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    Range Bag Question

    do you use something designed for this purpose or something you had laying around the house that happen to fit the bill.
    and what do you consider as "Must Haves" in a range bag.

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    I have a huge S&W range bag - a huge duffel bag.

    I keep all my extra mags, ear muffs, cleaning kit and barrel wipe cloths, old wrag to wipe oil, targets, my extra hollow points, stapler, 2 holsters and a screwdriver set. Pretty much everything gun related.

    Then, I place whatever guns I am taking into the bag as well...
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    Well, when I first started shooting, I used a little red tool box to carry my Ruger in. I've gone through a bunch of things so far, but right now I use a metal brief case life thing with foam inside. It fits all three hand guns, although it doesn't hold my ear muffs and glasses. Will hold ammo and as many mags as I want, though.

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    I have 3 bags 1 for pistol,1 for rifle and shotgun and 1 for black powder. Each bag has ear protection, eye protection, basic cleaning kit,basic tool kit,rags,pads, ammo, mags,targets,staplegun, tape. The rifle bag gets a spotting scope and bench rest.

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    I need a range bag...

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    I a newbie when it comes to shooting, so I may not be the best at answering this. I also like to get by cheaply. So my bag is basically an old gym bag.

    Inside, I carry the following:

    My guns (a 9mm semi & a .357 single action revolver)

    Ammo for the 9mm

    Extra Magazine

    Ammo for the .357

    Knife

    Cleaning kit

    Oil rag

    Ear plugs

    Ear muffs

    Eye protection

    Binoculars to see down range with

    Camera

    Clothespins for the targets

    Targets

    Ink pen

    Pencil

    Notepad

    Clothes line (in case the line breaks)

    Screwdrivers (for repairs)

    Some Allen Wrenches

    Rachet set

    Small step ladder

    Cordless Drill

    Drill bits

    Track shoes (left over from when I used to jog instead of shoot)

    Old gym shorts

    Gym socks

    Towel

    Tennis Racket

    Golf Clubs

    Mini Cooper

    Hunting dogs

    Shotgun

    Shotgun Shells

    3 man tent

    Sleeping Bag

    Grill

    Charcoal

    Lighter fluid

    Lighter

    2 Lanterns

    Shovel

    Extra tent stakes

    50' Nylon rope

    50 gal drum of fresh drinking water

    6 gal can of gasoline (for the minicooper)

    Map of Texas (don't need any other maps)

    and My CHL

    Here's a helpful tip: Be sure to put your gun and ammo near the top. They're easy to misplace.

    Good luck!

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    Ive got this for my range trips,inexpensive and plenty of room for eveything including 2 pistols,my 22 conv.kit ammo, earmuffs,cleaning kit,tools, oil etc etc http://www.sportsmansguide.com/cb/cb.asp?a=213589

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    I like Scooter's "box" but for a soft bag I found this at Lowe's

    http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...319&lpage=none

    It's got tons of room, gazillion pockets inside and out, and..........a HARD plastic bottom that rolls up the sides about an inch or more. You can put several hundred rounds of ammo in it without sagging, etc. You can set it down on anything (ground, rocks, table, etc.) without fear of moisture or damage. I got mine on sale for about $35.



    Oh yeah, all those things listed by Wandering Man will fit inside!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wandering Man View Post
    I a newbie when it comes to shooting, so I may not be the best at answering this. I also like to get by cheaply. So my bag is basically an old gym bag.

    Inside, I carry the following:

    My guns (a 9mm semi & a .357 single action revolver)

    Ammo for the 9mm

    Extra Magazine

    Ammo for the .357

    Knife

    Cleaning kit

    Oil rag

    Ear plugs

    Ear muffs

    Eye protection

    Binoculars to see down range with

    Camera

    Clothespins for the targets

    Targets

    Ink pen

    Pencil

    Notepad

    Clothes line (in case the line breaks)

    Screwdrivers (for repairs)

    Some Allen Wrenches

    Rachet set

    Small step ladder

    Cordless Drill

    Drill bits

    Track shoes (left over from when I used to jog instead of shoot)

    Old gym shorts

    Gym socks

    Towel

    Tennis Racket

    Golf Clubs

    Mini Cooper

    Hunting dogs

    Shotgun

    Shotgun Shells

    3 man tent

    Sleeping Bag

    Grill

    Charcoal

    Lighter fluid

    Lighter

    2 Lanterns

    Shovel

    Extra tent stakes

    50' Nylon rope

    50 gal drum of fresh drinking water

    6 gal can of gasoline (for the minicooper)

    Map of Texas (don't need any other maps)

    and My CHL

    Here's a helpful tip: Be sure to put your gun and ammo near the top. They're easy to misplace.

    Good luck!

    WM
    so what your saying is that your range bag is a Suburban?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kruz View Post
    so what your saying is that your range bag is a Suburban?


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    I use an Eagle Industries range bag. I don't carry all that much stuff:

    * eye/ear protection
    * lube
    * rag
    * small tool kit
    * ammo
    * extra magazines
    * preprinted practice plan and pen (to record results)
    * if shooting outdoors, staplegun and masking tape
    * if shooting outdoors, shot timer (indoor range doesn't allow it)

    I carry my guns on me, so they don't go in the bag. Ditto flashlight and knife.
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    My "range bag" carries ammo, guns, ear protection, load notebook etc. I also carry a seperate cleaning/tool kit that typically stays in the truck unless needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie View Post
    I like Scooter's "box" but for a soft bag I found this at Lowe's

    http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...319&lpage=none

    It's got tons of room, gazillion pockets inside and out, and..........a HARD plastic bottom that rolls up the sides about an inch or more. You can put several hundred rounds of ammo in it without sagging, etc. You can set it down on anything (ground, rocks, table, etc.) without fear of moisture or damage. I got mine on sale for about $35.



    Oh yeah, all those things listed by Wandering Man will fit inside!
    I forgot one thing. This one will hold a margarita machine.

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    Thanks for the ideas, I think I have something down in the basement that may work for me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie View Post
    I forgot one thing. This one will hold a margarita machine.
    got to leave that at home for after the range time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kruz View Post
    do you use something designed for this purpose or something you had laying around the house that happen to fit the bill.
    and what do you consider as "Must Haves" in a range bag.
    Depending on what and where I'm shooting, I bring at least 2 bags.

    Must have's for me are, headphones, glasses, cleaning kit, small tool kit, oil, magazines/speedloaders, holsters/mag carriers, ammo, targets, stapler, tape, small ruler, a dozen or so foam ear plugs and a spoting scope.
    I might bring a shooting bench, bench rest, sand bags, clay thrower, chronograph, dueling tree and steel targets.

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    I recently bought a Allen Shooter/Range bag from walmart, since they had them on sale.

    Contents:
    -Kershaw Multi-tool
    -Several types of rags
    -Eye and Ear protection
    -Q-tips
    -Can of CLP
    -Other various types of lubricant
    -(2) tooth brushes
    -Cleaning kits for various types of calibors
    -work apron
    -brass,steel and plastic bristle brushes
    -small led flashlight for inspecting weapon parts

    -Also room for 2 or 3 handguns.

    Trying to determine any other things to add to bag in future.

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    Heck, I need a rolling cart soon. My huge duffel bag is starting to hurt my shoulder when I carry it with my rounds and guns inside...

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