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statistic6
06-30-2011, 23:22
So I recently purchased my first bike, a Suzuki GSXR 750. I tested driving down the high way going about 70 mph and my shirt began to flutter around revealing my G19. I carry IWB at the 4 o'clock position. So, I then tried my wife's G26 with the same disappointing results. Anyone able to pull this off? I am in San Antonio and I was in ABUs so it was a thicker fabric if that matters.

bmylesk
06-30-2011, 23:28
So I recently purchased my first bike, a Suzuki GSXR 750. I tested driving down the high way going about 70 mph and my shirt began to flutter around revealing my G19. I carry IWB at the 4 o'clock position. So, I then tried my wife's G26 with the same disappointing results. Anyone able to pull this off? I am in San Antonio and I was in ABUs so it was a thicker fabric if that matters.

1) congrats on the bike, my first was a gsxr 600. best bike you can ever get

2) i wouldn't worry about it so much. although when i was in the military, even when i was off base i didn't carry in uniform. but in civi's i didn't care, when i got off my bike i just adjusted and went about my biz.

MrVvrroomm
06-30-2011, 23:47
Wear the proper protective equipment and you'll have no problem concealing your 19.

Goldendog Redux
07-01-2011, 00:04
Put your wife wearing a bikini on the back of the bike.

thefenux
07-01-2011, 00:11
I read a story a month or so ago about a guy on a bike in Stillwater, OK getting pulled over for it (http://www.okshooters.com/showthread.php?102213-Got-detained-by-stillwater-pd-today-for-brandishing&highlight=stillwater+brandishing).

However, Stillwater is a strange little town. I lived there for about 3 years and got pulled over for the stupidest of reasons about 6 times. I think the cops there have nothing better to do. (Since moving back to a larger city about six years ago, I've only been pulled over for valid reasons, like speeding.)

If it were me, I would consider wearing a tucked in shirt, at least while on the bike. Or possibly even a tucked undershirt over the gun. I can't think of any solutions that would work well in the summer.

smokeross
07-01-2011, 01:38
I ride with that baby right there on my hip. Right out in the open. They're usually blinded by all the chrome on my Victory anyway.
Try wearing one of those stupid clown masks when you ride. That should distract them from eyeing your piece.

TxGlock9
07-01-2011, 04:06
Mines a K9 750.. When I carry my pistols I don't care if the shirts flies up.

Bruce M
07-01-2011, 05:22
Jacket/vest might help

Myke_Hart
07-01-2011, 05:29
I pocket carry on my gsxr750, seems to be the only thing comfortable.

Motorcycle jackets are tight in the waist... and I have a lot of waist. :whistling:

00 GSXR750
http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll264/myke_hart/Motorcycles/IMG_2168.jpg

When I ride my touring bike, I will pop a full size gun in my rear trunk or side boxes, as well as carry one in my pocket.

08 Concours
http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll264/myke_hart/Motorcycles/IMG_1816.jpg

gatorboy
07-01-2011, 05:38
Could you put a small cloth bag/sack with elastic draw strings over it? Something like the bag's that come with GPS's and the like? It'll still show but be covered and be impossible to tell what it is as you go by at 150 mph. Good luck and ride safe.

Chaos88
07-01-2011, 05:50
Underarmor is your friend here. Its tight on your skin but makes it a lot less obvious than a black gun on skin

dregotglock
07-01-2011, 08:12
1) congrats on the bike, my first was a gsxr 600. best bike you can ever get

2) i wouldn't worry about it so much. although when i was in the military, even when i was off base i didn't carry in uniform. but in civi's i didn't care, when i got off my bike i just adjusted and went about my biz.



He is in Tx - no printing.

I ride a hd and picked up a leather vest with internal holster pockets. I am sure there are options similar for you. If you are having an issue with this you might want to consider your carry position and move it closer to the front.

I can tell you from first hand experience you will get stopped by leo in Tx if they see it. I was in a group of about 10 riders - leo pulled over one of the guys in the middle due to his vest flapping and showing his xd40 at 4 o'clock. He received the most stern warning I have ever seen without someone actually getting a ticket or put to the ground.

good luck and be safe

TedG
07-01-2011, 08:40
Once, when I crashed, I had a Leatherman on my belt at 4:00. My right hip is one of the many places that absorbed bouncing off the asphalt. Luckily, the Leatherman didn't crack my hip, but my leg turned black all the way down to my foot from the bruising. I can imagine what would have resulted from a pistol. So, think about how you carry your sidearm.

