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kshutt
06-17-2011, 04:24
I bought a couple of Maxpedition bags a few years ago for spring/summer carry. I currently have the Fatboy, and the Jumbo. The Fatboy is better for a gun the size of a G19 or G30, and the Jumbo is best suited for a G21, Sig P220, or 1911 sized gun.

Does anyone else out there choose the "tactical man-bag" method of carry? :supergrin: There's enough room for a lot of other gear, too. I also carry 2 extra mags, tactical flashlight, tactical knife, etc.

ProactiveShooters
06-17-2011, 04:34
If I'm in shorts and a t-shirt and am running from store to store, I'll throw my Colt Detective Special into my Fatboy. Fits perfectly!

I'm big enough that no one has the stones to say anything to me about my "murse". :)

kshutt
06-17-2011, 04:39
If I'm in shorts and a t-shirt and am running from store to store, I'll throw my Colt Detective Special into my Fatboy. Fits perfectly!

I'm big enough that no one has the stones to say anything to me about my "murse". :)

Yeah, I don't worry about that either! :supergrin: No one has ever said anything. Those bags look too tactical to be "pursey" anyway! :supergrin:

Borg
06-17-2011, 04:39
I have the Jumbo that has been turned into the ultra cool daddy diaper bag, and has a sig 229 next to the sippy cup. Little one is getting older now and I just keep a few things in it as a "in case" bag, but it still is in the trunk.

Its funny how no one looks at you with you have a kid in tow and my "murse" on me.

I gave one to a friend who was expecting his first, he loves it...

GoBigOrange
06-17-2011, 04:41
I'm not a big fan of off body carry but I do have a Maxped Jumbo for times when I can't carry on my person.

I recently went on vacation to Florida and I used the Jumbo to carry my G19 the entire trip. It came in very handy at the beach. I also use it when I go to the lake. I would never use the bag to carry the gun if I was just going to the store. I have too many quality holsters from which my gun is much easier to access.

Bill Lumberg
06-17-2011, 07:58
For the truck or bike? Sure. For wearing, for a man? No way.

Oso
06-17-2011, 08:10
For the truck or bike? Sure. For wearing, for a man? No way.

Sounds to me like somebody is not secure in their masculinity. :whistling::tongueout: Don't worry, Bill, I hear they have a pill for that.

Is the Fatboy big enough for a G17. I'm considering getting one and the size is my only issue. If it can hold a G17, I'm ordering one.

off road
06-17-2011, 08:41
ultra cool daddy diaper bag

Now there is a marketing idea!

VELO
06-17-2011, 14:36
Now there is a marketing idea!

I've been using my 5.11 PUSH pack as my manly diaper bag too. I keep some other tactical :supergrin: stuff in it too but the gun stays on my person. I'm not a big fan of off-body carry.

Oso
06-17-2011, 15:10
I've been using my 5.11 PUSH pack as my manly diaper bag too. I keep some other tactical :supergrin: stuff in it too but the gun stays on my person. I'm not a big fan of off-body carry.

I'm not a big fan either, but there are times when it is more convenient or the only way to feasibly carry. There are also times when I want to carry a second or third gun, and this may be when I use off-body carry, also. Remember the first rule of gun fighting: Have a gun.

BailRecoveryAgent
06-17-2011, 16:14
They may hold full size guns, but sadly no place to put your man card, probably because they figured it would be confiscated immediately.

kshutt
06-17-2011, 16:23
For the truck or bike? Sure. For wearing, for a man? No way.

I guess you haven't seen the bags. They appear very tactical. I've seriously never had anyone say anything.

NWGlocker
06-17-2011, 21:48
I have seen them, and they look like nice bags, but I couldn't see myself carrying one. Its not because it's feminine, I just don't like the idea of having something hanging off of me all day. I'm one of those people that doesn't like to have a lot of things in my pockets too. I know that sounds like I would be a candidate for one, but just the opposite. I don't like to be weighed down.

Plus it seems like you would get more attention carrying that way then just IWB or OWB. I am also not a fan of off body carry. I like to feel that the guns is still there and not worry about leaving it somewhere or having it stolen. Not always comfortable, but comforting. Just my thoughts.

Tommy Hanrahan
06-17-2011, 23:21
A purse is a purse no matter what you call it.
I will never use one.
Might look good on some fellows though.

aeroengr
06-17-2011, 23:29
Murses are unneccesary. They invented pocket carry for a reason.

kshutt
06-18-2011, 04:45
Murses are unneccesary. They invented pocket carry for a reason.

