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    What's in your range bag?

    Made a trip to the local gun show today. I picked up some ammo, some mags and a new range bag. (Unfortunately I didn't find any new weapons to buy. ) As I was transferring stuff from the old bag to the new, I thought I'd ask what others carry and maybe pick up some ideas.

    So, other than firearms and/or ammunition, what's in your range bag?

    I have eye and ear protection, plus a few spare pairs of earplugs, a box of push pins, a staple gun, staples, and a couple of markers.

    Brian

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    Sounds like you've got it pretty well covered, the only other thing I have is a roll of masking tape, not the 3/4" stuff the wide roll so if the target starts getting "wasted" in one spot, slap a couple pieces of that up and keep shooting.
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    Tape.
    A cleaning rod in case of any squibs.
    A hat.
    Some stripper clips for the Lee Enfield.
    Small pair binocs.
    Multi tool.
    Sight tool for the AK.
    Couple of Zip loc bags.

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    Range bag contents:
    cleaning kit
    small binoculars
    eye and ear protection
    Swiss army knife
    cleaning rags
    package of multi-colored sticky dots (mark shot groups)
    magic marker
    small 1st aid pouch
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    Two sets of eye and ear protection (one I wear, and another as backup/loaners), ammo (mostly .45, some .223 and a brick of .22), a .22 conversion kit for my Glock 21, extra Glock magazines (both .45 and .22), sunblock, batteries and a spare bulb for my Surefire, a brass bag, a multi-caliber Otis cleaning kit, writing implements (pencil, sharpie, and white-out marker), and a couple of spare flashlights. I've got two other bags too. One's got rifle stuff in it, the other has airsoft gear for force on force.

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    Depends on shoot! if IDPA then bag contains necessary rounds, plus some - all mags, range toolbox and Brownells screwdriver set.

    Ear muffs, snack, extra ear plugs, gun of course and member card.

    If a major ''day-at-range'' then we have something approaching a logistical removals operation! Range bag itself will be similar but what matters is the ''range box'' - happens to be cardboard but will soon be a tote box. That contains too many things to list but includes spare eye protection, targets, stapler, masking tape, magazines assorted, sticky patches, bandaids, some cleaning gear, and a load of accumulated 'stuff'!

    Ammo then in ammo boxes ..... to suit the requirements. By time truck is loaded up - we have a serious amount of gear!
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    I am at work so going from memory here:
    eyes and ears (2 sets)
    small bronze hammer
    screwdrivers.
    blue loctite
    ammo bags
    loose ammo in three calibers at least.
    brass.
    antiseptic, bandages, badaid
    Mosquito repellent
    sun screen
    binoculars
    pen & small notebook
    leftover brown pasters
    advil & aleve
    IDPA Handbook
    small towel
    needle nose pliers
    dowels
    assorted dirt, twigs & dead bugs
    batteries
    club business cards
    scoresheets from 2007 Florida State Match (IDPA)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benthic View Post
    Made a trip to the local gun show today. I picked up some ammo, some mags and a new range bag. (Unfortunately I didn't find any new weapons to buy. ) As I was transferring stuff from the old bag to the new, I thought I'd ask what others carry and maybe pick up some ideas.

    So, other than firearms and/or ammunition, what's in your range bag?

    I have eye and ear protection, plus a few spare pairs of earplugs, a box of push pins, a staple gun, staples, and a couple of markers.

    Brian

    You seem to have it covered, but I also have a few old towels / recycled t-shirts for cleaning and whatever. I also have a multi-tool just in case.

    cw

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    IIRC, I have:

    custom plugs
    disposable foam plugs
    muffs
    eye protection
    snap caps
    mag loaders for the wife
    band aids
    small bottle of lube
    tape
    ammo
    small towel
    mat
    5 pistols
    mags for 5 pistols
    sharpies
    shoot 'n see targets

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    I don't carry everything listed above but I carry 2 plastic containers to take home the brass I pick up. I shoot .9m and .45 so one for each caliber.

    I also carry my NRA basic pistol course book to consult if I need a quick refresher. It has come in handy a couple of times to correct the start of a bad habit.
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    Shot timer, training mags, dummy rounds, pro-gear, snivel kit, sun screen, cleaning kit with rod, markers, notebook/training log/pens, 3 ring binder with various drills/quals/forms, clipboard, bubble gum.

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    -hearing protection (2 pairs and several sets of earplugs)
    -hat
    -towel
    -tape
    -cleaning rod and small hammer
    -multi tool
    -staple gun and staples
    -plastic container for brass
    -paint markers (use for painting sights or marking problem magazines)
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    All,

    Thanks for all the replies. I'll be adding a small cleaning kit, tape, a rag or two, a multitool and perhaps a shot timer.

    Thanks again!

    Brian

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    Two - four weapons
    targets
    stapler
    300+ rounds (various caliber)
    cleaning rod
    eye/ear protection
    extra batteries
    a few tools
    pictures of mother-in-law
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    Minimal supplies. Ammo for the day's activities, either one or two types (ie, 9mm & .44mag, or 9mm and .223). Cleaning supplies for the guns being shot, including cleaner, oil, grease. Targets. As of yet, no tools or bullet-extractor type tools for clearing problems while at the range. A couple of micro-fiber cloths for cleaning and wiping down.
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