Tacllet Tactical Fanny Pack

About as discrete as wearing a sign that says “I AM ARMED”:

I hope that dude is married, because it’s a known fact that girls do NOT even take a second look at guys that own, much less wear fanny packs.  Well maybe hipster chicks… I could see them swooning over hipster barista type guys that wear them, ride fixies, drink PBR, and smoke clove cigarettes.  After all where are you going to hold all your ironic hipster type accessories if not in a satchel, or a awkward pouch around your waist?

My commentary on the video:

1:28 – “Consider carrying with an empty chamber”.   Oh? Because I wanted a useless L shaped club in my fanny pack, and not something that shoots bullets on demand.

1:35 – Ohhhhh yea… ejects the round and catches it like a boss.

1:45 – Oh sweet… a secret back compartment with room for a passport.  You know, so the EMTs can identify you after you inevitibly get beaten up for carrying a fanny pack with an unloaded gun in it.

1:49 – Inadequate back up knife.. check.

1:50 – Certificate he got when he revoked his man card.

1:54 – Man… you wrote your name on your gun in pink letters?  *facepalm*

1:55 – Tactical glock taco.  Glaco?

2:07 – California licence and Visa card… this guy fails at OPSEC.  ENHANCE ENHANCE… Well he only partially fails, 720p isn’t good enough resolution to read all the numbers.

2:07 – Costco executive member!  2% cash back to buy more fanny packs.

2:10 – 2nd pen.. this one is incase his first one runs out of ink from all the girls (or guys) numbers he’ll be getting.

2:14 – 2nd flashlight… because 2 is one and one is none.  If you can’t shoot em in time, blind em.

2:17 – Camera.  Hopefully with SD card separate.  Loaded cameras are too dangerous.

2:20 – Oh snap 1911 in the mix!

2:22 – Aimpoint on Glock.  This guy is trying too hard.

2:25 – Fits a 1911 with “shoot me” light on it too.

2:29 – Fanny pack becomes an inconspicuous satchel.    Ha.

2:37 – Truck ops begin!  “They should have never laughed at my fanny pack.  *bang bang bang*”

2:47 – Oh crap.. hit the oil pan.. it’ll buff right out.

2:57 – Practicing gracefully falling over and drawing for when bullies push him around for wearing a fanny pack.

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Kevin January 9, 2012 at 12:08 am

$76!?!!?!!!?

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Frank January 9, 2012 at 12:14 am

When I’m shopping for elderly Japanese I will definitely remember to buy this item!!

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bima86 January 9, 2012 at 12:34 am

Okay.. Lesson learnt. If anyone shoves me to the ground, the first thing I’m going to do is pull a gun on them and shoot.

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Chuck January 9, 2012 at 12:41 am

The part when he pulls out his iPhone was too funny, I couldnt stop laughing.

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bima86 January 9, 2012 at 12:43 am

hahaha.. :D
yeah, i laughed at that moment as well. and I thought he was going to take a duck face photo..

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Nate January 9, 2012 at 01:08 am

Lol. L shaped club and shoot-me light.

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chris January 9, 2012 at 01:51 am

All you internet drama queens…. Unloaded guns are not useless, just less useful.

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DaveP. January 9, 2012 at 02:18 am

“Consider carrying with an empty chamber”.

Okay, I considered it.
Now I’m laughing at you.

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Danger Close January 9, 2012 at 02:41 am

ichiro nagata is a well known and respected gun-porn photographer, and you have probably rubbed one off to some of his work. so he is trying to throw a plug for some gear, so what. simulation of using a phone after a self defense scenario makes sense too.

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jpcmt January 9, 2012 at 02:39 pm

^^^ I think this is the guy that does/did that instinctive shooting video where he’s walking down a narrow column with dirt burms that have targets at different ranges and he pulls up from low ready and does a point shoot with his AR. I think I saw it here, if that’s the same guy.

Yeah, the product is catering to old asian folks who still wear fanny packs. This thing is huge and ridiculous.

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Vhyrus January 9, 2012 at 04:24 am

Consider carrying unloaded, you know, like he is……… oh wait….

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Andy January 9, 2012 at 08:10 am

It’s sad how much time and effort someone spent on something that will never sell in the U.S.

If only Europeans could easy own and carry handguns, this would be a really big seller over there along with the CCW speedo.

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overkill556x45 January 9, 2012 at 08:47 am

I think the whole fanny pack carry thing only works with the elderly, who could conceivably be carrying the diabetes meds or something in there. Imagine Travis Haley wearing this. Ridiculous. It screams “I’M CARRYING A GUN.”. Might get some sales from seniors, but I think I will stick with my SP101 in a pocket holster or M&P9c in a bellyband.