I know, I know. You won't crash. But you know what they say... "There are two kinds of riders... those that have crashed, and those that will.

Stay safe.

FAS1
07-01-2011, 08:55
Besides being beat up by your gun if you do take a fall and it's on your person, the other dilemma is where on the bike can you secure it if needed? Maybe you want to go out with a group of friends riding your bikes and you can't take your weapon in some of the establishments you might make a pit stop at. This would apply to most sport bikes and cruisers. It would be nice to have a secure and accessible place to keep your CCW when riding. Haven't seen any real good solutions yet.

scattershot
07-01-2011, 09:04
shoulder holster?

Texcowboy
07-01-2011, 09:05
I carry my G26, G33 or G36 in a DeSantis Insider in the appendix position with an untucked T Shirt while riding my Harley wearing either jeans or BDU pants. The DeSantis Insider sits very low with part of the grip being covered. Of course I am in the upright position while riding, if you have to lean way forward on a Sport Bike it may be uncomfortable.

I only carry in the 4 OClock position in cooler weather wearing a jacket and then with a Full Size or Compact Glock.
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b269/Texcowboy9/DynaMercedes.jpg
2003 Harley Dyna Low Rider Anniversary Edition (With Extras)

John Rambo
07-01-2011, 09:09
So I recently purchased my first bike, a Suzuki GSXR 750. I tested driving down the high way going about 70 mph and my shirt began to flutter around revealing my G19. I carry IWB at the 4 o'clock position. So, I then tried my wife's G26 with the same disappointing results. Anyone able to pull this off? I am in San Antonio and I was in ABUs so it was a thicker fabric if that matters.

Stop being a squid, put on some gear, and you won't have that issue. Seriously, what are you doing on your first bike at highway speeds without a jacket?

CitizenOfDreams
07-01-2011, 09:13
+1 for all the "wear your protective gear" comments. You will thank us later.

Glockdude1
07-01-2011, 09:19
shoulder holster?

:agree:

I use Miami Classic shoulder holster for riding my Suzuki. (under my jacket).

:cool:

BailRecoveryAgent
07-01-2011, 09:29
I open carry on the bike using my Galco Cop series holster with a thumb break. Its legal here though, and I've never been stopped because of it.

My friend that carries an LC9 in a Galco Stow N Go puts holster and all in his inside jacket pocket, and when we stop he just slips it back inside his waistband when he takes his jacket off. The same could be done with your G26, probably not your G19 though, unless you have big pockets on your jacket.

Javelin
07-01-2011, 09:46
I ride my Ninja 650 all the time with a little LCP.380 in my protective jacket front pocket. No printing even through the kevlar mesh...

http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/4379/ninja650054.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/6/ninja650054.jpg/)

sdsnet
07-01-2011, 10:03
I Pocket carry my LCP as well ...

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w28/sdsnet/Yamaha-FZ1.jpg

TedG
07-01-2011, 10:35
As long as we're all showin'.....

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i90/TedG954/Miscellaneous/1996Christine1.jpg

Glockdude1
07-01-2011, 10:39
http://i30.tinypic.com/2rpqrnk.jpg

2007 Bandit 1250S


:cool:

chammer
07-01-2011, 11:33
http://www.christian-hammer.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/daytona-675-1.jpg

2010 Triumph Daytona 675

I can't carry when wearing my 1pc leathers, but for normal everyday stuff with my jeans/jacket its right on my hip being openly carried. :)

smokeross
07-01-2011, 11:35
Besides being beat up by your gun if you do take a fall and it's on your person, the other dilemma is where on the bike can you secure it if needed? Maybe you want to go out with a group of friends riding your bikes and you can't take your weapon in some of the establishments you might make a pit stop at. This would apply to most sport bikes and cruisers. It would be nice to have a secure and accessible place to keep your CCW when riding. Haven't seen any real good solutions yet.


Try This!!!!

FyreCalG17
07-01-2011, 13:42
Mines a K9 750.. When I carry my pistols I don't care if the shirts flies up.
Local PD (BPD, JCSO, DPS) WILL PULL YOU OVER EVENTUALLY. Be careful, because even though you are licensed, by state law you MUST keep it concealed.

Take it easy.

tuf8seconds
07-01-2011, 17:25
I blew it...

tuf8seconds
07-01-2011, 17:31
Here it is...The one y'all have been waitin' to see...I raised the bull that them horns came from...I've had them horns on every bike I owned for the past 15 years....Me, the bike and that bull were all made in Texas!!!!!

