If you travel to and from the range as much as I do, you know a great range bag isn’t a luxury. It’s a necessity. Your bag needs to be durable, comfortable to carry, and it needs to safely secure your guns and range supplies efficiently. With so many options, you can choose from a standard bag-style setup, a backpack, or a sling-style bag.
You can even grab a bag on wheels, so you don’t have to lift your heavy equipment into the range. I’ve outlined some of the best value-priced bags below, so you can find the perfect range bag for your needs.
Bulldog Tactical BDT Backpack (Compact)
This backpack-style range bag has two main and two accessory compartments. Constructed with heavy-duty metal zipper pulls, it’s a breeze to open and close as needed. It has nicely padded backpack straps, ensuring an even weight distribution when carrying your heavy gear. There are multiple MOLLE attachment points for customizing your gear. The size is a generous 18x10x10 inches, perfect for a typical range trip. It even has a compartment for a hydration bladder to keep you hydrated on those long, hot days at the range.
I love a good backpack, but one that also rolls? Perfection! With a place for everything, this bag comfortably holds four medium or smaller-sized handguns in a specially designed high-density foam cradle, offering protection for each handgun while holding them in a secure, vertical position. There’s a zippered pouch for eyes and ears, and this bag holds up to 12 extra magazines. With multiple zippered compartments, there’s truly a place for everything, ensuring you’ll know exactly where your gear is when you need to grab it. Carry it on your back or roll it in. The choice is yours with this very versatile range bag.
If you’re looking for a small, basic range bag to store your necessities, look no further. This tool-bag style range bag offers an incredible price point. Constructed of 600D polyester ripstop material, it’s both durable and water resistant, ensuring your equipment will be secure despite bad weather conditions. The interior of this bag has multiple organizational pockets and a reinforced base. The bag is also reinforced with heavy-duty, non-rust zippers. It’s available in both tan and black, and measures 9x12x9.5 inches.
Sometimes you need to grab and go. This range bag is perfect for that. It’s ready for a super quick range trip and doubles as a bug-out bag in a hurry. This bag will hold your necessities and store itself in a small footprint, like in your truck or a closet at home. While the dimensions are small (12x10x3 inches), the roomy main compartment (7.5x8.5x2.5 inches) is large enough to hold a fair amount of gear, including multiple magazines, extra ammo, a tourniquet, and whatever else you choose to have ready at a moment’s notice.
Made of durable, water-resistant 600D polyester, it offers a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer. It has an ergonomic shoulder sling with a quick-release front-locking buckle for easy on and off and comfortable carry while on the go. A concealed, zippered pocket (8x8.5 inches) has hook and loop straps to safely and separately store a handgun, yet it also allows easy access to it should you need it. It’s available in OD green and black.
The Essential Sling 2.0 from Vertx is a sling-style range bag that has endless configurations when set up as a range bag. The quick-access main compartment is roomy and functional to store your gear. The overall dimensions are 12.5x11.5x6.25 inches, with a weapons compartment measuring 12.5x11x1.75 inches and a 14-inch diagonal length. This bag also has a tablet pocket to safely hold a tablet up to 11.5 inches and is ballistic panel compatible.
It features a luggage pass-through, so it can be secured on your luggage or rolling bag for easy carry. Stretch pockets on the side can accommodate most water bottles. The MOLLE webbing panel provides ready access to whatever you want to attach. This is a super versatile bag.