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Finally, a solution for concealed carry while backpacking!

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Wenis, May 29, 2010.

  1. Wenis

    Wenis Tri-Cities, WA Member

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    I figured out a way to carry concealed on the trail while wearing a backpack. I found this little gem at REI on accident today that fits around the hip band of a backpack. It is the best solution I've found to have a firearm readily accessible. It also alleviates the problem of waistband holsters, shoulder holsters or fanny packs that get in the way of the hip band of your backpack. You can even slip it off and use it as a fanny pack if you want to leave your large pack. That is a 4" Kimber 1911 for size comparison sake.

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  2. simpleguy

    simpleguy Clackamas Active Member

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    You said it actually wraps around the hip band? If so, that's a nifty one.
     
  3. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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  5. ZachS

    ZachS Eugene/PDX Active Member

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    Looks like this one.
     
  6. Wenis

    Wenis Tri-Cities, WA Member

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    Indeed, it is this one:
    REI Lode Waistpack
    http://www.rei.com/product/778453

    I can't say if the other "Full Lode" waist pack has the same vertical strap design or not
     
  7. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    just out of curiosity, why conceal when hiking? i don't hike as regularly as i used to, but i always open carried, and often carried a carbine, when hiking. since there's wild animals- both 2 and 4 legged kind- in the woods, i've never thought that was unusual or inappropriate.
     
  8. cwegga

    cwegga Helena, MT Active Member

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    The Safepacker can be a good option too for hiking with a pack. It has a big enough belt slot that it will fit over a full size pack waistbelt and you can just move it to your belt when you put the pack down. With all your camping gear and pack etc. it just looks like a map pouch or something.
     
  9. Wenis

    Wenis Tri-Cities, WA Member

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    That is a good option too. But the safepacker is almost 4x the cost.
     
  10. cwegga

    cwegga Helena, MT Active Member

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    I'm not saying people should get it instead, just that if people are looking for that type of thing it is another option. It has two advantages over the REI pack. 1. It is designed to hold a gun and reloads so you don't have to rig up something to hold the gun positioned correctly like in the REI pack. 2. It isn't technically a fanny pack so you get style points.:bluelaugh::laugh: