Simple, compact, and handy are the best ways to describe the Uncle Mike’s Range Bag. This moderate sized bag is made from Ripstop nylon for increased durability and nylon is already water-resistant. This range bag is best suited for handgun shooters who want a single bag to tote everything. It perfectly accommodates a full-sized handgun, a couple hundred rounds of ammo, ear and eye pro, magazines, a holster, a cleaning kit and more. The Uncle Mike’s Range Bag could be used with rifles and shotguns, but is a bit small to carry multiple pieces of gear for multiple guns.
The Rundown on Uncle Mike’s Range Bag
Instead of being a big ol beast it’s lighter, smaller and easier to store and carry. The bag is one large main pouch with two mini pouches on the outside. Uncle Mike’s Range Bag has two internal pouches to separate gear, and a few mini pouches for smaller gear. This keeps things organized and makes small gear hard to lose.
The top is a larger dual zipper opening that’s wide enough to pull out all the big gear without issue. I like this wide opening because it allows me to see inside the bag for what I need. This keeps me from having to pull everything out to get something like an extra pair of eye pro. Included with the bag is a fleece lined pistol sleeve, which doubles as a handy cleaning mat.
Finally, the bag itself is padded on the bottom and sides. This gives you that hair of extra protection when transporting guns, ammo, electronics and more.
For the sake of this review, I stuffed the bag with a wide variety of different gear to see just how large a load it could handle. I packed in tons of ammo, rifle mags, handgun mags, flashlights, knives, ear and eye protection, and just anything that was quasi-gun related I had on hand. The result was a very heavy, and well-filled bag. The Uncle Mike’s Range bag bulged at the sides but it didn’t rip when lifted and carried. While it’s made to be compact you can toss a lot of gear in there if you want to.
As a firearms writer I pack some very random gear on my range trips. Guns and ammo sure, but also note taking gear, a camera and tripod, a shot timer, and sometimes a tablet or laptop. There is plenty of room for my junk, and more if I choose. As long as you aren’t a dedicated 3 gunner this bag is going to suit 99% of shooters.
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*Originally published on the Crate Club Knowledgebase