Tag: sling 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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Force on Force Personal Training Equipment

Force on Force Personal Training Equipment

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

When I did my first force on force training I carried a G19, a G26, and a box cutter. All of my formal, adult self defense training at the time was with firearms. I knew very little, and as such my options — and FoF gear — were limited. In the last six years, I’ve […]

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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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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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Adidas Capital Sling Bag for EDC Review

Adidas Capital Sling Bag for EDC Review

| October 19, 2015 | 3 Comments

The Adidas Rydell sling bag is the bag I recommend the most for larger-sized PDW and SBR every day carry. Unfortunately it appears that Adidas has discontinued the Rydell. The Capital is the replacement, but unfortunately it’s a poor successor. Things I dislike about the Capital: The main compartment opens at a flatter angle, which makes […]

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That’s What She Said: Hold it Right There!

That’s What She Said: Hold it Right There!

| August 21, 2015 | 1 Comments

There are several considerations for holstering your pistol in your bag: ease of draw retention ability to position for optimal master grip upon draw ease of re-holster durability safety When we purchased the Vertyx EDC Commuter Sling bag, I researched 3 different holster options for EDC I started with the system made for the bag, […]

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That’s What She Said: Letting the Gat out of the Bag

That’s What She Said: Letting the Gat out of the Bag

| August 14, 2015 | 13 Comments

Bag carry is one of those topics that everyone will have to agree to disagree on. Without delving into the philosophy of off body carry, I have developed a set of criteria for a concealed carry bag that make me reasonably confident in its use for defensive scenarios. ease of deployment low profile secure holster […]

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adidas Rydell Sling Bag For EDC Review

adidas Rydell Sling Bag For EDC Review

| October 29, 2014 | 7 Comments

As I mentioned in my post about sling bag sizes, finding the right bag is often a Goldilocks and the 3 Bears. Some bags are too small, some are too large, and some are just right. For my AR15 pistol in .300 Blackout, the Rydell bag by adidas is just about the perfect size. This […]

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Fitting a Sling Bag

Fitting a Sling Bag

| October 27, 2014 | 2 Comments

If your environment and equipment permit it, I recommend investigating a sling bag type of backpack for on-body carry of SBR and PDW. The ability to access the bag while moving, and without removing the bag from your body, offer advantages over traditional two-strap backpacks. Unfortunately, finding the right sling bag can be problematic based […]

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