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post #1 of 24 Old 03-20-2017, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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How do you guys EDC?

Just curious how you pistol toting fellas (and ladies) carry your EDC on your bike. Do you stick it in your saddlebags, do you have a shoulder rig, or maybe the ole paddle holster on the side. I originally thought the paddle holster might be the way to go since you have it ready should the occasion arise but I got a little concerned (being new to riding) about going down and sliding on it. Also I like having the element of surprise should I need it and having it on your side omits that option. Shoulder holster would be a good option and I don't guess there is a downside except slower draw speed. In the saddlebag is a good idea because I feel its always important to, at the very least have it with you, but obviously the downside is accessibility. I realize the need for one is not very likely but as the old adage I'd rather have it and not need it than need and not have. Anyway just curious how you guys carry and what you find comfortable and why.

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I googled EDC and only came up with Electric Daisy Carnival.

I'm going to assume by the rest of the post that this refers to CCW? That being the case I prefer shoulder rigs.
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Obviously a US only concern.. I'm more worried about being hit by lightning than being shot up here in Canuckistan. Even when travelling in the US I am blissfully ignorant of the dangers.
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" Also I like having the element of surprise should I need it. "

If it's ever *needed*... what advantage is it to be a surprise?

If it wasn't a surprise, then maybe the *need* might never have happened.
Wouldn't that be better?
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I carry a VERY small .380 and keep it in one of those cell phone type holsters on my belt.
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" Also I like having the element of surprise should I need it. "

If it's ever *needed*... what advantage is it to be a surprise?

If it wasn't a surprise, then maybe the *need* might never have happened.
Wouldn't that be better?
I hope I never need it and it would absolutely be a last resort but if the "bad guy" didn't expect their "victim" to fight back, having it concealed under a shirt or where ever and suddenly producing it could turn the tables in the "victims" favor. Personally I prefer people to not know I carry because it makes some people uncomfortable.

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I googled EDC and only came up with Electric Daisy Carnival.

I'm going to assume by the rest of the post that this refers to CCW? That being the case I prefer shoulder rigs.
Lol! Electric Daisy Carnival sounds interesting, but yea it stands for Every Day Carry

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Electric Daisy Carnival sounds interesting
I suppose there's a certain allure to the waste-oids that attend it, but having spent years in the food & beverage industry serving them it was the best time to take a week off to avoid all the degenerates who have no qualms spending hundreds on outfits, drugs, food, etc but for whatever reason not one of them could produce a tip for the server or bartender.

The irony is every last one of them preaches respect like there's no tomorrow.

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it stands for Every Day Carry
I suppose if I were to open carry a hip holster would be ideal, as long as it had a retention mechanism for --- as you mentioned in the OP --- if you get separated from the bike it's nice to have something that keeps it in place.
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I am an 18 year old who resides in NC where the legal OPEN CARRY age and handgun ownership age is 18. I open carry a Taurus PT111G2 with a leather Outbags holster. I just tuck my leather under my handgun before mounting my rebel or zuki. Never felt like it was going anywhere.
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just a random comment from the peanut gallery...most bad guys are looking for an easy target ... so perhaps a figure 8 shoulder holster in hunter safety orange?
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