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Old January 22, 2011, 01:52 PM   #26
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I try to keep it to two guns, so I'm spending more time shooting than messing around. Three tops. My indoor range supplies targets, so I just bring guns, ear protection, cleaning kit (I shoot a lot of cast), a little food and drink, and at least three free hours
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Old January 24, 2011, 12:22 AM   #27
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I always bring along whatever firearms I will be firing, make sure to have magazines for them (if they use a mag), bring the correct ammo for each gun, bring safety glasses and hearing protection (ear muff and ear plugs). Those, of course, are the basics.

Other than the basics here are some things that often come along with me:

Targets (especially if the range does not offer them)
shoot n' see stickers
staple gun and staples
universal gun cleaning kit
borelight
screwdriver kit
extra glasses and hearing protection
shooting bag or box
knife
binoculars (although I just got my son a spotting scope and hope to start using that)
magic marker and pen
camera
a first aid kit
my ID
plenty of money because ranges around here are expensive

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Old January 25, 2011, 08:42 PM   #28
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Gun cleaning kit
Water
Food
Ammo
IFAK kit
Two pairs of eye protection
Two pairs of ear protection
Sunscreen
Rule book (USPSA)
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Old January 25, 2011, 11:24 PM   #29
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My indoor range does not allow food or drink

So there I just bring my guns and my hearing protection and my $ for ammo and targets. He sales reloads for very cheep (about 1/2 what the factory stuff is) but the rule is you have to shoot it all there and he gets to keep the brass.


My out door range is not really a range but just a spot I like to shoot. I bring stuff for a camp fire as well as all the shooting supplies and food and soda.
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Old January 27, 2011, 02:11 AM   #30
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Really? No one else brings pickled eggs/sausages?

I eat a couple of pickled eggs and an hour later the range magically clears out...
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Old January 27, 2011, 06:33 AM   #31
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An average trip would see me take:

Laser range finder
Targets (the Dirty Bird™ or Shoot & See™ type)
Pitcher of sweet tea
Sandwiches/pickled sausage
Shooting rest (Caldwell ZeroMax)
Spotting scope and tripod
Chronograph and tripod
Leatherman Tool
Range gate key (I have forgotten it several times...)
.22LR to shoot while waiting on centerfire to cool between shots
Ammo (also has been forgotten...)
Hat ( I'm normally not a hat guy)
Shooting buddy (optional, but fun to have)
And for the sudden and unexpected, a change of underwear wouldn't take up much room and could come in handy.
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Old January 27, 2011, 07:10 AM   #32
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And for the sudden and unexpected, a change of underwear wouldn't take up much room and could come in handy
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That would be known as a "tacticool" underwear change, thank you very much...
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Old February 15, 2011, 02:34 PM   #33
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shooting buddies who never complain

You cant forget your favorite shooting buddy (and critic) - the DOG(S), ive got 3 brits - they stay in the truck!!
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Old February 15, 2011, 04:02 PM   #34
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Almost exactly one ton more of 'stuff' than I should.
My primary range shooting is traditional muzzle loader. My large range box is about to get wheels and a V8 engine so I can move it around. That plus a spotting scope, tripod, small stool, water and a fishing rod container for spare ramrods. And, often a camera. Need to scale down considerably.
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Old February 27, 2011, 01:31 AM   #35
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I have one of those large wheeled soft side tool bags from Lowe's or Home Depot.
I have in it:
Spotting scope
Targets
Staple gun & staples
Screwdriver set
Bore light
Vice-grip needle nosed pliers
A few other miscellaneous tools
Eye & ear protection
A nylon zippered "pencil bag" with basic cleaning and lubricating supplies
Ammo
Pistol rest
Still room left for a couple handguns if that is what I am shooting that day
Rifle rest (slides right in between the handles of the tool bag)
In addition, Water, lunch, what ever long guns I am shooting.
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Old February 27, 2011, 02:13 AM   #36
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I guess im lucky. I shoot at home so i have every thing i need with me or at least close at hand .
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Old February 27, 2011, 03:08 AM   #37
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I guess im lucky. I shoot at home so i have every thing i need with me or at least close at hand .
Bragger!!! LOL
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Old February 27, 2011, 03:26 AM   #38
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+1 on the first did kit, learned that the hard way. I used to take 4 or 5 guns, now I try to limit myself to 2, 3 max. Got tired of spending so long cleaning after the trip. My shooting area now is just a canyon on public land so I am looking for a stable shooting platform.

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