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GTM 86 Cargo Tote: Perfect for Concealed Carry on Summer Vacations

Summer is often a time of travel. Whether traveling to a beach, visiting historic cities or just relaxing at a resort, the GTM 86 Cargo Tote is a great choice in concealed carry handbags. 

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As a mom and wife (even though my boys are both in their 20s) I still have the mindset of being the person responsible for carrying all the extras in my purse. GTM’s Cargo Tote makes it easy to bring along everything I need and to keep it organized.

GTM 86 Cargo Tote: Perfect for Concealed Carry on Summer Vacations

The first thing that drew me to the GTM 86 Cargo Tote was the cute outside front cargo pockets with toggle closures. They are perfect for items I need easy access to, such as my phone, sunscreen, insect repellent or sunglasses. 

GTM 86 Cargo Tote black
The GTM 86 Cargo Tote is also available in black.

Next, after unzipping the top of the tote, I saw how spacious the interior is. It has a divided main compartment, great for keeping a book or tablet separated from other items. Two pockets, trimmed in leather, offer an easily accessible place to store reading glasses, a pocket knife or even pens.

GTM Cargo Tote SPringfield

Of course, since it’s a GTM Original, it comes with a gun compartment, which is easily accessible for both left and right-handed users. As with all GTM handbags, the gun compartment zippers are made of nylon coil zippers which work even if a tooth is missing. 

GTM 86 Cargo Tote book

There’s also a zippered pocket and 2 other larger pockets inside. I keep my keys inside one of the pockets so I’m able to easily find them. Lipstick, gum and mints in the other. The tote is fully lined with khaki GTM (aka, Gun Tote’n Mamas’) logo lining, making it easy to find items inside.

GTM 86 Cargo Tote resort

The GTM 86 Cargo Tote is a great choice for relaxing on the beach. The top grain cowhide, with a small pebble texture, is slightly coated and wipes clean with a damp cloth. 

GTM 86 Cargo Tote with dress

For an afternoon of shopping and lunch, the GTM 86 Cargo Tote goes well with either a casual outfit or something more formal, such as a flowing strappy dress with cork wedge sandals. 

GTM 86 Cargo Tote Cerino

Features of the GTM 86 Cargo Tote

  • Embedded in both carry handles and shoulder strap is an 11-ply steel cable, making them slash resistant. 
  • Special padding prevents gun imprinting.
  • Standard holster size is included. 

Measurements:

11-inches wide (top) 11—1/2-inch wide (bottom) x 13-inches tall x 4-inches deep

Gun compartment: 11-inches wide x 7-inches tall

Gun footprint size: 6-1/2-inches tall 

Zipper opening: 6-1/2-inches tall

Colors: Black and mustard

MSRP: $189.95

The GTM 86 Cargo Tote is available here.

  • About Michelle Cerino

    Michelle Cerino, aka Princess Gunslinger, is the managing and social media editor at The WON. Michelle is the president of Cerino Consulting and Training Group, LLC, a firearms training company she built with her husband Chris in 2011. Her path in the firearms and outdoors industries is ever progressing. She is writing, hunting, competing and doing contract work for major manufacturers.