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    any thoughts on fanny pack holsters?

    And I dont need to know how awesome fanny packs are!!

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    I personally like them for the summer time when I'm wearing shorts, but they SCREAM "POLICE."

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    personally... if I see them on anyone below 60 who is male I think "gun"... nice idea, but just too obvious. I think most of the public wouldn't notice, but the 1%'ers sure would (or anyone actively observing their surroundings - ie; not the general public)

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    It's just like people you see walking around wearing photographers' vests. Unless they've got a Canon and a tripod, they're packin'.
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    Fanny Pak Holsters

    Banned on my job.

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    Nothing says "Im a cop" like a fanny pack and a hawaiian shirt.

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    Have you ever took a hard look at someone wearing a fanny pack and thought to yourself, "wow, what a dork"? Now, does it make him any less of dork knowing he has a gun in there?
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    ONLY in the summer when wearing shorts, but in general I cannot stand them. As others have said SCREAMS POLICE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KY PO
    Have you ever took a hard look at someone wearing a fanny pack and thought to yourself, "wow, what a dork"? Now, does it make him any less of dork knowing he has a gun in there?
    I agree! A dork with a gun.

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    You guys cant tell me that this aint got "MoJo" written all over it....

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    Jeez,

    That is completely horrible. Maybe some of you guys are older, but I am 26 with a little over 6 years on the job and there is no way that I could see myself walking around with a fanny pack. Ever. If I had a medical condition that required me to carry around various medicines, I would still not carry them in a fanny pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southladeputy
    Jeez,

    That is completely horrible. Maybe some of you guys are older, but I am 26 with a little over 6 years on the job and there is no way that I could see myself walking around with a fanny pack. Ever. If I had a medical condition that required me to carry around various medicines, I would still not carry them in a fanny pack.
    It also depends what part of the country you live in. I'm not sure where in Louisiana you live, but I wouldn't think a fanny pack is a piece attire fit for the bayous. However, it does fit in in more cosmopolitan areas, especially in the summer.

    When you're wearing a t-shirt and shorts with an elastic waist band (athletic type), it's pretty much either carry your gun in a fanny pack or a belly band.

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    I think I would rather try Thunderwear or SmartCarry before I'd go for the fannypack.
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    If a fanny pack is good enough for Napoleon Dynamite, it is good enough for me

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    Wow,

    Hogboy is back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by locke1419
    Wow,

    Hogboy is back.

    Yes, I appealed to the good people at officer.com and I pointed out that *I* was the victim of the abuse and vulgarity. They said I was suspended for my "questionable" statistics about volunteer firemen being arsonists. In the future, I will make sure I back my statements with more accurate stats and internet links They gave me a one week suspension and now I am back.

    I did not mean to offend any jail guards or volunteer firemen, but I was just trying to educate everyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldBadge
    It also depends what part of the country you live in. I'm not sure where in Louisiana you live, but I wouldn't think a fanny pack is a piece attire fit for the bayous. However, it does fit in in more cosmopolitan areas, especially in the summer.

    When you're wearing a t-shirt and shorts with an elastic waist band (athletic type), it's pretty much either carry your gun in a fanny pack or a belly band.

    Tie the shorts tight and use a inside the waist band holster. Works for me. I agree that there is no way I could wear a fanny pack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattph4716
    Tie the shorts tight and use a inside the waist band holster. Works for me.
    Bro, I don't know if I can tie it tight enough to support a Sig 229 or even a Glock 27. If you can do it, God bless.

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    Adults Only reply - not a joke!

    I desperately have to break my waist pouch/fanny pack habit. Not because it's dorkey, which it is, but for another reason.

    Load up a pouch/pack with everything I put in it: wallet, checkbook, cuffs, Leatherman tool, and the S&W 3913 with two extra mags. Now I sit down in my personal car, in a restaurant, or walk with it in the mall. How many pounds is now resting on top of "Mr. Happy" , or worse, bouncing on him when I'm walking and the pack is at the front?

    I'm worried there may have been some real damage done after 20 years of fanny/waist pack wear. And yes, I'm serious!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kieth M.
    I desperately have to break my waist pouch/fanny pack habit. Not because it's dorkey, which it is, but for another reason.

    Load up a pouch/pack with everything I put in it: wallet, checkbook, cuffs, Leatherman tool, and the S&W 3913 with two extra mags. Now I sit down in my personal car, in a restaurant, or walk with it in the mall. How many pounds is now resting on top of "Mr. Happy" , or worse, bouncing on him when I'm walking and the pack is at the front?

    I'm worried there may have been some real damage done after 20 years of fanny/waist pack wear. And yes, I'm serious!

    Maybe you could cut a hole in the back of it. I'll bet you would never leave the house without it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogboy
    Maybe you could cut a hole in the back of it. I'll bet you would never leave the house without it

    Or keep his hands out of it.
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    I knew I could count on you guys for sympathy.

    I know there will never be a telethon for guys suffering from my ailment, but I have to ask why it is that you don't suffer the same slice of pain....oh wait, I get it, you have to measure up to a certain minimum size to get hurt, I'm so sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kieth M.
    I knew I could count on you guys for sympathy.

    I know there will never be a telethon for guys suffering from my ailment, but I have to ask why it is that you don't suffer the same slice of pain....oh wait, I get it, you have to measure up to a certain minimum size to get hurt, I'm so sorry.
    Hey Kieth,

    They do have this model available if the standard Fanny pack is giving you fits.......
    Last edited by chat01; 04-11-2006 at 03:52 PM.

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    Carried a fanny pack for a couple of years until I took a "Off Duty Encounters" class. Never carried it again.
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    I've been carrying for over 30 years, both on-duty and off, and i've never cared for a fanny pack, I use a Galco CCP for the .45, previous was Bianchi Shadow, or uncle Mikes paddle, with a belt, and If I go to the beach and wear something other than Levis, I put the kahr MK .40 in a pocket holster.

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