5.11 Tactical has launched a number of new products for Fall 2019. One that caught my eye was its new Range Master Pack and Bag Collection. The collection features an ultra-customizable storage system, heavy-duty nylon and compression molded EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) polymer construction.

The Range Master Pack and Bag Collection is offered in three sizes: Qualifier, Duffel and Backpack.

The Range Master Pack and Bag Collection is offered in three sizes: Qualifier, Duffel and Backpack. Each style engineered is to fit within the family of Range Master Pouches all of which are designed for pouch-in-pouch organization, stacking, and easy transportation to and from the range. 5.11’s Single Pistol Case and Range Master Pouches are included with each bag and are also available for purchase separately. The Range Master Collection is available in your choice of Slate or Ranger Green.

There are a number of considerations when choosing a range bag. It has to be tough, sturdily constructed and have adequate volume for all the things you will carry with you. It also needs to have the means to segregate the contents and keep them organized, as well as safely stored and protected. With its well though out designs and multiple sizes, the 5.11 Range Master Pack and Bag Collection definitely meets all these requirements.

Range Master Qualifier range bag comes with Single Pistol Case and medium Range Master Pouch.

5.11 provided me with the Range Master Qualifier Set in Ranger Green. The Qualifier is perfectly sized for a full day at the range. The bag measures 9.75″H x 12.5″L x 11.5″D It has a 1647 cubic inch / 27-liter total capacity. It has more than capacity enough to bring you ammo, pistol, holster, belt, eye and hearing protection, and more, without being too big. It fits 5.11’s Single Pistol Case and medium Range Master Pouch, which are included. As the name Qualifier implies, it is the ideally sized range bag for handgun qualifications. Now let’s take a look at the features.

The Qualifier is a padded duffle with top-lid opening. It features 5.11’s signature Center Line™ design. The main body is 500D nylon. It has a 1680D polyester lid with a compression molded EVA top lid with internal org and hook and loop for an external organizational or name tape. The lid has lockable YKK® zipper closure, as does the included Single Pistol Case. The zippers are equipped with zipper pulls.

Range Master Qualifier with included pouches inside.

The Qualifier has an external nylon web MOLLE attachment to allow you to customize your setup, as well as a rear slip pocket. There are elastic bands on the inside sides to hold the Single Pistol Case. The Qualifier has reinforced nylon webbing side handles with gear loops, a nylon webbing top carry handle with padded handle and removable shoulder strap. The shoulder strap is equipped with a shoulder pad. There are also adjustable nylon web front and back straps with UTX® side-squeeze Duraflex™ buckles for targets or compression. The straps can also connect at the bottom for additional cargo.

The bottom of the Qualifier has EVA for rigidity.  It is covered by 500D nylon. I would have preferred a rubberized and/or higher denier / heavier nylon on the bottom exterior than 500D, but then I tend to be rough on gear.

Range Master Qualifier features very well thought out design..

To sum it all up, the 5.11 Tactical Range Master Qualifier is an outstanding range bag. It features a very well thought out design. Workmanship on the sample provided to me was excellent. MSRP is $129.99. It is imported.

Material Disclosure

I received this product as a courtesy from the manufacturer via Spotter Up so I could test it and give my honest feedback. I am not bound by any written, verbal, or implied contract to give this product a good review. All opinions are my own and are based off my personal experience with the product.

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By Eugene Nielsen

Eugene Nielsen provides intelligence and security consulting services. He has a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California. His byline has appeared in numerous national and international journals and magazines.

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