And the Prize for First Pre-SHOT Show Marketing Mailing Goes To…G Outdoors!

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We’re still more than 60 days out from SHOT, but G Outdoors isn’t letting any grass grow under their feet. They’re out with a new line of hide-in-plain-sight handgun cases and they want to make sure everyone headed to Las Vegas knows about it. What’s the harm in a little discreet deceit? Their new gear will let you tuck a Taurus G2 in your “tissue box,” hide an HK P30 in with your “hazard markers” or file an FNS-40 in your “first aid kit.” They say the early bird gets the worm. Does that mean I’ll be stopping by booth 306? Only time will tell….

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  1. avatar Jim R says:

    Not to be “that guy” but it’s “hide in plain SIGHT”, not site.

    1. D’oh! Fixed. Thanks.

  2. avatar Aharon says:

    Good! I think the general idea is something that is right for a number of gun owners. Another idea is a fake rolled-up and hollowed-out yoga-style mat of the type that yogi students carry around town on their way to practice.

  3. avatar DanRRZ says:

    The tissue box reminds me of that craigslist post from a few years back where the guy slapped one on a pump shotgun along with the glock in a solo cup, and the AR in a sprite box.

    I can see these being useful in an office setting for a BUG, or perhaps as a clever way to house your main gun if your office is not pro 2A but you want a little assurance anyway.

  4. avatar Layne says:

    I’d be immediately suspicious of any tissue box that said “tissue box” on it.

    1. avatar Stinkeye says:

      I was thinking the same thing. You could put it on your desk beside your other conspicuously-labelled items…

      STAPLER
      COFFEE CUP
      PENCIL CUP
      BOX OF PAPER CLIPS, JUST PAPER CLIPS, NOTHING ELSE IN HERE BUT PAPER CLIPS, MOVE ALONG PLEASE

      The first aid kit one is a little poorly-thought out, too. That’s one item that someone might actually grab in an emergency, only to discover there’s no bandages or tourniquet, just a gun. I guess you could shoot the injured person, like a horse with a broken leg…

  5. avatar 4thInfantryStephens says:

    I don’t know. I can see an overzealous cop getting really upset as he is illegally searching your car and finds a handgun in your hazard markers. I wonder how that PD’s Facebook would write that unlawful arrest up? “Insert city Police Department seized a concealed weapon in a tactical assault holster designed to look like a common hazard marker bag today, the gun had a high capacity clip and was loaded with cop-killing hollow points” *Sarcasm, gun and clip used as humor*

    On a side note about hollow points: My father who has been carrying since he legally could in GA will not load his pistol with hollow points because he thinks that if a police officer checks his magazine he’ll get in trouble for having hollow points in it….

    1. avatar Michael B. says:

      If you have any lawyer friends have them tell your father his belief is a bunch of nonsense.

      1. avatar mark_anthony_78 says:

        Don’t come to NJ…

        Hollow points ARE illegal in carry weapons outside one’s home, even if you get the magical unicorn-fart CCW permit here.

        Technically, use of hollow points in a DGU at home would also be an add-on charge if the shoot was not deemed justifiable (and the way lawyers are here, the mere use of hollow points would be the argument as to why it wasn’t a valid shoot).

        You can’t even have them in your car unless you are coming to/going from a gun store or a shooting range.

        1. avatar Stinkeye says:

          “Don’t come to NJ…”

          You could have saved yourself some typing and just stopped with that statement. It’s great advice that covers much more than just hollow point bullets.

    2. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

      Just give him some hornady critical defense, they are hollow points with pointy orange costumes, he can tell the police they were a Halloween gift…

      1. avatar mark_anthony_78 says:

        Up until recently I had hollow points loaded in my guns at home… Recently switched to Hornady Critical Defense since NJ doesn’t consider them hollow points.

        Same basic bullet as the Critical Duty, but not FBI rated for shooting through glass, etc. Also has lower flash powder to help a little on blinding you at night.

  6. avatar Tim U says:

    I’ll be wanting to look at these. I’d consider one for a car gun.

    Wish someone would make something bigger for a long gun that actually worked. Maybe a guitar case or similar is needed, but with a proper interior for an AR-15 or a shotgun? My concern for long guns would be more along the lines of when I leave the house and walk to the car. I would rather not advertise to my neighborhood I own firearms.

    1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

      Sometimes musical instruments can be appealing to would be thieves, and might even have neighbors question you about your “music”

      1. avatar Tim U says:

        I have no issue lying to neighbors asking about my music, and if they ask to see an instrument I can inform them I am running late to a performance in true “independent musician” style.

        1. avatar Layne says:

          There’s all kinds of rectangular black or silver ‘flight cases’ you could use. If anyone asks, just say it’s something boring like surveying equipment.

  7. avatar Pulatso says:

    You know those cloth folding chairs that have the foot rest? The bag is usually roomy enough to transport a “tactical” length shotty in there with it. My 20 gauge Mossburg 500 has walked right through hotel lobbies and busy parking lots with nary a second look from anyone.

  8. avatar Hanover Fist says:

    Using a first aid kit as a gun hide is a BAD idea. The reason for the first aid cross symbol is so everyone knows what is inside the case in the event of an emergency. It seems to me to be the pinnacle of stupidity to put your gun in a case that others might open when looking for first aid supplies if YOU are the one needing help.

    If that person is a stranger/first responder you could have a problem, i.e. stranger making off with your weapon while you are incapacitated or you not receiving first aid in a timely manner.

    1. avatar Layne says:

      Totally agree. The only one worth a flip are the day planners, but they don’t appear to ALSO be day planners. Why not just have 2 zippers and be both?

  9. avatar JeffCville says:

    Wonder if they make concealment for ARs? Being from Chino, CA they might offer some to the local PD.

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