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Offline dave19113

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Re: How Many of You Take More Than One Gun To The Range
« Reply #180 on: June 08, 2018, 09:23:51 PM »
Was shooting at the indoor range that I shoot at and was in the middle of changing targets, when the shooter next to me ask me what I was shooting. A 1911 in .45, oh he said and looked at the pistol I was getting out of my range bag and asked what that was, a CZ SP-01 Shadow Target in 9mm. He went on to tell me "you know you will never shoot consistently shooting different guns, you should just focus on one." I thanked him and said I enjoy shooting different pistols, I said after this I will shoot a .22. He shook his head and walked away back to his lane.
Thought about it for a while......so what do you guys do???? Shoot more than one, or just focus on a single pistol. When I switch guns, it may take me a couple of shots to get used to the different grip, trigger and sights, but I don't think I really prevents me from shoot them all well.


Thats why we live in the good 'ol USA; do what makes you happy.

For myself, I normally bring a few different guns because I am constantly testing load data.

I will always bring a 22 rifle to shoot while I let a barrel cool; mostly my CZ 455 trainer.

 Does that mean I cant shoot any guns well? Im sure if he was willing to put his money where is mouth is he would be a few dollars lighter.


Offline regular_guy

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Re: How Many of You Take More Than One Gun To The Range
« Reply #181 on: June 10, 2018, 08:27:58 AM »
I've noticed a lot of "gun people" feel the need to tell others how they should do things (usually because they just read it on a forum).

In general, if I'm working on building technical skill or heavy into competition season, I take only gun, or one type of gun.

If I want to have a "fun" range day with no specific training goal in mind, I take a lot of guns! It all depends on what you want to get out of shooting!

Funny, last time I shot with Rob Leatham, he had about 5 different guns...guess he's doing it wrong :D

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Re: How Many of You Take More Than One Gun To The Range
« Reply #182 on: June 10, 2018, 12:40:52 PM »
I enjoyed having the same conversation with a guy at the range yesterday.  I kept switching guns, while continuing to make an impressively small group (for me anyway) in the same target.  He just shook his head.  I think the reason some people feel this way is they only go to the range every once in a while, and when they do, they are so rusty they are barely proficient with a single gun. The guy asked me what I "did" to the guns to make them so accurate?  My response was that putting 40 or 50k rounds through each one is required to train them where the target was. LOL

More head shaking. Hahaha.

Offline Criz

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Re: How Many of You Take More Than One Gun To The Range
« Reply #183 on: June 12, 2018, 08:55:28 PM »
I have heard of this 1 gun thing.  From now on we shall call it "missionary" and it was done!
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Re: How Many of You Take More Than One Gun To The Range
« Reply #184 on: June 12, 2018, 10:20:39 PM »
Why only bring one what s the fun in that.

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Re: How Many of You Take More Than One Gun To The Range
« Reply #185 on: June 27, 2018, 08:25:45 PM »
I usually take a few and have testing and evaluation goals with each.

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Re: How Many of You Take More Than One Gun To The Range
« Reply #186 on: July 01, 2018, 08:15:05 PM »
Well this guy has his opinion.  Mine....that's BS.  I take up to 3-5 guns with me everytime I go.
I warm up with my little Ruger SR-22 & then make my way up with my 9mm's & then
(if I bring it) a 45ACP 1911, with emphasis on my little 9mm Ruger LC9S Pro or CZ 82 in 9mm Mak, which I pack all the time.

Me personally, I like shooting them all & don't like coming to the range with just one gun...how boring. 

Offline CCWLearner

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Re: How Many of You Take More Than One Gun To The Range
« Reply #187 on: July 01, 2018, 11:31:10 PM »
It depends why I'm going to the the range, what I'm trying to accomplish.

Normally I take at least two guns... the one I'm carrying, which remains holstered and concealed as per range policy, and the one or more that I brought unloaded and cased to shoot.

If I'm there strictly to work on my skill then I take one gun to shoot.  If I'm there to test a particular gun or ammo, plus practice my shooting, then I may bring two or more guns to shoot.  If I'm there to train my family members, then I bring whatever I'm training them how to shoot, maybe two or three guns.

I also usually avoid getting in conversations with other people at the range, other than the range officers, who are usually pretty cool and can sometimes provide helpful info, especially if you're having malfunctions or issues with particular ammo.  Sometimes conversations happen with other shooters, but more often outside of the actual range, where people aren't shooting or wearing ear protection.

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Re: How Many of You Take More Than One Gun To The Range
« Reply #188 on: July 02, 2018, 08:16:42 AM »
WHAT????

I CAN'T HEAR YOU WITH ALL THIS SHOOTING GOING ONNN!!!!!!

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Re: How Many of You Take More Than One Gun To The Range
« Reply #189 on: July 02, 2018, 12:08:37 PM »
depends on my purpose for going to the range that day.... if it's for one of the local competitions I take from 1 to 3 depending on what I need. 

if i'm specifically working on something (loads, site in, practice) then I may just take that one. 

if i'm going to play.... I take multiples....

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Offline johnb62

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Re: How Many of You Take More Than One Gun To The Range
« Reply #190 on: July 02, 2018, 07:02:15 PM »
I hardly take time to go to the range. So when I do I try to make it worth while and take several guns.

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Re: How Many of You Take More Than One Gun To The Range
« Reply #191 on: July 02, 2018, 09:53:50 PM »
I don't own that many, but I usually take three and shoot a couple hundred rounds. I also keep a record of what guns I shot when, and how many rounds through each so I'm sure to keep familiar with the functions of each one.

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Re: How Many of You Take More Than One Gun To The Range
« Reply #192 on: July 04, 2018, 11:09:49 AM »
I'll bring CZ P-07 and Glock 23 Gen3, both have the same sight set up. Front sight- Red fiber optic and blacked out rears. Rugger AR15 and Remy 870 express. I go out to the desert set up targets and spend about 3hrs.

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Re: How Many of You Take More Than One Gun To The Range
« Reply #193 on: July 05, 2018, 02:14:12 PM »
Usually 4 or five rifles and the same number of handguns. Sometimes I don't shoot everything I take.

As long as I am being safe and not breaking range rules...who cares what others think ?

Probably 50/50 I strike up a conversation with another shooter(s). Have always found that to be enjoyable and often instructive. But, I don't go there with the specific intention to chat...I think some people do.

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Re: How Many of You Take More Than One Gun To The Range
« Reply #194 on: July 07, 2018, 10:03:22 PM »
I brought 3 yesterday -

20 rounds of .303 through the SMLE
40 rounds of 7.62x51 NATO through the FAL
100 rounds of Win M22 through the Ruger MkII (and 98 of the 100 even fired)
I don't look like my avatar!

 

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