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“The TIB is the answer for the man that needs to carry a full high intensity-short duration fighting kit 24/7/365, but in a very compact and ultra-discreet manner,” an email blast from the Suarez Group opines. “The bag can be dedicated as a pistol only bag, set up for the TSD Glock and the popular ‘Happy Sticks’, or it can accommodate three assault rifle magazines (AK or M4). The side zip pockets can carry additional magazine, or weapon accessories and trauma kits.” So . . . it’s a bag, right? “The bag is constructed in a manner to contain and conceal the contents whether the zipper is open or closed.” Like . . . a bag. A camera bag? “This kit is perfect for daily carry by the undercover operative, private citizen working in a danger-high area, or as a discreet ‘Desk Bag’ for executives that may be facing the threat of an active shooter or terrorist threat.” Over on the website, Gabe adds “We suggest you do not over-fill it with non-essentials. [Camera?] Quick and dirty. Fill it with weapons, magazines, weapon accessories, and medical stuff. That is all.” Indeed.

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  1. Very “discreet” looking bag there. Nothing at all says mall ninja about that bag.
    And the last road trip I went on I carried my pistol in a camera bag as RF is clearly suggesting above. All this tactical crap is just designed to seperate you from your money.

    • Seconded. Looks way too tacticool. Very obvious IMO. If I saw someone walking down the street with that I would instantly think “mall ninja”, and ponder what glock he was packing.

    • I love all the idiots who knee-jerk their replies of pure hatred, yet have never handled, let alone used the product.

      I have one. It’s designed for fighting from, not concealing a firearm within (though you could do that). So all of you who screamed “fanny-pack”, see ya later, spread your hate elsewhere.

      If you carry a long gun in your vehicle (a.k.a. “trunk gun”, and if you wouldn’t consider doing that– just stop reading this now because you’re beyond help or consideration) then a bag like this is very good to have with it. Grab it, sling it over your head/shoulder, and you have 3+ spare mags to pull from, and the space next to the mags is your dump pouch for retention. (If you don’t know what that means, you probably are the “mall ninja”– thinking you can just pick up mags later. Good luck with that!)

      If a “Mumbai-style attack” happened in your town, and you were wise enough to discretely stash a rifle in your vehicle, with one of these bags next to it, you’d be glad you did.

      If you were stuck in a Katrina style disaster, and didn’t want to disarm on your way out, you could throw your folding-stock rifle into your backpack or suitcase, and sling this messenger style bag over your shoulder and probably not get a second look as you hoofed it to safety.

      If you think you’re going to throw some multicam MOLLE vest on and sling your AR in a situation like those … Good luck.

  2. I really prefer a tactical backpack. One that emphasizes the “backpack,” not the “tactical.” One might even carry to one’s night classes in a backpack full of schoolbooks, that just happens to have a barely visible, wouldn’t-know-it’s-there-unless-you-know-it’s-there, very secure, discreet holstered pocket.

    • You said it. I see many people carrying or wearing non-tactical looking school or day bags with the ‘backpack-look’ around Portland. Black fanny packs, camera bags, etc especially when carried by men still get more scrutinized.

  3. “…but in a very compact and ultra-discreet manner.”

    Right. And it comes only in coyote tan and black. Both colors that shout “Hey, look at me! I’ve got a cool tactical bag here and I am ready to fight back! Hey, Mr. Policeman/Security Guard, check this out!!!”

    If they really wanted to make a “discreet” bag it would be royal blue, maroon, bright red, or some non-cool color. Sort of like a … camera bag! Available at WalMart and other fine stores for a whole lot less than this cool ninja bag! Admittedly, a camera bag or book bag lacks that tacticool snob appeal so necessary in today’s dangerous environment. I mean, how can your friends, co-workers and neighbors know that you are one dangerous dude if you aren’t carrying tactical gear? And maybe wearing that cool purple or blue or pink urban camo?

  4. It’s pretty similar to a flight bag I have. Come to think of it, my flight bag would be good for what that bag claims to be good for and not as stupid–because it looks like a flight bag.

  5. Did anyone notice the company’s tag-line or hook on their website?
    It reads:
    “Dangerous Things for Dangerous People”


  6. My terrorist interdiction bag is even more discrete: a notebook computer case. Inside I keep my folding Kel-Tec SUB-2000 carbine in .40 S&W with two, 22 round magazines and three, 15 round magazines. No one ever gives it a second thought. Anyone who sees it thinks I am simply carrying my notebook computer with its power supply of course.

    A carbine with a 16 inch barrel and green laser (with hand activated pressure switch) is a decent tool to have on hand should terrorists try taking over the local shopping mall while I am inside. The 89 rounds of ammunition actually gives me a fighting chance to at least get myself and a few other patrons out alive and without serious injury.

    Of course a full fledged rifle would be better but I wouldn’t be in the mall very long with a rifle slung over my shoulder.

  7. In just a short time, we’ve gone from tactical everything to competition everything — and now we’re on the threshold of terrorist everything.

    Dick the Butcher was wrong. The first thing we do is — kill all the marketing people.

  8. I once had a bag I stuffed my UBER tacitcool vest in: It was a USAF pilot’s bag (Air Force Duffel bag). My M-2 stuffed in there as well. No effing security eithier, (machine instand
    Lord knows how we avoided killing each other?

  9. Definitely needs some non-tactical camo. Gabe will freely tell you that he looks for ways to make a profit in uncertain times. Kind of the Sun Tzu of gear. Hey, if it sells, I wish I had thought of it first!

  10. Looks like a nice bag, not sure it is $65 nice, and I would want it in some other color like the royal blue or marron, or red mentioned above. Some color VERY distant from looking like military gear.


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