K1tt3n5
07-01-2011, 21:50
The bikes I've owned in the past year or so
2007 zx6r

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m61/proto19/241444_1683290771733_1521510108_31325710_7088331_o.jpg

03 636

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m61/proto19/207987_1610270186264_1521510108_31223194_1707965_n.jpg

2007 R6

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m61/proto19/bike1.jpg

belial
07-01-2011, 22:22
I'm going to preface this by saying that I'm only giving you information that you might find helpful, not trying to imply any behavior.

Section 930, Title 18, United States Federal Criminal Code states "Possession of firearms and dangerous weapons in federal facilities, buildings, or installations is illegal. Anyone who attempts to or violates this provision shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than a year, or both."

While every base that I've been on has provisions for transporting weapons to and from base housing and/or the armory, they all pretty much say locked in a box and ammo seperated.

I've also never heard of anyone CC'ing in uniform, not positive but think that would be a big no-no also. Nothing specific about off duty, but AFI 31-207 does have info about CC.

Doughnutman_923
07-01-2011, 22:29
I'm in LE........and I'm not sure about the laws and ordinances in your area. But if that happened around here, the officer would be fired and you'd have too many apologies to even recognize. Plus, maybe, some money. This sounds very very very wrong. Like I said, I don't know the laws or ordinances ir your area. But if i was you, I would be getting myself an attorney and asking some questions as well as getting my knife back. Like I said, I'm in Law Enforcement and this sounds wrong to me. BUTTTTTTTTTTTTTT, depending of your laws, it may be right. Still, I'd do some digging.

TxGlock9
07-01-2011, 23:44
Local PD (BPD, JCSO, DPS) WILL PULL YOU OVER EVENTUALLY. Be careful, because even though you are licensed, by state law you MUST keep it concealed.

Take it easy.
Thanks. I'm about 1.5hours away from Houston so I'm sure it's same here in Bmt.

And while we're on the topic...since then I've put black shorty levers on..

Mine looks best..
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a160/kappaball/john.jpg

cuban11182
07-02-2011, 04:08
C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/cuban11182/IMAG0006.jpg
2009 Yamaha WR250X

Moved to Florida with a 2005 DRZ400SM. I missed having a "bigger" bike so I got this:
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/cuban11182/P3010064.jpg
2009 Aprilia Shiver 750. It's was only so much fun going fast in a straight line. So I picked up a 250 FI Supermoto.

Glockdude1
07-02-2011, 07:50
Thanks. I'm about 1.5hours away from Houston so I'm sure it's same here in Bmt.

And while we're on the topic...since then I've put black shorty levers on..

Mine looks best..
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a160/kappaball/john.jpg

You cruise up/down College st? I think i have seen that bike. I am in Beaumont as well.

:cool:

Glock Coma
07-02-2011, 07:56
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/cuban11182/P3010064.jpg
2009 Aprilia Shiver 750. It's was only so much fun going fast in a straight line.

Aprilias are my favorite bike. Im getting a shiver in a few months. I plan on carrying my 27 or my 23 in a Galco Miami shoulder holster.

Hugo R
07-02-2011, 08:09
http://i52.tinypic.com/2mquw7n.jpg

I carry with either a custom leather vest that holds my G26 and two spare mags or on a Galco Miami Classic...black of course!

HR:cool:

TxGlock9
07-02-2011, 10:45
You cruise up/down College st? I think i have seen that bike. I am in Beaumont as well.

:cool:
Sometimes but not much. I'm the only black gixxer let alone 750 in all of Bmt so it was probably me.

Dizzll
07-02-2011, 12:58
Sherpa Blackhawk paddle OC, wont fall out cuz of the locking mechanism. Here in Vegas, you see guys on bikes with G26's and 27's all the time. Also even if it is illegal to print etc where you are at, doesn't the national transportaion firearm act protect you until you pull over somewhere?

Texcowboy
07-02-2011, 14:04
Sherpa Blackhawk paddle OC, wont fall out cuz of the locking mechanism. Here in Vegas, you see guys on bikes with G26's and 27's all the time. Also even if it is illegal to print etc where you are at, doesn't the national transportaion firearm act protect you until you pull over somewhere?


National Transportation Firearm Act? Riding on a Motorcycle? I'm confused.

