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Old 12-30-2013, 02:09 AM
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I think a point many are missing is it is a place to secure the weapon when you can not carry it.

I found this thread looking for a viable solution to securing my pistol when at work.

I work at a Hospital and have had my life threatened by drug addicts and mental cases more than once. Plus the location is not the best neighborhood.

The state law has recently changed to where we can carry firearms onto the parking lot but not into the building.

I would not transport my pistol there but it is a thought for securing it while at work. Then putting it back where it belongs (on my waistband) for the ride home.

I did find a better solution which is a safe for inside your saddlebag that locks you pistol/valuables and also locks the saddlebag onto the frame of the bike.

And $130 cheaper.
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:52 AM
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If this thread's suggestion is to use these 'boards to carry a loaded weapon concealed, in a locality that doesn't allow you to do so…really what it is, is a test of our judgment skills...

Here in Cali, if you're caught doing this (carrying a loaded weapon concealed without a permit), you can be charged with a felony. If nothing else, the possibility is great you'll end up explaining to a judge why you felt the need to carry a loaded gun illegally. The arrest becomes part of your permanent criminal record, as does the outcome (acquittal, conviction: dismissal/misdemeanor/felony). If you're arrested in the future, or investigated for a given job, this incident and its outcome will be there for investigators to evaluate...

If you want to carry concealed, my advice is to get a CCW. Then, carry the weapon on your person, out of sight, where you can access it without muss/fuss. If you can't get a CCW, join an organization that advocates for such, and support them in an effort to get the law changed. Meanwhile, know the law, and stay within it when you travel from one place to another with firearms.

Personally, I'd stay well away from the boundaries of the law, i.e., not do anything that's even questionable. A certain amount of the decision of a LEO whether to arrest, or not, is discretion. And then, beyond that, the DA has discretion whether to prosecute, or not. As for skirting the edges of the law--I would not want to put myself into a position where the mere opinions of others could subject me to a legal prosecution and all its attendant hassle. But then, I'm a 'chicken' in such regards, and a cynic (I believe the cards are stacked against us, if we perform this type of 'sketchy' (under the law) act.)

As for the floorboards, I like the ones with the 'blades' that fold out into highway pegs. It makes more sense to me to use this space on the bike (the underside of the footboards) for something practical.

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Old 12-30-2013, 11:06 AM
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I'm not feeling this one at all. Biggest draw back is your weapon is not readily available.
Correct! You need a motorcycle jacket with a gun pocket where you can get to it quickly. Otherwise you would probably be dead before you would get the chance to use it.
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:21 AM
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Old 12-30-2013, 12:43 PM
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Here in CT you have to have the gun on your person if its loaded. Transporting it needs to be locked. In any case, when I carry (frequently) I got six in the mag and one in the pipe, at my waist, ready to go. Why would you want to have to fiddle with it if you really needed it?

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...hard to fast draw from a floorboard, though.
And how often have you found that to be necessary while on a ride.

....That's what I thought.
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Old 12-30-2013, 01:16 PM
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And how often have you found that to be necessary while on a ride.

....That's what I thought.
That's not the point... If you choose to carry, why wouldn't you be ready?

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Old 12-30-2013, 01:36 PM
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That's not the point... If you choose to carry, why wouldn't you be ready? Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
^This.

Do you ever wake up and say "I'm going to need to use my gun today?"
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Old 12-30-2013, 02:22 PM
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And how often have you found that to be necessary while on a ride.

....That's what I thought.
Well, bub, the other fellers covered it pretty well, but I will weigh in anyway...if ya don't think you'll need a weapon, and need it quickly, why the HELL carry in the first place? Cuz it's a cool thing to do? It's been my experience than when I need it, it needs to be right there, and have I ever needed it during a ride...ummm...yeah...I have, actually. And I needed it a lot quicker than two minutes from now. And I would suggest to anyone else that feels the need to carry it on their person.
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Old 12-30-2013, 04:37 PM
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KelTec 380 will fit in any pocket you've got. I get what the guy is saying though, about risking arrest for carrying illegally. But when you ride into socialist states, you either carry illegally or not at all. You make your choice and take your chances either way.
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