Introduced circa 2014, the 36” Double Rifle Tac Assault Case by Black Scorpion Outdoor Gear gives the shooter peace of mind knowing their rifles and accessories are encased in a sleek, lightweight soft case.
Built from extremely rugged 1000D nylon, the Tac Assault measures 36.25″ (L) x 12″ (H) x 3.5″ and offers room for two full-sized rifles and extensive MOLLE throughout for expanded functionality.
On the front, the Tac Assault has a sleek, almost minimalist accessory pocket measuring 28” (L) x 11.5” (H). Its exterior pocket is secured by SBS zippers and has full MOLLE webbing across the face. On the interior are two hook-and-loop secured sleeves for pistols, papers, or targets on top of which are two additional MOLLE fields to add mountable accessories.
The nylon used to frame two compression straps employ UTX-Flex buckles, and also reinforce two carrying handles. The carrying handles themselves are folded and stitched for increased strength, with one having an attached hook-and-loop closure that can be used to join both handles together.
The rear of the Tac Assault is heavily padded to convert the rifle case into a backpack carry. Two adjustable shoulder straps run nearly the full length of the backpanel and are themselves thickly padded.
Upon opening the main compartment to the Tac Assault via the zipper, the clamshell opens to reveal dual rifle compartments. Lining the outer edge is a hard-plastic molding encased in nylon that serves to keep both compartments separated when closed, and gives the case its overall rigidity.
Each side features wedge-style ends wherein the stock and muzzle are tucked into and provide the weapon security and stability when stored. Dual 2” hook-and-loop straps further secure the firearm from any excessive movement.
Dividing each storage space is a 29” (L) x 10” (H) center dividing pad to ensure both weapons remain separated.
The Tac Assault case overall measures 36.25″ (L) x 12″ (H) x 3.5″ and is only available in Black.
Product Evaluation Scores:
- Cost – Good (4/5): In comparison, the Tac Assault rifle case is $113.99 whereas other rifle cases on the market range in price point, such as by Savior Equipment ($59.95), Condor ($83), Draco ($83), and Voodoo Tactical ($125). While the Tac Assault is on the upper scale of cost, that higher cost is directly attributed to both the quality of its 1000D nylon (cheaper brands use lower denier material) and extensive padding—something not shared by lower cost double rifle cases. While somewhat expensive, the cost for the quality of the item is in good standing.
- Comfort – Good (4/5): The extensive padding on all sides of the Tac Assault rifle case and shoulder straps made for an extremely comfortable case when worn across the back. The nylon itself was soft and well stitched so as to avoid hard corners. Sliding rifles in and out of the clamshell storage compartment was smooth with no hang ups. The carrying handle was a bit uncomfortable, even with the closure, in the hand when the case was fully loaded simply because of the narrow material bearing the weight. This could be easily resolved by the vendor by either adding padding to the closure or making the carrying handles thicker.
- Durability – Excellent (5/5): Given that the entire Tac Assault rifle case is made from 1000D nylon, has a rigid molding to give it added stability and strength, the whole product was amazingly durable. Regular use to, on, and off the range included transporting the case in the back of a truckbed with textured liner and although scuff marks were readily identified (due to the color) no stitching was damaged. Throughout the case there was extensive X-style and bartack stitching that reinforced the overall stress points. The likelihood of long-term wear is minimal assuming the user does not overload or misuse the nylon, which will almost certainly outlast any of the hardware.
- Functionality – Good (4/5): Although using a simplified clamshell design, the Tac Assault case had a large degree of flexibility in its exterior MOLLE webbing to be customized as needed. The exterior accessory pocket itself had a full three-sided zipper so the pocket would lay completely flat when open, thus giving the shooter a good surface to work on when either cleaning firearms, or loading magazines. Otherwise the exterior of the accessory pocket was flush and didn’t have a lot of the large, bulk exterior pockets that are so common on most soft cases. The wedge-style sleeves on the interior provided solid security for rifles to be stored, and the included hook-and-loop straps ensured rifles didn’t slide or move unnecessarily. A noted negative in the rifle case’s function was the shoulder straps on the backpanel were a bit awkward when not in use, with no way to either remove them or store then flat against the case.
- Weight – Average (3/5): At 5.8 pounds the Tac Assault case is only slightly lighter than those market alternatives noted above due to its sleek exterior and durable materials. The Savior 36” double rifle case weighs 5.10 pounds whereas the similar Condor and Draco 36” double rifle cases weighs approximately 6 pounds each, and the Draco is approximately 8 pounds. The weight is directly tied to the denier and amount of nylon to construct the bag, thus giving the Tac Assault case an average weight within the market.
Overall Rating – Good (20/25)
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