Lynx Defense Bronx discreet rifle case
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Tactical is practical. Well, lots of times it is. It can be convenient having all of those pockets, clips, buckles, MOLLE connection points, Velcro fields and everything else that goes with a typical tactical style rifle case. But sometimes — lots of times, in fact — there’s zero advantage to advertising who you are and what you’re carrying.

If you’ve ever unloaded your car and dragged all of your gear through a hotel lobby, you know what kind of attention that can elicit from both employees and guests. That’s why keeping things more discreet can be a big plus.

That’s why Lynx Defense offers a couple of rifle cases that don’t announce to all the world that you’re carrying a long gun. That’s a good idea whether you’re checking into a hotel, walking from your car to your apartment, or just leaving your gear in the car for a few minutes while you run into Buc-ee’s for a brisket and egg taco and some Beaver Nuggets.

The Lynx Defense Bronx discreet rifle case is made to blend in and leave people thinking you might only be carrying a guitar or maybe a trade show display of some kind.

Lynx Defense Bronx discreet rifle case
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The interior of the 36-inch case comfortably holds a single rifle along with some gear. Both the front and back of the case have a sewn-in interior panel — what Lynx describes as Polypropylene Fluted corrugated plastic — that will help protect what you’re carrying.

Lynx Defense Bronx discreet rifle case
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There’s a removable two compartment pouch on one end that’s secured by some pretty tenacious Velcro.

Lynx Defense Bronx discreet rifle case
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The pouch will hold as many as three standard 30-round magazines. Or you can fill it with eye and ear protection, gun lube, a stapler, masking tape, whatever you think you’ll be needing at the range.

You could also use that large loop field to mount any other Velcro-equipped gear there such as holsters, an IFAK, whatever.

Lynx Defense Bronx discreet rifle case
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The tabbed straps used to secure your rifle inside the case are Velcro-backed along their full length and removable.

Lynx Defense Bronx discreet rifle case
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That lets you position the straps any way you like to best secure your firearm, no matter what kind of gear you may have mounted.

Lynx Defense Bronx discreet rifle case
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There’s also a large external double-zippered pocket to store shooting gloves, a handgun, more magazines, whatever you need to tote.

Lynx Defense Bronx discreet rifle case
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Lynx put some thought into carrying the bag, too. There’s an adjustable padded strap that attaches to two offset D-rings on the back of the Bronx case. That makes it easy and comfortable to sling it over a shoulder with the strap across your chest to carry the bag on your back if you have a ways to go.

Lynx Defense Bronx discreet rifle case
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There’s an extremely sturdy poly seatbelt-style handle on top, along with a couple more D-rings.

Lynx Defense Bronx discreet rifle case
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The top D-rings let you reposition the carry strap for standard shoulder carry.

You can see and feel the quality of the Bronx rifle case, from the double-stitched, easy-gliding zippers and seams to the sturdy weather-resistant 600 denier fabric to the embroidered logo.

Like all of Lynx Defense’s products, the Bronx is made here in America in their North Carolina facility. That means you’ll pay more  — the Bronx is $179 — than you would if the case were made by 8-year-olds in Guangdong. But the thoughtful design and build quality make it worth the added cost.

 

20 COMMENTS

  1. There’s a more discreet case available nearly everywhere –

    A zippered golf bag…

  2. Hey, I grew up in The Bronx. While we didn’t have cases like this one, carrying something that looked like this would have gotten you mugged for sure.

    • Hey Ralph! Fellow Bronxer! I was born at St. Francis Hospital on Jerome Ave. It is no longer there. The hospital, I mean. Jerome Ave. Is still there, obviously.

      I remember a small bunch of college students here in PA, giving me a hard time the first day of a Business Ethics class I was teaching. I walked halfway across the room toward then and said calmly, “I’m from the Bronx. You really think you can intimidate me? Please, have a seat and pay attention.” We all got along pretty well.

      • Born at Westchester Square Hospital and think fondly of the days of watching cars getting stripped on the side of the Cross Bronx as you wondered if you were next as traffic didn’t move… Here’s to hoping Greco v. NYC brings legal gun ownership to those left in NYC!

  3. That bag doesn’t make you look like you’re carrying a gun.
    It makes it look like you’re carrying 2-3 guns.

  4. “Discreet”? Seriously? It looks like a gun case. It is the size of a gun case and the typical color of a gun case.

    Nothing discreet about that case.

    If you want to avoid drawing attention when bringing your guns into a hotel lobby, buy a bigger suitcase. Put your cased gun inside the big suitcase and away you go. Wheel that sucker across the parking lot, into the lobby and nobody will think anything more than you travel with a lot of clothes.

    Anonymity, looking like any other traveler or tourist, is easy to achieve. Takes the worry of being robbed in your hotel rooms because some scumbag saw you hauling gun cases across the lobby right out of the equation.

    • I used a large suitcase with wheels on a trip once. I was able to fit a Tavor, a side folding AK74, at least 3 handguns and enough ammo that I could barely lift it into the car. Like you said I rolled it right through the hotel lobby. I also use $20 Wilson tennis racquet cases to transport guns. A folding AK, 10.5” AR15 or a MP5 fits fine. I did have to listen to a valet while they told me about every tennis club in town once while waiting for the car. That’s why I won’t use a guitar case. People will want to talk guitars/music and I won’t have anything intelligent to say about that.

  5. If you are retired like me and cutting back a little on cost there are also cases like these out there. Useful if you do not want to advertise “Hey I’m carrying an evil black weapon ” ( if an antigun Karen were to see me with a regular case )
    I have one of each of these of these.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BSXQEBW
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002TUSDVW
    Neither bought from the Borg but that is the only place I’ve seen them online. Our local store had them in a few years back for $35 for the first and $50 for the second.
    The first does not look at all like a gun case and is ignored. the second several people have tuned in on but does protect a rifle better when traveling.
    I’ve had both for years and they hold up well. They are from China as were every other case I looked at in the store at that time.

  6. Ken,
    Your 2 Amazon cases, and the case in the article all look exactly like typical black gun cases to me.
    Someone suggested a tennis racket bag, and that is what I use.
    I can walk around the hotel, my development, even the street and no one gives me a second glance.

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