The importance of the second amendment is finally beginning to be apparent to some who did not see the value in carrying a weapon to protect themselves or others around them. Unfortunately, this is because they feel that their lives are threatened by those who wish to do harm. Galco Gunleather has made a simple and convenient way to carry a firearm for personal protection without the discomfort from hiding it under clothing, and without the unwanted extra attention of a visible holster. Meet the Fastrax PAC; it’s a waist pack that can carry a handgun in a readily-deployed manner.
What is the Fastrax PAC?
The Fastrax PAC is a fanny pack that was specifically designed for carrying a concealed handgun. With the typical fanny pack, you would need to dig around in search of your handgun. But this new one from Galco features an internal pivoting holster that is activated with an external ripcord. To access the handgun, simply unzip and pull the cord to stand the gun up for easy and quick access in the most intense situations.
This hybrid waist pack/holster is configurable for right and left-handed shooters and fits most compact or subcompact handguns. This includes semi-auto and revolvers alike. Presently, Galco Gunleather is even releasing larger packs to fit larger handguns as well. Some added features that make the Fastrax PAC a viable EDC item is a separate zippered front pocket with a headphone access port, an adjustable elastic 50″ waist strap, and a back panel outfitted with Galco’s Comfort Cloth which keeps the wearer cool and sweat-free.
Why the Fastrax PAC?
The beauty of this product is its simplicity and effectiveness. The most important thing about carrying a concealed weapon is to keep it concealed. What better way to hide a leaf than in the forest? AKA: hidden in plain sight. As throwback clothing accessories continue to become increasingly fashionable, the fanny pack with a gun will be a source of compliments on your attire as well as a center of safety for the wearer. Either of the two genders can wear this product. I’d even argue that a man wearing a fanny pack would feel less embarrassed than one who has an ankle holster, or god forbid — a bra holster.
Okay, all joking aside, I spent some time walking around with the Fastrax PAC on my waist while going about my daily activities. I filled it with spare change, mags, and a Sig Sauer P365. Throughout the day, I got more than a few remarks from people that approved of my fashion choice. Little did they know that it was not a fashion choice, but a lifestyle.
As I continued to use the Fastrax PAC, I found that it begat a few advantages. I no longer needed to choose a stall over a urinal out of fear that I could drop my holster off of my belt while trying to be discreet with the firearm (appendix carry issues). I was also able to easily move the fanny pack around for comfort while I transitioned activities such as going from walking to sitting without brandishing my weapon from lifting my shirt. The other big bonus to this system is the ability to carry spare mags easily and discreetly. No more large stick bulging through a pocket and no more extremely bulky gun/mag holster combos.
After practicing the action of drawing my handgun from the Fastrax PAC, I was able to commit the task to muscle memory and complete the task quickly and efficiently. Galco’s instructions show the user pulling the ripcord straight up, but I found that pulling the activation cord at a variety of angles worked… some just with more resistance than others. Still, I trained pulling the cord up vertically, putting my hand near the gun as I drew it from the holster.
Overall, I really enjoyed the time that I spent with the Fastrax PAC. I found it to be a viable method of concealed carry that proved comfortable and quick to access. I would definitely recommend the product to anyone who thinks that it would fit their lifestyle.
Specifications And Features
- Ballistic nylon and neoprene construction
- Comfort Cloth backing
- Nexus buckle
- Offered in multicam, gray/black and black leather options
- 50″ elastic belt
- limited warranty
- additional phone storage pocket with headphone port
- configurable for right/left-handed shooters
- $79.00 MSRP