A Nurse with a Gun

Friday, January 02, 2009

The Allen Pistol Attache'

For a quick range trip to test fire a new pistol or to carry a couple of handguns to and from a gun show, it's hard to beat the Allen Pistol Attache'. This padded handgun case will hold two handguns in individual padded pockets in the center compartment, with room left over for a third pistol to be squeezed in if desired. The Allen Pistol Attache' is constructed from a tough nylon material with soft quilted interior pockets to cushion the handguns it contains.

I purchased this bag primarily to carry handguns to and from gun shows, but I have found it to be a useful addition on range trips as well. I paid $23.00 for mine. Click to enlarge

The lack of ammunition carrying capacity limits this bag for general range use. The nylon handles are sewn onto the sides of the pistol attache' without encircling it. With the weight this bag is designed to carry however, the strap design should be sufficient.

The Allen Pistol Attache' opens to a flat 13 X 16 inch padded surface on which you can place your handguns when shooting. A heavy nylon and metal zipper closes the case back up. On the front of the case is a 11 x 6 x 2 inch bellows pocket for small accessories. It is a fold out pocket with a Velcro flap that limits it's use to slender or small items. Click to enlargeIt is ideal for targets and ear plugs. Five slots are sewn in the front pocket to control magazines. Most of my magazines are single stack, but the slots also handle double stack magazines quite well.

With the price of pistol rugs increasing, the Allen Pistol Attache's ability to carry two, and even three handguns within it's confines along with their accessories and carrying straps makes it a cost efficient addition to a shooter's range totes.



Blogger Brigid said...

I really like that. I got a larger hard sided gun case for Christmas, but that would be nifty to have as a grab and go bag to just have a couple guns and gear in.

3:31 PM  
Blogger Tam said...


I thought it said "Alien Pistol Attache", and I thought "I have got to get me one of those!" :D

11:24 AM  
Anonymous aczarnowski said...

I really appreciate your recent bag posts. I've been looking for a range bag for a while and your reviews have helped a lot. There's a real gap between handling each bag in person (impossible) and the reviews on sites like Midway (not detailed enough).

Too bad I missed the Midway sale on their compact version amongst the holiday hosting duties.

11:48 AM  
Blogger Xavier said...

Ha! I'd like an alien pistol. Those boogers are hard to kill.

But tasty.........

5:57 PM  
Blogger Xavier said...

Midway USA has sent me a couple of their bags, Reviews coming in the future. I need to use them a bit and do the photography.

6:00 PM  
Anonymous aczarnowski said...

I'm watching for those reviews Xavier. Though I'll probably pick up Midway's standard (i.e. large) range bag while they're on sale. When we pack for the range, we tend to really pack so I'll probably fill it.

2:45 PM  

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