Hill People Gear Kit Bag


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rhweb32
August 9, 2013, 12:33 AM
I just received my coyote one in the mail today. First impressions on this thing are great as far as fit, quality and function. I'm even tempted to wear it everywhere around town. It fits everything from my Glock 26 to my 329PD. I just tried running with it also. It doesn't move one bit if cinched down properly. The only problem I had was that my 26 did shift a little when I did hill sprints though it was barely noticeable. I was wondering if anyone else here had any experience with the HPG Kit Bags?

I'll post pictures of it in action after I use it some more.

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bill3424
August 12, 2013, 07:24 PM
Their kit bags are great. I like how they have different sizes based on need. I've never had a problem regarding fit. They always fit snug. I don't have an issue with my firearm moving, but they maybe due to the type of firearm one carries.

Mainsail
August 12, 2013, 10:14 PM
I looked at those but I don't like the idea of sweeping your offside arm during the draw. You use your offside arm to unzip it, and your barrel is lined up directly with your bicep. During a high stress draw your finger will be searching for the trigger. People will (wrongly) blame the Serpa holster for inadvertent discharges, this thing looks much worse.

Sweeping your own arm- STRIKE ONE
Two hands to deploy- STRIKE TWO
Looks silly in anything other than a zombie encounter- STRIKE THREE.

No thanks.

EVIL
August 13, 2013, 10:33 PM
Good points Mainsail.

I don't have a HPG Kit bag, but the draw motion is very much like a dedicated CC fanny pack which was given to me, which is an awkward, 2-handed, 120 degree sweeping nightmare (and nothing like the rapid, 4 o'clock strong side draw I train with in USPSA, etc.) I'm not re-training myself for a weird draw stroke.

I have decided, that where legal & practical when backpacking or hiking - I open carry in a dedicated gun belt & holster rig slightly below the waist line below my pack belt resting comfortably on the upper hips. That way I can carry any sidearm I choose, and especially the one I am most proficient with - my S&W 586. Even in semi-crowded Ohio - open carry is becoming more and more of a no big deal.

If I decide that I absolutely must CC (like during scouting outings.) I just were a lighter pack and buckle the waist belt behind my pack and use my main city CCW rig- a comfortable IWB holster & Ruger SP101.

FWIW - Most reviews I have seen are positive & that the folks at HPG are excellent to deal with.

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