Hill People Gear Kit Bag

Discussion in 'Handguns: Accessories, Holsters, and Optics' started by rhweb32, Aug 8, 2013.

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  1. rhweb32

    rhweb32 Member

    Dec 31, 2007
    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.
  2. bill3424

    bill3424 Member

    Dec 12, 2008
    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.
  3. Mainsail

    Mainsail Member

    Dec 16, 2005
    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.
  4. EVIL

    EVIL Member

    May 2, 2010
    Wright-Patterson AFB
    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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