The Best Rifle Cases Are Actually Soft (And Totally Affordable)
Rifle cases help keep your firearm safe and protected. Here are the 20 best on the market, and I promise you'll wonder how you went so long without one of these in your life.
FYI, Prices and ratings are accurate as of time of writing.
1. Savior Equipment Tactical Double Rifle Bag - American Classic Series
Top-rated: 14,815 ratings | 346 answered questions
Highlight: Holds 2 rifles and 2 pistols; has additional pocket compartments.
Helpful review: "I must've gotten the only lemon so far. Got it and loaded it up. Has tons of space, I fit my savage msr in, 450 rounds of 556, 250 rounds of 9mm, my silencer and light, and plenty of room left for my two handguns. First time swinging it over my shoulder though, and the shoulder strap ripped right off. Everything else seems great. Tons of space, solid zippers, the other shoulder strap holds up on its own. Well, they called me literally within an hour of posting the review and are next day air mailing me a replacement. I didn't have to do anything. Best customer service I've ever experienced." — Will
Trending review: "I just received my Savior Range Bag. Shipping was lightning fast. The reason I purchased was so I could have an all in one range bag and this bag sure delivered. It easily handled my M&P Sport 15 AR with mounted bipod and sights. The sub compartment easily handled 2 full size 1911 45 pistols with 2 spare mags each, the front main pouch handled 9+ 30 round AR mags, and the 2 front side pouches handled my full size hearing protection and 500+ rounds of ammo. There was plenty of room to spare in the bag for additional equipment and another AR. The bag uses heavy duty zippers, velcro, clip locks and double stitching. The bag was easily loaded to 80+ lbs and felt really solid, the bag did not collapse on itself and maintained its form which made it easy to zip and transport. The only concession I have is with the back pack shoulder straps, they do not have a place to tuck into the bag, but they are easily removable so this is a small con compared to all the pros. I am really pleased with this purchase" — Michael
Reassuring review: "I do not usually review items I purchase but I have been so impressed by this product that I simply felt the need to post a review so everyone can enjoy this tactical bag! I ordered the Savior black American Classic bag (36x12). I have only had it about three weeks. It is the smallest size they offer on Amazon and it fits my S&W MP15 perfectly. I have a buddy who ordered the same size bag (in olive green) for his AR15 who let me see the bag with his weapons and AR in it, so I already knew exactly which size to order. The Savior bag I purchased arrived early and was packaged very nicely. Upon unpackaging the bag, the very first thing I noticed was how durable and well-made the bag was. The fabric on my bag is quite thick and has a rugged feel to the touch. It feels like heavy-duty nylon. The stitching on the grab-handles and backstraps is double-stitched and reinforced ("X"). The zippers and teeth all around the bag are heavy duty, as I already have mentioned, and all the zipper pull-tabs have para-cord attached to the eyelets for easy grab and pull. (Get your minds out of the gutter, folks). The three large pockets on the front exterior of the bag are perfect for loaded mags, eyes and ears or whatever else you wish to carry in them. All three pockets have quick-release closures and para-cord drawstrings. There are also two extra zippered storage pockets with Molle webbing on them, one pocket at each end of the front of the bag. The top and bottom of the bag has quick-release closures which lets you snug up the bag nice and tight once fully packed. There are two main compartments; one for rifles and a second, slightly smaller, compartment for pistols.