FyreCalG17
07-02-2011, 14:28
Thanks. I'm about 1.5hours away from Houston so I'm sure it's same here in Bmt.
It's definitely the same in Beaumont. I grew up there..

FyreCalG17
07-02-2011, 14:30
Sometimes but not much. I'm the only black gixxer let alone 750 in all of Bmt so it was probably me.
Good, now I know who to roll up behind and blast my siren for.

texas 48
07-02-2011, 14:34
Wear the proper protective equipment and you'll have no problem concealing your 19.
Seeing that u r in Minnesota and made that statement I am concluding that
you obviously havent been in San Antonio in June July or August. Leathers are not appropriate in 100+ temperatures.

FyreCalG17
07-02-2011, 14:36
Seeing that u r in Minnesota and made that statement I am concluding that
you obviously havent been in San Antonio in June July or August. Leathers are not appropriate in 100+ temperatures.
Sure they are, I wear them here in Houston all the time. Just make sure you punch a drain hole in the bottom so that the gallons of sweat can run out. :rofl:

Wetrudgeon
07-02-2011, 15:56
Bike "show and tell?" We'll play. This is the Beast:
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j223/Wetrudgeon/RocketPhotos012911005.jpg
Although our ride is relatively large, our carry pistol is small. For us in the heat of a Texas summer, pocket carry is clearly indicated. While a .380 auto is not suitable for military operations, we think it serves adequately as a hedge and shield against incarnate evil.

We trudge on.

Jackalo626
07-02-2011, 16:32
G27 in my upper jacket pocket of leather riding jacket. The people that ride with no gear blow my mind but to each their own. I just get tired of hearing "motoorcycles are dangerous, I know a guy that was killed on one" I ask them did they have a helmet on and almost always the say no so I can imagine the other lack of gear as well. I ask them also if they ever knew anyone that wrecked a car because I notice that it isn't stopping you driving a car...but her is my CBR 1000RR
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj256/Jackalo626/DSCN1209.jpg

Veedubklown
07-02-2011, 16:58
Try This!!!!
http://glocktalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=217444&d=1309541714

Not secured, don't want a hard tail, won't work well for 2 up, and it's not left handed.

Sure looks cool though :smoking:

The leather wrapped pipe is sweet. You got more pix of this bike? Diggin the western theme.

Glockdude1
07-02-2011, 16:58
I ask them also if they ever knew anyone that wrecked a car because I notice that it isn't stopping you driving a car...but her is my CBR 1000RR
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj256/Jackalo626/DSCN1209.jpg

Excellent point!!

Nice bike!!

:thumbsup:

Glock20fan
07-02-2011, 18:11
You say you carry IWB but don't mention a holster. Assuming you are using an IWB holster with some sort of belt clip just tuck the tail of your shirt up under the clip. If you need to get to your gun it only takes one quick tug to free the shirt from the clip which isn't much more than having to lift the shirt anyway.

b1012sharp
07-02-2011, 18:17
Lots of nice pictures, but back to the original question...here's an alternative you may wish to consider:

http://www.stealthdefenseholsters.com (http://www.linkedin.com/redirect?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Estealthdefenseholsters%2Ecom&urlhash=rmB2&_t=tracking_disc)

K1tt3n5
07-02-2011, 18:43
Lots of nice pictures, but back to the original question...here's an alternative you may wish to consider:

http://www.stealthdefenseholsters.com (http://www.linkedin.com/redirect?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Estealthdefenseholsters%2Ecom&urlhash=rmB2&_t=tracking_disc)

Awesome informercial.

Texcowboy
07-02-2011, 19:09
Lots of nice pictures, but back to the original question...here's an alternative you may wish to consider:

http://www.stealthdefenseholsters.com (http://www.linkedin.com/redirect?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Estealthdefenseholsters%2Ecom&urlhash=rmB2&_t=tracking_disc)

Not sure how that would work for us that have somewhat of a gut.:whistling:

TxGlock9
07-02-2011, 22:02
Good, now I know who to roll up behind and blast my siren for.that's pretty funny.

MrVvrroomm
07-03-2011, 07:32
Seeing that u r in Minnesota and made that statement I am concluding that
you obviously havent been in San Antonio in June July or August. Leathers are not appropriate in 100+ temperatures.There are textile alternatives to leather riding gear for high temps.

