Tag: common bag

Death of the Sling Bag?

Death of the Sling Bag?

| June 22, 2018 | 9 Comments

Sling bags are my preferred form factor for carrying firearms and trauma gear, as you can access the bag’s contents without setting it down or taking it off. However, sling bags have fallen out of fashion, and it is almost impossible to find one with the size, construction, and durability necessary to do the job […]

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EDC Bag 90 Day Challenge

EDC Bag 90 Day Challenge

| April 24, 2017 | 1 Comments

I started carrying a PDW everywhere I went in mid-2012. I received my first NFA stamp in January 2013, and have carried an SBR or PDW since. I’ve used a few different bags, but they all shared something: they were “common” bags that were designed to carry something other than a firearm. I stayed away from bags that […]

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October 2016 EDC Updates

October 2016 EDC Updates

| October 27, 2016 | 6 Comments

Here’s an update on my primary EDC bag and its contents. I continue to carry my Adidas Rydell sling bag the vast majority of the time (98%?). It’s starting to show signs of wear, and I will do a post about this in the future. However, it still does exactly what I want to do, […]

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Handling Your Bag in Public: Strapped

Handling Your Bag in Public: Strapped

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

When I meet my friends out in public for a sit-down meal or a cup of coffee, I stow my bag in one of two positions: at my feet, or in a chair next to me. This is what I do to reduce the chance of the bag being stolen, and also to keep track […]

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What Do I Wear? Choosing an EDC Bag

What Do I Wear? Choosing an EDC Bag

| August 30, 2016 | 2 Comments

YouTube channel viewer PerfectTangent asked What informs your decision to carry a given bag with a given weapon on a given day? Situation? Taste? This article will address why I choose the bags / tools to carry at any given time. This is not an article about what I look for in a bag (see this […]

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Solo Active Universal Tablet Sling Bag for EDC Review

Solo Active Universal Tablet Sling Bag for EDC Review

| June 15, 2016 | 1 Comments

For the last three years I’ve carried an SBR or PDW in a bag every where I’ve gone with a few notable exceptions. Flying, going into federal buildings with metal detectors, and a half dozen other times such as attending SHOT Show or going to a professional sporting event. I’ve used the Adidas Rydell bag […]

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Handling Your Bag In Public: The One-Handed Mount

Handling Your Bag In Public: The One-Handed Mount

I was doing the “bail out” drill at a QSI vehicle gunfighting class. The drill involved dealing with an immediate threat on the driver’s side, then getting out and engaging additional threats. I wanted this drill to be as true-to-life as possible, so I put my SBR bag in the backseat of the car. I dealt […]

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Handling Your Bag In Public: Standing In Line

Handling Your Bag In Public: Standing In Line

| January 6, 2016 | 4 Comments

I work downtown, and am often in close proximity to people I don’t know. Some times I have to wait in line with strangers, usually at lunch or dinner time. Here’s a short video on how I manage my bag while standing in line or in a crowd.

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I’m Thinking About Going Back

I’m Thinking About Going Back

| December 17, 2015 | 33 Comments

Back to the AK, that is. I started my first two SBR projects about five years ago. One was my now failed Glock enclosure project, and the other was a Mini Draco AK47 SBR. I carried the Mini Draco for some time before opting for my AR15 pistol in .300 Blackout. The primary driver for […]

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Why I don’t recommend two strap bags for EDC

Why I don’t recommend two strap bags for EDC

| November 27, 2015 | 4 Comments

When I first started carrying my SBR AK47 almost three years ago, I mostly used the Agama backpack by Mountain Hardware. I chose the Agama backpack (or the High Sierra Soak hydration bag) because they were innocuous and blended into my environments. I was allowed to use my EDC bags and SBR / PDW in classes […]

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