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Tactical Operations Gen 5 Plus Drag Bag — Designed by Snipers for Snipers

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Tac Ops X-Ray 51 in Tac Ops Gen 5 Plus Drag Bag

Tactical Operations, Inc. (Tac Ops) of Beverly Hills, California, is best known for its outstanding precision rifles and suppressors, both of which are in use by elite units worldwide. Tac Ops also makes one of the best drag bags on the market, now in its fifth generation.

Mike Rescigno, the head honcho at Tac Ops, is a perfectionist. I’ve known Mike for over 20 years. Tac Ops precision rifles are the best of the very best. Mike apprenticed under Freddy Brunner, a Master Gunsmith from the old school. Tac Ops guarantees its rifles to shoot one-quarter MOA or better.

Tac Ops Gen 5 Plus Drag Bag front view.

Way back in 2000, while at Angeles Shooting Ranges in Los Angeles, California with Mike, I witnessed him shoot a three-shot one-hole group at 100 yards that had an extreme spread measuring 0.343-inch and 0.065-inch center-to-center. That translates to one-sixteenth MOA. The group was shot from sandbags using a Tac Ops Tango 51 with a Tac Ops 30 suppressor shooting Federal Gold Medal® .308 Win 168-gr Sierra® MatchKing BTHP. It was also witnessed and measured by the Rangemaster, Kevin Jordan. Mike is an outstanding marksman but it’s also a testament to the capabilities of Tac Ops precision rifles.

The Tac Ops Gen 5 Plus Drag Bag has evolved over many years based on input from operators from the field. Considerable thought and real-world experience went into its design.

Tac Ops Gen 5 Plus Drag Bag is the most full-featured drag bag available. It exhibits the attention to detail and unbeatable quality that Tac Ops is known for. It’s a completely self-contained system designed specifically to meet the needs of the tactical sniper.

Tac Ops Gen 5 Drag Bag is available in four lengths Short; Large,. Extra Large (XL), and Double Extra Large (XXL). The Short Drag Bag will accommodate rifles with large “tactical” stocks and scopes up to 43 inches overall length (OAL) .The Large Drag Bag will carry rifles up to and including 51 inches OAL. The XL Drag Bag will accommodate rifles up to and including 61 inches OAL and the XXL Drag Bag will accommodate rifles up to 75 inches OAL.

Tac Ops Gen 5 Plus Drag Bag rear view.

Build quality is outstanding, which is to be expected considering that it’s a Tac Ops product. Tac Ops Gen 5 Plus Drag Bag is constructed of rugged 1000 Denier Cordura® nylon and heavy-duty nylon webbing. All stitching is mil-spec. The bag is well-padded using heavy-duty closed-cell foam to fully protect your rifle, optics and other gear when moving into position. Tac Ops Gen 5 Drag Bag is built to take a beating and provide maximum protection.

The large main compartment features a fully-padded muzzle pocket, dual rifle hold-down straps with ITW Fastex® buckles, a full-length cleaning rod pocket with snap-closure along the “spine” of the bag, and a large zippered pocket. It has a heavy-duty #10 double pull zipper with parachute cord pulls. Heavy-duty snaps around the zipper closure provide added security.

A large outer pocket on the butt end features dual hold-down straps with ITW Fastex buckles, black oxide-finished stainless steel grommet drain holes, and a full-size “slash” zippered outside pocket with a heavy-duty #10 single pull zipper with parachute cord pull.

A second large outer pocket located at mid-bag features dual hold-down straps with heavy-duty ITW Fastex buckles, black oxide-finished stainless steel grommet drain holes, and slits for routing a hydration tube (hydration tube and bladder not included). The second out large pocket also has a hidden zippered pocket sewn inside that’s easily missed.

Tac Ops Gen 5 Plus Drag Bag rear pocket (shown open) and suppressor pocket.

A padded suppressor pocket is located between the two large outer pockets. It is fully-padded and has ITW Fastex buckle closure

Tac Ops Gen 5 Plus Drag Bag comes with a fully-padded hide-away shooting mat that measures approximately 48 inches by 25 inches. It stores in its own special pocket on the rear of drag bag. The pocket features VELCRO® closure on pocket flap. Tension straps with ITW Fastex buckles located on shooting mat pocket keep the pocket from opening under carry tension.

Tac Ops Gen 5 Plus Drag Bag is equipped with detachable adjustable, hide-away backpack straps. The straps are fully padded for comfort. The backpack straps are store in pocket on the rear of drag bag, that also features VELCRO closure on pocket flap

Unlike most of the drag bags on the market, which have poorly located carry handles that result in unbalanced carry. Tac Ops Gen 5 Plus Drag Bag is equipped with correctly-located carry handles for balanced level-carry. There’s also a pull/drag handle at the muzzle end, as well as a removable nose cone/cap (designed to protect the bag when being dragged) equipped with a jumbo-size ITW Fastex buckle.

Tac Ops Gen 5 Drag Bag is currently being used by law enforcement and military snipers around the globe. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Enforcement Bureau (LASD SEB) Special Weapons Team is one of the agencies using Tac Ops drag bags, as is a US military SOF unit that wishes to remain anonymous. The LASD SEB has also been using Tac Ops precision rifles and suppressors for over two decades.

I don’t think that you will find a better all-around drag bag than Tac Ops Gen 5 Plus Drag Bag. Ir was designed by snipers for snipers and built for a lifetime of rugged use. It’s an outstanding piece of kit that won’t fail you. I was provided with one a few years back. While individual needs will vary, I can’t think of anything offhand that i would change on it. 

Tac Ops Gen 5 Plus Drag Bag hide-away shooting mat.

Tac Ops Gen 5 Plus Drag Bag is manufactured in Los Angeles, California using US-made components and is Berry Compliant. It is available standard in Olive Drab, MultiCam®, Coyote Brown, Tan and Black. Other colors are available on special order. Pricing on request.

Material Disclosure

I received this product as a courtesy from the manufacturer 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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Three-shot one-hole (1/16th MOA) group shot at 100 yards by Mike Rescigno using a Tac Ops Tango 51 with a Tac Ops 30 suppressor and 168-gr Fed Match. Target was signed by Rangemaster who witnessed and measured group.

Photos courtesy Tactical Operations, Inc.

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