Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >

Concealed Carry & Self Defense All aspects of Concealed and Open Carry, Home and Self Defense.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-10-2020, 11:50 AM
Whit Whit is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Baytown, Texas
Posts: 199
Likes: 26
Liked 262 Times in 57 Posts
Default Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?

Because I’m an old goat, to keep things moving and the ticker ticking, I ride my bicycle every day 10-13 miles. Exercise outside in late summer in southeast Texas produces copious amounts of perspiration, or just plain ole sweat! Can anyone suggest a good bag/pouch that would easily attach to either the handle bars or frame of a bike to secure a small handgun while making it accessible? Wearing concealed on the waist is possible but would require cleaning each day to avoid potential damage to the handgun. Thanks, stay safe and be blessed.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #2  
Old 09-10-2020, 12:03 PM
Forte Smitten Wesson's Avatar
Forte Smitten Wesson Forte Smitten Wesson is online now
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 1,926
Likes: 2,342
Liked 3,381 Times in 1,222 Posts
Default

I would advise against off-body carry because in most conceivable scenarios in which you might be attacked while riding a bike you'll most likely be knocked off of it and thus separated from your firearm in the process.

If you're worried about sweating on it, then there are other ways of dealing with that like getting a thicker holster made of a material that sweat won't soak into or carrying it inside of a fanny pack.
__________________
RIP .40 S&W (1990 - Present)

Last edited by Forte Smitten Wesson; 09-10-2020 at 12:06 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 7 Users Like Post:
  #3  
Old 09-10-2020, 12:29 PM
studenygreg studenygreg is offline
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 99
Likes: 121
Liked 89 Times in 41 Posts
Default

I don't off body carry unless I have another one one me. Example: when doing athletic activities I will carry a s&w340pd or colt mustang pocketlite in my pocket or belly band. Then in my backpack I will have a larger gun like a 1911, or s&w 327pc or 686+.

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #4  
Old 09-10-2020, 12:29 PM
ContinentalOp's Avatar
ContinentalOp ContinentalOp is offline
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 5,371
Likes: 10,188
Liked 10,101 Times in 3,422 Posts
Default

Don't know if this will help, but when I would go jogging I'd use a small fanny pack holster. I think it was by Uncle Mike's. It's very nondescript and wouldn't scream, "Gun!" like some fanny pack holsters I've seen. It's got a rigid base between the gun and my body, which supports the gun and helps with keeping sweat and moisture off the gun. I've never had an issue with sweat or corrosion on my gun.
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Like Post:
  #5  
Old 09-10-2020, 12:43 PM
Rule3 Rule3 is offline
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 21,370
Likes: 9,953
Liked 14,251 Times in 6,352 Posts
Default

Fanny or Gut pack.Same as when we go to the beach, I do not leave my wallet, keys and gun out on a towel.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #6  
Old 09-10-2020, 02:44 PM
Inusuit's Avatar
Inusuit Inusuit is offline
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: SE Wyoming
Posts: 2,050
Likes: 3,352
Liked 2,882 Times in 1,061 Posts
Default

I have a handlebar bag on my mountain bike for windbreaker, tube, tools, etc. The brand is Topeak. With another mount unit, I can transfer it to my road bike. I carry a KelTec PMR 30 in a Cabela's fanny pack in a separate compartment from my phone, billfold, and lunch.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #7  
Old 09-10-2020, 03:50 PM
JJEH's Avatar
JJEH JJEH is offline
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 6,376
Likes: 11,360
Liked 6,185 Times in 2,186 Posts
Default

You haven't tried this?



Or this?



Come on, be a dedicated gunner/cyclist

But seriously, depending on what you wear I'd rather invest in a good holster solution... any kind (IWB, OWB, shoulder, ankle, whatever works), a Sneaky Pete or a fanny pack.

