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    Carrying on a motorcycle is no different in most states than carrying in a car. Now for the states that you're traveling though that your state does not have reciprocity with and your bike does not have a locking tour pack or locking saddle bags and you are using a tank bag, you will need to have your gun or guns unloaded and in a box that’s designed to carry a pistol have a trigger lock on it, you then can place it in your tank bag. The ammo has to be in a different place, so you can place the ammo in your unlocked saddle bag.
    For carry I like the IWB holster from Cross Breed, it's the most comfortable holster I have ever used bar none! If your shirt or jacket/vest comes to your belt while riding it will not be seen. I also use on occasion my Miami classic shoulder harness from Galco. If you have a compact pistol like a Glock 27 you can use an ankle glove that’s very comfortable, Galco makes this as well but it would be very difficult to get your weapon if you're straddling your bike, I use this only as my back up weapon.
    Be safe out there live to ride, ride to live!

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    I have a Police B Jacket from San Diego Leather ( San Diego Leather Discounts 1000's of Biker, Bomber & Outerwear Leather Jackets) that I use. They make most of the jackets for the CHP & LAPD & come with a very roomy inside gun pocket. They custom made mine & I got a liner that you can remove for warmer weather. Also being made in the USA is a big plus for me.

    Navy32man, How does that Crossbreed Work out on the bike ? Ive been thinking about getting one for the really hot days.

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    The Cross Breed holster works great when riding. You don't even know it's there. It's the most comfortable holster I have ever owned.

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    The best way I've found to carry on the bike is in a 5.11 holster shirt or a leather CCW vest from Roma Leather. The Coronado vests are really nice, but really spendy. The Roma vest goes for $90. Here's a link to the vest:

    Concealment Vest from Roma Leather
    "When the outflow exceeds the inflow, the upkeep becomes the downfall"

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    Default CCW while riding...

    I know it's not CCW, but I use a RAM mount attachment on my bike. The reason I like this is it allows me to draw with either hand (potentially Very important whether riding or stopped: while riding, you can use your clutch hand and if stopped you can use your throttle hand.)





    When I'm not riding, I have a Fobus paddle holster the XD goes in. Fits nicely under my 3/4 length jacket and doesn't show very much (unless you wear a short waist-coat, then IWB might be your best bet).

    If you prefer a holster (or your state won't allow open carry), I'd suggest carrying weak-side cross-draw. This "should" allow the weapon to be drawn with either hand (for the above reasons).


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    Quote Originally Posted by HootmonSccy View Post
    I am a motorcyclist and will soon have my Conceal permit..
    Any advice on carrying while on the bike?
    Traveling through other states.. (You know we don't have "Consoles, glove compartment, and trunks")
    I know how to look up laws in other states, but sometimes I'm a little confused as to how it applies to a motorcyclist.

    When I travel any real distance I have a tank bag with me and saddlebags (Non-locking)
    I intend to IWB most of the time, but is there any issue with this on the bike??

    I'm interested in everyone's opinion on this..
    Thanx
    From my own experience, I find, that since the list of States that recognize your States permit,
    can change, both gains and losses... (1) Always review your list prior to travel...(2) Although you
    might not think it necessary, for all the States, listed, that you will be going through, and your permit is
    NOT recognized, call ahead to the State Police, tell them you're permitted, and let them know how you will be traveling... specifying the "Bike" ( be sure to get their name), and how to best comply with their laws...Ive found, that they are very cooperative..the reason being, it seems, that Cops are cops, and if your State thinks you are a good guy/girl, and issues a permit, they suspect that you, too, are at least reasonable... All that being said, they will tell you how to procede..that can be to include, locked in a box, etc....
    I too ride, and have done so for about 51 years.... I have travel bags, and in particular, I have a pocket
    behind my seat.. I keep mine there, in areas that wish your weapon NOT TO BE ON YOUR PERSON, and not to be in immediate reach.. and, so far, I've been successful...Most States have what's called a
    "Peaceful Journey" and will allow a loaded weapon in your vehicle.. but do remember that with that, comes stipulations.. Like once you stop to go into a gas station or store, you are no longer considered passing through... (Yeah weird)
    As to concealment, and security, a shoulder holster will seem like a good way to go, but bear in mind
    weather.... Are you going to be able to skin down for a restaurant, or truck stop, and still be concealed....
    If you aren't going to be traveling in the "Chilly", then you will want to be in a t-shirt....All the above
    provides problems... So I choose to use a "Smart Carry Holster".. It provides deep concealment, and I Promise, I can get to mine, in a hurry.... NOW, though, it sounds like slapping leather against a weapon already in play... that aint' gonna fly.. When seated on Mr. Scooter, you will find it difficult to draw it, regardless of the ads... but after getting used to mine, I have switched to it, exclusively...
    That being said, if you are shot at when riding, you are in deep **** anyway, and might indicate that you did
    something to draw that attention...
    Okay, I have one more thought for you...." I REFUSE TO VACATION ANYWHERE THAT DOES NOT
    EVEN ALLOW, AT LEAST A "PEACEFUL JOURNEY" and I don't care who that pisses off in Illinois or Wisconsin..
    There is my short story, and I hope it gives you food for thought.. "Smiley"

