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What's in your range bag?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Atom Smasher, Apr 25, 2012.

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  1. Atom Smasher

    Atom Smasher Member

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    I'm putting together a new range bag to take with me for pistol shooting, and got to thinking about what I needed to include. I know some guys who only bring their pistol/mags and ammo, others who bring their entire set of gear.

    Personally, I find that I like to have something and not need it rather than need it and not have it, so I bring a lot of stuff:

    1. Extra Earpro
    2. Extra ammo
    3. Small vial of white lithium grease, in case I get a jam - I've never had to use it on my own guns, but have loaned it out more than once
    4. Tupperware (for spent brass)
    5. Water bottle
    6. Mag loader - again, don't usually need it, but on brand-new mags and for people who aren't used to loading a boat-ton of mags every shoot it's nice to have

    So what do you guys carry with you to the range? I'm assuming people who shoot a lot of rifles have extra gear, but maybe I'm missing a cool thing that would help me out at the range?
     
  2. Hunterdad

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    A little screw-driver/gunsmith set, ammo, front and rear bags/rest, eyes & ears, staple gun and targets.
     
  3. Certaindeaf

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    A stout rod.
     
  4. allaroundhunter

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    My range bag is from MidwayUSA and it is fairly large so here is what I put in it for a typical range trip.

    1. 2 pistols (Glock 19, S&W M&P9)
    2. 3 mags for each pistol (in mag pouches in an outside pocket)
    3. 4 AR-15 mags
    4. ~300 9mm rounds
    5. ~150 .223/5.56 rounds
    6. ~40 .270 WSM rounds
    7. Ear muffs and plugs (+3 pairs of plugs)
    8. Eye pro (+1 extra set)
    9. Cleaning rod, lubricant, rag (not a full kit unless breaking in a new rifle)
    10. Mag loader with the magazines
    11. Targets
    12. Staple gun
    And I think that's about it, I keep my Leatherman MUT multi-tool on my belt so I don't need any tools in the kit.
     
  5. moonman16

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    TWINKIES, for the coming troubles 2012.
     
  6. bannockburn

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    Atom Smasher

    In addition to what you have listed:

    1) Protective eyewear
    2) Swiss Army knife
    3) A couple of small screwdrivers
    4) Brass cleaning rod
    5) Assortment of pens, china markers, and stick-on target markers
    6) Tape
    7) Targets
    8) Shooting gloves
    9) Silicone cleaning rag
    10) Spare mags
     
  7. Furncliff

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    :banghead:Take so much stuff I need a hand truck to get it to my vehicle.
     
  8. JRH6856

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    1. Ear plugs
    2. Ear muffs (to wear over the plugs when someone is firing a loudenboomer.
    3. Shooting glasses
    4. Stapler & Staples
    5. Silicone gun cloth.
    6. Screwdrivers
    7. Hex wrenches (folding set)
    8. Leatherman multi-tool
    9. Masking tape
    10. BreakFree CLP
    11. 1/4" and 3/8" x 10" hardwood dowels.
    12. Towel
    13. Brass catcher
    14. Binoculars (until I get a spotting scope)
    15. Ammo
    16. Guns (in pistol rugs)
    17. Magazines and speedloaders
    18. Targets
    19. 2 Sharpie markers, red and black, 1 white china marker.


    All carried in a 13"Hx18 1/2"Wx8"D catalog case.
     
  9. SlowFuse

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    My pistol range bag consists of this, I have a rifle range bag also that varies slightly but this gives you the gist of it...

    Pistols
    Magazines
    Strippers
    Ammo
    Holsters
    Targets
    Eye Protection
    Earmuffs/Plugs + plenty of extras, that goes for eye protection too in case someone didn't bring theirs.
    Hat
    Hand Sanitizer/Towelettes
    A few shop towels
    Masking/Electrical tape
    Twine/String
    Staple Gun
    Minimal cleaning kit (rods, oil, lube)
    Locks and Keys for triggers/actions
    Punch Set
    Multi Tool
    Decent sized knife
    Small Flashlight
    Ziploc Bags
    Zip Ties
    Binoculars
    Gun sock(s)
    Clothes pins
    Pens, Sharpies, Hi-Lighters
    NotePad
    First aid, small trauma kit, band aids, tampons etc.
     
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  10. Enachos

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    1) Pistol of choice
    2)Eyes and ears
    3)3 Magazines
    4)Lee Reloading Press and .40 S&W dies (never know when you might need to do some reloading)
    5) Tupperware for brass
    6)Cleaning kit
    7)Targets
    8)Pen/pencil
    9)Multi-tool
    10)Folding Knife
     
  11. Plastikosmd

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    for me it is range 'bags'
     
  12. Omaha-BeenGlockin

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    Range bag "stuff" is what :)
     
  13. Walkalong

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    Small screw drivers. Allen wrenches. Brass rod. Chrono. Bag for brass. Oil. Pens. Magic marker. Small clip board with my data sheets for chrono data. Stapler. Extra staples. Extra 9V batteries for Chrono and 3032 batteries for Red Dot sights. Temperature & humidity meter. Earmuffs. 3 or 4 sets of new ear plugs.

