If you’re a shooting enthusiasts or competitive shooter, the best range bag can mean the difference between a good day at the range or a frustrating one.
Today’s bags are compact enough that you don’t look like you’re lugging luggage around yet well designed that you can fit all your target shooting necessities.
While some may prefer just getting a simple case to carry their weapon around, a shooting range bag is much more versatile in that you get to have extra space to easily bring your other necessary tools like Allen wrenches and screwdrivers.
Plus it lets you store your protective eye gear, earmuffs or ear plugs and cleaning kit separately.
Now there are a lot of different makes and styles available, here are the ones we feel are worth a look.
A good range bag is a necessity if you plan on ever venturing away from the shooting bench to take your favorite rifle out to the range. The purpose of a good range bag is to be able to hold everything you need to shoot and then some. This includes seeing, hearing and most importantly, protecting your most prized possession.
Overall, there are many different types of bags out there but choosing the right one can be overwhelming at times. Some bags are just not made for certain uses while others have features that make them ideal for specific activities.
A few things you want to look for in a good range bag include:
This is extremely important since it will be holding all of your gear. You want a bag that is made out of tough material such as canvas or heavy duty nylon. It should also have strong stitching and not tear easily when putting things inside or taking them out.
A place for everything
This can be anything from an actual place inside the bag, i.e., one or two large pockets or smaller pockets, or it could simply be an outside pocket with an elastic band that can hold things in place such as targets
Most bags have shoulder straps but some also come with carrying handles and/or backpack straps
The more important thing is to find a range bag that you are comfortable with and enjoy using. Although every good shooter should have some type of range bag, not all of them are used for the same purposes.
This is something that you should consider before you make your purchase. What are the additional costs involved with purchasing this item? Are there any brands or retailers offering discounts? Is it worth it to pay for expedited shipping? The more money that you can save on these extras, the more money you will have to spend on the main features of your new Range Bag.
Tons of Pockets
Look for a model that comes with plenty of pockets, both inside and out. It should also come with a laptop pocket and a range finder pouch. You’ll want to use this bag on future trips to the range and you won’t want to be digging through all of the pockets to find what you need in a hurry.
Adjustable Shoulder Straps
The length and width of your shoulder straps should be adjustable, so they can easily fit over bulky winter clothing. And they should be padded so they don’t dig into your shoulders while carrying your bag around all day. Many shoulder straps also come with non-slip material so they don can also vary quite a bit depending on the quality and features of the bag.
A lot of pistol range bags come in basic black or in camouflage patterns, but there are plenty of options with brighter colors as well. If you prefer to keep it simple, then a basic black or dark gray pistol range bag is probably the way to go. If you prefer to have something with a little more personality, then there are plenty of options out there.
As with all G.P.S. Tactical Bags, the Range Backpack has been expertly designed to meet the demands and needs of today’s shooter. The Range Bag is perfect for the competitive shooter or tactical team that requires a rugged, long lasting product that can handle any situation.
Tough Exterior: 1000 denier 100% Nylon backpack with Teflon coating
|G.P.S. Tactical Range Backpack
|5.11 Tactical Range Ready Bag
|Smith & Wesson MP Officer Tactical Range Bag
|Rangemaster Explorer Gear Bag
|GunMate Range Bag
G.P.S. Tactical Range Backpack
Rugged: Fully adjustable shoulder straps, padded back panel and internal frame for easy carrying
Large Capacity: Holds up to three rifles with accessories
Versatile: Numerous pockets for a variety of gear, including four pistol magazine pouches
This backpack has the capacity to hold 3 pistols with magazines, plus extra storage for hearing protection, optics, and other accessories.
Each case is equipped with a Visual I.D. Storage System to quickly identify storage location.
The padded interior features a Visual I.D. system to quickly locate your gear.
The G.P.S. Tactical Range Backpack also includes a waterproof rain cover to help protect your equipment from inclement weather conditions.
In addition to the main section, this tactical range bag also includes a second smaller compartment that can hold your cell phone, keys and other small items.
This G.P.S Tactical Range Backpack is equipped with a chest strap and padded waist belt to ensure load stability in addition to a waterproof rain cover to help keep contents dry in rainy weather.
The G.P.S. Tactical Range Backpack is the ultimate way to transport your shooting gear for the range and beyond!
GPS Tactical Range Bag Features:
- Three removable pistol cases, each holds 1 pistol and 4 magazines
- Visual I.D. Storage System to quickly identify storage location
- Waterproof rain cover included for rainy weather protection
- MOLLE webbing on both sides of the bag for attaching additional accessories
- Backpack has two adjustable shoulder straps and padded carry handle for comfortable carrying
- Internal mesh storage pocket in main compartment
- Internal padded laptop storage pocket accessible through back panel
5.11 Tactical Range Ready Bag
5.11’s Range Ready pistol and ammo bag is rugged enough to take a beating, yet plenty stylish for everyday use.
The Range Ready bag has been designed with the needs of shooters in mind.
I have been using it for a few months now and I am happy to say that I have no complaints. It is very well made with some nice features.
Tons of storage space for all of my pistols, magazines, and ammo. I can even pack my hydration bladder in the main compartment if I wanted to.
