View Full Version : holsters for trail riding

January 31, 2013, 02:58 AM
i am thinking of getting a quad for trail riding. i am wondering what would be the best type of holster for carrying a handgun? it doesn't matter, revolver or semi auto, rimfire or centerfire.

obviously whatever gun must have a secure restraining system, snap, latch, flap cover, whatever. i am thinking the type of holster and the position i would wear it. since the ride might get bumpy and your attention will be on driving the machine and admiring the countryside you probably won't always be focused on your handgun. i am thinking a strongside holster might be ok but easily forgotten and also a target for trees and bushes. you could probably lose the gun and not know it for awhile. i'm not a big fan of shoulder holsters but one might be a good choice while riding a quad because it would be better protected from branches and brush. you can also more easily see the gun to make sure it's there without taking your hands off the handle bars or your eyes off the trail to check if your gun is still there. another option might be a cross draw type holster. again a cross draw might better protect the gun from grabbing and scratching brush. it is also better in your line of vision to visually check and in that position your body should better be able to feel the gun on you.

so riders, tell me what you think or what you use when you are trail riding?

January 31, 2013, 03:17 AM
You could try a chest holster.


January 31, 2013, 08:52 AM
I use either a shoulder or cross draw depending on my mood at the moment. But are excellent. The cross draw can carry my Ruger Redhawk 7 1/2" barrel .44 mag. well when it has a scope or red dot sights mounted. The shoulder cannot. Mine are Uncle Mike's. I like the UM because they are nylon and can be easily modified or customized to suit the individual. And they are inexpensive and good in wet weather. The cross draw has a big optional cover flap.

January 31, 2013, 08:23 PM
If your using a safariland holster setup you can get a adapter to attach to your molle backpack or vest. checkout: http://www.hankssurplus.com/safariland-us-military-molle-leg-vest-pack-gun-holster-adapter-plate-kit-6004.html