Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Mountain Bike carry specific

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by zukyota, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. zukyota


    Jan 5, 2010
    I have read a couple of threads on bicycling & running while carrying but can't seem to locate what I'm looking for. I ride a mountain bike & I'm only able to carry my North American Arms 22. I would like to be able to carry my Glock 27. Anyone here carry a 26, 27 or pistol in that size category while they ride? I know I can find holsters online for this but I'm looking for actual experience.
  2. I carry my Glock 29 in a CBST on my mountain bike, though most of my riding is on asphalt. I'm usually wearing Koppen zip-off pants, a t-shirt, and a Camelback.

  3. zukyota


    Jan 5, 2010
    Forgive my ignorance but what is a CBST? I also ride mostly on asphalt.
  4. I have carried a G30 in a Smartcarry while ridding a hybrid mountain bike. I also admit to loosing some leg hair at the same time. :supergrin: This will work very well with regular shorts, but those spandex things... :rofl: I'm too ugly to wear spandex anyway.

    I also have found a waist pack designed for a water bottle to work very well with a 3" .357 and may fit a G26. This pack has an open pouch for the bottle and a zippered pouch that I used for whatever else. The only downside to this pack is that a mugger/whatever may go for the pack first, leaving you almost defenseless. JMHO
  5. Badger54

    Badger54 CLM

    Dec 16, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    Cross Bread Super Tuck.
  6. grecco


    Sep 12, 2004
    philadelphia pa
    i do road and single track,
    I have carried a Kahr p9 with a FIST Kydex IWB holster #1 clip.
    never had an issue.
  7. MSW


    Oct 15, 2005
    I ride with a Camelback "backpack" water carrier.

    Not sure of the model but it is "a booksack size" backpack which has a compartment for a camelback water carrier.

    I had sewn a cloth thumb break holster onto the part of the back that sits against my back. I wanted a thumb break holster so the pistol would be secure.

    Instead of a hip holster, I have more of a "top of my back holster"

    I carry a Glock 27 in this set up. The pistol is riding between the pack and my back. At first it was slighly awkward but I got used to it quickly. If I need to draw the pistol I reach over my shoulder and unholster the pistol.

    Sounds strange? Sort of but I saw two Secret Service plainclothes folks on bikes with similar set up when George W. was campaigning nearby.

    I'm LEO so no big deal if I'm "made" but my backpack is black, the holster is black and the Glock is, well, black in color. Since I usually am riding and not visiting with folks, I've not really had any close up encounters with anyone who might have noticed the pistol.

    I took my old (probally 14 year old camelback) to a local shoe store (where the owner is gun friendly) and had the holster sewn in. I bought the holster (Uncle Mike's, I think) at a gun show off a table.

    I ride with it fairly often.

    The body sweat is tough on the holster ahd the Glock gets damp if the weather is hot.

    I've used this set up for about 4 years with no problems or issues.

    Is it the best set up ever? Will it work for you? Well, it is for me. I tried a fannie pack and a holster under my loose fitting shirt but didn't like either set up.
  8. countrygun


    Mar 9, 2012
    You aren't trying to carry the mountain bike concealed are you? That is a bit optimistic those things are waaay to big for that.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2013
  9. zukyota


    Jan 5, 2010
    Bored ? :upeyes: Anyway, thanks for the feedback guys.
  10. countrygun


    Mar 9, 2012
    It was a "sense of humor" test. Need I tell you how you did?
  11. G26AZ


    Aug 16, 2001

    I believe that should be "Cross BREED Super Tuck" - unless there is some type of new, edible holster that I haven't seen yet . . . :cool:
  12. LL6


    Feb 22, 2010
    Off I-40, NC
    Snap out of it! Carrying a Mtn Bike is srs bsns.

  13. SDGlock23

    SDGlock23 Glockoholic

    I have a Camelbak that has a compartment just for a gun, it looks like a fanny pack. It would fit a G27 just fine.
  14. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

    Sep 24, 1999
    Hartford, Vermont
    Here in VT I carry my G17 in either a hip or shoulder holster.
  15. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

    Jun 14, 2002
    AFPS waistpack. Comfortable, stable, and accessible.
  16. emb111


    Sep 5, 2012
    I use a fanny pack to carry a G30, small tactical light, extra mag and a knife. Depending on how long I'm out I may have additional water off the bike in a camelback pack. Camelback makes a fanny pack that you can fit a small gun in the pocket. I'm not aware that they make one specifically for concealed carry. Do they?

    Honestly, I'm more concerned with carry options when on the road than on single track. Most of the single tracks in Florida are pretty popular, and I usually don't carry. I firmly believe that unless the gun is on your person some, you are not armed. You do need to give some thought to what will happen if you fall on the gun. It's not really a question of if, only when.
  17. deputy1199


    Feb 2, 2012
    Check out the Wilderness Safepacker which can be worn on a waist belt, strapped across the chest, slung over a shoulder or attached to the frame of the bike.
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2013
  18. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

    Sep 24, 1999
    Hartford, Vermont
    I never thought of chest carry . . . . . .
  19. The Fed

    The Fed

    Dec 23, 2012
    Central Florida
    Shoulder holster under a button-down shirt. I often wear a t-shirt under a shoulder holster. Top off with a button-down. The t-shirt is so the holster and straps don't chafe.

    I also carry in an IWB but it depends how big you are and how big the gun is. As long as it's comfortable and tight it won't fall out. You can always wear a level II holster on a belt and cover with a dark-colored or printed design t-shirt.