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Please recommend a good range bag...

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by jhc5, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. jhc5

    jhc5 Seattle, WA Member

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    Hey guys. I'm looking for a good range bag, but its often hard to tell from a couple of online photos which will be best. I'm looking for something that will hold 2-3 pistols, some ammo, eyes/ears, targets, and a few other odds and ends as needed. Care to recommend your favorite? Thanks.
     
  2. Yankeefan

    Yankeefan Southern Oregon Member

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    After years of looking for a quality yet affordable range bag I bought this one from Shooter's Ridge two years ago. This is the best bag I have found! I love it! Holds more than enough ammo, guns, and gear for a day at the range. I bought mine at Sportsman's Warehouse.

    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=283244
     
  3. Outrider

    Outrider Oregon Active Member

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    I've been using the same Bagmaster Range Bag for the last 12+ years.

    http://www.bagmaster.com/cart/51/Shooters+Bags.htm

    This is the closest to the one I'm using:

    http://www.bagmaster.com/cart/products/333/Pro-Shooter's Bag Padded - Competitors Model.htm

    They've gone up in price since I bought mine years ago but when you figure I've gotten over 12 years of use out of it, it's been well worth the money. Mine has been loaded to a point where others have had trouble lifting it and it has held together without ripping at the seams.

    Before getting a Bagmaster, I had used a couple of other bags and the others failed under the routine weight of a few hundred rounds of ammo, several handguns, mags, and miscellaneous gear.

    I usually shoot silhouette targets (which don't fit in the bag) and carry those separately.
     
  4. Tilos

    Tilos Idaho Active Member

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    BlvdKing Almost Boring Member

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    BeerWaggin Beaverton New Member

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    Any quality free standing bag will work. Just make sure the handle is sewn well, so you can carry the weight.

    I use an old Avery Blind Bag. Works great for me!
     
  7. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Any bag will do for casual use. I use one of the cheap nylon bags
    the guy sells at gun shows for my chrono etc. Would work fine for
    a range bag.

    I've been shooting USPSA (IPSC) for about 9 years now. I see a few
    i-shot bags at matches, one or two Green River, a Dillon once in a while.

    What I see the most of BY FAR are Shooters Connection Tournement
    Series Pro bags.

    http://shootersconnectionstore.com/

    I've got a green one that I bought in 2002. Have just beat the $#@%
    out of it since then. Nothing ripped, all the zippers still work. It's been
    tossed, sat on, soaked, and loaded down with enough ammo and gear to shoot a 3 gun match, and it hasn't broke yet.

    WARNING!!! This is a BIG bag. Nature abhors a vacuum--so what you
    pack around will eventually expand to fill the bag. Have a little self
    dicipline or it will get HEAVY!:laugh:
     
  8. jhc5

    jhc5 Seattle, WA Member

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    Thanks for all the links. Looks like that Midway bag has great reviews, and the price looks hard to beat. Think I'll give that one a try.:thumbup:
     
  9. Tilos

    Tilos Idaho Active Member

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    jhc5:

    You won't be disappointed with the Midway bag.

    The stage pull out has 2 zipped pockets and the main bag has 2 additional zippered pocketed gun rugs, so you can carry 4 hand guns.

    The brass bag has a mesh bottom so any range mushrooms (brass) you find can drain out.

    It even has a spot for a water bottle on the outside.

    Tilos
     
  10. ORBrit

    ORBrit Eugene Member

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    Looks like I'll have to pick one of these up too. Then get another handgun - otherwise I'll have an empty spot!
     
  11. usfatboy01

    usfatboy01 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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  12. jhc5

    jhc5 Seattle, WA Member

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    Order has been placed. Can't wait to fill it
    up.
     
  13. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    The Midway bag has worked great for me as well. Truthfully though when it's "loaded" it gets quite heavy so I went ahead and picked up one of the "smaller" versions as well for those times when I am pistol-shooting only.

    I save the bigger one for those times when I am taking an assorted set of rifles, range finders, spotting scopes, etc. out to play. :D

    And, when on sale, the Midway bag prices are quite attractive. :thumbup:
     
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    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    krawl Oregon Member

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    I agree on the midway bag, excellent bag for the $$$!
     
  16. USMC1911

    USMC1911 Salem Active Member

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    I have use a tool bag for years. Got it at Harbor Freight, works great and is cheap!
     
  17. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Tigard Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I have the one from Midway and it is a great bag. It is large and can hold alot.
     
  18. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Ok, just ordered mine. I'm trusting the input of my fellow NWFA members. ;)
     
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    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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  20. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    I ordered mine as well. Who knows when it is going to show up as Midways web site is Fd up! Had to call customer service to make sure my order was placed:confused: Pretty sad if you ask me.