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Re: Which method of carying your side arm do you like best??
« Reply #25 on: October 22, 2010, 12:51:04 PM »
Meaning u need a CWP

What would you need a CPL for? This is an open carry state and if you read the pertinent laws you don't even need a CPL to conceal while fishing, hunting etc.
The reason there are so many Ruger upgrades is because they're necessary.

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Re: Which method of carying your side arm do you like best??
« Reply #26 on: October 22, 2010, 01:10:56 PM »
Meaning u need a CWP

What would you need a CPL for? This is an open carry state and if you read the pertinent laws you don't even need a CPL to conceal while fishing, hunting etc.
This has come up before on another topic and thought I had the answer to this question :dunno: Is anyone 100% sure of this? It just seems too many not sure including me now :dunno:

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Re: Which method of carying your side arm do you like best??
« Reply #27 on: October 22, 2010, 02:05:28 PM »
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=9.41.050

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=9.41.060

RCW 9.41.050
Carrying firearms.   


(1)(a) Except in the person's place of abode or fixed place of business, a person shall not carry a pistol concealed on his or her person without a license to carry a concealed pistol.

     (b) Every licensee shall have his or her concealed pistol license in his or her immediate possession at all times that he or she is required by this section to have a concealed pistol license and shall display the same upon demand to any police officer or to any other person when and if required by law to do so. Any violation of this subsection (1)(b) shall be a class 1 civil infraction under chapter 7.80 RCW and shall be punished accordingly pursuant to chapter 7.80 RCW and the infraction rules for courts of limited jurisdiction.

     (2)(a) A person shall not carry or place a loaded pistol in any vehicle unless the person has a license to carry a concealed pistol and: (i) The pistol is on the licensee's person, (ii) the licensee is within the vehicle at all times that the pistol is there, or (iii) the licensee is away from the vehicle and the pistol is locked within the vehicle and concealed from view from outside the vehicle.

     (b) A violation of this subsection is a misdemeanor.

     (3)(a) A person at least eighteen years of age who is in possession of an unloaded pistol shall not leave the unloaded pistol in a vehicle unless the unloaded pistol is locked within the vehicle and concealed from view from outside the vehicle.

     (b) A violation of this subsection is a misdemeanor.

     (4) Nothing in this section permits the possession of firearms illegal to possess under state or federal law.

RCW 9.41.060
Exceptions to restrictions on carrying firearms.   


The provisions of RCW 9.41.050 shall not apply to:

     (1) Marshals, sheriffs, prison or jail wardens or their deputies, or other law enforcement officers of this state or another state;

     (2) Members of the armed forces of the United States or of the national guard or organized reserves, when on duty;

     (3) Officers or employees of the United States duly authorized to carry a concealed pistol;

     (4) Any person engaged in the business of manufacturing, repairing, or dealing in firearms, or the agent or representative of the person, if possessing, using, or carrying a pistol in the usual or ordinary course of the business;

     (5) Regularly enrolled members of any organization duly authorized to purchase or receive pistols from the United States or from this state;

     (6) Regularly enrolled members of clubs organized for the purpose of target shooting, when those members are at or are going to or from their places of target practice;

     (7) Regularly enrolled members of clubs organized for the purpose of modern and antique firearm collecting, when those members are at or are going to or from their collector's gun shows and exhibits;

     (8) Any person engaging in a lawful outdoor recreational activity such as hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, or horseback riding, only if, considering all of the attendant circumstances, including but not limited to whether the person has a valid hunting or fishing license, it is reasonable to conclude that the person is participating in lawful outdoor activities or is traveling to or from a legitimate outdoor recreation area;

     (9) Any person while carrying a pistol unloaded and in a closed opaque case or secure wrapper; or

     (10) Law enforcement officers retired for service or physical disabilities, except for those law enforcement officers retired because of mental or stress-related disabilities. This subsection applies only to a retired officer who has: (a) Obtained documentation from a law enforcement agency within Washington state from which he or she retired that is signed by the agency's chief law enforcement officer and that states that the retired officer was retired for service or physical disability; and (b) not been convicted or found not guilty by reason of insanity of a crime making him or her ineligible for a concealed pistol license.

I bolded the pertinent part for you, hopefully this will end this debate once and for all.
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Re: Which method of carying your side arm do you like best??
« Reply #28 on: October 22, 2010, 02:30:21 PM »
Cool that wraps that up thanks for the info FC no question in my mind :hello:

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Re: Which method of carying your side arm do you like best??
« Reply #29 on: October 25, 2010, 12:04:48 AM »
You can open carry while bow hunting or need a CCL to carry it under your coat or shirt.

