Back Mounted Scabbard for Shotguns


July 17, 2003, 10:08 AM
Hello Everyone,

Every so often you will see an operational photo or a movie depiction of a soldier or SWAT member carrying a shotgun in a back scabbard (mounted to a backpack of vest) in lieu of a rifle or submachine gun carried conventionally with a sling of some sort. Even the current Blackhawk catalog has an image like this in one of their posters for sale, but they do not sell such a unit as far as I can tell.

I've seen such a scabbard for sale only once. It was a standalone unit with straps like a backpack. It was designed to carry a short shotgun or carbine for defense against bears. I think Tex Shoemaker put it out. Not sure though.

Can anyone shed any light where such scabbards, stand alone or for attachment, can be bought?

Thanks for the help.

- Anthony

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July 17, 2003, 12:52 PM
Are there any leather shops in your area? Saddle makers, etc,?
I'm sure they can make one for you.

Is this what you're looking for?

Andrew Wyatt
July 17, 2003, 01:03 PM
BHI makes a breaching tool scabbard, which is for hooligan tools, wrecking bars and shotguns.

July 17, 2003, 04:28 PM
Akrady: no I am looking for something to attach or already be mounted to a backpack.

Andrew: Looked at their website but it has too many pockets. Looking for a dedicated scabbard.

Anyone else have any suggestions?

- Anthony

Andrew Wyatt
July 17, 2003, 04:38 PM
ask around at's forums.

January 30, 2009, 11:34 AM

January 30, 2009, 11:49 AM
I'd stick with Eberlestock packs and their scabbards. Their quality is excellent, they are very supportive of the military, and when comments have come in to him from down range, he has actually listened to suggestions and upgraded his designs accordingly. Sportsman's Guide has some cool stuff once in a while but unless it's actual military surplus, I think the stuff they mainly deal in is designed for the airsoft crowd as far as quality goes. Cheaper and if your butt doesn't depend on it, it's good enough but not something I would trust my life with.

January 30, 2009, 12:35 PM
Google shotgun scabbard and there's about a dozen sources that pop up.

January 30, 2009, 12:39 PM
Cheaper Than Dirt has them in their latest Cat. three colors.

January 30, 2009, 01:02 PM

Here is the Cheaper Than Dirt offering.

A man with a gun!
January 30, 2009, 04:45 PM

February 2, 2009, 01:52 PM
We have two differnat models. One is made by Bulldog Equipment, the other is from Eagle. The Bulldog is good for mounting on your ruck. I haven't stocked any of the Eagles yet, but they seem to more designed for mounting on your belt.



Free hunting
March 17, 2010, 12:01 PM
That picture of the "bulldog" looks about just the right fit for my pistol grip Mossberg 500.

I cannot find it anywhere else on the web by google, amazon, or other vendor sites.

Could you provide contact information or who to seek to purchase the bulldog scabbard, DMR?


March 17, 2010, 02:14 PM
get the Eagle Industries. Lifetime warranty, very high quality. I am not sure about the Bulldog though.

March 18, 2010, 01:52 AM $22.47

The tan isn't quite what I would call tan, though. More of a tan with an overdye of olive green. Great scabbards, though. Used them for about three years now.


March 18, 2010, 07:56 PM
i have one of the UTGs from cheaper than dirt and honestly it cant be any better or worse built than whatever the "pros" are useing it will hold my mossberg nicely but what i usualy use it for is my dads old glenfield 30-30 seeing as how it doesnt have sling studs

the UTG model has a shoulder strap and can be attatched to any MOLLE device like a backpack or tactical vest

March 19, 2010, 02:43 PM
i have a Voodoo Tactical. Holds my Mossberg500 just perfectly. Low cost was nice also... more ammo.

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