Average day at range. How many firearms?


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PlayboyPenguin
March 4, 2006, 04:01 PM
On an average day at the range, how many firearms do you take with you. I ask this because a friend of mine said that the attendant at our range stopped him yesterday and told him he could not bring all the firearms he brought in with him. He had 4 firearms. I usually take at least 3 (big revolver, small revolver, auto) and sometimes as many as 5 if I have something new. I have never ran into this before myself. Since we have to buy our ammo from them I would think they would want us to have to buy as many different calibers as possible. :)

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ewb45acp
March 4, 2006, 04:09 PM
Most of the time I will take a .22 rimfire and whatever centerfire I want to work with that day. I'll start of with the .22 for 100 (+/-) rounds. Switch to the centerfire, then wind down with the .22 again at the end of the session.

Chipperman
March 4, 2006, 04:16 PM
Too many firearms to have at the range? :scrutiny:

I usually bring about 3, but sometimes up to 6 or 7.

Zen21Tao
March 4, 2006, 04:17 PM
Great timing I just went to the handgun range yesterday. I took with me my Sig P239, Smith and Wesson 500, Springfield “loaded” 1911, Kimber Rimfire Target, Feather AT22, and Glock 29. I brought my .22s for a friend to use, my S&W .500 and Glock to test fire a few reloads, and did most of my paper pounding with my Sig and Springfield.

Most of the time I only take 3 or 4 guns to the range but there are times, mostly when I am going with our college gun club, that I bring as many as 9.

When we go to the rifle and pistol range I usually tend to stock up on goodies. Usually I bring 9 handguns and about 5 rifles. Again, this is when I go with our gun club so much of what I bring is for newbies to shooting to use.

Rembrandt
March 4, 2006, 05:09 PM
Most rules have their origin because someone abused the priviledge......probably caused by some guy with two thigh holsters, two in the waist band, right and left shoulder holsters, and matching ankle carry's as well as twin bandoliers of ammo and rifles in each hand.....undoubtedly alarmed the other range users.

AirForceShooter
March 4, 2006, 05:46 PM
Typically I bring 3.
Always a .22
Usually my 1911.
And then whatever hasn't seen sunlight for a while.

AFS

orionengnr
March 4, 2006, 05:47 PM
Three or four.

Find another range.

1 old 0311
March 4, 2006, 05:51 PM
Only two at a time, because I DETAIL clean them after each outing.

Kevin

bp78
March 4, 2006, 05:54 PM
Never fewer than 2. I'd hate to pay the range fee and have a problem that made me stop early.

Normally 4 though, one of which is always a 22lr pistol or revolver.

Majic
March 4, 2006, 06:35 PM
some guy with two thigh holsters, two in the waist band, right and left shoulder holsters, and matching ankle carry's as well as twin bandoliers of ammo and rifles in each hand.....undoubtedly alarmed the other range users.
Rambo Wannabe may draw quite a few chuckles, but no one around here would be alarmed.

Black Majik
March 4, 2006, 08:19 PM
Usually around 3 or 4 for an indoor range. At least in .22, 9mm and .45. Outdoor ranges I'll bring more, but that'll usually include rifles and shotguns.

That's weird to have a limit on how many to bring into the range. I'd go elsewhere. :scrutiny:

taliv
March 4, 2006, 08:27 PM
today it was two AR15s, a 1911, and an HK USC. i'd intended to bring a henry 22lr lever, but forgot it. like everyone else mentioned, i always take a 22. usually it's the ceiner conversion kit for the AR15.

if i'm bringing company, i'll drag out a bunch of 9mm pistols too.

if i'm shooting precision rifle, then i usually only bring the rifle and a 1911 because i also have to pack in a chrony, laptop, my strain gauge stuff, and usually my arbor press and hand dies and reloading components.

Justin
March 4, 2006, 08:35 PM
Usually one.

For competitions, at least two, but up to four. For general plinking, never more than five or six.

cslinger
March 4, 2006, 08:45 PM
Minimum two if I am going alone. Minimum four if my wife is joining me. I have has as many as 8-10 with me.

Of course then there are days like these. :neener: :what:

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=36583&stc=1&d=1141519893

Chris

Black Majik
March 4, 2006, 09:00 PM
Nice Lexus :D

Hemicuda
March 4, 2006, 09:05 PM
Cslinger... why so few guns... there's room in that stationwagon for at least 5 more hard-cases... and you could stash at least 20 gun rugs in the nooks and crannies.. :p

Mooseman
March 4, 2006, 09:08 PM
Generally just one, the range is 5 minutes from my house and I don't have to pay for range time because I'm a member. No point in loading up.

cslinger
March 4, 2006, 09:12 PM
We had other folks bringing the rest of the guns. :evil: :D

made2cut
March 4, 2006, 09:18 PM
Last time out I took four. I think one time I took five but usually I only bring one or two. I always clean my guns after shooting them and doing 4 or 5 guns take more time out of my evening than I would like.

trickyasafox
March 4, 2006, 09:44 PM
usually 4 sometimes a 5th.

but its between two people. always both 22's, usually the 9, then the 45 or the 357 plus whatever rifle i want to test a load with

sherpa
March 5, 2006, 12:19 AM
colt 1911 .45 auto with slide and sights from Austin Beyhart rip , cz75 .9 mm, kel-tec .380, k frame smith 4" .22. and plenty of ammo.

sherpa
March 5, 2006, 12:19 AM
colt 1911 .45 auto with slide and sights from Austin Beyhart rip , cz75 .9 mm, kel-tec .380, k frame smith 4" .22. and plenty of ammo.

sherpa
March 5, 2006, 12:19 AM
colt 1911 .45 auto with slide and sights from Austin Beyhart rip , cz75 .9 mm, kel-tec .380, k frame smith 4" .22. and plenty of ammo.

Sinsaba
March 5, 2006, 12:34 AM
If it is a lunch time practice... just my carry piece.

Other times... well... I had 8 in the car but only took 6 of them inside with me.

bumm
March 5, 2006, 12:35 AM
My range is just 3 or 4 minutes away and free, so I seldom take more than 1 and a half or 2. By 1 and a half, I mean my .45 along with it's .22 conversion unit. Sometimes though, I'll take a .22 and some other centerfire pistol.
Marty

cz75bdneos22
March 5, 2006, 12:36 AM
i take two.
.22 Beretta Neos to warm up about 300 rnds
and one of my big boys with 250-300 rnds...:neener:

Amish_Bill
March 5, 2006, 12:49 AM
Today probably doesn't count as 'normal' since I was supplying two new shooters at the outdoor range...

.223 bolt (never came out)
10/22 (big smiles)
AR (a perennial favorite of all - think the guy next to use will be buying one soon)
AK (some liked, some didn't)

1911 (one brave new shooter tried and liked it)
Beretta 92 (worked, of course)
Glock 17 (New guy didn't like the feel of it)
Ruger 95 (new guy loved it - go figure)
Sig 226 (new guy liked this too)
S&W M64 (stainless m10, first three shots put a smile on new girls' face)

(yeah, I know... I forgot the 22/45... I realy did want to start them with a .22.... but the light .38s in the 64 were almost as easy on them)

gulogulo1970
March 5, 2006, 02:24 AM
I usually bring three. Any more and they become cumbersome and almost a chore to keep up with.

grimjaw
March 5, 2006, 02:42 AM
Usually at least two. Unless I have all day, I don't bring too many. I feel rushed otherwise to shoot them all.

jmm

Beetle Bailey
March 5, 2006, 07:34 PM
I usually bring three handguns and either two or three long guns when I go the range.

BTW, did you find out why four guns is too many? You can only shoot two at a time anyways, so what are they afraid of? ;)

candr44
March 5, 2006, 10:16 PM
I don't usually bring more than 4 guns. I don't like cleaning more than that especially if I'm using corrosive ammo.

usp9
March 5, 2006, 10:20 PM
Usually 3 or 4 with no problem from the owner. Follow the rules and be safe, that's all he cares about.

Ala Dan
March 5, 2006, 10:37 PM
For example, yesterday (03-04-06) I carried only three. 2 .45 ACP
large auto's and a S&W model 10 .38 Special. Shot all three, came
home and cleaned 'em and tucked them in the safe 'til next time.

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