Greetings all. Been lurking for awhile, now looking for some advice.
I'm looking for suggestions on a decent range bag. Most of my shooting will be handgun (USP9, G22 currently... adding a USP45/USPc357/P3AT soon), with some small quantity of shotgun (Rem870 Police Mag) and rifle (AR15) shooting. I'm seriously considering the 5.11 Tactical range bag but am open to other suggestions.
I would prefer heavy nylon, something that will wear a long time, fairly spacious, etc. The pull-out ammo carrier and brass bag of the 5.11 are bonuses.
What say you?
I have an Uncle Mike's deluxe range bag that shows no signs of wear. It has three internal pockets in the main storage suitable for ammo and mags. The top zipped flap rolls back and velcros out of the way. The side pocket on one side contains the included gun rug, on the other side it is two pockets in one and I keep my range log, cloths, targets etc in those two.
I regularly carry three handguns to the range in it, it's tough and about half the cost of the 5.11.
Make sure you look at the deluxe, they do a regular bag but it is far from similar.
It is the same as the Glock bag but no logo and less money.
I have an iShot deluxe range bag.....it's super tough....I've overstuffed it countless times....no popped stitches or zippers.
+1 on the iShot deluxe bag.
Originally Posted by srfl
Here is a link to one from Midway that looks identical to the 5.11 bag. I have thought about ordering it but haven't yet. You can read the reviews. Just FYI
PS: out of stock right now but sale price is only $30!
Vaya con Dios,
Good suggestions all. I'm afraid both the Uncle Mike's and the iShot might be a bit small (I'm a bit of a packrat, I tend to carry lots of junk with me... when it comes to bags, backpacks, computer packs, etc... I always buy the biggest and still fill them up).
However, the Midway bag sure does look identical to the 5.11 Tactical. I may have to inquire as to their backorder delay tomorrow...
I would almost guarntee that the "quality" of the two bag's are not even close to being the same. The 5.11 bag is more expensive but it's going to last.
I am waiting for the free bag from S&W to come in the mail. I can not wait to just have a range bag to store my stuff in.
Ordinarily, I'd agree. But, in general, a "clone" like that would be similar but slightly different. Those two bags look *identical*. Like they both buy them from the same place and slap a different nametag on them.
Originally Posted by Ti Carry
Not sure if 5.11 ever rebrands other people's gear?
I think iShot has newer, bigger bag.
I took a different approach with the issue of range bags. I have a different bag (Beretta Trident small range bag) for each pistol. Each pistol is in it's own pistol rug, mags for that pistol are pre-loaded and in the appropriate bag, shooting glasses in one bag, hearing protection in the other, and room left for anything else I might need. I find this much better than digging around in a big range bag for the right mag, ammo,ect. for the pistol I want to practice with at that time. When I get through with one pistol, I simply place all the gear back in the bag, zip it up, pick up the next bag, load and fire. I know this is a more expensive approach, but how much are you paying for your range time and are you spending a lot of that time digging and searching for what you need.
These bags are heavy duty bags with a shoulder strap and hand carry straps, along with mutiple pockets.
This might not be the ideal situation for you, but it sure works well for me.
I've got a Bulldog range bag that works really well for my needs, plenty of pockets and space for everything I carry to the range.
Maxpedition MPB is really nice, too
I guess I'm the odd duck. I just have a small bag that carried ammo, some simple cleaning stuff, a multi-tool, eyes and ears and some mags.
The guns go to the range in their case or a holster. No need to put them in the bad as well. Of course, range time is free for me, so I don't have to worry about hurrying. I just take my time and enjoy the trip.
I have one of the free S&W Range Bags that they were giving away with the purchase of a new firearm.
It works well for me and replaces a twenty year old small "duffel" type gym bag that had only one large compartment.