Because I used to carry my backpack everywhere I went and I can see myself carrying a pistol in it if and when I don't want to or can't dress around my pistol. Say if I were at the beach or some other set of extraordinary circumstances. Thanks for the input sammeow.No, I have not.
Well, the first question is why?
If you are going places that do not allow CC then I am sure they don't allow OTB as well.
There have been times, I admit, when I have carried OTB, off the body. In a small shoulder bag not a backpack.
At my side and accessible without too much fuss.
When she reached it to show us how she carried, it was smooth and fast, so I'm guessing she trained that way. No she did not pull it out and brandish it......Thanks for the response ShooterGranny. Did she actually train to draw it from the backpack or just transported it in there?
Great points, but unless I misread the OP (and I could have) I believe s/he meant a backpack as an alternative for carrying IWB or OWB for EDC or CCW. You're 100% right, a rifle in a bag for bugout use or to pack into the woods is a popular item.I've built lots of gun specifically for back backs.
Most of for hikers or wilderness campers. Some have been built specifically to be 'bugout' guns...which are meant to be low profile but lethal if needed.
There is a whole industry devoted to such things and you have to be looking specifically for it to find it.
Backpack guns are a fact of life and I'd be willing to bet that most people would be very surprised if they had a clue what was carried in some of them.
Some carry handguns. Some carry take down rifles that can be assembled in a moments notice.
I carried in a fanny pack a couple of times. Does that count? I switched immediately to pocket carry and that's been my daily method for 9 years now.Aside from the obvious drawback of not having the gun on your person, has anyone experimented with this method? All input is welcome.