5.11 tactical range bag review

5.11 Tactical Range Bag Review

There’s nothing like having a day to yourself and doing what you enjoy. For those who like to go to the shooting range often, you may have several bags for your pistols, ammunition, and the like. Carrying all of that with you can be quite cumbersome, right?

How about instead of carrying numerous tactical bags with you when you’re heading out to the range, combine them all into one bag—the 5.11 Tactical Range Bag.

In this review, we are going to talk a little more about the features of the 5.11 Tactical Range Bag, but we are also going to give you an overview of what people who have purchased the range bag had to say about their overall experience with it.

Then, we’re going to give you our recommendation on whether or not this range bag is something you should consider purchasing to transport your guns in!

About The Product

5.11 Tactical is a California based company that specializes in military and law enforcement equipment and gear.

The company turns to members of the military, law enforcement, and even gun enthusiasts for feedback on their products, so the company is always trying to improve on their products, which is something we can appreciate and it goes without saying that this bag is no exception!

Notable features of the 5.11 Tactical Range Bag include:

  • Segregated, padded storage for multiple pistols
  • Drop-down front flap stores 8 magazines and accessory pockets sized for optics and ear protection
  • ​Removable ammo and brass totes for easy clean up
  • ​Integrated hydration storage keeps you fresh and focused
  • Bag includes reinforced grab-and-go handles and a removable padded shoulder strap for comfort
Black tactical range bag

This range bag is fairly large, measuring 10’’ x 24’’ x 16’’, which may be a little large for the casual shooter. This is a bag for serious shooters who would like to bring several handguns with them on their trips to the shooting range. The bag can hold up to 4 pistols (2 on the inside and then 2 in a removable tote bag).

You can also safely store up to 8 magazines, safety glasses, targets, and anything else you may want to bring with you. The bag also features a hydration pocket that you can fill with water to help keep you nice and hydrated while you’re shooting. The bag also has a removable brass tote that will make clean up nice and easy.

Since the case is made from a lightweight but durable polyester material, you can use the bag frequently without worry. The padded shoulder strap is going to prove to be a blessing, especially if you’ve packed the bag nice and full.

What People Had To Say

When looking at what people had to say about the 5.11 Tactical Range Bag, the vast majority of customers who purchased the bag were very pleased with the purchase. Customers have stated that they were able to carry a wide array of ammunition, weaponry, and other essential accessories with them.

A few folks were surprised by how much they were able to put in it—one was able to pack it full and though it was heavy, the adjustable strap made it easier to carry, and more comfortable.

Black range bag for your weapon

Of the pocket space, customers were pleased that they were able to fit several pistols, cleaning supplies, and still have room to spare.

They also mentioned that the rear compartments with the eight magazine holders were a welcome addition to the case, plus they commented that they still had plenty of room to spare, too.

Although the bag has rave reviews, there were still a few complaints made against the bag. The primary complaint is that the main compartment cannot be locked for security purposes. They revealed that due to the design of the bag, the top portion of the bag will now close all the way.

Other customers revealed that they think they didn’t receive a genuine 5.11 range bag, They said that the zipper broke shortly after purchasing the bag. Another said that they have purchased one of these bags at the store and they can easily see the difference between the bags.

They have also pointed out that the “real” bag came with an NRA logo on it, whereas the other did not.

Our Recommendation

Searching for that perfect range bag can feel like an impossible task, especially when you aren’t really sure how large of a bag you need. If you only plan on taking a few items with you when you go to the range, then you probably do not require a large bag like this one.

However, if you’re someone that wants to shoot multiple guns and have everything you may need right there with you, then this bag is going to be that and so much more.

With the 5.11 tactical range bag, you’re going to be paying almost $100, but in our opinion, it is well worth the investment, especially if you’re an avid marksman who enjoys frequent trips to the shooting range.

The extra room in this bag is going to be your answer to all of storage needs.

You have enough room in the bag to carry a few pistols, cleaning equipment, ammunition, and anything else you would require.

Spacious black range bag

The 600D polyester material helps to make the bag extra durable, so you can pack the bag nice and full, and not worry that it will bust at the seams.

5.11 Tactical is a company that cares about what their customers have to say, and it really shows with this bag. If it’s good enough for military and law enforcement personnel, then it should be perfect for the average shooter. Of course, don’t take our word for it! Pick one up for yourself and give it a shot. No pun intended, of course!


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