Tag: purpose built 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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That’s What She Said: Vertx EDC Transit Review

That’s What She Said: Vertx EDC Transit Review

| May 3, 2017 | 2 Comments

I began carrying the Vertx EDC Commuter Sling 2 years ago (read my review). Apart from the everyday wear and tear you might expect of a daily carry bag, I pressure tested this bag through: 16 hours of force-on-force training 16 hours of close quarters force-on-force training 16 hours of low-light force-on-force training 8 hours […]

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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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Yukon Outfitters Overwatch Tactical Sling Bag First Impressions Review

Yukon Outfitters Overwatch Tactical Sling Bag First Impressions Review

| August 26, 2016 | 1 Comments

I am a big believer in one-strap bags worn across the body. They offer a good mix of retention, support, and accessibility. Of all the one-strap bag types (messenger bag, satchel, laptop bag), my favorite is the sling backpack. At $30 – $50, the Overwatch by Yukon Outfitters is an overtly “tactical” bag with some […]

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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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That’s What She said: Strong Hand or Super-Strong Hand?

That’s What She said: Strong Hand or Super-Strong Hand?

| February 24, 2016 | 1 Comments

We hosted a trauma class two weeks ago. One of my favorite moments was a story the instructor (Robert Schoening of LHGK – he’s fantastic – take his class if you get the opportunity) told about how some students bristled at the term “weak side” and asserted that “they only had strong sides…but one side was […]

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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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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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Purses vs other types of bags

Purses vs other types of bags

| October 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

From the WarriorTalk forum, on a thread about women carrying a firearm in a purse : Just a little gasoline on the fire; but how is Purse Carry any worse than Sneaky Bag Carry? In short, a lot worse. Purses are usually carried in the hand or via a strap on the same side, are […]

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That’s what she said: More Words on Purse Carry

That’s what she said: More Words on Purse Carry

| October 12, 2015 | 1 Comments

I spent some time with Melody Lauer of Limatunes, John Lauer, and Jon Johnston of Ballistic Radio a couple of weeks ago. Melody was doing research on purse carry, and I was able to take part in the process.  The 2 part series came out this week. If you or someone you love carries in […]

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