I use a pancake type holster,cross draw.It has a retention strap so it won't fall out when you crouch down to hide,or you just sit down.

I tried it on my suspenders,but it was too heavy for them.I did like where it was though.I would guess ,if you could attach it to your pack strap,it would work better.

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Re: Which method of carying your side arm do you like best??
« Reply #30 on: October 25, 2010, 03:59:36 PM »
You can open carry while bow hunting or need a CCL to carry it under your coat or shirt.

I use a pancake type holster,cross draw.It has a retention strap so it won't fall out when you crouch down to hide,or you just sit down.

I tried it on my suspenders,but it was too heavy for them.I did like where it was though.I would guess ,if you could attach it to your pack strap,it would work better.

Not completely true, you can carry a sidearm concealed without a CPL while bowhunting or engaged in any other lawful outdoor activity.  Please read # 8 of the exceptions rule.
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Re: Which method of carying your side arm do you like best??
« Reply #31 on: October 25, 2010, 04:07:03 PM »
Good grief I even bolded that part!
The reason there are so many Ruger upgrades is because they're necessary.

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Re: Which method of carying your side arm do you like best??
« Reply #32 on: October 25, 2010, 04:18:50 PM »
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Re: Which method of carying your side arm do you like best??
« Reply #33 on: October 25, 2010, 04:29:01 PM »
My Badlands 2800 has a built in holster on it. It worked great in Montana.

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Re: Which method of carying your side arm do you like best??
« Reply #34 on: October 25, 2010, 10:25:25 PM »
Good grief I even bolded that part!

Good for you.Proud of you too.
Guess I'm just stupid huh?Even though I have read to laws many times.

What was I thinking even trying to keep up with you guys?

Funny how many lawyers and holier than thoughs there are on line.
Must be nice never making a mistake huh?

OK I'm done being a bitch for tonight. :hello:

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Re: Which method of carying your side arm do you like best??
« Reply #35 on: October 26, 2010, 02:04:20 AM »


Good for you.Proud of you too.
Guess I'm just stupid huh?Even though I have read to laws many times.

What was I thinking even trying to keep up with you guys?

Funny how many lawyers and holier than thoughs there are on line.
Must be nice never making a mistake huh?

OK I'm done being a bitch for tonight. :hello:

I guess I must be missing something here, there was an ongoing discussion, I rooted out the appropriate RCW's and bolded the pertinent exception. Two posts later someone (you) post an uninformed opinion and I answer it with true disbelief only for you to answer back that it made your butt hurt to find out you were wrong?

I certainly do make mistakes and I own up to them....You should try it next time with a little better grace.
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Re: Which method of carying your side arm do you like best??
« Reply #36 on: October 26, 2010, 09:16:49 AM »
The thing is 95% of gun owners and hunters have no clue this exception exists.  I would say for the non-gun toting public it would be 99.9% have no clue this exists.  Heck I imagine 90% of the Law Enforcement community is ignorant of this as well.
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Re: Which method of carying your side arm do you like best??
« Reply #37 on: October 27, 2010, 08:27:17 AM »
skwim,
Don't take it personally. This handgun issue has been watched, hashed and re-hashed over the past couple of years and some of the guys know it inside and out. If questions don't get asked, nothing gets learned.

My point-of-view on the question has always been that I don't need a holster because I don't need a sidearm.
I'd just like to remind everybody that it's about the hunting, not just the killing. In other words, it's about the total experience, the sport itself and the challenge involved. Bowhunting, done right, is a justifiable and honorable pursuit. Done for the wrong reasons, simply chalking up kills and seeking personal glory, it's taking away rather than giving back to a principled way of life that has to be experienced to be understood. G.StCharles

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Re: Which method of carying your side arm do you like best??
« Reply #38 on: March 15, 2011, 11:26:53 AM »
I use the BlackHawk Special Operations Holster.  It's a tactical thigh rig with a flap to keep crap off of/ out of the gun.  I carry my 17-L in it and it fits perfectly.  The only issue I have had was due to the extended mag release on the gun - when you bent over or leaned just right, the mag would eject.  I cut the mag release down to normal size, and problem solved.  The flap secures up, out of the way with velcro if you want and there is a retention strap to keep the gun secure.  There is accessory pouch on the leading edge of the holster that you can keep an extra mag in or a flashlight like I do.  I don't even notice that I have it on when out and about.  I am in the habit of checking to make sure all is in place after I crawl through or over something, or have to jump down off of something.

