The “Shoulder Saver” – Allen Introduces Eliminator Shooter’s Backpack

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Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoy the “range bags” that are just now a dime a dozen. The single-strap “standard pattern” (my label, not industry’s) has performed and will continue to perform well. Unfortunately, when loaded down for the range, it becomes a real bear to lug around. The single strap just does not distribute weight well when loaded for a 3-gun match with 100+ shells, 200+ rounds of 9mm, extra pouches, tools, food, etc, etc.

Looking to offer a solution to the weight issue is Allen Company, a Colorado-based manufacturer of “value and quality” goods for the shooting industry (they black-label manufacture soft goods for companies such as Ruger). Allen Company has announced the release of their “Eliminator Shooter’s Backpack” which is purpose-designed for range-goers.

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As one would expect for a range-oriented bag, the Eliminator is replete with pockets, storage, and organization inserts:

  • · 2 Main Compartments to Isolate Ammo and Heavy Items from Lighter Fragile Items
  • · Padded Soft-Pockets for Electronics like Tablets, Smart Devices, Wind Meters, etc.
  • · Tethering Clasps for Safely Securing Eye/ Ear Protection Away from Bulky Items
  • · Stand-up Design with Molded Bottom to Protect Gear from Wet/ Icy Weather
  • · Multitude of Storage Compartments in Custom Sizes and Purpose-Driven Locations

The Eliminator is formally rated as a 47L, or 2300 cubic inch capacity bag. Dimensions are 14″ x 22″ x 10″. Retail price is set at $105. The bag is available only as a single color which is a combination of grey, black, and bright orange.



Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • Tierlieb

    Wow, a backpack to put stuff in! What will they come up with next?

    • Spencerhut

      Beer in cans . . . or dare I say brown glass bottles . . .

    • Some are better than others——-

    • noob

      With a byline like “the shoulder saver” I was expecting extra padding and a grippy surface on the straps so you could use the backpack straps as a recoil pad when out hunting.

  • Limonata

    You can purchase camera bags that will give you the same pockets and load bearing straps for half the price. No gotta have features here.

    • CS

      You can, but Camera Bags are often poorly constructed.

      • m-cameron

        ummm…..no…..no they arent….people dont put $5K worth of camera equipment in poorly constructed bags

        dont buy them at walmart and you wont have a problem

        • raz-0

          Yeah, but the good ones aren’t the ones you pick up for $50. Unless you go searching out some of the knockoffs of higher end bags where the construction is still decent and the knockoff nature limits their demand somewhat.

      • iksnilol

        You do know that a run of the mill pro camera is more than an AR with ACOG?

  • Volk

    A more tactful name wouldn’t hurt.

    • Vitsaus

      Shame is a powerful motivator.

  • John E Davies

    I would like to know what kind of zippers, how big they are, what material and weight the fabric is, double stitching …. you know, real information. Most range bags are 99.9% crap.

  • john huscio

    Kelty MAP 3500 FTW

  • MeaCulpa

    Does it have a waist/hip strap? If I’m lugging something heavy on my back I’m not going to put the weight on my shoulders unless I’m forced to do so.

  • HARDSHELL

    the great design and also useful….big pockets good capacity. Overall a good bag for tactical use.

  • HARDSHELL

    nice bag…good stuff…:-)