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Old 07-05-2008, 11:49 AM   #1
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Question Guns and Motorcycles?

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I just want to get every ones input on carrying a gun and riding a motorcycle. What do you think? Safe or not? Best way to carry? How accessible is it when you ride?

let the games began....
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its a maturity thing, and more than half of us on here including myself arent mature enough to carry something with that much responsibility as a gun when we ride, tempers flare when your on two wheels alot faster thaan when your in a car. one of the thing i do to avoid situations is try to be freindly with pther drivers,
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as long as i can have them mounted

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I carry the same place as I do in the car or walking around, or in the tank bag.
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Old 07-05-2008, 12:03 PM   #6
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Dont own one,yet. I will carry with a belt holster... Using it on the road most likely not. But if a road raged cager see's it with out me pulling it out of the holster they may think twice... imo
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Old 07-05-2008, 12:12 PM   #9
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Generally bikes and guns don't mix. In a way I think that it's like drinking and driving, at some point it gives you a false sense of confidence that you wouldn't normally have and it will eventually get you into trouble.

IF you have a CHL and you are mature enough to have that kind of responsibility then perhaps it shouldn't be a big question.

It's far better to walk away from and argument or get away from a situation that has the potential to turn deadly than to live with the consequences for the rest of your life. (or even worse, to lose your own)

Ride a bike to enjoy life. A helmet and proper riding gear will keep you safer than a gun ever will. If you find yourself needing to carry a gun while you're riding, ride in another part of town or find better people to ride with.

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Ok, what do you do if they want your bike and they are willing to Kill you for it.??????????????
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Ok, what do you do if they want your bike and they are willing to Kill you for it.??????????????
Give them the bike. (I hope that wasn't a real question)

If they're willing to kill you for what they want, nothing is going to stop them. (no not even if you're carrying too)

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I've been wondering that myself. Mainly for long trips to & through San Antonio, Austin, & Houston-for me. I normally don't have anything in my jacket pockets, pants pockets as if a mishap occurred I don't want broken ribs from carrying a cell phone etc.. - the problem would be worse with a pistol wouldn't it? I think I'm going to use the tank bag idea - I don't have a tank bag but I'm sure I could find one that detached easily to take with me when I'm away from the bike.

As far as safety, I carry with one in the chamber but I don't know if that would be a good idea on a bike. Guns don't go off inadvertantly but still..

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Oh yeah, They CAN'T see it otherwise it's not concealed & you can get arrested.
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Give them the bike. (I hope that wasn't a real question)

If they're willing to kill you for what they want, nothing is going to stop them. (no not even if you're carrying too)

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I will defend my life, my families lives, and my home/car/bike. If they pull a gun to take my bike, as soon as their attention is diverted there will be a bang.

I work hard for my stuff, and was brought up that a thief is a zero and has no rights.

But luckliy no one wants an old bandit so I am pretty much safe!
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It's far better to walk away from and argument or get away from a situation that has the potential to turn deadly than to live with the consequences for the rest of your life. (or even worse, to lose your own)
This should always be the case whether carrying or not.
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This should always be the case whether carrying or not.

100% if you suffer from bouts of road rage you don't need a firearm around.

I will always choose the flight option, but if the fight is trust upon me I am happy to give it back. May be a lose/lose proposition, but I've never been accused of being a pacifist.
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I asked this question on a different post today. To see what Houston thinks about guns and Bikes. I had to shot at a car many years ago on 59 south at 3am after an hour of trying to get away from two mustangs in a ford escort.
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If they want your bike and they are willing to kill you - odds are they will have your bike. If somebody doesnt mind killing you for it and they have the intent you will not even see it comming, whether you are on it or they pick it up while you are at work. Sometimes you just have to realize that thats the situation you have insurance for.

Yesterday I was in the middle of downtown to meet some friends and on the way back I was stopped near main as some guy started aproaching me from the side. I kept my eye on him and at about 15' from me started yelling.

I really don't know what he was yelling since I didn't stick around to make it out. Turning in red is legal almost everywhere, and if you plan ahead you can look for outs in sidewalks just in case traffic doesnt allow for safe merging.

Best way to not get in a situation where you have to use a gun is avoidance.

At close range (from the corner of the street to where you are stopped) somebody with a knife vs. you in a bike having to pull out your gun - you will loose.
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If you are mature about it, there isn't a reason to leave the pistol at home when you ride. If you carry when you are in the cage or at other times, why wouldn't you when you ride?

Leave the tough-guy/revenge attitude at home and go about your normal business. Chances are slim you will ever need it anyway and with the speed and maneuverability of a bike, you should be able to avoid most situations better than a cage.

Conceal it and forget about it.
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