Best way to carry a pistol wile hiking

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  1. speyfisher

    speyfisher Active Member

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    Any place during Salmon season. For some unknown reason, Salmon seem to bring out the worst in people. Keep in mind, concealed carry does not imply one is looking for trouble. Only being prepared. Having said that, there ain't no fish, or fishing hole worthy of a gunfight. But, when it comes down to druggies, I would rather put my faith in fire power over pepper spray.
     
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    I have no comment on whether to carry or not or how to best carry a gun but I have said and will continue to state that if you are afraid of getting into some sort of close quarter shoot out with druggies or dope growers then you should be packing all the firepower you legally can. Which in my opinion would be a short barreled, 6 or more shot, 12 gauge shotgun loaded up with the buck shot of your choice. I prefer #4. I also suggest bringing some friends armed in a similar fashion. After a fire fight no one cares what caliber or type of weapon was used. The only thing that matters is who lived.
     
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    You're right Kerry, but as I've aged I've gotten more into ultra-light hiking and backpacking. The shotgun and bandoliers are better suited to jungle patrol in Vietnam than as added carrying weight when hiking and fishing. As another poster mentioned, that's why the venerable and pocketable 38 revolver remains popular. I'm perplexed that pot growers would shoot at hikers and fishermen, since that's not a good way for the growers to remain unnoticed. Seriously, what's a hiker or fishermen going to do besides grab a couple of flowers off the plants as a take-home souvenier for later use. Hardly worth a firefight for either party. Sure is strange, that's for sure, but I find myself increasingly sympathetic to the topic of carrying for self defense. A negative commentary on the state of our society I suspect.

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  4. jhemphill

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    Thanks kal that's more along the lines of what i am looking for, i also recently found this http://www.blackhawk.com/product/Belt-Pouch-Holster,781,34.htm that i could put a camera in too. ill have to give it some thought as to what one i will get.
     
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    FE427TP The Great Sage

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    You might add a copy of section 8 of RCW 9.41.060 which states that if you have a fishing license and are either fishing or traveling to or from fishing you do not need a Concealed Pistol License to carry a concealed handgun.
    http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=9.41.060
    The Washington state constitution says in part:
    This is especially so for the unfounded fears of someone who attempts to demand you appease their phobia but does not have the right to impair your ability to defend yourself.
     
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    I got the safepacker, love it it goes on my pack, or while in my car seat doesn't look like a holster plus room for an extra clip
     
  7. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Hikepat, I suppose I should apologize for the relative heavy handedness of this response, but I'm completely unconcerned about other people being "uneasy" about the exercise of my civil rights, and am not required to carry in such a way that it doesn't offend their sensibilities. I've used my firearms five times in California to defend life and home, and am not usually without at least a pistol. That fact was one of the principal reasons why I relocated when I retired. It's a sad statement that we've allowed our once safe forests to be overtaken by garbage, and an even sadder statement that the authorities can't seem to be able to stop it. I'm one of those people who's not about to surrender my freedom to the criminal element. Criminals are what body bags are for.
     
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    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    I saw it too, Rialto; funny as hell!! Then there's the bunch-usually bangers-who think it's cool to carry in the belt, with the muzzle pointed at the minerals...kind of a delayed Darwinian selection. But I digress.... For grouse tomorrow, I'll have my usual scattergun, plus my Sig tucked into it's holster on my belt, since there's plenty of bears around here, and the possibility of a wounded elk not wanting to share the forest. You never know! But no druggies-we already shot `em all during turkey season.:clown:
     
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    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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    Rialto: I was just looking for that article. I read it yesterday and thought about linking this thread to it.
     
  11. Thomas@Seattle

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    I generally carry my Walther PPK in an inside the waist band holster. I'm thinking I need to upgrade my hardware.

    Only started to carry after meeting some interesting folks on the trails. As I'm pushing farther off the main thorough fare I'm thinking the PPK is not enough.

    I carry SPF 30+ for the sun, Bear spray for animals, and the PPK for others.