Like the search for the perfect everyday carry gun, the quest for the best range bag is a never-ending one. Part of the difficulty in finding the “best” bag is, of course, because everyone values different features. Size, pockets, capacity, configurability, materials…we all have our own ideas of what a good range bag should have.
All of which is to say that while the Lynx Defense Pistol Range Bag may not your idea of the best range bag on the market, it’s surely someone’s because it ticks off a lot of boxes for most gun owners.
The Lynx Defense Pistol Range Bag is plenty roomy and gives you options as to how to hold and carry your gear. It measures 13″x10″x8″ and there’s enough room to pack it full enough that carrying it will be a chore.
Lynx designed the bag with a dual-zip top flap that pulls open easily. That fully opens the top and gives you complete access to the interior.
Once inside, you’ll see what makes the Pistol Range Bag so configurable. The bag comes with two dividers. Each has Velcro end panels so you can position them anywhere you like.
Lynx sells the dividers separately if you decide you want more than two (Lynx doesn’t recommend that you use more than four). There’s also a removable hard bottom panel that helps the bag keep its shape and protect the contents.
Each panel has a pistol sleeve on one side and elastic magazine loops on the other. Once inserted, that makes easy and efficient to stow and access your gear.
One gripe: Lynx has sewn five loops into the width of each divider panel. Slipping a single stack 1911 magazine in the loops is easy, but getting a double stack mag (that’s a GLOCK 19 magazine, above) in is a pretty tight fit, though doable (see below). I’d rather see four roomier magazine loops than five pretty tight ones.
Once you’ve positioned your divider panels where you want them, the bag holds a lot of gear and makes it easily accessible. It very comfortably holds couple of pistols, the magazines, plenty of ammo, eyes, ears, stickers, a stapler and more.
Both ends have large zippered pouches with a Velcro-equipped quick access sleeve on one end.
There’s a front zip pocket, too, where you’ll find nicely cushioned roll-out range mat. The mat is attached to the interior of the pocket with Velcro, so you can take it out completely if you want.
The Pistol Range Bag is impressively sturdy. The exterior is made of tough 500D Cordura nylon fabric that will stand up to a lot of abrasion and abuse. All of the seams are clean and the stitching is neat and even.
You won’t find any fraying fabric edges inside like you see on cheap big box store range bags. Instead the interior edges of the fabric are taped and stitched. That’s not something you see on cheaper bags. The Pistol Range Bag is obviously built right and made to last.
You can get a Lynx Pistol Range Bag in any one of five colors. This one’s “wolf gray.”
One of the best features of the Lynx Defense Pistol Range Bag is where it’s made…right here in the US. Not only does Lynx sew and assemble them here, but they say the components they use, such as zippers and even thread are also American-made.
The Lynx Pistol Range Bag costs $139. No, that’s not inexpensive, but you can see the quality that goes into that price everywhere you look. You can buy a cheap, imported big box range bag for $40 or $50. That’s up to you. But it won’t have the features or the build quality of the Lynx bag. And it definitely won’t be as durable.