First Look: Elite Survival Systems Tactical Messenger Bag

posted on October 4, 2021
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Having the gear you need when it’s needed the most is an essential part of the armed lifestyle. The latest and greatest defensive pistol does you little good if it’s back home in your gun safe when it’s urgently needed. The new Tactical Messenger Bag from Elite Survival Systems is a versatile way to easily carry your laptop, sidearm, and much more. The bag includes a velcro holster system that can be used with additional hook and loop or MOLLE accessories.

The protective zippered compartment for your sidearm is accessed from the bag's exterior, and the adjustable holster fits most medium to large handguns. The holster can be secured anywhere in the protective compartment, and there are also dual compartments on the front for a phone, recorder, camera or other gear.

Other features include a MOLLE panel on the front for attaching additional hook and loop-backed pouches, as well as two large zippered document pockets. There is a utility pocket set under the lid, plus additional interior pockets and a transparent map pocket on the inside of the flap, plus a slot on the rear for adding the bag to a rolling luggage carry handle.

The Tactical Messenger bag is made in the USA and comes with a lifetime warranty. Built from 1,000 denier nylon with a waterproof lining, there is also a waterproof zipper on the protective compartment. The bag comes with a padded shoulder strap in either black or coyote tan plus a non-slip carry handle. Laptops up to a 15 inch screen size fit inside the protective compartment, and the overall dimensions of the bag are 18x14x6 inches. 

MSRP for the Tactical Messenger Bag is $149.95, and more information on this product and other gear from Elite Survival Systems is available at


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