How many of you gun-totin' riders actually wear a helmet?

conpro
07-03-2011, 08:08
Simple. I wear a ankle holster when riding. Problem solved.

evenodds20
07-03-2011, 08:22
Wear the proper protective equipment and you'll have no problem concealing your 19.

Stop being a squid, put on some gear, and you won't have that issue. Seriously, what are you doing on your first bike at highway speeds without a jacket?

+1 for all the "wear your protective gear" comments. You will thank us later.

I agree 100%. if you have to complain about the weather being to hot, you probably dont need to be on the bike. there are ways to do things to keep reasonably comfortable. If you are willing to risk a little heat and sweat for a skin graft, you probably have no business on a motorcycle. This would fix the shirt flying up on the back.
My wife is Air force, and when she rides her bike, she wears an under shirt, ABU top, Icon Textile Jacket, and neon yellow Icon milspec reflective vest. We are here in Biloxi MS and not only is it HOT, its also HUMID. I wear leather when i ride as weill.

I'm going to preface this by saying that I'm only giving you information that you might find helpful, not trying to imply any behavior.

Section 930, Title 18, United States Federal Criminal Code states "Possession of firearms and dangerous weapons in federal facilities, buildings, or installations is illegal. Anyone who attempts to or violates this provision shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than a year, or both."

While every base that I've been on has provisions for transporting weapons to and from base housing and/or the armory, they all pretty much say locked in a box and ammo seperated.

I've also never heard of anyone CC'ing in uniform, not positive but think that would be a big no-no also. Nothing specific about off duty, but AFI 31-207 does have info about CC.
I was a Security Forces civilian for 4 years. I can remember arresting a handful of people while i was working, for bringing firearms on the premises unannounced. there is a BIG reflective white sight with the words "WARNING" at all the ECP's. When people show up to the gate, they say they have a weapon and need to go to the armory. we would have to announce them over the net, and someone would be waiting on them so they didnt just by pass and go about their business. We would to RAM's and every now and then either one of us, or the K9 would find a firearm, and because he was trying to gain entry onto the installation, and failed to declare his weapon, it was seized and he was arrested, and given an article 92, which is failure to obey a direct order.

I'm in LE........and I'm not sure about the laws and ordinances in your area. But if that happened around here, the officer would be fired and you'd have too many apologies to even recognize. Plus, maybe, some money. This sounds very very very wrong. Like I said, I don't know the laws or ordinances ir your area. But if i was you, I would be getting myself an attorney and asking some questions as well as getting my knife back. Like I said, I'm in Law Enforcement and this sounds wrong to me. BUTTTTTTTTTTTTTT, depending of your laws, it may be right. Still, I'd do some digging.

Seeing that u r in Minnesota and made that statement I am concluding that
you obviously havent been in San Antonio in June July or August. Leathers are not appropriate in 100+ temperatures.

There are textile alternatives to leather riding gear for high temps.

Exactly.

evenodds20
07-03-2011, 08:28
and since we are whoring, ill throw mine in the mix!

this is the wife's bike
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m56/evenodds20/IMG_0297.jpg

and this is mine
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m56/evenodds20/IMG_0289.jpg

Copis
07-03-2011, 09:13
Chest rig...... from survival sheath systems.......:supergrin:

silvrevo
07-03-2011, 19:45
First drive a car. Ride a bike. Wear full riding gear! Boots ,jacket armor pants, knee ,shoulder,elbow,back protectin,,full face helmet. Don't care if its 125 degrees outside.

If you don't think so,,get on a bike forum and look at tested gear pictures. And then at kinda gear tested and no gear pics. Cement will make you worse than road rash,,,it goes to the bone. Next


Msf class , msf class , msf class. Then keep learning each hour of each day...SEE....search , evaluate, execute.

I hate hate hate seeing people ride in tennis shoes shorts t shirts no gloves....most all are cruiser bikes. I just can't get over it.

I preach this soo much, everyone is sick of me, saying let them be, they can do.as they wish. I just cant. So there is your sermon on gear. After you take an msf class,,, go buy a.full leather suit, and take a trackday school,,,,,,,Omg ,,,,, that is addicting shiet right there!

I have had a fz 6, first bike,, then a zx14,, now a 2011 zx10 r with abs,,,,I call this my magic carpet!

As far as carry,,,,others have said it,, a jacket will carry your gun,,or ankle holster.

But I'm one that dosnt think you need to carry all the time. I can take care of myself, and or get and keep out of situations. How many times have you needed to use a gun in public?

