Upcoming Gear: GORUCK Firearm Cases

    Some of you may be familiar with GORUCK packs. Albeit pricey, they are some of the most well made packs I have had the pleasure to abuse. They are also 100% made here in the USA.

    Not content with just making backpacks to hold your stuff (and survive GORUCK Challenge Events), they are making a push into the “Firearms Gear” market. The gear is made to be a modular, Velcro based system of pouches inside a carrier shell. One of the big problems they are trying to solve is the “gypsy camp” that tends to happen inside gear bags, which I am totally guilty of. They also have a lifetime guarantee on their gear (and they are not kidding about this), which interests me since I have destroyed 3 different range bags in my shooting career.

    The catch is that they are doing the first run of gear as a “pre-order” to gauge interest (so it could become commonplace, or never again seen). The three main components that they are offering are:

    • Pistol Rug
    • Pistol Case
    • Rifle Case

    The Pistol Rug is a minimalist case for a day at the range. The Pistol Case is quite a bit larger and is designed to hold more ammo and accessories for storage as well as range days. And the Rifle Case is a discreet carry case for a broken down rifle (while also holding gear and ammo for a storage and range time).

    Yes, they are pricey, but I can personally attest to the quality and workmanship of the gear. And dozens of people can vouch for the guarantee policy of their other gear.

    • Pistol Rug: $185
    • Pistol Case: $325
    • Rifle Case: $365

    If you are willing to take the chance on some solidly built, USA constructed range gear, head over to their store and give it a try (the pre-order ends on September 1st). And even if you don’t buy anything, the explanation videos are humorous.

    I have a full set (a.k.a the “Everything Bundle”) on order for a full review and photo shoot, so stay tuned.

    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 teaches wilderness medicine and writes for a number of publications, including The Prepared, a site devoted to self-preparedness. 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.

    You can reach him at tom.r AT thefirearmblog.com


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