My environment and activity level can change dramatically on a short notice.With your level of SA, that seems like a great plan. You take a much more serious approach to thinking ahead than many people do, I generally am against off body carry.
I have a pack of Mountain House Chilli Mac, and a compact water purifier😉I was going to ask if you made house calls, as well as office work...that makes your travel plan all the more appropriate...that sling bag could be very important...and should maybe contain some vittles, too!!!
Cash is something I need to add… Thanks for mentioning that.Nice setup and handy.
I keep a small messenger type bag in the vehicle. Bag has changed over the years but contents are fairly standard. Water, thermos, matches and lighter, poncho, space blanket, spare knife, cash, bandana, and long term snacks.
Use the contents on a regular basis. The musette bag concept has not changed in over 200 years. It works.
Yes, I agree my bag is not exactly “ gray” in its appearance. And while that may be a consideration at some point, right now I don’t really care too much about it.In answer to your question, I now EDC a Sig P365MS exclusively. The Sig is carried AIWB. Prior to the Sig, I carried a FN High Power for many years preceded by a Colt 1911. Though I carry the Sig on my person, I always have an additional handgun with suitable holster securely stored in my vehicles. The weapon in my vehicle is most typically a 1911 but at times could be a larger Sig 9MM such as a P229 or a 9MM High Power. The vehicle stored weapon is not typically readily accessible for immediate defensive use. I carry it with me as a “spare” should my primary EDC become compromised for any reason.
Like others have mentioned, I also carry a go bag. In addition to providing instant access to a small inventory of crucial personal protection and preservation items throughout the day, it serves as my grab bag when spending the night away from home in a hotel, available for an immediate evac with confidence that nothing important will be left behind.
While I do like your bag for its appearance and obvious rugged design, I got rid of my 782-gear go bags several years ago. There are many outstanding backpacks available today in every size and configuration imaginable. When carried today, no one bats an eye as backpacks have become largely ubiquitous in settings from coffee shops to board rooms. I developed the opinion that the military styled packs attracted unwanted attention in “civilized” settings. The effect is multiplied if the bag’s owner is wearing Carhart, Duluth Trading, Cabela’s, 411s, and similar clothing. I see the military surplus bags as an unwanted tell that the bag’s carrier is armed.
Just for fun, if you carry two guns, but not necessarily on body all the time, explain how you carry it and why you want to.
I always have the j frame in the pocket, and a second gun with me everywhere I go, but not always on the body.
Usually, I supplement the j frame with the G26 or the 1911.
If dress does not allow for anything but pocket carry, my sling bag is always close by with a second gun, which is more capable for things that can happen in an office environment or, in the bad part of town in which I work.
The sling bag contains First Aid supply’s, emergency drinking water packets extra OC spray,and extra ammo for both guns as well as one optional holster for each gun.
Today, I am on body carrying a most trusted combination.
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Should I need or desire to offload one as the day wears on, or add one, it is carried in the sling bag.
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As mentioned, the sling bag has an optional holster for each gun and I can quickly change carry methods for each gun as the day progresses and my environment or comfort level changes.
The sling bag makes my life much easier on the go, and carries both my personal and work devices as well as emergency supplies.
If I am in the office, and something like an active shooter happens, I have a tool on hand that would be more preferable to the j frame.
The sling bag is always with me, or locked up in my office should I need to be gone briefly somewhere else in the building. It has been my method now for 6 years, and has worked out very well.