This is a discussion on Carry to the Range? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Just curious - do you carry your EDC to the range then pull it out to practice and when you are done, wipe it down, ...
Just curious - do you carry your EDC to the range then pull it out to practice and when you are done, wipe it down, reload, reholster an go on your way?
Depends on the range. The ones I go to currently (1 indoor, 1 outdoor) only want unloaded guns coming to the line. The indoor range has a sand bucket outside the front door for safe unloading. The outdoor range protocol is to announce your loaded sidearm to an RO who will have you unload at a bucket of sand. When you leave, you seek the RO and load up at his direction.
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I do carry concealed to the range but it remains concealed. I take additional guns to fire at the range.
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I follow the rule of the range I'm visiting...
The one I currently belong to does not allow any loaded weapons to enter the range except if you are LE...I'm not, so I'm not going to carry even concealed into the range...
You can only load on the firing line...
For me it has also depended on the range that I visit. One that I have gone to allows you to carry in concealed (or openly as this is a legal method of carry) and arrange your items on the line to fire. Others that I have been to require all firearms to be unloaded and cased until you reach the line and get set up.
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I unload before entering the range, and reload after I leave the range!
I do shoot my EDC every time I shoot, but I also shoot other guns as well.
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I always carry at the range. It is an out of doors public one. Also we never shoot alone.
A couple of years ago, an associate pastor of a local church was murdered at our range by two Army deserters because they wanted to steal his firearms. So we carry and watch out while we shoot.
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I carry my snub nose in my pocket concealed and keep it on me at all times. The range has a few requirements - cased, holstered, or carried actions open. I prefer to have a loaded firearm on me since many people have been killed/robbed for their guns at ranges. Granted the range officers are all armed but I trust no one more than myself to defend my life.
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I have 2 different EDC weapons. One I carry to and from work, the other I carry when I'm out and about with wife or running errands. Which ever one I'm going to shoot will go into my gun case unloaded, the other is on my hip.
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