After walking — literally — over 10 miles worth of trade show floors at SHOT Show 2017, I was lucky enough to find some neat products.
What I’m really interested in, and have been for some time now, is the idea of conceal carry backpacks. Packs you can stick not just a handgun in, but also a short-barreled-rifle (SBR) or AR-15 pistol sized Personal Defense Weapon (PDW).
Check out these awesome new packs:
1. Backpacks from Elite Survival Systems
I thought I knew all the people that made conceal carry backpacks like this, but I had not heard of Elite Survival Systems until I went to SHOT Show.
I’m glad I did, their backpacks look really nice. They actually LOOK like regular backpacks with nothing “Tactical” to give them away.
The Stealth backpack was pretty impressive (pictured above) and as you can see they offer a few others that are just as “low profile” but can conceal carry perfectly.
See more at http://www.elitesurvival.com/ and check out the video review I found on Youtube of the Stealth Covert Operations Backpack
2. Sneaky Bags
Sneaky Bags has been in the game for a while and they didn’t disappoint. This was actually my first time going hands on and checking out their SPYDER line of bags and seeing how quickly you could deploy a PDW type weapon out of one. They also had a new backpack out, that I really liked because it had multiple compartments. That way you could carry a gun in one compartment but also a laptop or other regular carry stuff in the other, so you can still use it like a regular backpack and nobody would know. It’s pictured to the far right in tan in this picture. http://www.sneakybags.com/ Check out the SPYDER bag below:
3. Tuff Products Sentinel Backpack
I was looking forward to seeing this backpack that was designed by Steve Fisher of Sentinel Concepts. It looks almost completely like a regular hiking backpack on the outside … but you can fit a LAW tactical folded AR-15 PDW inside.
This thing is really slick and the guys at TUFF are good people.
See more at Tuffproducts.com And here’s the backpack walkthrough by Yeti and Jeff from YouTube:
Bonus 4: 5.11 Covrt M4 Bags
The 5.11 COVRT M4 Bags have been out a while, but this was the first time I got to handle them together. I could definitely see using the small size. Check them out at 5.11. Dave Biggers gives you a good review in the Youtube vid below:
I’ll keep my eyes out for more Covert Conceal Carry AR-15 bags!
Do not forget the concealed carry rifle backpacks from UTG (lEAPERS). They have nice backpack at a very affordable retail price.
You seem like the only person who could give an informed opinion about this: What do you think of the new rule at Stoneman Douglas high school, in which school officials have forbidden the use of ordinary backpacks, requiring students to use only clear plastic ones? I am not being sarcastic; I want to hear from someone who knows about guns in backpacks. The person who shot up the school used an AR-15.
Probably a good idea to have clear plastic bags. Safe
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