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I got tired of wearing a belt and shorts or pants that accommodate a belt. With 3 boys I am constantly moving, bending, etc. Nothing really comfortable or lightweight in the heat accommodates a belt I could find.
We went to Disney awhile back and I wore athletic shorts carried my phone with a card tucked under the case. That was the most comfortable I had been in a very long time (not considering I did not have a gun).
Tried a belly band and while comfortable for what it was just could not wear it and not print without wearing a really nasty sloppy big shirt.
I remembered that when we went to Disney I bought my wife a flat little pack to put her phone and a couple of cards in while at the park. She wore it under her shirt and it completely disappeared.
I grabbed that thing and what do you know my G43 with +2 grip fit perfectly in the main pouch. Had my buddy make me one of those kydex trigger guard holsters with a lanyard on it. I have the lanyard come out between the two zippers and looped around the belt portion of the Fanny pack.
So I just reach in the pack pull the gun out real quick and the trigger guard holster pops right off as I draw.
The Magpul DAKA flat wallet and my truck key fit in the front pocket.
The pack pretty much disappears in the flat of my back or at the front under my shirt but if the shirt happens to ride up it certainly does not scream gun.
Very comfortable there is a bit of breathable padding on the back of the pack. The G43 is not very heavy so weight is minimal.
One could easily run with this setup. I mountain bike with it and one does not even know it is there. Only thing I think I will do is sew or glue an elastic loop in the main pouch to hold the spare mag in place.

The Kavu Spectator is the pack I bought.
https://kavu.com/products/spectator


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I do occasionally, and really like having the option when I am running or in athletic shorts/T-shirt. I think you have a major issue nailed by having a kydex trigger guard. Some thing that I did instead of sewing a loop what is to add some loop side Velcro and then use VERTX tactigami holster. (They are like the old 5.11 backup velcro but the whole thing is made of velcro onewrap). Worn sling style over the chest, looks like the 90s are making a comeback. For bonus points, use a crappy old pair of earbuds to loop through the lanyard hole of your kydex trigger guard and let it dangle out between the zippers of your pack. You can “rip” the pack open with the wire, pull the gun to you, and pop the guard off. Plus, everything thinks you have a crappy old hipster walkman in there.)
 
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I do occasionally, and really like having the option when I am running or in athletic shorts/T-shirt. I think you have a major issue nailed by having a kydex trigger guard. Some thing that I did instead of sewing a loop what is to add some loop side Velcro and then use VERTX tactigami holster. (They are like the old 5.11 backup velcro but the whole thing is made of velcro onewrap). Worn sling style over the chest, looks like the 90s are making a comeback. For bonus points, use a crappy old pair of earbuds to loop through the lanyard hole of your kydex trigger guard and let it dangle out between the zippers of your pack. You can “rip” the pack open with the wire, pull the gun to you, and pop the guard off. Plus, everything thinks you have a crappy old hipster walkman in there.)


I forgot to mention mine is a pacsafe version so it has a cable to keep it from getting cut off my body and a security clip so somebody can’t just grab the buckle and snatch my man-purse setup. Also, it has some kind of steel mesh inside so you can’t cut your way in and a lock.

It’s a much older one but like this:
https://pacsafe.com/collection...-anti-theft-hip-pack

It’s overkill on the security features for a normal fanny pack/sling bag but off-body carry presents “purse snatching” problems and I don’t want to be chasing after some dude like that scene in White Chicks…
 
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A) I tried a few - and will probably use one again, now that I have to get back into shape. (I used them to carry when I was still competing.) I notice the carry compartment has to have square corners, the rounded ones would bind and jam.

Lots of them really weren't made well. Eagle Brand Industries had a well-made one, which I could practice with, to an extent.

B) I also find them useful for long drives, as its more comfortable that sitting with keys, phone, etc in my pockets.
 
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Sometimes. When I do, ts the 5.11 Rapid 3L or Maxpedition Proteus.
But they both look very Tactical Timmy.


