Carrying while riding motorcycle

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by chazzy, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. chazzy

    chazzy New Member

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    Although it's mid winter up here in Northern WI, I'm just curious as to how you all (those of you that ride) carry while riding your motorcycles.
     
  2. rifleman1

    rifleman1 New Member

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    i use my shoulder holster ocassionaly,more times than not i just stick a pistol in my inside jacket pocket.
     

  3. danf_fl

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  4. Renegade44

    Renegade44 New Member

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    Side holster, ankle holster
     
  5. indy36

    indy36 New Member

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    Coat pocket or tank bag.
     
  6. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    Saddle bag or seat compartment.
     
  7. fupuk

    fupuk New Member

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    I use my holster that clasps around the firearm so there is good retention. But ive rode without also, and ive never had a problem. I still from time to time check to make sure the firearm hasn't moved when im on my bike.
     
  8. fupuk

    fupuk New Member

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    I only wear a jacket when it starts getting cold out or if I know its gonna rain. 99% of the time its a t-shirt and jeans.
     
  9. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    I either use a gas tank bag or jacket/vest with an inside pocket.
     
  10. rifleman1

    rifleman1 New Member

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    yah it does get hot here,thats when i wear a flannel with my shoulder holster.
     
  11. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    Think Mesh.

    I ride on base for work. They require a "Bright colored" over garment (they can be pricks about it too.) Doesn't matter if it's 40 degrees or 105 degrees, you gotta play the game. I have a First Gear Mesh jacket in ridiculously bright yellow. Plenty of pockets to carry a snubbie & a couple reloads. Admittedly, it does take some getting used to.
    Bonus: Ray Charles could spot this jacket in traffic. I don't get cut off nearly as much as I used to.
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2013
  12. Spazzmodicus

    Spazzmodicus New Member

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    I haven't carried on my bike yet because according to the Indiana BMV, carrying a firearm while operating a motorcycle is prohibited.
     
  13. fupuk

    fupuk New Member

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    Thats a dumb law. Why would it be differant from a truck?
     
  14. undumb

    undumb New Member

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    IWB at 4 o'clock, I make sure my shirt covers it.
     
  15. undumb

    undumb New Member

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    Go to the forum "INGunOwners", a LEO gives advise on how to carry on a motorcycle. I think you have been given bad info about CCWs and cycles.
     
  16. Spazzmodicus

    Spazzmodicus New Member

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    No sir, no bad info. I read it with my own eyeballs when studying for my motorcycle endorsement last year. Maybe it's and old law that isn't really enforced anymore or maybe they didn't update the study guide if and when the law changed. I'm already a member of INGO,......same name.
     
  17. Spazzmodicus

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    I'm thinking that maybe "they're " thinking that if a rider has an accident and is hurt, knocked out or worse, then there is a potential unsecured handgun laying around up for grabs. But still, it's no different than if somebody rolls a vehichle and the gun goes flying out the window. Seems like an unfair prejudice against bikers. I had no idea that so many folks were riding and armed.
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    Update: I have spent a considerable amount of time today on the Indiana government website regarding Motor Vehicles and firearms regulations. I can find no mention in regulations regarding motorcycles and firearms other than carrying firearms in or on "off road vehicles", and then it stipulates in subsection 9 that it doesn't apply to anybody that has a valid carry permit. It could be that I was reading an old driver manual. My current DL license was issued in September 2011 and that is when I remember reading about carrying firearms on motorcycles. I just picked up a new driver's manual yesterday since I am reading up to get my chauffeur's license, and there is no mention of motorcycles and carrying in it as well. I typically carry with the Crossbreed Supertuck,but looks like my shoulder holster will be getting a little more use now.
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2013
  18. Byron0022

    Byron0022 New Member

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    I carry either a CZ P07 9mm or a XD Sub Compact in a Gould and Goodrich belt holster.

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  19. fupuk

    fupuk New Member

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    I understand about losing the firearm, but if you have a licence to carry a handgun what would it matter if your on a motorcycle? I guess each state is different.