Check out the NRA store... they have some nice things.
__________________
Jorge
Reply With Quote
The Following 10 Users Like Post:
  #8  
Old 09-10-2020, 04:27 PM
Onomea's Avatar
Onomea Onomea is online now
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Japan, Oregon
Posts: 8,808
Likes: 23,453
Liked 16,416 Times in 4,795 Posts
Default

Seems to me an OWB holster, leather or kydex, if you wear a belt, under your untucked T-shirt, would work. Separate the holster from the gun when you get home. Let the holster dry, and wipe the gun down daily. Well cared for leather will last a long time.

Last edited by Onomea; 09-10-2020 at 10:50 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-10-2020, 04:44 PM
haywood's Avatar
haywood haywood is online now
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: May 2006
Location: N. Ohio
Posts: 1,268
Likes: 6,668
Liked 1,841 Times in 706 Posts
Default

Do a search for waterproof waist pouch. Looks like there are a few waist packs and fanny packs that are water proof. Now you gave me an idea about walking in Florida. May be a handy thing to have when out walking. Incase of rain it would protect a phone, Gun, etc.
__________________
Two Revolvers every day
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #10  
Old 09-10-2020, 04:56 PM
HardToHandle's Avatar
HardToHandle HardToHandle is offline
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 285
Likes: 1,557
Liked 368 Times in 175 Posts
Default

Keep up the miles. That is smart!

So I have tried options to carry on a bike, due to a couple dog attacks and stumbling across meth labs in the past. I wanted something that could handle moderate off road mountain biking. Most fanny packs don’t do well there, as they bounce about.

AIWB didn’t work well.
Belt carry was obvious and uncomfortable. Sweaty too.
Used a chest bag holster for a few years, but it looked real suspicious...

I have used a sling bag for the last four years when on the bike. Kelty makes a dedicated bag that looks sporty but is really about the same as anUncle Mike’s shoulder holster. It straddles the difference between on- and off-body carry. Check out the Kelty bag - it is made specifically for this purpose and has just enough spare room for a phone, wallet and keys.

Also, has a lot of stand-off for sweat. I have never had any issues with that and the Kelty.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 09-10-2020, 05:03 PM
Ivan the Butcher Ivan the Butcher is online now
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Harlem, Ohio
Posts: 9,074
Likes: 11,647
Liked 13,641 Times in 5,036 Posts
Default

I bought a used LCR 38 just for cycling. I carry it in a water bottle pocket over my right kidney. The front sight started poking a hole in the material so it rides in a pocket holster. I wipe it down after every ride. If it gets messed up I'll let Ruger rebuild or replace it! My EDC is a S&W 49 no dash that is pocket carried, I find the pocket lint is worse on the guns that the sweat is.

Ivan
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #12  
Old 09-10-2020, 05:23 PM
bigwheelzip's Avatar
bigwheelzip bigwheelzip is online now
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 9,838
Likes: 12,979
Liked 28,071 Times in 6,442 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JJEH View Post



Come on, be a dedicated gunner/cyclist
Like these Swiss bicycle infantry.



Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
The Following 8 Users Like Post:
  #13  
Old 09-10-2020, 06:21 PM
LCC LCC is offline
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 445
Likes: 512
Liked 1,046 Times in 297 Posts
Default

10 miles a day with LCP in a neoprene belly band, super comfortable, however, low humidity to deal with. Also have a high intensity gel pepper spray in vertical holster riding the handlebar stem just under the
bars, having no wish to shoot a pest unless neccessary.
If you Google 'triangle frame bag' and switch to images view, you'll see a bunch of bags that look like they would well as an enclosed holster.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #14  
Old 09-10-2020, 06:37 PM
Oldfrt Oldfrt is offline
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Missouri
Posts: 243
Likes: 2
Liked 318 Times in 113 Posts
Default

I got a tube clamp from Terracycle and made a flat bar mount from some aluminum to put a holster with a thumb strap on it for my governor. I mounted this on the boom of my recumbent trike and is within reach and always in my line of sight. There is a bag within reach holding the reloads should they be needed.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #15  
Old 09-10-2020, 07:16 PM
tlawler's Avatar
tlawler tlawler is offline
US Veteran
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: South West Florida
Posts: 2,625
Likes: 3,178
Liked 6,174 Times in 1,678 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HardToHandle View Post
Keep up the miles. That is smart!

