This is a discussion on Range bag? within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by BikerRN I have one of the free S&W Range Bags that they were giving away with the purchase of a new firearm. ...
I bought the Midway range bag, had it on special for $30, came today, its great.Lots of pockets, pouches,& room for lots of stuff, very good quality. I'm happy with it.
Last edited by sass20485; May 5th, 2007 at 08:21 PM.
I've got a bag from WM.
My money goes into the hardware.
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Don't just think range bag if, like you say, carry a lot of stuff. Some of the best solutions I have seen come from Home Depot or Wallmart... (I know , The Horror!). Wheeled tool cases and tool bags can carry lots of stuff confortably. Here is an example, a buddy of mine's rifle range bag ou to a Husky tool bag bought at Home Depot:
There is a Stanly wheeled polastioc tool box I've seen at WallyWorld that I am planning on buying and modifying for range use.
And then again another buddy of mine uses a 5 gallon bucket as range bag.
You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
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If you are looking for a small but compact and good looking bag, I actually got one from LL Bean believe it or not, great strap and has a fair amount of room for your pistol and 500 rounds and your cleaning kit and clips.
I just bought this one from Andean, Inc. Haven't had it long enough to attest to durability, but seems like a quality item. If you like to carry a bunch of stuff, the “heavy load” snap buckles are nice. Below is information taken from Shooter's Ridge web site:
+ Rugged 1200 Denier with PVC coating for rain and weather protectionAndean is also a pretty good source for magazines, sights, etc., in case you need something else at the same time.
+ Molded “extra comfort” handle
+ Secure “heavy load” snap buckle
+ Four external zippered storage compartments
+ Padded non-slip shoulder strap
+ Large 18” x 8” x 12” main compartment
+ Floating dividers for flexable storage
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I have been using one for over a year. I shoot at least 3x/wk and drag it to matches at least once/mo. It has hardly been babied and is always carrying at least 30# worth of pistols, ammo, staple gun, ears, eyes, water... It still looks good and all aspects are intact.
For a full size range bag, I don't think you can beat it. It is rebranded.
For a medium sized bag, I dont think anything competes with the Competitive Edge Dynamics Professional, which has monstrous zippers and is extraordinally well made and executed.
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A friend of mine has the red CED and loves it... just a little too small for my tastes.
PP, thanks a bunch for the pix and the confirmation on the rebranding. I'm going to buy the Midway version of that bag for $60 (cause my dumb *** missed the $30 sale - d'oh!) and save the $40 off the 5.11.
If you are not in a big hurry you might wait and see if Midway puts it back on sale. It has been on sale December, March, and April that I know of for sure so it might be back on sale in a month or two. Midway is pretty famous for running certain items on sale at regular intervals. Just FYI!
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The Midway range is back on sale and in stock, just FYI
Hope that is helpful!
That's the bag I bought for $30 from Midway and it looks EXACTLY like the one in the earlier photos.
Dad has informed me that my new S&W free range bag is at home waiting for me at home.... I will be there in a little over a week.
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I bought a Bagmaster Large 4 gun range bag and it is really nice. Paid $109 from the local gun range which was cheaper, IIRC, than buying it on line. Had a Shooter's Connection Bag and returned it as I thought the logo looked cheap ( and the bag was not) and there were way too many pckets for me. I like just large spaces so that I can remember where I put things. Own an expensive TUMI briefcase and hate it for the same reason.
Hey, Miggy, somehow missed this post...tell your bud his rifle bag his Husky bag is great. I looked at some tool bags this weekend, and all the pouches were too big for me (pistol magazines). Not looking to replace my I-shot, just curious. Please post a pic of your modified box when you can. I looked at several of those, too. I like to see when people adapt stuff to work like that. Sometimes, the "adapted" versions work out better than the off-the-shelf.
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