Lunch box concealed carry?


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briney11
January 28, 2012, 09:08 AM
Anyone carry in their lunch box? If so, what kind of box do you have???

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Redlg155
January 28, 2012, 09:27 AM
I would be hesitant to carry in something that I won't have in my possesion 100% of the time. Either that or folks start calling you "Lunch box guy". Now if I did it woud be in a "Welcome back kotter" lunch box I had as a kid!

Geno
January 28, 2012, 09:39 AM
Alright!! Who "outed" me?! Art?! Grampster?! A man oughta be able to CCW in his Hello Kitty lunch box. Sheesh! Well, here's my lunch box CCW:

http://compare.ebay.com/like/250690689132?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar

Okay. Seriously, now. Post number 2 is about as accurate as I could state it. When I carry, it is on my person.

Geno

Toaster
January 28, 2012, 01:21 PM
It would hafta be a A-Team lunchbox...with PB&J's...

Dizzy
January 28, 2012, 02:08 PM
Funny you mention that Geno.... I was just looking at a B&W Hello Kitty lunch box for range transport a day or two back. I figure a little foam padding and it could be awesome.

B&W Hello Kitty on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Hello-Kitty-Black-White-SANLB0009/dp/B0035X0B80/ref=pd_sim_sbs_hg_35

Saakee
January 28, 2012, 02:12 PM
A friend of mine modified his backpack so he could draw from it with the gun situated at the SOB. Since his pack is ALWAYS on him [or put back on instantly after switching optics/bodies](photojourn like i am), I debate doing it as well since my pants are always sliding off me and i rarely button jacket so shoulder holster is occasionally seen.

aaronu
January 28, 2012, 02:19 PM
In the late 80's a coworker wanted to sell me his HK4 in .32 ACP. He carried at work every day in (gasp!) California. He and the other techs dealt with some rough characters in very remote locations -- northern California growing operations.

When I expressed interest in the HK4 he grabbed his lunch box -- one of those mini-cooler types -- and opened it up. He fished around in maybe 3" of water and ice, pulled the pistol out, shook it off, unloaded it and handed it to me. The pistol was in good condition. It had most of its finish intact and appeared to be rust free. When I asked him about keeping it in water, he scoffed. He had been a "river rat" in Vietnam, swimming up different waterways as forward recon for patrol boats and typically carried little more than a combat knife and a sidearm. He said something like "maintain your gun and a little water won't hurt it".

I ended up not buying the pistol (poor starving college student) but as far as I could tell, it worked absolutely fine.

He carried in his lunch box because no one gave it a second look but if a carried handgun printed, he could get tagged as an undercover cop and that could end suddenly and badly.

mio
January 28, 2012, 05:15 PM
no because it leaves my sight

TennJed
January 28, 2012, 05:17 PM
no because it leaves my sight
this and it does not have easy access

Isaac-1
January 28, 2012, 06:10 PM
My father who was a district judge carried a glock 25 in a purple and green tupperware lunch box in his office and to and from his court room. Made for an easy unobtrusive carry option, sure concealing under a judges robe would be easy, but drawing may not be.

3KillerBs
January 28, 2012, 08:06 PM
Same disadvantages as purse carry, number 1 being that its nearly impossible to be welded to it at every moment.

Serious question, ...

Where would this lunchbox be when you are in the bathroom?

stevelyn
January 28, 2012, 08:43 PM
Never. It should either be on you or or locked in storage.

Snowdog
January 29, 2012, 05:57 AM
Geno, careful not to go chewing on those freeze packs. CNN tells me they might contain ethylene glycol.

Seriously though, unless the lunch box was sewn to my clothing, I wouldn't dream of it.

Ringolevio
January 29, 2012, 10:58 AM
Saakee:
[...] my pants are always sliding off me [...]

'Sorry to get on your case, Bro, but what are you, a "gangsta"? Ditch the "inner-city/hip-hop" fashion statement and buy the right size trousers and a belt! Sheesh!

As to lunchbox/backpack/briefcase/purse carry: Of course there are special conditions where it may prove practical. But, as a general rule, your gun should not be carried in anything not attached to you, that can be out of your sight long enough to be misplaced, forgotten or snatched.

Saakee
January 29, 2012, 11:08 AM
Saakee:


'Sorry to get on your case, Bro, but what are you, a "gangsta"? Ditch the "inner-city/hip-hop" fashion statement and buy the right size trousers and a belt! Sheesh!

As to lunchbox/backpack/briefcase/purse carry: Of course there are special conditions where it may prove practical. But, as a general rule, your gun should not be carried in anything not attached to you, that can be out of your sight long enough to be misplaced, forgotten or snatched.
I wear only BDU trousers and proper belts but i've been fluctuating in weight due to long term illness. Don't assume.

3KillerBs
January 29, 2012, 04:17 PM
I'm finding that my bellyband is doing a great job of accommodating my figure changes as I lose weight.

mgregg85
January 29, 2012, 04:18 PM
Off body carry has too many problems. I'd only consider it in when in a vehicle.

