NFR: How do you pack your firearm when fishing?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Peter Pancho, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. jcalderon

    jcalderon Member

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    What if she was talking back?
     
  2. Peter Pancho

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    I should of expected a minimum of correct answers...:beathead:ptyd

    I'll play along..Maybe I'll keep my "pearl gripped handle .22 derringer on an inside the thigh garter belt" eh? :p
     
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    seriously peter, Did you check out that link i posted to the ruger holster? That was one of few honest responses.
     
  4. Peter Pancho

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    I did see this holster in a few pics of dudes fishing in AK from that "freebie Fly magazine" . That holster is pretty sweet, I like it..iagree
     
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    There's a name for that concept that came from law enforcement, however my mind isn't working yet this AM. When I ran IDPA matches we'd shoot that as part of a match. We'd set a target at 21' and a shot timer to beep at 1.5 seconds. At the start signal the shooter would have 1.5 seconds to draw from concealment using a carry holster and hit the target center mass. It's not impossible by any means but it is hard for amateurs and would be difficult in a stressful situation without a great deal of focus.

    Also that story illustrates the problem with open carry. If your concern is with human predators open carry could very likely make you a target rather than serving as a deterrent.
     
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    In that case youre better off leaving the pistol in the holster and going "jake dempsey" on that ass. id venture to say that most tweakers dont have the balls to rush a man unless he looks like Ned Flanders. I'd love to see someone rush Mike Wilson on this board. Nothing like a malnutritioned tweaker vs. a former All American HVYWT wrestler.
     
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    If I carried one I would have it with the holster that tucks up shorta in your armpit. That would keep it high enough most times unless you fell in the water.
     
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    if you are thinking about AK fishing, you need to think about buddy fishing. when you do this, one person is ALWAYS on bear watch with an 8 shot 12ga loaded with slugs. your 44 is a pea shooter on an enraged brownie. might make you feel invinciable but if the need arose you'd likely be dead or damaged meat.

    around here? read the coaches story and then decide.
     
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    Around here I carry a SW.22 Kit gun in my back. It is not for protection but I am not above putting a Grouse in the back of my vest if I get the chance.
     
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    steelydan Newb seeking wisdom

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    Open carry is preferable.
    I open carry in an Uncle Mikes nylon holster on my hip.
    Have a dedicated nylon duty belt for it.
    I concealed carry in the chest pocket of my waders or right hand pocket of my jacket with fishing in more populated areas.
    Open carry invites more 'commentary' that I don't want or need...(see Coach Duff)
    That chest holster looks like a pretty slick deal.
     
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    IF you were to carry when fishing, What'cha click'in?

    Me? Sig P239, .357Sig (and .40SW).
     
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    Check out www.simplyrugged.com from Alaska. They make great holsters for all your needs. You probably want the "Chesty Puller" model for fishing in bear country.
     
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    Because you might run across some loser bonkin' a world record Steelhead....

    ...or you might need it to defend yourself if you decide to bonk said world record Steelhead.

    :rofl::rofl:sorry:rofl::rofl:
     
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    I carry my gun in my teeth when fishing, that way I have my flash light already in my hand in case I see my shadow. A guy can't be too fearful. I mean, careful.
     
  15. David Loy

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    I take it Mike is a big guy.
    Not so big mid stream tho, half in water, wearing waders, maybe a thong. :) See Mike run...
    I was thinking big guys don't usually have confrontations but, some small guys, maybe even tweakers, have a chip on their shoulder. Dangerous if packing.