This is a discussion on "Man-Purses"? within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by GunGeezer It's a "Murse"! (good one)...
No thanks. Might as well stamp "GUN" on your forehead. I'll leave the "purse" to the wife.
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Plus by the time you turn, unzip and pull out your gun.... it might be too late....
I like: reach, pull out and bang.
It kinda does scream out MUG ME like a fanny pack...
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They look like a good idea for hiking around Arizona. I'd take the name tag off to make things a bit less obvious...and would also consider using a fanny pack with my wallet, etc to distract attention away from an IWB holster. The safepacker with a cell phone/headphones attached might also work...particularly if visiting one of the stores that don't allow guns.
I regularly use a Safepacker, to tote a P229. If the Safepacker is not attached to my belt, I will have another handgun on me, concealed by clothing. Actually, even if the Safepacker is on my belt, I still usually have another weapon concealed elsewhere on my body. A Safepacker is an excellent way to carry a service/duty-sized weapon in extremely hot weather.
I believe a Safepacker to look far less "gunny" than waist-pack rigs and those militant-looking things from Maxpedition. I have carried mine right past security at numerous places where handguns are not allowed. (I carry by the rules of my LEO status, not the handgun licensing laws.) I reckon the bigger the size of Safepacker, the more gunny it might look.
The only man purse I will ever use is a fannypack and that's final. And even then, I only use it rarely with certain attire, such as PT gear.
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Butch it up a little.
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I use a Maxoedition Jumbo for a diaper bag. No way was I going to carry around some Winny the Poo backpack or something. I got mine for my weak side and I don't normally use it to carry. If I do it's only an extra BUG. Primary stays on me.
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Wouldn't carry that way, far too unsecure and snatchable.
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I can't find the mag but the one I saw recently that said it was for AR mags, water, your pistol and such. I supposed it was for a survival situation. I have a fanny pack-the first time I went up to Branson MO. I made my wife and mother get fanny packs and leave their purses at home. Also my first pistol was a Beretta model 96 in .40. That sucker is bigger than a colt .45 and on me is hard to carry concealed.
I think it depends on the situation. As a diabetic, when I go hiking or doing some work on the deer lease, it might be a good way to carry a gun, some water, maybe a candy bar or two and a sandwhich, or any meds I might need during the day, and anything as far as a med kit for any injuries or emergencies. For that it might be a good idea.
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