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How many guns do you bring to the range?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Ridgeway, Sep 15, 2003.


# of guns usually brought to range(per visit)

  1. 1-3

    75 vote(s)
  2. 4-6

    51 vote(s)
  3. 7-10

    7 vote(s)
  4. 11+

    3 vote(s)
  1. Ridgeway

    Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    As it seems many members here own a plethora of guns, how many do most people take with them to the range?
  2. Chupacabra

    Chupacabra Well-Known Member

    I'll usually bring both my guns. :D

    If I had more I probably wouldn't take more than three or four. Cleaning can be time consuming!
  3. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

    My tolerance for cleaning guns is about two. Sometimes I'll pummel myself and bring three, but that's rare. Now, about two months ago I went to the range with just one rifle and wound up cleaning three. My buddy was either slow & clumsy or darn clever in tricking me to clean two of his.
  4. Schuey2002

    Schuey2002 Well-Known Member

    I usually bring two ( one H&K rifle and one handgun).
  5. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    Greeting's All-

    I voted 1-3, cuz there is no need to bring any more
    than I'm going to shoot!:uhoh: :rolleyes: :D

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

    Damnathius Well-Known Member

    Between the wife and I, probably 10. You can never have too many guns to shoot!


  7. Bowlcut

    Bowlcut Well-Known Member

    I was dragging all my guns to the range for a while...then again that total was like 3. But now I bring maybe one of each type. A long rifle, shotty, and a pistol. Im just getting tired of dragging them all to and from the cars. Cleaning...that too :D
  8. bpisler

    bpisler Well-Known Member

    I take 3-5 depending on what i need to do,my wife will be shooting 2 of them.If i have a new semi auto i might only shoot it but i'll put 250-400 rounds down range.
  9. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    I always take my carry gun. I sometimes take two to shoot, but often shoot just one: guns take forever and a Sunday afternoon to clean.
  10. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

    I'm pretty much 3-6 .... but as Standing Wolf comments ...... carry piece will always be there .... and probably first in the queue for ''excercize''!!

    Cleaning is of course a downside but .. because a range trip necessitates some prep'ing of gear and some driving .... then when there, set up targets etc ... always seems worth taking enough to justify the visit.

    Invariably the trusty Marlin 60 goes for the ride - every time, simply cos even at end of session .. a good plink with a .22 is a great way to ''wind down''

    usually too .... there is at least one gun that needs sighted or checked for function, plus often, some new loads that need evaluated.

    Last visit was ........ lemme see ........ hmmm ..... that was when I took my daughter and her old man along ..... so took ......

    Super Redhawk
    P97 (winter carry)
    Snubby (summer carry)
    .454 casull (just for kicks ... pun there!! :D :D )
    Ruger 22/45
    Oh and of course, the Marlin.

    Oops, that was eight ..... oh well ... special trip!!

    Just for my own nostalgia as much as anything .. here she is, doing great things with the P97 ...... and that too after no shooting for a whole year since her last visit!!!

  11. Stevie-Ray

    Stevie-Ray Well-Known Member

    3 main carries. Sometimes an extra "fun" gun.
  12. MagKnightX

    MagKnightX Well-Known Member

    Me, my father, and my brother always go to the range together, so about 5 or 6.
  13. BHPshooter

    BHPshooter Well-Known Member

    Well, I only own 2 guns, so that's not a huge decision on my part. I have a Mossberg 12-guage that I haven't shot for ages, and my Browning HP 9mm. The Browning is all that I've shot in the last while, so I guess my answer would be 1.

  14. Lancel

    Lancel Well-Known Member

    I try to keep it at three:

    One to test - loads, sights, stock, somethin'.
    One to practise with - usually my carry weapon.
    One for fun/familiarization.

    If I need to work with more than three, I'll usually resked another day.

  15. dleong

    dleong Well-Known Member

    Two firearms usually, three if I feel like blowing away the weekend cleaning guns.

  16. OEF_VET

    OEF_VET Well-Known Member

    11+ for me. I don't get too many chances to go, so when I do, I make it worth it. This past weekend, I brought 2 shotguns, 5 rifles, and 5 handguns.
  17. lee n. field

    lee n. field Well-Known Member

    1 or 2. If I bring more than that, I generally end up bringing _way_ too many.
  18. TechBrute

    TechBrute Well-Known Member


    By myself, it's usually around 3.

    If I'm introducing a new shooter, I've been known to fill the bulletproof suburban to capacity so they'll have planty to choose from. :D
  19. nuby

    nuby New Member

    If I go alone I bring my 2.
    If I go with my brothers we will have around 5 to 8 between 2 to 3 of us.
  20. hansolo

    hansolo Member In Memoriam

    One longun(SKS, Win. '94, Win. M69A 22.LR) and one handgun(CZ 75B, S&W 910s, S&W M/P .38). I like variety, but my obsession for cleaning limits the number I want to work on.:what:

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