AIM 40 Tactical Dragbag
- By Pete Moore
- 1 Comments
- Last updated: 15/12/2016
Pete Wadeson reviewed AIM’s Tactical Dragbag some time ago and raved about it. So when I spoke to them at this year’s British Shooting Show they gave me their new 40” version in desert tan colour to test. First up a drag bag is primarily sniper equipment, as it offers 100% protection for their rifle if they have to drag it along the ground to get into position. There’s little doubt the build is up to some serious abuse, but the chance of a sports shooter needing this facility is not high.
I see it as probably the ultimate, tactical-type rifle bag when compared to similar products, certainly at the price which is very good. The AIM40, which is simply scaled down adds to their range as they also offer 60 and 50” versions along with the new Operational Dragbag and rain cover. The 40” is for carbine-type guns (maximum 39”) with barrels around 16-20”, or longer with folding stocks. I used this one for my SIG522 along with all its gear and it’s ideal, as you can see.
The bag is made from 1000-denier Cordura with closed-cell foam padding. All handles are boxed stitched for strength. It measures 41 x 11 x 3”and is available in Lincoln Green or Desert Tan. It fastens with a heavy duty zip with a protective over-flap and five adjustable straps with QD buckles. The rifle is held secure inside by a butt sleeve and three straps; a nice touch is the cleaning rod slot along the spine. The width and protective foam really does do the job, even if you have a scope fitted with big target turrets.
Stowage is good with two, deep, double zip box pockets. The larger measures 18.5 x 10” that tapers to 8”, inside are five elastic loops which fits AR15 mags perfectly. The smaller is 11.5 x 10” with individual pouches, these will take smaller gear. On the outside is a diagonal zipper so you can store FACs etc. Up front is a drag handle, with a removable hood that stops any crap getting pushed inside if you decide to be a sniper! On the rear is a panel with zippered ends; inside is an adjustable carry harness so you can back pack the bag, which is a very useful facility be you hunter or target shooter. The only thing I thought was missing was a detachable shoulder strap for a quick carry.
You are either into this sort of gun bag or not, if you are I reckon this is one of the better designs I have seen and I’ve had a few over the years.
AIM40 Tactical Dragbag
Price: £125 (Inc Vat and postage)
Contact: AIM Field Sports, 01606 860678
For: A practical and well-priced design
Against: Could do with a shoulder strap
Verdict: Probably one of the best tactical-type rifle bags around
1, Snug as a bug in a rug – the AIM Field Sports AIM40 drag bag; a very impressive design, it will handle rifles with barrels up to 20”
2, The bag offers excellent stowage, note the fact you can store 5x AR15 or similar box mags easily