Eberlestock Gunslinger II Backpack
SKU #: Eberlestock-G2
The G2 is the latest evolution of the original GS05M Gunslinger pack, and both are in wide use by elite military, police, and civilians all over the world -- snipers, marksmen, and regular folks who appreciate the overwhelming utility and versatility of this product. It's a mid-sized pack with a full-width scabbard to better accommodate weapons with larger cross-sections or bulky optics. The wide scabbard also allows it to serve as an excellent laptop or military radio compartment, and because it's also wide at the bottom, users have the option of carrying weapons butt-down or butt-up. Like the G4 Operator pack, it features both front loading and top loading features, giving exceptional versatility and flexibility of use
The newest version of the G2 comes standard with our Intex-II frame system. The Intex-II is an Eberlestock innovation; it out-performs both traditional external frames and internal frames, and has the best qualities of both: the structure of an external frame without the noise and with minimal weight, and the close-ride and comfort of an internal frame pack. The Intex-II adds a new level of support and stability to the Gunslinger II, making it a compact and tough heavy-load capable pack. It can be interchanged with our Endo frame, as well as more compact, softer frames (sold separately and coming soon), or can simply be removed, which effectively reverts the pack back to the traditional G2 platform.
The scabbard of the G2 folds into the bottom of the pack and is secured by a buckle. This configuration is good for shorter weapons and other gear; it also makes the scabbard a great place to carry a laptop computer.
Also note the side handles; these make it easy to get the loaded pack out of a vehicle, and for mounting the pack with a heavy load.
Heavy duty compression straps cause the pack to ride quiet and tight, and it can be compressed completely flat. In this photo, they are routed through the scabbard compression loops, which allows you to selectively compress the scabbard.
The new Intex-II frame system on the Gunslinger II has all of the benefits of a solid frame pack while offering the comfort and close to body fit of a more traditional pack.
The pack includes the GSTC Butt Cover, with pull-out sleeve. This allows you to fully enclose a rifle up to 60" long.
The top pocket assembly features a handy internal organizer, with several small pockets, pen holders, and a padded pocket which serves equally well for AR mags or for a smart phone, compact radios, and similar items.
71% Recommend this product (5 of 7 responses)
Republic of Texas
November 17, 2014
Amazed at the quality & backpack engineering
You can read any review on the web to get a complete understanding of all the features of this Backpack, however, they all seem to pass over just how extremely well made it is (maybe it's old news how over the top the Eberlestock products are) AND the fact that is designed to be the most comfortable way to carry gear in a backpack format.
ProsThe features are genius especially how it will handle a precision rifle totally packaged.
ConsThey don't offer it in Krypteck camo
Arkansas Ouachita Mountians
August 10, 2014
Best in Class
2nd Eberlestock Gunslinger II orderd. No defects, quality material. Zippers excellent. Does what it is suppose to do very well; fit, function, ability to load gear in a balanced form with less stress on shoulders.
ProsQuality material, fit, form, functions well
August 9, 2014
Did a lot of research on this pack before purchasing. I needed it to house a large rifle with large optic, as well as multi-day capability for hunting. The rifle has a bi-pod attached, so it's not like you can just quick-draw all 51" of an 18 lb. gun. But, I was looking for something that I could carry the rifle and gear all in one stand-alone package. I've owned this backpack for a year and can say that it is very well thought out. There are molle attachments inside and out to be able to attach whatever you might want or need to take on an outing. And, you can cram a lot of stuff within the pack and compress it down so it's not wagging back there throwing you off balance while hiking up and down terrain. You can pack this thing as heavy as you can handle and it is still not a burden on your shoulders and back. The adjustments on ride-height allow you to accommodate where it sits comfortably for you. As for the top compartment, it has dividers to put whatever smaller miscellaneous items you would typically carry. I put things like toothbrush, soap, waterproof matches, sharpening stone, band-aides, aspirin and such. Fortunately, I purchased mine when Eberlestock still made this in the Multicam pattern. I've found that the pack stands up to water, mud, snow, or hot days in west Texas without any loss of color or problems whatsoever. It's a very durable piece of gear that has seen its fair-share of the country in many different climates and temperatures. It's exactly what I was looking for to fit a need for an all-in-one solution for multi-day hunting in the field. And, when compared to a typical drag-bag that only houses a weapon - it is very well priced.
