Gun Carts or carrying all that stuff to the outdoor range...


Lord Grey Boots
May 20, 2003, 07:27 PM
I find that for indoor shooting with handguns, I can fit everything into my range bag, so no problems.

If I want to shoot rifles, or shoot out doors, the effort getting everything set up without getting wet (hey, its Seattle..) muddy, or separated from my sight while I make a half dozen trips to the SUV is a pain.

The "shooting stuff" is suddenly a lot more, between rifle cases, ammo, more ammo, range bag, tarps, targets, target stands etc etc....

So, I'm thinking about a gun cart. I know they are common for SASS meets.

Anyone else have or use these? Any ideas?

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May 20, 2003, 07:43 PM
Luckily the rifle ranges I frequent have parking close enough to allow me to get away with just carrying all the junk; if not I'd seriously look into a 'lil red wagon.

And then of course paint it OD, camo or even tactical black.

May 20, 2003, 08:36 PM
I had thought about this myself a couple of months ago and am still doing so. I had researched the 'net to see if there was anything out there for just such a situation and there were a few things. They were, however, geared more towards shotgun sports, i.e., trap/skeet/clays. But it did give me a good starting point into designing one for myself which would carry rifles, bags (which would contain handguns, accessories, etc.), ammo, and my range toolbox. The only problem with a cart or carrier is that it would be just one more thing that needs to be jammed into my car's already crowded trunk.

I would start off with a collapsible golf cart or hand truck and build up from there to include a frame (if needed) and extensions to hold the rifles and shotguns (more than just two) and straps/cords.

May 20, 2003, 08:37 PM
I bought a used hand truck, and bolted a milk crate to it. works fine for me.

May 20, 2003, 08:43 PM
I did a search on the same cart.
I went to a match shoot and just about everyone toted around the same collapsible cart.
Well being to proud to ask some one I missed my chance to gain some info on this cart.
Well I searched a few farm tractor shops.
I found several John Deere green wagons and wood panel wagons.ranging from $60 to $150.
I then went to the local Tractor supply store.
I bought a Black Cat drop side wagon.
It is 48" long (big enough for a gun case)
Is 24" wide (wide enough for a tote to store gear in)
The heavy duty field wheels that will give on rough terrain.
Check some lawn and garden stores for your various options.
All for $80.
The range I frequent also is parking lot friendly.So I only carry what I plan to shoot right then.Then go back to the truck and select another weapon,pistol riffle.
When I go to match shoots the wagon carries the load.

May 20, 2003, 08:45 PM
At the range I belong to, a few members simply have a small wagon that they keep either outside or in the clubhouse. Easily accomodates neccessary range needs and are affordable.

May 20, 2003, 08:47 PM
Stop by Home Depot and buy one of those green garden wagons with the drop-down sides and pneumatic wheels and tires.

May 20, 2003, 08:52 PM
Yes it wont fit into a trunk,but the truck has a lid on the bed and the dropsides works real well.

May 20, 2003, 09:31 PM
I had another idea, you could just take less stuff to the range!:neener:

Andrew Wyatt
May 20, 2003, 10:22 PM
you could get a genuine HK tactical wheelbarrow.

May 21, 2003, 12:04 PM
There is a guy who attends the monthly plate shoot at a range I'm a member of that actually does bring one of those two wheel plastic wheelbarrows. Actually holds quite a bit of stuff and is relatively easy to move around. A bit bulky and takes up some space but is very stable and works very well. Unfortunately, you need a truck to haul that thing (and the rest of your stuff) around.

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