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Old 06-30-2017, 05:57 PM
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Do any of you have a comfortable solution for carrying a small snubbie while riding a bicycle? The best I have found is a small belly bag, but I'd be interested in other solutions that have been found to be comfortable.
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Old 06-30-2017, 06:48 PM
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If you run a Forum search you will find other discussions on this subject. Ideas run the gamut from T-shirt holsters, various shoulder holsters, belly bands, etc. Personally, I'm in the camp that says that the only safe and comfortable way to literally carry a gun on your body whilst riding a bicycle is in a fanny pack in front of your body where it is out of the way and very accessible.

I use a grey one, have had it for years, and I had a patch sewn on it to give it some color and to make it look less formidable. Uncle Mike's makes a number of them but for jogging or bike riding I would only recommend a small one that holds a small weapon. Running or biking with a full sized service weapon aboard is just not my idea of a good time. YMMV.

Uncle Mike's makes a couple of styles with adjustable belts and at least one that has a metal clip like your typical IWB holster but it is outside the waistband. That one is pretty small but very useful as long as you don't try to cram too much into it.
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Old 06-30-2017, 07:20 PM
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Hi Sixenough,
I ride a rode bike pretty regularly in NW Oregon, SW Washington. My biggest concerns are the occasional pack of feral dogs. Now that the laws
in OR and WA have changed I don't have to worry about the local recreational pharmaceutical farmers.
My usual attire is a pair of regular shorts on top of bike shorts and a vest / windbreaker (zip off sleeves for summer) and carry a camelback for water. This allows me to wear my regular belt and holster w/ M66.
The vest or jacket is long enough to cover the bottom of the holster and the camelback breaks up any outline of the revolver.
I do practice drawing from concealed and I like the K frame enough to practice regularly. Admittedly this is my personal preference but it works for me.
I suggest experimenting and see what works for you. Just have fun and be safe
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Old 06-30-2017, 08:00 PM
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Do any of you have a comfortable solution for carrying a small snubbie while riding a bicycle? The best I have found is a small belly bag, but I'd be interested in other solutions that have been found to be comfortable.
That's the best solution I've found too. OWB works but tends to print a lot even with a cover garment.
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Old 06-30-2017, 10:27 PM
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In an OWB holster right out in the open like you're proud of being a gun owner.

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Old 07-01-2017, 08:54 AM
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Back when I was riding I used to use a Blackhawk Sahara Strider. Unfortunately they stopped making them but it was a chest rig that allowed you to conceal a handgun (a bit cumbersome to draw from) and other gear that you may need. I used to carry a Glock 26 in mine but it would fit probably up to a 19 or 17.

When I stopped riding because I got lazy and was told I had to stay out of the sun so much I gave it to a friend. Not sure if he still has it but I will ask and let you know if he is not using it and you could check it out.

In the alternative you might take a look at the 2A holsters website. They have some chest rigs that I have seen in action and they seem to work pretty well. A guy I know uses one to carry a full size handgun when he runs.
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Old 07-01-2017, 11:29 AM
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340PD in a fanny pack designed for gun carry with one speed loader in a zipper pocket worn on my right hip at about 4:00. These rigs can be worn on the front, side, or back depending on your comfort level. Mine has a rip cord in front for quick entry. Takes practice to operate with one hand.
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Old 07-01-2017, 01:43 PM
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Look at hill people gear their chest rig.I think its called recon kit bag very comfortable hiking and backpacking.
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Old 07-02-2017, 09:08 PM
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Thanks to all I have some good leads to check out. Though I have a 2.5" M66 which I love, I think I'll stick with a 5-shot snubbie. I bicycle in warm country that makes it harder to wear enough clothing to do much cover. Getting just the right belly/fanny pack looks like the best option.
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Old 07-02-2017, 10:50 PM
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While I'm a S&W addict, my warm weather edc is a 2-shot .45acp Doubletap in a pocket holster.
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Old 07-03-2017, 01:15 AM
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You might check victory Holsters .. they make a belly band type holster but with a shoulder strap that makes it into a shoulder holster .. Friend uses one while riding his motorcycle to would work on a bicycle also ..

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Old 07-04-2017, 12:34 PM
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I keep it simple and bike in regular shorts and a T-shirt, with my gun owb at 4:00. The shirt covers my shield 9 or bodyguard 380 without printing. No need for an elaborate solution.

Did 10 miles today.
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Old 07-04-2017, 02:12 PM
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You're already riding a bicycle in spandex, get a fanny pack.
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Old 07-04-2017, 03:36 PM
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When in mountain lion country I carry a 4" 629 in a fanny pack and have pepper spray at the ready.
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Old 07-05-2017, 11:04 PM
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When in mountain lion country I carry a 4" 629 in a fanny pack and have pepper spray at the ready.
I am not a big fan of the fanny, but in that circumstance I would do it.
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Old 07-11-2017, 08:21 PM
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I am not a big fan of the fanny, but in that circumstance I would do it.
Yeah, I rarely use a fanny pack holster otherwise. On a bike it's a natural.
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Old 07-11-2017, 08:53 PM
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When I ride, which has not been lately I open carry. You really only have one hand to get your gun when moving. Except for Denver I believe OC is legal in Co. I also carry pepper spray, and a air horn, the air horn is probably the most important for critter defense. It may startle the dog, or bear long enough to get your gun.
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Old 07-11-2017, 09:48 PM
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Shirt weather (which it is in AZ most of the time) - Kahr P380, in a Recluse OS holster, in the middle pocket on the back of the bike shirt. Not much sag with a pistol that light.

Jacket or cover garment weather - Still use the same combo except in jacket pocket. Don't want anything around the waist when I am biking.
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Old 07-13-2017, 09:39 AM
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I use a fanny pack also. About the only time I do. Also allows me to carry my ID and cell phone as well as a little cash. Never know what might come up. The other thing is that using a fanny pack while riding a bicycle doesn't look out of the ordinary.

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Old 07-18-2017, 11:36 AM
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I cycle regularly. I use a fanny pack, a PT one, or put it in the handlebar bag. It is good to be old and not give a x"*#@ what people think of my fanny packs

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When I ride I carry in a top tube bag with a kydex trigger guard holster. Cord of the trigger guard holster is looped around the steering stem.
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:11 PM
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I have been riding bicycles for over 45 years. I have been carrying a weapon while riding for nearly 30 of those years. I believe a fanny pack, for me, is the best option. Easy access. Accepted as a piece of cycling clothing and inexpensive. I also have used a handlebar bag, back pack, top tube bag. I am an old man who does not really care anymore what anyone thinks of my fanny.
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Old 07-22-2017, 01:35 AM
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I carry a Bodyguard 380 with Fiocchi hollow points in my jeans pocket when riding my bicycle.
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