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Weer'd Beard January 9, 2012 at 10:41 am

no wedding band, but he DOES carry and iPhone, so maybe he’s dating George Takei.

BTW the holster I’m wearing recomends carrying with an empty chamber, but the retention strap will only snap behind a cocked hammer.

Can we stop letting the lawyers run companies they know nothing about?

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ENDO-Mike January 10, 2012 at 03:37 pm

no wedding band, but he DOES carry and iPhone, so maybe he’s dating George Takei.

hahahhahah nice Weer’d.

That’s funny about your holster retention strap too… +1 to not letting lawyers get in the way.

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Bat Masterson January 9, 2012 at 10:52 am

Alright, who’s gonna shoot their dick off first?

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foxtrot January 9, 2012 at 11:28 am

bigger give away of concealed carry: old guy cop mustache or fanny pack?

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Jwhite January 9, 2012 at 12:19 pm

LOL. Mikes commentary is hilarious. Unless hes LEO here in Cali, he probably doesnt live in Los Angeles. C-C-What? No no no…

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What-do-I-know-anyway? January 9, 2012 at 12:32 pm

It really didn’t seem too different from a maxpedition bag when I think about it. Those seem pretty nice… I wanted to get one as my “manly (or not so feminine) diaper bag” but didn’t have the funds.

I also see how something like this would be handy if I were hiking or backpacking. Anybody ever try an IWB holster with a 60lb pack on their back?

Okay – I’ll admit, you are much more likely to see this on a retired guy – but I’d rather see a retired guy pack’n some heat than a Joe Blow with nothing but a white flag for when the bottom dwelling scum show up… I bet some people will buy it and like it. It’d be a small niche though.

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Keelaar January 9, 2012 at 01:02 pm

Show’s the potential of taking care of your mechanic after he has screwed something up and charged you $600 bucks for it. The dude can shoot but thats not a fanny pack. It’s more of a “G string pack” or gonad pack. Potential for blowing your left arm off or left nut. The whole video should be included in the Dictionary under “Dork wearing a gonad pack with a gun in it.”

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RWC January 9, 2012 at 01:18 pm

Would go great with this covert bullet resistant casual wear.

http://www.switchcraft.com/Images/feature_bombsuit.png

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ENDO-Mike January 10, 2012 at 03:57 pm

haha so low key!

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Caleb January 9, 2012 at 01:23 pm

Since Ichiro Nagata is one of the most well-respected and liked photographers/writers/shooters in this industry, I would probably think twice before talking shit about him.

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ENDO-Mike January 9, 2012 at 01:43 pm

haha oh? I call it as I see it. If anything he should be thanking me for making fun of him because tens of thousands of people will see this post, and might disagree with my assessment and buy his tactical fanny pack.

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solomon January 9, 2012 at 06:17 pm

dude you’re losing cool points at a rapid pace. first you go all out for open carry then you’re slamming this? on top of it you’re slamming Ichiro! not cool dude, not cool at all.

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Frank January 9, 2012 at 08:07 pm

Hey can slam whoever he wants. I personally think this item screams “gun” if carried that way. Mostly old men carry fanny-packs anyhow, I assume that it’s because they have hip problems and sitting on their wallet probably doesn’t feel too great after several decades.

Thankfully it comes in other colors.
http://www.militaryblog.jp/usr/ichiro/IMG_5937.JPG
More pics here: http://ichiro.militaryblog.jp/

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that guy January 10, 2012 at 03:27 pm

Mike has definitely lost some cool points. “tens of thousands of people”? lol I have several Media Outdoors publications sitting on my desk that have articles and lots of pictures from Ichiro Nagata. I doubt he is going to need this silly blog to move nylon. Ichiro has friends in very high places…and has trained elements of the Japanese Defense Forces in close quarters shooting for Christ sake.

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ENDO-Mike January 10, 2012 at 03:30 pm

Yes this post will get that much attention. lol troll somewhere else son. I don’t give a shit who Ichiro is, if Massad Ayoob or The Gunny wore this fanny pack i’d blast them about it too.

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that guy January 10, 2012 at 04:48 pm

Troll somewhere else? Your the troll of the gun community!

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Ernest Young January 10, 2012 at 04:55 pm

Ok, so you have an opinion, welcome to the club. If you dont like this blog, then stop reading it.

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that guy January 10, 2012 at 05:00 pm

I think your trolling me Ernest.

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Ernest Young January 10, 2012 at 07:02 pm

you think everyone is troll because thats what you do, you troll and you assume everyone else is just like you. Thives think others will steal from them, liers are always untrusting, and trolls think everyone else is also a troll.

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that guy January 10, 2012 at 11:13 pm

I was being facetious Ernest Young…lol

ENDO-Mike January 10, 2012 at 03:33 pm

Good to hear I had “cool points” to begin with. Like I said before, I don’t care who this guy is, what matters is that he’s wearing a ridiculous bulky unfashionable fanny pack. If you need any more justification beyond that then I can’t help you.

