How many guns do you bring?


Mark IV Series 80
May 10, 2003, 10:29 PM
When I go to the range, I usually bring at least 2 handguns, and sometimes rifles and a shotgun.

What do you bring when you go?

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May 10, 2003, 10:36 PM
Usually a couple of pistols and a couple of rifles. That's about all I've got.:(

May 10, 2003, 10:37 PM
I usually bring 5-6, I dont make it to the range that often, so thats usually the number I've acquired or worked on enough since my last visit that I feel the need to make sure they work.
I hardly ever get the chance to shoot for fun. :(


May 10, 2003, 10:39 PM
I used to take a whole bunch of rifles and pistols, but the cleaning time afterward was too much. Now I only take one two orifles and/or pistols.

I usually now go to the range for a specific purpose: practice for highpower, or shoot my internet league, or fun shoot etc. I don't mix the purpose so that narrows down what gun to take.

May 10, 2003, 10:58 PM
Which is only a .40, .380, and a .32.....

May 11, 2003, 12:16 AM
I usually bring a bolt action rifle, semi auto rifle, and a hand gun.

May 11, 2003, 12:20 AM
Depends on what I'm doing.
If shooting handguns, usually only two.
If shooting rifle, usually one, as this means that I'm going to a reduced-course match or clinic or somesuch.

Captain Scarlet
May 11, 2003, 12:42 AM
usually one rifle and one handgun or just two handguns, I only
bring how many I can carry in my hands. [2 to 3] :)

Ala Dan
May 11, 2003, 12:43 AM
Smith & Wesson revolver's: 6" 686-5 .357 magnum and
a 5" 629-5 .44 magnum "Classic".

Along with of course, my .45 caliber SIG-Sauer P220A and
my 9m/m P228.

And every once in a while, my 2" pinned barrel Smith model
60 .38 Special.

That's about it; except for my 1-1/8" barrel NAA .22 magnum,
which stays in my front pants pocket.:uhoh:

Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

May 11, 2003, 03:36 AM
When I go to the rifle range I take all my centerfire rifles (not that this is that many- a Winchester 30/30 and a SKS) and I usually take one or two of my .22lr rifles (always my scoped Remington 581). I don't get to the rifle range much so when I do I want to be sure to take the guns I can't shoot at the indoor pistol range (the centerfire rifles) to get some use out of them and I want to take the 581 which is much more capable than the 25yd indoor range (to the point that it really isn't fun at less than 50yds). I also usually take one or two handguns.

When I go to the pistol range it usually depends upon which range I go to. The one I usually go to has a 4 gun rule (it is unadvertised though, and since it isn't in any of their literature I found out about it when one of their less friendly employees gave me a long lecture one of the times I took more guns than 4 there- I still go there because it is convenient and most of their employees are more pleasant than that guy). At another range I may take as many as 5 or 6 but it is too much trouble to try to haul more than that.

I have been thinking about cutting the number though in order to get more meaningful practice each time. Fewer guns (two may be ideal, three max) and more ammo and time per gun, and be sure to alternate them just enough that I don't get to one of the guns after fatigue sets in.

May 11, 2003, 04:02 AM
When I used to formally go to the range, I would take the Dan Wesson 22 revlover and one centerfire handgun of some sort. I usually planned on putting 200 rounds of 22 through the revolver and 100 rounds of centerfire unless I was shooting 357 Magnum or 44 Magnum, then I usually only took 50 rounds of that but a bit more of rimfire.

May 11, 2003, 06:48 AM
Couple or 3 rifles, couple or 3 shotguns, couple or 4 handguns.

If I have a crowd I might bring a few extra somethings for fun or to let new shooters try.

Greg L
May 11, 2003, 07:23 AM
Not counting the one that stays under my shirt ;) usually 2 handguns and 1 centerfire rifle (plus a .22 for the boys to plink with if they came along).


May 11, 2003, 11:41 AM
Once or twice a week I take a centerfire pistol and a rimfire.

Once a week I'll take one rifle.

I hate cleaning guns.

May 11, 2003, 11:49 AM
Generally I try to keep it to two or three handguns and one or two rifles. More than that and cleaning turns into a major project.

May 11, 2003, 12:06 PM
A pistol or three, and MAYBE a rifle (it's TU right now) or shotgun, but I really need a better carrying device for my long guns.

May 11, 2003, 12:25 PM
As range sessions invariably fewer in number than I'd like ........ it's always dilemma time!!!

I guess main decision making factor is what most needs practiced with ... which is generally of course carry piece/pieces.

After that it gets tricky .......... I actually want to take every damn pistol and rifle and ''excercise'' em all ...... but practically speaking (and cleaning allowed for) ....... just have to take ''some of each'' .... which is usually too many! Handguns tho usually take precedence.

May 11, 2003, 12:36 PM
I take them all.....

Then again right now its only 2. Maybe 3 today, depends on if I head up to the gun shop or not :evil:

4v50 Gary
May 11, 2003, 01:12 PM
I try not to bring more than 2 guns at any given time. It's my tolerance of what I can bear to clean in one day.

May 11, 2003, 01:27 PM
Always the carry piece G27
Then 2 of the other 4 pistols I own,usually 150 rounds of 40sw ammo.
Both rifles,Yugo SKS & Bushmaster Shorty.
The Bushmaster takes a barrel change from short to 24" V-match.
Goes from iron sights to scoped.
Generally 200-300 rifle rounds.
All day process,kiss the wife and kids good day.
Clean up is a bear one a day for a week.
Then back to the range for another outting usually within a couple weeks.

May 11, 2003, 05:15 PM
One. Then after a while, I'll go back in the house and trade it for another one, This goes on until I've shot one more than I really want to clean that day.

May 11, 2003, 05:48 PM
I take two rifles and two pistols - usually

Chris Rhines
May 12, 2003, 11:26 AM
Only two, one .22 for warm-up and one other firearm to practice with. I've gotten out of the habit of bringing tons of guns to the range, I end up tossing shots and not learning anything. Now I focus on one gun at a time.

- Chris

May 12, 2003, 12:19 PM
The most I ever took was 15 to an outdoor range.

When I go to an indoor range, I usually take two or three.


Mike Irwin
May 12, 2003, 12:40 PM
Anywhere from two to a dozen or more.

May 12, 2003, 01:53 PM
I take them in groups, and to different ranges.

1) Revolvers
2) Semi-autos
3) "Tactical" Long guns (Pump and auto shotguns, AR-15s)
4) "AT&T" Long guns (Bolt guns)
5) "Sporting" Shotguns
6) Plinking (.22 rifles and pistols)

May 12, 2003, 05:34 PM
Probably average about 4 per trip ... not counting regular carry and/or truck pieces. Don't necessarily shoot all of them ... but they're there. (Indoor range)

May 12, 2003, 07:45 PM
I usually only bring 4. An AR-15, G19/Berreta Neos, and my S&W 629.

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