So I have tried options to carry on a bike, due to a couple dog attacks and stumbling across meth labs in the past. I wanted something that could handle moderate off road mountain biking. Most fanny packs don’t do well there, as they bounce about.

AIWB didn’t work well.
Belt carry was obvious and uncomfortable. Sweaty too.
Used a chest bag holster for a few years, but it looked real suspicious...

I have used a sling bag for the last four years when on the bike. Kelty makes a dedicated bag that looks sporty but is really about the same as anUncle Mike’s shoulder holster. It straddles the difference between on- and off-body carry. Check out the Kelty bag - it is made specifically for this purpose and has just enough spare room for a phone, wallet and keys.

Also, has a lot of stand-off for sweat. I have never had any issues with that and the Kelty.
I just checked out that Kelty sling bag and watched a couple of yootoob videos about it. I really like it! Sounds like what the OP had in mind exactly.
__________________
USS Brewton FF1086
DESRON 33
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 09-10-2020, 07:34 PM
JJEH's Avatar
JJEH JJEH is offline
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 6,376
Likes: 11,360
Liked 6,185 Times in 2,186 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigwheelzip View Post
It's funny how this ^ reminds me of this:

__________________
Jorge
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 09-10-2020, 07:46 PM
bigwheelzip's Avatar
bigwheelzip bigwheelzip is online now
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 9,838
Likes: 12,979
Liked 28,071 Times in 6,442 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JJEH View Post
It's funny how this ^ reminds me of this:
Sorry, I didn't get it, or see the movie.
I happened to see a formation of about 50 of them quickly and silently ride through a nightly Christmas market in Aarau Switzerland. Impressive.



Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #18  
Old 09-10-2020, 10:09 PM
LCC LCC is offline
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 445
Likes: 512
Liked 1,046 Times in 297 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigwheelzip View Post
Sorry, I didn't get it, or see the movie.
I happened to see a formation of about 50 of them quickly and silently ride through a nightly Christmas market in Aarau Switzerland. Impressive.

Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Tapatalk
early 2000's, walking in East Berlin in the early am after a night out with a West Berlin construction manager working with me on a project, and out of nowhere a gang of a dozen or so suddenly and silently appeared out of nowhere on black bycycles, wearing black cutoffs and leather vests. Buzzed blond heads, bulging biceps and calves, black backpacks, sheath knives on hips, circled us once with heavy eyes, than silently sped off.
My companion looked over and said "Werwolfs. Good thing we're white."
And explained they were a dangerous skinhead gang who ran drugs at night and on bikes so the police couldn't track them through the maze of streets and alleys.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #19  
Old 09-10-2020, 10:25 PM
bigwheelzip's Avatar
bigwheelzip bigwheelzip is online now
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 9,838
Likes: 12,979
Liked 28,071 Times in 6,442 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LCC View Post
early 2000's, walking in East Berlin in the early am after a night out ....
Toured the east bloc in the early 80s, and one thing that seemed better before the fall of the Iron Curtain was totalitarian states were safer for tourists.



Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #20  
Old 09-10-2020, 10:49 PM
6518John's Avatar
6518John 6518John is offline
SWCA Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: May 2014
Location: AR—Town & Country
Posts: 5,562
Likes: 63,715
Liked 18,478 Times in 4,332 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigwheelzip View Post
I happened to see a formation of about 50 of them quickly and silently ride through a nightly Christmas market in Aarau Switzerland. Impressive.
Why are they riding around at night with all of that firepower on bicycles?
__________________
2020–Year of The Stinkbug
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 09-10-2020, 10:54 PM
max503's Avatar
max503 max503 is offline
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Illinois near STL
Posts: 1,209
Likes: 411
Liked 1,519 Times in 641 Posts
Default

I front pocket carry a j frame on the bike. Keeps sweat off the gun. It is slow to impossible to draw. You can always carry a foot long piece of rebar in your pocket if you need something quick to deploy.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #22  
Old 09-10-2020, 11:14 PM
bigwheelzip's Avatar
bigwheelzip bigwheelzip is online now
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 9,838
Likes: 12,979
Liked 28,071 Times in 6,442 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 6518John View Post
Why are they riding around at night with all of that firepower on bicycles?
Training. In general, the Swiss train their army among the civilian population in the countryside. Expansive Army bases for training don't exist, leading them to use towns for war games.
Those bicycle troops trained to cycle 200km in a day, with a 75kg load.

