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Old September 5, 2012, 02:36 AM   #1
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What do you keep in your range bag?

I am putting together a range bag for going to the range. Going to be mostly cleaning kit and ammo and stuff.

Curious what you guys have in your range bag and what do you use as a range bag. I use an old camera bag that I had around the house.
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Old September 5, 2012, 04:31 AM   #2
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Midway ran this bag on sale for $29 last year and I snagged one.

Wish I had snagged 2 ... I can load this thing up with more weapons and ammo than I can comfortably carry.

I keep a handfull of disposable ear plugs ... in case I forget my protection, a friend tags along or someone shooting next to me needs a set.

Small jar of Carmex lip balm. The jar seals, where the twist tube melts and the squeeze tube can get crushed.

I bought a cheap multi-tool at Cabelas ... think it was $5 ... has been extremely handy on many occasions.

A shooters towel (stole a diaper from my grand daughter ... clean of course) ... wipe sweat or dry washed hands after loading a dozen mags.

Spray can of Baristol and a Hoppes polishing cloth.
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Old September 5, 2012, 04:15 PM   #3
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It is good to have:
pen and paper
sharpie for marking targets
pre-packaged hand wipes
basic first aid supplies including a trauma dressing
magazine loaders
roll up bench pad
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Old September 5, 2012, 04:35 PM   #4
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York Peppermint Patties, Vicodin and Camel non-filters.

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Old September 5, 2012, 05:13 PM   #5
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Pen & Paper,Ammo,Cleaning Splys, Small first Aid kit, Targets, ,Targets from last time out,
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Old September 5, 2012, 05:36 PM   #6
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Any pistols I will shoot;
Magazines for anything I will shoot that uses them;
Marker for marking holes in paper targets;
Staple gun and extra staples;
Pen and paper for taking notes if needed;
Ear protection;
Sometimes paper plates (for some kinds of shooting);
Deep woods off (seasonal);
Ammunition; and
A Book to read.

Targets, rifles, water and something to munch on are seperate.

The bag is something my sons gave me as a gift. It's got the SIG logo on it. It has one large outside pocket and a kind of paded insert with three slots to put a pistol.
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Old September 5, 2012, 05:59 PM   #7
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cigars, pen, paper, tape, stapler, targets, ear protection, shooting gloves, gun tool kit, cleaning rod, lighter, flashlight, bore sighter, laser.
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Old September 5, 2012, 06:07 PM   #8
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A sharpie, hearing protection, a multi bit screw driver set, eye protection, duct tape and a cleaning rag to give the guns a wipe down afterwards.
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Old September 5, 2012, 06:52 PM   #9
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  • Small cleaning kit for my rifles/sidearm
  • Extra Ammo
  • Extra Magazines
  • Spare earplugs
  • Rifle Oil
  • Rifle Cleaner
  • Pen
  • Paper
  • A few small Allen Wrenches (used for adjusting sights)
  • Paper towels (Just a few)
  • Targets
  • Flashlight
  • Thermacell (great for keeping mosquitoes away)
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Old September 7, 2012, 11:15 PM   #10
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I keep it simple since I don't clean/lube at the range: pistol, loaded magazines, extra ammunition, small targets, eyes and ears, small towel
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Old September 8, 2012, 09:20 AM   #11
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Bottled water, cell phone, snacks.
What else do you need?
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Old September 13, 2012, 09:21 PM   #12
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Some things I carry that are not listed already are:

dead blow plastic hammer
2 different sized punches
straw for rem oil and one shot
bags for brass (I reload)
chop sticks (use them for drifting sight, in rag for wiping cylinders and bores, pushing rags thru pistols mag cavities, and lots of other stuff)
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Old September 13, 2012, 11:53 PM   #13
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  • Sunscreen
  • A variety of safety glasses including clear, amber and smoke colored lenses. Having extras is good in case something breaks or you have a buddy come along who didn't bring his own eye protection.
  • Staple gun and staples for attaching targets to backers.
  • Push pins.
  • Rag
  • Silicon Rag
  • A couple of Sharpie pens for marking targets.
  • Compact Binoculars.
  • Scotch Tape.
  • Ear Plugs--I carry these in case I have a problem with my muffs or have another shooter with me who didn't bring hearing protection.
  • Simple cleaning/fixit kit containing:
  • Pistol rod
  • Patches
  • CLP
  • Long-nose pliers
  • Jag & Brush
  • Small Screwdriver
  • Multi-tool
  • Bronze toothbrush
  • Standard toothbrush
  • Small punch
  • Some cotton swabs
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Old September 25, 2012, 08:49 AM   #14
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Shoot-n-c targets, ear and eye protection, screwdrivers, cleaning kit, spare mags, bore light, 60lbs of assorted ammo.
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