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    I'm back

    Hello everyone if you have been thinking it has been a while since you last saw or heard from me you would be correct. A new job with more responsibilities and a new motorcycle (2007 Suzuki Boulevard c90t 1500!) has kept me busy. I have not had much time to get out and open carry, get on the forum or make any meetings. I do not suppose adult life every really slows down but for the moment all of the pieces are where they need to be. I am assuming I missed the annual open carry picnic I hope it went well. Thank you to every one who has been open carrying for me the last few months. I did open carry for the first time in a long time a few nights ago inside the new Poulsbo Safeway. No problems at all but it was also late enough in the night there was not much foot traffic. It felt real good to get the dust off the XD and open carry again. I hope everyone is doing well and hope to see some of you soon
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    5 1/2 months - why it seems like yesterday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    5 1/2 months - why it seems like yesterday

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    lol thank you Grapeshot
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    Quote Originally Posted by fire suppressor View Post
    a new motorcycle (2007 Suzuki Boulevard c90t 1500!) has kept me busy.
    Wow, they are slow to ship out ! lol

    A neat machine !

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    Quote Originally Posted by fire suppressor View Post
    A new job with more responsibilities and a new motorcycle (2007 Suzuki Boulevard c90t 1500!) has kept me busy. snipped--
    Nice bike indeed. Presume you'll be riding it to some of the OC get togethers.

    Here is some of the original advertising release from 2007:



    http://www.topspeed.com/motorcycles/...t-ar11791.html
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    A open carry motorcycle ride would be fun, I am not aware of any off the top of my head. I have been doing some open carry with my XD and a black hawk drop leg holster. I think I have seen too many wrecks I don't want to land on my gun and break my hip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fire suppressor View Post
    A open carry motorcycle ride would be fun, I am not aware of any off the top of my head. I have been doing some open carry with my XD and a black hawk drop leg holster. I think I have seen too many wrecks I don't want to land on my gun and break my hip.
    A guy I know lost his gun off of his hip when he crashed, he had hit a deer and went sliding down the road, a concerned citizen who stopped to help him saw it in the middle of the road.

    When I was riding I found that the leg holster worked out better for me.
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    A recent picture taken near the hood canal bridge
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    My primary transportation is a motorcycle and has been for decades. I really haven't worked out a solid technique for open carrying on a bike. I wear a high ride strong side holster or a shoulder holster, both turn into concealed carry. Obviously you can take off your jacket and open carry that way but I end up just wearing the jacket everywhere.
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    Welcome Back.
    - Nice bike! We've actually had a pretty good summer for riding this year.
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