These were troops war gaming at the elementary school my friend's daughter worked at.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #23  
Old 09-10-2020, 11:34 PM
6518John's Avatar
6518John 6518John is offline
SWCA Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: May 2014
Location: AR—Town & Country
Posts: 5,562
Likes: 63,715
Liked 18,478 Times in 4,332 Posts
Default

Mary one other dumb question if you don’t mind? Do they use the bicycles to build stamina, i.e. simply for exercise? Or is that how the units would actually deploy in the event they were needed? Is there some advantage or strategy to using bicycle mounted troops? Tonight is the first I have ever seen or heard of such a force.
__________________
2020–Year of The Stinkbug
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #24  
Old 09-10-2020, 11:52 PM
bigwheelzip's Avatar
bigwheelzip bigwheelzip is online now
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 9,838
Likes: 12,979
Liked 28,071 Times in 6,442 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 6518John View Post
Do they use the bicycles to build stamina, i.e. simply for exercise? Or is that how the units would actually deploy in the event they were needed? Is there some advantage or strategy to using bicycle mounted troops?
They had deployed troops on official purpose built bicycles from 1905 to 2001. These were special forces equivalent to our Rangers.
The nation has an excellent 65,000km marked trail system which would allow these troops to stealthily move about the country off-road on bicycles. This is critical, since one of the planned defenses is the blocking or destruction of roadway infrastructure.
A Swiss trail intersection:
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #25  
Old 09-11-2020, 12:54 AM
johngalt johngalt is offline
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: St. Paul (smokey!) MN
Posts: 3,927
Likes: 422
Liked 3,922 Times in 1,602 Posts
Default

I was out riding one day, saw a bored officer directing traffic, so I stopped for a chat. I asked him what kind of holster their bicycle officers used. He said their regular duty holster.
__________________
Common sense isn't so common.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #26  
Old 09-11-2020, 01:26 AM
roguegamma roguegamma is online now
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Grants Pass, Oregon
Posts: 145
Likes: 24
Liked 187 Times in 79 Posts
Default

The Japanese army used bicycle mounted infantry very successfully in their invasion and occupation of The British and Dutch East Indies.

On another note, my retired father used to ride his mountain bike on a short rural loop around the same time each day. Three or four times within a week or so a lowlife in a beat-up car harassed him on his rides by crossing head-on into his lane and running him into the ditch while spitting at him and yelling threats. My dad began riding with a 6" Model 629 mounted in a holster on the bike frame. He thankfully never saw his antagonist again, but he said he got some strange looks from passing motorists.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #27  
Old 09-11-2020, 06:14 AM
Ivan the Butcher Ivan the Butcher is online now
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Harlem, Ohio
Posts: 9,074
Likes: 11,647
Liked 13,641 Times in 5,036 Posts
Default

In post 11 I described how I carry cycling. It gets notice by those that know and the sheeple never see it.

At lunch one day a couple of University Police officers were talking out loud about a gun that could be seen inside/under clothing. Since we have open carry and a CCW, they decided (out loud) that there was no problem. (One was the Assistant Chief, who I've talked with for 35 years when he was City LEO/Detective. and was sending signals to his guys not to hassle the old guy!)

We ride mostly on "Rails to trails", but will use lightly traveled roads, I haven't had a people problem yet, I'm worried about dogs!

Nobody today will ever start a dog gun thread, but 100 to 140 years ago "Bicycle guns" and holsters were major marketing topics!

As for belt fed weapons, we decided that our lone 3 wheel recumbent rider gets to mount the M-60!