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During the summer months I frequently wear gym shorts, even when out and about. Fanny pack or shoulder sling are handy for the P365 as well as cellphone, wallet, key fob, etc.

I am well past the point of being fashion conscious, function is more important to me.

This is the sling bag I use that is not as “obvious” that I am carrying

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0794GVC54






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I am well past the point of being fashion conscious, function is more important to me.


You and me both. Comfort and function are top for me.
I wore my wife’s pack for awhile to make sure I liked it before I bought my own.
Her’s is a bright purple/lavender one. I went twitch a bit more subdued black with grey topographical map markings.


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Seeing you in shorts and a purple fanny pack might deter them more than the gun! Big Grin
 
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Anyone remember Tommy’s Gunpacks? I still have one of their fanny-packs that I think I bought quite a while back from a for-sale post they ran here. It comes in quite handy at times.



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Anyone remember Tommy’s Gunpacks? I still have one of their fanny-packs that I think I bought quite a while back from a for-sale post they ran here. It comes in quite handy at times.


You're showing your age!!! Big Grin Back "in the day", Tommy's Gunpacks were my "go to" CCW choice. I've given most of them away over the years, but still have this one around. I really liked their quick draw buckle design and was very sad to learn the company went away a few years back.



I don't usually carry defensive pistols in a pouch, but when I do, it's one of Wilderness Tactical's "Safepacker" Concealment Holsters.
https://www.thewilderness.com/...concealment-holster/


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^^ LOL pulicords, indeed, the Tommy’s era was a good while back. I think my Gunpack is nearly identical to the one you posted.



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I've started using a London Bridge Trading fanny pack for my 365 and a spare mag. It is just big enough to accommodate both. I haven't bought a trigger guard holster yet, so I just stick the pistol in it's regular holster in it, hoping I'll have a hand free to strip it off if needed.

It isn't my first choice, but for shorts and T-shirts it works adequately. I bought it in camo so it's invisible Wink.

One caveat; LBT is very pricey, but runs sales pretty frequently.
 
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I have a vintage Galco Fanny Pack I bought back in the 90’s when I first started carrying. Still use it to this day with a Glock 19 and 21 round spare mag. Works well and disappears under my gut under a t-shirt.
 
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Yup, in the summer time when I’m wearing something like gym shorts and a t-shirt.

S&W 642 with two 5-round speed strips, plus a few other items in an Uncle Mike’s Fanny Pack.


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Waist packs, yes, in various configurations, and a lumbar pack, on occasion, attached to a serious weight-bearing, back-packing-type of lumbar belt, yes. (I have a spinal issue that makes most “day packs” an upper-back pain, so I favor lumbar packs, to keep the typical day-pack’s-worth of weight on my hips.) Not sure about this “fanny” terminology. Wink Most of my waist packs have not been purpose-built for handgun carry, except for an early example of the DeSantis Gunny Sack, which took a beating that quickly wore-out its hook-and-loop perimeter closure. (I think that subsequent generations of the Gunny Sack were designed somewhat differently, but I did not try them.) I tended to keep the actual handgun elsewhere, while the quite gunny-looking Gunny Sack toted other things.)

I did, however, recently take delivery of a pre-owned, but new-appearance, old-school, medium Eagle Industries product, as it may be “just right” if I decide to tote my railed S&W 3913 TSW, with a small, WML, as a “bag gun.” Old-school bag for old-school gun. What can I say, I got nostalgic for my ealy-Nineties S&W 3913, which was The Hotness, it its day, so, I recently started buying variants of them.

Since the very early Nineties, if not some time in the Eighties, I have tended to use a Safepacker, made by The Wilderness dot com, on a normal belt, or on a strap, or attached to a larger bag or pack, to tote an actual weapon. The Safepacker has the advantage of looking very much like something made to tote a tablet, and, in recent yers, The Wilderness starting making a version of it, specifically with just the one full-width compartment, to accept electronic tablets.

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