View Full Version : Need a small range bag

November 22, 2008, 09:06 PM
All the bags I've come across are total PsOS(thin outer material, cheap/small zippers, flimsy). Am considering a heavy duty big mouth tool bag w/ inner pockets(Craftsman or other make) as a result. What do you guys use?

November 22, 2008, 09:14 PM
husky brand wide mouth type tool bag from home depot. heavy duty canvas material, works well.

November 22, 2008, 09:30 PM

top notch quality at a decent price

my range bag

my ar bags

my travel bag

November 23, 2008, 12:09 AM
Check out Midwayusa.com's Own Line of Range Bags (http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=259680&t=11082005). They're pretty popular and inexpensive.

November 23, 2008, 12:55 AM
Hi forte. Did you check out the Bagmaster? Technically, it is medium, but based on what I saw on this, I would buy one of their smaller ones.

I just did a review on a high quality medium one:


November 24, 2008, 02:00 PM
Nice bag Smaug. Any other suggestions guys?

November 25, 2008, 06:14 AM

If you're interested in a Bagmaster bag, check out my website.
www.straightShotShooting.com. I offer Bagmaster range bags at a discount.

The Pro-Shooter's Bag Small, Pro-Shooter's Bag Medium, or the Padded Pro-Shooter's Bag Medium/Small are all nice small bags. In addition, I the Pro-Shooter's Tournament Model 2 is another option that's fairly popular.

Good luck!

November 25, 2008, 09:52 PM
I like Bagmaster bags. They come in several styles and sizes. Got both of mine from straightshot. Good service, good products, straight dealing.

December 8, 2008, 05:30 PM
midway usa,,part #892447,,,,,great bag,,,on sale $23.00 till end of month

December 8, 2008, 06:50 PM
I use a usgi pilots helmet bag.

December 8, 2008, 07:00 PM
I've had good luck with the Gunmate range bag:

I can fit a lot of stuff in there.

December 13, 2008, 02:10 PM
Check this puppy out:


Big Caliber
December 13, 2008, 06:22 PM
Dog Gone Good.com.

December 13, 2008, 08:36 PM
I've had my Armadillo for ever. Sturdy as they come. Not fancy with all those different magazine compartments. Just guns and all the ammo you can lift.

December 13, 2008, 11:27 PM
midway usa,,part #892447,,,,,great bag,,,on sale $23.00 till end of month

THAT is the deal of the month. I know two shooters how have this bag and both love it. If mine died tomorrow I'd order the Midway bag in a heartbeat.

December 13, 2008, 11:47 PM
Good post! I'm still looking. Has to be waterproof, preferably floats with lots of interior compartments and/or elastic retainers. Small, about 18" long.

December 13, 2008, 11:58 PM
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December 14, 2008, 12:47 AM
"All the bags I've come across are total PsOS(thin outer material, cheap/small zippers, flimsy). Am considering a heavy duty big mouth tool bag w/ inner pockets(Craftsman or other make) as a result. What do you guys use?"

Actually, the one I use most isn't even gun gear. It came as a carrying bag for my Black & Decker pole chain saw. Nothing fancy, but it works, and it's plenty big enough for a cleaning kit, tools, ammo, a couple of hearing protectors, a couple of safety glasses, and a couple of handguns in their own boxes. It probably measures about 12" in diameter by 3' long. And, the price was right! :D

December 15, 2008, 06:53 PM

This is the one I use, it has plenty of space, a hidden pocket for your pistol (if you want to use it.. i know i do) and thick walls, a comfortable strap, felt lined, really nice all around. Good luck in your search.


December 22, 2008, 12:24 AM
I use this: (& I'm looking for another one if you know of any)

December 22, 2008, 03:42 PM
I have been dragging around a "Bagman - Leather Mini Range Bag Deluxe" in cold, wet, Washington for about 5 years now. Plenty of abuse, including stuffing it to the gills, leaving it out in the elements, etc. No problems (ymmv).


December 27, 2008, 06:12 PM
I use a small soft sided suit case with wheels and slide out handle payed 5 bucks for it at a swap meet. Holds hand guns, ammo, cleaning stuff, a few tools, spotting scope, and sand bags. It rolls or you can carry it. I even sewed alice straps on it so you can were it like a back back.


December 28, 2008, 02:02 PM
I use a large composite-material tool box that was sold by Sears. It has one tray and is reasonably watertight.

December 28, 2008, 02:35 PM
These are probably more expensive than tool bags but I have 3 bags. 1 is a Sig bag, 1 is a Beretta bag and one is a Glock bag. I keep each loaded with the mags and accessories for each of those 3 guns. I can grab the gun from my safe, grab the right bag and the ammo can for that gun. I like my system.

December 29, 2008, 05:12 PM
I just bought the Midway range bag on sale. Its awsome! But this is all new to me, so I'm looking for some help. What do you pack in the bag for tools? I've heard of something called a multitool. My guns are S&W 642, 442, 34 and 22A which is my only semi-auto. Any help would be appreciated. Cheryl

December 29, 2008, 07:51 PM
So far I only have a 5.56 Ammo can for a range bag.