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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 3:12 pm 
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I have started biking and will be spending a significant amount of time this summer on a bike. At the moment, I am simply putting a pistol in my pack along with my wallet, which is not quickly accessible. The shorts that I wear while biking are typical sports types. No belt loops and if they have pockets they are pretty lame.

I am a bit worried about Thunderware and my j-frame rusting.

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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 3:33 pm 
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Shoulder holster under your 'hi visibility' orange vest?

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How about a decent belt and holster, sans spandex eye burning pants? :P

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Purchase a bike jersey that has the pockets located on the rear lower portion of the back. There are usually three compartments, two smaller ones on each side and a larger one in the middle. Put the rig in a baggy and place it your strong side outer back jersey pocket and you should be good to go. This will work well if you should/will become seperated from bike for some reason. Just don't crash!!! And for God's sake, wear a helmet!!!

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bkrafft wrote:
'Hi visibility' orange Shoulder holster over your vest?


Fixed it. 8)

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Interesting stuff, I will have to think about this more.

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And for God's sake, wear a helmet!!!


:) Picked one up today. Best one on the shelf for $53. What convinced me was that stat that 90% of serious injuries or death from bicycle falls would have been prevented if the person had been wearing a helmet. Hmm that sounds a lot like why we carry pistols. That is some pretty cheap, effective insurance, and I didn't just spend $80,000+ to get information into my brain, to have it spilled all over the side walk.


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Since I don't try to put on a biker fashion show when I ride the local bike trails (too old to care) I carry in my Safepacker on a belt around my waist. Sometimes I use a fanny pack designed for carry but the Safepacker is a lot handier and is hard to beat on a bike, ATV or hiking.

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What convinced me was that stat that 90% of serious injuries or death from bicycle falls would have been prevented if the person had been wearing a helmet.

I find that very hard to believe. For one thing, more than 10% of serious injuries aren't to the head, and more than 10% of deaths are caused by damage to other organs.

There's also one study that found that drivers are willing to drive closer to riders with helmets than those without.


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Smartcarry in bike shorts of course :shock: :lol: :D

When I bike it is with a fanny pack. The only time I use it. :D

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I use a camelback fanny pack. it hides my 4" revolver quite well, plus i have about a quart of water to drink. I just have be sure and get the right tube out when i get tirsty.:shock:


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Old fanny pack with a built in holster. I can slip it around to my back if it becomes uncomfortable in the front.

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I ended up getting a Wilderness Safepack Holster (Thanks Ramoel).
http://store.thewilderness.com/index.php?cPath=51

Got it today, went for a ride with it at about 4 o'clock. Worked great, and looks amazingly like a small medical kit. I never thought that it would be so easy to conceal a 5" .45 XD. :)


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Someone1980, glad you like it. The Safepacker is one holster I use a lot. Great in the truck too since it fastens to the seatbelt.

You can look at one and wonder what it is but for some reason it doesn't look like a gun would be in there. They aren't that small either, just looks like something else and hardly ever gets a second glance. Good protection for your gun if you take a spill too.

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Would this safepacker be good for use while 4-wheeling? Obviously it wont be mud and water proof, but everything is secure and covered?

Also, how secure are the reloads after a draw? It seems like they would fall/fly out.


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It is made out of very heavy duty nylon weave fabric. It might be water resistant.

For a reload put the pistol back in it's home, run your hand over the front of the holster to let the Velcro reseal, re-buckle the top flap.

It isn't going to win any speed contests, but it does appear to be made to hold on tight when you are doing some crazy things.


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