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Old 03-16-2012, 07:50 AM
WNC-shooter WNC-shooter is offline
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What's in your range bag?




IDPA, IPSC, 3 gun..... What do you find in your bag that you are glad you brought along? Aside from ammo, safety glasses.... the basics..... what other 'odds and ends' do you lug around and find useful even if only occasionally?

Mine: Chapstick, band-aids, choke wrench, small and med screwdrivers, 12" sq terrycloth rag, Shoot-n-c targets, oil, breakfast bars (lunch), sm flashlight, guest safety glasses, AAA batteries, Wet-and-Dry (if you don't need to wash-up after a 3 gun match, you didn't win).

So, what's in yours?
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:14 AM
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For pistol shooting I have a gun case that I made. It will hold up to 4 guns with a spotting scope, ammo and everything else I need. I think My dad's old case will hold up to 5 or 6 and isn't as compact.
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:20 AM
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shooter: I pack about the same stuff you do, but I also make sure I have:

first aid kit (more than just band aids)
my small parts box for 1911's
the clean box (gun oil, lube, etc)
2 different sized punches (1 for the main spring pin the other for the pin on a ejector)
small screw driver for sights
allen wrench set for grip screws and trigger adjustments
8 piece small file set
a hat
bandana
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:41 PM
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Peanut butter crackers, you know the orange kind and a few slim Jim's. These are how my son keeps up the pace at the IDPA matches. Other than that a small bottle of CLP has been a life saver when the gun runs a little dry.
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:22 PM
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all the same things that most of you have, plus an Arredondo squib rod and a few rags to clean my magazines at the lunch break.

Regards,

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Old 03-29-2012, 07:46 PM
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TOO MUCH STUFF!!!!!!

My chiropractor told me to get a smaller (lighter) bag....
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:03 PM
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I used to carry a bunch of spare parts. Now days I just carry a spare gun in the car.

As far as non gun-ish stuff, quick-clot, band-aids, rag, oil, q-tips, screwdriver and lots of spare bits, bore snakes, overlays/plugs, plenty of ear plugs, spare safety glasses.
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:29 AM
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When I finally get home this is what my bag will have in it (I'm deployed)

OTIS Cleaning Kit
Q Tips
CLP
Small Clearing Rod
Small First Aid Kit (quick Clot and tourniquet) be prepared
Small Pouches of Single Serve Juice mix
Small Snacks (nuts and crackers)
small punch and screwdriver set
Toothbrush
Shemagh
Baseball Cap
Gum (I Grind my teeth when I shoot I don't know why)
Solvent
Extra Ear Pro
Extra Eye Pro(Clear and Dark)
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:03 AM
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Ok so don't laugh but I don't even have a range bag I just use a cardboard box witch today had 300rd's 12 mag's a bottle of 15w-40 and a Colt Special Combat Government chambered in 38super wrapped in a singlet and 1 pen that didn't work very well .

I am working on getting a range bag but it just doesn't seem like a priority to me .
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:58 AM
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Range bag

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Now a days I just carry a spare gun in the car.
+1 for having a spare gun!

I go as light as possible, since I usually have a bottled water in my bag. Anything that can stay in my car, such as first aid, mosquito repellant, etc. stays in the car unless needed.

I like to carry a rosin bag inside a zip lock bag, for those hot and humid days when I want to keep my gun hand grip dry. You can get them at sporting goods stores.

The parking areas are fairly close to the shooting areas at our local clubs, so it isn't too far out of the way to walk to the car to grab my lunch or other items if needed. My range bag was purchased at Home Depot, and is a McNichols tool bag. It was the size and color that I wanted, made out of codura nylon and had a shoulder strap. It came with two smaller bags nested inside, and the sale price was $19.99. I have been using it now for over ten years, and has plenty of storage pockets inside the bag for magazines and other goodies. I use zippered gun rugs for all my guns when I place them inside my range bag. Each gun stays in a gun rug, and goes back into the safe at home when my shooting sessions are done.

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Old 04-08-2012, 10:07 AM
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A lot of the same as above, plus a can of silicone spray and a mag brush.
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:40 PM
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A Glock front sight tool. And I don't own a Glock.

But twice in the past two years, a Glock shooter has had his front sight come loose. None of the other Glockers had a tool. I made the Glock shooters highlight to the squad how the Glock was so unreliable he had to ask a 1911 shooter for help to get his gun running. Then I let him borrow the tool.
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:45 PM
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A Glock front sight tool. And I don't own a Glock.

But twice in the past two years, a Glock shooter has had his front sight come loose. None of the other Glockers had a tool. I made the Glock shooters highlight to the squad how the Glock was so unreliable he had to ask a 1911 shooter for help to get his gun running. Then I let him borrow the tool.
. I bring extra glock magazines and mag pouch for others. I shoot a 1911 but I tinker with my glock every now and then

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Old 04-09-2012, 01:52 PM
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Ditto on the water bottles, being hot and thirsty takes away from the fun.
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:53 PM
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A spare gun.
Sunday what was NOT in the bag was more AA batteries, and I almost needed them but got the camera to limp along on the almost dead ones I had in it. Lesson learned!
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:03 AM
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Lunch! Who stops for lunch.
I do bring water, apple and some crackers. {for matches} Spare gun just in case.

Going to the club for pratice? Multi tool, small assorted screw drivers, punch and some rags and oil.
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:39 PM
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Extra can of Copenhagen!
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:44 PM
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I like to keep it simple with:

-Weapon
-Ammo
-Eyes/ears
-Cleaning kit
-Small tool kit
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