16 ITEMS TO HAVE A PREPARED RANGE BAG
You never know what a day at the range might throw your way, so being ready with a prepared range bag is essential. Below we have outlined crucial items complete with a PRINTABLE checklist just for you!
EAR AND EYE PROTECTION
Whether you are shooting indoors or outdoors having the proper hearing and eye protection is important. You never know when brass or powder will fly back towards your eyes. Gunfire can also cause hearing damage so make sure to have hearing protection in at all times at the range, even when you yourself are not actively firing.
FIREARM AND CORRECT AMMO
Making sure and double-checking that you have the correct ammunition for the firearm that you are shooting is super important. Shooting the wrong ammo through your firearm can lead to injury and even death.
TRAUMA / FIRST AID KIT
Accidents happen, even when you are following all of the rules. Being prepared for anything while you are out shooting is always a good idea.
Targets are important for seeing your accuracy and marking your shots.
STAPLE GUN FOR PUTTING UP TARGETS
Another necessity for putting up your targets. Most ranges will have plywood or some type of backdrop to hang your targets, but they do not have targets that you can just use.
This is a great tool for marking shot groups on your targets.
MULTI-TOOL AND SCREWDRIVER SET
You never know when something will break or might need adjusting.
FIELD NOTEBOOK AND PEN
Keeping a record of how you and your firearm performed will help you to advance and continue to shoot better.
Whether you are breaking in your firearm or not it’s always a good idea to take your cleaning supplies to the range with you.
Chamber flags allow yourself and everyone else to know that your firearm is unloaded when it is in place.
At most ranges, there will be other people shooting at the same time and you will not be allowed to go down range until everyone else is ready. Therefore, having a pair of binos to look at your target is a good idea.
Most indoor ranges are not very well lit. Plus, most guns are black, making it hard to see inside them if you need to fix something.
GUN MAT OR TOWEL
To keep your firearm from getting scratched and damaged.
Gloves can be used to handle hot firearms or to practice shooting with them on.
BAG FOR USED BRASS
Ranges typically have bucks or trash cans available for spent brass, however if you plan to reload any of your own ammo you will want to keep the brass so make sure you have somewhere to keep it all together until you get home.
PERSONAL EMERGENCY INFO LAMINATED ON CARD
Having this info easily ready can help someone help you if the need were to arise.