Single Pistol Range Bag
There are various types of single pistol range bags but not all of them are made equally. So before you buy a bag, take some time and think about what features you would like to have. Most come with three compartments, which are good enough for most people. But if you are the type of person who really doesn't like having things organized or would like more then you might want to look at getting a padded bag. With the padded bag you can add extra padding for protection and security of your pistol while on range.
There are two different sizes of single pistol range bags. The lower priced ones usually have only two compartments and a zipper located in the top left corner of the bag. The higher end bags usually have four compartments and one zippered pocket located in the top right corner. These bags can hold anything that you would need to organize, from ammunition to cleaning supplies and anything else that you might need to be able to quickly find when you need it.
One very popular type of single pistol range bag is the one that holds a couple of glock pistols. These glock pistols are usually not sighted in because they are not meant to be used in the field. However, there are people who still shoot these guns on a regular basis so having a quick attachment on the side is nice to have just in case. Some people even have the front portion of the gun secured with a belt clip so that they can easily change it out without taking the entire gun out of storage.
The top of the bag is normally where you will locate your ammunition and cleaning supplies. There is an elastic band that attaches to the side of the bag that easily secures your magazines and such. It is held in place with a small Velcro that runs along the shoulder strap. Most people prefer a larger band that attaches to the top of the bag so that it can accommodate two handguns instead of one. Magazine pouches and extra ammunition can also be put into this compartment.
Another style of single pistol range bag that you can purchase is one that holds two handguns and can easily be attached to the top of the bag with its included Velcro strap. These types of bags tend to have more compartments for various things. One compartment can hold your x 10 scope or other accessories. You can also have a small compartment for your pistol's magazines. These bags may also contain a compartment for your firearm as well.
A good quality range bag that you purchase should have enough room for your firearm, your magazine, cleaning supplies and other small items as well. The zippers on the bag should be strong and sturdy if you plan on putting your firearm in there for any length of time. If there is a small flap at the top of the compartment you should make sure that it can close securely. Some manufacturers offer gun holders or vases that fit inside the firearm's chamber that you can use to protect your firearm while still keeping it contained.
When choosing your gun case or bag you want to choose one that is made from strong, lightweight material so that it can withstand the weight of your firearm. It should also be made with reinforced rubber on the handles to prevent them from breaking when the bag is filled with ammunition or anything else. It would also be a good idea to find one with multiple zippers. Multiple zippers allow you to quickly get your firearm out in case of an emergency without having to unzipper the entire bag. Having two or more zippers on the zipper will help when opening the bag to access the main compartment.
Other features to look for in a good range bag include strong zippers, multiple zippers, an internal mesh pouch for storing ammunition or cleaning supplies, and an adjustable, fully adjustable, height adjustable shoulder strap. The main compartment should have enough space for most ammunition and cleaning supplies and should be large enough so that all of your handgun accessories, like holsters and holster clips, fit inside. If you plan to use a canteen you will want the main compartment to be larger so that you can easily drink water from your canteen or cooler with ease. You will also want to make sure the top of the canteen has a place for you to insert paper towels to clean your hands on when you are using the canteen. A good quality single pistol range bag can last a long time, which means that you get the best value for the money you spend on the purchase.