Tactical is practical. Well, lots of times it is. It can be convenient having all of those pockets, clips, buckles, MOLLE connection points, Velcro fields and everything else that goes with a typical tactical style rifle case. But sometimes — lots of times, in fact — there’s zero advantage to advertising who you are and what you’re carrying.
If you’ve ever unloaded your car and dragged all of your gear through a hotel lobby, you know what kind of attention that can elicit from both employees and guests. That’s why keeping things more discreet can be a big plus.
That’s why Lynx Defense offers a couple of rifle cases that don’t announce to all the world that you’re carrying a long gun. That’s a good idea whether you’re checking into a hotel, walking from your car to your apartment, or just leaving your gear in the car for a few minutes while you run into Buc-ee’s for a brisket and egg taco and some Beaver Nuggets.
The Lynx Defense Bronx discreet rifle case is made to blend in and leave people thinking you might only be carrying a guitar or maybe a trade show display of some kind.
The interior of the 36-inch case comfortably holds a single rifle along with some gear. Both the front and back of the case have a sewn-in interior panel — what Lynx describes as Polypropylene Fluted corrugated plastic — that will help protect what you’re carrying.
There’s a removable two compartment pouch on one end that’s secured by some pretty tenacious Velcro.
The pouch will hold as many as three standard 30-round magazines. Or you can fill it with eye and ear protection, gun lube, a stapler, masking tape, whatever you think you’ll be needing at the range.
You could also use that large loop field to mount any other Velcro-equipped gear there such as holsters, an IFAK, whatever.
The tabbed straps used to secure your rifle inside the case are Velcro-backed along their full length and removable.
That lets you position the straps any way you like to best secure your firearm, no matter what kind of gear you may have mounted.
There’s also a large external double-zippered pocket to store shooting gloves, a handgun, more magazines, whatever you need to tote.
Lynx put some thought into carrying the bag, too. There’s an adjustable padded strap that attaches to two offset D-rings on the back of the Bronx case. That makes it easy and comfortable to sling it over a shoulder with the strap across your chest to carry the bag on your back if you have a ways to go.
There’s an extremely sturdy poly seatbelt-style handle on top, along with a couple more D-rings.
The top D-rings let you reposition the carry strap for standard shoulder carry.
You can see and feel the quality of the Bronx rifle case, from the double-stitched, easy-gliding zippers and seams to the sturdy weather-resistant 600 denier fabric to the embroidered logo.
Like all of Lynx Defense’s products, the Bronx is made here in America in their North Carolina facility. That means you’ll pay more — the Bronx is $179 — than you would if the case were made by 8-year-olds in Guangdong. But the thoughtful design and build quality make it worth the added cost.