1. Are you a current member with account or password issues?

    Please visit following page for more information

    Dismiss Notice

Hike carry?

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by larcher75, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. whoppo

    whoppo Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2013
    Messages:
    117
    Likes Received:
    330
    FNX-45 in a Kenai Chest Holster.. very comfy and doesn't interfere with pack straps.
     
    rkazooti likes this.
  2. Pilot

    Pilot Empty Pockets

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2011
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    9
    I lived in Colorado for many years, and yes the big cats are around in the mountains, but are pretty shy unless they are sick, or very hungry. They have on occasion attacked humans and pets though. I carry a CZ-75D PCR in a Maxpedition Fatboy which has a pocket specifically for a handgun. The PCR is my EDC no matter where I go, and is a semi compact 9MM with 15 round (flush mag) capacity, and 3.8 inch barrel. It is a great "split the difference" gun, and I feel well armed with it. If I don't carry a pack, which is rare when hiking, I just use my normal Bianchi OWB holster.
     
    Dog boy and larcher75 like this.
  3. DFW_Jose

    DFW_Jose Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2016
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    7
    Glock 21 when I go hiking. 10mm conversion when I go camping in an area where there might be bigger animals I might have to worry about. Either are carried in an OWB holster.
     
  4. mrsleeve

    mrsleeve Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2015
    Messages:
    186
    Likes Received:
    1,377
    Depends on when and where, but normally for back country and when the bears are out, S&W 5" .460 loaded with Federal 325gr But We spend a lot of time way out in the woods of NW MT. For more "urban" hiking there is a .380 in my back pocket, or a Sig 220 in a IWB on my hip...
     
  5. Desperado213

    Desperado213 Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2013
    Messages:
    276
    Likes Received:
    594
    I use the Hill People Gear Runners kit bag and it works great and very comfortable.
     
    Rob Babcock likes this.
  6. mn_five_oh

    mn_five_oh Empty Pockets

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2015
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    44
    I suppose in a situation I wasn't worrying about concealing, I'd go with a thigh rig because I'm more used to those. They're not supposed to be worn down by the knee or even in the middle of the thigh. They're supposed to be worn just below the waist. Just low enough to clear the gear so hiking is a pretty decent use for them.

    I am intrigued by the chest rigs though. I haven't seen them until this thread and I'd like to try them.
     
    Dog boy and larcher75 like this.
  7. MicroMike

    MicroMike Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2013
    Messages:
    314
    Likes Received:
    336
    Not sure if it was mentioned, but check you laws first. I think all Federal State parks it is illegal to posses a firearm.
     
  8. quietconundrum
    • In Omnia Paratus

    quietconundrum EDC Junkie

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2012
    Messages:
    493
    Likes Received:
    1,647
    chest carry inside a Hill People Gear Recon Kit Bag lashed to an HPG Runner's Harness setup, worn underneath whatever pack I'm hauling.
     
    Rob Babcock likes this.
  9. Kody Page

    Kody Page Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    May 15, 2013
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    124
    I've been looking at a Tremis series holster from yetitac. It has an extra grommet so you can tie it into a fanny pack.
     
  10. outbackwack

    outbackwack Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2016
    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    60
    I usually opt for pocket carrying my Bodyguard .380 in my shorts in the desert southwest. Backpack doesn't interfere. Bear Grylls Ultimate or BK7 is in the pack.

    Outbackwack
     
    Dog boy likes this.
  11. M24shooter

    M24shooter Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2010
    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    145
    Dog boy and larcher75 like this.
  12. M24shooter

    M24shooter Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2010
    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    145
    I just picked up a Kit Bag V2 that I'm about to start using.