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Re: Which method of carying your side arm do you like best??
« Reply #39 on: April 03, 2011, 09:59:52 AM »
OWB on the front of my pack waist band. Its quick draw McGraw for me. Saved my butt, maybe even my life last season when I ended up between a sow and her cub. I spooked em in the brush, cub ran straight at me (could have kicked it) and momma was about 10 feet behind it coming straight at me! Drew fast and fired one off into the ground when the sow was inside 10 feet. She put the brakes on and turned left. If I would have had to fumble to get to my sidearm she would freight trained me. Then another one popped out of the brush, and they both tree'd up. I checked my shorts, and thanked my lucky stars.

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Re: Which method of carying your side arm do you like best??
« Reply #40 on: April 03, 2011, 10:15:34 AM »
Good post FC.  When I fish in a place I have never gone before and I am by myself.  Hunting by myself is important as well.
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Re: Which method of carying your side arm do you like best??
« Reply #41 on: April 03, 2011, 10:54:39 AM »
  When I fish in a place I have never gone before and I am by myself.

I recommend a stainless gun or one you don't care about but still trust. I've discovered that most wader pouches leak  :chuckle: and my fishing partner seems to think its pretty funny when I pour water out of my pistol's barrel after fishing.  :chuckle: :chuckle:
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Re: Which method of carying your side arm do you like best??
« Reply #42 on: April 03, 2011, 12:30:53 PM »
I cruised timber for the last 5 years or so. I was in the woods almost everday. I had a pistol with me everyday. I grew to hate a shoulder holster because it got in the way all the time. (I was carrying a 6" Stainless 629 Smith, 44 mag).

The holster I ended up really liking was the Alaskan guide holster. I ended up carrying a 10mm Glock in it and it rides in the center of your chest. It is easily accessible and doesnt get in the way of a pack at all. (That is the most important plus of it.) The thing i dont like is having to wear a vest or jacket when I choose to conceal it somewhat.

For hiking in the woods with a pack, the guide holster is the best setup Ive found. They even work with my binocs on a harness. The binocs just sit right below the holster when hiking.

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Re: Which method of carying your side arm do you like best??
« Reply #43 on: April 06, 2011, 11:21:39 AM »
Nothin more comforting than the old 44mag at the hip!! And for any of you that are interested in carrying in the other states legaly i have Utah CFP classes! Good for 32 states. Just pm me.

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Re: Which method of carying your side arm do you like best??
« Reply #44 on: June 24, 2011, 04:02:56 PM »
I am relatively new to hunting with a bow, this will be my first season carrying a pistol 357 S&W while in the field bow hunting. Any suggestions would be great as I am confused about the best holster etc!!! I usually have on a pack with a waist strap and a pair of binoculars with a shoulder harness as well. What do you feel is the most comfortable and accessible holster???

Getting back to the original question. I guess I would have to ask what pack you are using.  Some like Blacks Creek have very good straps for hip holsters.  Shoulder holsters are out of the question for me both because of shooting archery and comfort with the pack on.  I like tactical thigh holsters while I'm backpacking, but I'm not sure of anyone making a good one for revolvers.  (would love to hear from someone if there is)When carrying my 686 I had to modify a tac' to carry well on my leg.

Maybe take your pack into a store with a good stock of holsters.  Then you can see how compatible they are with your setup.  Just make sure the holster you choose locks the gun up good.  Last thing you want is to ruin a hunting trip looking for a lost sidearm.  No need to repeat my mistakes.

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Re: Which method of carying your side arm do you like best??
« Reply #45 on: August 23, 2011, 03:52:45 PM »
Had some moron try to tag a deer of mine.  When encountered he jacked a round in his rifle and pointed it at me.  I would have walked away had he not realized that half the local Oregon State police officers were hunting with me.  Guess he didn't like being in the crosshairs of that many trained marksmen :chuckle:.

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Re: Which method of carying your side arm do you like best??
« Reply #46 on: November 23, 2011, 01:25:55 PM »
Leg holster for my 1911

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Re: Which method of carying your side arm do you like best??
« Reply #47 on: November 23, 2011, 01:49:33 PM »
GUIDES CHOICE, CHEST HOLSTER by Diamond D  $155.00
 
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Re: Which method of carying your side arm do you like best??
« Reply #48 on: November 23, 2011, 02:20:21 PM »
As far as comfort when doing a good amount of walking I like a snug fitting shoulder rig as my secondary. My favorite is a serpa rig on a gun belt on my strong side hip. My least favorite is the leg rig. I can never seem to get one with a good lower strap. It's either too tight and rubs the crap outta my knee area or its too loose and bangs on my leg which after a few days starts a dull ache in my hip. I'm a young guy and its just my  :twocents: but leg holsters are only a good idea in movies or when you can't possibly put it anywhere else.
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Re: Which method of carying your side arm do you like best??
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