re-purposed go bag


I recently acquired a 5.11 Tactical Active Shooter Bail Out Bag at a Tactical Officers Conference (gotta LOVE conference SWAG and this was a good one). 5.11’s description of the bag is:

Designed for the Active Shooter Response Teams, the 5.11 Bail Out Bag features tough 1050D nylon body fabric construction that delivers extreme versatility. While staying close to the body, the Bail Out Bag provides users with easy access to all its compartments while still being compact enough to deploy from a vehicle. The Front Mag pockets hold up to 6 AR magazines with the side utility pocket designed with web platforms. You can rest assured that the 5.11 Bail Out Bag will have all the room you need for easy deployment.

While I’m not in a job position where I would be deploying an active shooter bag, I recently packed it as a range bag for a day of training:

I managed to pack the following stuff into this bag:

  • 7- Ar magazines. The exterior pockets are designed to hold 2 mags apiece, but you can manage 3 in a pinch.
  • Shot Timer
  • Bottles of Oil and Solvent
  • Ear Muffs (inside)
  • 2 Cleaning kit bags
  • Zip Lock bag w/bore snake and 2 cleaning cloths
  • staple gun
  • 100 rnds .40 S&W
  • 150 rnds .223
  • A second pair of muffs and gloves clipped to the shoulder strap

 So far, so good. It looks like this bag has found a new purpose.

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