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Man bag / purse ?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by servingu, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. servingu

    servingu Vancouver (not BC) WA (not DC) Member

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    Yesterday I got a Maxpedition Fatboy Versipack. Does that make me :huh: or do any of you have one. My wife has a purse and i think how cool would it be to put all my stuff in a purse i could carry a gun / spare mags / light / knife / wallet / keys and whatever else I want. does this make me..... different?

    P.S. i am not metro :thumbup:
     
  2. nixuser

    nixuser nw Member

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    looks cool to me but then i am man enough to carry anything i want !!
     
  3. servingu

    servingu Vancouver (not BC) WA (not DC) Member

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    i know right. the thing is made with ccw in mind.
     
  4. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I have a Bianchi bag that just screams "gun in here", but I don't care. I can carry my 1911, an extra mag, a Surefire light and other goodies. It is designed as a fanny pack, but I just carry it over my shoulder.
     
  5. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    Had one for three years. tend to not wear it in winter because my coat carries what I need. In the summer it's with me everywhere.

    Alternatively if you've got the ducats;

    http://charlesandmarie.com/koffski-1
     
  6. The Quiet Man

    The Quiet Man rural Washington County, Oregon Active Member

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    Yes, it makes you a sissy!!!!! :)
    Well, maybe not. On further examination, it looks like a good piece of military-grade field gear. Pretty cool, in fact. Before I retired, I sometimes carried a 1911 with extra gear in one of the black "computer bags" made by Dillion (special compartment in the center for your firearm). It was pretty handy, but I never got completely comfortable with carrying "off body", so I carried a BUG in Thunderwear just so I always had something at hand, so to speak ;-)
    I'd be interested in hearing how you like it once you use it for a while.
     
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  7. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Whatever floats your boat, puts wind in your sails.

    I wouldn't care about what people would think about me.
     
  8. slingshot1943

    slingshot1943 salem or Well-Known Member

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    Whatever blows your dress up!
     
  9. Gas

    Gas Gig Harbor, Washington, United States Active Member

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    Here is my opinion, and remember this is how I feel, right or wrong, agree or disagree.............

    Society as a whole has us so pussified that we even have to ask "is this ok" If you have to ask, you already know the answer. There is a term they have come up with to justify behavior like this, "metro-sexual" Good God, I bet the fore-fathers are just screaming in their graves right now, a man asking if a purse is OK to carry his firearm, make sure you put a lady S&W in it too.:nuts:

    What has this country, and society become when men where womens clothes, we have bull-dyke's on every corner (have you seen the coach of team Canada's hockey program?) We have men wanting, and making a stand to work at Hooters. We have people like Perez Hilton that make money off other peoples sufferings with his idiotic blog about others, then when a Miss America contestant answers truthfully, he gets his $200 panties in a wad, literally.

    Buy a dam shoulder rig, in the pants holster, ankle holster, or something normal. If you did not care what people thought, then why even make this thread?

    My $.02
     
  10. shotgun-2

    shotgun-2 south snohomish co. wa. Member

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    Mr. 45,

    No, it's not the purse that makes you different. :D
     
  11. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    As long as it matches your outfit...........I say go for it.......
     
  12. e28rusty

    e28rusty Newberg Member

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    I've carried in one of these hiking before, with a 35mm camera, but I wouldn't do that in a crowd. I've caught people trying to open it before because it's obviously a camera bag containing something of value. I guess you always have to watch for purse snatchers too :D
     
  13. servingu

    servingu Vancouver (not BC) WA (not DC) Member

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    Thanks DUDE.....:thumbup:
     
  14. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    Side note; Historically MEN carried the purses, not the women. Hit a museum and look at paintings of classic noblemen and you're bound to find a purse at their belt. Best of all; a Scotsman in full kilt with a purse(sporran). I double bloody dare you to tell him he looks like a girl.
     
  15. no time

    no time Roseburg area Active Member

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    I just sprayed beer all over my keyboard...:laugh::bluelaugh:
     
  16. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I do not see anything at all with carrying a pack like that...at least not if you make sure to wear the right shoes with it. ;)

    I personally love these bags. If I was the kind of person that could remember to keep ahold of it I would carry one daily. I am afraid I would take it off and leave it in the car or other places every time. My memory is not so good these days.
     
  17. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    I myself would not use one of these because That would definately say "he's got a gun in there". Just wouldnt fit with the visual of biker/criminal/redneck I tend to exude.

    Another aspect is, it makes more of a target for theft. I have heard many reports of the fanny pack type carriers being grabbed, cut and removed in a couple seconds which gives little time to react. It would be bad news to be out six or seven hundred worth of handgun in a couple seconds let alone now being unarmed and having your firearm in the possesion of a criminal and possibly being responsible for the unlawful use that could happen with that. But thats just me thinking outside the box and why the wife hates me at times.
     
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  18. isher

    isher Clallam County Member

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    Carried everything in a Filson shoulder bag for years.

    But it did not match my cheapo felony flyers.........

    So I bought me a shoulder rig and a good sturdy vest.

    Hot dang. Everything fit.

    Haven't changed that setup since.

    isher
     
  19. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Nice purse. :bluelaugh::bluelaugh::bluelaugh::bluelaugh:
     
  20. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Ya, but that was before they invented pockets.........:D