There’s no “one size fits all” approach to riding a motorcycle with a concealed carry pistol. A lot of how you can learn to be comfortable riding a motorcycle with your CC pistol is taking a look at how you’re situated on the bike.
The three basic seating configurations (with a lot of varying extremes) are:
- Forward leaning
- Backward leaning
Depending on your motorcycle ride style, this will change where you can fit a concealed carry pistol in your waistband. And overall, we do recommend you ride with an Inside the Waistband (IWB) holster that offers high-retention. Wherever you wind up holstering, make sure it’s in a place that will stay with you no matter where the bike goes.
1. Forward Leaning Motorcycle Concealed Carry Styles (Racing, etc.)
Motorcycles that require you to maintain a strong forward leaning position can make it tricky to keep it on an Inside the Waistband (IWB) concealed carry holster. For these situations, if you’re able to get a pocket holster and fit it to the inside chest of your jacket, you can reasonably guarantee it’s secured.
The only other available space is behind the back in a radical 5 o’clock or 6 o’clock position. In terms of concealed carry holster placement, this isn’t particularly ideal. Unfortunately, it will print heavily depending on how you ride. It’s also not in the most secure location for high speed and sharp maneuvering.
If you think you’ll be traveling at a fast rate of speed and making sharp turns, secure your pistol in a pocket holster secured within the chest pocket of a thick motorcycle jacket.