Ivan
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #28  
Old 09-11-2020, 09:20 AM
gwpercle's Avatar
gwpercle gwpercle is offline
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Baton Rouge, La.
Posts: 5,054
Likes: 4,497
Liked 5,077 Times in 2,465 Posts
Default

I did a search on the term " bicycle bags" ...Amazon has a nice selection of little saddle bags that mount to the top center frame ...easy for you to access and compact size . waterproof , two pouches .
Or they have handle bar mounted bags . A small one with easy access front zipper would do nicely .
Thinking about a small waterproof bag on a bike ...that would be a good place to put wallet , keys , cell phone , handgun while riding ...keep everything sweat free.
I bet local bike shop would have bags you could look at and see how roomy they were .
Gary
__________________
Certified Cajun
NRA Member
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 09-11-2020, 11:22 AM
rich5674 rich5674 is offline
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 372
Likes: 167
Liked 310 Times in 163 Posts
Default Is that for real?

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigwheelzip View Post
Like these Swiss bicycle infantry.



Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Tapatalk
Needs a handlebar mounted Uzi
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 09-11-2020, 11:26 AM
rich5674 rich5674 is offline
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 372
Likes: 167
Liked 310 Times in 163 Posts
Default No off body on a bike

I’m a avid bicyclist and motorcycle rider. I wouldn’t off body carry. It’s too easy for a assailant to dismount you via hit from behind, stick in the spokes or sudden punch in the face as you’re on coming.
I’m from Brooklyn. Seen all 3 done.
Reply With Quote
The Following 7 Users Like Post:
  #31  
Old 09-11-2020, 11:34 AM
Imissedagain's Avatar
Imissedagain Imissedagain is offline
US Veteran
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: South Florida
Posts: 1,333
Likes: 509
Liked 1,207 Times in 610 Posts
Default

I have carried a Ruger 357 snub in the bag but did that for fun.
I always ride my bikes wearing my bike shorts and a loose fitting pair of thin cargo shorts over them with the LCP/DeSantis in the big pocket.
Wish they had an absolutely safe bike lane from South Florida to the Colorado Rockies.
Attached Thumbnails
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?-0c9d3b00-a7f4-4196-83d7-0a17c2ae8010-jpg  
__________________
Have Fun/Stay Safe

Last edited by Imissedagain; 09-11-2020 at 11:39 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 09-11-2020, 11:50 AM
JJEH's Avatar
JJEH JJEH is offline
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 6,376
Likes: 11,360
Liked 6,185 Times in 2,186 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigwheelzip View Post
Sorry, I didn't get it, or see the movie.
I was just trying to be funny, seeing them soldier riding in line and singing a happy song
__________________
Jorge
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #33  
Old 09-11-2020, 11:59 AM
smoothshooter smoothshooter is online now
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 771
Likes: 43
Liked 770 Times in 354 Posts
Default

I have 2 small waist packs that my wife ordered online for about $10 each. Work great. One is a light gray color, and the other is a two- tone light/dark gray.
Do not buy anything that looks “ tactical “, or colored black, military green, desert tan, or camo of any kind.

Buy something that looks like what a Liberal pacifist would wear.

Last edited by smoothshooter; 09-11-2020 at 11:22 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #34  
Old 09-11-2020, 01:17 PM
max503's Avatar
max503 max503 is offline
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Illinois near STL
Posts: 1,209
Likes: 411
Liked 1,519 Times in 641 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
I was out riding one day, saw a bored officer directing traffic, so I stopped for a chat. I asked him what kind of holster their bicycle officers used. He said their regular duty holster.
I bought a tight fitting pancake holster for my J Frame but have never used it. Where I ride it's pretty civilized. A J frame in the pocket is all I need.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 09-11-2020, 02:22 PM
ContinentalOp's Avatar
ContinentalOp ContinentalOp is offline
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 5,371
Likes: 10,188
Liked 10,101 Times in 3,422 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
I was out riding one day, saw a bored officer directing traffic, so I stopped for a chat. I asked him what kind of holster their bicycle officers used. He said their regular duty holster.
They're also in uniform and carrying openly, something OP may not want to do.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 09-11-2020, 05:28 PM
Mzuri Mzuri is offline
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 175
Likes: 84
Liked 217 Times in 66 Posts
Default

If you wear a cycling jersey while you ride, one option is to use a small autoloader in a pocket holster in the right pocket (assuming you are right handed and have the shoulder mobility to reach into your jersey pockets). I know at least two people who do this, one because he told me, the other because it was printing so badly through the spandex that I could just about read the serial number on the gun That's legal here so it was not a big deal. But it's always in reach, it's on your body, and the jersey will keep it from bouncing around. If I were to carry while riding that's how I would do it.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 09-11-2020, 10:48 PM
woodsltc's Avatar
woodsltc woodsltc is offline
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Tennessee, USA
Posts: 3,927
Likes: 4,196
Liked 5,072 Times in 1,817 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ContinentalOp View Post
Don't know if this will help, but when I would go jogging I'd use a small fanny pack holster
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rule3 View Post
Fanny or Gut pack.
I ride a bicycle a lot in the warm months and I've used a "Bagmaster" waist-pack for years. Actually I use the waist-pack for CC most of the time, especially when I wear shorts. It's convenient and well built out of cordura nylon. I don't worry about the sweat & I sweat a lot. I mostly carry a Glock 27 or a Kahr P380 and I just clean/oil them when needed.

Don
__________________
Laus Deo! <><

Last edited by woodsltc; 09-15-2020 at 07:28 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #38  
Old 09-12-2020, 04:03 AM
S-W4EVER's Avatar
S-W4EVER S-W4EVER is offline
US Veteran
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 473
Likes: 2,210
Liked 466 Times in 170 Posts
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by ContinentalOp View Post
They're also in uniform and carrying openly, something OP may not want to do.
Sometimes open carry isn’t as obvious as you’d think. I remember a few years ago (when I was still on the job) looking at an older guy on a bicycle (wearing helmet, spandex, etc.) ride by and he had what appeared to be a J frame in a holster on his beltline. The Officer I was talking to and I both noticed it but I doubt most people would have. (We thought he was pretty smart and no sane person would have felt threatened.)

I’ve also seen men open carry when walking with their wives in their neighborhood in the evening. Our community is safe thanks to all these armed citizens.

BTW, stainless steel is the way to go if you’re worried about corrosion.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 09-12-2020, 05:23 AM
walnutred walnutred is offline
US Veteran
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 4,018
Likes: 170
Liked 1,994 Times in 715 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gwpercle View Post
I did a search on the term " bicycle bags" ...Amazon has a nice selection of little saddle bags that mount to the top center frame ...easy for you to access and compact size . waterproof , two pouches .
Or they have handle bar mounted bags . A small one with easy access front zipper would do nicely .
Thinking about a small waterproof bag on a bike ...that would be a good place to put wallet , keys , cell phone , handgun while riding ...keep everything sweat free.
I bet local bike shop would have bags you could look at and see how roomy they were .
Gary
Watch how you mount a top bar bag. You don't want it to interfere with your cables.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 09-12-2020, 10:33 AM
max503's Avatar
max503 max503 is offline
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Illinois near STL
Posts: 1,209
Likes: 411
Liked 1,519 Times in 641 Posts
Default

I ride a lot and I carry. My town is safe and civilized, so pocket carry works for me. If I needed quicker access I would go with a fanny pack or something of that style carry. Things like that don't draw a lot of attention if you are on a bicycle.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #41  
Old 09-12-2020, 05:50 PM
ladder13 ladder13 is online now
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: NC
Posts: 23,677
Likes: 33,789
Liked 32,569 Times in 11,084 Posts
Default

My Seecamp 380 goes right here, along with my cell.


