You’ve packed your pistol, magazines, ammo, eye protection and ear protection in your range bag. Chances are, you still have a lot of room in there to spare. Which items might still be missing from your range bag?
Do you bring any electronic gear to the range? If so, you’ll want to find out which type of batteries your gear takes and be sure to pack a few spares. You don’t want to secure your lane and load your first magazine only to discover that your red dot sight needs a button battery replacement. Similarly, you don’t want to struggle to hear your instructor or your friends because your hearing protection needs a new set of AAA batteries. If you have a lot of rechargeable gear, you could even bring a power bank with you to the range. At the very least, it’s sure to come in handy if your phone battery starts dwindling away as your shooting session goes on.
For shorter-range visits, you may not always want to use your mag loader, but it’s worth having just in case. For longer days or classes at the range, you’ll save yourself a lot of time simply using a speed loader rather than loading each round by hand into the magazine itself.
The average shooter at any given gun range won’t have a trauma kit, but we think it’s worth bucking the trend and packing one of these potentially lifesaving kits in your range bag. You’ll want to ensure your trauma kit is a separate kit from your range bag entirely, meaning you can secure the clearly marked bag to your shooting belt or simply place it on your bench. That way, if anything happens to you, responders will be able to easily locate your trauma kit, rather than assuming you don’t have one in the first place.
If you’ve taken our Intermediate or Advanced Pistol Courses, you already know how much we love dummy rounds. These rounds are great for practicing working through weapon malfunctions. As a bonus, you’ll also be able to easily practice tactical reloading at home with dummy rounds.
Keep Your Range Bag Fully Stocked with Soteria Training Academy
Soteria Training Academy provides expert pistol training with an emphasis on safety. Whether you’re a beginner in the world of firearms, or already have a wealth of experience, we look forward to helping your shooting skill set. Contact us today by visiting our website, or call us at (410) 216-3176 to learn more.