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Prairie Dog
08-19-2012, 08:28 AM
What are you using?

The cheap basic duffle bag I bought a few years ago is starting to show it's age and will probably need to be replaced in the foreseeable future.

Looking for some ideas for what to replace it with.


08-19-2012, 08:35 AM
I'm using an old Roots duffle bag. Probably 15 years old now.

MEC makes a decent duffle bag that is fairly cheap. You've even got a MEC store in Edmonton - you'll be able to find something there for a reasonable price.

08-19-2012, 10:37 AM
Right now Ive got my Plano hardbox(pistol, along with a briefcase for guns), a Jobmate tote(rifle stuff), and a backpack(misc, and shotgun shells/clays). I split stuff up in an attempt to be organized and streamlined, and quicker out of the Batcave; I'm finding I'm failing at all three of these, so maybe a duffle is in order for me too.
Next time I'm in Mission, I'm going to pop by Hical, and see about his "tactical" duffles-I like pockets for organizing/losing stuff;).
Tagged for spending moneys.

08-19-2012, 10:51 AM
I use a Crappy Tire tool box. One of the plastic ones that has the small compartments built into the lid. Cleaning patches and staples in the top. Cleaning rods, jags, brushes, and various bits and pieces in the inside lift out tray. Targets, staple gun, and ear muffs in the bottom.

08-19-2012, 02:26 PM
Now I feel inadequate. I've just been using my hunting backpack as a range bag in the off season, not sure what I'm going to do when it's hunting season and I want to make a trip to the range though ... it's my first hunting season with a range membership.

08-19-2012, 05:13 PM
I got a Uncle mikes great bag loads of compartments for all the required goodies

08-19-2012, 05:36 PM
Depends what you want it to hold. I have this it works great for me http://www.lapolicegear.com/tabaoutbag.html I added it onto a order I got from them. They also have a bigger version if you like here http://www.lapolicegear.com/jumbo-bailout-bag.html

But they do seem to charge a minimum of $19.99 for shipping to Canada, So its not really worth it unless you add more stuff to the order.

08-19-2012, 06:17 PM
Picked this up for around $20 at Canadian Tire.

Use it mostly for ammo, and mags but I can usually fit everything I need in it.


08-19-2012, 08:09 PM
I use a couple of Plano fishing boxes of various sizes I have three of them two I picked up at yard sales cheap and one large I got on the net.

Prairie Dog
08-20-2012, 11:49 AM
This one's got my attention: http://www.cedhk.com/shop/products/CED-Deluxe-Professional-Range-Bag.html

Neil Burke
08-20-2012, 09:25 PM
Swiss Gear backpack. Nice and nondescript :D

08-21-2012, 10:39 AM
midway usa range bag.

Love it, but they put these stupid tie things on the zipper handles that fall off almost instantly. I replaced them with key rings.

08-21-2012, 02:36 PM
I went to the PoCo army surplus store and got an equipment bag for $20. Ironically speaking the PoCo location shut down and they only have the Langley "PoCo" army surplus still open.

08-22-2012, 07:12 PM
I use an old Coleman plastic cooler that I had kicking around. Works for me. Notfancy though.

10-18-2012, 08:16 AM
Home Depot has various tool bags on the shelves , 20-40 bucks (waitingfor sale helps) and they have internal and external pockets around perimeter. Heavy duty bags that will at least for me , not fail to hold the weight of whatever I want to carry .

10-18-2012, 08:59 AM
you can pick up a hatch duty bag the d1-blk from the Rnicholls store they have one in quebec, ottawa.halifax and mississauga and toronto

10-18-2012, 11:51 AM
About 8 years ago I bought a no-name camera backpack for use as my range bag. The interior can be reconfigured with little Velcro partitions, it has lots of external pockets, and my travel/match stool fits in the 'tripod' pocket. The shoulder straps are starting to come apart so I have to sew them all back together but considering the years I've had it and the relatively low price I paid, I'm happy.
I bought it so I could sling on my back my bag while I manhandled any other kit I had on the range. It is great for 3 gun matches. At least until I sort out my folding dolly.

Prairie Dog
09-25-2014, 06:00 PM
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09-25-2014, 06:25 PM
Depends what you want it to hold. I have this it works great for me http://www.lapolicegear.com/tabaoutbag.html I added it onto a order I got from them. They also have a bigger version if you like here http://www.lapolicegear.com/jumbo-bailout-bag.html

But they do seem to charge a minimum of $19.99 for shipping to Canada, So its not really worth it unless you add more stuff to the order.

I got a couple of those, I think they were near free with whatever else I was ordering at the time.
I was using one as a tool bag, but it was too small and not well suited to it.

My 'range bag' is a couple 30cal surplus ammo cans. Filled with ammo.
Other things like target stand gets chucked into the bed of the truck, targets are always behind the seats, stapler from the barn get tossed into the truck.
Rifles, I got a hard case and a couple soft cases for.

09-25-2014, 07:00 PM
I use a Kuny's tool bag I got at Crappy tire for $15 - $20. Discreet and holds everything I need.

09-25-2014, 07:40 PM
Canadian Tire has these on sale:


Mad Hatter
10-13-2014, 10:35 PM
I just bought this one from the NFA after our discussion on the definition of "sturdy opaque" containers.


• Zippered pockets on each end
• Lockable zippered pockets on both sides
with inside padded pistol compartments
• One side with four covered pistol mag pouches
• Smaller zippered side pockets for registration papers,
tool kits, cleaning gear
• Reinforced nylon carry handles
• Adjustable, removable nylon shoulder strap

Price: $67.99

Plenty of room for even 4 handguns and ammo plus all the other stuff.

10-14-2014, 02:08 AM

Just picked this up and it is awesome! Holds everything you need plus could fit 4 pistols in it. Sturdy and will probably last a lifetime!

10-14-2014, 07:25 AM
I've a Stanley tool chest, holds my optics, ammunition, and tools well.

10-14-2014, 09:36 AM
For my handguns I used a padded camera case and ...don't laugh...an embroidery thread sorter inside one pocket for the small stuff. Unlike the kind of sorter that comes with tackle bags, you can get different sizes of sorters in crafting stores that fit different sized pockets.