The Safepacker from Th is a holster and a whole lot more. The Safepacker can be worn on the belt like a full flap holster that doesn’t look like a holster, so your gun can be “concealed” in plain sight. The holster works well if used in the right environment, where it doesn’t seem out of place. In particular, it is fantastic for hiking, biking, camping and similar activities, so the gun is well protected in addition to being hidden. However, it would easily work in casual urban environments, and is no more obtrusive than a fanny pack.
Like all products from The Wilderness, the Safepacker is built to last forever, and it probably will.
The Safepacker is also well suited for off body carry, much like a Day Timer or similar personal item. I often use mine to carry my snubby when traveling. It attaches to a seatbelt to keep it secured and accessible in the car, and then I carry it with me into a hotel or other destination. The Safepacker doesn’t get a second look in these days of cell phones, PDAs, Blackberries, laptops, iPods, digital cameras, and all their assorted carrying cases and gear.
The Safepacker comes in various sizes to accommodate nearly any gun, including the J-frame snubby. There is also room in the main compartment for a spare reload or two, either speed strips or speed loaders. The main compartment opens along the front edge to assist in a quick draw, much like a breakfront holster. There is also a Velcro-closed compartment in the holster flap for carrying documents or more gear, as long as it is relatively flat.
Like all products from The Wilderness, the Safepacker is built to last forever, and it probably will. You can purchase a variety of accessories to convert the Safepacker into a shoulder bag, a fanny pack, or a briefcase. The Wilderness’ web site is very well done, and it explains all the features better than I can in this short space. If you are looking for a creative way to carry your snubby, I think you will appreciate the Safepacker as much as I do.