When traveling to the range I like to keep the number of items I have to carry to a minimum.  I have used a hard shell rifle case for a number of years for traveling with my rifle and also for local range trips.  I recently decided that I wanted something lighter and easier to carry from the car to the shooting position. I looked around and came across a familiar name in the nylon gear industry, Elite Survival Systems.  I have been using their gear since back when they went by the name Assault Systems name.  I ordered one of their Assault Systems AR rifle cases and received it within a few days.

The first thing that I noticed is the heavy duty feel of the nylon and the protective feeling of the closed foam.  The case comes with an adjustable shoulder strap, with a nonslip pad, and wrap around carrying handles. The zipper runs down from the spine and along the full length of the case on one side for easy access to your rifle.  I don’t run any optics on my rifle but there is ample room inside to accommodate just about any optics and accessories that a shooter might run on their rifle. On the outside of the case, there are five pockets with Velcro closures that will accommodate magazines (steel or Pmags) and a long pocket with a Velcro closure that’s good for cleaning gear and miscellaneous tools for the range.  I’ve had a few opportunities to get out and use the case since I got it and it fits the bill for my needs.

They come in a variety of sizes and colors to fit just about anyone’s needs. Details from the Elite Survival Systems website about the case are as follows:

  • The original Assault Systems Cases
  • 1000 denier nylon construction
  • Heavy, 1″ foam padding protects the weapon
  • Up to six magazine pouches with velcro closures
  • Large accessory pocket with velcro closure
  • Inside flap protects zipper
  • Includes 2″ padded shoulder strap
  • Size 4 measures 8.5″ in height; all other sizes measure 10.5″ in height

Assault Systems rifle cases are available in black, olive drab, coyote tan, and select sizes of MultiCam®

Made in the USA


Author  – Art Dorst is the owner of A. Dorst Consulting & Training Services and is a Senior Consultant for LaSorsa & Associates.  He served in the U.S. Navy and  Army National Guard, and is a retired municipal Police Officer, NRA Instructor, and is currently a security provider/trainer.