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  1. #51
    Quote Originally Posted by NCIC105 View Post
    I carry as I always do.....Inside the belt line.
    Does your jacket ever ride up?

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    You will either be grabbing hard on the throttle or you will be off the bike shooting. Not both. Carry as normal and learn to get out of a situation first. If you find you need to shoot, then off the bike and take cover.
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    Sometimes but my shirt will still conceal the weapon.

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    I don't think that people here are fully appreciating what can happen on a bike that is not necessarily the Terminator or Machete "riding and gunning" their way through a major city. Consider other possible scenarios:

    1. You stop on a backroad at a stop sign, look both ways and are about to proceed when you are struck from behind just hard enough to knock you from your bike. You regain your composure and pick yourself up, approaching the driver to exchange information, only to realize that the driver and his passenger, who exited with a gun, intend to take your bike and leave you a pedestrian.

    2. Your waiting at a stop light as three friends cross the crosswalk. Just as they reach the end and are about to step onto the sidewalk, the largest grabs you and yanks you off your bike, the smallest grabs the bike, and the final one pulls a knife.

    3. You've been riding for hours and you pick a convenience store at random to stop and get a drink. You pull into a parking spot and kick the stand into position. Unfortunately, the store was chosen by a flash mob about two minutes before you arrived and they are now exiting the store as you remove yourself from your bike. However, four or five of the guys in the mob think your bike would be fun to ride around the neighborhood and the rest of the mob decides to convince you with fists and clubs.

    Convoluted? Sure. Unlikely? Maybe. But the point is that you should be able to draw your weapon on your motorcycle the same as if you are walking down the street. You are much more exposed on a motorcycle, especially when in traffic (multiple so if you won't or are in states that make illegal lane splitting) or at a stoplight or sign than in a closeable, lockable car, van or SUV. Having a gun in your saddle bags or where you can't draw it immediately on your body may leave you undefended when you need it most or, even worse, arm the motorcycle thief that successfully steals your bike!

    Flash mobs are just one example of how criminal behavior is evolving, and even though it sounds cliche, we even have to expect the unexpected. That which sounds ridiculous today will be standard criminal practice tomorrow, and I want to keep my life and my bike.
    Edmund Burke: “The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.” – 1784 speech. Taken from Founding Fathers Notes. "The unarmed man is not just defenseless -- he is also contemptible." Machiavelli

  6. #55
    The biggest issue I was having is IWB my jacket and shirt would ride up in the wind. Thus showing off my (very accurate and one lucky draw) Llama 380.

    Now I can use a shoulder rig. But I noticed that throws my weight and ability to stretch off.

    I tried with a counter weighted shoulder and it was better but I still can't move as much.

    OWB shows like bird excrement on a black car.

    The last point is. If I'm knocked off my bike I can't grab outta my tank bag or my saddle bag.

    And no. I can't use a pocket holster because I ride a cafe racer classic bike. So even my asthma inhaler falls out of my pocket.

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    This is my ride (I'm taking the picture.)
    It's a 1989 Yamaha Radian 600 cafe racer.

    It will do 90 with a tail wind.
    80 any other day.
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    Try a jacket with an elastic waistband or a velcro strap in the waistband. That should hold your jacket down. You could always have a velcro strap sewed into the waistband on the jackets you currently have. That will keep it from riding up.

  9. #58
    I have an elastic but even still if you couldn't tell I don't have a windshield so I have full force at me. And being I have a longer abdomen when I lean forward it comes up a little.

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    I drive an 82 seca and my holster is counter weighted with two mags inside my jacket and it fits the bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by nraynes View Post
    I have an elastic but even still if you couldn't tell I don't have a windshield so I have full force at me. And being I have a longer abdomen when I lean forward it comes up a little.
    As others have said you might be better served with a shoulder rig..

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