I'd like to see my G21 in your pocket! :supergrin: There's also an article in this month's HANDGUNS magazine. The title is "Off-Body Carry-Sometimes concealed carry requires you to think beyond the holster."

Some of the comments here are pretty comical, considering the number of guys I see wearing actual backpacks around to carry their stuff. One of our NBA players even wears one to his interviews. The Maxpedition bags don't look anything like a purse. If you haven't actually seen one or opened one up, you should. Some of you just might change your mind.

collim1
06-18-2011, 06:35
I agree with the comment about pocket carry. Other than when swimming there is no situation when I cannot conceal my jframe, be it OWB, ankle carry, or in a pocket.

BailRecoveryAgent
06-18-2011, 10:29
Murse/purse= 1 strap=not manly, if used in situation similar to below.

http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae98/kmilus10870/sweet.jpg

Although, in a SHTF scenario like actively trying to thwart terrorists, a tactical man bag, or "Jack Pack" is perfectly acceptable. However you must wait until the proverbial S hits the fan to put on the "Jack Pack".

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r38/thelittlefury/jackbauer.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/ddeshaiesjesus/motivator-bauer3.jpg

Travclem
06-18-2011, 10:43
I have this

http://images1.opticsplanet.com/640-640/opplanet-maxpedition-vulture-ii-backpack-black-0514b.jpg

EDCholsters
06-18-2011, 10:53
The man purse pics are funny.
I also find it hard to use them, despite my uber masculinity. I get things like this for gifts alot.

My next alternative is a small backpack. I have many packs, but I have thought about fitting some of the versipack models with straps to make them into backpacks.

tag
06-18-2011, 17:35
I guess you haven't seen the bags. They appear very tactical.

Yet another reason to avoid them.......

Wayne D
06-26-2011, 11:52
I have a Jumbo, it's a great bag. I use mine as sort of a mini BOB for my gun stuff when I'm traveling by car.

It's too big for every day carry, for me, YMMV.

kshutt
06-26-2011, 11:58
Yet another reason to avoid them.......

And that makes a difference? Not to me.

mad.gunsmith
06-26-2011, 12:38
"tactical man-bag" method of carry? :supergrin:



I got the fatboy but mine is a regular tactical bag not man-bag
I can carry lot of gear, extra mags, flashlight, knife and other things some are tactical most are not

maddy345
06-26-2011, 13:18
I have the Jumbo. It used to be my diaper bag but now that she is older (4) I use it for a go bag for the car. I carry a flashlight, knife, first aid kit, spare change of clothes for tghe little one, etc.

I do still use it on occasion when we are gone for the entire day. I carry all the supplies you need for a toddler and my BUG in it. That way if the wife and I seperate we both have a gun on us. She just takes the Jumbo bag while I always have primary carry on me.

I have to say though I have been asked twice while out in public if it is a carry bag. Both times the person asked me if it was already knowing the answer.

tag
06-26-2011, 14:32
And that makes a difference? Not to me.

Yes, it does. IMHO, even open carry draws less attention than carrying around a Jack Bauer "active shooter" bag. :upeyes:

Aeroscoper
06-26-2011, 15:54
I saw a guy at walmart the other day with something like that. He was in his 50's with a pot belly, flip-flops, tank top, with a super tactical looking bag, ssomething obviously heavy inside of it. To me looked pretty obvious but who knows, might have been a case of Viagra I guess.

G17gen3
06-26-2011, 15:56
Fatboy and G26 go everywhere I do. Can't beat the manbag!

kshutt
06-26-2011, 16:19
Yes, it does. IMHO, even open carry draws less attention than carrying around a Jack Bauer "active shooter" bag. :upeyes:

To each his own. I really don't give a rip if someone thinks I'm carrying. :upeyes:

tag
06-26-2011, 16:26
To each his own. I really don't give a rip if someone thinks I'm carrying. :upeyes:

For many who choose tactical murses and open carry, I usually find they want everyone to think they are carrying.

kshutt
06-27-2011, 05:01
For many who choose tactical murses and open carry, I usually find they want everyone to think they are carrying.

Nope. I absolutely hate IWB carry. And, I like carrying pistols as large as a Sig P220 or G21. :cool: