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We often get asked, “What bag do you recommend for my short barrel rifle (SBR)?” The answer is, of course, it depends. We get the question so much we decided to put together the Ultimate Discreet Gun Case Guide.
After waiting all that time for your SBR Tax Stamp to come in you want to make sure you get a good SBR case to go along with your gun.
SBR Case Appearance
For some, if the case looks cool enough, they will buy it even if it doesn’t fit their needs. But we all know looking cool has nothing to do with transporting your firearm.
What we mean by appearance is the message you’re sending to those around you when you’re carrying. If you are using it to transport your gun to and from the range, a completely tactical rifle case in FDE with all of the molle your heart desires is a great fit.
However, if you plan to carry your rifle in an urban environment, you may want to consider a more discreet rifle case to keep curious onlookers at bay. One with more conventional colors that don’t scream “military” or “tactical” such as gray, black, or blue, to name a few.
Does the bag perform the tasks you need? Does the bag actually fit your rifle? If you have a 10.5″ SBR, then something like The Bureau is ideal because it’s long enough to fit your rifle and doesn’t draw unwanted attention.
SBRs are a unique firearm in that they come in a lot of sizes (7.5″, 8.5″ 10.5″, 11.5″, and more), but it’s essential to have an SBR case that doesn’t serve as a neon sign saying “Look at me! I have a gun in here!” The same sentiment is true if you are running an AR-15 Pistol.
Concealing your SBR should always be a top priority if you carry in places where guns are not common – even if we believe it should be the norm.
What does your SBR case need to hold besides your firearm? If it’s mostly serving as a range bag, you need it to be able to carry ammo, hearing protection, and more.
Make sure you purchase one that fits those needs. If you plan to use your bag to conceal your rifle while you are in the open, it may be important to have a backpack-style SBR bag. Whichever bag you choose, be sure that it will securely hold your SBR.
Features are important but what should you look for?
- Magazine Retention/Storage
- Miscellaneous Storage
- Quality Construction
All of these are important features to consider when you are looking for a case for your short barrel rifle. We make a discreet option and a tactical option for those that are looking for them.
Why a Discreet SBR Case Is Better
Similar to carrying your handgun concealed with an IWB holster, we typically recommend the discreet SBR case option. In today’s world, it’s usually better to go unnoticed, especially if you have a firearm.
Carrying an SBR in a discreet case can be justified in many of the same ways you would justify carrying your pistol concealed instead of open.
The Bureau SBR Case
We designed The Bureau to be a discreet SBR case with appearance, function, and utility in mind to serve our customers best.
This sleek bag is made to transport personal defense weapons and SBRs securely with form and function.
Boasting an internal modular attachment system and zipper pockets, The Bureau can get you and your weapon anywhere without sacrificing storage or style.
The Byte Submachine Gun Case
Suppose you are looking for a gun case with a smaller footprint, just slightly larger than a normal briefcase. Please take a look at our submachine gun soft case, The Byte.