Tag: purpose built bag

Handling Your Bag In Public: Setting Your Bag Down

Handling Your Bag In Public: Setting Your Bag Down

| August 26, 2015 | 2 Comments

I’ve been carrying a PDW or SBR in an everyday carry bag for about two and a half years. That’s a lot of time spent on public transit, walking downtown, going to malls, stores, movie theaters, coffee shops, trade shows, conferences, and other densely populated areas. Over that period of time I’ve learned a few things […]

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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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Hands On Review With the BLACKHAWK Diversion Waxed Canvas Satchel

Hands On Review With the BLACKHAWK Diversion Waxed Canvas Satchel

| August 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

I believe there are four stages of learning something: theorizing (thinking), practicing, training, and doing. For most of us, self-defense never reaches the “doing” phase, so we spend most of our time theorizing, practicing, and training, in descending order. Most people spend the majority of their time theorizing, fewer practice at home or at a static […]

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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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BLACKHAWK! Diversion Waxed Canvas Satchel First Impressions Review

BLACKHAWK! Diversion Waxed Canvas Satchel First Impressions Review

We saw some great bags at SHOT Show 2015 this year, including the 5.11 Box Pack and the Vertx Commuter Sling bag, the latter we wound up purchasing. We also spent quite a bit of time talking with Chris Laack from BLACKHAWK! He was one of our favorite people in 2014, as he understood the concept of […]

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Riding Shotgun

Riding Shotgun

| April 10, 2015 | 6 Comments

Depending on where you live, you can keep a loaded SBR, PDW, or rifle caliber pistol within easy reach inside of a normal, everyday bag. One of the many benefits of carrying a pistol version of a rifle caliber weapon is that most states have different laws about carrying a loaded pistol vs a rifle […]

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BLACKHAWK! Chris Laack Interview SHOT Show 2015

BLACKHAWK! Chris Laack Interview SHOT Show 2015

| February 11, 2015 | 3 Comments

Out of everyone we talked to about discreet EDC bags at SHOT Show, BLACKHAWK!’s Chris Laack understands the subject the most. As far as we know, Chris was the only person we talked to in both 2014 and 2015 who carries and trains with an AR15 pistol carried in a discreet bag. He also has a […]

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511 Tactical Boxpack at SHOT Show 2015

511 Tactical Boxpack at SHOT Show 2015

| February 2, 2015 | 2 Comments

We saw a lot of discreet bags at SHOT Show 2015 this year. In general, manufacturers who knew what they were doing made bags there were even more discreet than prior offerings. 5.11 Tactical, BLACKHAWK!, Combat Flip Flops, and Vertx all showed bags that looks just like normal bags on the street. Some companies decided to […]

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How to handle your bag in public

How to handle your bag in public

| July 14, 2014 | 6 Comments

One of the things that concerns me the most about carrying a firearm in a bag is keeping the bag from being stolen. I’m also concerned with the bag being tampered with, but I’ve already covered that. Here are a few things you can do to keep track of your bag in public and reduce […]

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Comp-Tac Trojan Horse Bag Giveaway

Comp-Tac Trojan Horse Bag Giveaway

| April 11, 2014 | 3 Comments

I reviewed the Comp-Tac Trojan Horse discreet transport bag in March. The bag is rugged, well-made, and voluminous. Comp-Tac was generous enough to send me a bag for testing and evaluation. I asked them if we could give it away to our readers, and they were excited to say yes. So we’re giving away one […]

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