Wilderness Tactical Safepacker Holster?


October 3, 2009, 11:11 AM
Has anyone used the Wilderness Tactical Safepacker Holster? http://store.thewilderness.com/index.php?cPath=51 What's better? Safepacker, Smartcarry, or PagerPal? Below are pictures of the Safepacker.





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John Parker
October 3, 2009, 11:17 AM
Looks like you have a giant bag on your belt. Mybe running those clear O2 tubes up to your nose would make it less conspicuous. A regular holster would be better than this unless you have some special application in mind?

October 3, 2009, 11:32 AM
better for what?

October 3, 2009, 09:24 PM
Better for what?

Better for legal concealed handgun carry about town, of coarse :)

It seems to go well with any item of clothing, even shorts and tucked in T-shirts. Business casual or casual. Just about the only item of clothing that would not go well with this is formal wear, as in a suit and tie, but I only wear a suit and tie to the office and I never carry to the office because we have several armed guards in the building with RFID security access cards, fingerprint access control, bullet resistant glass, a panic room, plus the dreaded 30.06 sign (a sign that legally forbids all handguns). If I have to go to the occasional formal function away from the office, I'll just carry my Kel-Tec in a pocket holster, I guess. I don't like the Kel-Tec because it jams sometimes, but it is useful for pocket carry regardless of any type of dress. If possible, I'd like to carry a Glock 19 most of the time that I'm carrying because it is a more powerful round, carries more ammo, and is more reliable (never jammed, ever).

99% of the time that I'm not at the office, I'm dressed casual or business casual (shorts with tucked in T-shirt, or slacks and tucked in dress shirt). It seems like this would be a good way to carry a legal concealed handgun.

I just want to know if anyone else has used this before for concealed carry. I am hoping that it would pass as a "fag bag" (I'm hetero 100%, though) or murse (male purse). Perhaps, if I rip off the "Wilderness TACTICAL" label and have a seamstress sew on a peace sign or something, no one would know that there's a gun in there.

Also, if I'm out exercising (riding bicycle or at the gym), there's a fanny pack version that I could wear. It would be impossible to carry a gun inside spandex pants, otherwise. Basically, I want to be able to use one mode of carry for 95% of the time or more with zero change in the way I dress. I'd also like to carry at least a Glock 19 or bigger while doing it, too. For the 5% of the time when I cannot do so, I'll use my Kel-Tec P3AT. It is not as good as the Glock 19, but it is so small, you could just about stash it anywhere. You could literally stick the Kel-Tec inside a box of cigarettes and use that as a carry holster. You could put your Kel-Tec inside a waterproof diver's case and clip/sew it to the front inside of your speedos and be carrying your Kel-Tec while swimming underwater. You could put your Kel-tec inside a solid cigarette box (not the paper ones, but a fancy solid one) and rubber band it to the top of your tank tops and play basketball and never worry that the gun would fall out like you would if you had a pocket holster. There would be enough spare room inside the cigarette case, that you could store one or two cigarettes in there with the kel-tec in case a real smoker wanted to bum a smoke.

So, anyone ever used a Wilderness Tactical Safepacker Holster before, would you recommend it, and why? Thanks for the info.


October 3, 2009, 11:17 PM
Used the search feature and found this review of the Safepacker. Looks like I'll be getting one. I'll pay a seamstress to sew "PETA" and a peace sign on it so no one will suspect that I'm a hunter and carrying a gun :D

Heh, heh, heh... :evil:


P.S. I won't be doing so (since I never traverse high crime areas), but if you have to walk through high crime neighborhoods, just use a Safepacker and wear blue Khakis. The Safepacker even has an optional handcuff loop that you could use to hang a pair of handcuffs from. It even has a mag light loop. Perps will probably mistaken you for a cop and steer clear of you. You will not be "impersonating an officer" as long as you are not sporting a fake badge and don't tell anyone who asks the truth (you're not a cop).

Double Naught Spy
October 4, 2009, 07:47 AM
drjoker, LOL, Safepacker has to be one of the most oversized eyesore carry methods short of a Pelican Case.

I like the pick of the woman in the vehicle you posted. She would have much better access to her pistol if it was in the console box.

With all the corners/edges sticking out, Safepacker snags on everything. It should be called "Holstersnagger."

PagerPals are a bad idea unless you want to look like you stuffed a large bagel in your pants.

October 4, 2009, 02:00 PM

A much better option. I have had one for years and works great on the bike as well. Does not look like a normal "gun" fannypack and has one of the best ways to draw the gun.

October 9, 2009, 01:12 AM
Any waist pack that has visible zippers that go around the sides is a "gun pack" to anyone who knows anything (bad guys aren't uninformed or stupid just dangerous).

The Wilderness Safepacker is the pack I use for everything BUT concealed carry. Its appearance is ambiguous. It fits my "neutral gray" public image. I use it to transport my off body larger handgun in my vehicle and I keep my home defense Glock in one because I can answer my door wearing it without presenting a threat.

I keep my "panic alarm" remote clipped to it.

October 9, 2009, 01:24 AM
You can sew anything you like on that terrible looking pack and it will still scream gun to anyone who cares to look your way. Sorry but IMO those are terrible options for carry.

You will have to do what the rest of us do and change your style of dress to aid in carrying concealed. No one said it has to be easy although I think it is.

October 9, 2009, 06:41 AM
You can sew anything you like on that terrible looking pack and it will still scream gun to anyone who cares to look your way. Yep.
Anyone who might spot an IWB will almost surely spot a "gun-hider" device.

October 13, 2009, 06:42 PM
Buy it and let us know.

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