__________________
In memory of Labworm
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #42  
Old 09-12-2020, 08:13 PM
max503's Avatar
max503 max503 is offline
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Illinois near STL
Posts: 1,209
Likes: 411
Liked 1,519 Times in 641 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rich5674 View Post
I’m a avid bicyclist and motorcycle rider. I wouldn’t off body carry. It’s too easy for a assailant to dismount you via hit from behind, stick in the spokes or sudden punch in the face as you’re on coming.
I’m from Brooklyn. Seen all 3 done.
I've had the stick in the spokes done to me as a kid. Very sneaky and very effective. Don't carry off-body on a bike.
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 09-12-2020, 10:29 PM
Whit Whit is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Baytown, Texas
Posts: 199
Likes: 26
Liked 262 Times in 57 Posts
Default

Thanks for all the responses. Much to ponder. One option I looked at was the Kelty bag. Unfortunately it appears the only version still available is the left handed bag. Also unfortunately I am right handed. There is a suitable answer to carry, I’m sure. In fact since I originally began this post I’ve given some thought to pepper spray. My main concern is dogs, not humans. Don’t really want to shoot someone’s pet that they don’t keep secure in their yard. However, I don’t mind stinging the dog with pepper. Might teach him/her to stay in their yard since their owners have not done so.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #44  
Old 09-13-2020, 04:17 PM
Robspeire Robspeire is online now
US Veteran
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: East TN
Posts: 301
Likes: 677
Liked 484 Times in 166 Posts
Default

I wear an Air Marshall 3 by Kangaroo Carry. Do a search . Have 1 button removed on a few of my shirts. In event of a trouble easy to feign a heart attack & grab chest while doubled over and pull out Shield. Also carry bear spray since I have had a couple of encounters while mountain biking in the Smokey Mountains.

Last edited by Robspeire; 09-13-2020 at 04:19 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 09-13-2020, 04:57 PM
Aggie1906's Avatar
Aggie1906 Aggie1906 is offline
US Veteran
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Great Lakes
Posts: 112
Likes: 1,629
Liked 127 Times in 70 Posts
Default

Reading this, or a similar thread a few months back. I looked for a little waist pack on eBay. Cheap, neoprene, two pockets, and pretty tight so it will not bounce. Did not like pistol in front pocket for biking, even in the cargo shorts I favor. Not a biking shorts kind of old guy.
Just room for an LCP or P3AT in one pocket. I already have a handlebar bag that I use for other stuff, and find it very handy. I agree with negative off body comments here. Loved the Swiss Army stuff!
Knew a guy who was in their Army. He liked 9MM subguns, but so did
all of Europe when I was there. Hated it when they pointed at or swept me. But back then I was all about my main battle rifle.
__________________
It's what I do, not what I am.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #46  
Old 09-15-2020, 02:37 PM
flagman1776's Avatar
flagman1776 flagman1776 is offline
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 2,004
Likes: 2,517
Liked 1,657 Times in 696 Posts
Default

My reservation with off body carry... rather like my horseback forays in the past... is you can't step behind a bush or any of a 1000 things that make you step away from your ride for just a moment.
IMHO, you need to be able to discreetly take it with you. It needs to be part of your plan, because surely that day will come. A pouch that you can transfer, sling over your shoulder or other wise take with you is fine.
__________________
NRA LIFE
Reserve Officer 9yrs
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #47  
Old 09-23-2020, 09:57 PM
happyhunter1911 happyhunter1911 is offline
Member
Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ? Off Body Carry On A Bicycle ?  
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: South Central PA
Posts: 27
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

I've been riding some this summer. I could like carry in a 5.11 backpack. But I don't have one or the dough for one. I have a selection of good IWB holsters. My set up of choice is a Mitch Rosen belt and a Sparks VM2 holster for my Smith 640. I wear the belt and holster under my bike shorts. Just wrap the belt around me buckle it and pull the shorts up over it. Wear a T shirt and the gun disappears even when bent over on a bike. I carry the speed loader in a Camelback backpack with wallet and phone and first aid kit. A suggestion that works for me.

Have a Good Day,
HH
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Carry Off of Body xfarfuldog Gun Leather & Carry Gear 47 07-14-2020 06:02 PM
Any body else seen this happen to there carry Srruger762 The Lounge 21 09-21-2019 04:53 PM
Body Guard Airweight old carry piece bulletslap S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 5 08-12-2018 04:00 PM
Off Body Carry vs Inside Waistband. I NEED ADVICE marathonrunner Concealed Carry & Self Defense 28 11-10-2014 09:57 AM
Bicycle Q 7tenz The Lounge 2 07-23-2011 01:04 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:30 PM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)