Handgun carriers come in all shapes and sizes.

Check out this shoulder bag that is a great grab and go option.

Sometimes a concealed carry option shoulder bag makes much more sense than just a standard holster alone. With a chance to carry your every day carry (EDC) gear or your hiking, hunting, or fishing equipment, a well built shoulder bag can be at home in the wilds and also on the city streets. Lets look first at what the Explorer Concealed Carry Bag offers:

  • Everyday off-body concealed gun carry
  • Shoulder or side carry
  • High concealment and stability
  • Suitable for both urban and natural environments
  • High-quality Cordura material & durable stitching
  • Multiple compartments for your entire EDC
  • Main gun compartment with modular Velcro wall
  • Strings for rip opening
  • Ambidextrous use, suitable for both right and left-handed shooters
  • Available in black and coyote color
  • Dimensions – Height 8.5’’ x Width 7” x Depth 1.5”
  • Premium 5 year warranty
  • Produced by Vega Holster

The Explorer Concealed Carry Bag is made by VEGA Holster and sold by Craft Holsters.

Check out the padding on the back of the Explorer Concealed Carry Bag for comfort. There is also a Velcro belt loop and a buttoned big pocket concealed on the back of the bag. It also has a Velcro panel that could act as a holster or spare magazine carrying pocket too.

Extra hardware is included for a variety of ways to carry the Explorer Concealed Carry Bag. I chose to review it in my favorite carry option using it as a standard shoulder bag.

The magic of the Explorer Concealed Carry Bag is how it conceals a handgun and quickly deploys it when needed. I chose a full size 1911 pistol in .45 ACP. to show just how much room the Explorer Concealed Carry Bag has.

Nestled in an adjustable Velcro loop this pistol is well secure to the Explorer Concealed Carry Bag itself.

There are two small rope loops that when one is exposed for carry and pulled quickly, it literally rip opens the holster compartment allowing quick drawing. I added a paracord keychain I bought cheap from a local discount store to give a quicker pull than just the small loop that is on the bag itself. Clip anything you like to that little loop for added speed when split seconds count.

Other great features are the heavy duty zippers that are silenced by smart placement of pull cords. No more rattling zippers!

There are so many attachment points for more pouches and gear when you need it. From D-rings to web loops they are all purposely placed where they would come in handy most. Drain holes let water exit quickly if you happen to take an unexpected dunk in the drink while boating or other such activities.

A carry handle is also present for grab and go when heading out the door.

In summary I really like the Explorer Concealed Carry Bag. With zippered pockets, a quick draw holster, and heavy duty construction this bag has especially become a favorite of mine while off the trails and exploring the wilds. Be sure to check out the Explorer Concealed Carry Bag and all of the other great holster options on the Craft Holsters website. If you are looking for more concealed carry bags & packs be sure to check these out.

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