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Old 04-21-2012, 10:34 AM   #1
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Okay, so, I'm getting older and I'm not as strong as I used to be. When I go to the range I usually bring 3 guns, lots of ammo, ears, eyes, speed loaders, screw driver for removing scope, etc. I can no longer carry it all in the range bag I have so I bring two range bags. These suckers are heavy and I find it a little difficult and awkward to carry them and I don't want to take two trips to carry my equipment in because I don't want to leave a bag unattended. Most often I go shooting alone but if I take someone (usually it's a man) with me I ask them to carry the heavier bag. I was thinking of getting one of those small luggage roller, carrier things to pull my range bags into the range. Something like this........http://www.amazon.com/Sparco-Easy-Grip-Flip-Out-Platform-Capacity/dp/B000USIM5M/ref=sr_1_43?ie=UTF8&qid=1335004305&sr=8-43

Be serious, my friends. Would I be the laughing stock of the range if I did that? Would I be the dorkiest, craziest old lady of the range that everyone was laughing at behind her back? If so, does anyone have any suggestions on how to carry my guns and supplies?

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Old 04-21-2012, 11:08 AM   #2
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When I go to the range with all my gear I pull this wagon loaded with all my stuff. Plus, I got a few bungee cords to hold all the junk in place.

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Who cares if they laugh? I have a gun......

I also have one of these. As long as you are not pulling it on a graveled path, works good. Also collapse flats when not using.

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Works for me.

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After lugging bags at USPSA matches for years, wife and I FINALLY bought a
Rugger Gear 2 gun cart. Folds down pretty small, rolls easily on rough
ground.

You can beat Rugged Gear's price a bit here, as well as find some other neat stuff:

http://www.mizmac.com/

Or pick up a used jogging stroller and convert it---or go the little red wagon route. Whatever you do, don't get something with itty bitty wheels. They
don't roll worth a darn on gravel and dirt.

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I recently got this bag and from the sounds of it should fit everything you need.

http://www.midwayusa.com/Product/288297/midwayusa-competition-range-bag

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Actually WOC, a lot of the people that go shooting at the range I goto, which is slightly gravel/loose rock, use those little metal carriers like you're showing. I kind of chuckled at first, but it's a smart idea, I never see any then having problems with them either. I was actually going to recommend it before I got to your link.

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Whatever you do, don't get something with itty bitty wheels. They don't roll worth a darn on gravel and dirt.
Thanks for the advice. I never thought of the smaller wheels not rolling on the gravel. I do must of my shooting at an indoor range so I don't often have to deal with gravel very often. I do have a small cart down in the basement I use for hauling cases of bottled water or whatever in from my car. I'm telling you, I can't lift as much weight as I used to.

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Actually WOC, a lot of the people that go shooting at the range I goto, which is slightly gravel/loose rock, use those little metal carriers like you're showing. I kind of chuckled at first, but it's a smart idea, I never see any then having problems with them either. I was actually going to recommend it before I got to your link.
Thank you. At the indoor range I usually go to I see most people coming in with one or two guns and it seems they buy their ammo right there so they aren't lugging much equipment.
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Don't get one with 'toy' wheels. Bigger wheels roll better on uneven ground.

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