Sorry, missed that I guess. Still, that looks ridiculous.
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Sure it does the bag stood a bit shy of 2 feet tall, but I'm still doing daily errands on my bike, not hurting anything.
How do you like the Ogio tail bag? I'm a huge Ogio fan boy, they make fantastic products, and I'm considering swapping my nelson riggs saddle bags for a full Ogio set up. There is already a thread on the saddle bags, so my query is specifically about the tail bag.
Looks to have plenty of room lol.
I wrote a review here:
Ogio Tail Bag Review
To keep it short, I love the bag. Backpacks are cumbersome and get heavy (especially when you have to carry a ton of stuff). Plus the tail bag carries a ton more room than any backpack I've ever seen. And if you've already got Ogio stuff, you know the quality is superb. What really sold me was the mounting method. Check out the pics, there's no chance for it rubbing paint off.
LOL This! Why do you carry a gun around with you?
Probably a similar reason why most of you wear a helmet: Protection.
I've tried carrying a S&W642 in my jacket pocket, but with gloves on its almost impossible to get out and unless I'm at a redlight - shooting while on a bike is impossible. I've tried it and it didn't work out well since I'm a right handed shooter and as soon as you go to grab the gun, you start slowing down. Not a good thing in an imaginary cager vs biker shootout.
Then I wore my G26 in my waistband, its easier to get to but still impossible to shoot on the move. But when I would pull up to redlight I'd notice awkward looks from the people next to me. It took me a while to realize what was going on until a cop pulled me over and told me my gun was showing.
Ever since then I just carry the Glock in my tailbag. Ideally, a velcro'd pocket in a tank back would be the perfect place for quick access while riding, but again its still impossible to shoot and ride. So I keep it in my tail bag and throw it on when I get where I'm going. The best defense a biker has against road rage is their throttle, wisdom, and decision making abilities in my opinion.
I've only had to use it once, saw two hoodrats robbing an old guy downtown. When the cops showed up I was body slammed into the ground because everyone pointed at me and said "Thats the guy with the gun!!!" but when the story was straightened out they gave me a ride back to my car, gave me my gun back and said good job. I didn't even get interviewed or have to fill out paperwork.
Big difference from the U.K. huh?