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Old December 30, 2012, 02:08 PM   #1
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Range bags

What do you guys use for range bags? Can you post pics, and give some details about them? maybe list the pros and cons? Thanks.
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Old December 30, 2012, 02:32 PM   #2
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I use one of the large Craftsman tool bags. If you watch for sales, they can usually be had in the $20-30 dollar range. Lots of little inside pockets for magazines and smaller items, and many outside pockets as well.
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Old December 30, 2012, 02:57 PM   #3
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Rooster canvas tool bag with leather bottom. Bought it over two decades ago. It doesn't shout, "Gonne!" whenever you go anywhere.
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Old December 30, 2012, 04:25 PM   #4
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cases, bags, tool boxes...

There are a few high quality bags & kits out there.
I used a great plastic lockable MTM case with 2 sections.
For nylon or fabric bags, I'd check these popular models; Maxpedition, 5.11 Tactical, Blackhawk, VooDoo Tactical, CSM Gear.

For firearms, I highly suggest a Bore-Store bag to protect them from rust & damage(nicks, scuffs, etc).
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NOTE; some "armed professionals" prefer the low profile range bags w/o decals or logos. It may prevent thefts or any hassles when you travel.

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Old December 30, 2012, 04:47 PM   #5
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I've been using this heavy duty tool bag made by CLC Custom Leathercraft for about 3 years now. After going through a couple range bags over the years, I decided to look for a quality large tool bag because they're designed for heavy loads and heavy duty use. I also needed something a little larger because of other family members sometimes making the trip to the range with me. In the center main compartment I can carry about a dozen boxes of ammo on the floor of the bag with room for 5 or 6 handguns in padded carry pouches. Also a few accessories like a couple of pair of hearing protectors and such. Other side compartments carry paper targets, ear plugs, eye protection, mags, a few gun tools and some basic lube and cleaning stuff. I like it alot because it can carry everything I need for a range trip and fully loaded, the shoulder strap is definitely a plus.


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Old December 30, 2012, 08:47 PM   #6
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I recently received a Midway Competition Range Bag as a gift and really like it.
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Old December 31, 2012, 01:01 AM   #7
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$9.99 from academy

All this

Fit into this

Now I use one from 5.11 tactical, $120ish, can pack it heavier than I'd prefer to carry at the range. Only have a novelty pic I took of it. Traveling so can't take a better new pic.
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Old January 6, 2013, 11:10 AM   #8
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Thanks for the feedback guys. I'm thinking the tool bag and gun rugs might be the way to go.
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Old January 8, 2013, 01:04 PM   #9
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I'm trying to find something myself. I have a knock-off of the 5.11 up above I think, but it's just a bit small in overall dimensions for the CTK Brass Catcher. I'd like to fit it into the range bag. Anyone have any leads on a range bag, or something with enough pockets and organizers to lend itself to the function that's say 16.5x16.5 or better?
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Old January 8, 2013, 01:12 PM   #10
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Check out Midways site. They have a couple of very decent range bags for the money.
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Old January 8, 2013, 01:13 PM   #11
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I recently received a Midway Competition Range Bag as a gift and really like it.
Did the same thing a few years ago, it's a very nice bag:
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Old January 8, 2013, 01:18 PM   #12
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Will they close over a CTK Precision brass catcher? And which one(s) I've been there, and they have several.
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Old January 8, 2013, 04:17 PM   #13
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I couldn't find a pink bag with a biohazard symbol and "Dirty Diapers" on it, so I say use this one:

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Old January 8, 2013, 06:08 PM   #14
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The heavy CLC or Craftsman style tool bags work great, are stronger than most true range bags, and do not look 'gunny'.
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Old January 8, 2013, 07:27 PM   #15
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I found an Eddie Bauer diaper bag at Marshalls for $10. Works great.
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Old January 9, 2013, 11:55 PM   #16
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I use an East German day pack that I got from CTD for $5. Its not as big as all the other ones but it holds what I need it to. I keep my pistols in a separate hard case so the range back is just for targets, an old towel, ear/eye protection, Gerber multi tool, mags and ammo. Its wicked strong too..
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Old January 12, 2013, 11:39 PM   #17
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I shoot IDPA and you've got to shuffle from stage to stage. I like to have the bag on my back instead of in my hands.

Also, with this style of bag, you have several small compartments, but what I like more is how the bag opens up all the way. Then you aren't digging for anything, it all is laying there flat.
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Old January 19, 2013, 01:13 PM   #18
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For $20 I think is a great value. It seems to be well made. I accidently got 2 for Christmas.

One thing I really l ike is that the flaps that cover/close the outside paockets are adjustable so that short or taller items can be put in them.
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Old January 19, 2013, 05:09 PM   #19
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My wife got me the 5.11 tactical bag
I love it. Heavy duty bag with room for everything I carry to the range. The only other thing I carry is a rifle case
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Old January 19, 2013, 05:18 PM   #20
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I got a Competition Range Bag from Midway back in March of 2009. It is in fact two bags in one. Has two zippered pistol rugs inside, along with a spent case drawstring bag and a small bag I use for glasses and ear plugs. I couldn't be happier. I got it on sale at $39.99 back then. I also bought one for my Dad and he likes his very well.

Note: This is same bag as mentioned by Shootniron below

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Old January 19, 2013, 07:13 PM   #21
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Hard bottom canvas plumbers tool bag. It's inconspicuous and holds everything I need with lots of pockets for all of my small parts. Got mine at my local plumbing supply store.
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Old January 19, 2013, 07:25 PM   #22
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I have had this bag for several years and it serves very well for us.
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Old January 20, 2013, 06:59 PM   #23
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I use an nra range bag. Its perfect. Im too stupid to post a pic from my iphone. They might have them for sale on ebay or nra website?
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Old January 20, 2013, 11:33 PM   #24
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My brother bought me the Cabela's bag with cleaning kit for Christmas.

It works great (I only shoot handguns) and it's nice to have a small tool-kit with me (actually used it last week to fix a sight that had worked loose. Loaned the cleaning rod to another gentleman who had a stuck round).

Downside, it does kind of scream "guns in here"...
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Midway USA bag all the way!
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