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Old 05-18-2017, 05:53 PM
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Range Bag

Looking for a good range bag to hold 3 to 4 1911s, anyone got one they love?

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Old 05-18-2017, 06:17 PM
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https://www.midwayusa.com/product/93...nge-bag-system

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/93...ag-pistol-case

This is what I use, not bad for the price, included is the link for for pistol rugs


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Old 05-18-2017, 06:22 PM
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Go to Home Depot and look at their line of tool bags. I use one of the smaller ones and it works great. You "might" spend up to $40 for the bigger ones. Plus they don not scream "I AM A GUN BAG" either.

http://www.homedepot.com/b/Tools-Too...ral%7B0%3A0%7D
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:57 PM
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hard to beat Midways large bag for value when on sale

Mine has 8+ years of abuse and stays packed to the gills.
Depending how much ammo and how many guns in it, it might weigh 50 pounds
zippers still going strong.
Nary a seem separation or loose thread evident

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Old 05-18-2017, 09:12 PM
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I have no experience with the Midway bag. I found myself wearing out range bags pretty quickly, and got tired of paying for nice ones that didn't last. I switched to relatively inexpensive Husky branded tool bags that have proven very durable, are fairly compact, and hold a lot. They do not, however, offer any sort of padding. Not an issue for me, but definitely an understandable issue for others.



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Old 05-18-2017, 09:15 PM
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https://www.midwayusa.com/product/93...nge-bag-system

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/93...ag-pistol-case

This is what I use, not bad for the price, included is the link for for pistol rugs

that's the range bag I have Texas Guy
I see the dessert camo is clearance at $29.
Great deal if one can overlook the goofy camo


as far as pistol rugs, have you tried these, TexGuy?

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/93...al-pistol-case
They often go on sale for 10 bukz

I use them just like the pistol rug you linked .
They're no bigger and only slightly thicker, but allow for individual mags for individual pistols .
pret'near every gun in the safe is in one of those or similar type like these

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VISM-NcSTAR-...0AAOSwFqJWs9Du


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Old 05-18-2017, 09:17 PM
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The link posted above, but I am reposting because it is relevant for the time being.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/93...nge-bag-system

If you order the desert camo bag, they are on clearance right now for 29 bucks. It's the very same bag I just received today. Back when I bought my first one, I ordered the AR15 midway bag. It's nice, but geared to rifle use.

The above bag has two removable pistol cases, removable stage bag, and removable brass bag. It's an import, but they are well built and strong. The bag in the link above is wider in the center compartment and would easily haul several more guns.
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:42 PM
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I got a shotgun field/range bag at Bass Pro. it is a bit small, but for carrying four handguns, ammo, ear headset, stapler, some tools, etc. it works. it was on sale cheap too.
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:57 PM
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I found this at a gunshow several years ago and like it, has five removable pouches. I carry my ammo in another bag.
sorry no pict

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Old 05-18-2017, 09:58 PM
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I found this at a gunshow several years ago and like it, has five removable pouches. I carry my ammo in another bag.
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:03 PM
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Question gets asked monthly. The Midway bag is the value play. And especially if you can catch it on sale. If you shoot a lot...like for competition or something...the Shooters Connection Pro bag is a hell of a bag...and a bargain at it's price.

Pro Tip: The Midway bag is a knockoff of the Shooters Connection bag.
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:05 PM
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The link posted above, but I am reposting because it is relevant for the time being.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/93...nge-bag-system

If you order the desert camo bag, they are on clearance right now for 29 bucks. It's the very same bag I just received today.
That's a darn nice bag for the money, looks identical to the 5.11 bag that costs me 3 times the amount of the clearance bag.
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:44 PM
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that's the range bag I have Texas Guy

I see the dessert camo is clearance at $29.

Great deal if one can overlook the goofy camo





as far as pistol rugs, have you tried these, TexGuy?



https://www.midwayusa.com/product/93...al-pistol-case

They often go on sale for 10 bukz



I use them just like the pistol rug you linked .

They're no bigger and only slightly thicker, but allow for individual mags for individual pistols .

pret'near every gun in the safe is in one of those or similar type like these



..L.T.A.

