As reported by Officer Kevin Smith and recorded by Dr. Jim & Mary Clary.
USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- How often do you go to the range, and have a rifle bag in one hand, and a couple of pistol pouches in the other? I would have to say this is almost, if not every time.
G-Outdoors Tactical Special Weapons Case
Not only do I go to the range with multiple weapons on my time off, but also while on duty. Almost every shooter, whether they are a novice, a weekend enthusiast, a hunter, or a professional of some sort will go to the range. We have all experienced it, the pain of lugging around an arm full of firearms to enjoy a little time at the range. Some of us even making multiple trips to the car, just to grab some rounds you couldn’t haul with your first trip. I am at the range as often as I can, both to keep my groupings tight for work, and for a little fun on my time off.
But honestly, it gets tiresome trying to load and unload firearms at the range every time I go (And I bet I’m not the only one who feels this way).
Until now, I assumed I would either have to break down and get one of those expensive hard sided, custom cut foam cases (or one of those cases with the little square foam pieces you tear out), or I would just have to continue making multiple trips. That was until I heard about the new case by G-Outdoors. G-outdoors has always blown me away with the way they listen to consumer’s needs, not only do I use the G-Outdoors Tactical Range Backpack “Tall” for work, but now I have a new tool the entire department is itching to get their hands on. The G-Outdoors Tactical Special Weapons Case is a very spacious, well organized, and well developed zippered hard-sided case.
As I have mentioned in previous articles, one of the things that are virtually mandatory for me, and in my profession, is organization. I can’t state this as fact, but with the development and planning at G-outdoors, I tend to believe they have the same irritants as I do. The Tactical Special Weapons Case is by far, the most user-friendly rifle case I have ever owned. With their trademarked Visual I.D. Storage system, it has never been easier to open my weapon case, and know exactly where things should be (I say should be, because it is up to the user to put things in their respective place). The simplicity is not simply having great space and a lot of pockets, G-Outdoors also makes life easier with visual cues. The Visual I.D. Storage system uses markings on specific pockets, to show the user what is intended to be stored in the aforementioned compartment.
I take pride in the tools of my trade; I enjoy having excellent optics, a clean unmolested rifle, magazines that aren’t full of dirt. But in all reality, these things are easy to lose. I hate to admit this, but in the past, I have broken a scope or two, scuffed the bluing on a shotgun, and dropped more magazines in the mud and dirt than I care to admit. Am I saying that all of these could have been avoided with the right gun case? Well, to some extent, yes, because that scope I broke, was mounted on my hunting rifle in a soft case, when it slipped off the truck. The scuffed shotgun, was in a case when the zipper blew out. And the mags, well, I guess a nice case won’t help with butterfingers. Let’s get something straight, I have brought these guns up in this article for a reason, because a case such as the Tactical Special Weapons Case by G-Outdoors may very well have saved me some heartache and money. With the Hard sided 1000 Denier heavy duty material with DuPont™ Teflon® coating, I have been able to comfortably transport weapons on and off duty, without having to worry about harming them. This is especially important, considering these weapons may someday need to save my behind. The other features that have caught my eye are the three removable Hook and loop weapon retainer straps and the three internal, removable AR magazine pouches, which are double pouches, holding a total of 6 magazines. These straps are easily movable, and placement is module, to ensure your weapon is secure and safe. I use two straps to hold my rifle, and the third to secure a pistol (I have not done this on duty, only to the range, so I cannot say if this is an excellent way to transport for long duration).
Let’s go back a little, and discuss those pesky zippers I mentioned earlier. Honestly, I don’t know a heck of a lot about zippers; I only know that excellent zippers have “YKK” stamped on them. I know this for two reasons, one, I have never blown out a YKK zipper, and two, the companies I trust, use them. G-outdoors features one of my favorite zippers on this case, the YKK oversize lockable zipper with self-tracking. This means a few things to me, one, I can keep honest hands off of my weapon while it is locked in the case, and second, I no longer need to worry about ripping a zipper from its track (hallelujah). Not only does G-Outdoors use a great zipper and fastening system for your weapon, but they also cover your gun a step further by covering the zipper on the inside of the case. G-Outdoors has added a 2” padded perimeter lip to the inside of the case, just to make sure your investment doesn’t get scuffed up unintentionally.
The last thing I am going to touch on is the outside of the case. I have had times at the range, where I mistake a buddy’s case as my own, or vice versa. The guys at G-outdoors have added a hook and loop patch on the front of the case, perfect for a nameplate, department identifier, or for the sportsmen out there, a club card. It’s the little features like this that keep me coming back to G-Outdoors, the time, effort, and craftsmanship put into their products, shows they are not only a manufacturer but shooters themselves. For me, the Tactical special weapons case has demonstrated its usefulness and taken its place with my duty gear.
G-Outdoors Tactical Special Weapons Case Specifications:
- Hard-sided 1000 Denier heavy duty material with DuPont Teflon coating
- 3 Removable internal AR magazine storage pouches (Double magazine pouches hold six magazines total)
- Hook and Loop weapon retainer straps
- Visual ID Storage system for quick identification of gear
- YKK Brand oversized self-tracking lockable zippers
- 2” Padded Perimeter lip for added protection near the zippered areas
- Hook and loop area for name or club placard
- GPS-T34SWCB Tactical Special Weapons Case 34”, black
- GPS-T28 SWC Tactical Special Weapons Case 28”, black
- 2018 MSRP: $149.99
To purchase your own G-Outdoor Tactical Special Weapons Case, or to view their other products, visit their website at www.goutdoorsproducts.com/
About Jim and Mary Clary:
Jim and Mary Clary have co-authored over six hundred published articles (and counting) on shooting and hunting. You can read many of them on AmmoLand News.