range bag

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by timbaland753, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. timbaland753

    timbaland753 New Member

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    I am new shooting handguns and am trying to put together an adequate range bag. What do you guys consider necessary and also what add for personal preference?
     
  2. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    Eye and ear pro. Otis makes small travel cleaning kits. Ammo, mags and maybe a holster? Oo and targets help 2. Camera?
     

  3. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Ear plugs.
    quality ear muffs
    shooting glasses
    cleaning equipment
    silicone gun cloth
    B Square gunsmith screwdriver kit or equivalent
    shop cloths
    zip lock bags
    wet wipes
    target pasters
    red targ-dots if shooting rifles

    Canteen and candy bar optional.:)
     
  4. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    ammunition??

    i keep a sectional 22cal cleaning rod
    ear prot.
    camera
    pen
    targets
    hollowground screwdriver set
    wheeler fat wrench
    mini levels
    calipers
    guns
    range flag
    towel

    cant think of anything else
     
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  5. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

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    I keep some of what has been mentioned. What hasn't is a stapler. Absolutely essential where I shoot.
     
  6. GeneralPatton

    GeneralPatton New Member

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    Depending on what I'm taking to the range on that given day depends on what else I take.

    On a visit for handguns I take:

    Eyes
    Ears
    targets
    ammo
    small Winchester smith kit
    1-2 mags

    For my AR

    Eyes
    Ears
    targets
    Small Winchester smith kit
    bags or boxes to reclaim my brass
    5 mags

    Additional stuff I sometimes take depending on the purpose of my visit
     
  7. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    Eyes and ears.
    I also carry a sectional cleaning rod. Not actually for cleaning. I use it to free a stuck case now and then.
    10 way screw driver
    Staple gun and staples.
    Target pasties
    Bipod.
    Lots of extra magazines.
    A deck of cards. I staple them onto sillohette targets where the heart would be.
    Binoculars.
     
  8. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Good point. I was down in Kentucky shooting with Stalkingbear. A young couple shows up and we call a cease fire so they can set up. They are very embarrassed as it was the first time they were at the range and had no targets. They thought they'd be able to buy targets there. But it was just an outdoor range with no clubhouse. I had lots of extras so I gave them 2-3. They go out to the target stand and again, they're kind of standing there. They didn't have a staple gun. 'Bear goes out and helps them staple their targets to the stand. I felt sorry for them. They were very embarrassed. But I assured them they needn't be embarrassed and it won't ever happen to them again.
     
  9. Intheshop

    Intheshop New Member

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    Lots of good info above.

    I like to have two sets of ear muffs.Can't say how many times someone new to shooting has been around(happens pretty frequently)and having an extra set makes a huge,positive impact.
     
  10. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Add:
    Sun Blocker and Band-Aids.
     
  11. timbaland753

    timbaland753 New Member

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    Thx guys, appreciate all the input.
     
  12. Renegade44

    Renegade44 New Member

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    We shoot at indoor ranges primarily.
    Eyes
    Ears
    Firearms
    Ammunition
    Magazines/Loaders

    Date Night at the Range (Range Usa)
    Targets, 1 lane for an hour, 2 boxes of ammunition, eyes, ears, 1 gun rental, and a meal for 40.00 for a couple.

    We usually bring extra ammunition and our own PPE.
    Can't beat it. No membership required.
     
  13. Wolfrage

    Wolfrage Vendor

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    Roll of duct tape. Never fails to stick up targets, unlike every damn staple gun I've brought to the range.
     
  14. AR10

    AR10 New Member

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    Masking tape to cover over old holes in targets to use them over.