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#6258949 - 06/13/18 06:12 AM Loaded for Bear
EdP Offline
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Registered: 03/04/12
Posts: 1073
Loc: meadowview, Virginia
Black bears are becoming a problem on the AT in these parts. I have pistols suitable for bear defense if necessary, the problem I have is how to carry. Where/how do you carry a pistol while wearing a backpack with waist belt and shoulder straps?

I remember an account of a (Alaskan I think) guide carrying out a load of meat when a brownie took a swipe at him. He ducked, the bear hit the backpack knocking him down, but he pulled and fired his revolver ultimately killing the bear. Again, backpack shoulder straps, waist belt to shift weight to the hips, so where was the revolver carried?

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#6258952 - 06/13/18 06:22 AM Re: Loaded for Bear [Re: EdP]
luvcanids Offline
trapper

Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 788
Loc: SE PA ,VT,
The waist belt on my old external frame allows a cross draw holster to be attached.

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#6258964 - 06/13/18 06:51 AM Re: Loaded for Bear [Re: EdP]
the Blak Spot Offline
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Registered: 12/23/10
Posts: 1640
Loc: central arkansas
Chest rig
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#6259065 - 06/13/18 09:10 AM Re: Loaded for Bear [Re: EdP]
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Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 19526
Loc: Minnesota
Shoulder, chest and practice... practice
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#6259075 - 06/13/18 09:18 AM Re: Loaded for Bear [Re: EdP]
160user Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 11477
Loc: MN
12 gauge slug gun!
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#6259122 - 06/13/18 10:30 AM Re: Loaded for Bear [Re: EdP]
nightlife Offline
trapper

Registered: 05/05/08
Posts: 2191
Loc: Mn
Put on your pack and th n see which area is easyist to reach then look at ways to carry your pistol there

For me that worked out to be just to the right of my belly button, not at the waist but up higher with the but almost horizontal so I put a strap between the pack straps at th right height and that is where I put my holster

A friend just gave me a strap that fastens to your belt kind of like a Sam brown belt to put my holster on it puts the house later in a slightly different spot but I think it will work out a bit better
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#6259192 - 06/13/18 12:24 PM Re: Loaded for Bear [Re: the Blak Spot]
Aaron Proffitt Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/14/07
Posts: 6200
Loc: OK
Originally Posted By: the Blak Spot
Chest rig


Exactly
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#6259263 - 06/13/18 02:38 PM Re: Loaded for Bear [Re: EdP]
BigBob Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 14158
Loc: St. Louis Co, Mo
I always put mine on the LH shoulder strap in front.
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#6259327 - 06/13/18 05:20 PM Re: Loaded for Bear [Re: EdP]
Davexx1 Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/07/09
Posts: 86
Loc: Winter Springs, Florida
Check out Pistolpackaging.com belt and holster options. Maybe they have something that would work for you. I carry a 14" 7x30 Contender in one of their shoulder belt/holster combinations.

http://www.pistolpackaging.com/Bandito_Shoulder_Belt_p/bsb.htm

Dave

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#6259428 - 06/13/18 09:10 PM Re: Loaded for Bear [Re: EdP]
jeff karsten Offline
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Registered: 06/27/15
Posts: 502
Loc: rogers city mi.
if I was worried about bears it'd be in my hand
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#6259636 - 06/14/18 06:31 AM Re: Loaded for Bear [Re: Aaron Proffitt]
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 7164
Loc: Central NC
Originally Posted By: Aaron Proffitt
Originally Posted By: the Blak Spot
Chest rig


Exactly


x3...that's how my .41 mag rode all those yrs guiding in Idaho.
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#6259647 - 06/14/18 07:03 AM Re: Loaded for Bear [Re: the Blak Spot]
wyote Offline
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Registered: 01/17/07
Posts: 338
Loc: NW Wyoming
Originally Posted By: the Blak Spot
Chest rig


X4
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