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.

About the Author:

Short Barrel Shepherd Short Barrel Shepherd is a regular guy and works to make Web sites and mobile apps easier for people to use. He spends his free time attending fight-focused firearm, knife, and combatives training, motorcycling, writing, and playing games. His daily carry is a Glock 19 pistol and an AR15 .300 Blackout pistol in a backpack.

4 Comments on "Handling Your Bag In Public: Standing In Line"

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  1. Tommy says:

    Fantastic video – You make a few GREAT points and really reinforce why a backpack is a bad idea, but a sling bag is the right tool for the job.

    Thanks for the site and great content-

  2. B R KURTZ B R KURTZ says:

    I keep hoping someone will come up with a two strap backpack type bag for this purpose, that can be “reconfigured” as a sling bag (and visa-versa). The idea being that sometimes both types of carry are necessary and having the option to choose is never a bad idea. So far the best Ive found are bags that allow one strap to be un-buckled then buckled to the opposite side–it sorta works(depending on the bag); but none so far allow the un-used straps to be removed or stowed away.

  3. Bill regina says:

    What state do you live in.

    You have a 300. Bo sbr or pistol in that bag. ?

    Barrel length.?


    What do you do when you encounter a venue for no ccw or weapons and you have your bag?

    • Short Barrel Shepherd Short Barrel Shepherd says:

      Hi there — I currently reside in Minnesota, although I have taken a PDW or SBR (with transit approval from the ATF) to several other states. The bag you see can house either a .300 BLK AR15 pistol or SBR AK47.

      Original Mini Draco SBR post: http://shortbarrelshepherd.com/mini-draco-ak47-sbr-review/
      Original .300 BLK AR15 pistol post: http://shortbarrelshepherd.com/lets-be-brief-my-briefcase-ar15/

      If you’re interested in the further development of those projects there should be links on the site as well as the search function.

      In regards to places that do not allow weapons on premise: in general I either avoid those altogether or proceed, depending on the venue or the state. I won’t carry where it’s illegal, and in Minnesota it is not illegal to ignore a “no weapons” sign. In some states it is, so of course that changes my response.

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