Any CCW Fanny Pack users out there?

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by Wrecked, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. Wrecked

    Wrecked New Member

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    With spring and summer right around the corner I am considering a CCW fanny pack. I am a t-shirt, cargo shorts and Tevas kinda guy and don't think I can utilize an IWB holster. I have been looking at the Bagmaster Rip Cord. Any advice on fanny packs would be appreciated.
     
  2. big_bad_kitty

    big_bad_kitty New Member

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    I carry that way everyday and have for the last couple of years! Get a good one if you decide to go that route. I carry a Kimber Ultra Covert II with an extra magazine full of 45ACP's and it works great. Would not think of doing it any other way.
     

  3. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Years ago when I got my first carry permit I bought a nice leather fanny pack/holster. I've never used it. Just sayin'
     
  4. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If you want everyone to know you are carrying a fanny pack or a vest in the Summer is the way to go. I carry a full size 1911 under a color or print tee shirt just fine, and only the Shadow knows.
     
  5. Wrecked

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    Thanks! I am probably going to carry my XD9 in the fanny pack. My G17 is great for winter, but I am pretty sure it won't be for a summer CCW.
     
  6. Wrecked

    Wrecked New Member

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    I see your point. Maybe I'll get a FP and an IWB and see what works best for me. :)
     
  7. griffin81

    griffin81 New Member

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    I carry every day in a shoulder bad aka man purse but I have everything I need in it and it works well for me.

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    Just what I use daily.

    play the victim, be the victim
     
  8. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Agree :cool:
     
  9. First Sgt

    First Sgt New Member

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    Hogwash!...The average "sheeple" has difficulties seeing their nose to spite their face....Carry the way you want and refine when you feel it's necessary...I'd much rather someone carry in a "fanny pack" or wear a "vest" than not carry at all...JMO
     
  10. Viking

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    I see a fair number of guys with fanny packs when I'm in Grants Pass or Medford, Oregon and since I carry that way most frequently my guess is that probably 90% are carrying concealed. For a skinny guy like me it's rather hard to hide the size of weapon I carry though I do have a Bianchi Ranger Viper shoulder holster that is very comfortable to wear with heavier jackets. With more moderate weather I need to get a jacket shirt that's long enough to cover a high ride holster. For summer time I mostly wear t-shirts so I may have to spend some $$$ and get me a Kahr. Just have to figure how to breach that idea to my wife.
     
  11. pdbonds

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    I've recently purchased one of these to replace the rip cord type fanny pack. I'm not concerned about if people think I'm carrying... Hell I'd open carry if I could!
     
  12. Viking

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    Here's my take on carrying a fanny pack, I'm just a skinny old guy with gray hair that's getting very thin on top. So to any bad guy I just look like some old harmless guy maybe because I have a fanny pack, just a bit effeminate and nothing to worry about, that kind of gives me the upper hand.
     
  13. LandMonster

    LandMonster New Member

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    Just say no to fanny packs.
     
  14. fudo

    fudo New Member

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    Why do people carry fanny packs or bags? As a place to carry valuables. A two legged rat will be focused on the bag and it will be the first thing that they will make you give up. You will be better off with a small guns in a pocket holsters, like a pair of S&W 642's, for example. (New York Reload.)
     
  15. pdbonds

    pdbonds New Member

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    You make a good argument, but the original point the thread author was making was how to conceal if you're a tshirt, shorts, and sandals person during the summer.
     
  16. Wrecked

    Wrecked New Member

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    Exactly.

    Plus the utility of having a few extra pockets never hurt. :)
     
  17. Viking

    Viking Active Member

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    Please understand, even though a fanny pack is what I use it doesn't mean I like it, in fact I don't. But I can't afford the firearm I want at this time which could easily be concealed with IWB so in staying with a large frame pistol I'm pretty much stuck with the most concealable holster possible for me and that's a fanny pack. With the shoulder holster I always have to have a jacket on which is bulky enough to not print what lies beneath and that can make for being too warm even on a somewhat cool day, especially when going inside heated buildings.
     
  18. fudo

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    I've been carrying guns for 38 years, every day that I wasn't in the hospital. I never carried in a fanny pack. Here, in Oklahoma, I have seen temperatures as high as 121. There is no open carry here, but carrying IWB or in a pocket holster is not a problem, and less of an invitation to thieves.
     
  19. armed1212

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    I have one the my father left me after he passed, I remember being a kid thinking it was nerdy till I realized what was in it, so I use it now n then works great when I'm out fishing the local canals hold my gun, id's, n tackle. Good to have item
     
  20. levelcross

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    A fanny pack is not for me, but that is part of what makes this Country Great...having a choice. I know a lady that carries a fanny pack when she runs and rides her bike. She picked up a pocket holster for a LCP and carries her extra mag in it while in the fanny pack.

    If a fanny pack gets you to carry everywhere and every day then I say go for it, like I said just not for me.