Anyone pack when you ride?

SeaEngine

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I would love a 9mm to carry for longer rides. It's tough getting a CCW license in California. @20over How do you carry yours while riding?
 

PC12driver

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Better to have it and not need it...that’s what the tank holster, I mean tank bag is for right?


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Mitch

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I do not carry every day, but when I travel into regions beyond, I am comforted to have a side arm with me. I do not ever expect to have to use it, but that's what insurance is for.

I like a lot of them........Glock 19 Gen 5, S&W M&P Shield, Springfield XD-S, and the Kahr CM9 is a great value in a small package.
 
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LeRoi

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H&K VP-40, everywhere I go. Usually keep it in the tank bag, I don't want it 'on' me if I go down on a trail ride.
 

_relz_

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I ride with a Glock19 always. When I'm on the road, it's just stuck in the back of my jeans so it's easy enough to access if needed (I admit that I pray I won't part with it if get thrown off in an accident, wouldn't want to lose it and let it get in the wrong hands).
When dirt riding, I usually stick it in my small back pack.

BTW (slightly different issue, but same concern for me) I also learned from a friend, who learned this the hard way, to always have my mobile phone on my body (e.g. in a jacket pocket) when road riding... He had an accident at night, and flew into a ditch with a broken leg. His mobile phone was on his bike only a short distance away, but he couldn't reach it in order to call for help. Took hours for someone to finally find him...
 

Graves

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That’s basically how we lost Kurt Caselli, his Spot was attached to the bike.

BTW (slightly different issue, but same concern for me) I also learned from a friend, who learned this the hard way, to always have my mobile phone on my body (e.g. in a jacket pocket) when road riding... He had an accident at night, and flew into a ditch with a broken leg. His mobile phone was on his bike only a short distance away, but he couldn't reach it in order to call for help. Took hours for someone to finally find him...
 
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Cuchulainn

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That’s basically how we lost Kurt Caselli, his Spot was attached to the bike.

Yeah, I always have my inReach securely on my person rather than on the bike.

Spot, InReach or PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) is a much more reliable option than a phone too, which will likely not have cell service when/where you need it most.


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Graves

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I believe that they had it mounted to the bike due to rider changes.

Yeah, I always have my inReach securely on my person rather than on the bike.

Spot, InReach or PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) is a much more reliable option than a phone too, which will likely not have cell service when/where you need it most.


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Cuchulainn

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I believe that they had it mounted to the bike due to rider changes.

Could be. That’s why my wife and I decided to each get one. Didn’t want to leave one on the bike or one of us not have one. It also gives us the ability to text each other if we are separated for some reason without needing cell service.

We have one of the bigger Explorer + units with the maps, etc. and one of the tiny Mini units.


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Wrap your head around this
The late great Kurt Caselli.

Could be. That’s why my wife and I decided to each get one. Didn’t want to leave one on the bike or one of us not have one. It also gives us the ability to text each other if we are separated for some reason without needing cell service.

We have one of the bigger Explorer + units with the maps, etc. and one of the tiny Mini units.


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SHUMBA

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Wrap your head around this
The late great Kurt Caselli.
Hmmm...pack???
R U packin heat, is that whatcha y'all refuren to ??
We can pack up here in Canada, but just don't get caught, as well there's no need to...
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playinatwork

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I'm leaving on a backcountry trip next week thru Grizzly country in Idaho and Montana. I'd like to carry but my only 2 choices are a small 38 or a 12ga. Bullpup. Anyone know a good mounting method for this? I don't think the 38 will be much help if I need it. 1627053534483.png
 

BillG

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I carry all the time. I rode a week in Idaho last summer and across Idaho last month. Carry the 38. I didn't see any bears and having killed 4 black bears with a bow and arrow I've been up close and personal with many bears. Use +p hollow point ammo but yelling at the bear or banging pans will probably scare them off. Avoid sows with cubs and keep your distance. Don't run from them use you head and keep your distance. Idaho is a wonderful place to ride. Have fun and enjoy. BTW I carried a 38 in Alaska while bow hunting for Caribou.
 
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