GTM Original (GTM) has designed a personal defense bag that physically challenged concealed-carry holders will appreciate – Sling Backpack GTM-CZY/108 . Ashlee Lundvall, Ms. Wheelchair 2013, tested the backpack extensively this past summer, and gave it a thumbs-up in her review at “Women’s Outdoor News.”
Lundvall is on the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition and is a strong advocate for outdoor traditions and sports for physically challenged people.
This personal defense bag also has become a favorite pick for motorcyclists, worn front chest.
Claudia Chisholm, president and co-founder of GTM, stated, “The need to provide protection products for wheelchair users is a void in this industry category. We were asked by a wheelchair user at SHOT Show to develop a front-chest product, allowing hands-free access that also sits, strategically, at arm-bent level for fast draw purposes. We also opened this project up to a design contest which resulted in the final form. We are highly proud of the service our GTM Sling Backpack provides.”
The Sling Backpack GTM-CZY/108 measures 12-inches tall, by 8-inches wide and 2.5-inches deep. As with all GTM products, a Mernickle holster is included in the purchase. The gun compartment footprint is 7 inches tall and 6.5-inches wide, which fits most standard size carry guns or multiple non-lethal options. Made of American cowhide in black and now, distressed full grain buffalo leather, the rugged bag looks slim, but acts hefty.
With its perfect balance of form meeting function, along with GTM’s standard 11-ply steel wire slash-resistant shoulder strap, this bag is meant to be carried on your back and whipped around easily to the front, should you need to grab for a lethal or non-lethal defense weapon. Bilateral access is available from the back of the bag to the holster, and because of clip adjustment capability on the bottom, the bag can be carried on either the right or left side, keeping true to GTM’s mission of always being left- and right-hand accessible.
Pockets can be found throughout the bag – including internal RFID protected zip pocket, 2 inside pockets and 3 separate outside front zip pockets. An iPad or Kindle reader will easily tuck into this one, along with other essentials.
Learn more about the Sling Backpack GTM-CZY/108.
MSRP: American Cowhide: $149.95/Distressed Buffalo: $169.95
About GTM Original
GTM Original – Serious for Women’s Protection
GTM Original, Gun Tote’n Mamas, is an affordable line of leather purses and handbags, inspired and developed by women. Our parent company, Kingport Industries LLC, is a Certified Women Owned Business (WBE, WBENC) since 2004. Every one of our products has been tested by instructors from elite training facilities, including CSI, FBI and Navy SEALS. We also respect feedback from citizens who are consumers and concealed carriers. We want to hear it all –we are not afraid of criticism and HIGHLY encourage your feedback. It is comments from the field that will continue to make these bags the best for the jobs they are designed to do.
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