Carrying a rifle discreetly is as simple as blending in. A variety of manufacturers offer discreet carry bags that look like ordinary backpacks or gym bags yet hold a long gun.
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Here are six carry bags that allow you to hide your rifle in plain sight.
5.11 Tactical COVRT M4
The COVRT M4 from 5.11 Tactical is designed to fit an M4 with the stock collapsed (up to 34 inches long) in its main compartment. The internal foam protects the weapon components while a padded muzzle cap and retention straps ensure the weapon remains stable in the bag. It uses a cross-sling strap for shoulder carry and has carry handles. (511tactical.com; 866-451-1726)
BlackHawk Diversion Board Pack
The BlackHawk Diversion Board Pack is made of tough 420-denier nylon and allows a users to discreetly carry a disassembled AR or a rifle with the stock folded up to 29 inches in length. The pack is padded and features retention straps and muzzle retainer to keep the weapon in place when the bag is in use. The interior has webbing to attach holsters, pouches and other accessories. (blackhawk.com; 800-379-1732)
Elite Survival Systems Covert Operations
This case is available in eight sizes and uses closed-cell foam to protect guns from 16 to 41 inches long. Its interchangeable mag pouches can hold up to six 30-round mags. Available in black, the case is made of tough 1000-denier nylon, uses heavy-duty zippers and is guaranteed for life. (elitesurvival.com; 866-340-2778)
FirstSpear Noveske Discreet Backpack
FirstSpear designed the Discreet Backpack at the request of Noveske Rifleworks. It can accommodate weapons collapsed or broken down to under 28 inches. The First Spear Noveske Discreet Backpack also has a softer appearance so it looks like an ordinary backpack, and it comes in a variety of colors. You will look like you are come home from the gym, not the gun range. (first-spear.com; 636-349-4820)
Sneakybags Covert Rifle Bag
The Covert Rifle Bag looks like it could hold sports equipment, but the interior accommodates rifle parts or fully assembled rifles up to 36 inches in length. Constructed of rugged 1,000-denier Cordura nylon, the bag can be carried sling style or like a backpack. A plastic insert at the bottom of the bag protects against sharp pieces of equipment so they won’t tear through. (sneakybags.com; 727-228-4520)
Discreet and secure, the Vanquest RACKIT-36 bag features a main compartment that will hold a rifle up to 36 inches in length. The padding inside the bag is designed to reduce the print of the weapon when it transit. Made of military-grade 1,000-denier Cordura nylon, the RACKIT-36 rifle bag can take abuse and still be discreet. (vanquest.com; 949-216-8880)