Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Review: Elite Survival Systems Liberty Gunpack- A Discreet Way to Carry Your Pistol on and off the Trail

Photo credit: Mikhail Merkurieff/Rocky Mountain Bushcraft ©2016 All Rights Reserved

Elite Survival Systems sent me their cool Liberty Gunpack a while back to test and review. 

I've been using this pack on and off since then for my Glock 29 10mm Mountain Pistol, and it has been a great piece of gear. 

What I like most is that the pack has an inconspicuous appearance:

Photo credit: Mikhail Merkurieff/Rocky Mountain Bushcraft ©2016 All Rights Reserved

It has extra pockets for a cell phone, pens, spare mags, keys, flashlight, ID cards, etc:

Photo credit: Jason Schwartz/Rocky Mountain Bushcraft ©2016 All Rights Reserved

 
Photo credits: Mikhail Merkurieff/Rocky Mountain Bushcraft ©2016 All Rights Reserved

The pack has a four-way belt loop on the back so that it can be worn vertical or horizontal, as well as Molle attachment points for mounting on your pack:

Photo credit: Jason Schwartz/Rocky Mountain Bushcraft ©2022 All Rights Reserved

Photo courtesy of Elite Survival Systems

The belt loop is large enough that it easily attached to the waist belt on my Kelty Redwing 50 backpack:

Photo credit: Mikhail Merkurieff/Rocky Mountain Bushcraft ©2016 All Rights Reserved

The Gunpack has a pull tab on each corner to facilitate rapid opening of the gun compartment. This makes it quick and easy to open and then draw your pistol for self defense against dangerous predators.

Photo credits: Mikhail Merkurieff/Rocky Mountain Bushcraft ©2016 All Rights Reserved

The pack also has the ability to carry a spare mag inside the main gun compartment:

Photo courtesy of Elite Survival Systems

Since I use the Liberty to carry a bulkier Glock 29 10mm, I've found that it's a bit too cramped to carry a spare mag like this and instead, use the front outer compartment to hold the spare mag. But for those with typical 9mm CCW pistols such as Glock 43's, Sig P365's, Smith & Wesson Shield's, etc, the spare mag carry in the main compartment works well. 

Final Thoughts

I've found the Liberty Gunpack to be a great CCW companion when walking or hiking in populated areas and around town, where the ability to be discreet is important. I've never gotten a second look from passerbyers while wearing it. The quality of the pack is high and the zippers have held up well to steady use. I think it is a great "Wilderness to Street" gunpack.

5 out of 5 Stars (Highly Recommended)

EDITOR'S NOTE: I would like to thank my friend Mikhail Merkurieff of Emberlit Stoves and Camp Ware for his assistance in taking the photos used in this review. Mikhail's titanium stoves, flint strikers and survival fishing gear are top notch. Please stop by and check out his website at https://emberlit.com/ 

Thanks! Jason


About the author
Jason Schwartz is the Founder and Senior Editor of Rocky Mountain Bushcraft. He is a Service-Connected Army Veteran, former Red Cross certified Wilderness & Remote First Aid Instructor, and the author of Edible & Medicinal Survival Plants of the Rocky Mountains Pocket Guides. Jason has also written articles on bushcraft and survival for Backpacker Magazine and The New Pioneer 
Email him at rockymountainbushcraft @ hotmail.com (without spaces)

No comments:

Post a Comment