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The Wilderness Tactical Instructor Belt & Safepacker

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Zak Smith, Dec 31, 2002.

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  1. Zak Smith

    Zak Smith Moderator Emeritus

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    Here's a report I wrote when I first got my Instructor belt, 28-Aug-2001. In the interest of populating THR with information:
    And my first impressions of the "Safepacker" holster:
    Update 12-31-2002: I've worn the belt every day since then - 'nuff said. It's great for CCW, shooting matches, or just keepin' your pants up. 5-stiches is not too stiff. Some of the finish of the buckle has come off where the two pieces contact, and also were I've scratched it on cement (woops). There is some abrasion on the lower edge of the belt where it comes out of the buckle and onto the velcro, but it's still 100% functional. The velcro is still going strong, though the hooks are filled with misc. fuzz and string.

    The Safepacker does duty holding my "nightstand gun", and also doubles as a pistol case for taking them to the range.

    -z
     
  2. duke02

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    Thanks for posting this information. I have been considering a safepacker for a while and found your post helpful. Does anyone have any experience using a safepacker with Wilderness's runner's pack?

    TIA
     
  3. Climb14er

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    Safepacker

    Excellent holster/pack. I've had three, now two, as I sold my smaller 1911.

    This is great for traveling, backpacking, storing, and most of all, concealing that you have a pistol without revealing exactly what you have. It looks like a ballistic carry bag for a PDA or small computer, daytimer, etc.

    The Safepacker is built tough and most of all, it's one heck of useful holster if you are in the woods or backcountry. I wouldn't think of carrying my HK USPc 9mm in anything else in the mountains or backcountry. While traveling, it's on the seat next to me. The Safepacker also fits well in a backpack, on the pack or in a small travel duffle bag. I can't say enough good things about the Safepacker.

    I'm looking for a belt and might consider the Instructor's belt in five stitch and 1.5 inch width. Good luck.
     
  4. Prodigalshooter

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    I just ordered one the other day, I'm anxious to see if I can adapt it to my Camelbak while mtn biking. I ordered the Officers model, to fit my Sig 239. I'll report my feelings about it when I've had it for a while.
     
  5. Zak Smith

    Zak Smith Moderator Emeritus

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    One nice thing about the Safepacker is that it can be adapted to fix on a pack and still allow quick access. Try running the bottom of one of your shoulder straps through it, or the pack's belt. You can also rig up the D-rings with some para cord to another point on your pack.

    -z
     
  6. Ha22le

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    Everyone should have a Safepacker

    I have had a Safepacker for a couple of years now and love mine. It does work well as a case for going to the range; but if you can CCW, why bother? If you open it up, the top flap can go between the mattress and the box spring creating a holster for your bed. I have the shoulder strap also and when it is shorts and t-shirt weather I wear the thing like a purse. Why should I care what people think? If they knew what was in it, they wouldn't laugh. I attach it to my rucksack when I go backpacking (although it is not waterproof). I also tuck the sling back through the velcro flap making a loop on either side, then I put my arms through the loops so I can wear the thing on my back when I go running. The top flap has a pocket in it with enough room for keys and cards (including your concealed carry license). It even has a carrying handle on top so you can tote it like a little attache case. These things are crazy versatile. It can't be your only holster, a good leather paddle holster should be your bread-and-butter carry option, but the Safepacker will cover every other carry scenario and then some.
     
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