You know how a lot of range bags are glorified purses and constructed in a way that tells you they were meant as disposable give-away marketing products?
Today isn’t one of those days. We went hands-on with the Grey Ghost Gear range bag over the last couple of weeks, which was clearly designed by people who have been to the range, as opposed to people that wear white gloves when they clean their safe queen once a quarter.
This range bag was extremely well-thought-out, and I wish such an object existed when I was active in USPSA. It is an over-the-shoulder “briefcase” style bag, which in this case packs a number of advantages.
Every detail has been considered, down to the rubberized nonskid bottom of the bag. Not only is this wear enhancement, but it potentially keeps you from going home because your gun fell off the table in the safety area while you were getting dressed.
It has all the features of a normal range bag, like an oversized padded strap and rubberized carry handles. But it’s the things you don’t see at first glance that really set this one apart. The front folds down to create a workstation for pistol repair. I don’t care what you shoot, if you shoot enough of it you will be playing gun doctor at the range.
I have myself been forced to take the pins out of my carry Glock in the truck to repair my race Glock during a match. Not only is the workstation made of a material impervious to oils and lubricants, but it also has a rare earth magnet sewn into the middle of it. As in, when you bump the table because you are in a hurry that critical spring or screw you just took out is secure, not buried in the moon dust.
“We thank ye, Lord, for giving someone the foresight to protect our small parts. Amen.”
- Coyote brown
- Made from 500D nylon Cordura
- Rubberized and reinforced bottom
- Fully adjustable and removable padded shoulder strap
- Configurable main compartment with divider and dump pouch
- Opens to form a cleaning station
- Dimensions: 20”W x 7”D
- Volume: 1260 cubic inches
The ends feature zipper enclosures to hold things like ear pro, shot timers, and range finders. The back has a large pocket for targets or scorecards, not that any of us has ever lost a scorecard between stages. Ever. And had to go walking around the last two stages to find it. Like every weekend.
The interior is lined with hook and loop backing, to allow full customization of the bag. And of course, it includes a mesh brass bag to recover your empties.
When I first saw this bag, I thought maybe the price was a little steep. Having held it and used it though, I rescind that judgment. The features, combined with Grey Ghost build quality, make it absolutely worth every penny.
This is a buy once, cry once type of event at $161, but you aren’t going to regret it. For anybody that spends time at the range (which is all of you), this bag is really nice to have. If you shoot USPSA/IDPA/Steel Challenge, this bag is a must-have.
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