- Pack Volume: 2,100 c.i.
- Scabbard Volume: 600 c.i.
- Total Volume: 44 liters / 2,700 c.i.
- Weight: 6 lbs 8 oz
- Dimensions main bag: 22"h x 10"w x 8"d
- Scabbard Dimensions: 34"L x 10"W x 3"D, with a 26" circumference opening. GSTC cover allows enclosed carriage of weapons up to 60".
Actual weight: 6.5 lbs (with GSTC). [Note: actual pack weight includes GSTC Butt Cover, @ 1 lb. Pack with cover removed = 5.5 lbs].
Liked the pack overall but hated the MOLLE 10 loops. They don't have enough surface area to hold pouches as securely, and by their very nature won't be as strong, as normal 1" MOLLE. Since this was for military use, it was returned. I would think that it would be fine for civilian use but would love to see Eberlestock go back to the 1" MOLLE like my old GS05 had. Maybe a "Pro-line" for duty use?
I've had the original Gunslinger II for about 2yrs. When you pick it up for the first time its surprising, it has some heft to it. Very heavy duty and comfortable harness & belt. Its made with very heavy durable material & stitching. I love everything about it. Almost every part of it has sturdy molle webbing which is also very handy. It has a narrow profile from top to bottom, which is good for walking through heavy bush as it doesn't get hung up or caught on branches.
I wanted to buy a H2 Gunrunner as well because its a day pack & considerably lighter. However, like some other reviews when I tried it on the waist belt was around the my middle of my back (I'm 6' tall) & this was adjusted to the largest setting. I realize with packs its hard to please everyone unless you had a custom pack built for you. And I realize they wanted to cut weight with the H2 Gunrunner, however, the waist belt is flimsy & no where near adjustable in size as it needs to be, which is too bad as the waist belt it probably one of the most important components of a good backpack. Otherwise this pack seemed well made with the same top quality materials & sewing but as much as I wanted it I just couldn't bring myself to buy it because of the waist belt.
top quality peice of kit! Very pleased ; hope to pack it to range this week. Awesome!
I always wanted a GS since I saw them in use at Rock Castle in 2010 so needing to update my old XA I dropped the nuggets on a GS2, well worth every nugget! Top lid is well designed inside to organize small kit. I keep two loaded 30 round mags in their respective slots so I will always have them just in case. A small two person med kit is swallowed in the large slot. Comfort kit with mountain money fits perfectly inside the smaller zipper slot. There are two more open slots split 2/3 of the width - one large / one smaller - for organization. Pen holders are pen holders. The weapon scabbard is standard Eberlestock and fits my shortie AR 5.56, large frame gasser and full size PSR / long range bolt gun with optic. The main body packs larger than the advertised volume, it will hold a full day of training kit with room to spare; a day trip of predator hunting or a full three day weekend of overnight kit and if you know the right kit - mostly more food and fuel, a full week+. The zippers that open the main body slide with ease to access the pack body, you can John Wayne them with no worries. There are four small elastic pockets inside of the pack body at the bottom, two on the sides and two on the back panel that are large enough to fit a 1L water bottle in each pocket that have many uses. Behind a lase cut molle panel is a slot to stash easy access things like dope book, maps, gloves, hat, etc. The beaver tail with more laser cut molle at the bottom is superb, long straps, and will hold a full length Z rest / shooting mat / tree tux / rain suit / puffy jacket just don't unbuckle both buckles at one time are whatever will fall out. The picket pockets have grown in size compared to my old Eberlestock, my Bog tripod fits easily into the picket pocket with room to spare. Main hit; the two side compression straps are pure annoyance having to unbuckle every time I need to access the main pack body. If you have long kit in the picket pockets on the side, like a tripod, etc., when unbuckling these straps the tripod is not secured with the straps and fall over. I use Nite Ize around the molle and twisted around my tripod / tent poles. Personal hits; the IntexII frame does not work for me, too restrictive on my back, feels like rigid frame. I replaced it with the Gossamer that makes the GS2 way less restrictive moving while training and carrying in the backcountry - steep twisted off trail. The two slots for hydro inside, yep on my last Eberlestock I cut the stitching out to open it to one single slot, perfect! If you are listening Eberlestock, how about trying a thin strip of hook and loop down the center so users can have the option of two divided or one large slot?
The versatility of this bag is second to none. Extremly happy with this bag