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Offline wooden

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Any shooters out there?
« on: March 08, 2012, 02:22 PM »
It's been almost 20 years since I last owned and shot a gun.  Getting back into it now and was looking for recOmmendations on bags to use for carrying to/from the range.

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Any shooters out there?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2012, 05:53 PM »
Boyt makes some very nice soft cases.  Pelican makes some extremely sturdy hard cases. 

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Offline zapdafish

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Re: Any shooters out there?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2012, 06:28 PM »
Hows about this  [big grin]

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Offline woodguy7

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Re: Any shooters out there?
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2012, 06:44 PM »
 ;D  [thumbs up]
If its made of wood, i can make it smaller.
Shirt size medium
p.s- ive started reading these too

Offline Steve R

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Re: Any shooters out there?
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2012, 10:35 PM »
It's been almost 20 years since I last owned and shot a gun.  Getting back into it now and was looking for recOmmendations on bags to use for carrying to/from the range.

Tim,

It's kind of like tools, no one answer is right for everyone or every state. I teach firearms classes at a local police range, and CCW to both Police and public (if police want to carry something other than the approved duty firearms they need to get civilian CCW permits). What you need to remember or know is each state has different laws on transport and they can chance at anytime.

Let's say you are taking a pistol to the ranges some states allow it to be in a locked case and fully loaded, other want it is a case but the chamber empty and the Mag out.  Some states want the pistol in one case and the mag in another case. In some states even the mag can't be loaded.

Long guns have their own rules.

As a licensed CCW it is one heck of a lot easier to get to the range. As I can have everything loaded and with me without worry if I want to set my range bag in the trunk, in the back seat of a sedan or if I'm in a SUV/pickup that has no trunk.

I use small keyed lock boxes in my range bag for loaded mags and if I need to un-holster and secure my Springfield Armory XDM 3.8" 9mm.

Most likely this thread is a concern to FOG. PM if I can help you find the laws for your State or answer any questions firearms, classes, reloading, etc.

Cheers,
Steve
"A Festool is a tool, Marian; much better than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A Festool is still only as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.” ~ Ode to Shane (the movie)

Offline quietguy

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Re: Any shooters out there?
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2012, 10:40 PM »
I am with Steve R here.  It depends on what you are taking to the range, and what your state and local requirements are. 

Offline Kev

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Re: Any shooters out there?
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2012, 03:38 AM »
My "gun bag" is over 2 metres long [big grin] ... but then I only shoot fish under water!

Offline wooden

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Re: Any shooters out there?
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2012, 10:21 PM »
Looking for a bag to take 2 handguns, magazines, extra ammo, glasses and hearing protection.   Some room for basic maintenance/cleaning tools.

I am in Cali.  I need to transport unloaded and in the trunk.  Not sure if required to be locked but I travel with guns locked.

Offline whitesys

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Re: Any shooters out there?
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2012, 11:22 PM »
I have one of these.
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/939167522/midwayusa-compact-competition-range-bag

It will carry everything you listed.

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Any shooters out there?
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2012, 04:11 AM »
This has been my range box for many years.  I can even carry a very good spotting scope with a bench tripod in it in addition to ammunition, targets, stapler, ear plugs, etc. 

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Offline Kodi Crescent

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Re: Any shooters out there?
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2012, 09:30 PM »
Looking for a bag to take 2 handguns, magazines, extra ammo, glasses and hearing protection.   Some room for basic maintenance/cleaning tools.

I am in Cali.  I need to transport unloaded and in the trunk.  Not sure if required to be locked but I travel with guns locked.

I think in California you have to Fed Ex the slide and barrel to the range, and send the frame to the range via USPS, and then use UPS to send the ammo.  Once you're done shooting you have to do the same in reverse back to your house.  You can carry the empty brass in your car.

Offline Steve R

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Re: Any shooters out there?
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2012, 11:05 PM »
Looking for a bag to take 2 handguns, magazines, extra ammo, glasses and hearing protection.   Some room for basic maintenance/cleaning tools.

I am in Cali.  I need to transport unloaded and in the trunk.  Not sure if required to be locked but I travel with guns locked.

I think in California you have to Fed Ex the slide and barrel to the range, and send the frame to the range via USPS, and then use UPS to send the ammo.  Once you're done shooting you have to do the same in reverse back to your house.  You can carry the empty brass in your car.

But doesn't your brass have to be stored in a counterclockwise case [scared] [bite tongue] [poke]

Cheers,
Steve
"A Festool is a tool, Marian; much better than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A Festool is still only as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.” ~ Ode to Shane (the movie)

Offline williaty

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Re: Any shooters out there?
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2012, 12:48 AM »
I'm having to get my CCW here in Ohio just because I have a stationwagon. There' no legal method to transfer both the weapon and the ammunition in my car since they can't be locked in separate areas since there are no separate areas. With the CCW, I'll actually be allowed to have the gun and the ammo in the same backpack in the car without risking a felony conviction.

Offline Steve R

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Re: Any shooters out there?
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2012, 11:09 PM »
I'm having to get my CCW here in Ohio just because I have a stationwagon. There' no legal method to transfer both the weapon and the ammunition in my car since they can't be locked in separate areas since there are no separate areas. With the CCW, I'll actually be allowed to have the gun and the ammo in the same backpack in the car without risking a felony conviction.

Station wagons, pickups and SVUs all are in the same boat... so to say.  Most states let you keep both in  separate locked boxes out of the reach of the driver.

You might want to make a call to your BCA (or whatever you State calls it) and talk to them.

Cheers,
Steve
"A Festool is a tool, Marian; much better than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A Festool is still only as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.” ~ Ode to Shane (the movie)