Anybody have one of these (Avenger GunPack)?


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wbwanzer
July 11, 2011, 04:58 PM
Has anybody ever tried one of these packs? It's an Avenger GunPack from Elite Survival Systems. It can be carried with a shoulder strap. Looks like it might be good for hiking if it's warm out and not wearing much of a shirt for concealment. Any comments?
http://www.elitesurvival.com/index.php?p=product&id=95

Edited to add: they can be bought for less from other sources.

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Viper
July 11, 2011, 05:22 PM
Well, it screams gun to me, but maybe I'm more use to looking for them.

wbwanzer
July 11, 2011, 06:45 PM
Interesting point. Wonder if anyone else thinks the same.

IMTHDUKE
July 11, 2011, 06:51 PM
What else would one carry in there?...you lunch?

MathurinKerbouchard
July 11, 2011, 07:04 PM
It would only scream gun to gun guys. Looks like it would make a good murse.

merlinfire
July 11, 2011, 07:05 PM
I'm with the others, buying tacti-cool bags to conceal your gun in kind of defeats the purpose

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wbwanzer
July 11, 2011, 07:07 PM
I guess you folks have a slightly different perspective on this than I do. First off, I live in the People's Republic of Maryland, so I can't carry here. Neither can most anybody else. So I (we) don't see people wearing these type of packs. If I did see one I wouldn't think anything of it. I'm just not used to assuming that everyone is carrying. I assume pretty much the opposit.

I have a Utah non-res permit so I can carry when I go to the mountains in Va or if we do a trip to the Smokies. So that's where I'm coming from. Being able to conceal in warm weather while hiking or walking in more remote areas. But if it's screaming 'gun' to everyone else, then I need to rethink this.

oneounceload
July 11, 2011, 07:12 PM
There was a time when fanny pack gun systems were in vogue ( I have one), but they also scream GUN or naive tourist - these appear to be an updated version of the same

jfdavis58
July 11, 2011, 07:25 PM
I would say that it doesn't scream anything in my community. Backpacks, sling packs, belt/fanny packs---all very useful and used. Unless the bag has some sort of tactical badge or logo it goes largely unnoticed. Water bottles, snacks, books, doesn't make much difference that is the general assumption of contents around here. A gun--oh that's so heavy and dangerous why would anyone want to carry one of those?

Carter
July 11, 2011, 07:28 PM
I've never used one, but I think in a hiking setting it could be used effectively. I carry an old alice system m-16 triple mag pouch on my hip for random things I don't want to have to dig through my pack for (water tablets, map, flashlight, etc). So in that setting it would be normal or gone unnoticed.

However, in a city setting it does scream gun.

pikid89
July 11, 2011, 07:32 PM
no different than a maxpedition bag...look at todays college campuses...alot of people carry military style bags....it might seem outdoorsey, but given the general obliviousness of the general populace, it probably only says gun to LEO's and other people that know what those bags are for (people that carry)

danprkr
July 11, 2011, 08:24 PM
Like a lot of other gun guys to me it screams GUN! But it is difficult to impossible to underestimate the obliviousness of the 99% that don't carry so it's probably ok. Especially as you pointed out in an outdoor setting.

GCBurner
July 12, 2011, 11:57 PM
I use a Maxpedition Jumbo bag for day hikes and bicycling. It's got an external pocket for a large water bottle, a concealed holster in a quick access pocket, and room for snacks and other hiking and biking gear. Conceals a lot better than anything else I've got when wearing shorts and a tee-shirt.

Sig88
July 13, 2011, 07:55 AM
Id say you be better off with a larger pack or backpack. Or just carry IWB if you can't Open Carry. Maybe even be better off with a fanny pack, I think there are some tailored for guns

Double Naught Spy
July 13, 2011, 08:09 AM
Well, it screams gun to me, but maybe I'm more use to looking for them.

Folks nearly always claim that non-standard carry methods that can be seen "screams gun" to them. It only screams gun because they show a gun in the picture. Either that, you things scream gun to these folks only because they don't seem real people in the real world outside of the gun community.

What else would one carry in there?...you lunch?
This brings up a good point about use. The size is great for a number of things. My kids have packs of this size. I have one that is similar that I use for photo gear. However, what do you carry in it with a gun?

Well if used as show, pretty much nothing would be carried in it other than a gun unless you can be very private in accessing the contents without others seeing your gun or your spare mag in the mag pouch. Otherwise, you will just be the guy who carries around the baby pack for which there appears to be no reason because you are never seen actually using it.

This was the problem with fanny pack use. Many fanny packs (mine included) has pockets other than the main gun compartment. I carried my keys, cell phone, change, gum, etc. in my fanny pack. It got used in the views of others as a pack and not as a holster. I wasn't the guy with a fanny pack on, phone on my belt, wallet in back pocket, keys clipped to my front pocket. Those folks obviously don't use their fanny packs for anything other than guns. Carrying around a weird little pack you never access in front of others would make it seem out of place, not because of the size, shape, or color, but because of how it is and is not used.

Id say you be better off with a larger pack or backpack. Or just carry IWB if you can't Open Carry.
Yes.

WinThePennant
July 13, 2011, 08:52 PM
Does it scream gun?

Yup.

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