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Old May 26, 2008, 05:54 PM   #1
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The ultimate summer carry method...aka...Real men wear fanny packs. :)

I know a lot of people have issues with fanny packs but I really feel that those issues are something people should try to get over. I just cannot tell you how much easier mine has made it to stay well armed in hot weather. Since I have started using it I have never had to settle for less than perfect when it comes to my carry gun.

I took these pics for another thread regarding summer carry and feel that this method really deserves a thread of it's own. So many people could carry their preferred firearm if they would just try this method. I know it comes with some social stigma but I have noticed that people do not even notice it and neither do I now that I am used to it.

So if you feel secure in your manhood and can get over looking like a tourist (or looking like a possible lesbian if you are female) I would highly recommend it.

Fanny pack containing my Glock G33






Close up of the gun in the adjustable holster
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Old May 26, 2008, 06:16 PM   #2
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PBP - why are you wearing a fleece for "summer carry"?

*Runs off to scrub eyeballs from sight of all that man hair.* :barf:
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Old May 26, 2008, 06:17 PM   #3
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Riding my motorcycle to the gym and it gets a bit chilly on the ride home without a fleece to cover sweaty arms.
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Old May 26, 2008, 06:24 PM   #4
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Try wearing that fleece here in the Texas summer and you will need an IV to replace fluids. It might work for fall though.
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Old May 26, 2008, 06:25 PM   #5
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Try wearing that fleece here in the Texas summer and you will need an IV to replace fluids. It might work for fall though.
The fleece is not needed for the pack. The pack is not concealed. It does the concealing. The fleece is just what I happened to be wearing today. It works equally as well with a t-shirt.
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Old May 26, 2008, 06:31 PM   #6
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Ah, I see. Kinda concealed in plain view so to speak. Got ya.
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Old May 26, 2008, 08:16 PM   #7
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I dawn the dork pack when I go out for a run, but can't carry it at work. Too many questions would arise from the managers. At work I strap an Uncle Mike's super slide under my waistband using a utility strap to keep it as close to my body as possible. it works great. And I can tuck in my shirt if I want to.

And if folks refuse the fanny pack, try the Uncle Mike's gun runner pack. It is a slim pack that slides on a belt. I used to use this when I delivered pizza. Money in the front, gun in the velcro compartment in the back.

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Old May 26, 2008, 08:42 PM   #8
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Instead of a fanny pack, try a pack that loops into your belt. It looks like a camera pouch and not a fanny pack. Wear it at 4 o'clock.
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Old May 26, 2008, 08:44 PM   #9
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Instead of a fanny pack, try a pack that loops into your belt. It looks like a camera pouch and not a fanny pack. Wear it at 4 o'clock.
Who wears shorts with a belt in the summer time???
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Old May 26, 2008, 08:50 PM   #10
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In the Summer I wear cargo shorts with a belt but I carry IWB.
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Old May 26, 2008, 09:01 PM   #11
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I did the opposite thread awhile back. some good comments

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Old May 26, 2008, 09:03 PM   #12
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Nice legs dude...and how come your house is so clean?

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Old May 26, 2008, 09:51 PM   #13
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Who wears shorts with a belt in the summer time???

Me....I wear the same denim shorts version of my jeans.

I have a fanny pack for conceal carry and have/do use in on occasion but I have never been comfortable with one of those things on my waist. I just can't make it a daily carry method.
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Old May 26, 2008, 11:03 PM   #14
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Who wears shorts with a belt in the summer time???
I do almost 100% of the time. The fanny pack is great for travel for me. Also sometimes while biking, but normally when biking it's the kydex OWB with the safety vest covering.
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Old May 26, 2008, 11:06 PM   #15
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Me....I wear the same denim shorts version of my jeans.
Denim shorts??? Oh, I'm sorry...I did not realize it was 1987 in Texas.
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Old May 26, 2008, 11:24 PM   #16
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Denim shorts??? Oh, I'm sorry...I did not realize it was 1987 in Texas.

I have never been accused of being stylish. I don' wear jewelry ( except my wedding ring and watch) never wear a suite, had the same wallet for 10 years, worn my hair the same for over 35 years, and never, ever for one moment have I ever even put my foot in a pair of sandals. I am not exactly a new millennium man
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Old May 26, 2008, 11:56 PM   #17
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How fast can you access your gun?
If you run without holding on to it will it beat you up?
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Old May 27, 2008, 12:01 AM   #18
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How fast can you access your gun?
Pretty darn fast...and much faster that I could if it was left at home.
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If you run without holding on to it will it beat you up?
Nope, very stable.
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Old May 27, 2008, 12:08 AM   #19
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I know I do. Cargo shorts and jean shorts 99% of the time.
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Old May 27, 2008, 12:39 AM   #20
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Jean Shorts? I believe the proper name is "jhorts"

As for the fanny pack, I bet it works great, I just cant bring myself to do it. I'm just too pretty for a fanny pack. its not easy but I get by.
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Old May 27, 2008, 01:33 AM   #21
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Looking more and more at a belt slide pack of some kind. Cell phone (a Treo 650) is oversize anyway, and hiding in plain sight makes more and more sense.
And yeah, I wear a belt always. Pants will not stay up any other way. Barely do with one. May have to go to old man suspenders soon.
Too much muscle wasting from prednisone use.
Trying to decide between cordura nylon, or go with some kind of leather. Even though its hide in plain sight, would like it as unobtrusive as possible.
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Old May 27, 2008, 01:37 AM   #22
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I took a look at the belt slide ones and they are just as big as the regular fanny packs and look just like them. The biggest difference is they are less versatile and harder to remove if you need to take it off. I am sure they would do a good job though. You could always put the straps of the fanny pack through your belt loops if you wanted.
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Old May 27, 2008, 01:57 AM   #23
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I tried a fanny pack last christmas when I took the family for a few days vacation on the beach. It worked alright and was comfortable enough at 10-11.00 o'clock, but I felt kinda silly, because it was my sons (6yo) bright light blue spiderman fanny pack. After a few raised eyebrows from those around me I felt sufficiently humiliated and went back to IWB in shorts with a belt, like I usually do.
A proper, neutral looking fanny pack with that built-in holster as pictured above would be a different matter, though. A friend of mine has one, and I have hardly ever seen him without it.
If I'm out hiking with friends, I carry OWB for comfort.
Regarding the pictures, I would recommend a little strip of leather or chain or something attached to the zipper in order for easier and quicker access. Something a bit bigger to grab onto and just yank it open with.
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Old May 27, 2008, 02:04 AM   #24
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Regarding the pictures, I would recommend a little strip of leather or chain or something attached to the zipper in order for easier and quicker access. Something a bit bigger to grab onto and just yank it open with.
You can get some that are held closed with velcro and simply rip open.
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Old May 27, 2008, 02:07 AM   #25
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seem to double post

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