A year and a half ago, I wrote about meeting Samantha DeZonia of Wilderness Tactical Products at the United States Concealed Carry Association’s Concealed Carry Expo in Atlanta. I knew of Wilderness Tactical for their Safepacker, which I first heard recommended by Michael Bane. A close encounter with a black
brown bear just before the CCX reminded me that I had wanted a Safepacker for a long time. Sam was good enough to send me a left-handed model to fit my Beretta Nano.
My Safepacker came with the optional shoulder strap and even though off-body carry is verboten for many, I most commonly use it that way.
But this past summer I got to put the Safepacker — and a Wilderness Tactical Original Instructors Belt I purchased at the Gunsite Academy Pro Shop — through their paces.
My wife and I visited 6 National Parks — 5 in southern Utah plus the Grand Canyon — in 7 days, hiking over 50 miles. I wore the Safepacker and Instructors Belt every day, comfortably and without drawing any unwanted attention.
I thought I had posted about this experience already, but a recent visit to the Wilderness Tactical headquarters in Phoenix made me realize I hadn’t yet. I learned much more about the company and their products during that visit and will have more to say about that soon.