A month ago a company called Exos-Gear got a hold of us and asked if we’d be willing to give their Bravo Series bag a try. I love doing this kind of thing, especially because I love sharing my experiences, and in this case it’s positive. Exos-Gear sent me one of their Bravo Series in Olive Drab for testing, and I figured the best use for it immediately would be for use as a range bag. So let’s get through some of the preliminary stuff first.
If there’s ever one truthful thing to say about a career in Law Enforcement, it has to be that this is an ever evolving profession, both on a conceptual level and a personal one. I found myself with a different duty assignment several years into my career and found myself transitioning out of patrol and into a more specialized position. I found it was a change I needed quite a bit and afterwards I wished it would have happened sooner. In the new position I found a new need to carry some of my gear, namely my customized AR15 patrol rifle, in a more compact and discreet manner. I no longer needed it ready to go at a moment’s notice, but still wanted to have it nearby in case ‘the big one’ were to happen during my shift. Enter the Galati Gear Discreet Case.
At one point I found myself looking for a small, easy to carry, general purpose gear/range bag and had a look around at some of the offerings. Maxpedition came up in my searching and I started looking at packs they offer. They have a wide and diverse range of packs and accessories available. I settled on the Maxpedition Lunada Gearslinger as the size and features seemed to loosely fit my list of requirements of a range bag. It was reasonably compact but big enough for a box of ammunition and some hearing protection.
About a year ago I was preparing for the 2012 Sniper’s Hide Cup in Douglas, Wyoming. I knew I needed a decent field pack for the event so I started doing some research. I had heard Eberlestock’s name many times. Their packs with built in scabbards are quite popular in the precision shooting crowd. Ironically, the scabbard is the one feature of the Eberlestock packs that I wasn’t very enamored with. I did some searching around on the Eberlestock site and landed on the X4 HiSpeed pack. This is essentially a spinoff of their popular X3 LoDrag pack, minus the scabbard option. Just what I was looking for!
When talking about drag bags for precision rifles, one name is typically the first to be shouted out…Tactical Operations. Tactical Operations, or TacOps, as they are often called, is based in California and not only do they produce some of the finest rifles in the world but the accessories to compliment them. The TacOps Drag Bag is synonymous with the term quality and for good reason. These bags are extremely well made and the level of detail that went into their design is present in every aspect of the bag’s construction and design.