For me its at home or office that I'm at the ready. Close close access if need be.

Dizzll
07-03-2011, 20:28
National Transportation Firearm Act? Riding on a Motorcycle? I'm confused.

FEDERAL LAW ON TRANSPORTATION OF FIREARMS
A provision of the federal law known as the Firearms Owners’ Protection Act, or FOPA, protects those who are transporting firearms for lawful purposes from local restrictions which would otherwise prohibit passage.
Under FOPA, notwithstanding any state or local law, a person is entitled to transport a firearm from any place where he or she may lawfully possess such firearm to any other place where he or she may lawfully possess it, if the firearm is unloaded and locked out of reach. In vehicles without a trunk, the unloaded firearm shall be in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console. Ammunition that is either locked out of reach in the trunk or in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console is also covered. FOPA also seems to provide for necessary stops, like gasoline and rest.

TxGlock9
07-03-2011, 20:31
Sound advice. People are always gonna compromise for the hot weather. Even i do but at least i dont go to the extreme of shorts and tank tops. Most of the time i just wont ride in the heat. First drive a car. Ride a bike. Wear full riding gear! Boots ,jacket armor pants, knee ,shoulder,elbow,back protectin,,full face helmet. Don't care if its 125 degrees outside.

If you don't think so,,get on a bike forum and look at tested gear pictures. And then at kinda gear tested and no gear pics. Cement will make you worse than road rash,,,it goes to the bone. Next


Msf class , msf class , msf class. Then keep learning each hour of each day...SEE....search , evaluate, execute.

I hate hate hate seeing people ride in tennis shoes shorts t shirts no gloves....most all are cruiser bikes. I just can't get over it.

I preach this soo much, everyone is sick of me, saying let them be, they can do.as they wish. I just cant. So there is your sermon on gear. After you take an msf class,,, go buy a.full leather suit, and take a trackday school,,,,,,,Omg ,,,,, that is addicting shiet right there!

I have had a fz 6, first bike,, then a zx14,, now a 2011 zx10 r with abs,,,,I call this my magic carpet!

As far as carry,,,,others have said it,, a jacket will carry your gun,,or ankle holster.

But I'm one that dosnt think you need to carry all the time. I can take care of myself, and or get and keep out of situations. How many times have you needed to use a gun in public?

For me its at home or office that I'm at the ready. Close close access if need be.

Texcowboy
07-04-2011, 08:37
FEDERAL LAW ON TRANSPORTATION OF FIREARMS
A provision of the federal law known as the Firearms Owners’ Protection Act, or FOPA, protects those who are transporting firearms for lawful purposes from local restrictions which would otherwise prohibit passage.
Under FOPA, notwithstanding any state or local law, a person is entitled to transport a firearm from any place where he or she may lawfully possess such firearm to any other place where he or she may lawfully possess it, if the firearm is unloaded and locked out of reach. In vehicles without a trunk, the unloaded firearm shall be in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console. Ammunition that is either locked out of reach in the trunk or in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console is also covered. FOPA also seems to provide for necessary stops, like gasoline and rest.

If you want to carry it in your locked saddle bags, unloaded this is true. But we are talking about CCW arent we? In Texas there is no open carry and you can be stopped and cited if the weapon is accidently exposed as in a shirt or jacket blowing open. You can also be stopped and cited for a weapon that is printing.

The OP was asking about carrying CCW while riding a motorcycle.

singlespeed20
07-04-2011, 09:59
Ride safe!! At least get some kevlar shirts from draggin' Jeans...they're mesh and breathe well but will provide a lot more protection than just your simple shirt.

I got my motorcycle license right when I turned 16 and been riding now for 8 years. My Harley is the only transportation I've had for the past 4 years. I've seen plenty of dumb *****s out on the road that should not be driving...you may be a great driver...but everyone else is far from it.
Way too many variables to not fully protect yourself.

As for conceal carry on the bike, I'll carry appendix position for my G26 and it never shows even on the highway doing 80 or the few times I've decided to ride a bit faster.
http://i844.photobucket.com/albums/ab7/singlespeed20/harley.jpg

Photo is from NC when I rode up there to ride the Dragon.

NoComp
07-04-2011, 10:00
Wear a jacket. I live in SA and have no issues ride with gear and concealing a G19 or whatever with a properly fitting jacket.

