Fanny pack for concealed carry

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    I was looking for a good fannypack to carry at special times. Like when going boating or skiing. I didn't like the ones that were made just for carry because they were too big. So I made my own out of a smaller pack $4.00 at Walmart and a fobus roto paddle holster. See the link from my earlier thread. It works great and holds the weapon better than any out there.
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    I sometimes use a fanny pack. I used one the entire time I was on a work detail rebuilding trails this past summer. It was hot sweaty work with a lot of bending down. I also use one while riding my bike and in other situations where it won't stand out like on the hiking trail or the beach. They are also good in the car. In most other situations though, I feel they scream gun and also they make drawing from concealment way to slow.

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    I have a fannypack that I sometime use to carry my 35mm camera and my BUG at same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raevan View Post
    I have a fannypack that I sometime use to carry my 35mm camera and my BUG at same time.
    Good idea. As I stated in earlier posts, I'm a "beginning gun aficionado" and I have worn fanny packs when I run out of pockets, for travelling, hiking, shopping, etc. and yes it's a great place to carry a small digital camera, a load of car keys and eyeglass case.

    I guess I was one of the "sheeple" because the sight of a fanny pack never screamed "GUN" to me. It just never rang any bells in my head other than that person needed more pockets. Now after joining this site and searching for a holster, I know better.

    The example picture of the holster/fanny pack placed earlier in this thread, was the most "normal" looking fanny pack I've seen. The ones I've seen in the sports shops are those huge square ones, that look like you're carrying a first aid kit.

    After reading the example of the poor soul who had his weapon in a back pack and it fired, accidently wounding a young lady, is it a good idea to carry a loaded weapon in a fanny pack? Or do you carry it empty with a speed loader next to it or the magazine next to it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cherokee View Post

    I guess I was one of the "sheeple" because the sight of a fanny pack never screamed "GUN" to me. It just never rang any bells in my head other than that person needed more pockets. Now after joining this site and searching for a holster, I know better.
    I'm with Cherokee on this one. I've used a fanny pack for years... long before I ever thought carrying a gun, and Imnever gave it a second thought. Guess I'm going to be giving it second thoughts now.....
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    If you hasve a pistol holster inside the fanny pack with the trigger covered by the holster you shouldn't have a problem, ND's are usually caused by the gun just floating around loose. Any fanny pack can be conferted with a holster, just buy an Uncle Mikes nylon holster sew Velcroe on the back and sew the other piece onto where you want it positioned in the pack.

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    Galco elite holster is a fanny pac, several sizes, will carry a full sized 1911 or a S&W 625 4' barrel. Nobody gives it a second glance.

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    Most of the time I carry in an OWB holster........ When it is really warm or hot....... and I'm wearing shorts and a tee shirt I will carry in a fanny pack.

    I probably will get slammed for this BUT a handgun inside a fanny pack IS concealed. Yes, some will know or guess that one wearing a fanny pack is "packin'" but ....... for me..... I would rather be armed ALL the time....... I don't go anywhere without a firearm on my hip (or my stomach!). I hope you don't either.

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    I use a fanny pack most of the time.

    I'd like to get a carrying case for going to nice resturaunts that I can just set on the table. Getting all dressed up then throwing a fanny pack on kind of ruins it.

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    I have used one before and still do on the odd occasion. Mine doesn't look like a fanny pack holster. I took a real fanny pack and modified it a little to hold a holster and be able to rip it open.

    Also, I have found that if the fanny pack is some color, like blue or red or green, it will not scream gun to most people. Mine is bright blue and no one has ever given it a second glance.

    I tend to restrict wearing mine to when we are someplace where there are lots of tourists so I blend in well with it.
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    In FL no one looks at someone wearing a fanny pack twice. Now if it is summer and you have a sports coat or jacket to cover your gun or if you have a bulge on your waist, people might think you have something to hide (like a collostomy bag).

    I also wear hawaiian shirts, and no one but my wife and shooting buddies know I carry OWB when I do.

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    i have a few fanny packs that i stopped using because for some reason the thumb safety on a 1911 will get disengaged every time and im just not comfortable with condition 0 carry.

    ive since started using a safepacker with great results.

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    Now wait a minute

    Chancho. When you are a man, sometimes you wear stretchy pants in your room. It's for fun.


    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    but on ocassion...it works well...

    But that one in the advertisement...

    "Say fella, that fanny pack (did I just say fanny?)...oh my gosh, oh my gosh...goes so well with those nice green pants...perhaps a blue scarf and some green mittens would help...golly, what a combo!"



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    I'll use one from time to time. Roma Leather makes a nice one in several sizes. They have an extra velcro strap on the back of the bag which loops over your belt, holding the bag in place...
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    Fanny packs are nice in that they're convenient, because you can carry other things, too. I just got tired of being labeled a cop when I carried one, so I stopped. I might add that I also tried carrying a converted fanny pack, too. Apparently, where I live, they just scream gun.
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