Last issue I discussed hot weather concealed carry. As a follow-up, I wanted to take a look at the fanny pack as an option worthy of your serious consideration. I think it offers some real advantages when the temperature dictates you wear a single layer of clothing. For-instance: As this is being written (early June) the southeast is undergoing a major heat wave. In the small town in North Carolina where I live, it’s supposed to reach 105 degrees Fahrenheit today. Fanny pack weather for sure. As a summer bonus the fanny pack solves the problem of how to carry your spare ammo concealed and it does away with the problem of perspiration coming in contact with your handgun.
We might as well tackle the biggest complaint most often heard as a negative for this method of concealed handgun carry: If you are wearing a fanny pack everybody knows you have a gun. As with most general observations we need to factor in maybe or maybe not, but certainly this is most likely not always the case. More to the point, we need to decide for ourselves, is this something we need to concern ourselves with, or do we take it into consideration and then move on? I suspect it will depend on how you answer these questions. Are you concerned that a gun-savvy person might think you are armed? Are you concerned that a bad guy might think you are armed? Some consider a vest to be a good option, but in really hot weather, doesn’t a vest draw more attention than the fanny pack? Will it work for you in your area?
Last issue I discussed hot weather concealed carry. As a follow-up, I wanted to take…
by Leroy Thompson / Nov 11, 2008