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What's in your range bag?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by brashboy, Jul 30, 2007.

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  1. brashboy

    brashboy Member

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    I carry either a small box (one or two guns) or a larger box (5 or 6 guns) to the range. I used to carry a bag, but got tired of rummaging for things. I don't necessarily use everything every trip, but I have it because it use it.

    Guns
    extra mags
    ammo
    clip loader
    eyewear
    ear muffs, ear plugs
    targets
    stapler and black binder clips (target attachment)
    tough plastic dental pick
    several brass drift punches
    small brass hammer
    Leatherman tool
    gun oil
    gun scrubber
    q tips, cotton rags, cleaning patches
     
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    Thanks Stevie-Ray. I did a search for range bag but didn't find those before I posted.

    Does anybody use the Glock hearing muffs, and are they any good?
     
  4. Hardtarget

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    My range bag has a different look for different days.

    Pistol day will have correct ammo, stapler, hearing and eye protection, three inch shoot-n-see targets, pliers, two hand towels, ammo tray, pistols to go with afore mentioned ammo, chalk and markers,oil cloth.

    There is something else, I'm sure, well maybe...

    Mark.
     
  5. 10-Ring

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    I've learned over the years that most people (including myself) will suffer from bag-itis if they carry a large bag. Bagitis is the affliction of filling a bag up w/ stuff (needed or not) making it a PIA to carry around.
    Me, I like smaller bags to carry ammo, earmuff, small screw driver, rag, oil and some orange dots. Guns are carried in a separate, locked case per state law.
     
  6. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Nothing at the moment, as I'm tied up in a furious work schedule~! :uhoh::eek:
     
  7. Regolith

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    Uh....never really thought about making a range bag, actually. Usually I just throw a loose conglomeration of anything I think I may need into my truck...


    Damn, now I've got another project to work on. :cool:
     
  8. AndyC

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    Apart from the usual earmuffs and stuff, I pack a small medical-kit - military bandages and the like. Only had to replace one bandage so far... :banghead:
     
  9. nrawling

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    bug spray

    My club's range is mosquito heaven after about 6:00 PM (when I generally get free from work to shoot), so I have a bottle of bug spray that lives in my range bag as well.

    So, my bags contents:
    Guns
    Mags
    Ammo
    Staple Gun
    Sharpie
    Bore-snakes
    Silicon cloth
    Club badges
    Ear muffs
    Safety glasses​

    The bag isn't that large, but I haven't had much trouble except when I was bringing lots of different ammo and both sets of ear muffs.
     
  10. benEzra

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    Most of the above, plus a Palm Viix running ballistics software, in case I want to look up the trajectory or wind drift. Yes, I'm a geek.
     
  11. Breakdaddy

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    My range bag contains:
    Two bore snakes (9mm, .40)
    A can of Break Free
    My printed targets
    some duct tape
    my staple gun
    my ammunition
    some binoculars
    a couple of dish towels
    an old toothbrush
    extra staples
    three sets of ear protection
    some protective eyewear
    A couple of lockable boxes
    A couple of thumbsavers for extended range trips
     
  12. ZeSpectre

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    Mostly what others have listed, also a spotting scope or binoculars,

    I also carry a "rite in the rain" pad and a fisher "space pen".
     
  13. fletcher

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    My bag will contain:

    Ammo
    3-4 Magazines per gun
    2x Safety Glasses
    2x Reusable Earplugs
    2x Earmuffs
    Mag Loader
    Notepad
    Pen
     
  14. ACP230

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    Right now a whole lot of 9mm and .223 ammo. Plus a bunch of 12 gauge Winchester Ranger buckshot, and a few Remington slugs.
    I went to a Three Gun match last weekend and packed way too heavy because I couldn't find any info about the course of fire beforehand.

    One of these days I have to go put all that ammo away but it's too hot to think about now.
     
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    Hard pistol case to hold 2 pistols.
    Targets.
    Glasses.
    Earmuffs and earplugs.
    3 cleaning kits.
    Hammer.
    Punches.
    Allen wrenches.
    Butterknife.
    10in1 screwdriver.
    Mag loaders.
    Extra magazines.
    Notepad, pen, sharpie.
    Shoot-n-see stickies.
    Bottle of Hoppes.
    Two spray cans of CLP one large, one small.
    Bug spray (welcome to Florida).
    2 bore snakes. Set of Mechanix gloves (great for working on slippery, hot gun parts).
    Gerber needlenose multi-pliers.
    3 rags.
    Binos.
    And an OD Green beach towel.
     
  16. yhtomit

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    1) I use an old milk-crate style box which sits nicely on the shooting bench; the guns (usually I bring a few) are carried separately; one is carried as a CCW (beside me in the car), but the others are in locked cases. The crate makes it easier to find things, and since it has a flat bottom it doesn't try to flop off the bench whenever I need to fish for something in there.

    2) From now on, I at least intend to make part of the permanent kit a bit of ammo for every gun I carry (or any ammo I should acquire by chance, even if I *don't* have that kind of gun) -- once I showed up and had nearly no .45 for my 625 (drat!), had to make do only with 9mm in another pistol or two. There's rarely a day at the range when some .22 wasn't in order, either. If I have some in the range crate, I'll probably never regret it, even on days it goes unused.

    timothy
     
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