This is a discussion on fanny packs within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; i need a small fanny pack that is fast to draw. anyone have any experience with a good one?...
i need a small fanny pack that is fast to draw. anyone have any experience with a good one?
the problem with many "gun" fanny packs is they look like your carrying a gun..i prefer just a regular fanny pack that can be bought at your local sporting goods store or even online..with a few modifications,they work just fine..
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The 5.11 fanny pack that goes with the sling pack seems to be a good design. The TDI fanny pack is also very small. They all seem to have followed the Hawkepaks Micro Gunpak design. They have 2 designs and are very reasonable at $34.95 & $44.95. The 5.11 and TDI packs may be smaller by comparison. The smallest one I have seen is the Eagle runners gunpack, but it only holds something the size of a 642 or SP-101.
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I made my own. Nutnfancy (youtube) has a video where he shows how he converted a cheapo walmart fanny pack to carry his preferred edc. Essentially, find one that's big enough for your gun, then cut out any interior pockets on the body side of the main pocket. Cut a piece of plexi/lexan to be the approximate shape of the pack so it can fit inside on the back wall. Get a pocket holster (cheapo uncle mike's or equivalent) and a good selection of velcro.
back wall of fanny pack
sew-on velcro to back wall
I ended up wrapping a velcro strap around the pocket holster and plexi just to help hold it on. It takes some testing to get the gun to fit just right - I ended up angling mine so I wouldn't need a retention strap. My draws are about on par with a tuckable IWB holster. I keep a Beretta 85F in there for dog walking or bike riding. If you want pics, I can take a few and post them up here.
I use this in medium for my G-19,23 and 36. Good quality resonable price.
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You'll look like a CIA agent, of which many carry in a fanny pack. LOL
There are a lot of motorcycle fanny packs, that are set up with holsters inside to carry a gun.
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i looked at the 511 and it looks like that might work. i am going to use it to walk trails in a public park in the summer and with the summer clothes i wear i can't conceal in the hotter months. although i'm not hot on the fanny pack but i see no other option. as far as style or it screams gun i don't care, i'm old.
I have a fanny pack that I got about 25-30 years ago...I use to carry it in the 80's with my S&W 646 .357 in it...But now in the year 2011 I have one problem with it...it's a fanny pack.
I bought a fanny pack from Sportsman Guide. It is made of black sheep skin. It uses velcro either left or right opening. It holds both my Cougar 8000 as well as my 586 revolver. $19.95
I have a Bianchi Ranger fanny pack that's about 18 years old.
Great bag with Velcro closer for the gun compartment. I would love to get another.
They came in fair colors and don't stand out.
Proud Ruger & SIG owner, in the Free State of Arizona
I use the 5.11 as well. it is small and fits tight to the body. I run in it and it keeps the pistol secure, no flopping around. There is room for a gun and spare mags, no xtra pockets for any thing else. the side pockets are so small as to be useless, you could probably get an ipod shuffle or a couple of keys in there, but not much else. It is made really well and the belt stays tight. I think I only paid about $25.
Maybe It's just were I have lived but I would think wearing a fanny pack at all would attract major attention to you, I can't speak for other parts of the country but I haven't seen a fanny pack since the early early 90's. Maybe hiking or something, but aside from that I'd think that wouldn't look normal.
I used a fanny pack when riding my bike till i started getting mouth from my wife.
She said a fanny pack now days says Hi im carrying a gun to everyone.
Got me a good bellyband.
Anyway, I agree with your wife. Anytime I see a fanny pack, I assume it probably has a gun in it.
Granted, I am a bit biased, as most here are. We look for the signs. Most people probably would not. They would see a fanny pack and just think "80s"