I have used them( my wife has it for her primary bag) Same quality construction as all Midway Range Bags, I included the link because the comp bag above only comes with two rugs. The case with mags may get a little bulky, depends on application



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Old 05-19-2017, 12:29 AM
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4 pistols plus ammo weighs a lot.
Not to mention a rudimentary cleaning kit
A rudimentary tool kit, binoculars,
Stapler, targets, etc etc
I would look for something with wheels.

I use a purple rolling schoolbag. It also has shoulder straps so I can carry it like a backpack.
I had a large box to hold my shooting stuff....it was heavy but manageable.
Then I had to shoot a major match on the local marine Corp base. The range was far from the parking lot.
I almost died just walking to the firing line carrying that box.

It looks nothing like a gun bag....urban camouflage
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:29 AM
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I like my Midway bag, it will hold enough to get very heavy.

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Old 05-19-2017, 01:37 AM
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The link posted above, but I am reposting because it is relevant for the time being.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/93...nge-bag-system

If you order the desert camo bag, they are on clearance right now for 29 bucks. It's the very same bag I just received today. Back when I bought my first one, I ordered the AR15 midway bag. It's nice, but geared to rifle use.

The above bag has two removable pistol cases, removable stage bag, and removable brass bag. It's an import, but they are well built and strong. The bag in the link above is wider in the center compartment and would easily haul several more guns.
I just looked and now the price of the dessert camo is $19.99, and the jungle camo is $29.99. That almost makes want to order another one.
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:51 AM
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I adapted by old Lowepro "Nova 5" camera bag for the range, I've been using it for almost 15 years now, it's a very strong and durable bag.
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Old 05-19-2017, 05:40 AM
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That Midway bag looks a lot like the bag I bought at Academy for $49.00. Great bags.
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Old 05-19-2017, 06:05 AM
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4 pistols plus ammo weighs a lot.
Not to mention a rudimentary cleaning kit
A rudimentary tool kit, binoculars,
Stapler, targets, etc etc
I would look for something with wheels.

I use a purple rolling schoolbag. It also has shoulder straps so I can carry it like a backpack.
I had a large box to hold my shooting stuff....it was heavy but manageable.
Then I had to shoot a major match on the local marine Corp base. The range was far from the parking lot.
I almost died just walking to the firing line carrying that box.

It looks nothing like a gun bag....urban camouflage


I have discovered, also, that the bag is great until one has to carry it. Way too heavy ( why get physically bent out of shape just before trying to do a precision needed activity such as shooting?). I will now be looking at the wheeled versions.


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Old 05-19-2017, 07:32 AM
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my blackhawk bag serve the purpose.

these folks also make nice bags that last:

http://www.nexpak.net/

if you want a har d case--casecruzer makes a fine selection of them
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Old 05-19-2017, 08:29 AM
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I have both sizes of Midway range bag. I usually carry the big one but it can be a lot to squeeze into the trunk with the rest of the group's stuff. The small one is nearly enough but is kind of floppy.

My old Dillon bag was about right.
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Old 05-19-2017, 08:30 AM
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I'll second (or third or whatever) the heavy duty tool bags mentioned. They are usually pretty cheap and I have been using the same set for over 15 years. They hold a lot and are more durable than most range bags and look less 'gunny' if that matters to you. I carry the guns themselves in cheap padded soft cases. I have a bunch of them. Money is setup for general range use and I can load the others for specific calibers or guns, so it is easy to grab just what I want and go.

I will admit to buying a dedicated two gun bag that fits 2 1911's and about 14 mags and is small enough it doesn't look like it could swallow all of that gear. The only time I really used it was on an extended camping trip to CA where they require a lock on the case. The bag worked great for that, but it isn't really a range bag as it wouldn't hold enough ammo for a range trip.
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Old 05-19-2017, 08:59 AM
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I've used the 5.11 bag for years
A little pricey compared to some others, but has been worth it for me.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:40 AM
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Thanks for all the suggestions
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:53 AM
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The tool bag looks great! Keep it simple.

I've got a maxpedition and a 5.11 bag, both were on sale, which are nice. Seems to me many are too proud of their stuff. I can't see paying what they're asking personally- but they do last if you find one that works just right for you.

http://www.511tactical.com/range-ready-bag.html
The 5.11 is a "carry too much bag"
You can easily get 6 guns in it and 1K+ rounds, accessories, loaded mags...at which point it'll let you know what your core strength is like, lol.
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