The MidwayUSA Compact Competition Range Bag
Technical Specifications:The dry numbers really don't begin to show just how superior this range bag is. Within the interior compartment, I was able to securely stuff five 1911 pistols, along with 350 rounds of 45ACP, 550 rounds of 22 long rifle, and 100 rounds of 38 special. I still had room for my shooting glasses and binoculars. I used two inexpensive four inch GunMate nylon pistol rugs to supplement the interior compartments of the range bag and help protect the finish on the pistols. I still had room to spare. If I could have carried it all, another 200-300 rounds of 45 could have been stuffed in there. I would have wanted a wagon to carry the bag though.
Overall dimensions: 16"L x 12"W x 10"H.
5 Total pockets
Heavy duty 2"W x 52"L removable carrying strap with shoulder pad and chrome plated steel clasps.
Full wrap around carrying straps with 5" strap connector/handle with hook and loop closure.
External ID pocket.
Main compartment 16"L x 7-1/2"W x 10"H.
2 16"Lx7"H interior pockets.
2 Chrome plated steel D-rings for quick attachment of the carry strap.
Full wrap-around nylon handles.
Front compartments - 1 Padded zippered pockets 13"L x 2"W x 8"H - features embroidered MidwayUSA Logo.
Right side compartment - 1 zippered pocket 6"L x 6"H
Left side compartments - 1 zippered pocket 6"L x 6"H
Rear compartment - 1 Padded zippered pockets 13"L x 2"W x 8"H - features embroidered MidwayUSA Logo.
Now, here's the nice surprise...... There are more pockets to fill. One one side of the bag was a pocket perfect for stashing my Ruger MKII, along with a couple of spare magazine pouches. On the outside of that pocket was yet another zippered compartment. I stuffed my Model 649 in there. Now both are always handy for either plinking or more dedicated shooting.
Two wrap around nylon handles strained under the load of ammunition and shootin' irons, and it did seem as though I was packing more to the range than before. I decided to get on the scales and weigh the load I was carrying. It was 57 pounds. That's right, fifty-seven pounds of gunnie goodness.
But wait, there's more......... Turn the bag around, and unzip the other side. The panel drops to reveal a wall of your magazines and accessories. On the top are seven pockets to hold either single stack or double stack magazines. On the bottom is an elastic band to retain a variety of single stack magazines, screwdrivers and even a Sharpie or two for marking targets. Behind it all is yet another pocket perfect for holding stick-on targets and Shoot'n'See type targets.
On either end of the bag are zippered pockets that I have yet to find a use for. They seem to be perfect for a wallet. A KelTec P32 in it's blue pouch would fit too. I stuffed the carry strap into one of them and zipped it up. I carry my muffs outside the bag on a carbiner.
The MidwayUSA Compact Competition Range Bag is made of sturdy nylon, and the stitching is superb. The zippers are quality stuff. It is usually $39.99. Here's the best part. It's on sale until February 28. Order one now for only $26.99. Supplement it with a couple of the GunMate pistol rugs if you carry a lot of guns to the range. You will never wish for a different range bag.
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