HOW TO PACK A RANGE BAG: RANGE BAG ESSENTIALS

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So, you woke up this morning and decided it was a good idea to shoot some stuff. In most cases, that is a very bad idea … like in your suburban home. But at a shooting range? Much better.

The natural next step for your new hobby is supplies, and, of course, the very best gun range bag to keep it all in. Like your bug out bag, IFAK, or EDC, a range bag will vary depending on the owner, and for good reason. Every person at the range will have a distinct background and their own objective for a shooting session, although there certainly are some common personalities you might see at a gun range. This is all to say that every list of range bag essentials is different, and while I will provide suggestions, your bag will grow with you.

If you are a new shooter, however, it is imperative that you know, and make good use of, the safety procedures that come along with the use of your firearm.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN THE BEST RANGE BAG?



Amid the plentiful pickings for the best gun range bag, it can be hard to choose one in a sea of range bag reviews. From my experience, the best range bag is fit to last, with a material that is durable and resistant to abrasion. It is sturdy enough to accommodate the weight of your gear and will have enough space for what you need. The best gun range bag, as well, is sure to have various pockets and compartments to organize gear. It doesn’t hurt for your bag to be water-resistant, either. 14er Tactical's Range Bag has many interior and exterior storage options to tailor all your needs.

14er Range Bag

Some prefer to be more inconspicuous about their shooting habits; for those shy shooters, the 14er Tactical Backpack is also a great pick. Or just stick to Call of Duty.

WHAT TO PACK IN A RANGE BAG?


Although no two range bags are the same, I’ve compiled a list of range bag essentials that are must-haves for a day at the range. Afterwards, there is a checklist of common and useful items that might be found in a range bag for you to choose from to create the best range bag for you.

  • Firearm, chamber flag inserted for an easy safety check
  • Ammunition
  • Additional magazines
  • Eye protection with lenses that resist impact
  • Ear protection: ear plugs or electronic earmuffs
  • IFAK: ensure your individual first aid kit includes the means to treat both minor and traumatic injuries. Preparedness for any scenario is key. Some must-haves include:
    • Quick Application Tourniquet
    • Compression bandages
    • QuikClot combat gauze
    • Personal emergency information
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    14er Tactical Backpack

    Here are some extras you might include in your range bag essentials.

    For practicality:

  • Targets
  • Notebook and pen
  • Spare batteries
  • Silver sharpie to show up on your black gear; be sure to mark the items that need repair
  • Range cart: light and weather-resistant
  • Rain cover
  • For you:

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Water bottle
  • Chapstick
  • Gloves for hand abrasion or cold weather
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Safety-rated sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Some sustenance!
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    For your gun(s):

  • A cloth to wipe your firearm and magazines after shooting
  • Cleaning kit and lubricant
  • Dummy rounds, used in malfunction drills
  • Gun oil
  • For organization and maintenance:

  • Masking tape for target practice
  • Staple gun and staples, also for target practice
  • Ruler
  • Cleaning rod made of steel to remove casings or squid rounds that may be lodged in the chamber
  • Multitool
  • Pocket knife
  • Maglula UpLULA to load magazines quickly
  • For further improvement:

  • Timer
  • Shot book to improve your shooting
  • Shooting glove to weaken the effect of your pulse for better aim
  • Shooting coat for rigid support
  • Mat to resist slipping
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    WHAT NOT TO BRING?

  • Gear that is not in working order. The best range bag is clean and organized.
  • Too many duplicates. Why do you need five pairs of protective glasses?
  • High protein snacks… just kidding.
  • TIPS TO ORGANIZE YOUR RANGE BAG?

  • Label everything and mark the items that need to be switched out or repaired
  • Luggage tag your bag with your personal information
  • Place your gun in its own separate compartment
  • Plastic bags can be used to keep your gear dry
  • It is a good idea to keep your IFAK visible and easily accessible, like attached to MOLLE straps outside of your range bag
  • Happy shooting!

    1 comment

    A TRUE gift to obtain .

    Tresen.t.sutherland May 15, 2020

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