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Like some, I went through a gun-carrying fanny-pack phase. I actually started with a “non-gun” pack, an American Tourister model into which I (now laughably) stuffed a 4-inch S&W Model 19 haha…

Later, my father-in-law purchased me a Galco pack as a gift, and that served well for quite a time.

Later still, I found myself on SIGforum and was enticed by the discounts offered us at the time by the makers of Tommy’s Gunpacks. While fanny-pack carry is not my first or even second choice for concealed-carry these days, the Tommy’s-brand packs were, IMO, the best of the breed.

I hope that perhaps I’m mistaken, but I think these are no longer made. I may be dreaming, but I’m thinking their site offered other gear beyond the packs, as well.

I use mine now mostly as a container for holding a “car gun,” and still occasionally if another mode of carry is not practical.

Thought the membership might enjoy a glimpse. Feel free to share your own Tommy’s Gunpack pics, comments, and / or news if you have any!








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I used the exact same pack for decades and still have one or two around, including a blue one like yours. One of the advantages of Tommy's Gunpacks, was the fact they offered a variety of colors besides the "tactical" black that practically screamed "Cop!"

The maker was only a few miles away from where I lived in So CA at the time and unfortunately is no longer in business. Too bad. Not only were these durable, the buckle release system was very secure and yet allowed easy access to the handgun when needed. In addition to having space for extra magazine(s) and ID, it was easy to store a can of OC or other "less than lethal" alternatives to deadly force in these carriers.



ETA: As long as we're on the subject of blasts from the past, I thought you'd appreciate this autographed book from one of the pioneers of holster making and marketing on a massive scale.





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^^^ Whoa, that is fantastic on the book and autograph! Love it!

I was afraid I was right about Tommy’s being out-of-business. I do wish I’d snagged more of their goods at the time.



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Now you’re going to make me go search through the house for my gun pack, I know I’ve seen it…want to say I had the burnt orange.
 
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^^^ Haha - I hear you!

There was a dark period for me a few years back where it appeared I’d left mine behind (empty, sans gun or other items, at least) during a family vacation, only to discover it weeks later when coming across a tote bag that had been set down in a closet, probably after unpacking the car from the trip.



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Troll Ebay. I got a Tommys from there cheap!


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Excellent for motorcycling



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