The rifle compartment has room for two rifles, or two tactical shotguns, or a rifle and a tactical shotgun, each separated by a seemingly just thick enough pad hinged between the two guns. Each rifle compartment has two corner triangle pockets, for tucking in and for securing each end of each gun, further protecting them. Finally, each rifle compartment provides two velcro straps for securing each rifle, one strap towards each end of each rifle. With this system, I feel very comfortable that my rifles will be safe and secure in this bag. Everything in the pistol compartment is held in place securely by zippered enclosures (extra storage pockets- one vertical and one horizontal) or by velcro (pistols). There are also two fiber D rings, one on the outside of each pistol pocket. Overall, I must say that I am very pleased with my Savior bag. I have had other tactical bags in the past made by other manufacturers that have claimed to be durable and tough but did not make the grade. I was very surprised when my Savior bag arrived and I could feel how rugged and durable it was. My buddy had said the same thing- he also was quite impressed. It was funny that I turned him onto the bag on Amazon; he ended up going right home and ordered it before I did. In fact, when I saw his Savior bag, I was so impressed that it only made me want to hurry up and order mine. (The only reason I hadn't already was because I was in between pay periods). Keep in mind I have only had this bag for almost a month now, but so far I have had no issues whatsoever with it. I will update this post after I have had the bag for some time, but I don't expect to have any issues with this bag. It is much more well constructed than any other bag I've owned before. This is a great tactical bag for a great price. You can't go wrong with this- just buy it already!!!" — Ryan
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2. HUNTSEN Double Rifle Bag
Top-rated: 3,322 ratings | 43 answered questions
Highlight: Interior removable divider enables the carrying of one or two rifles with adjustable shoulder strap to secure your guns in place.
Helpful review: "Purchased the 42" for husband's 40" rifle. While there are reviews complaining about the dimensions, please mind that these are the dimensions of the bag itself, not necessarily what it can hold. Bag fits a 40" perfectly without stretching the case (about 1/2 inch clearance to the zipper for those that are curious), making it easy to pack and unpack. Rifle stays snug within both Velcro straps. Am very pleased with the thickness of the foam divider and padding throughout the case. Strap was very easy to secure to the outside of the bag and metal fasteners appear to be sturdy. If your rifle has a mounted scope, it may be easier to store the scope unmounted from the firearm. The measurements specified on this site are true to the product I received. If you are doubtful what will fit, use a flexible measuring tape, like those for sewing around your rifle before placing an order." — Caterina H.
Trending review: "I ordered the 52in version and it fits all the guns I need it to. It’s frustrating that a lot of these soft style cases are exactly the right size to be absolutely worthless. Idk if people put air rifles in them or what. The 52in version fit the longest gun I own which is a shotgun with 28in barrel. Also fits hunting rifles with scopes that have large objective lenses. This seems the idea size to be useful and has an external compartment for ammo or whatever. Plus a little of molle so you can add something if needed." — Ken
Reassuring review: "I have a .22 with an 18 inch barrel that is ~36 inches long and it fits perfectly in the 38 inch bag. The sides and bottom are nicely padded, however, the padding for the front and along the top is somewhat disappointing. While carrying the case, I can see where my barrel is pushing up against the top front of the case and there is only about 2mm of material there. Considering the crown is one of the most vulnerable pieces of the firearm, I wouldn't put much faith in this case protecting the rifle if something smacked the front or it was dropped. I certainly wouldn't throw this case in the back of a pickup truck and go off-roading or carry it around traipsing through the woods like the poorly photoshopped ad pictures show. Several other reviews also mention the shoulder strap being a potential failure point, and they certainly don't seem very strong. As to why it still got five stars, simply put I wasn't looking for a heavy duty case or expecting such a cheap case to be that robust. I just needed a slimmer and shorter case that would fit in the back of my car easier for range trips compared to a full 51 inch rifle bag. This bag fits that bill and I'm sure with some modification I can add some additional padding to the front (I might even use the divider since I only have one rifle). Another added benefit is that you can fit a small padlock through the zippers for some added security. Obviously this wouldn't prevent theft of the whole bag, but it does allow for safer transport and keeps your firearm (relatively) safe from unattended access." — Kyle
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3. Savior Equipment Double Carbine Bag - Urban Warfare Series
Top-rated: 8,129 ratings | 246 answered questions
Highlight: Protected by unquestioned lifetime warranty.
