Homemade Fanny Pack Holster

Homemade Fanny Pack Holster

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    Homemade Fanny Pack Holster

    Whenever we go waterskiing I always use a fannypack for my wallet, keys and other stuff that would normally go in my pockets. I was looking at buying a holstered fannypack but just didn't want to spend the dollars for it because it only gets used when boating. I would not wear a fannypack any other time.

    So I stopped by Wall Mart and bought a fannypack for $4.00 I then took it home and was figuring how I could design it for good safe use to carry my Glock 27.

    The Fannypack had three compartments, a small one in front for wallet and change. Large one in center and another small one in back.

    I took my Fobus Roto Paddle holster for my G27 and took it apart with the one phillips screw through the back of it. I then decided how I wanted the holster to sit in the fannypack and punched a hole from the back chamber to the center chamber of the pack. I just put the paddle portion in the rear small chamber and the holster portion in the center chamber and screwed them together.

    I now have a great little fannypack holster that holds the gun safer and sturdier than any I could buy. I have attached pictures to share with you all what I am pretty proud of. We went skiing today and it worked perfectly.... A+++ on this one. And the best part is the Fobus Holster is still good for use as intended.
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    Good thinking sometimes you just have to make what you want.

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    good job.

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    Good idea. I have one of the Uncle Mike's packs, and I bet that your pack works better.
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    Great job Rugerman. For $4.00 you can't go wrong. Thanks for sharing your idea and the pics.
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    That is a good idea.
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    ''Necessity is the mother of invention'' - and goes to show what we can often do really quite simply.

    Even better then is when it works - good result for you by looks of it
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    Very cool...

    But, in some situations, nothing screams "I'm carrying a gun" louder than a fanny pack (unless you in a retirement community)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Weeg
    Very cool...

    But, in some situations, nothing screams "I'm carrying a gun" louder than a fanny pack (unless you in a retirement community)


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    That and (abusement) parks where fanny packs are seen a lot also as wallets or anything else in a pocket can be lost on certain rides.

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    Nice work!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weeg
    Very cool...

    But, in some situations, nothing screams "I'm carrying a gun" louder than a fanny pack (unless you in a retirement community)


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    Yes I know Like I said I will only use it when we go water skiing. Otherwise I don't much care for fannypacks.
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    Having only carried for a few months now, I was wondering what I would do when I took the "adopted grandkids" down to the ol' swimming hole. We go to a local creek, which although it runs along a country road, when you get down the banks & around the bend, it's kinda remote.

    Last year as we floated downstream on inner tubes, thinking we had the whole place to ourselves, we suddenly came upon a 20-something man standing near the bank. Turns out he was hunting crayfish. Innocent enough, but it gave me a little scare and made me realize how vulnerable I was in the waist-deep water with 2 young children.

    This year, I planned on being armed, but wasn't sure about actually taking the revolver in the water. But Rugerman, if you actually go waterskiing with your firearm, I'm assuming it gets pretty wet. So I'd be OK? Any special preparation or post-immersion rituals, besides wiping it down?

    BTW - great idea about securing the holster inside the fanny pack. I use a fanny pack - on a woman, it draws less attention than on a man; at least around here, it's not that unusual to see a woman wearing one for everyday use. I just shift it slightly onto my left hip to accomodate the weight, and wear a vest, blazer, or open shirt over my T-shirt or blouse. But I'm not perfectly happy with the way my snubbie sits in the pack. Adding a holster in the way you describe may give me the precise placement I want. Thanks for the idea!

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    Great idea. Looks like it works perfectly.
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    I feel sorry (not really) for the idiot that decides he wants to assault the "Guy with the fanny pack"!!

    In the words of Gomer Pyle,..: surprise, Surprise ,..SURPRISE.

    Looks great!!
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    LibertyGal,

    I don't actually waterski with the pack on. I leave it in the boat when actually skiing. I don't think it would keep the water out. The fact is usually when I go skiing there is nowhere to conceal a handgun. They do make some waterproof packs though that you could modify, or you could put the gun in a ziplock baggie. Makes the draw slow but better than not being armed at all.

    Good Luck
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