The ideal range ready bag will provide:
- Appropriate capacity
- Ample storage options
- Comfort and a look that makes the bag your own
Other than these characteristics, remember that the specific range bag that you choose should be assembled with items that are conducive to your specific shooting goals.
What Should You Have in Your Range Bag?
Provided below is a list of essentials to help you get and stay range ready. It is also recommended to contact your shooting range beforehand and inquire about any prohibited items that you may not be allowed to bring.
Shooting Gear and Accessories
These shooting gear accessories
will help ensure that you are as efficient and effective on the range as possible. Having these tools in your range bag will help you maximize your shooting and practice time.
Load Up with Ammunition
Having additional ammunition and a means to carry it can mean the difference between long or short practice sessions. You may need a separate ammo tote to carry ammunition if your range bag is already filled with too many other items – always avoid overloading your bag.
Furthermore, depending on the requirements, range officials may prefer a specific type of ammo and may require that you have a way to indicate when your firearm is empty before you can admire your handiwork. Consider picking up:
- Dummy rounds
- Chamber flags or empty chamber indicators
Eye and Ear Protection for the Shooting Range
Although most ranges put ample safety measures in place, there are certain measures that you can take to help keep yourself even further protected. Make sure your shoulder straps are in perfect working order and not frayed or torn and consider carrying replacement straps in case damage unexpectedly occurs. Sun and bug protection may be necessary depending on whether you are shooting indoors or outdoors, while protecting your hearing and sight at all times is a must. Recommended items include: