When I go to the range I have a pistol on my hip as well as a rifle and my range bag. I generally carry the following in the range bag, the ammo selection depends on what rifle and spare pistol I bring. I rarely go thru all of the ammo but I usually go thru at least 200 rnds of .45 ACP/9mm, 100 rnds .22 LR and 50 to 100 rnds for whatever rifle I bring. If I bring my .308 I will generally bring 40 rnds but rarely go thru more that 20 because of cost. I ALWAYS bring twice as much ammo as I plan on shooting.
500 rnds .45 ACP or 9mm
500 rnds .22 LR
100 Rnds .30 Carbine or .223
Pistol in 9x12 soft case
Cleaning kit with screw drivers
Eye and ear protection
8 ½ x 11 targets
Measuring wheel (4” wheel on a handle that retracts to 16” in length)
First aid kit
I realize that ammo selection will vary depending on what you bring to the range and how much you shoot in each trip, but aside from that do you have any suggestions or comments on my range bag contents?
I am also looking for a new range bag. Right now I am using an old small travel duffle that works, but it just is not convenient. I was thinking about going out and looking for a backpack style of bag that has a separate compartment in the bottom where I can put the ammo (the heaviest item in the bag!!!) with a larger upper compartment for the rest of the gear. I was thinking of the backpack style because I figure it would be easier to throw that kind of weight over one or both shoulders rather than carrying it in a hand. And I really do not want to go back to carrying an ammo can separate from my range bag.