Napier Razorback rifle carrier
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- Last updated: 22/11/2016
The Napier Razorback Trekker is a full sized weekend holdall, with ample room for any travellers’ kit.
It features heavy-duty zips, Armour Flex scuff protection panels, Grip Lock carry handle, a full size adjustable detachable shoulder strap and the outer is manufactured from tough, bonded LAMTEC canvas.
Originally intended for shotgun use, it soon became apparent to Steve Rowe, head honcho of Napier, that there are many more shooting disciplines and therefore other guns it could cater for. He contacted me to test its worth for the airgun market and certain firearms that can be broken down.
Measuring 30” long X 9 ½” wide X 14” high, outwardly it looks like a travel bag with rollers and extending trolley handle. It also has 3 external zip pocket compartments, and the main compartment which boasts a sizeable 73 litre capacity. The steel frame external rolling gear, with telescopic handle and strong wheels are top quality, as is the bag, but the ‘special’ difference is the moulded base section.
This ‘gun tray’ has 3 sections; one for barrel with forend attached measuring 30.5” X 2.75”, stock compartment 5.5” X 22.5” and the accessory compartment 6.5” X 2.75.”
Designed to safely carry any break barrel shotgun (or take down rifle), this unique feature makes the TREKKER so useful, and certainly avoided the side-ways glances if carrying a gun bag often experienced when checking into hotels and other holiday accommodation.
Many times when I’ve snatched time away in the UK, I’ve got talking to locals who often say ‘you should have brought your air rifle, it’s teaming with rabbits and the owners of the cottage or room your staying would be all too happy for you to have a crack at them in certain areas – just ask…’ This has happened to me more than once, so in my opinion it is viable to use the Trekker for such a reason? Well thankfully my favoured take-down - the Air Arms S410 TDR - fits into the moulded sections (with scope removed) as do several others including the old style Brocock Enigma, Gunpower Stealth, FX Verminator MkII plus for many the big bonus will be the fact it will accommodate the .22R Sako Quad (bolt removed). Granted for most rifles you have to adapt/cut the compartments slightly and often use some EVA foam so sections of gun don’t rattle around, but I’m pleased to report there are many reasons the airgun to rimfire shooter might well want to invest in one of these.
The Trekker isn’t designed for airline travel, but Napier provides other solutions for that purpose, and they also provide appropriate locking devices whilst your gun is left unattended.
The Razorback Trekker Rolling Holdall/Gun Carrier is available in 3 colour options of Green, Grey or Terracotta and is priced at RRP£134.81 including 5-year warranty. For your nearest stockist contact Napier 01235 812993 or visit www.napieruk.com