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Grab and Go

Rugged bags and cases built for a range of storage options can securely carry your weapons, gear, and more on or off duty.

August 31, 2010  |  by Scott Smith - Also by this author


BlackHawk's Covert Carry Messenger Bag looks like a messenger's bag or over-the-shoulder carry bag used by students, business people, and messengers. The difference is this bag is designed to support law enforcement's needs on and off duty.

The Covert Carry is built to tote your laptop and your handgun, magazines, and other support gear. The strap encloses the bag for security and strength and a removable waist belt adds security and stability when moving or in hazardous environments.


This bag's main compartment measures 19 x 11 x 5 inches, while the overall dimensions are 20 x 14 x 8 inches. It's available in both military (1,000-denier nylon) and civilian (velocity nylon) designs, and in a variety of colors.


CamelBak is known for its military and law enforcement hydration packs. But the company manufactures a number of packs from a simple hydration bladder to the gargantuan BFM 500, capable of carrying more than 3,100 cubic inches of gear.


The BFM 500 has six exterior pockets to carry your small gear. The main pocket will accept a medical insert and hydration tubes can be routed out the top or bottom of the BFM. This pack is surprisingly comfortable to carry thanks to thick padded straps, sternum and waist straps, and a removable internal frame.

Camelbak's BFM 500 makes a good duty, roll out, or travel bag. It can handle an awful lot of gear to fit your needs.

Elite Survival Systems

If you are in charge of training you might need a way to carry a number of handguns and their magazines to the range. Elite Survival Systems' Four Gun Pistol Case seems to fit that bill. Not only can it carry four full-sized duty pistols, but it packs magazines, targets, and even a couple boxes of ammunition. I was surprised I could carry all that in a package not much bigger than my laptop bag.

Elite Survival

The Four Gun Pistol Case is two sided, each opening secured with dual zippers and loops to lock the case. Inside the lid of each side is a snap divider where you can slide targets or a box of ammo. The pistol area has several elastic loops to secure magazines and two adjustable "holster" straps to secure your handguns. These can be moved to adjust for barrel and frame length.

The Elite Survival Systems Four Gun Pistol Case is durable, padded, and the handle makes carrying it comfortable.

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