Have you ever wondered how to haul all that gear around? I’ll cover a couple of solutions in this tip blog.
I personally use an Eberlestock bag. The model I have found that works best for 3-gun is the Phantom bag. The bag has a large backpack with a removeable rifle sheath. The important part of this bag is that It allows a separate sheath for the shotgun to be placed in between the rifle sheath and the backpack. This keeps the weight balanced in the middle as opposed to putting a shotgun sheath on one side or the other.
I have my cleats in one side of the outer backpack pockets, and knee and elbow pads on the opposite pocket. In the large middle area I have two mesh bags, one for rifle accessories and one for shotgun accesories. I also have a padded bag for my pistol. This area is large enough to accomodate all three bags, as well as the ammo i need for one day’s shooting. I have a seperate ammo box that I use for the entire amount of ammo I need for the match, as I usually double all ammo counts for the match. (Sometimes you have to reshoot stages….sometimes you miss!) http://www.eberlestock.com/Phantom%20Backpack.htm
Another popular choice is the Safariland 3 Gun bag. It looks more like a traditional long gun soft case, but Safariland has detailed this bag for the 3 gunner. There are two long gun slots and there are external pouches for the handgun and accessories. This pack also comes with backpack straps. http://www.safariland.com/DutyGear/product.aspx?pid=4552
As far as ammo goes, you can usually fit enough for the day in either of the packs, or just bring an ammo box. Both of these packs are supplemented with the range cart or POLARIS RAZR!! See you at the range!
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