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that guy January 10, 2012 at 04:54 pm

Unfashionable?! Your one to talk. Many could say that about your stupid T-Shirts or that pointless glock accessory ENDO makes.

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Ernest Young January 10, 2012 at 04:58 pm

Thats what makes the U.S so great. We have a bill of rights, on it is the FIRST AMENDMENT, which grants free speech. this means ENDO can say whatever the fuck he likes.

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that guy January 10, 2012 at 05:01 pm

What is this? “Obvious 101”?

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Optimum January 10, 2012 at 05:24 pm

Mike we have a troll.

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Marky January 10, 2012 at 05:24 pm

I’d like to see what you have for shirts and accessories post the link to your site. I have 3 ENDO shirts, they are all high quality. If you don’t like the designs fine, but unless you are anti gun I don’t see why you wouldn’t like them. There is no company making nicer gun related shirts at this moment. I plan on getting a glock stock this year which you can argue is pointless, but if having fun is pointless I guess life outside of work is completely pointless for you.

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032125 January 9, 2012 at 04:09 pm

EDNDO is the gunblog that the smirking legions of tactitrolls gravitate towards most; maybe because Mike leans heavily toward gunfotainment, rather than industry insider previews long term performance analysis. Respectful/constructive criticism is more the domain of vuurwapenblog or military morons, or maybe the firearm blog. This place is mostly for teh lulz.

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Kevin January 9, 2012 at 04:52 pm

What a load of crap

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Larson January 9, 2012 at 06:18 pm

Why should he think twice about poking fun at him? Go try to stir up something elsewhere ratfink.

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032125 January 9, 2012 at 07:20 pm

^ Case in point.

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Darren January 11, 2012 at 11:20 pm

I’m with Caleb. -1 for hating on Ichiro. You may not like the product, but Ichiro has done a lot more in the gun journalism industry and shooting in general than anybody who runs a blog.

First Amendment, etc., I get it. It’s your site and you get to say what you want, I understand. I get that you don’t like the product, but your ridicule of that particular guy doesn’t do you any credit.

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Church January 9, 2012 at 02:56 pm

This video is pretty legit! haha!

Oh, and I totally practice pulling my cell phone with my weapon drawn. It’s toatlly something you may need to do some day.(I just hope I don’t look that funny when i’m doing it.)

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Ross January 9, 2012 at 03:16 pm

I liked the video. The product opens up more options for carry, which is never a bad thing.

I also don’t think the demo was showing everything *he* carries, just the options and pockets and how much stuff it holds.

I think my friend who is ~65 and retired from the 101ST Airborne would love this, he rocks a fanny pack.

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Critter January 9, 2012 at 04:22 pm

my wife just said it was “cute”. nuff said.

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Ernest Young January 9, 2012 at 04:39 pm

2 small corrections

1-Clove cigarettes are illegal in the U.S
2-I suspect “Ichi” isn’t his name but is short for “Ichiban” meaning “number 1” or “best”

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PotatoeMasher January 9, 2012 at 05:08 pm

1 Not in Oklahoma apparantly
2 His name is Ichiro Nagata

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Ernest Young January 9, 2012 at 06:48 pm

The FDA outlawed all flavored cigarettes (except menthol)

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John January 9, 2012 at 08:52 pm

True, but only cigarettes and confined to what defines a cigarette. A tobacco product wrapped in cigarette paper.

You can still buy flavored tobacco in every form, except for… in cigarettes. So, you can roll your own or buy your pack of cloves like you used to… except wrapped in cigar paper, not cigarette paper.

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ENDO-Mike January 10, 2012 at 03:34 pm

People smoke crack too, and that’s illegal. heh

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kfp January 9, 2012 at 05:04 pm

It’s funny that insecure men see guns as sign of masculinity (and I grant true masculinity is in short supply these days), but for women and the elderly who can actually benefit from carrying a firearm, a purse or a fanny pack is ideal.

With ENDO-Mike’s disdain for fanny packs, he’ll probably wind up having to wear a colostomy bag.

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ENDO-Mike January 9, 2012 at 06:01 pm

wow, good one. BRB making pink lemonade martinis and watching sex and the city re-runs.

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thephanatik January 9, 2012 at 10:09 pm

That sounds delicious, can I joi…. I see what you did there.

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Jwhite January 9, 2012 at 06:33 pm

I think the pack is way to big for what it is. I dont like how he wears it in the front. I would be more inclined to wear it behind me (not saying I wear fanny packs). If you walk slowly you wont notice it flopping around, which after a while would get annoying. I say Open Carry if your that worried about it. I think open carry is retarded to some extent. Walking into a Starbucks to make a point is like adding gas to the antis fire at no cost to them. That said, I think open carry is a HUGE deterrent. Your automatically a “crazed gunman” to those retards who are scared of a man with a gun, or an officer or law abiding citizen to those in the know (which should be everyone).

