This thread inspird me to pick up this yesterday:http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/products/cla ... er/1419873
along with this:http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/products/3wa ... se/1914323
The accessory pouch is perfect for an item that you night need immediate access to that is of the approximate dimensions 1.265"x.860"x4.5". It attaches to the strap.
If you need the right side of your body free then you might special order the left handed version of the bag. I will make the standard version of the bag work for me.
It all works for me, however I don't carry a weapon in the bag. It has a "Napolean" pocket that would serve this purpose for a smaller firearm if you so choose.
They make an "XS" size, but it would've been too small for my needs (growing family, carrying baby diapers).
This bag does not catch a second glance in my town, whereas I always look sideways at the max-ped man-purse guys. Those bags just scream "I'm strapped" to me.
Carrying weapons openly and dressing in cammies (even if legal in the area) will get you killed.
So now ... we [are] worried that we may be faced with multiple heavily armed and armoured assailants in our day to day life ... I must have accidentally stumbled into the Somalia chapter subform or something.