. There are too many rude motorists out there and the temptation would be overwhelming.
Because he is so unstable mentally that the mere presence of a firearm might cause him to use deadly force for someone showing rudeness when driving, that he thinks everyone else who might carry a gun is just like him, and therefore the conclusion that "a cyclist is more likely to be shot by someone with a CCW than a gangbanger." Classic.

I would suggest the Sport Holster by Active Body Holster Company.

http://www.politesociety.com/itmidx1.htm

Which now apparently is no longer offered by them - not listed there any more. Shame, as it's an excellent neoprene belly band holster. Glad I got mine when I did.

That Wilderness SafePacker is very cool - I had that same idea about 4 years ago (wishing someone would make such a thing), and here the product existed the whole time. Just gotta swallow your pride and tell people it's your 'man-purse' when they ask.
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Old December 30, 2005, 06:29 PM   #12
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I keep mine with a reload in the outer most zip pocket of my CamelBak. As was mentioned, its not the quickest, but its really not all that slow if you practice a little. Tactics change too, you just need to think it out a little.
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Old December 31, 2005, 09:36 PM   #13
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I thought about the various ways to carry while biking and finally decided against it all together. Seems most bikers who are robbed on the trails are surprised quickly. If an up close shoot out were to occur, my concern would be how to get to a safe place...fast. If you needed medical attention...then what? Plus, many have had their bikes taken away afterwards. I'm not keen on a loaded gun being inside a bag; now in the hands of the thieves. I'm sure a few will read this and disagree. But, for those of us who really focus on steady, fast riding, carrying a gun can be imparticable. Of course, I never said I didn't care a good size knife in my back pack.
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Old January 1, 2006, 02:24 PM   #14
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I'm not too worried about being robbed on a trail. If I am, he can have anything he wants. It's only stuff and stuff can be replaced. What I do worry about are threats to my person. That's what I want to be prepared for.

I ride in bike clothes so I carry in a fanny pack worn over the fanny. It works for me. I think anything attached to the bike is a poor idea. If an attacker separates you from your bike you are SOL. He has you bike and your gun with it.
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Old January 1, 2006, 03:06 PM   #15
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I agree that I am not concerned about property crimes while bicycling. My bike and all its attached gear is only worth a little bit over $ 1000; it is not some superduper titanium model worth its weight in gold. My concern is the people who think it funny to harass, assault or try to murder my person, just because they think they can get away with it on a deserted road.

And the funny thing is, I have never had a problem at all on trail rides. Generally, the only other people I meet are other hikers or bicyclists, and I have never been harassed by one of them. It is only on the roads, and usually the more rural or deserted roads, that I have encountered problems, all from drivers or passengers in cars. I am sure there is some interesting sociological comment, there.
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Old January 2, 2006, 02:59 PM   #16
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I have a friend lose his Cannondale Raven S while riding on the trails, thats why I carry while I ride!
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Old January 3, 2006, 06:40 PM   #17
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Hi Hangfire,

I don't stock this, but my supplier can send me one for you. It comes in 5 colors and has a purpose built holster enclosed. It goes for $34.99 retail, plus shipping.
If this suits your needs, PM or e mail me through anklepocket.com.

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Old January 4, 2006, 07:22 PM   #18
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Last time I checked a fanny pack or butt pack was supposed to be worn in the small of the back. That is how it got it's name, fanny/butt, because it is worn above the arse. Using them for concealed carry is when folks started wearing them backwards!
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Old January 4, 2006, 07:41 PM   #19
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A couple of times here, I've had people chase me down the street wanting the bicycle. I guess that's what they wanted anyway as the gun tends to make them reverse direction. I do not do trendy and don't wear leotards *made of processed gasoline or whatever. My handguns are on the medium to large size and I conceal them under casual street clothing.

No offense to spandex wearers, I'm just not built for them.
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Old December 5, 2009, 10:11 AM   #20
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Conceal carry while running or biking

There is a holster called the PT-ONE sold by Pistol Wear that was made specifically for use while running or biking. It works very well and I use it all the time, even for daily use. You can find them at:

http://www.pistolwear.com

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Old December 9, 2009, 02:37 PM   #21
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chest pocket on a backpack

i have a small back pack with a little pouch on waste belt
some camel backs have something similar.i only mountain
bike so i carry alot of crap with me.something witha front pouch
or add a pouch of some kint to another small pack like a tool kit pouch.
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Old December 9, 2009, 02:50 PM   #22
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Open Carry

you can always open carry if state allows it
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Old December 9, 2009, 02:59 PM   #23
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crashes

mud rain crashing open carry would have alot of
other problems, i think of course i live in the green side
of the cascade mountain range so rain and mud are a big
concearn to me when i get home from a mountain bike ride
outside of summer time i will be wet and muddy for sure
but that may be different were he is.Can you imagine
crashing hip first into a mudhole with an exposed pistol.
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Old December 19, 2009, 10:49 PM   #24
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I wear shorts/T shirt and the j frame on a clipdraw and like it.
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Old December 20, 2009, 05:03 PM   #25
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crashes
Quote:
mud rain crashing open carry would have alot of
other problems, i think of course i live in the green side
of the cascade mountain range so rain and mud are a big
concearn to me when i get home from a mountain bike ride
outside of summer time i will be wet and muddy for sure
but that may be different were he is.Can you imagine
crashing hip first into a mudhole with an exposed pistol.
Carry at 4 O'clock and buy a Glock
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