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Offline volbagman

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Re: How Many of You Take More Than One Gun To The Range
« Reply #165 on: March 08, 2018, 08:40:23 AM »
I always take at least 3. Most of the time, I take 5 or 6. I do understand why someone could think that is not the best idea, but I go to shoot for enjoyment. I also practice every time with my RAMI which is my EDC and the 75's which are bedside and other places in the house.

But then it is fun to shoot a rifle or 2 or 3. I have especially become very fond of pistol caliber carbines. Most of us will never be in a defense situation but it is good to practice in case. For the most part, guns are FUN! Shoot as many as you want as often as you can afford to feed them.

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Re: How Many of You Take More Than One Gun To The Range
« Reply #166 on: March 08, 2018, 08:13:52 PM »
I usually take one or two handguns and an AR-15.

I bought targets that are of the game battleship and me and a buddy take turns (5 rounds each) to sink each others ship.

I usually just cut the Battleship targets in half and shoot one side with a .22 pistol when I take them to the range.
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Offline jdeko

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Re: How Many of You Take More Than One Gun To The Range
« Reply #167 on: April 08, 2018, 09:02:50 PM »
I always take 3; my two handguns [M57 Tokarev and 10mm Witness] and my Saiga 12 or PTR91 on alternating months. I'll normally rent a pistol or two as well with a box or two of ammo. Hopefully in the future I'll have more money for more guns and more trips to the range.

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Re: How Many of You Take More Than One Gun To The Range
« Reply #168 on: April 09, 2018, 01:46:54 AM »
I'm guessin everyone with more than one gun :o

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Re: How Many of You Take More Than One Gun To The Range
« Reply #169 on: May 03, 2018, 10:49:22 AM »
If the weather cooperates then it's 3-position .22 rifle practice at the outdoor range followed by 9mm pistol drills from concealment.

Sometimes I bring more than I shoot but I find it's always better to have it and not use it than to regret not bringing it.
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Re: How Many of You Take More Than One Gun To The Range
« Reply #170 on: May 14, 2018, 07:49:16 PM »
I normally take 10 guns to the range...
Start out with 100rnds of 12G, 300plus rnds for rifles, and few hundred rounds on various pistols, and close the session with my defensive handguns.

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Re: How Many of You Take More Than One Gun To The Range
« Reply #171 on: May 14, 2018, 08:47:44 PM »
I normally take 10 guns to the range...
Start out with 100rnds of 12G, 300plus rnds for rifles, and few hundred rounds on various pistols, and close the session with my defensive handguns.
Man, that's a fun session but a whole lotta guns to clean afterwards!
Too much time cleaning and not enough time shooting for me.

I'm taking only one or two now; and shooting the heck out of 'em.  O0
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Re: How Many of You Take More Than One Gun To The Range
« Reply #172 on: May 15, 2018, 02:37:48 AM »
It's definitely a fun hobby of mine. I used to clean daily, but only clean my guns once every 3 months now unless they get water on them and may get rusted or just need a good cleaning. I do keep my defensive guns clean at all times though.  :D

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Re: How Many of You Take More Than One Gun To The Range
« Reply #173 on: May 15, 2018, 08:25:00 AM »
It's definitely a fun hobby of mine. I used to clean daily, but only clean my guns once every 3 months now unless they get water on them and may get rusted or just need a good cleaning. I do keep my defensive guns clean at all times though.  :D
I guess everyone has a different approach.
I use a cable with cleaning patch and Hoppes #9 down the barrel 3-4x and clean breach after every session. A couple of dabs of Slide-Glide on rails and barrel. I call it a 'quick clean & lube' Don't want that caustic residue eating away at my barrel and breach and getting hard while sitting in my safe. Takes about 5-10 minutes per gun and the residue comes right off if fresh.

Then I do a deeper cleaning field strip after shooting 300-400 rounds like every 3rd or 4th session.

I really don't have any 'beater guns' that I don't care about maintaining 100% 
But I do understand guys who treat 'em like a box of tools.  Different Strokes.  YMMV



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Re: How Many of You Take More Than One Gun To The Range
« Reply #174 on: May 19, 2018, 04:33:49 PM »
I field strip every weapon that is fired at the range - pretty much just as soon as I get home from the range.  Nothing in the safe is dirty.

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Re: How Many of You Take More Than One Gun To The Range
« Reply #175 on: May 19, 2018, 04:56:50 PM »
I field strip every weapon that is fired at the range - pretty much just as soon as I get home from the range.  Nothing in the safe is dirty.
Makes sense to me.
I would guess you don't take 10 with you to the range.   

I don't feel like cleaning more than two, three MAX.  ;)
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Re: How Many of You Take More Than One Gun To The Range
« Reply #176 on: May 19, 2018, 05:07:13 PM »
I field strip every weapon that is fired at the range - pretty much just as soon as I get home from the range.  Nothing in the safe is dirty.
Makes sense to me.
I would guess you don't take 10 with you to the range.   

I don't feel like cleaning more than two, three MAX.  ;)

True.  Usually, like today, shooting indoors - I took 5, and just finished cleaning them.  I fired 50 rounds through each of them, and each with their own target.  I certainly enjoyed the full size guns more than the little concealed carry ones.... But they ALL need to be practiced with.

Trips out shooting in the desert usually mean 8 or 10 for sure, sometimes if I bring company with me - the number can double.  And to be honest, they usually don't ALL get cleaned that same day. Maybe just the rifles when I get home, then the handguns the next day.  It would probably happen more often if I could get some help from my "guests" when it comes to PAYING FOR THE AMMO! Hahaha

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Re: How Many of You Take More Than One Gun To The Range
« Reply #177 on: May 28, 2018, 11:44:26 AM »
I suppose I average 3 handguns, shoot atleast two with my CCW on me.

Some days I just lay out for hours with a rifle.


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Re: How Many of You Take More Than One Gun To The Range
« Reply #178 on: May 31, 2018, 07:06:58 PM »
I always take the P01 and the HK P30.  I alternate every 3 shots.  It makes it fun.  I print my own targets and keep track of which is which. 
Today was the best day with the HK but the P01 w/CGW trigger spanked it.  It was a blast to shoot back and forth. 
If I had 3, I'd take all 3.
I never take what people say too seriously, especially if I feel competent with alternating both.
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Re: How Many of You Take More Than One Gun To The Range
« Reply #179 on: June 08, 2018, 07:07:41 PM »
I have an hours drive to my "Local" range and often shoot with my wife and daughter.  I normally bring more than one gun be it a rifle or pistol.   I do try to stick to one caliber at a time.

 

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