Helpful review: "Very high quality/heavy duty materials. The build of the case is excellent. Great stitching, zippers are strong as is the Velcro. Sleek and balanced design. Not too many pockets. Just the right amount and size. Lots of storage without being cumbersome. Comfortable shoulder and backpack straps. The backpack strap secure points are customizable. So if you have wide shoulders, you can widen where the straps are secured on both ends of the strap. They can also be “hidden” in a zippered slot in the back. Great feature for storing the case. Inside is well protected by a center padded divider and a padded liner that runs along the zipper line. Center divider can be removed if desired. It fully covers the weapons so there’s no clanking together of the weapons. Bag lays totally flat when open. This is an upgrade from their previous model that “clam shelled” when fully unzipped. This is as perfect of a bag as I’ve been able to find. Everything about it appeals to me and the operations I use it for. I would highly recommend this rifle bag to anybody and everybody. And I don’t take my endorsements lightly. This is a rare gem among the other mediocre rifle bags out there." — M R Bigler
Trending review: "I am very satisfied w/this double rifle bag. Velcro tie-downs keep rifles stable, and interior pockets for stock/muzzle are a plus for securing longer guns. Backstraps and handles are strong, well made, and carries the weight of all contents without stress. Zippers are sturdy, and open/close without binding. Additional padding at top and bottom, protects scopes, etc, regardless of orientation inside. Removable center divider pad extends to the top of interior, forming secure, separate compartment for each rifle. I am confident that this bag will last. I bought the 46" bag for longer rifles and a shotgun. I have 1" recoil pads on the 44" rifle, and a 45" shotgun. Both guns fit interior pockets without effort. The exterior pockets are versatile and large. One pocket for protection gear, another for significant ammo and mags. Interior web pockets also have sturdy zippers and webbing is strong. I consider it the best bag for my needs and budget. This is my first double case, and I am satisfied. I can carry ammo and mags, rifles, shotguns and handguns without taking 2-3 bags. Personally, I like the convenience and efficiency. — SlyDog54/66
Reassuring review: "I've owned this bag for nearly 2 years, and it still looks as good today as the day I received it. The zippers always work great, and it very nicely keeps 2 rifles securely held inside. I love how many options it has for carrying, with the normal side handles, the permanently attached handles on the back for picking it up vertically, or the backpack straps. I didn't realize how big of a deal the "shipped flat" perk of these bags is, until I went the cheap route when getting a second rifle bag from another brand. Oh my goodness--getting these other bags that are not only bent in half, but actually wrapped up tightly in plastic while being bent in half, they're absolutely destroyed from day one, and can never be picked up and retain their shape when empty. Lesson learned: don't cheap out on a bag; make sure to buy something that will actually get shipped correctly without intentionally damaging the product just to save a buck on shipping costs!" — Mr. H
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4. M&P by Smith & Wesson Padded Rifle Case - Duty Series
Top-rated: 3,827 ratings | 46 answered questions
Highlight: A full length, oversized double zipper on the main compartment allows for quick and easy rifle access.
Helpful review: "I purchased two of these - a 34" and 40". The 34 is for my S&W M&P15-22, and the 40 is for my Ruger PC Carbine so that it don't have to be disassemble to place in a case. The only problem has been the fit of the magazines. The one for the S&W gun has flaps that could be a little longer, although they will just reach to fasten. The one for the Ruger won't fit the larger magazines since they are longer, but will easily accommodate anything from 10 to 20 rounds, but then again, this is not made for this gun. Otherwise this is a great case for materials, fit and all around quality." — Fishing Show
Trending review: "I bought three S&W M&P 15 Sport II AR-15 5.56 rifles this past month and more than enough room in these for even more padding if needed to protect optics, use large optics, carry more magazines inside and comfortably fit the rifle with red dot / scope combo, or full length scope. 3 new S&W M&P AR-15s deserve a new bag for each and this is a great price. I didn't want to rate what I couldn't honestly rate by experience - reliability, but based on my replaced rifles and bags, these bags seem more like they'll long term hold their shape and not weaken in shape as best I can estimate. The added velcro strap over the inner strap is great as I am a guitarist and guitars are much heavier, and they really do the job holding the hand grip together well and comfortably so no worry about having to keep pressing it together (the velro strap), if it's like my guitar bags have been over years under more weight-strain. One happy buyer! Now gotta make up my mind on optics." — Bluesytunes
Reassuring review: "I actually ordered this item without paying attention to the size. After I purchased it, I realized that the size was the smallest available. I didn’t know what to expect at that, wondering if my MP sport 2 would even fit comfortably. Long story short it fits perfectly, even with the holographic site attached. It has pouches on the exterior for clips of ammo as well. So I’m 100% satisfied with this purchase for sure, fits like a glove." — MR. G
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5. NcSTAR Deluxe Rifle Case with External Magazine Pockets
Top-rated: 2,921 ratings | 61 answered questions
Highlight: Great Value for the price!
