This thread is not a debate on firearms vs spray so please don't make it that. I respect a fishermans choice to decide what works best for them. This is not about that choice.
My decision it to do one, or both. My philosophy is to always have something on me for protection and safety whether two or four legged critters. Depending upon location I will have spray alone or spray and either my .40S&W or .44mag both with hardcast. I've got the spray and .40S&W holster/carry method down but don't have an adequate holster. I, most likely, will be getting the Double D Guides Choice shoulder rig for my Colt Anaconda as I feel that access to the revolver quickest to deploy.
Here is my question / dilemma. Being new to FF it seems we tend to carry much of our gear on our torso whether in a vest, waist pack, around the neck or shoved in our pockets. We also have to deal with waders and our gear. Much of the gear would need to be readily accessible for use, including the holster and pistol. For you fellas that carry a pistol, what is your method of carry?
I still have a lot of gear to by including what method to carry and hold my fishing tackle. I'm leaning towards a vest but seems it would interfere with a shoulder rig. Waist pack could interfere with a hip holster at any position on the belt. So, how do you carry?
FYI, whether hunting, hiking or just being in the outdoors I tend to carry a lot of gear. Gear generally consists of items directly related to the hobby I am doing at the moment as well as safety and survival gear to allow me to stay in the bush over night if needed in an emergency. Yes, I am the guy who packs checked baggage for a short weekend trip when traveling by airline.