What's in your range kit?

Discussion in 'Gun Reviews and Range Reports' started by Liberty, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. Liberty

    Liberty Shhh! Lifetime Supporter

    We see custom pistols & rifles all the time. But what about what ELSE you carry to the range? Holsters? Ear protection? Beverage holders?

    I'll start off. I have a Plano 10164 Gun Guard SE Four Pistol Case - holds up to 8 Hi-Point pistols
    PlanoAll Weather Tactical Gun Case, 36-Inch for the 995TS
    MTM Ammo Can filled with
    MTM 9mm Ammo boxes
    Champion Electronic Ear Muffs and for my wife:
    Champion Pink Electronic Ear Muffs
    For targets I have paper targets and a homemade target stand made out of 1 1/2" PVC pipe:
    in a Ryobi Tool Bag. The bottom of the target stand is an "H" - the top is a "T" rather than the pop bottle you see in the picture.


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  2. Think1st

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    I have a Flambeau range bag/pistol case combo, in which the outer pouch of the range bag accommodates the pistol case. I don't actually carry the pistol case in that pouch, though. In stead, I have two old-school SAW pouches in which I carry sight tools for the AK, Mosin Nagant, AR and FAL, as well as some Allen wrenches for the various sights on some of my pistols, optics and my shotgun. I also have a stapler, a brass punch, a role of scotch tape, a Gerber tool and a chamber flag. All of that is in the pouches.

    In the main compartment, I have a set of Peltor ear muffs and an old set of Bushnell 3-9x binoculars, as well as a mixture of adhesive splattering targets. I can put about four boxes of .45ACP ammo or a couple hundred rounds of rifle ammo in the main compartment, too. Inside another thinner compartment on the outside, I keep a pistol cleaning kit, which contains rod segments, an eyelet, and various brushes, along with some patches. I also have a little plastic container with ear plugs. On the end of the bag is a net pouch in which I keep an aerosol can of CLP. Before I began treating my weapons with Frog Lube, I would use the CLP before shooting, but now I keep it there for neighboring newbie shooters who forget to lube their new ARs or for weapons that I have not used in awhile and had stored with a thinner layer of lube for longer-term storage. I have my favorites, and I use the Frog Lube paste to prep the moving parts on those for future range sessions, but the ones that see less use don't have the contact surfaces so readily prepared and typically need treated at the range.

    I use the Flambeau pistol case for my pistols, and I have several different hard-sided rifle cases to choose from if I take a long gun. I assemble a cleaning rod of the appropriate length to put into the long gun case when I go, too.

    I use either an indoor range or a public range, each of which has target shuttles or frames, so I don't need to take any target stands with me.
     

  3. cicpup

    cicpup Resident PITA Supporting Member

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    Guns, ammo & sound deadening ear muffs I stole when I worked for the railroad.
     
  4. Kind'a the same, with these also Real Avid gun tool, tape, cleaning tools and lube, bore light, water, wisk broom and small shovel for range brass and a couple empty plastic bags.
     
  5. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    Guns, ammo, ears, eyes, spotting scope, Hoppes cleaning kit, small hand tool kit, duct tape, painter's tape, bench bags, custom made target stands, paper targets, sticker targets, spinner target for the .22, mesh bag for spent brass, BLS Level IV Trauma Kit.

    The most important thing I take to the range is the sidearm on my hip that is there for just-in-case, and the second most important thing is my "first-in" bag. I can't even count how many people I've treated for injuries on range days. No GSW's but plenty of other "I'm an idiot" type injuries. I still don't know how the one dude took a clay pigeon to the forehead.
     
  6. Pistol (c9), ear muffs, paper target (life-size silhouette) & box of ammo ( usually WWB) :D
     
  7. bluharley

    bluharley Member

    Guns, ammo, muffs, glasses, porn......oh wait, that's my survival bag, range bag has guns, ammo, muffs, glasses.
     
  8. cc-hangfire

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    bluharley, you gotta keep your bags straight!! Don't want they wrong folks digging thru your survival stash!

    I use an old sturdy book bag. Keep ammo, ear muffs & plugs, small cleaning kit, "boo-boo" first aid kit, empty container (coffee can) for spent brass, and a couple of old rags.

    In the truck I also have a trauma first aid kit for emergencies.
     
  9. Liberty

    Liberty Shhh! Lifetime Supporter

    This is a great thread. I'm hoping to learn something new to put in my kit.
     
  10. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    Basic tools and a handyman.
    Twice I've had to take guns apart after a malfunction.
    Also had to clear a buddies stuck shell in his AR with a cleaning rod.
    Since my range is an hours drive away it pays to being that stuff.
    Oh, bring lunch too.....
    Ham & Cheese sandwich

    ( that was my obligatory mention of pork)
     
  11. Think1st

    Think1st Supporting Member

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    Yep, those basic tools are essential to have on hand. I haven't personally needed a clearing rod, but others at the range have needed it.
     
  12. Hermitt

    Hermitt Hey! Get Off My Lawn! Member

    ....and I see that you all forgot most importantly....

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  13. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    No, he said range bags, not road kit. I've got sh*t tickets, baby wipes, and hand sanitizer in the truck to cover that issue.
     
  14. papataylor

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    Sure fire ear plugs, Walmart safety glasses, ammo. I'm an exciting guy
     
  15. SteveC

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    I use one of those open-top tool bags with three partitions inside and a bunch of pockets and stuff on the outside. Inside holds my eyes and ears, small binoculars, target pasters, staple gun, small tool kit and hex wrenches, cleaning kit, timer, and a few basic first aid items. Pockets hold batteries, staples, pens/markers, duct tape, multi-tool, some extra foam ear plugs (can't tell you how many times I've run into people who forgot them!), a notebook, some baggies. Primary first aid kit is in the car, which I can park right by there. Another box for ammo and mags. Target stands, targets, etc. Oh yeah, carafe of coffee, some water and something to munch on.
     
  16. planosteve

    planosteve Lifetime Supporter

    I have a range bag with a built in cleaning kit for all calibers and gauges so that is covered along with some patches and a small bottle of CLP. I carry one set of muffs, several pairs of foam plugs and a set of custom molded earplugs. I have a set of wrenches for all my different scopes and mounts and a Hi Point tool in a zip-lock bag. Stapler and extra staples for posting targets at the outdoor range. Shooting gloves, latex gloves, Maglula loader and a few boxes of 22 lr in case I see someone with kids and they don't have much ammo. Then whatever ammo I am shooting that day.
     
  17. RedBird94

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    range bag? Both pistols in their cases. folding phillips, and flat screw drivers and allen wrenches , drift punches, ammo for the day. bore flag. 3 sets of ear plugs, ear muffs, and a few cleaning supplies. Thats enough.
     
  18. The_Cysko_Kid

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    I'm lucky to be able to shoot in my backyard so I always have all the amenities of home.
     
  19. I envy you.. we use to be able too.. till the county build a high school ( with out our consent ) near by now we cant even take out guns out in the back yard ( our back yard is with in the 1000 ft. ) and there is a highway 250 ft. of our front yard.. sad my father owns 4 acres and was able to do what we wanted now we have to ask permission now, do to the school.
     
  20. SteveC

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    That is such a nice thing to do! I hope you don't mind that I'm borrowing that idea and sticking some .22 in the bag for just that situation.