I needed a soft case to take my 16" barrel AUG (around 27" OAL) to and from the range. Looking around at the off-the-shelf options on-line I wasn't overly impressed. I was either looking at something too big or something covered in 9mm SMG mag pouches when all I needed is a simple carry bag with good padding and somewhere to keep a spare bolt (for right-handed friends). That's when I remembered Retro Tactical - I had been following Tony's work making molle 'tactical' pouches for the SVD and other 'retro' rifles. After exchanging a few emails in December I decided that something custom made for the rifle would be very appropriate and also not as pricey as I had feared. I ordered some 1000D DPCU Auscam fabric from Australia while Tony did the design work. He didn't have an AUG on hand so I sent some detailed measurements and pics per his requests.
I am very pleased with the end result. It is simple, rugged and a fair price. The internal hook-and-loop straps are highly adjustable to hold the rifle securely in place. The zipper is a heavy duty YKK and the padding is nice and thick. There is an elastic loop piece to hold a spare bolt that I may eventually use to hold a spare barrel.
Now, if someone could point me in the direction of some heavy-duty KLMK material I think my AKS74U 'Krinkov' may need a new home.
Tony also did a great job cutting the fabric I sent, so I now have quite a bit of extra DPCU fabric that I need to think of a good purpose for.
You'll see my nearly-two-year-old son is doing his Happy Dance after seeing the new case. The duffle bag came from the same Australian store selling the fabric and is a nice partner to the new case.