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Do you take lots of guns or just a few to the Range?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by DMK, Jun 22, 2006.

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Do you bring lots of guns or just a few?

  1. Just one usually.

    19 vote(s)
    11.3%
  2. Two or three

    96 vote(s)
    57.1%
  3. Four to six

    45 vote(s)
    26.8%
  4. 7 or more

    7 vote(s)
    4.2%
  5. I don't bring any. I shoot whatever others bring.

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
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  1. DMK

    DMK Member

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    I usually can't decide what to take and often end up taking like four rifles and two or three handguns.

    The other day I brought just an AR and a CZ-75. I had great fun with just the two. It was nice to only have two to clean also.
     
  2. Smith357

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    It all depends on what is going on at the range that day, but I would guess my average is 4-6 guns. There have been times when we had a ladies day where I brought 20+ and others when I only brought 1.
     
  3. Lou629

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    Bingo! We have a winner.
    The older i get the less patience i have for cleaning a half-dozen guns at one time. Now, my version of clean may be a little bit more extreme, bordering on obsessive, than someone else's version. In any case, one is usually enough.
     
  4. Ares45

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    Cleaning more than one or two guns is reserved for special occasions or newbie break-ins. I've also been known to run thru as much as 4-500 rounds of 45acp in one session. That's a good 3+ hours worth of shooting. Nothing worse than butch's bore shine + cracked and bleeding fingers.
     
  5. Shipwreck

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    Usually just 2 - every once in a rare time I'll bring just 1. It's hard for me to swop back and forth on various pistols. Plus, I hate cleaning more than 2 :uhoh:
     
  6. Rumble

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    Depends. My dad is just getting in to shooting, so the last range trip we took I brough 3 and he rented a fourth, just to try a bunch of different guns.

    Of course, 3 were Sigs (232, 239, and 226), so "different' is relative. The fourth was a 1911, though, and he likey very much.
     
  7. busterbrown

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    going to cut down to 6 this weekend. problem is too many calibers of ammo & 1 1/2 hours of cleaning after the shoot.
     
  8. Ala Dan

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    I voted "two or three"; but really it depends on the mood I'm in~!:uhoh:

    On a 1911 kind'a day, I carry nothing but that style of weapon. However,
    on a day when I'm feel'in really perky I might just load up not only a few
    1911's; but the SIG P220A, XD-.45ACP, the 6" S&W 686-5, and the AR.
    The only problem with that is the fact that all the ammo gets very heavy
    walking from the parking lot too the range~!:eek: :D
     
  9. mrmeval

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    I have more guns than I want to carry to the range. That's because moving them is a chore and cleaning all of them would take a day. Now if I have friends and we have a shoot-n-clean party it's not as much of a problem.
     
  10. taliv

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    i voted 7+ but it usually depends on how many new shooters i'm taking. most weeks i take at least 1 or 2, but sometimes as many as 5 (shooters, not guns)

    i usually take 1 or 2 ARs, the barrett 50, the ps90, the H&K USC/UMP clone, and a 22 henry lever action

    plus a collection of handguns (a 1911, revolver, some plastic stuff)
     
  11. Hoppy590

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    i tend to take enough guns to keep occupied. normaly ranging the scale. .22 .223 7mm rem mag/shotgun

    when ever we go to turkey shoots we tend to bring more guns then we need. 12's and 20's even a .410 for the kiddies
     
  12. Rexrider

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    I voted 2 or 3

    But....It depends on my mood and where I am going.

    Outdoor range: Usually at least 2 rifles and a handgun. I go to the outdoor range to mostly shoot rifles

    Indoor range: Handguns only. At least 2.

    Out to the desert (BLM): Well...then its on. Muliple rifles and handguns. We make an afternoon out of it. You kind of have to because of all the stuff (target stands, soda bottles/cans, plastic containers, and such) we drag out there. And yes, we clean everything up.
     
  13. j1133s

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    The range I go to in near my house, so I go there frequently and just shoot for a few minutes. Only bring 1 gun eavh time.
     
  14. rchernandez

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    For fun, the whole arsenal...just haul the safe in the back of the truck!

    For Bullseye practice, one at a time...along with a lot of ammo and replacement centers.
     
  15. bdutton

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    Since I shoot bullseye I focus on those guns. It is rare when I take a rifle or non-bullseye pistol to the range. Usually just to show a friend how to shoot different types of guns.
     
  16. dracphelan

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    It depends on several factors:
    1. Am I shooting pistol, rifle or both?
    2. Who is going? Is it just me, me and my wife, or are we bringing friends?
    3. How many weapons have I recently purchased?
    4. Am I testing new ammo or loads?

    Depending on the answers to these questions, I could be bringing anything from 1-10+ weapons to the range.:evil:
     
  17. Red Tornado

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    I usually take at least 2 pistols, and at least one rifle. But sometimes I'll take 2 or 3 rifles and 2 or 3 pistols. I may not shoot them all, but I'll always shoot at least 2 or I don't go to the range.
    RT
     
  18. LoneCoon

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    I usally take a revolver, an auto, and a rifle or two. If I'm taking a group of new people shooting, I empty out the cabinet to give them a good smattering of firearms types.
     
  19. AirForceShooter

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    usually:
    .22
    .380
    .38
    .357
    .45

    Usually

    AFS
     
  20. RyanM

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    I only own 3. Don't have much of a choice.
     
  21. C96

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    I usually bring a 22 handgun and a 22 rifle, a 45 cal handgun, a 223 rifle plus
    whatever ones are calling out to me. :D

    allan
     
  22. Stiletto Null

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    I usually take along the CZ 452 and either an SKS or Mauser; I don't have much K31 ammo, so it doesn't see much range time.
     
  23. michael_aos

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    I really struggle with this one myself. Both "what to take to the range" and "what to take camping".

    If I ever sell some of my guns, I think this would be the main reason. I just think its easier with fewer guns.

    I've tried taking just one gun a couple times, but I've found myself with the wrong ammo, or have the gun break. Then the day is ruined.

    I've also planned a day for exclusively pistol or exclusively rifle, only to arrive and find all the rifle / pistol berms in-use (whichever I was planning to shoot). Or I'll plan to sight-in a rifle and arrive to 40 mph winds.

    I'm still a new handloader too, so I've always got a bunch of different loads for different guns that I want to run over the Oehler.

    Lately if I'm going by myself, I tend to pack 2 handguns and 2 long-guns, plus my S&W 357PD which I always keep handy. I have noticed though, that I'll tend to spent 90+% of my time with a single gun.

    Mike
     
  24. michael_aos

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    I think I ALWAYS bring a 9mm of some sort. I've very fond of this caliber.

    Typically an AR-15 also.

    I tend to NOT bring a 40 S&W when I'm shooting 9mm, because I hate sorting them out.

    I seem to shoot less and less .22. Mostly because I hate having to pick up 22 brass.

    I just purchased a S&W Model 67-6 (38 special). Had the cylinder cut for full moon-clips. My plan is for it to accompany me every single time I "go shooting".

    Mike
     
  25. ewb45acp

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    Usually just two. A rimfire and a centerfire.
     
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