Most of us carry things when we head out the door like a wallet, keys, cell phone, list of places to go, the part that needs to be replaced, etc. The problem for us gadget crazy American guys is where to put it all as we head out.
Our belts and pockets get full real quick and can weigh us down. Now those of us who have a concealed carry permit have an additional item of considerable weight to add to our overloaded pockets, our handgun. This is a real problem in the summer with shorts and a t-shirt, less of one in winter when wearing a bulky coat or field jacket.
I have been trying to live by the K.I.S.S. principle, Keep It Simple Sir, and my Man Bag solves my concealed carry gun problem and carries my personal gear by keeping it simple.
I’ve been fighting this for several years now since I hate the sub-compact handguns that are called concealed carry guns; they just don’t feel right in my hand. My Glock 19 doesn’t fit concealed on my hip and I refuse to buy larger clothes to try to conceal the fact that I’m carrying a firearm. Concealed is the key word since I don’t want some woman yelling, “He’s got a gun!” in the middle of the mall as I’m bent over dealing with my infant grandson.
While down in the basement the other day, I came across a gas mask bag, with its thick, heavy duty canvas material, and the thought occurred that it would be good for my gun and other items. So I cut off all its leg straps and then I saw an old duffle bag and cut its straps off to sew on to the edges of my gas mask bag for ease of carrying. So far, it’s working real well; easy to carry, convenient and concealed.
I know some of you might be saying, “Hey, Donny, that’s a purse and there’s no way I’ll carry that!” Well, it works for me and I don’t have any macho image to defend. I’ve been with plenty of women, been in the military and fathered and raised two kids. I have been trying to live by the K.I.S.S. principle, Keep It Simple Sir, and my Man Bag solves my concealed carry gun problem and carries my personal gear by keeping it simple.