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    What I take to the range...OUTDOORS

    I belong to a private outdoor club. What you bring is what you use out there. You leave something at home or something breaks, you're screwed.

    IF YOU DO NOT BELOW TO AN OUTDOOR RANGE, YOU NEED NOT READ ANY FURTHER.

    Most range stuff I leave in my vehicle because it's a lot of work to load and unload.

    TARGETS

    Arntzen AR-500 steel (IDPA and Standard round targets)
    Rubber dummy
    IDPA Cardboard targets
    NRA D-1 targets
    Target stand (4 2x2s)

    Being in an outdoor range, you become your own technical support for sighting your equipment, fixing targets, hanging targets, equipment failure, etc. Last thing I need after driving 24 minutes it to forget to bring something. Stapler and spare staples is a showstopper for me, if I don't have them. I always have my steel targets but if a joint on the stand, or the bolt that holds the target fails, it makes for a failed journey.

    Sights can be off, particularly with ammo brand changes, despite same bullet grain weight. I never understand the concept of fixed sights, as point of impact changes for different loads from my experience. My friend has a beautiful PC S&W 629 with rear channel sights.

    TOOLBOX:

    Universal Sight Pusher tool, Glock Front sight tool

    stapler, spare staples

    Trigger weight gauge

    Toolkit with screwdrivers, torx screwdriver, punch

    LeatherMan

    1911 multitool with pliers

    AR-15 Multitool with knife

    Spare CR2032 batteries

    Green Laser boresight tool: Green is visible out to 25 yards

    PACT Club timer: It is a way to track progress

    Spare nuts, bolts, washers for my Arntzen targets

    Adjustable wrenches for my Arntzen target stand

    Torque screwdriver

    Upula universal magazine reloaders for pistol, AK, AR: Saves the thumbs, particularly with my volume.

    Ruger magazine speedloader

    Pen

    flashlight (no lights in the woods, here)

    Laser rangefinder, spare laser rangefinder

    Rubber mallet (field strip my Mark II Ruger)

    SPARE COMPARTMENT: Always have a backup plan.

    Electronic hearing protection

    Spare electronic hearing protection: because even though you tell a guest they need eyes and ears, some knucklehead doesn't.

    Foam hearing protection

    Spare stapler

    Spare box of Staples

    Sighting scope/tripod

    AMMO BOX (50 cal size): Because If you forget your ammo, you're screwed.

    Spare ammunition in 223/5.56, 300 AAC, 22 LR, 357 Magnum, 45 ACP

    CLEANING KIT

    I just clean the Bore, feed ramp and slide after each shooting.

    SIGHTING/TESTING

    I don't always bring my Lead sled. It is helpful for sighting in as it takes out human error.

    Pistol rest. Useful for load work ups.

    Chronograph. How will you determine your effective range or distance, or even bullet drops without one? I use it in conjunction with ballistics apps on the iPhone. That's how I am able to shoot my handguns beyond the usual self defense range, for fun.


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    What I take to my Outdoors Range, five minutes walk from my house:
    Three targets;
    Staple gun and, if I remember, some staples;
    My gun bag includes handguns, tape for holes, tools and parts for handguns, ammo, multi mags, sunscreen, hand wipes, grip powder, electronic & high NRR hearing protection, amber & clear & dark safety glasses, brass bag;

    My go bag includes tourniquet, clotting powder, chest seals and first aid kit, drinking water, snack bars, multitool, sheath knife, Fenix P32 light, compass & whistle.

    That's what I take to the outdoor range every time.
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    I take one or two multiple long gun cases, one or two multiple handgun cases, a tool box, a cleaning kit, a range bag, an ammo case, bench rests, my spotting scope, my tripod, and targets. I hate it when I am unloading everything and the targets are ten miles away at home.
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    That big list... is why my “range bag” for outdoor range trips is the bed of a pickup.
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    I shoot in the woods 5 miles away so I throw a homemade wood target stand in my pickup, a few targets mounted on cardboard, some clays and a small plastic box with ammo, ear protection and eye protection, shot timer. Some small targets and a staple gun, tape for covering holes and the one or two guns I am shooting. That's it. No cleaning supplies, no tools, no more than 2 guns. Long guns I will take my folding table and chair with a small sandbag that I set on the small plastic box. Some days I shoot only half a box and some days several boxes depending on how whatever I am working on is going.
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    I belong to a private range along with my wife.
    We are the only two members.

    I take about 12 steps out the back door LOL.
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    If I added all my gear it may be about the same amount of stuff but somewhat different items . But always a complete tool kit and cleaning kits , I do clean firearms at home but I prefer to clean them at the range .
    Go ahead punk make my day ..................

