Originally Posted by CollinsE90
What are some good bags to carry to the range?
Good= cheap and reliable.
How much gear do you usually bring with you to the range?
I initially got LA Police Gear's bailout bag. It's still on sale for $20 + s/h. If you're bringing a single full size handgun, ammo, mags, speed reloaders, and some cleaning tools you'll have plenty of room. You can even fit a second handgun w/ a velcro holster in the large, external pocket. It comes w/ a removable divider in the main compartment.
I also picked up MidwayUSA's Compact Competition Range Bag (on sale for $30). Even though it's the "compact" version, it's frickin' huge. I can fit my CZ (4.75"), XDM45 (4.5"), and Buckmark (5.5") + ammo for all + small targets + cleaning equipment + 6-mag holder (I don't use the one built into the bag) + eye & ear protection + speed reloaders and still have room left over. Note that I carry each handgun in its own each pistol case thereby taking up extra room. I wish this had a couple of small side pouches like LAPG's bailout bag and an internal divider, but this thing is still a beast. I can always pick up a cheap camera bag insert to use in the main pocket use the diveders from it to help customize the storage space.
You may also find something from Maxpedition (www.maxpedition.com
). Mike mentioned them earlier and I second them. I have several of their packs (verispacks, gearslinger, and backpacks) and they take major abuse. Plus, the molle webbing most of them have make it easy to add on additional pouches and such to customize your bag. They're more expensive then the other options I mentioned and I don't use mine for the range. That's only because I wanted a dedicated range bag, though.