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Civilian Lab® Battle Axe™

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guitar-shaped padded rifle case

The Battle Axe™ was specifically designed to look like a guitar case externally, while accommodating carbines up to AK47 length. Shooters can transport their carbine in a relatively unassuming package. The Battle Axe™ even fits most electric guitars, but has tie-downs for rifles. Additional external pockets are designed to carry magazines, cleaning kit, extra parts and everything you need for transporting your work gun, or just hauling around urban gear through crowds.


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_ looks like a guitar case for covert gun transport
_ main compartment has locking zipper sliders
_ includes double-strap for "backpack" style carrying
_ also includes a shoulder strap
_ padded & organized for carbines up to AK47 length!
_ even fits most electric guitars, but has movable tie-downs for rifles
_ padded divider for carrying a second rifle
_ divider doubles as small shooting/work mat
_ plush lining is standard
_ main compartment has locking zipper sliders

Front Pockets: (from top to bottom)
_ ~5" L x 5" W (12.7 x 12.7 cm)
_ ~5" L x 12" W (12.7 x 30.5 cm)
_ ~11" L x 13" W (27.9 x 33 cm)

Weapons Accommodations:
_ fits up to AK47 length

What's included:
_ 1x Padded divider
_ 1x Shoulder strap
_ 2x Rifle loops

Additional Info

Additional Info

External Size ~41.3" L x 18.1" W x 4" D (105 x 46 x 10.2 cm)
Main Compartment ~40" L x 4" D (101.6 x 10.2 cm); 18" W at base/widest part (45.7 cm); 7.5" W at top/narrowest part (19.1 cm).
Laptop Compartment No
Total Gear Capacity ~49 L (2,990.1 cubic inches)
Product Weight ~4.2 lbs.
Care Instructions See product tag
Main Material Dobby Nylon w/ PU X 2 water repellent coated for superior water resistance.
Overall size No
Design Long Beach, California - In-House Team.
Manufacturing Imported


Customer Reviews (4)

Almost Perfect Review by JH
This rifle case is awesome. It absolutely looks like a guitar case and if you want to keep your nosey neighbors wondering just exactly who the very muscular , very handsome , guitar playing man is and what he’s all about , this is the perfect case . My only gripe is that the upper inner portion of the interior case isn’t outfitted to secure a second rifle. Before that deters you, you can fit two rifles comfortably in this case . You have to be creative as to how you want to secure the second rifle . The bag can easily fit up to an average AK rifle . You can also fit a handgun in the front middle pouch . The ammo pouches located in the outer bottom portion of the bag can easily fit two AR 30 round mags per pouch giving you a total of 6 round mags capability and there is room to store more mags elsewhere in the case . (Posted on 3/11/2018)
Outstanding concealmentReview by Dana
I'm on the road often and prefer a lower profile when going from vehicle to hotel room. This case offers me that option and doesn't scream "tactical".

While the design is great and retention is what you'd want with a rifle. The area I'd improve would be the carrying strap. One strap that looks innocuous, yes, but does not provide the comfort of seen as a standard with other Hazard 4 gear.

Also the form seems a little misshapen when loaded with rifle and 2 spare mags in the provided compartment.

Over all,, my favorite piece of gear to sling my rifle in public :-) (Posted on 3/11/2018)
True concealed carry for my rifleReview by Joseph
Been looking for a concealed carry bag for my rifle that is sturdy, reliable and is handmade. The straps for the back carry and handle carry is perfect for my needs. I carry my guitars and other musical instruments all the time and this product is a good conceal for my weapon. The velcro straps inside for holding the weapon keeps is well secured when handling and traveling. Pockets for magazine is a very good addition plus 2 addition external pockets.
I have added a 2 inch foam pad to secured the back side of the rifle and there is still a enough space to secure pistols and magazines.
The most important of all is that if you register the product with the company, they will give you a very good warranty.
I am enjoying the product. (Posted on 3/11/2018)
Better Than ExpectedReview by Pat
The bottom velcro magazine pockets are also versatile in size/shape. The bottom also has a few smaller pockets for pens/tools and key loop. The middle pocket has a simple fuzz velcro open to adding a molle panel or other items. The top pocket is small box pocket.

All zippers include small lock loops for luggage size locks. Inside the padded lid, and sides of the case has velcro fuzz allowing more modular additions. The padded insert hinges between the rifle and the lid. The hinged pad is held on by 3 velcro tabs for adjustment of depth etc. The sewn in loops run along with some molle like loops that would allow for additional pouches or looped anchoring to secure the rifles movement further. A small velcro rubberized patch is included to prevent longer muzzles from poking the insides.

The only thing I would like to see added is another square or 2 of the same diamond plates located on the top, added to the bottom of the case when it is resting in the upward position.

The outside has a neat hideaway pocket to tuck away its backpack style straps and included sling attachments. This bag was very well planned out- great job! (Posted on 11/14/2017)

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Whats the difference between this and the Battle Axe, besides the color?
The Civilian Lab version will replace the original version. The new version replaces the "tactical" look with a street friendly sporty look. The new version also comes with a double shoulder straps to make carrying easier.
Customer Support answered on November 14, 2017
What is the internal length dimension of the Civilian Lab Battle Axe?
The internal dimensions of the Battle Axe are as such:

Length-wise from top of the headstock to the end of where the strap button would be: ~39 inches

Widest part of the body past the bridge: 18 inches across
Customer Support answered on May 8, 2018
What are the dimensions on the external pockets?
Thank you for contacting us. These are the estimated dimensions for the external pockets on the Battle Axe going from top to bottom. 5 x 5 inches, 5 x 12 inches, 11 x 13 inches.
Customer Support answered on September 7, 2018
Can this fit/carry a real acoustic guitar as well?
Yes, it's designed as a dual-purpose carrying case.
Customer Support answered on October 31, 2017

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