Have you ever brought too many guns to the range?

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  1. bannockburn

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    If I'm taking a family member (they all live out of state), or a guest, then I usually will bring a .22 semi-auto, a .22 revolver, a 9mm., and a .45 ACP semi-auto. For a bit of fun shooting I might also bring one of my single action revolvers in .45 Colt.

    At the very least there will always be my two "regulars": my Beretta Model 70S and my Browning Hi-Power. Both are fun to shoot and are fairly accurate too! Should there be a new addition or two to my "firearms family" I will take them along to see how they do.
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  2. Offhand McFlan

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    I think Ive maxed out at around 4 or 5 at a time...and yes I shot them all. If more than that, I'd probably leave 1/2 in the car initially and split my range time into two sessions.

    But....too many?? Nahhh!
    Its just that ever since I actually saw a circumstance where a guy dropped a snubbie in the grass on the way back to his car and then drove away without it...well, I think if youre going to bring alot of guns then some strict regimentation and order is neccessary for their proper management, up to and including locked cases and trunk carry except for your one loaded and carried "duty" gun which gaurds the armory.
     
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  3. Average Joe

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    Always , but the guns don't mind.
     
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  4. pairof44sp

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    Excellent pics and arrangement.

    If you were known as The Gun Guy, and you put that list of pics on Facebook, like this

    “I’ll be at the range at 3:00 pm Tuesday with these guns and free ammo if anyone wants to learn to shoot. Politics talk will be strictly forbidden”

    you would have DOZENS of liberals showing up and converting into gun nuts

    I believe this
     
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    So true. For me, shooting at a real range is just something to do that I like. But shooting outdoors in the wild is really what I enjoy and have fun doing.
     
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  6. bannockburn

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    Well except for family members and a few close friends (and of course everyone here on THR), I really don't "advertise" about my interest in firearms. And my family and friends shoot for free when they're with me!

    I also don't do the whole Facebook/Social Media thing so if "dozens of liberals" show up at the range they better bring their own guns and ammo and be prepared to pay their own way; whether they're "gun nut converts" or not!
     
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  7. Speedo66

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    I pretty much stick to one rim fire and one center fire, both handguns and long guns.

    Four guns, and their ammo, is about what I can comfortably carry anyway.
     
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  8. Brubz

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    Happens every time I always end up obsessing with getting a good grouping with one gun and before I know it my range time is up:cool:
     
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  9. Brubz

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    You are one heck of a good shooter.remind me not to piss you off!:p
     
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  10. Riomouse911

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    Thanks :). Ive been exposed to a ton of handguns over the decades and can shoot a variety of handguns fairly well, but my occasional flinch or shot impatience rears its ugly head far too often and sends plenty of bullets astray when I’m looking for that sweet 10-ring shot. That’s a big part of being human I guess. :)

    I’m not even in the same area code that the good shooters are. Whether they’re plunking Rimfire Bullseye targets, the Camp Perry style target shooters or are 3-gun runnin’ and shootin’ folks, those guys and gals are amazing! :thumbup:

    Stay safe.
     
  11. pairof44sp

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    Inspired by your sobering thread post, and more especially by the photos of your tighta - - targets, today will be .38/.357 day and nothing else

    never done this before

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    one fellow on here might recognize his old DW14 up there... the cylinder lug popped out first or second day dangit!
     
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    I used to bring too many guns every trip. At some point I realized that I was never going to build any skill until I limited the number of guns I shot at any given time. It got to the point where I'd spend months shooting one gun for 10's of thousands of rounds.
     
  13. AK Hunter

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    Hauling all the guns to the range is not much of a problem, hauling all the different calibers of ammo in full ammo cans is the problem.
     
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  14. doubleh

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    Please define what "too many" means to you. Mine and your opinion may differ. :D
     
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  15. Riomouse911

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    Not having enough time, or in my case enough juice in the tank, to shoot them all so you bring a couple home without having shot them at all :).

    Stay safe.
     
  16. Spats McGee

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    I rarely take more than 3 or 4 guns. As much as I'd love to spend a whole day at the range, my time always seems to be pretty limited. (Dang that job and that kid, and all that grownup stuff!) As a result, I tend to have a fairly narrow focus for shooting. I might have .22 Target Day, for example, or .45 Day, EDC Day, or Target Rifle Day.

    Anyway, I guess the answer is, "Yes, I've taken guns to the range that I didn't get around to shooting, but I got tired of lugging around stuff I don't use, so I try not to do that any more."
     
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    I have carried as many as four pistols to the range for side by side comparisons, but that is getting too much like work.
    More usually two, the centerfire of interest and the nearest thing in .22 for warmup.
     
  18. pairof44sp

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    One reason I took so many guns is I thought they were like engines (metal) and I didn’t want to run them hot.

    But a man at the range just told me today that’s not a thing with guns — you just shoot them hot

    who knew
     
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    Understood about the juice in the tank thing. I did exactly that last Saturday. I took six pistols to the range, one of them a brand new S&W 15-22 and it quickly developed problems. After a lot of time fiddling, piddling, and using some rather strong language under my breath as there were two young boys in the next bay with their grandpa and I didn’t want them hearing me if they were wearing electronic protection I gave up and went to the other guns. Got ‘em all sighted in and found I just did’t feel like shooting the last one that I brought to plink with. My shoulders and back were killing me so I drove the 25 miles home, locked the suv up, and crashed in my recliner for a two hour nap. This age thing has really started kicking my butt when it comes to endurance.
     
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  20. danez71

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    Consolidating calibers helps, but very true.
     
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  21. Hangingrock

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    I'll admit that I was never one to take more than one or two firearms to the range be it rifles and or handguns. I never saw the purpose in taking as an example (X) numbers of handguns. Usually I'd take my Remington 40X 7.62mm rifle and fire from standing at the 200Yd line and a 1911 semiautomatic also fire from standing at the 25&50Yd lines. With revolvers such as the S&W M15 7-25&50Yd lines firing double action only.
     
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    Yes, yes I have. Guess that’s why I have a truck.
     
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  23. Hugger-4641

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    I have never had too many guns at any time! Lol, but I have run out of time before shooting them all!
     
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    “I don’t care how many guns you bring”

    Even the .357 snub nose couldn’t wake her up
     
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  25. loneviking

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    Oh yes, but mostly when I had to go waaaay out in the desert to shoot. That would be an all day affair.

    Now that the range is back open and only fifteen minutes away, nope, usually only one.
    And I figure out before I go what drills to run, so I’m there less than an hour.
     
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