Helpful review: "Having used a hard-side case for years I decided I wanted to try out a soft case, and having had success with a variety of VISM by NcStar products I immediately decided to try this one for a couple reasons: being pleased with their prior products, and the cost compared to other gun cases such as 5.11, Blackhawk, and Condor. Upon receiving the case I was again very pleased with the quality of the product and the materials used. The exterior is a tough "Cordura Nylon" type material that I expect to last a long time. The interior of the case is of a soft cotton type material that I would not expect to last as long as the exterior. The handles on the bag are substantial, and have a padded velcro wrap that wraps around both handles holding them together and the bag in a closed orientation. There is a shoulder strap on the "fold" edge of the bag, which is one of my complaints about the bag, although it does not detract from my overall impression of the bag. Being on the bottom or folded edge of the bag if you use the shoulder strap it will cause the bag to be inside-down, meaning make sure your bag is zipped shut or anything in it will fall out if you use the shoulder strap. The shoulder strap is attached by a metal "D" ring and a metal clasp hook that seem to be of substantial quality. My shotgun scabbard from VISM by NcStar had a nice long cushion on the shoulder strap, which I was hoping would also be on this gun case, but alas no such luck, it is just a 1-1/2" wide nylon strap.
On the one side of the bag is a small windowed ID pocket, big enough for an ID tag. The other side of the bag has five pockets. The pockets seem designed for one AR or AK style magazine since they are tapered at the bottom in a manner that most suitably fits one magazine, however I was able to easily fit two magazines, although they don't stack evenly, and the flap is designed to easily fit over having two magazine in each pocket and still velcro shut. Interestingly, the velcro on both the flap and the pockets is the same width, meaning if you only have one magazine in each pocket the flap will not attach with the velcro if you pull it all the way over, you must leave space in the flap. I would have preferred each pocket to have it's own flap, and also to have the flap close with a snap rather than velcro, but those are also minor points for me that do not detract from my overall impression. The zipper has two pull-tags that have locking rings on them, so you can lock the bag through the zipper pulls when zipped shut. The zippers are also double stitched making them stronger.
I ordered the 38" x 13" bag, which are the dimensions of the exterior of the bag when empty. The interior dimensions are 37" x 11.5", and my particular rifle with optic is 10.5" from top of optic to bottom of grip, meaning I can not keep a magazine in the rifle while in the bag. My rifle with the stock fully extended is 37", meaning it has a snug fit in the bag with the stock extended. The same rifle is 33" with the stock collapsed so I'm sure it would have fit in the smaller bag, I just chose this one. There are no straps in the interior, bummer. The padding on this case is great and I expect it to protect my rifle well enough. I also ordered the tan bag, which in reality is what I would call a darker green tan. My pictures make the bag look like a pink tan, but I assure you it is a greenish tan, and darker than my pictures indicate. There are white dots at each corner of the pockets, indicating they used a marking pen to mark on the fabric where to sew the pockets, and I will have to scrub them, but they do appear to be cleanable. Overall I am extremely pleased with this bag, and expect it to give me years of value. Great price!" — Kevan
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6. WolfWarriorX Tactical Long Rifle Case
Top-rated: 1,630 ratings | 43 answered questions
Highlight: Constructed of high quality water/dust resistant material; perfect for both hunting and the shooting range.