The 5.11 Tactical Range Ready Multiple Pistol & Ammo Bag (MRRB) is actually a great product that has a lot of space and can hold more than just pistols and ammo
The design of the gun case allows you to store multiple pistols, eight magazines and a magazine holster.
The main compartment of the bag is large enough for two pistols, which each come with their own removable barrel holder.
The interior of the gun case has no exposed metal which makes it safe for storing both pistols and ammo at the same time.
A hidden zippered compartment on the back of the bag stores ammo that can be accessed without opening the main compartment so you do not have to worry about someone else getting into your ammunition.
The pistol cases are constructed using 600D polyester material, which is extremely durable and water resistant.
The bag also comes with other storage compartments including one for magazines, one for ammunition and another for optics or ear protection.
There are also several general-purpose pockets on the outside of the bag that provide plenty of room for extra magazines or tools you may need while at the range.
The main compartment features a removable padded divider so you can configure the bag for your needs.
The zippers are high quality YKK zippers.
- 8 magazine slots
- Adjustable shoulder strap
- Removable ammo and brass storage
- All-weather 600D polyester
- Integrated hydration storage
- YKK zipper hardware
Smith & Wesson MP Officer Tactical Range Bag
The M&P Tactical Range Bag has been specially designed for firearms enthusiasts and serious shooters that are looking for a durable and well-organised range bag.
It has heavy duty hardware, over sized zippers, high quality hook and loop closures and thick nylon strapping.
The high quality hook and loop closures offer secure storage for your valuable firearms.
All compartments feature padded dividers that can be reconfigured to accommodate various size firearms.
The interior is fully lined with velcro to hold your belongings in place. This bag also has 2 full length accessory pockets and a removable padded ammo bag to hold more items you need when you’re at the range.
There are 8 pockets/pouches including 8 pistol magazine pouches with elastic retention straps.
The bag has plenty of pockets, hooks and pouches including:
- 2 padded handgun cases with hook and loop straps
- 2 accessory pockets
- 2 pistol magazine pouches
- 8 magazine storage pockets
- Internal zippered pocket
- Fully adjustable velcro dividers to customize the inside of the bag to your own specifications
Metal zippers with nylon zipper pulls offer long lasting durability and dependability. The shoulder strap is padded for added comfort and the heavy duty spring clips allow the shoulder strap to remain securely in place when running or moving about. The top of the bag features dual zippers for easy access to all compartments as well as a secure fit for rugged activities.
Rangemaster Explorer Gear Bag
The Rangemaster Gear Bag Large comes with seven zipped compartments along with two gun pouches. There are also seven magazine pockets inside the bag.
The bag is strong and very light when empty. The design of the bag, its zipper positions are ideal for quick loading and rough handling.
The dividers are along the width of the bag. They can be moved to preference and are sturdy when locked into position by the Velcro straps.
The threads holding the bag are tough, they won’t tear even in regular overloading of the bag.
The side compartments are large and airy, making it easy to store water, quick-use tools, and other basic necessity items.
You’ve been looking for a great range bag, and this might be the one!
Durable material will last through any adventure.
This Range Bag is made from 600-denier polyester fabric with 11 magazine pouches 4 in rear compartment and 7 on front compartment .
Multiple pockets for all your gear.
The magazine pockets are tight, which can also fit mobiles, torch lights, cards and lean tools. It also features adjustable inner partitions as well as 2 zipper handgun pouches. The dimensions of this bag are 13.5″x 1″ x 7.5″.
Keep your pistol safe and secure.
Don’t wait to purchase yours today!
2. Tight finish.
3. Simple and inexpensive.
4. Lasts long.
5. Comes with two pouches.
1. Small for rifles.
GunMate Range Bag
GunMate’s Range Bag with Removable Hook and Loop Dividers is a simple bag for carrying pistol sets to range. It comes two gun rugs that can easily hold the largest pistols in the market.
GUNMATE Range Bag 22520 – Keep all of your gear in its place when not being carried, with this rugged range bag from Gunmate.
The main compartment is covered by a rollup flap with zippers on both sides for quick access.
In addition, the interior has a padded, removable firearm rug to house two handguns, depending on their length.
Lockable zippered side compartments each hold a removable, padded pistol rug.
Meets airline requirements for most major airlines as carry-on luggage.
It also comes with the option of having the cover attached to your luggage. The smaller side compartments each contain a removable, padded pistol rug.
The case is designed to store and carry two handguns; we recommend we include an extra lock, along with extra ammunition and range supplies, in this bag.
The main compartment can be divided if needed to tightly pack all the contents in the bag.
It can easily house an entire gun ranger’s equipment from goggles, cleaning set, gloves, ear protectors, spare parts, and a large amount of ammunition.
For the price, this bag is steal as the material and finished quality is unbeatable for the price. It is a must have if you are buying a new pistol, for it will last for years without tear or damage.
The ideal case for transporting two handguns, a spotting scope, shooting glasses, ear protectors, ammo, cleaning supplies, etc.
- Incredibly cheap.
- Comes with two gun rugs.
- Clean design.
- Strong built.
- Neat and tight straps.
- Not for big guns.