Since we're whoring...
http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc10/BW1911/cb1k.jpg

cloudbuster
07-04-2011, 12:17
I wear either a traditional classic leather jacket or a Joe Rocket motorcycle jacket and they're both thick enough and long enough to conceal IWB or OWB very well. Also, a small handgun (J-Frame, Kel-Tec P32) will fit in the pockets.

I've only been down once at all badly, and, trust me, you don't want the only thing between your skin and the pavement to be any garment light enough to "flutter." ;)

My son's limbs and possibly life were saved by his gear when he went down on the track in full protective gear.

Even a denim jacket will make a big difference in "road rash" if you don't hit the pavement too hard or long.

ETA: Additional emphasis on the gear. The helmet and jacket are about a 1000 times more likely to save you than the gun (not that you shouldn't carry it). I have: a son been down with a bad ankle injury, a cousin with a paralyzed arm, a friend with one leg a few inches shorter than the other, a friend with an enormous chunk out of his right calf and bad scars, and ... a dead friend. I'm the lucky one -- walked away from my wreck with nothing but bruises, a damaged ego and the shakes. Would have been worse without my helmet, boots and jacket, for sure.

reppans
07-04-2011, 13:16
Life long rider here that typically wears out the sides of tires before the centers.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2455/4491850204_c432b8d1cd_z.jpg

Heed all the safety warnings about good riding gear and not having a firearm next to bones in case of a get-off. I've seen cellphones in chest pockets break ribs - a shoulder holster? :wow:. A thin single stack like an LCP in a front pants pocket (over the large thigh muscle, and not in typical impact location) is what I'd do for on person carry.

Best is to keep it in a magnetic tank bag and take it with you - about as accessible as you can get as well.

A Gixxer 750 as a first bike?.... :upeyes:

I've been riding for over 35 yrs and wouldn't touch one with a 10ft pole for public roads. It's more fun riding a slow bike fast, than a fast bike slow :cool:.

cooden
07-11-2011, 20:11
I've been riding for over 35 yrs and wouldn't touch one with a 10ft pole for public roads. It's more fun riding a slow bike fast, than a fast bike slow :cool:.

Then you didn't learn anything in 35 years of riding. :tongueout: Get out of my way, cause I am riding my girl 1 wheel up right past you and then dragging through the next corner.

My '07 600RR
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v730/johnnyz71/2007%20600RR/IMG_1173.jpg



My '06 1000RR
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v730/johnnyz71/2006%201000RR/IMG_1340.jpg

TxGlock9
07-11-2011, 20:38
Life long rider here that typically wears out the sides of tires before the centers.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2455/4491850204_c432b8d1cd_z.jpg

Heed all the safety warnings about good riding gear and not having a firearm next to bones in case of a get-off. I've seen cellphones in chest pockets break ribs - a shoulder holster? :wow:. A thin single stack like an LCP in a front pants pocket (over the large thigh muscle, and not in typical impact location) is what I'd do for on person carry.

Best is to keep it in a magnetic tank bag and take it with you - about as accessible as you can get as well.

A Gixxer 750 as a first bike?.... :upeyes:

I've been riding for over 35 yrs and wouldn't touch one with a 10ft pole for public roads. It's more fun riding a slow bike fast, than a fast bike slow :cool:.
Goes to show you didn't learn anything in those 35 years. Doesn't matter if the bike is 250cc or 1000cc. You can still speed in it.
Riding fast without control is what's going to get you killed, slow bike or fast. Blame the type of rider, not the size of engine.

TxGlock9
07-11-2011, 20:43
Btw this is what a worn street tire on a sportbike looks like.

http://www.startriding.com/images/sclr/100209/raytire.jpg

cs133atom
07-11-2011, 20:47
I read a story a month or so ago about a guy on a bike in Stillwater, OK getting pulled over for it (http://www.okshooters.com/showthread.php?102213-Got-detained-by-stillwater-pd-today-for-brandishing&highlight=stillwater+brandishing).

However, Stillwater is a strange little town. I lived there for about 3 years and got pulled over for the stupidest of reasons about 6 times. I think the cops there have nothing better to do. (Since moving back to a larger city about six years ago, I've only been pulled over for valid reasons, like speeding.)

If it were me, I would consider wearing a tucked in shirt, at least while on the bike. Or possibly even a tucked undershirt over the gun. I can't think of any solutions that would work well in the summer.


Stillwater is after all those flight controller newbs!

EODLRD
07-11-2011, 20:55
I'm going to preface this by saying that I'm only giving you information that you might find helpful, not trying to imply any behavior.

