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Old January 13, 2013, 11:31 PM   #1
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How many guns do you take to the range at once?

I brought 3 my last trip, I must say I was tried of cleaning afterwards. I got home around 7 or so, had dinner, started cleaning around 9 and didn't finish till 3 am!. It takes me about 2 hours per gun(I watched a movie for each gun, finished near the end or during the start of next). I think I will only going to bring two guns from now on.
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Old January 13, 2013, 11:33 PM   #2
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I usually take 4-5 plus my recurve or compound bow. I also break up my time cleaning my guns over a couple of days.


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Old January 13, 2013, 11:34 PM   #3
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Usually three. Occasionally four. Mainly for the same reason you mentioned. I feel compelled (OCD) to clean them after each session. And, that can take a couple of hours, sometimes longer.
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Old January 13, 2013, 11:39 PM   #4
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Usually at least 2 some times 3 or 4. Took 3 handguns Friday.
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Old January 13, 2013, 11:43 PM   #5
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I usually take 2 or three to the handgun range and 3 or 4 to the rifle range. Take more to the rifle range because I go there less often.

I just can't put them away without cleaning them and four at a time is about as many as I want to do.
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Old January 13, 2013, 11:44 PM   #6
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depends on who I'm going with. Usually not more then 4 or 5 including shotguns and rifles. Shotgun does not get much of a work out since I don't hunt game anymore.
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Old January 13, 2013, 11:46 PM   #7
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How many guns do you take to the range at once?
Any more, three.

Whatever my most recent acquisition is, something else, and the .22.

Too much crap to cart around, with more.
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Old January 13, 2013, 11:48 PM   #8
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You guys are gonna clean the a'cracy right out of them guns..

Clean 'em a little bit. Once in a while. Run a patch through the bore at the range. It's not the space shuttle.


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Old January 13, 2013, 11:52 PM   #9
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That all depends on what I wanna do.

There's working on defensive pistolcraft, target work with handguns and rifles, sighting-in a hunting rifle or handgun, plinking for the fun of it, instructing a new student, testing ammo for velocity or for terminal ballistics...many possibilities.

Sometimes it's one, sometimes it is as many as ten.
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Old January 13, 2013, 11:57 PM   #10
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Usually three, but one of the three is my Contender and three barrels with it.
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Old January 13, 2013, 11:57 PM   #11
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Between 3-10. I really don't go to he range, I shoot on private land. I try to make it worthwhile though.
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Old January 14, 2013, 12:13 AM   #12
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Generally three to four.
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Old January 14, 2013, 01:36 AM   #13
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I took four last time, but I can't imagine how I could take 2 hours to clean one gun, let alone four, I think you're overdoing it.
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Old January 14, 2013, 03:54 AM   #14
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Remember the Mel Gibson Movie...

Desert Road Rage something or other... when he was entering some kind of event or building and the gatekeeper asks Mel to surrender any weapons he has on him and Mel starts to remove 5 minutes worth all kinds of hidden weapons? Well, that's me going thru the range bag.
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Old January 14, 2013, 04:13 AM   #15
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Usually 2 or 3, my EDC gets cleaned immediately, the .22 or other gun gets cleaned every 500 rounds or so.
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Old January 14, 2013, 06:30 AM   #16
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If alone I'll take 2-4. If I have company I may take 1 or 2 more.
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Old January 14, 2013, 07:15 AM   #17
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I usually just take two when I got to the handgun range. I take two to three to the rifle range.
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Old January 14, 2013, 11:23 AM   #18
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A thermos of coffee and 7 or more guns. I have no time limit and most times make a day of it. I always take my EDC a Glock 36 and S&W 638 and get some time in with them. I shoot mostly 38 spl and 45acp. After that comes 45 Colt, .357 mag and 9 mm.

I don't like chasing my brass so much anymore so only a few hundred 9mm and 45acp. Then come the revolvers in 38 spl, 357 mag, 45 acp and 45 Colt. Anywhere from 300 to 500 rounds get sent down range with the revolvers.

Always a good time had at range. I like to take breaks and watch other shooters while I drink some coffee. Some shooters are amazingly good and some are just trying to figure it out.
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Old January 14, 2013, 11:35 AM   #19
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Always depends. If I'm alone, with the girlfriend, my friends..Used to take a whole bunch at a time. But cleaning afterwards literally took my whole day off. I focus on the ones I carry mainly.

SIG P220, P226 & Glock 19, 17, 21

I like to shoot my 1911's at the range a lot.

Lately? I've been shooting mainly the P220 and Glock 19

Depends where I'm going when I carry them. So I want to keep brushing up on them. I go at least monthly.

So I'd say 2-3 Maybe 1 if I'm alone. Maybe 2.



With my girl or friends 2-3 / 4-5
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Old January 14, 2013, 11:45 AM   #20
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2 hours to clean a gun?

field strip, bore snake thru the barrel, wipe down the rest with a silicone cloth, reassemble. done in 5 minutes.

you are over thinking this.
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Old January 14, 2013, 11:48 AM   #21
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field strip, bore snake thru the barrel, wipe down the rest with a silicone cloth, reassemble. done in 5 minutes.
That's wonderful for the field.

We're talking about cleaning though.

Boresnake doesn't clean the barrel. It's just removes anything your naked eye can see.

You run some Hoppe's No.9 down that barrel with a cotton patch till they come out white. That's cleaning a barrel.
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Old January 14, 2013, 11:52 AM   #22
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started cleaning around 9 and didn't finish till 3 am!. It takes me about 2 hours per gun
Why clean? They are only going to get dirty again when used.
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Old January 14, 2013, 12:05 PM   #23
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usually 2, 3 at the most. I normally go shooting with something definite in mind (tuning a gun, zeroing a scope, etc), once i get it done im on to the next thing
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Old January 14, 2013, 12:13 PM   #24
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"A thermos of coffee and 7 or more guns. I have no time limit and most times make a day of it. I always take my EDC a Glock 36 and S&W 638 and get some time in with them. I shoot mostly 38 spl and 45acp. After that comes 45 Colt, .357 mag and 9 mm.

I don't like chasing my brass so much anymore so only a few hundred 9mm and 45acp. Then come the revolvers in 38 spl, 357 mag, 45 acp and 45 Colt. Anywhere from 300 to 500 rounds get sent down range with the revolvers.

Always a good time had at range. I like to take breaks and watch other shooters while I drink some coffee. Some shooters are amazingly good and some are just trying to figure it out. "

Sound like my wife and I. We pretty much do the same. Yesterday was cold so we went light. a .32, 3 .38s, 3 .357s , .40 , 45/454 casull. and a thermos of coffee. We usually make a day of it, but only stayed about 3 Hours yesterday. BTW, we are in ARK, also

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Old January 14, 2013, 12:20 PM   #25
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Between one and four. Two mostly.

It depends on where I go, who I'm with and how much time I'm going to spend shooting.

With some of my friends, we spend more time talking than shooting.
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