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Vacation CCW:PM9 & P32, Michael's Belt Pak, and pocket holsters.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by mini14jac, Jun 30, 2003.

  1. mini14jac

    mini14jac Active Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    I just got back from a week of doing mostly "touristy" stuff.
    I used a Belt Pak, from Uncle Mike's for the first time.
    It is a small pouch that you wear on your belt, with a Velcro "tear away" panel that conceals the gun in the back of the pouch.
    You can access your wallet, keys, etc. without the gun becoming visible.

    I have a Bagmaster fanny pack, but have never felt comfortable wearing it in public. I feel that a fanny pack on me, if I'm not hiking in the woods, screams "Gun!".
    The Belt Pak is much smaller, and looks more like something that would hold a PDM or cell phone. It works well with a PM9, and would also carry a small .38, P11, Walther .380 or other similarly sized gun.
    I knew I would be wearing shorts, and walking a lot, and pocket carry would not always work out.

    I carried the Belt Pak last week while hiking, shopping, and eating in resturants.
    With a Kahr PM9 in the pack, I quickly forgot that I was wearing it.
    (Not surprising, since the gun is comfortable carried in the pocket.)
    I was watching for the reactions of others while shopping and eating.
    No one even glanced at the Belt Pak!

    When I wore shorts that had built-in belts, or elastic waists, I switched to a KelTec P32, carried in a Don Hume pocket holster.
    Even with elastic waist shorts, the P32 was no problem.

    The two guns, with flexible carry options made vacation carry a breeze.
  2. concerned citizen

    concerned citizen New Member

    Dec 25, 2002

    I like the uncle mikes belt pack alot.

    I like that you use your regular belt, its more secure and much less noticable than your standard fanny pack.

    I use a very similar set up only I have a P3AT ;)

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