    The first aid/survival kit, along with water and food are always in the car, regardless of where I am going. That is not range bag stuff.
     
  14. Josh45

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    All cleaning gear for pistols.
    Lots and lots of ammo
    Targets.
    Ear protection
    Eye protection
    Gun smith tools.
    ETC
     
  15. Walkalong

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    I knew I was forgetting something easy. :eek:
     
  16. jhop73

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    bag #1(big midway range bag)
    1 to 4 handguns
    magazines
    galsses
    ear muffs
    foam ear plugs
    staple gun and staples
    a couple shop towels
    chamber flags
    mesh bag for empties
    first aid kit
    notepad and pen
    bag #2(small range bag)
    extra eye and ear protection
    gunsmith screwdriver set
    plastic box with spare pins, springs and screws
    squib rod
    basic cleaning kit
    mosquito spray

    plastic ammo can with ammo.


    i leave bag 2 in the truck until needed.
    i try to keep bags on the lighter side because i have a bad back.
     
  17. Win1892

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    This stays in it all the time:

    Cased multi-bit screwdriver set
    Micro screwdriver set
    borelight
    squib rod
    Breakfree
    remington dry lube
    earplugs
    3 pairs glasses
    sharpie
    ziploc bag

    Added as needed:

    ammo
    firearms
    magazines

    I have a rubbermaid container for targets
    A cleaning kit in a multi pocketed bag
    Large Pelican for handguns
    rifle cases
    canvas bags for MTM ammo boxes
     
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  18. O C

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    I just go to the range in my service truck. Welder, air compressor, come-along, 6" grinder, impact wrench, assorted hand/power tools. 8000w generator, 9000lb winch, and a small flat blade screwdriver. If I have to, I can make target frames, weld up the shot up ones, power the fridge, and convection oven, put out the box fan, BBQ grill, and wish I had remembered to bring a gun!
     
  19. JO JO

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    pistol of the day
    mag
    ammo
    hearing and eye protection
    leatherman all in one folding tool thing
    rem oil wet wipes
    ziplock bag for brass
    note pad and pen for notes on reloads
     
  20. 303tom

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    My range bag is, what ever I can shove into the back of the wagon.................
     
  21. denton

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    Lots of good ideas given. Wish I could get a service truck into my range bag. Obviously, I need a bigger bag. (That was a great post, BTW.)

    In addition to the good ideas posted....

    1. A few dollars in cash and coins.
    2. Paper towels, in case I need TP.
    3. Small tool kit. Fits in a plastic soap dish. Hex wrenches, screwdrivers, small pliers, etc.
    4. Tiny first aid kit. Also fits in a plastic soap dish. 1 bandaid, antibiotic ointment, papaya tablet for bee/wasp stings.
    5. Spare ear plugs
    6. Small tube of sunscreen, small bottle of near pure DEET.
    7. $5 Walgreen light with LED at the end of a gooseneck (bore light).
    8. Single AA LED flashlight.
    9. Spare batteries for chrono, flashlight, bore light.
    10. Small bottle of Rem Oil.
     
  22. Ringolevio

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    1 or 2 pistols, extra mags
    Ammo
    Earplugs
    Can of non-chlorinated auto brake cleaner
    Pouch containing: oil, solvent, rod, brushes, jags, & patches (cut from old cotton T-shirts)
    Shop towels
    The Amazing Sham-Wow
    Stick-on target markers and masking tape
    "Sharpie" marker
    Granola bars, raisins (survival food)

    (Leatherman tool always on my belt, Mini-Maglight and gloves always in my pockets)
     
  23. stl_303

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    Good thread!

    Mine contains:
    1) ammo I plan to use that day
    2) clips / chargers
    3) safety glasses
    4) muffs
    5) foam ear plugs for doubling up on the centerfires
    6) staple gun and staples
    7) LED flashlight I got for free from Harbor Freight
    8) front sight adjustment tool
    9) punches and small hammer (for stubborn sight adjustment)
    10) Rem Oil
    11) Hoppe's #9
    12) BoreSnakes in ziplock bags (patching and boil-out gets done at home)
    13) masking tape
    14) those black pincher style paper clips for ranges with wire target hangers
    15) Sharpies
    16) notebook
    17) shop towels
    18) Leatherman style multi-tool

    It all fits into a Craftsman soft tool sack that I happened to have in the garage.

    From this thread I'll be adding: First Aid kit, bug repellent, sun screen
     
  24. Serenity

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    9 mm and mags and 38 special
    100+ rounds for each
    eyesx2 and ears
    markers
    dragon patterned duct tape
    rem oil
    fobus holster
    nylon holster
    belt
    bullfrog bug n sun
    cute tin for brass
    toe warmers
    toilet paper for outhouse
    water bottle
    wheat thins
    super bandage
    leatherman is always on me
     
  25. PaulKersey3

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    Tape is always a big one for me. Paper and duct
     
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