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Old 11-23-2010, 04:24 PM   #1
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Default What To Look For In A Range Bag.....

Have started the process of returning to the target shooting sport after a long break (30 + years). Just took delivery of a Kimber 45. Looking to get a range bag. Been looking around on the internet....lots to choose from. Both the wife and myself are going to be going to the range together. I will eventually need something that will hold up to 4 handguns. Saw the review on the Tac Force bag on this forum. Sounds very nice. Been looking at the CED Deluxe Bag also. Was wondering what one should look for in a range bag. Things that make certain range bags better then others. Thanks

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Old 11-23-2010, 04:29 PM   #2
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This is the one I have...

Range Bag - LaRue Tactical Pro Shooters

...and I love it! Lots of compartments. Separate removable sleeves for handguns and magazines. Removable brass bag. Good, strong hardware. Cool LaRue logo.

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I have searched high and low for that perfect range bag and wish I had all the cash I've spent in this pursuit!

I've tried them all from my leather Colt bag to the ballistic nylon Blackhawk stuff.

Here's what I found;
  1. Don't go for pretty!
  2. Do go for high utility.
  3. Price is not a condition of utility or quality.
  4. Camouflage range bags are a source of endless jokes.
  5. Pink camouflage range bags can result in you dropping shooting as a sport! (Unless you're my daughter!)
  6. Listen to others suggestions or follow them in their mistakes.....or at minimum, the unnecessary waste of cash.

Technical Information: What I look for in a Competition Range Bag
  • Overall Dimensions: 22"L x 15"W x 10"H
  • 9 Total pockets: 7 on main bag - 2 on removable stage bag/ammunition carrier
  • 14 Total magazine pouches 1-1/2"L x 4-1/2"H 8 in rear compartment - 6 in stage bag/ammunition carrier
  • Fired brass carrying bag 5" Diameter 6"H with cinch top, reinforced mesh bottom and chrome plated steel clasps
  • Heavy duty 2"W x 52"L removable carrying strap with shoulder pad and chrome plated steel clasps
  • Full wrap around carrying straps with 5" strap connector/handle with hook and loop closure
  • External ID pocket
  • 2 Non-slip stabilizing pads 2" x 5" on bottom of bag
  • Main compartment 17"L x 10"W x 10"H
  • Includes:
  • 2 removable padded pistol rugs with zippers 8-1/2"H x 12"W fit most large frame semi-auto pistols and revolvers with barrels up to 6"
  • Removable stage bag/ammunition carrier with carrying handles for portability 15"L x 5"W x7-1/2"H
  • Removable stage bag/ammunition carrier features:
  • 2 Padded zippered pockets 7-1/2"H x 15"L
  • 2 Padded moveable hook and loop equiped compartment walls
  • 2 Chrome plated steel D-rings for quick attachment of the carry strap
  • Full wrap-around nylon handles
  • Front compartments - 2 Padded zippered pockets 8"L x 2"W x 8"H
  • Right side compartment - 1 Padded zippered pocket 8"L x 2"W x 8"H with 5 internal elastic accessory holders 1-1/4"W x 2-1/2"H
  • Left side compartments - 1 Padded zippered pocket 4"L x 2"W x 8"H and 1 padded beverage holder with drain hole
  • Rear compartment - 1 Padded zippered pocket 8"L x 2"W x 16"W which features:
  • 8 magazine pouches
  • Internal padded pocket 8"L by 15-1/2"W
  • 12 various sized internal elastic accessory holders designed to hold brushes, jags etc for calibers from 50 down to 17

If you agree with my range bag criteria I can save you a lot of time and money:

What To Look For In A Range Bag..... - Firearm Accessories & Gear

MidwayUSA Competition Range Bag - MidwayUSA

All you need to do is pick the color you want and if you do it before 11/30 it's on sale for $39.99!

Need more info to convince you? Read the customer feed-back.

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i would so be there for a high quality pink camo rucksack for a rang bag. i just have a military surplus circa early 90's camo ruck. its good enough to carry the ammo a few screwdrivers and a basic cleaning kit, i also carry a couple of water bottles in it. i like multi purpose stuff. my ruck also serves my needs for hunting and as an emergency survival bag when im fishing.
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