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Average day at range. How many firearms?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by PlayboyPenguin, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. 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. :)
  2. ewb45acp

    ewb45acp Well-Known Member

    Usually only 2

    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.
  3. Chipperman

    Chipperman Well-Known Member

    Too many firearms to have at the range? :scrutiny:

    I usually bring about 3, but sometimes up to 6 or 7.
  4. Zen21Tao

    Zen21Tao Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. Rembrandt

    Rembrandt Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. AirForceShooter

    AirForceShooter Well-Known Member

    Typically I bring 3.
    Always a .22
    Usually my 1911.
    And then whatever hasn't seen sunlight for a while.

  7. orionengnr

    orionengnr Well-Known Member

    Three or four.

    Find another range.
  8. 1 old 0311

    1 old 0311 member

    Only two at a time, because I DETAIL clean them after each outing.

  9. bp78

    bp78 Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. Majic

    Majic Well-Known Member

    Rambo Wannabe may draw quite a few chuckles, but no one around here would be alarmed.
  11. Black Majik

    Black Majik Well-Known Member

    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:
  12. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    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.
  13. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

    Usually one.

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

    cslinger Well-Known Member

    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:



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  15. Black Majik

    Black Majik Well-Known Member

    Nice Lexus :D
  16. Hemicuda

    Hemicuda member

    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
  17. Mooseman

    Mooseman Well-Known Member

    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.
  18. cslinger

    cslinger Well-Known Member

    We had other folks bringing the rest of the guns. :evil: :D
  19. made2cut

    made2cut Well-Known Member

    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.
  20. trickyasafox

    trickyasafox Well-Known Member

    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

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