This pouch deserves 5 stars. Sturdy construction, well designed. The belt comes long enough to fit around two fit men. I cut 8 inches off of each end to fit around my 31 inch waist. It fits close to the body which I like. Conceals well under a loose shirt or can be worn in the open and most people would not suspect a firearm inside. My S&W Shield fits perfectly but would also handle a larger piece. The elastic bands are not large enough to support a barrel but would support an extra mag if one was placed in that location rather than in the pouch cover.
I'm losing weight, so I needed something to carry in. My holsters were pulling my pants down because of the weight on my belt. This pack keeps me carrying & I don't accidentally expose my gun from pulling my pants up when I need to.
It's perfect for my lock 23 or 1911. I would of given it 5 stars but it needs maybe make one of the small accessory pockets just a little bigger to fit a wallet. Then it would be perfect. As it is; I really like it.
I have carried everything from a S&W Shield up to a S&W M&P9fs in mine. When I bought mine at my LGS, the salesman showed me how the barrel slides to the side of the pouch. This allows it to accommodate larger pistols. It's funne when you read the reviews and one person says only a pocket pistol fits, and another fit a full sized 1911. And when you slide the barrel to one side, you can store a spare magazine on the other side.
Bought this to conceal my full size M&P40 while riding my mountain bike. Pistol fits easily inside pack. However the zipper must be positioned just in front of the rear sight so that it does not catch when trying to rapidly open the pack. Great product!
The people who claim they cam barely get a 380 into this must not be using it right. Over the years I've fit a wide variety of pistols into it with no issue. These include a FN 5.7, glock 43, SW stubnose, full size cz 75 and a 1911. I currently use this with the Select Carry Pack slingbag while riding my bike. I keep a 4" 1911 in it and a spare mag in the main pouch. Sure the mag will rub up against the gun, but my pistols are tools, getting scratches is normal. In the side pouches I carry a standard size pocketknife, spare house keys, and a small flashlight. There is easily enough room to add a ID/credit card wallet to the main pouch on top of all this. For the price, this product is perfect.
I've carried a compact 9mm in this pouch daily for a few months now. over all worth the money. The only draw back is after continuous use it's hard to keep the buckles from letting go and getting loose.
Great product. I find more uses all the time. Just used it on a steep snow hike. I had it strapped across chest. Check out my review.
I bought this item about 4 months go and have been very pleased with it as I have with all other 5.11 equipment I own. It's ruggedness surpassed my expectations and I can easily carry my Sig 239 as well as 2 extra mags in the main compartment. The general idea that fanny packs are reserved for soccer moms and bingo grandmas actually adds to the fact that unless someone is familiar with the 5.11 logo, they will not expect you are carrying a full size pistol. I also particularly like the padding on the main points where it contacts my hip, I've found myself almost forgetting I even had it on a few times. The quick access "strap" between zippers stays bonded well to the velco and the zippers stay in place without issue. The only complaint I have is the two small extra pockets arn't of much use but I can fit ID's and a few keys in them so it's not really a major issue. In all a very good carry method and good purchase!
THIS IS A 1ST FOR 5.11. Poor design, pouch too small, side zipper pockets cannot even fit a small ring of keys. I have no idea what those side pockets could carry other than a stick of gum. Once you open any zippers anything inside the main and tiny side zipper pockets falls out. A hazard. Belt system keeps getting loose. I would suggest a thicker heavier belt. No room for extra ammo. I can only see it used for tiny guns but even then awkard. Needs to have a larger size pouch with a better zipper system and room enough for other equiptment. This was a huge disappointment. My wife uses it for her cosmetics and female items. Even then she too said its to small and cannot carry much and items fall out when she opened the pouches. She too discarded it and now collects dust in our closet. I would not recommend for any one for any use. 511 needs to back to the drawing board on this one.
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