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    I never take a tool kit, I go to shoot. I take what some would call an arsenal to the woods to shoot. Normally I take at least 6 handguns and 6 rifles of assorted calibers and plenty of ammo and targets. In recent years I have seldom used an indoor range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost1958 View Post
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    I belong to a private range along with my wife.
    We are the only two members.

    I take about 12 steps out the back door LOL.
    Yup,,, That's what we do in PA....
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    Outdoor range is 1 hour from my house. I bring targets stapled/taped to double ply cardboard so that all I have to do is clamp it to the stands. I also bring:

    staple gun & staples
    extra clamps for cardboard
    zip ties (alternate method of attaching cardboard to target stands)
    extra targets (1" grid style for sighting in, shoot-n-see for most shooting)
    shoot-n-see repair stickers
    Masking tape (for patching up bullet holes)
    packing tape (in case the staple gun is acting up)
    AK Front sight tool
    MBUS sight tool
    pens, pencils, markers
    index cards (sometimes I'll staple these up on cardboard at 10 yds for pistol work)
    shooting bags/rests
    Binoculars
    cleaning cloth for binos/scopes
    brass catchers for AR-15s
    extra AA/AAA batteries (for sights & earpro)

    I rarely bring cleaning supplies or tool kits. The only time I do is when I'm testing loads in my hunting rifle or if I'm going to be switching back & forth between .38 Short Colt, .38 Special, and .357 Magnum in my 686. The Glocks & ARs will survive until I get back home. If I have a stoppage/malfunction that requires tools I'd rather deal with it at home or take it to a gunsmith.
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    I guess I should have stated why I seldom use the local indoor ranges. The often witnessed violation of range safety rules and lack of action by the RSO when reported.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CDRGlock View Post
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    I belong to a private outdoor club. What you bring is what you use out there. You leave something at home or something breaks, you're screwed.

    IF YOU DO NOT BELOW TO AN OUTDOOR RANGE, YOU NEED NOT READ ANY FURTHER.

    Most range stuff I leave in my vehicle because it's a lot of work to load and unload.

    TARGETS

    Arntzen AR-500 steel (IDPA and Standard round targets)
    Rubber dummy
    IDPA Cardboard targets
    NRA D-1 targets
    Target stand (4 2x2s)

    Being in an outdoor range, you become your own technical support for sighting your equipment, fixing targets, hanging targets, equipment failure, etc. Last thing I need after driving 24 minutes it to forget to bring something. Stapler and spare staples is a showstopper for me, if I don't have them. I always have my steel targets but if a joint on the stand, or the bolt that holds the target fails, it makes for a failed journey.

    Sights can be off, particularly with ammo brand changes, despite same bullet grain weight. I never understand the concept of fixed sights, as point of impact changes for different loads from my experience. My friend has a beautiful PC S&W 629 with rear channel sights.

    TOOLBOX:

    Universal Sight Pusher tool, Glock Front sight tool

    stapler, spare staples

    Trigger weight gauge

    Toolkit with screwdrivers, torx screwdriver, punch

    LeatherMan

    1911 multitool with pliers

    AR-15 Multitool with knife

    Spare CR2032 batteries

    Green Laser boresight tool: Green is visible out to 25 yards

    PACT Club timer: It is a way to track progress

    Spare nuts, bolts, washers for my Arntzen targets

    Adjustable wrenches for my Arntzen target stand

    Torque screwdriver

    Upula universal magazine reloaders for pistol, AK, AR: Saves the thumbs, particularly with my volume.

    Ruger magazine speedloader

    Pen

    flashlight (no lights in the woods, here)

    Laser rangefinder, spare laser rangefinder

    Rubber mallet (field strip my Mark II Ruger)

    SPARE COMPARTMENT: Always have a backup plan.

    Electronic hearing protection

    Spare electronic hearing protection: because even though you tell a guest they need eyes and ears, some knucklehead doesn't.

    Foam hearing protection

    Spare stapler

    Spare box of Staples

    Sighting scope/tripod

    AMMO BOX (50 cal size): Because If you forget your ammo, you're screwed.

    Spare ammunition in 223/5.56, 300 AAC, 22 LR, 357 Magnum, 45 ACP

    CLEANING KIT

    I just clean the Bore, feed ramp and slide after each shooting.

    SIGHTING/TESTING

    I don't always bring my Lead sled. It is helpful for sighting in as it takes out human error.

    Pistol rest. Useful for load work ups.

    Chronograph. How will you determine your effective range or distance, or even bullet drops without one? I use it in conjunction with ballistics apps on the iPhone. That's how I am able to shoot my handguns beyond the usual self defense range, for fun.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
    That's the reason I have a pick-up. I even carry more then you do. But I do love shooting.

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