The fanny pack is the universal sign that A) You just emerged from your mom’s basement because you’re out of cheetos, or B) You’re man enough to recognize the utility and comfort of a bag worn about the waist. I happen to be a combination of both.
If I weren’t married, I 100% would rock the fanny pack more often. As it stands, it is my dog walk, yard work, ruck walk, occasional around the house, and (if I’m not with my wife) grocery store companion. I think it’s a sign of maturity. At least that’s what I tell myself.
My fanny pack serves as a holster, mag pouch, and trauma kit when I’m out and about.
Whatchu Got in that bag?
- A pistol. If it’s a Glock it gets a trigger holster.
- A spare magazine
- A tourniquet
- Wallet, flashlight, dog poop bags, etc.
My cover story is it contains my insulin and blood sugar monitor. Pick a story that works for you. Especially if you wear it in a gym or somewhere where it could draw more than passing interest.
My fanny pack is the Maxpedition Octa Versipack. While it’s not a purpose built gun bag, it holds a glock 19 easily in the main compartment. If you have a striker fired gun, consider a trigger guard holster like the MIC for protecting that trigger. Tie that holster through a grommet hole so it tears away when you draw. You should also consider cutting away all internal mesh/dividers in the intended gun compartment. No obstructions, nothing to hang on.
The front pockets can carry spare mag, a small LED light, TQ’s, dog poop bags, etc.
Only keep the pistol in the main pouch, with nothing else in that segment of the bag. It has 2 zipper pulls on the main pouch. I removed one, and on the other I hung a longer segment of green paracord as a pull. Consider also a bead or woven pull tab so you can distinguish the gun zipper from the others without looking.
That’s it. Are you man (or woman) enough to rock a fanny pack?
Here’s photos of the VERY GOOD KG Products BeltBag. I took mine to the range recently and put myself on the timer with it. I was working draws and 1,2, or 3 shots on a 6″ circle at 5 yards. I was getting draw times from 2.5 to 3.0 seconds (concealed from holster puts me at 1.5 seconds or so from beep to first shot). If I were buying a new one, I’d definitely get a KG Products.
There are tons of fanny pack options:
- Maxpedition Octa
- KG Products makes solid gear that my late friend and mentor Paul Gomez endorsed. non-tactical looking is a plus.
- 5.11 select carry.
- DTOM LE fanny pack
- Blackhawk concealed weapon pack
Thanks for reading.
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