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Old October 12, 2001, 03:53 PM   #1
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what clothing & equipment for tactical training class?

I am looking to take a tactical handgun course next year and would like some suggestions as to what clothing and other equipment to take with me. Obviously a handgun, holster, extra magazines, ammo, etc... but what about the not so obvious?
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Old October 12, 2001, 05:39 PM   #2
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Where are you going?

Here's my partial list:

1. Kotex--stick in any holes that get created, so far no need for;
2. Skin So Soft--for the insects;
3. lockpicking tools--so if Marines lock guns up and cannot get them, I can help;
4. extra eyes and eyes;
5. gun cleaning stuff;
6. extra guns;
7. One of those Gerber minitool thingies;
8. sunscreen--Bullfrog so you cannot sweat it off;
9. Lots of magazines;
10. water bottle;
11. Notebook and pen.
12. Turtleneck sweatshirt so brass will not go down your shirt (or two bandanas, front and back--.223 brass stings);
13. Moleskin for hands.
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Old October 12, 2001, 08:16 PM   #3
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I take:
  • Primary gun with six magazines
  • Second gun with six magazines (for just in case)
  • Holster and magazine carriers (for both guns)
  • Ammunition as required by the course
  • Rain gear (just in case)
  • Knee and Elbow pads
  • Hearing protection (two sets of plugs and muffs)
  • Range bag
  • Camelbak
  • Extra clothes and two pairs of boots or shoes
  • Thermals (for night shoot)
  • Cleaning kit
  • Shaving kit
  • Money (for incidentals)
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Old October 14, 2001, 05:30 PM   #4
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In addition to gunny things like lots of ammo, plenty of mags,a 2 oz can of CLP and even a spare gun, I bring lots of creature comforts with me on any extended range day.
  • Aspirin or ibuprofen
  • More cold water than I think I'll ever need
  • Baseball cap or any other cap with a bill, to keep flying brass from getting caught in my glasses
  • Good eyewear: a pair of sunglasses, a pair of range safety glasses with side guards, and a spare pair of corrective eyeglasses
  • Ear muffs -- and don't forget spare batteries if you have electronic muffs
  • Chapstick
  • Bandaids
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Notepad and a couple of good pens
  • Baby wipes for getting the grime off my hands and face immediately after shooting
  • Enough snacks to share with others
  • Sunscreen
  • A light jacket with a hood

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