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Every Gun Guy Needs a Backpack

It's Almost a Requirement

Over the years I've carried just about every kind of bag imaginable to the shooting range or gun shows, and I can tell you right now, there is no substitute for a good, very sturdy, well designed backpack. Those shoulder straps come in handy when you need your hands free.

Colt Mustang 380 laying on Tumi backpack

After a lot of trial and error, I ended up with a Tumi backpack and it's perfect! Whether I'm out for a trip to the shooting range, attending a gun show or just stowing some backup gear in my truck, this one fits the bill.

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TUMI Backpack

No Matter What You Call It!

Bug-Out Bag, Range Bag, Man Bag, Gun Bag or just my backpack, everyone needs one. What guys keep in their bag varies a lot. Here are just a few quick examples of things some guys stock their backpack with.

  • First Aid Kit
  • Flashlight
  • 1 or 2 Extra Guns
  • Magazines or Speed Loaders
  • Ammo
  • MREs
  • Small Tool Kit

G.O.O.D. = Get Out Of Dodge

My backpack pictured here, has an external pocket for a water bottle. That tall pocket comes in handy often, even when I don't have a water bottle in there. It also has two heavy reinforcement bands sewn into the circumference top-to-bottom inline with the shoulder straps, a feature that made this particular bag stand out to me.

Ballistic Nylon

Although ballistic nylon was originally created and used in flak jackets, its durability and cutting resistance have made it useful for non-combat applications. It can be found in backpacks, luggage, belts and straps, motorcycle jackets, watch bands, and knife sheaths. It can also be used for structural purposes, such as on skin-on-frame kayaks.

What's heavier than a backpack full of old guns? A backpack full of ammo.

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