Biking gun

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by MrShotty, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. MrShotty

    MrShotty New Member

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    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:
     
  2. machengative

    machengative New Member

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    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.
     

  3. genesis

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    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 !
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  4. Colby

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    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...
     
  5. Old_Crow

    Old_Crow New Member

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    get a belly band holster
     
  6. MrShotty

    MrShotty New Member

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    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.
     
  7. Old_Crow

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    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!!
     
  8. MrShotty

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

    Ubergopher New Member

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    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.
     
  10. Old_Crow

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  11. kalboy26

    kalboy26 New Member

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    I do a fair bit of mtn biking, and I would agree with others on the LCR. Small yet powerful. I usually put it in my camelback pocket, or the elastic waterbottle part. Its best to have it on your person, of course, but when biking its kinda hard. Both the pocket and the elastic waterbottle holder allow for pretty quick access though, as long as its not in a zip pocket.
     
  12. danolator

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    I mountain bike regularly and carry a Ruger LCP in an under the saddle tool bag. Works pretty well. I keep it in an open ended plastic plastic bag for those wet/muddy rides.
     
  13. MrShotty

    MrShotty New Member

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    I agree. Biking is hard to have the actual gun ON me. Maybe I'll just use my LCR in 357 then. I'll just need to get a small pouch or something. That motorcycle tool bag looks too big.