Grey Ghost Gear (GGG) is one part of the strategic triumvirate that also features Grey Ghost Precision (GGP) and Tactical Tailor. While GGP deals in lead-slinging hardware and Tactical Tailor knocks out mind-boggling amounts of gear tailor-made for warfighters, GGG has a somewhat smaller scope. To me, the result of this focus is GGG having an even greater level of thought and engineering going into every single product. This shows up in the details of an item, such as their Grey Ghost Range Bag.
First, the tale of the tape. GGG’s range bag measures in at 12″ high x 14″ wide x 8.5″ deep, for a very grand total of 1428 cubic inches. I’ve lived out of bags not much bigger than that. Material used for construction is 500d nylon Cordura, with the heavily applied stitching. The strap is both wide and padded, making the trek to your shooting spot a lot more comfortable.
When I first started piling goodies into GGG’s range bag, I felt like the sides were a little too weak as they kept leaning in towards the middle. Soon I realized the bag was far bigger than it seemed at first blush. After tossing in some extra ear pro, binoculars and a notebook, the range bag extended to its full width and started to look partially full. The vinyl covered side pocket has a zipper that encompasses nearly all 360°, letting you drop the whole thing down like a little workstation (see picture below). A powerful rare-earth magnet is hidden in the middle of the flap, keeping any small metal objects from being lost should you use this area for weapons maintenance or small parts assembly.
The inside of the bag has a generous amount of “hook and loop” material, known colloquially to most of the developed world as velcro. I used a Vertx Tactigami multi-purpose holster to affix my Remington R1 (1911 pattern) handgun to the inner wall of the range bag. For keeping my handgun from bouncing around, banging into my suppressor and whatever else happens to be coming to the range with me, this is a great solution.
Aside from everything I’ve discussed above, Grey Ghost Gear’s range bag also has modular divider panels you can place where you like, separating the main compartment into half or thirds as you see fit. Small pockets and mesh pouches are found just about everywhere, even on the underside of the top strip of fabric.
All told, there are more pockets and storage spaces available than I have had cause to use. To me, this says it’s time to beef up my to-go kit with a few more tools, cleaning kits and creature comforts. I have many, many backpacks, range bags and tactical gear haulers. Call it a perk of the job. Over the course of a few days Gray Ghost Gear’s range bag went from “product I’m enthusiastic about reviewing” to “my go-to range bag.” While a few trips to the pit can’t speak to a product’s longevity and durability, they can speak to an excellent design. I’ll continue using and abusing GGG’s range bag, so expect to see more of this excellent design down the road. In the meantime, check out Grey Ghost Gear’s site here. The range bag retails for $171. I’m a believer in “buy once, cry once”, this range bag definitely falls into that category. Yes it is pricey, yes it is built to last. Check it out!