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MrShotty 10-06-2012 11:57 PM

Biking gun
 
Im going to be getting into biking (to lose weight) and definitely dont want to be left without a gun. However, my current handguns would be too large to conceal while biking.

Anyone else do this? If so, what gun is good for this?

I would like opinions for something like this. Thanks. :cool:

machengative 10-07-2012 01:47 AM

I use a North American arms .22 mag with the holster grip for bicycling. Can hide it without printing even with bike shorts. Normal carry is usually .40 S&W.

genesis 10-07-2012 02:15 AM

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Originally Posted by MrShotty (Post 966890)
Im going to be getting into biking (to lose weight) and definitely dont want to be left without a gun. However, my current handguns would be too large to conceal while biking. Anyone else do this? If so, what gun is good for this? I would like opinions for something like this. Thanks. :cool:

My girl friend and I are in to biking. I carry her Ruger LCR in 38 Special ($399). It's a blast to shoot. Light as a feather (13 ounces), butter smooth trigger, accurate as all heck, and reliable as dirt. Drop it in your front pocket and you will literally forget that it's there. It certainty adds a measure of security when riding the back roads. The LCR 22 ($449) would also be a fine choice and much cheaper to shoot. My girl friend has both. You could go with the LCR 357 ($499), but I think the 38 special is good enough and it was all my girl friend could handle well.

Below is a video review on it.

Semper Fi

Don <><

Notice how little it recoils and it's plenty accurate !

Colby 10-07-2012 12:03 PM

I am a biker.
I agree with previous poster's LCR comments. I own the LCR in 38 special, and the very similar Smith and Wesson 438 Airweight 38 special. The LCR is slightly narrower, it is lighter by an ounce or two. The LCR shoots without as much recoil because it has a full surround rubber grip on the back strap. That extra rubber absorbs some shock. The Smith has two half grips - exposing your hand to the force of the metal back strap -- more recoil felt. Not really very important for concealed carry - more important if you are doing a lot of range shooting.
I like both these 38's but my actual bike gun of choice always turns out to be my Ruger LCP 380 in a Stoner back pocket holster. It goes everywhere!

My next size up in cc is a Ruger LC9 9mm. Nice gun - I like to shoot it - not as much recoil as either of the others. But I haven't made friends with it as a carry gun for biking. It's larger. The LCP is just so darned concealable for me!
It's just me - but when I'm on the bike, I've got the LCP...

Old_Crow 10-07-2012 06:23 PM

get a belly band holster

MrShotty 10-07-2012 06:31 PM

I do own an LCR in 357mag. I usually wear basketball shorts for exercising. I even have a Desantis holster for it, but seems like it'd still be in the way of biking.

Old_Crow 10-07-2012 08:00 PM

Another thing you can do is get a tool bag for a motorcycle. You will have room for a bottle of water and your full size pistol. I can't see buying a belly buster when it's so easy to carry your real gun. In the end, it's your choice!!

MrShotty 10-08-2012 12:07 AM

Do you have an example of this tool bag? I'd prefer to carry a larger handgun if possible. Thanks OC.

Ubergopher 10-10-2012 01:54 AM

If you can find one maybe get one of the over the handle bar bags, you can stick your patches/allen wrench in there and a pistol.

That's what I planned on doing for mine. Then it got cold, so I haven't ridden my bike in a while.

Old_Crow 10-10-2012 03:27 AM

Here is an ebay comparison page. Just google motorcycle tool bag.

http://compare.ebay.com/like/140860009772?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&va r=sbar


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