Eberlestock Gunslinger II review

Jan 14, 2011
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I have been very impressed with my Gunslinger II, I’ve had it for almost 3 seasons now and it is still going strong. I have added a few things to the pack to make it easier to get to my gear during a match, the shooting rest, 2 liter pouch, and the multipack pouch. I have primarily used the gun scabbard to carry my shooting bags and rain gear during a match, it keeps these items easily accessible and doesn’t mess with my internal organization. I bought the shooting rest because that was one thing that I really liked about the Operator pack but I didn’t want the added size of the pack. The 2 liter pouch is where I keep my Vortex Diamondback Binoculars and the Vortex Ranger rangefinder. The multipack on top of the top compartment is nice for my electronic ear plugs, mags, kestrel, rite n the rain, arm board, and chamber flag. The top compartment of the pack houses writing utensils, extra paper, atlas bipod accessories and lens cloth. My main compartment is large enough to carry a boonie hat, poncho, cleaning rod, small tool kit with Allen wrenches and crescent wrench, easy 100 rounds of ammo, ear muffs, towel, bug spray, sun screen, and a jug of water.

When I was searching for a pack, I knew I wanted a rifle scabbard and a pack that I could grab and go. Besides that I wasn’t sure of the exact pack, I looked at what was popular and it seemed the Operator, Gunslinger II, and the LoDrag. All three of these packs would have worked, the main reason I decided on the Gunslinger II was because it seemed to be in the middle of all three packs as far as size and functioning for me. After owning the pack I think I made the right choice for my first pack, if I was to buy another pack it would be the HiSpeed, mainly for club prs matches when I will be close to the truck.

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Sogan

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Jun 11, 2013
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Good review! Im looking at the Lodrag now and may add some of the exterior pouches like you did to make organization a little easier.
 

Petrov

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Oct 3, 2009
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Probably not the review you are looking for. I am a fat guy 250 pounds or so. I go cross country skiing a lot and I ski in small but very steep valleys. I am also an ass that likes to pretend that I am on an alpine skis and fly down a steep incline or hill. I fall a LOT and by falling I mean big fucking tumbles and slides. I use my gunslinger II pack to carry my water food spare clothing boots GPS etc. After 2 seasons and utter fucking cold the backpack withstood the equivalent of a huge fat ass body slamming and dragging the bag thousands and thousands of times. Cheap chinese backpacks last one trip for me. The zippers and the plastic clips get destroyed because of the cold and impact, seams come apart etc. My gun slinger II pack is prefectly intact and all the stiteches and hardware are 100%.

Like I said I am basically 250 pound sack of potatoes rolling down the hill, rinse and repeat. 100% worth the money would buy again.
 

Nik H

Constantly Learning
Jan 22, 2014
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Probably not the review you are looking for. I am a fat guy 250 pounds or so. I go cross country skiing a lot and I ski in small but very steep valleys. I am also an ass that likes to pretend that I am on an alpine skis and fly down a steep incline or hill. I fall a LOT and by falling I mean big fucking tumbles and slides. I use my gunslinger II pack to carry my water food spare clothing boots GPS etc. After 2 seasons and utter fucking cold the backpack withstood the equivalent of a huge fat ass body slamming and dragging the bag thousands and thousands of times. Cheap chinese backpacks last one trip for me. The zippers and the plastic clips get destroyed because of the cold and impact, seams come apart etc. My gun slinger II pack is prefectly intact and all the stiteches and hardware are 100%.

Like I said I am basically 250 pound sack of potatoes rolling down the hill, rinse and repeat. 100% worth the money would buy again.
I can't stop laughing dude....great review
 
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Petrov

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Oct 3, 2009
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Oh forgot to add, because I am low speed and high drag instead of using a cool camel back, I open and close my backpack to get the water bottle multiple times. The zippers are fucking amazing chewing through snow and ice.
 

Petrov

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Oct 3, 2009
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I fell so much that after a while I just said fuck it laid down and to my friend "paint me like one of your french girls" and she took a pic.
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May 28, 2010
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I’ve used mine for about three seasons of match gear organization and backpacking camp trips. I added a couple exterior bags for quick access items. The pack carries great, like Petrov I’m not a tiny guy (6”3-240) and the size and harness system is very comfortable even with a healthy amount of weight.
 
Aug 14, 2014
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I am 6’3” 205# and I wish the yoke would have about two more positions up to move. At its highest point the hip belt is more like a belly’s band. The Operator (and the Destroyer) are both perfect on me but for a pack with a scabbard i don’t want to go up to the weight or size of the Operator.

I’m still able to but 65-70 pounds in it and ruck for practice.
 
Oct 17, 2010
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I've got the Gunslinger II pack as well, and I like it a lot. I would change a few things: I don't like the location of the shoulder lift straps, as I find them hard to grab and adjust when the pack is on. I also wish the top pouch would open on the same side (rear) as the main compartment of the pack. It would make it a lot easier to get to both compartments (this is an arguable point since some people like to have it open on the side away from the part that goes on your back - so you can throw the part that doesn't touch your back into the dirt/muck). But for me, more often than not, I want to be able to access both the main compartment and top pouches at the same time.