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Off duty bag?

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by Rabbi, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Rabbi

    Rabbi The Bombdiggity Lifetime Member

    Dec 18, 2004
    San AntonioTexas
    Do you have an "off duty bag" Something you keep in the car or by the door or whatever. (or do you just lug around your "on duty bag")

    If so, what do you have in it?
  2. Steve in PA

    Steve in PA

    Mar 1, 2000
    An off-duty bag? For what purpose? My off-duty gear consists of a handgun, a reload, a set of handcuffs, knife and badge/ID.

  3. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

    Mar 14, 2005
    I keep my regular patrol bag in my POV on my off days. Partly because it is very heavy and a pain to haul in and out, and partly so I'd have my stuff nearby if I needed it.

    Among all my clipboards, forms, mapbooks, and other boring stuff it also has 6 loaded spare pistol mags, 4 pairs of handcuffs, WT battery, Stinger battery, 3D maglite, 5 boxes of 12g shells, reflective hi-vis traffic vest, and a couple dozen G2 pens.

    I share a work car so I have to load and unload quite often. It makes it a ton easier to be able to shove one thing with all of my crap in and be loaded up.

    We also have way less vehicles available than needed, so it is not rare to change vehicles several times in one work week.

    BTW my bag is a pro-guard plastic seat organizer. You'd be amazed how much crap it can hold, and I find it easier to locate stuff than in a traditional patrol bag.
  4. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

    Jan 26, 2001
    when im off duty, i am off duty. i carry the same stuff a regular non psycho joe would.
  5. ....and what might that be?? :rofl::rofl:
  6. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

    Jan 26, 2001
    well you can bet your ass im armed, but im not like some others who pack a mini arsenal and survialval gear in their pockets so much that they need man purses for their wallets.

    phone, keys, wallet, knife. thats pockets. belt has a gun and a reload or a second gun depending on what im carrying.
  7. Sharky7

    Sharky7 Boomshakalaka

    Feb 21, 2009
    I'm too lazy to walk my duty bag all the way up to the locker room, so I just keep my duty bag and bail out bag in my personal car. Much easier to load into the squad every day after roll call. So, I got all kinds of goodies available to me off duty if I need 'em.

    BULLRUNN Double Tap

    Oct 1, 2001
    Hampton Roads
    My duty BAGS are in my trunk if Im in my car. If im in my wifes van its just a spare mag, O/C Spray and a speed cuff.
  9. DaBigBR

    DaBigBR No Infidels!

    Oct 28, 2005
    Circling the wagons.
    My two duty bags are usually in the trunk of my personal car when I'm not working. They're heavy enough and don't have anything that sensitive in them. My car is also garaged 90% of the time, including at work.
  10. glockurai


    Sep 2, 2010
    No off duty bag. Just my gun and a pair of handcuffs (always in my POV).
  11. MeefZah

    MeefZah Cover is Code 3

    Jan 2, 2008
    Lost Coast, Cali
    No bag.

    On person: gun, spare mag or mags (depending on what gun I'm carrying), pocket knife, keys, cell, sometimes a small flashlight, wallet with ID only (no badge), sometimes a badge clipped on the belt.

    In POV: 2 pairs cuffs in console, 1 spare mag for all handguns I own in console, can of OC in console, Swiss Army knife in console, "Police" placard in map pocket, rechargeable flashlight in the trunk, first aid kit and fire extinguisher in the trunk, traffic vest in the trunk. On longer trips I keep an AR with 2 30 round mags in a case in the trunk.

    I actually have begun carrying my off duty gun to and from work in a Glock soft range bag instead of wearing it, I guess that sort of counts as a bag.

    Edit, just realized I do sort of carry a bag, I have a Maxpededition Methusula bag which I carry my planner, laptop, spare charging cords for laptop, cell, pair of headphones, misc paperwork, some keys I may need at work but rarely do, some asprin, wet wipes, that sort of thing. I take it to and from work with me. I don;t lug it around off duty.
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2011
  12. Hack

    Hack Crazy CO Gold Member

    I keep all of my stuff in a back pack and wear it into work each day and back to home. I keep all my stuff for work in it, which in my case is some regs to keep handy, food, possibles, what have you.
  13. Pepper45


    Jun 15, 2006
    Bag? Uh, not so much. I carry a firearm (w/one reload), badge/ID, and a pocketknife. If I needed a bag for off duty, I'm getting too close to working 24/7.
  14. Mayhem like Me

    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

    Mar 13, 2001
    Not a chance
    you need.........

    thee Tactical Satchel...

  15. Cochese

    Cochese Most mackinest CLM

    Jun 30, 2004
    Unmarked Rustbox
    I have a Maxpedition bag with a bunch of baby **** in it. Diapers, wipes, juice, ass cream, rice cookies, an extra one-sie, handcuffs, spare mag, Springfield, Nook Color, Swiss Army Knife, spork, etc.

    I took off both of the patches that had **** on them to be slightly more socially acceptable.

  16. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

    Jan 26, 2001
    Amen, but some guys are obviously paid to be on call when theyre off duty so it makes sence to be loaded down.
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2011
  17. nikerret

    nikerret Mr. Awesome

    Mar 29, 2005
    I keep all of my gear in my take home vehicle. What I carry daily is as little as possible. Usually, a gun, knife, wallet, badge, tuff-cuffs, bandana, cellular device.
  18. Bruce M

    Bruce M

    Jan 3, 2010
    S FL
    I was thinking about something like this [​IMG]
  19. Chico Bill

    Chico Bill Millennium Member

    Nov 10, 1999
    LA area, CA,USA
    My commuter car has a bunch of my extra gear in it, though most of my "work" stuff goes in a gear locker at work. I don't really carry a "bag" off duty, though I am thinking more and more about stuffing a raid jacket, cuffs, and some small first aid items into a bag to keep in the family car when off duty, particularly since I'm on call this month for major incidents (earthquakes, big fires, etc). Normally when off duty I have my pistol, spare mag, small pocket knife and sometimes a small flashlight.
  20. Goldstar225

    Goldstar225 NRA member

    May 24, 2005
    Central Arkansas
    Gun, reload, pocket knife, cell phone, badge wallet, and at night a surefire 6P. I keep a set of cuffs in the truck. No warbag.