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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Biker Carry

Looking back on last year's post on our CCW Renewal class, I reread the comments questioning LBC's choice of holster. Sure, if she fell straight back off the bike, she'd be in for some hurtin' in the spine department. But now imagine putting the scooter down on the asphalt...and coming down on a holstered pistol with your hip. I think the second scenario is the more common cycle accident.

Lisa's "nug" wasn't a factor in her recent accident, but she says she's got a bone chip floating around in her hip thanks to her Glock 19 from a previous skid. I wish her speedy healing and a sweet new ride paid for by the assclown who hit her.


  • At 2:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I actually just witnessed a motorcycle cop going down on his holstered sidearm yesterday morning just in front of me. Speed was under 35 MPH, bike went out from under him on roadside debris and he rode it out on his sidearm and the ankle patch of his boots. No injuries at all to the officer other than his uniform, his holster and his pride. The pistol and duty holster acted as a skid-plate, reducing the severity of the accident by quite a bit. On the other hand, with an IWB holster I imagine the sidearm would have made the injuries worse. Worn outside, on a strong duty belt and with a lined holster, it acted as a cross between a skid patch and an ablative layer. Inside, it would act like a protrusion, I imagine.

    Just my $.02 worth. Keep up the great blog. I sure miss AZ, used to shoot with Sundog Shooters out of Prescott.


  • At 3:54 PM, Blogger Cowboy Blob said…

    Interesting story and worth more than $.02!

    Lisa was actually wearing a duty rig, but I don't think it met the same standard as your motorcycle cop's.

  • At 6:23 PM, Blogger NotClauswitz said…

    I'd rather have a Camelbak full of water on my back to absorb some of the impact - and I have on a couple occasions in the dirt, it's a lot softer.
    My street episodes of tossing the '89 FZ-600 and going asphalt surfing have been on the belly and both sides, none of which I had any ability to control much when the bike decided to let go variously on ice, spewed coolant, and gravel. Major geekily I wore full-leathers, but it helped. Since I seemed to be intent on the off-road "experience" I finally sold the damn thing and got a real dirtbike, less expensive to repair all that plastic.

  • At 12:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Not a biker here, but mightn't a shoulder rig work a bit better in the "not falling on the gun" department?

  • At 1:01 PM, Blogger Cowboy Blob said…

    Good thought, Snap! I guess that would depend on uniform policy, methinx. Personally, I wouldn't want to fall on a gun/holster that's right against my ribs either. That might be why I'm a cage-driver and not a biker.

  • At 12:09 PM, Blogger NotClauswitz said…

    Personally I like the new Camelbaks they're coming out with that have the padded secret-pocket underneath - you get hydration and back protection. When I popped a couple ribs falling over on an MX track it was onto the hard handlebar-end of the 12-yr old who went underneath me and took me out...


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