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    Quote Originally Posted by navy32man View Post
    Carrying on a motorcycle is no different in most states than carrying in a car. Now for the states that you're traveling though that your state does not have reciprocity with and your bike does not have a locking tour pack or locking saddle bags and you are using a tank bag, you will need to have your gun or guns unloaded and in a box thatís designed to carry a pistol have a trigger lock on it, you then can place it in your tank bag. The ammo has to be in a different place, so you can place the ammo in your unlocked saddle bag.
    For carry I like the IWB holster from Cross Breed, it's the most comfortable holster I have ever used bar none! If your shirt or jacket/vest comes to your belt while riding it will not be seen. I also use on occasion my Miami classic shoulder harness from Galco. If you have a compact pistol like a Glock 27 you can use an ankle glove thatís very comfortable, Galco makes this as well but it would be very difficult to get your weapon if you're straddling your bike, I use this only as my back up weapon.
    Be safe out there live to ride, ride to live!
    Okay, my experience is probably not important to some people... but even in the States, that have
    no reciprocity with your State, a simple call ahead makes all the difference in the world..
    And there are only a very few States that will require a locked box.. but if you have a tour bike, and
    all the locking compartments in the world, then by all means...Lock them up and be safe..Another thing,
    a running fire fight off a Scooter, is not safe, and potentially non-productive...
    I run a Cruiser, with no locking bags, and the seat pocket on the riders back has sufficed for me in almost
    all the places I've chosen to go, that didn't recognize our permit...The State Police will give you the best thoughts on carrying in their respective States (be sure to get the Officers Name, that goes a long way in the eyes of the local constabulary, as well)..... I won't go to any of the States the do not recognize "any state permits, and I don't care who that pisses off in ILLINOIS OR WISCONSIN....

    Nothing I have said in this reply was, in any way intended to offend, it's just another point of view, and
    with 51 years of bike travel, I've seen lots of things... Incidentally, I am a Retired Police Officer..

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    Ok to answer your question. I ride a motorcycle almost every day and carry concealed almost every time. What works for me is that I have a leather jacket with what is called a pistol pocket. Email me if you need a link or more explanation.

    Basically it is a snap and zippered pocket on the left outside front of the jacket. It is very large and can carry almost anything. It is very convenient and is big enough that the pistol sits almost under your left arm.

    I hope this helps bro. And join BAM as soon as you can. What is BAM yes it is free.
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    I ride a GoldWing Trike so I am fortunate in that I can lock the Trunk and the Cargo Area in the Trike. I separate the weapon and the ammo (gun in Trunk and ammo in Cargo)when going into a state that does not recognize GA Carry Permit. In GA I carry in a paddle holster in the open or under my jacket, depending on the weather. In your case, I would get 2 lockable bags that you can strap on the bike and put one of the items in each. Might seem cumbersome but could save you some jail time. Just MHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin View Post
    Ok to answer your question. I ride a motorcycle almost every day and carry concealed almost every time. What works for me is that I have a leather jacket with what is called a pistol pocket. Email me if you need a link or more explanation.

    Basically it is a snap and zippered pocket on the left outside front of the jacket. It is very large and can carry almost anything. It is very convenient and is big enough that the pistol sits almost under your left arm.

    I hope this helps bro. And join BAM as soon as you can. What is BAM yes it is free.
    How long have you been a member of BAM and how many times have you been called to assist?

    Gulf Coast, Floriduh
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