I ran across the First Tactical folks at the Boulder Gun Range and took a real liking to their pack and rifle sleeve arrangement. The pack is First Tactical’s TACTIX pack. It has some very nice features that I’ll list below

  • Fleece-lined hammock eyewear pocket
  • HD spacer mesh with dual density foam shoulder straps and back panel.
    • Positional shoulder straps.
    • Removable internal backboard with posture-conforming aluminum stay may be used as splint, shovel or paddle.
    • Interior dual use hook/loop and web platform for unlimited pouch placement.
      • Concealed drop pocket with hook/loop lining for utility pouch or holster
        • Divided front stash pocket for longer items
          • Repositionable or removable compression straps with side release buckles
            • First Tactical’s Hook & Hang Thru™ System
              • Lynx™ Laser Cut Platform compatible with MOLLE/PALS

I got Cory with First Tactical to model the arrangement for me…


Rifle sleeves are available in 36”, 42”, and 50”. The entire arrangement is very stable and we did spend some time attempting to destabilize it. My overall impression is excellent kit that is well thought-out with lots of usable features and no frills or fluff. The TA

The pack retails for $179.99 and is available in three colors black, coyote and OD Green. The sleeves sell in matching color for $59.99, $69.99 and $79.99 respectively. For an investment of $250, or less, you get 2470 cubic inches of internal capacity with 500D and 1000D nylon construction and a rifle sleeve of your choosing. Now you’re in business, with some great kit. Check it out!

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