So I'm a big fan of my Khard 30, and I have a short barreled rifle and shotgun that will each fit inside of it, despite that, I've never really made it a point to carry them. There are a couple of reasons for this. First, the Khard 30 is just a little bit on the small side, so I have to be fairly picky about what I put in it (at least if I want to have room to pack my lunch). Second, is that everything else in the bagsnags the rifle making it impractical to employ any sort of long gun from the bag without completely unfolding the bag. Third and finally, the muzzle device on my shotgun would chew a hole right through my backpack and then my ass cheek and so on down to the ground. So this weekend I decided to remedy some of these problems. Unfortunately, my pack didn't magically turn into a Khard 45 over night, so it's still on the small side, but I did come up with a way to fix the other two problems. Here's what I came up with:
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Cool right? I can hear you begging me for one now. Okay, so maybe a kydex box isn't the most elegant solution, but it works. Also, this ugly box provides faster access over the MP7 sleeve that's commercially available and works on a wider variety of guns.
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Basically, it just keeps everything from snagging, and/or potentially creating an unsafe condition. And with my Saiga-12 it not only protects my pack from the muzzle device, but it provides space for the magazine. And I still have room for my lunch.
Now, I probably won't leave this in my pack at all times, because I don't really want to carry a rifle or shotgun at all times, but it's nice to know that that capability is more functional than it was before. Also, for the record, I'm not going to be doing drills to see how fast I can pull the weapon out and put rounds on target. It's not the SBR equivalent of a holster, this is still primarily a storage and transportation method. I'm still going to need to get take a knee behind cover so that I can get into my bag. However, now I can get the gun into the fight more quickly and easily in the event of an active shooter scenario (or terror attack like Paris). Also, when I do carry it, the weapons will be muzzle down and condition 3 for safety. The P90/PS90 really needs to be muzzle down because going up and down stairs is enough to cycle the bolt and (at best) spill a bunch of ammo into the bottom of the pack. If speed isn't a priority, then the box is better left at home in exchange for the additional space.
Anyway, I just wanted to share this, in case any of you were trying to think of ways to organize your pack, or make space for an SBR. Also, I'm planning on sticking a couple columns of velcro loop on the box to allow for pouches and further organization. Now it's just a matter of fine tuning ammo carriage and such.
Edited by spenceman, 15 November 2015 - 05:44 PM.