NFR: How do you pack your firearm when fishing?

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  1. Josh

    Josh dead in the water

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    How do I pack my gun when fishing?

    In my gun safe at home, same as all the other times I'm not using it.
     
  2. Gary Thompson

    Gary Thompson dirty dog

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    I don't carry (a gun) when I'm fishing.
    My handle is Dirty Dog.
    Have you ever been whipped with a 9' fly rod, not a pretty site.
    If I were going to carry (a gun) when fishing I would use a 20 ga stainless on a sling.
    Faster to get to than a holstered hand gun.
     

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  3. Trent

    Trent Ugly member

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    I use a shoulder holster for my S&W 629 and for the Ruger GP 100. It is quicker to get to it if you are in waders. If I am not wearing waders I carry the gun on my hip, unless I'm wet wading then it is in a shoulder holster (I've had to dry out my gun a few times). Open carry or concealed carry depends on the weather. I ain't going to go out of my way to keep it concealed if it is hot out. Dealing with people that feel the need to bother you about your weapon is easy, just ignore them, or you can inform them that what you do ain't none their business and that they can go piss-off. There are always folks like them who stick their noses in other peoples business (like that old nosy woman down the street). If you carry a snub nose, just stick it in one of the pockets on your vest.
     
  4. Peter Pancho

    Peter Pancho Active Member

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    Thanks for some of the great answers fellas. As I was told, what good is a gun if its tucked under your bed and the bullets 50' from it.
    Chances are greater meeting up with a couple meth heads cooking up some brew in the middle of the woods.

    Law enforcement is not always gonna be there to hear you scream..

    Negotiating with a couple meth freaks is as effective as Obama negotiating with the Taliban!
     
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    "When in doubt knock em out!" -Hells Angels.

    BTW support your local red and white
     
  6. David Loy

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    Peter (and all), if you DO decide to carry, make sure you know the associated Washington RCWs. A great resource is "Washington State Gun Rights and Responsibilities" by Dave Workman.
    http://www.danddgunleather.com/pages/washington_gun_rights.htm
    It's not easy to find but worth ordering and reading and re-reading.
    Another is "In the Gravest Extreme" by Masaad Ayoob.
    Pulling the trigger on a thief will likely get very expensive and time consuming (if you get my drift), especially if he's retreating. Don't let bravado get in the way of intelligence.
    Off my stool.
     
  7. Alan Green

    Alan Green Spiritual and Legal Counsel to the Fishes

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    Shoulder rig, just under the top of the waders.

    And I practice drawing from it, just like I do my other holsters.
     
  8. Peter Pancho

    Peter Pancho Active Member

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    Words of wisdom...

    "Here is the reason why we should pack
    Just in case the little punks try to jack
    I can't put a stinky pitbull
    under a coat, or in the small of my back

    So I gotta take my beretta, and I betcha
    it'll probably work, a 100 percent bettah

    Cause it'll keep me out of danger
    with sixteen in the clip and one in the chamber

    So this goes to all y'all intruders
    Beware of the owner, cause the owner is a shooter

    I don't just wanna give your butt rabies
    I'd rather have your ass pushing up daisies

    And I can't do that with Benji,
    Rin Tin Tin, or Spuds McKenzie

    Forget about a dog fool, he'll shit in the den
    Nowadays, a gat is man's best friend" :ray1: :beer1:

    Pretty nice poem eh?
     
  9. Peter Pancho

    Peter Pancho Active Member

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    My buddy recommended that book as well, thanks and I'll pick it up this weekend!iagree
     
  10. filson

    filson Steve Wilson

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    This is a great versitile holster. http://www.wwlholsters.com/Default.asp.

    Look at the chest carry system, I also like the backpack conversion.

    I've never understood why you guys feel like you have to use this site as your own private soapbox. The question was "how do you carry while fishing" not "should I carry while fishing". I think I speak for a lot of us when I say that I am getting a bit sick of sifting through all the political crap on this site in order to find real flyfishing content. I personally know more than one member who doesn't even visit anymore because of all the stupid arguments on here lately.

    Just my two cents
     
  11. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

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    I've never understood why someone might ignore some good advice. Even if it doesn't fit your little knothole...

    I suppose folks that know everything don't need to hear others opinions...
     
  12. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Jerry, what model floatation vest is that? I used to have an OD one that was very nice, but its floatation sucked. If I could find one that was a better floatation option I'd consider it.

    Coach speaks the truth. I used to teach this and all my gung ho younsters always thought they could get theirs out and pump the "old man" (which is what they called me) with simunition rounds. Honestly, I'm no badass, see my avatar. None could pop me with those rounds before I could either take their gear or otherwise compromise their capabilities. It is generally taught with regards to someone approaching you with a bladed weapon, but hand to hand tactics work that way too. The only way to beat the 21' rule is to be robot like quick and even the best humans will not always get it done, or create enough space in tactical retreat to get yours out and fill up center mass.

    Peter, best of luck finding a comfortable and useful holster/vest. I highly recommend that you practice practice practice with whatever holster you decide on. Some of my law enforcement staff always thought it was cool to get the latest and greatest holsters but if they could not use them effectively then they did not get one from the armory.
     
  13. Trent

    Trent Ugly member

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    Peter Pancho, if you are looking for a firearm to go with a holster, I would suggest the new "Air Wieght" models from S&W. I have the M&P "chiefs special" , it's extreamly light wieght, 12oz loaded or unloaded (can't remember which off of the top of my head).
     
  14. Mike T

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    Peter- I have both books, if you're near Tacoma and interested I can try to find where I last put them and loan them to you. If you want your own copies you can go to the WAC gun show next weekend in Puyallup and pick them up there.
     
  15. Stewart

    Stewart Skunk Happens

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    Beretta Minx... goes in the Mayfly chest pack with my tippet and stuff.

    Not that I disagree with the 21 foot thing, but my assumption is that I will be approached by dirtbags and not jumped by dirtbags. If I get jumped then I guess having a gun won't matter as much...

    The Minx has no "knock down" power, but it sure as *&%# won't feel good. Plus it's concealed if it's in my hand.