Resist Evil
January 29, 2012, 05:06 PM
No lunch box carry for me. I work construction and I'm often separated from the area where we take lunch. I've been carrying for a long time, but I've never been able to get my mind around leaving a gun in my lunch bucket. If you're not in a sweaty tool-laden environment, I would think carrying on your person would be easy.

khegglie
January 29, 2012, 08:35 PM
Is that your lunch box or are you just happy to see me......:neener:

Certaindeaf
January 29, 2012, 09:12 PM
Doesn't HK make a box for an MP-5K? The one with a trigger on it.

Derry 1946
January 29, 2012, 10:04 PM
My father who was a district judge carried a glock 25 in a purple and green tupperware lunch box in his office and to and from his court room. Made for an easy unobtrusive carry option, sure concealing under a judges robe would be easy, but drawing may not be.
If you have the robe that buttons (rather than the one that zips), you can still reach your jacket breast pocket, if that's where you carry. And they will add an extra pocket in the robe when you order it, if you ask. :-)

Derry

threefeathers
January 30, 2012, 12:49 AM
Actually, not a bad way to carry.

Earlsbud
January 30, 2012, 01:12 AM
What about a fake colostomy bag? Who would search that?

Redlg155
January 30, 2012, 03:02 PM
The TSA.

Certaindeaf
January 30, 2012, 03:06 PM
New York city. They have probative scanner ray things. Then they disappear you and sell your brain cell.

Archaic
January 30, 2012, 06:34 PM
New York city. They have probative scanner ray things. Then they disappear you and sell your brain cell.
I'm calling BS, nobody with a brain cell would be caught in NYC.

aaronu
January 31, 2012, 10:53 AM
I'm calling BS, nobody with a brain cell would be caught in NYC.

At least, not without their tin foil hat.

mgregg85
January 31, 2012, 11:51 PM
My father who was a district judge carried a glock 25 in a purple and green tupperware lunch box in his office and to and from his court room. Made for an easy unobtrusive carry option, sure concealing under a judges robe would be easy, but drawing may not be.

Where did your Dad get the Glock 25 from?

Isaac-1
February 1, 2012, 01:01 AM
It was issued by the local Sheriff's office (small town, the Bailiffs was also technically a Sheriff's deputies), unfortuneately he had to turn it in when he retired.

mgregg85
February 1, 2012, 08:57 PM
That's too bad, he probably could have sold that thing for big bucks.

Strykervet
February 1, 2012, 09:07 PM
Well, when I used to do alarms when I was younger and in big cities and bad areas, I carried a Colt 1911 at the time ON me, and I kept an Uzi in my toolbox. I kept an AK behind the seat of my work truck and we paid a guy minimum wage to ride along and sit in it when I had to do jobs like that. Unconventional, but it worked.

Now I just IWB in a Milt Sparks VM2 with a G29 or G27. My wife, she purse carries because she kind of has to. It isn't ideal, but like they say, better than nothing.

I like the idea of the modified backpack so you can reach behind you, that sounds pretty sweet.

If you are a worker that wears a workbelt, this is easy. Just get an industrial type nylon or leather rectangular "holster", something for tools or whatever, make it if you have to, then have a cheap holster installed or glued inside to cover the trigger. Presto, you have a completely concealed and safe pistol on a workbelt. I've done this, and you cannot tell at all. That Glock 17 looked right at home with a Buttset, screwbag, tookit, etc.

Certaindeaf
February 2, 2012, 11:33 AM
Well, when I used to do alarms when I was younger and in big cities and bad areas, I carried a Colt 1911 at the time ON me, and I kept an Uzi in my toolbox. I kept an AK behind the seat of my work truck and we paid a guy minimum wage to ride along and sit in it when I had to do jobs like that. Unconventional, but it worked.

Now I just IWB in a Milt Sparks VM2 with a G29 or G27. My wife, she purse carries because she kind of has to. It isn't ideal, but like they say, better than nothing.

I like the idea of the modified backpack so you can reach behind you, that sounds pretty sweet.

If you are a worker that wears a workbelt, this is easy. Just get an industrial type nylon or leather rectangular "holster", something for tools or whatever, make it if you have to, then have a cheap holster installed or glued inside to cover the trigger. Presto, you have a completely concealed and safe pistol on a workbelt. I've done this, and you cannot tell at all. That Glock 17 looked right at home with a Buttset, screwbag, tookit, etc.
That's pretty hard core. Long ago, I used to carry a Raven in my Occidental Leather pouch in Oakland. My Estwing came in way more handy thwarting theiving scumbags though.

CoRoMo
February 2, 2012, 11:39 AM
I did the day-planner thing for a year or so when I first began carrying. After a few mishaps, I got serious and bought a custom IWB holster.

The_Next_Generation
February 2, 2012, 08:02 PM
You guys OBVIOUSLY don't know what you're talking about. The seasoned CCer knows that Pink Floyd was a master of concealed carry.

What, you never seen a hollowed-out guitar?? :evil:

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l590/TNxtGen/DSC01311.jpg

khegglie
February 2, 2012, 08:27 PM
^^^^ Very Funny:D

The Lone Haranguer
February 2, 2012, 08:37 PM
For something quick and temporary, I can totally see carrying a handgun in a lunch box. It is no different from "palming" or pocketing a small handgun, hiding it in a folded newspaper, or even putting it in a paper bag, for that matter. (That would give new meaning to a "40.")

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