3 Firearms. 1 Case. The Safariland 3-Gun Competition Bag.

Open 3 Gun Competition Bag

I love my GORUCK Firearms gear.  A lot (don’t judge me).  My only current issue with it is for 3-Gun.  The Discreet Rifle Case is useless for the shotgun, and necessitates that I carry another bag.  It would be nice to have a single carry solution.

The Safariland 3-Gun Competition Bag retains all of your gear together in one place for range day. This rugged competition case, made from nylon ballistic pack cloth, features closed-cell protective foam padding on the interior pockets to keep your equipment in place and safe from impacts and wear. The features of the 3-Gun Competition Bag include:

  • All Your Competition Gear In 1 Case: Large separate pouches to carry a rifle, shotgun, handgun, and assorted accessories.
  • 3 Methods Of Carry: Adjustable straps to carry like a backpack, over the shoulder, or with luggage-style handles.
  • Zippered Barrel Extension Slot: Pop-out slot on the side of the case allows for use of longer firearms up to 51″.

I realize that this is a much older product from Safariland (looks like it was featured at SHOT in 2011), but they are still selling it and I’ve seen it pop up around the internet (and just in my inbox today).  The price isn’t really that terrible for what all they are advertising it does: $169.

Does anyone here have any experience with this case?  If so, what are your thoughts?  Good case?  Bad case?  Anything you wished it had?

You can see more information about it at: http://www.safariland.com/cases-and-carriers/3-gun-competition-bag-1142019.html



Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he has embraced his inner “Warrior Hippie” and assaults 14er in his sandals and beard, or engages in rucking adventure challenges while consuming craft beer. To fund these adventures, he writes medical software and builds websites and mobile apps. His latest venture is as one of the founders of IronSights.com; a search engine for all things gun related. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.


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  • USMC03Vet

    I use a $20 discrete bat tote bag to carry my rifle, magazines, and ammo. After trying to find a dedicated discrete case option for an affordable price I gave up. Most dedicated firearm bags are hugely overpriced and your magazines won’t melt if they touch each other.

    • Grindstone50k

      But they look *soooo coooool* when you have them in individual pouches!

      • Bill

        letting your magazines touch each other is the firearms equivalent of gay porn

        • Grindstone50k
          • Griz

            Well there goes 30 seconds of my life I will never get back. The crutch thing was funny.

          • Bill

            I’m too terrified to open that link

          • Grindstone50k

            Watch the whole thing, it’s gold.

    • Griz

      I gave up looking for a discreet case that fit my needs. I bought a baseball gear bag from thrift shop and filled it with foam I cut with a razor knife, it now holds 3 AR’s with mags/ammo and it looks full of baseball crap. I was worried about taking gun cases in and out of the condo, but a lot of people around here play softball. Cost me $3.50 for the bag, foam was free saved from throwing away, $1 razor knife, and less than an hour of time.

      • Doc Rader

        You should do a guest post (or an Instructable, or something). It would be good to see some decent DIY ideas.

        • Griz

          It’s nothing special, just a bag with layers of foam cut to fit snug, and with layers cut to hold the AR’s. I can send a few photos if you want but I don’t think it would make a good article.

    • Dan

      “Your magazines won’t melt if they touch each other.” No, but one of mine got pregnant.

  • Spencerhut

    Have had one for several years. Nice bag, gets a tad heavy when filled up. No actual complaints.

  • Bill

    Convenient for thieves. I’ll stick with softball bat bags and hockey bags – I can literally cram all my SRT gear into one 90 pound package that looks like I’m headed for the playoffs and requires a rookie to get in and out of the trunk.