Thu. Nov 14th, 2019

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Propper Range Bag

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I have a bag addiction somewhat like I have a holster addiction.  I am constantly looking for the right size, style, color, or reason for a new bag.  Range bags are no different.  I need a bigger one, but not too big.  I need one that doesn’t cost too much, but it needs to hold up to the abuse of throwing it in the truck or stuffing it full of too much gear.  This one is too “tactical” but this one doesn’t have enough Velcro for all my morale patches!!

Enter the Propper Range bag.  I grabbed this guy after an increasing interest in Propper gear.  I have noticed a significant increase in quality in Propper gear over the last couple of years and this bag looked like something that would work out great for my current needs.  I needed something a little bigger than my no name bag I had been using, but I didn’t need a behemoth.  I needed something with more organization, durable and, it had to be affordable.

Propper tells me from their website that the Range Bag sports the following specs:

  • MOLLE compatible webbing for customization
  • Padded on all sides for increased protection and rigidity
  • Front pocket contains six pistol magazine slots
  • Rear pocket contains loop field and removable fold out mat
  • Free removable hook and loop organizer panel
  • Padded adjustable shoulder strap
  • Includes two adjustable internal dividers
  • Contrast lining
  • 10″ H x 15″ W x 9″ D
  • 100% polyester

Things I liked:

I gotta say, I like the way it looks.  I mean, that’s what the designers where hoping for right?  It’s not busy or full of extra stuff hanging off of it.  It’s streamlined.  The straps and handles are solid and well made with reinforced stitching.  The zippers pull easy with no snags and the zipper pulls have comfy rubber grips.

On the inside you have adjustable dividers to customize your storage.  That works well for making the bag your own.  The contrasted liner is a nice touch I didn’t know I needed.  No more black holes hiding your gear.  It has a very adequate amount of magazine holders, 6 actually.  And, the MOLLE webbing on the side made a perfect spot for a trauma kit.

Things that I didn’t like:

There are not a lot of things I didn’t like.  And the gripes I have are really not deal breakers.  First, the color choices aren’t very creative:  Black or Olive.  So, you won’t be hiding the fact that this is a range bag if it’s sitting in your backseat.  The comfy zipper pulls I mentioned in the above paragraph are not on ALL the zippers.  I’m more confused by this than I am unhappy.  It’s a good feature; they should include it on all the zippers.   The elastic “pen holders” or “gear keepers” are a little useless in my opinion.  Knives or other items with clips can be used in it. I like the idea, but not sure what to do with them.  It might be a better with just some Velcro for more customization.

Overall:

Cost 5/5

Comfort 4/5

Durability 4/5

Functionality 4/5

Propper is turning out some good stuff these days.  This Range Bag is another good example of that.  Whether you are a weekend shooter, a competitor, or you need something for duty gear; I would have no problem reaching for this bag to do the job.  I’m happy to keep it loaded down with my essential range gear and just grab and go when I get the chance to go!

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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