What To Look For In A Range Bag.....

Discussion in 'Firearm Accessories & Gear' started by soundhd, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. soundhd

    soundhd New Member

    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

    an "older" sort of newbie
  2. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger Active Member

    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.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2010

  3. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

    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:


    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.
  4. JonM

    JonM Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    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.