Section 930, Title 18, United States Federal Criminal Code states "Possession of firearms and dangerous weapons in federal facilities, buildings, or installations is illegal. Anyone who attempts to or violates this provision shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than a year, or both."

While every base that I've been on has provisions for transporting weapons to and from base housing and/or the armory, they all pretty much say locked in a box and ammo seperated.

18usc930 says nothing about "installations". It strictly deals with courts & facilities. It specifically defines facilities as a "building leased or owned by the federal government ......."

Sharkey
07-11-2011, 21:12
Kahr P9 or M&P9c in a FIST IWB clip holster in appendix position. No issues so far. Recently, I traded for a 20G 870 but I was on the 919 so....................

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb93/dcdainv/9825ed38.jpg

NewGlockShooter
07-11-2011, 21:16
Try This!!!!

You are my new Idol. That is beautiful.

drew4691
07-11-2011, 21:20
OP- if you want to carry your glock, the best thing i have come up with is I have a paddle holster, owb. when i hop on the bike, take my shirt and tuck it up under the paddle. when you dismount, untuck it. It might print when your riding, but they wont be able to tell what it is, more than likely they just assume its a cell phone.

NewGlockShooter
07-11-2011, 21:24
Motorcycle Concealment Solutions LLC.

:50cal: We bring the pain!

drew4691
07-11-2011, 21:26
or maybe a TactiPac

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1354566

Deye76
07-13-2011, 14:13
Model 39 in a MTAC on my bagger. No problems.

2004 RoadGlide
113" cu. in.
124hp/133tq

Wetrudgeon
07-13-2011, 16:02
Hey Deye76: That is a pretty 'glide.

We trudge on (impressed).

Deye76
07-14-2011, 08:43
Hey Deye76: That is a pretty 'glide.

We trudge on (impressed).

Thank You Sir.
Motorcycles and guns are 2 of several passions.

FAS1
07-14-2011, 09:38
Model 39 in a MTAC on my bagger. No problems.

2004 RoadGlide
113" cu. in.
124hp/133tq

Nice ride and a great pic! I couldn't help noticing the strategically placed pavers so they could "change the oil" annually or when needed. :supergrin:

r3dot
07-14-2011, 20:55
Nice. Horrible choice for a first bike.

Wear some gear, because when you crash, and you WILL crash, you'll either be dead or be one of those person who regrets not listening. Don't let your ignorance get you killed or in the hospital undergoing skin grafts.

FyreCalG17
07-14-2011, 22:21
Nice. Horrible choice for a first bike.

Wear some gear, because when you crash, and you WILL crash, you'll either be dead or be one of those person who regrets not listening. Don't let your ignorance get you killed or in the hospital undergoing skin grafts.
I agree. I've scraped quite a few "first timers" who chose superbikes as their first bike. Since you already have the bike, get some protective equipment. Don't be a squid.

sappy13
07-15-2011, 13:54
jsut go ahead and get some gear. you may not think so now but it will be worth it in the long run, even if you dont end up having a wreck. a single close call will make you wish you had it. i wore mesh in the summer and leather in the winter. id rather wear leather all year, but just too hot. that mesh will hold up for a spill and then it will need replacing most likely, but thats worth saving your skin.

Jigganuts
07-15-2011, 14:13
Model 39 in a MTAC on my bagger. No problems.

2004 RoadGlide
113" cu. in.
124hp/133tq

Now, we're talking. Beautiful bike with some big hp/tq numbers to match.

Lockback
07-15-2011, 14:41
Wear the proper protective equipment and you'll have no problem concealing your 19.
Bingo.
Wear a decent motorcycle jacket and it won't be blowing up and exposing things you should expose while riding, to say nothing of actually protecting you in case you have an unexpected meeting with the pavement.
Stuff like that can prevent you from becoming hamburger.

HarleyGuy
07-15-2011, 16:09
Carrying IWB with a pullover or a t-shirt I pull the shirt over the gunand then tuck a little bit of it back up under my belt.

However, the best means of carrying on a motorcycle is with a Coronado leather vest with two inside pockets that are designed for holsters.
The pockets also have a velco strap that can be used to secure your gun even without a holster.
For balance, I suggest carrying two guns,one on each side.:wavey:

TxGlock9
07-15-2011, 18:21
Motorcycle Concealment Solutions LLC.

:50cal: We bring the pain!
Stuck in the past with Chuck Norris Delta Force are we?