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Chapter 4 — Shooting Range Equipment

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As you become more and more familiar with the shooting range experience, you’ll notice that regular patrons and gun enthusiasts have their own shooting range equipment. Of course, you can always rent safety equipment and protective gear at the shooting range, but others prefer to bring their own, especially if they visit the range often. Here is some shooting range equipment you might see:

Range Bag

A range bag for shooting is what you use to carry all your shooting gear with you to the range. If you plan to bring your own guns and equipment, a shooting range bag is a must-have because it is designed to safely carry these items.

The best range bag will have:

  • Room for your firearms (in a case)
  • Plenty of rounds
  • Additional magazines
  • Hearing protection
  • Protective eyewear
  • Gun cleaning kit
  • Targets, but may be provided at your shooting range
  • Anything else you might need while at the range, like water, snacks or maybe a GoPro.

Be sure to make a range day checklist so you don’t forget to pack any of your essential items in your range bag.

Of course, if you do forget, The Range 702 has everything you need for your shooting experience available for rent.

Spotter Scope or Monocular

If you plan on working on your long-range target shooting while at the gun range, consider bringing or renting a spotting scope. It magnifies your target so you have a much clearer image of where you’re aiming. They are often used for scoring targets on rifle and pistol ranges and for hunting. Make sure you do your research before choosing a spotter scope. Depending on what type of shooting you need it for, there is a best spotting scope for 1000 yards, a best spotting scope for 100 yards, a best spotting scope for 300 yard shooting, and everything in between.

Targets

Shooting range targets can differ depending on what type of shooting range you visit. What does a shooting target look like? At an outdoor shooting range, you might see several types of shooting targets, including clay targets, redfield targets, diamond pop up targets, zombie targets, metal spinners, animal targets, and more. At most indoor shooting ranges, you’ll most likely have an LE silhouette target. You may also find bullseye shooting range targets at an indoor shooting range.

Rangefinder

A rangefinder is often used for long-range shooting or competitive shooting. It will tell you the distance to your target as well as calculate the real ballistic range by taking into account any elevation changes between your target and your gun. The best rangefinder for shooting really depends on the shooter and how far the target is. However, shooting with a rangefinder will help your long-range accuracy once you know how to use it.

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5 Important Items to Bring to The Shooting Range

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Ensuring that your trip to the gun range goes as smoothly as possible means toting along the right items every time. While everyone’s shooting range bag will look a little different than the next, there are a few key components that should be brought along to guarantee a safe and enjoyable shooting experience for all. Here are…

Chapter 1: Introduction to Firearms

If you are new to shooting guns, Chapter 1 of the Ultimate Shooting Range Guide gives a breakdown of the parts of a typical handgun, and a brief history of guns. Some topics you will learn:

  • How Guns Work
  • Parts of a Gun and Their Functions
  • Differences Between Firearms and Handguns
Chapter 2: Types of Firearms

There are a lot of types of guns on the market, and you can shoot a selection of them at The Range 702 in Las Vegas. Chapter 2 of the Ultimate Shooting Range Guide is a breakdown the most popular types of guns:

Chapter 3: Gun Safety Rules

The essential part of your shooting range experience is learning gun safety rules. If you’re not yet familiar with these rules your range safety officer or instructor will go over these in-depth. Chapter 3 covers everything for a safe and exciting experience, including:

  • Fundamentals of Shooting
  • Firearm Safety Rules
  • How to Talk to Your Kids About Gun Safety
Chapter 4: Shooting Range Equipment

In Chapter 4 we cover the various types of gear and equipment you might see and bring to a indoor shooting range. Some of the items covered include:

  • Additional magazines
  • Hearing protection
  • Protective eyewear
  • Gun cleaning kit
  • Targets
Chapter 5: Outdoor Shooting

Chapter 5 of the Ultimate Shooting Range Guide covers the benefits of shooting at an outdoor range plus how to build your own outdoor range. Topics covered include:

  • What is an Outdoor Shooting Range?
  • How to Build an Outdoor Shooting Range
  • Where Is an Outdoor Shooting Range Near Me?
Chapter 6: Indoor Shooting

Many shooters prefer to shoot at an indoor gun range because they are protected from the elements and it’s great for target practice. In Chapter 6, you will learn:

  • How Do Indoor Shooting Ranges Work?
  • Are Indoor Shooting Ranges Safe?
  • What Are Exotic Firearms at the Range?
  • What Are Safety Requirements at Indoor Shooting Ranges?
Chapter 7: CCW Classes

Chapter 7 of the Ultimate Shooting Range Guide covers the all the need-to-know for getting your concealed carry permit (CCW), including what to bring, and great firearms to consider purchasing for concealed carry.

  • What is a CCW Class?
  • Can You Take a CCW Class Before 21?
  • How Long is a CCW Class?
  • What To Bring to a CCW Class
  • How to Get CCW Permit