5 CCW Products Built for Off-Body Carry

posted on May 8, 2018

While it's true that having a gun on your body is the best method of concealed-carry, there are some situations where individuals looking to carry their personal-defense gun might need to have it stashed in a position away from the waistband or other normal carry positions. In these cases, it helps to have purpose-built gear that's designed to secure a handgun. These five products are built for CCW and designed to provide ready access to a defensive firearm:

From its 100-percent cotton outer shell to its polyester inner lining, the Nine Line Apparel 3 Season Concealed Carry Jacket will be your go-to casual companion from fall to spring. Best of all, the interior features a concealment pocket with hook-and-loop closures for your EDC handgun along with four compartments for spare magazines. Two tricot-lined front zipper pockets can accommodate other essentials such as your keys, sunglasses or smartphone. 
MSRP: $159.99 ninelineapparel.com

B. Designed for left- or right-handed use, the Gungoddess.com Classic Hobo Concealed-Carry Purse includes a wire-reinforced removable shoulder strap that safeguards against slash-and-grab theft attempts, while its 7-inch-tall, side-zippered opening allows even gloved hands to easily access the spacious pistol compartment, complete with holster. The back also contains a zippered pocket.
MSRP: $84 gungoddess.com

C. In addition to including a day-planner calendar and a pad of ruled paper, the Galco Hidden Agenda measures 9.5 inches long and contains a built-in holster, plus room for spare ammo, concealed beneath its padded, elegant-looking, full-grain leather lid that prevents printing. A lockable zipper and a wrist strap provide added security.
MSRP: $170 galcogunleather.com

D. Constructed of 1000-denier nylon with reinforced stitching for hard use, the Blackhawk Covert Carry Messenger Bag allows you to bug-out at a moment’s notice with crucial, life-saving gear. Interior pockets of various sizes can accommodate pens, maps, glasses, a flashlight, ID, tablet and other accessories like spare magazines.
MSRP: $112.45 blackhawk.com

E. Offering discretion and security for select subcompact semi-automatic handguns, the EAA ABDO Safe is constructed from robust, thick-walled polymer, features a wide metal belt clip and resembles the “armored” cases for larger mobile phones. Simply flicking the top-mounted latch grants access to the pistol. There’s even a recessed lock for a small security key.
MSRP: $49 eaacorp.com


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