March 29, 2014
Lightweight yet built like a tank. Without a doubt, the best built, best thought out pack I've ever owned, and I've owned quite a few. As a retired Marine and long time Police Officer, I own and use multiple gear bags and packs on a nearly daily bais. This one has very quickly become my favorite! If you buy this or any Eberlestock product, you won't be disappointed.
Los Angeles, CA
December 8, 2013
M-16 with forend bipod doesn't fit muzzle down, so I have to store it muzzle up. Won't allow for fast deployment but it's still better than traditional rifle bag. Time will tell.
ProsInclusion of metal bar at bottom allows pack to stand upright -- a very nice addition since my colleague's older version of this bag lacks the bar
By Joe Anderson
May 5, 2013
This pack is incredible. Outstanding ergonomics with a huge range of user adjust-ability. Construction is top notch and designed with adaptability for the end user (lots of webbing to attach accessory pouches inside and out). The top pouch and main pouch measure out at about 2000 cubic inches or the equivalent of a Blackhawk 3-Day Assault Pack. Plus the rifle scabbard that will fit any man portable rifle you can own. My one complaint: I am 6'8" and need the longer shoulder straps.
By Mike Smith
December 28, 2012
Great pack for carrying gear and a rifle together.Quality Construction, well balanced.
6 Questions & 9 Answers
from Georgia asked:
March 8, 2015
Will the scabbard accommodate a scoped AR with a 30 round mag inserted?
Depends on the scope height (i.e. net height of scope plus ring mount). With just the 30 round Mag inserted & then pushed inside the GII there is 2" more room for a scope/ring set-up
on March 9, 2015
from Waco, TX
Yes it will
on March 9, 2015
No, the interior pocket is not sized to allow that.
on March 9, 2015
I don't own an AR myself so I'm not sure about with the magazine inserted but it fits a scoped Remington 700 bolt action .30-06 just fine. I guess it would depend on the magazine size.
on March 11, 2015
from Los Angeles asked:
September 11, 2014
When the rifle is inside the bag, can it be fully enclosed and locked away to satisfy CA transportation laws?
I have carried everything from my 5.56 pistol to my 20" barreled bolt rifles and the G2 has been well suited for all of them. The butt cover does completely enclose my rifles and is secured in place using four sets of buckles with adjustable straps. However, there is no locking device. California DOJ requires all handguns and registered assault weapons to be transported unloaded in an approved locked container. Any rifle or shotgun not defined as an assault weapon under CA Penal Code sections 30510, 30515, or 30520 must be unloaded for transport but does not have to be in an approved locked container. Reference California Penal Code section 16850, 25610, and 30945, subdivision (g) for details. It's always a good idea to contact your local police or sheriff's department for clarification just to be certain.
on September 12, 2014
from Nashville, TN
from Washigton asked:
June 25, 2014
Do you have the G2 gunslinger 2 Intex-II frame system in military green in stock?
we do show that this pack is in stock in OD green.
on June 26, 2014
from Charlotte,NC asked:
March 26, 2014
Does this pack have a dedicated hydration sleeve?
It actually does have two individual hydration sleeves inside the pack against the back panel. They seem to be for up a 3 liter hydration pouch filled to 2.5 liters each. Here is a picture I found: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Wt4p_NQcl7k/UUuNjMyuNSI/AAAAAAAAC48/vPQUN_GQ4dU/s1600/GS2+MainComp.jpg
on April 22, 2014
July 11, 2013
Just to make sure that I understand the previous answer. The Intex II frame will be available in all solid colors on 7/12/2013. Is this correct?
This question was asked a few weeks ago, so yes, if you purchase any of the colors, you will receive the new Intex II Frame. Make sure you order from this page though as we also have a separate page on our website for the old style.
on July 11, 2013
June 18, 2013
Do these have the new Intex II frame as described on the Eberlestock website?
We do have the G2 Packs with the new Intex II Frame System in stock, but not for all the colors. If you would like to purchase a Dry Earth or Coyote Brown pack with the new Intex II Frame System, you can do so right now, but if you would like the Black or Military Green pack with the Intex II Frame, you will have to wait until tomorrow. If you were to purchase a Black or Military Green pack today, you would receive the old pack.
on June 18, 2013
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