7 Things To Consider When Buying a Soft Rifle Case

One of our favorite parts of running Lynx Defense is getting to talk to our customers because we share two passions: guns and high-quality, American-made gun cases and gear. Recently, a fan asked on Instagram which bag is better – the discreet case or a soft tactical rifle case?

That’s a great question and one that comes up a lot. And the truth is, there’s no right or wrong answer. Both cases are well-made and designed to take care of your rifles while in transport. For the most part, our customers use our gun cases to house multiple AR15’s so double gun cases are a great fit.

Before you checkout, consider these seven things when deciding which Lynx Defense soft rifle case meets your needs.

1. How much gear do you have

Are you a light packer when it comes to your range bag? Or do you want to be prepared for any situation? Think about what goes into your kit on a regular basis. Maybe even collect it all in one spot to get a visual for how much space it takes up.

From there, you can determine which size bag you need. Do you have hearing protection or other important range bag gear that needs to be carried to the range?

2. Future AR-15 purchase plans

Are you planning on adding an AR to your line up in the near future? If so, the tactical rifle cases may make transporting your firearms to and from the range more convenient. We offer two sizes to meet your needs — 36″ rifle case and 42″ rifle case.

Our double gun soft rifle cases are some of the highest quality and most revered cases on the market today. We work extremely hard to put out great cases and we really believe when it comes to quality rifle cases, we are the best in the industry. But don’t take our word for it, see what our customers are saying.

3. How important is padding?

When thinking about transporting your firearms, do you like the peace of mind of extra padding to keep your weapon in pristine condition? Or do you want to maximize utility and get as much gear in your bag as possible? Consider your carrying habits and let those inform your purchase.

All of our cases come with plenty of padding so any choice you make will be a good one. Padding isn’t an after thought for our soft rifle case design, it’s what we build our cases around because we know how important protecting your AR-15 rifle is.

If you need a heavy duty rifle case then you have come to the right place.

4. Will you use the removable gun mat?

One of the defining features of our soft rifle case is the removable gun/shooting mat. This mat is perfect for cleaning, laying out your gear at the range, or using as a barrier between you and the ground in prone shooting positions.

If a gun mat is not something you think will benefit you, a discreet rifle case may be the best option for you. 

5. Do you need a Lockable Zipper?

Our zipper are extremely durable with our all metal zipper pull you won’t have any issue with it breaking easily. If you are in need of a soft rifle case that locks, look no further. Our rifle cases allow you to run a gun lock through the eye of the zipper pull to secure your long gun with ease.

6. How many rifles do you carry?

Our double tactical rifle case is the way to go if you plan to carry more than just one AR-15 to the range. So pull your rifle out of your gun safes and put it in our rifle bag and get to the range!

7. How will you carry your gun case?

Having a rifle gun case is important but how you plan to carry it is the most important part. Soft gun cases can typically be carried a number of ways. Typically there is a carry handle that allows you to grab it and carry it by the handle easily. But if you need your arms and hands for other reasons you may what a long gun case with a shoulder strap or even backpack style straps.

Our tactical rifle bags as well as our discreet rifle cases offer these options. The backpack style straps are apart of our tactical rifle case line and the should straps are apart of our discreet carry line.

Ready to make a decision? Check out all of our Lynx Defense rifle bags here.

3 replies on “7 Things To Consider When Buying a Soft Rifle Case

  • Lorin Greenstein

    There should be one more thing to think about – WEIGHT – The other day I was at the range and a shooter came in toting a case that was so full of “STUFF” he could barely lift it onto the table. You should add when you get all your gear together to see it, also put it all together and lift it.

  • justin bass

    I really like my soft cases over any of my hard cases. A feature that I really like is when it has backpack straps on it. It help big time if you have a way to walk to your range or going out hunting.


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