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Loaded for Bear #6258949
06/13/18 11:12 AM
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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?

Re: Loaded for Bear [Re: EdP] #6258952
06/13/18 11:22 AM
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The waist belt on my old external frame allows a cross draw holster to be attached.

Re: Loaded for Bear [Re: EdP] #6258964
06/13/18 11:51 AM
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Re: Loaded for Bear [Re: EdP] #6259065
06/13/18 02:10 PM
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Re: Loaded for Bear [Re: EdP] #6259075
06/13/18 02:18 PM
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Re: Loaded for Bear [Re: EdP] #6259122
06/13/18 03:30 PM
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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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Re: Loaded for Bear [Re: the Blak Spot] #6259192
06/13/18 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted By: the Blak Spot
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Exactly


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Re: Loaded for Bear [Re: EdP] #6259263
06/13/18 07:38 PM
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I always put mine on the LH shoulder strap in front.


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Re: Loaded for Bear [Re: EdP] #6259327
06/13/18 10:20 PM
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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

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Re: Loaded for Bear [Re: EdP] #6259428
06/14/18 02:10 AM
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if I was worried about bears it'd be in my hand


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Re: Loaded for Bear [Re: Aaron Proffitt] #6259636
06/14/18 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted By: Aaron Proffitt
Originally Posted By: the Blak Spot
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Exactly


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Re: Loaded for Bear [Re: the Blak Spot] #6259647
06/14/18 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted By: the Blak Spot
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