Need a range bag to carry ammo, eye/ear protection, tools, and maybe a handgun or two?
We’ve tried out the most popular ones…
That span size, budget, and material. By the end…you’ll know the perfect bag for your range trips.
Table of Contents
1. Osage River Range Bag
Osage River Range Bags ($39-$49) are probably the most highly rated range bags on Amazon…so I had to try out both their sizes.
First up is their “Light Duty” which measures 13.5 x 10.5 x 7.5 inches. Full-sized 1911 in there for scale.
It’s a pretty good size if you’re bringing one or two handguns and not that much ammo…although you can probably squeeze in 200 rounds utilizing the pockets.
The main compartment also has a Velcro divider so you can choose to partition it however you want…I’d probably have one thin side for a handgun.
The two large side pockets have two dividers and also 5 pistol magazine holders each. This bag is clearly geared for handgunners.
Overall, it’s light in weight and flimsy in a good way…like you can fold it down when not needed.
The bottom has nice rubberized feet that will prevent sliding and premature wear.
Also comes with thin straps that do its job…unless you’re carrying pure ammo. Also…tactical sandals for the win.
The Standard size is a little bit larger at 18 x 13 x 10 inches. And the panels and zippers are also beefed up.
There’s two partitions that you can move around in the main compartment. And now the large pockets on the outside have 7 handgun mag holsters each.
The one thing I’d wish for is to have rifle magazine holders too.
Standard is the size I’d recommend for most folks…especially if you’re going to be shooting both long guns and handguns.
Here’s all the bags for comparison again…Osage River are the two gray ones in front.
Shoulder straps are the same as the Light Duty. If you load this up to its full capacity…you’re probably going to be using the handle straps instead.
I can see how it’s the best-selling bag out there. For the money it’s hard to beat…plus you get different sizes and color choices.
I’d opt for the Standard size unless you’re sure you’re only going to be shooting a handgun or two.
2. Orca Tactical Range Bag
Another very popular bag is the more premium Orca Tactical ($59). I like the heavier feeling material and cross-cut pattern.
It’s a Goldilocks size of being in-between the Osage River Light and Standard range bags. Still plenty large if you’re shooting multiple guns and bringing in some tools.
Another thing I really like about it is that it has 4x rifle magazine and 6 pistol magazine slots. Finally!
Also has rubberized feet on the bottom.
Interior compartment is also adjustable with Velcro plus overall it feels more heavy duty than the Osage River.
Shoulder strap is also more comfy. Oh, and there’s Velcro on one side for your patches!
My choice if you want something more heavy-duty feeling with more thought out pockets and sides.
What do you think about the Orca Tactical bag?
3. Ammo Can (.50 Caliber)
No list is complete with some ammo cans…the OG range bag!
I like the .50 Caliber Ammo Can ($10) size for hauling around ammo or heavier items.
Plus it can double as an impromptu shooting rest if needed.
If I’m shooting a lot of guns in a range session…I’ll usually take a standard soft range bag with magazines, tools, and gear…and throw the heavy ammo in an ammo can.
Ammo cans are also great for…storing ammo. For that I like using .30 Caliber sized cans.
4. 5.11 Tactical Range Bag
5.11 is well known for making massive amounts of tactical gear.
The 5.11 Tactical Range Bag ($99) is no different.
It’s a big bag…capable of packing quite a bit of gear. It’s also adaptable and it certainly appears to have been built by shooters.
Excluding the main pouch, you get five pouches on the outside of the bag. The largest is outfitted with 8 pistol mag pouches that can hold 8 double stack mags or 16 single stack magazines. This main pouch zippers all the way down and forms an excellent little cleaning mat.
In the rear of this pouch is a divider and it’s the perfect space to store your handguns. The other 4 pouches are a little smaller but large enough to store ammo boxes, a set of full on earmuffs, and other moderate-sized goodies.
There’s also two removable sections inside for segmenting small items and a brass collection bag.
Usually I have it so crammed full of stuff that I’ve taken off the shoulder straps…but they are there.
And of course…there’s some rubberized feet to protect the bottom.
Overall quality is great…better than Osage but not as robust feeling as Orca. Which is probably good since then it would weight too much.
Right now it’s a perfect mix.
If you really carry a lot of stuff to the range like me…get the 5.11 and combo it with a utility wagon ($69).
Bagged and Tagged
There you have it…5 of our favorite range bags out there.
To sum it all up:
- Editor’s Pick: Osage River
- Premium Chocie: Orca Tactical
- Hard Case: MTM Ammo Can
- Best Large Case: 5.11 Tactical
Now that you’ve gotten your range bag picked out…check out how to carry your guns in Best Pistol & Rifle Cases…or our favorite eyes and ears in Best Shooting Hearing Protection and Best Shooting Glasses.