I’m not a fan of absolutes; sometimes, exceptions can be made in certain subjects. In the gun world, the subject of off-body carry is met with detriment. Most people who practice off-body carry don’t do it well, and we see stories about kids shooting their moms with guns left in their purses. That doesn’t mean off-body carry is always off the table. If done right, it can be a great means to carry, and the first step is finding the right bag. Today we are looking at my favorite, the Tactical Tailor Concealed Carry Sling Bag.
I’m a big advocate of choosing purpose-built tools for concealed carry tasks. If you carry off your body, go with a proper bag. A Concealed Carry Sling Bag embraces your gun and aids in retention, concealment, and your ability to access the weapon when necessary.
Tactical Tailor Concealed Carry Sling Bag Breakdown
I’m fine with off-body carry because it’s sometimes the best option. When I go for a hike or a long, off-road bike ride, or a trip in the kayak, I’m not carrying AIWB. It’s uncomfortable and doesn’t allow for the range of motion I need to succeed. The concealed carry sling bag from Tactical Tailor offers a rather compact design that offers effective concealment and enough room for carrying a wider variety of goodies.
The Tactical Tailor Concealed Carry sling bag offers two overt pouches. The main pouch is large and measures 8.5 inches wide, 17 inches tall, and 4.5 inches deep. Inside is enough room for all sorts of fun stuff. I carried my tablet, various chargers, a notebook, and a mini IFAK, and I still have plenty of room left for other fun goodies.
We have a pouch that’s 7 inches wide, 12 inches tall, and 1.5 inches deep. Inside sits plenty of loop material for mounting organizational pouches. The Concealed Carry Sling Bag includes a mini organizer to stuff a ton of extra goodies. You can carry spare magazines, a knife, pens, a light, and more without issue. It’s a handy organizer stuffed with potential and is removable if you don’t care for it.
The third pocket is hidden and is where you’ll stash your gun. The inside of this pocket is also coated with loop material and a universal holster that can be adjusted to fit most guns. This pocket is 7.5 inches wide and 15.5 inches tall. A set of ambidextrous zippers allow you to access to rig from either direction.
Comfort and Carry
Guns are heavy, spare ammo is heavy, and all your other jump is also heavy. With that in mind, a thin strap would be uncomfy quick, and the Tactical Tailor Concealed Carry Sling Bag comes with a big beefy strap fit with plenty of padding to add a layer of protection and weight resistance when carrying the bag and your go-to goodies.
The normal sling strap ties into a second strap that acts as s stabilizer. This keeps the sling bag from moving and grinding against the body. When you start moving, you can run, walk, jump, or whatever, and the bag stays put. The stabilizer strap uses a simple buckle system that can be quickly detached when necessary.
The key to success with off-body carry is keeping the treat the bag like it’s a holster. You don’t set it down and don’t remove it without having a safe place to store it. The comfort offered by the Tactical Tailor Concealed Carry Sling Bag makes that plenty easy.
Drawing and Engaging
Tactically a big downside to the sling bag is drawing your gun and engaging. Admittedly drawing from any bag is slower than drawing from any holster. However, drawing from the Tactical Tailor bag is simple, and you can train to be plenty quick with it.
The design makes drawing fast. Unbuckle the stabilizer strap, reach rearward, and grab the carrying strap across the top. Pull the bag over your shoulder, so it sits across your chest. Open the compartment, draw the gun, and get after it. This requires some proper setup and forces you to arrange the bag perfect for your needs.
You can draw from the Tactical Tailor Concealed Carry Sling Bag intuitively and quickly with a little practice. With your extra ammo in the front, it becomes a chest rig to keep your gun fed. Size restraints aren’t an issue, so a comped Glock 17 with a Surefire and a spare 33-round magazine isn’t out of the question.
Off-body carry and the Tactical Tailor Concealed Carry Sling Bag aren’t for everyone. It’s just another option and tool for you and your different situations. If you carry off-body, it’s tough to find a better option than this.