What's in your range bag?
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August 18th, 2007 07:07 PM
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.
August 18th, 2007 07:23 PM
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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August 18th, 2007 07:29 PM
A cleaning rod in case of any squibs.
Some stripper clips for the Lee Enfield.
Small pair binocs.
Sight tool for the AK.
Couple of Zip loc bags.
August 18th, 2007 07:32 PM
Range bag contents:
eye and ear protection
Swiss army knife
package of multi-colored sticky dots (mark shot groups)
small 1st aid pouch
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August 18th, 2007 07:34 PM
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.
August 18th, 2007 08:12 PM
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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August 18th, 2007 08:33 PM
I am at work so going from memory here:
eyes and ears (2 sets)
small bronze hammer
loose ammo in three calibers at least.
antiseptic, bandages, badaid
pen & small notebook
leftover brown pasters
advil & aleve
needle nose pliers
assorted dirt, twigs & dead bugs
club business cards
scoresheets from 2007 Florida State Match (IDPA)
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August 18th, 2007 10:04 PM
Originally Posted by Benthic
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.
August 18th, 2007 10:20 PM
IIRC, I have:
disposable foam plugs
mag loaders for the wife
small bottle of lube
mags for 5 pistols
shoot 'n see targets
August 18th, 2007 10:45 PM
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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August 19th, 2007 01:38 AM
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.
August 19th, 2007 03:53 AM
-hearing protection (2 pairs and several sets of earplugs)
-cleaning rod and small hammer
-staple gun and staples
-plastic container for brass
-paint markers (use for painting sights or marking problem magazines)
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August 19th, 2007 11:33 AM
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.
August 19th, 2007 12:04 PM
Two - four weapons
300+ rounds (various caliber)
a few tools
pictures of mother-in-law
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August 19th, 2007 12:23 PM
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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