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Old September 5, 2009, 11:09 PM   #51
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Guns to the range?

I usually bring at least 5-6 guns with me on each visit and plenty of ammo too. Can't help myself as I feel I have to shoot as many as possible to warrant keeping all of them in my safe....
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Old September 6, 2009, 12:52 AM   #52
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I personally bring a LOT... 41 blk hwk, 44 blk hwk, 22 lr, 22 lr with scope, 22 lf pistol, 22 std single shot, 300 win mag, 6.5-06, 30-06, 30-30 and my Pardner 12 gauge....
My nephew brings a good dozen (7 side arms of various make and model, adn a few rifles...)... Or whatever we can find ammo for at any given point in that week....
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Old September 6, 2009, 02:06 AM   #53
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Usually 2-3, I usually pack a .22 of some description as well as a centrefire that I want to practice with and quite often something else I want to try / tinker with or shoot in.
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Old September 6, 2009, 11:43 AM   #54
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3-4 Most often. I usually choose 2 different calibers and 3-4 firearms to shoot it through.
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Old September 6, 2009, 12:17 PM   #55
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I typically bring whatever I have an abundance of ammo for, which is usually the gun I feel like shooting, and my SKS. Sometimes I have so much fun with the no.1 gun I forget about my SKS....

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Old September 6, 2009, 12:53 PM   #56
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Three. The most convenient range is the county range and that's the limit.

Usually two rifles and a pistol. And almost always that pistol is NOT my primary defense pistol.

That's because the county range has some absurd rules. Three gun max, one shot every 5 seconds, no rapid fire, no human shaped targets, ie BG's, ect.. When I go to the local private range that's when I bring my primary pistol. And then only my primary as I want focus on proficiency more than engage in a casual target shoot.
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Old September 6, 2009, 05:56 PM   #57
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I usually take 4 to 5 when I go I take my 300winmag my 22with scope 12guage do a lil skeet shooting and my ruger 9mm and my 45tauras and that is all I take
winchester model 70 223 wssm
remington 788 243 with bipod
mossberg 500a ,marlin 25 and many more to come and go
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Old September 10, 2009, 02:55 AM   #58
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usually take my .270 and my SKS . Once in awhile I'll bring the Mosin. I always bring my Taurus pt 101 and my taurus pt 709, .40 and 9mm and my ruger single six. Getting an AK-47 Today so now I got another to bring.
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Old September 20, 2009, 07:42 AM   #59
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range guns

kahr pm 9. 100 rds, draw from concealment, doubletap at yard increments to 25 yards.
glock 19. same drill.
glock 17. 100 rds defense drill, range lights off.
glock 20. 100 rds assault drill.
s&w 686plus 50 rds 25 yds.
s&w trrs 50 rds 25 yds.
308 ap4 60 rds 25 - 200 yds.
mossberg 500 24 rds 5 - 20 yds.
every sunday noon - 3pm.
strip, clean, lube, 3:30pm - 5pm.
running this protocol with my son since he was 7 years old, he's 19 now. good bonding time, taught him our family's version of gun control.
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Old September 20, 2009, 09:10 PM   #60
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Went today. Had a 90 minute stint before I had to go home and get ready to travel.
One gun - a Lyman GPR.
That was all that I had time for.
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Old September 20, 2009, 11:04 PM   #61
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I bring 3 rifles and 3 pistols. The plan is to shoot 2 of each with 1 of each for back-up in case of technical issues. I can't handle cleaning more than 4 guns after an outing.
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Old September 21, 2009, 12:57 PM   #62
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3-4 mixed(rifles/pistols)
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Old September 21, 2009, 02:21 PM   #63
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I bring 4 or 4 at least 2 22s of some kind.They help you pass the time letting the barrel cool down between shots.Good Luck
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Old September 21, 2009, 08:19 PM   #64
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Just had to join Firing Line

This post was the one that got me to join firing line.

If we are talking about indoor ranges...

all you need to bring is your everyday self defense 1911.

Oh yea that was a period after 1911.

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Old September 22, 2009, 02:14 PM   #65
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At a minimum two. The 22/45 Mk II always goes.

After that one, usually one of my .40s and/or my .357.

A AR-15 or a shotgun, depending on where I am shooting. Sometimes the long guns or the .22 doesn't get shot but my girlfriend and I love our centerfire pistols.
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Old September 28, 2009, 03:09 PM   #66
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Now that I've added two rifles to my collection (a 6.8 AR15 'style' and a 22LR rifle) I had PLANNED to mix a rifle in at every trip (usually the 22LR), but on my most recent range trip, I got charged fully double the usual rate to use a "rifle" lane --- keep in mind, this is an INDOOR range and there is nothing that seems to make a rifle lane any different from a regular lane other than it would appear they like to space out the rifle folk. -- I've previously brought the same rifles to the range and not been charged extra, so I'm not sure what brought on that charge now (and it was a relatively quiet day).

This will probably cut down my # of weapons a bit per trip, as I have to factor in that extra step-up cost to bringing along a long gun. :barf: Is this at all standard at indoor ranges? (that is, charging more to shoot long guns in the same lanes used for handguns?)
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Old September 29, 2009, 08:20 PM   #67
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I usually take about 2-3 with about 100 rounds of ammo in each caliber of the guns that I take. I end up shooting only 1-2 of them, though.
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Old September 29, 2009, 08:36 PM   #68
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I take 2 and a half.

My 5 shot S&W, which is my CCW.
My Kimber pro carry and the .22 conversion.
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Old October 6, 2009, 09:12 AM   #69
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Two - generally one rifle and one handgun. One of them is usually a .22LR, the other is something centerfire. If the wife is coming, I might pack an extra handgun, but I generally don't have room for a second rifle.

I agree with whomever said that time alone is probably not really a good measure of how much skill you're accruing on a particular range trip... I generally find myself improving the most when I slow the hell down on pulling the bang switch and really concentrate on taking perfect shots.
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Old October 7, 2009, 05:57 PM   #70
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depends if its indoor or out.
But 3 or 4
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Old October 9, 2009, 06:52 AM   #71
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60 min.

Last two range trips - I took three guns for one trip - Browning HP, a Makarov, a S&W Model 10. One box of ammo for each. Shot about 60 rounds total in the hour. Slow fire 25 yards.
The second trip was to an indoor range for an hour of practice. One gun - a .22 High Standard Victor - two boxes of ammo. Shot through two gallery courses - 30 rounds each. I don't rush.
Both are typical trips.
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Old October 12, 2009, 06:52 AM   #72
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depends really on what i have more of in the garage regarding ammo
more 45's and i dont have to go to wal mart
then im shooting 45
more 9
then im taking a few 9's
typically depending on ammo i will take 2-3 guns in that caliber
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Old October 12, 2009, 05:46 PM   #73
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Guns to the range

I tend to bring my Stag model4 5.56, and my ruger 10/22 fun to shoot ammo is cheap.
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Old October 12, 2009, 06:50 PM   #74
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Generally one rimfire and one centerfire.
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Old November 4, 2009, 02:42 PM   #75
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I've recently changed up to 90 minutes (up from 60) and find the whole experience to be much more rewarding. I can spend 30-40 minutes really fine tuning a particular skill and still have another 50-60 minutes to blast away with some 22LR (now that I've been able to buy a decent quantity of it). Previously, at 60 minutes, I usually felt a little rushed the whole time to 'get enough fun in', so to speak. Now at 90, I get the "fun in" and improve my skills at the same time.
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