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Old 01-09-2013, 12:29 PM
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I carry my pistol while hunting. Snakes, bear, brontosaurus, etc. However I carry it in my Maxpedition, not exactly accessible as quickly as I would like. How do you, if you do, carry yours? I carried on my hip once as I would in public but kept getting in the way of everything.

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I carry my pistol while hunting. Snakes, bear, brontosaurus, etc. However I carry it in my Maxpedition, not exactly accessible as quickly as I would like. How do you, if you do, carry yours? I carried on my hip once as I would in public but kept getting in the way of everything.

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I carry mine either in my back pack if it's a traffic-heavy trail (low probability of needing it) or in one of these http://www.thewilderness.com/index.p...arent=171&pg=1

That can be slung through your belt loop in front of you, on your side, behind you... On one of your pack straps, wherever. Plus it keeps the local libs at bay since it's concealed (but still readily accessible).
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I like that, it certainly doesn't look like a holster. I do think it would work great for when I am on a trail or anywhere there is the likely event of seeing people.

However... and again thanks for that point it will be useful.... when I am hunting I am on property with nobody else other than the other hunters. If someone DOES happen to walk onto the private land I'm ok with them seeing that I'm carrying a sidearm in addition to my rifle, bow, etc.

With the un-holster how quickly can you get to it when it is attached to you and not to your pack?
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Upon further review I REALLY like the Safepacker. I'm going to do a bit more reading and get it for my vehicle. I'll get the neoprene one as it looks more "business" for my line of work.
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I won't go without one, but that is usually because I have an ankle biter with me. I find that having a lower slung holster helps more than one directly on the hip.
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I won't go without one, but that is usually because I have an ankle biter with me. I find that having a lower slung holster helps more than one directly on the hip.
Thanks. Do you have a link to one you like?
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Sorry bud, I make my own.
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Since I got my kit bag, I always carry and never without my bag... Pricy, but it was *well* worth the money IMHO! The quality of the bag both exceeded my expectations, and the built quality of many of my USGI items!

http://www.hillpeoplegear.com/Produc...9/Default.aspx

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Sorry bud, I make my own.
Commercially for sale? I'll take a link for that if you are allowed to share.
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Since I got my kit bag, I always carry and never without my bag... Pricy, but it was *well* worth the money IMHO! The quality of the bag both exceeded my expectations, and the built quality of many of my USGI items!

http://www.hillpeoplegear.com/Produc...9/Default.aspx

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That bag would work quite well when I am commuting on my bike.
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One gun at a time. I am commercial by no means. Just get a low sling (think wild west) and modify it to fit your needs.
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I agree with the "western style" holster, I like it better too.

I typically only carry when I'm hog or coyote hunting. If I'm bird or deer hunting, I'll leave it behind.
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I carry a pistol on my hip when I hunt, just as I do every other day. The last time dad and I went rabbit hunting, I was a little behind on my shot. I ended up catching up to the rabbit, and rather than fire another shotgun round from point blank, I decided a .45 ACP to the head was a much better alternative.
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I may or may not have have a rifle or a shotgun but I always have a handgun on my hip. Sometimes its a revolver, sometimes a pistol and it could be anything between a 22 to a 44 mag. Might even be cap and ball, hard to tell what I want to wear that day.
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I carry my Ruger .357 or Springfield on my hip, I have no problem with them getting in the way of anything but they can be hard to get at in a hurry, especially in winter with heavy coats etc. However the chances of me needing to get at it in a hurry on a hunting trip are pretty slim. I carry them mainly for back-up, in case I wound a deer or rabbit and my rifle/shotgun malfunctions, I want some way to be able to finish it off.
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I carry a pistol on my hip when I hunt, just as I do every other day. The last time dad and I went rabbit hunting, I was a little behind on my shot. I ended up catching up to the rabbit, and rather than fire another shotgun round from point blank, I decided a .45 ACP to the head was a much better alternative.
Are you allowed to do that according to your hunting laws? I personally don't have an issue with it but if the game warden found out could he (not would he) do something about it?

And I do agree, it was the best option.
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Hunting I wear a shoulder holster ,that way the gun is protected from the elements and brush if I have to crawl .
I almost never use a hip holster it pulls my pants down .
I won't be responsible for a bear having died laughing at my fuzy butt. thank you very much .
If I am wearing a back pack, the hip belt is supporting the pack any way, so the only other way to carry is shoulder or chest pack.
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Wherever it is I also don't want it to interfere with a good mid-day nap. THAT would **** me off.
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The only place I could legally carry a handgun while on the land is when I lived in the arctic. This was about the only way you could be certain something would go BANG when you pulled the trigger. Keep in mind, where I was -50* without the windchill was quite common. Keep it under your parka in your armpit area so it didn't freeze. Technically, this wasn't legal as it was concealed (supposed to be open carry), but the few local RCMP and Wildlife Officers understood and often did similar.
Mine was pointed on about a 45* angle though....
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Blackhawk Serpa retention system hung on my leg. Its a Glock so it will always go bang.
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