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WTFrank January 9, 2012 at 08:47 pm

But, a right not exercised is a right lost…

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John January 9, 2012 at 08:58 pm

Yeah, and he’s Asian. Asians wear fanny packs. Fanny packs on Asians don’t scream “GUN!” it screams “CAMERA!” So perhaps his audience is only going to appeal to the Asian/photographer and/or elderly communities. Either way, they need stuff too. If it ain’t for you, you ain’t gotta get it.

Also… ENDO-Mike; I thought your commentary was just fine.

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that guy January 10, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Seriously? Your going to hate on Ichiro? Are you really going to mess with a guy with a huge fanny pack that screams “GUN”? Probably not. BTW your assessments are utter bullsh1t.

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ENDO-Mike January 10, 2012 at 03:35 pm

“hate” and “make fun of” are two different things. Funny to see I struck a nerve with this post.

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Audacia77 January 10, 2012 at 01:30 pm

The meme “Real Men Wear Fanny Packs” comes to mind… Chuck Norris, Hulk Hogan & Epic Beardman. The video could only be more epic if instead of a passport, he pulled out ninja stars. That would seal the deal. Yes, I checked it out on Amazon and feel that a “Three Wolf Moon” review may be in order… Any takers?

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jeff January 10, 2012 at 05:47 pm

I think the only reason this Screams Gun, is because we are gun people… That is what WE see.

The rest of the people out there are Clueless. Just going about their day to day business.

I remember when my kids were babies, when not carrying on my person, it was in my kids diaper bag.. Nothing screams gun like a Disney bag…

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Carlos Ulloa January 12, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Make fun if you want. He may be no hipster, but that guy is a GUNFIGHTER. He is good!

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Friedrick January 13, 2012 at 02:42 pm

“shoot me light”?

Uh…

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gunbarrelflygirl January 20, 2012 at 10:48 am

Spooky – now I know Mr. Miyagi is running around a mobile home somewhere (probably here in east Texas) shootin’ his Glock at invisible assailants! YIKES!

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jery August 23, 2013 at 12:18 am

the negative comments re-waist packs seem all to originate from sheep/bully ‘group idiot’ mentality…laugh it up ‘men’… and where does the ‘hipster’ analogy by the op even plays into it?… no self-respecting hipster would ever consider wearing this thing, they’re just like you all – it’s considered ‘uncool’ and they vainly worry about looking lika a doofus to chicks… many dudes who have actually been downrange appreciate the conveniency of waist packs and wear such in civy garb, they don’t carry any vanity chip on their shoulders, just useful kit, especially the salty ones…joe teti is one who admits to wearing it for one if you need actual proof and don’t know any yourselves… and if you’re going to be dismissed as some pensioner/retiree that only gives ya a practical advantage unless your vanity trumps your self-preservation instinct… a waist pack [‘fanny pack’ for you, and what I call a ‘fag-bag’ in a self-derogatory manner, just for kicks] is probably the best solution to carry a substantial amount of edc/kit all in a single, practical, ergonomical and accessible location for any dude but the metrosexual fashionistas have made it uncool on account of its popularity among the elderly tourists and such… that only gives it a tactical advantage but if you’re worried what the ‘cool crowd’ thinks of you then you likely always were a conformist anyway and such get slaughtered first…. granted, this particular pack does look ludicrous and unwieldy as well as uncomfortable to actually wear, and regardless of the jap guy’s actual credentials, he just doesn’t come across as someone one would want to identify with if you’re concerned about your ‘man image’… but all this collective barking in the comment under the video clip, and subsequent posts in the comment section, look curiously very much like typical teen-forum cyber bullying and hold little actual logical content….if you find it humorous, I question your intelligence factor and capacity for ‘funny’…. I wear a fag-bag like I wear pants, it goes around my waist right after my pants do and thus I always have access to my kit… I hope everyone would eventually deride me for this and i’ll be dismissed as just some old, ridiculous, uncool, harmless old fart…. that will only hone my tactical edge of choosing to carry it hehe….
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Doug December 2, 2013 at 09:41 am

Couldn’t agree more Jery. The more I look like a harmless, and fashion impaired, old man, the better.

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andy burkhardt January 10, 2014 at 07:27 am

This tacllet tactical fanny pack is awesome! I work for a small Sheriff’s Department in Indiana, this would be an awesome gift for the officers to keep in there patrol cars and to use off-duty. What is the actual place I can order this from, the price, item number and is there different colors.
Major T.A. Burkhardt

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