How many times have you found yourself or someone else at the range with no ammo, incorrect equipment ..???
These are basic suggestions of certain things you want to check before you go to the shooting range:
- If you have more than one firearm like me lol, make sure you have the correct magazines for it, you can easily take to the range by mistake your Glock 17 mags instead of your Glock 22 mags.
- Same thing applies to check if your pistol is 100% set up for the caliber you will be shooting. Ej. There are caliber conversions and barrel conversion that allows you to shoot your pistol in at least two different calibers, you need to make sure your pistol + mag are in the same caliber you want to shoot.
- Very important to check if you have ammo before you go to the range, and that is the same caliber of your firearm. If you have a Glock 22 with a barrel conversion in 9mm, you need to go by the first step so you can verify that you have the correct ammo to shoot.
- If you are new in the sport, make sure you know the caliber of your firearm. While working in a Gun shop I had a lot of people asking for ammo but didn’t which caliber, because there are similar ammo calibers: Ej. .45ACP and .45GAP, 9MM (9×19 Luger) 9MM Mak (makarov), Etc.
3.- GEAR & EQUIPMENT:
- Make sure you have in your range bag your eye and ear protection, but I also suggest:
- HAT so the empty brass doesn’t get inside your eye protection burning your eyes (It had happended to me before)
- MAG LOADER: After loading a few magazines your fingers get a little bit sore, get one and you will thank me! ;)
- TOOLS: Always try to bring with you a punch, oil and plyer, very useful in case of a malfunction.
- If you shoot competitively like USPSA or IDPA, PLEASE make sure you have your rig with you… There has been so many times where shooters forget their belt, holster and mag pouches…!! Check your range bag
4.- CLOTHES AND SHOES:
- NO low “V” Necks t-shirts, make sure that your t-shirt is appropriate for your activity, HOT empty brass can fall into your chest and burn you… You don’t want a scar in your chest; on top of that HURTS. Ouch!
- Comfortable shoes, try not to go with dressy shoes or high heals, this is your practice and you must practice good, later on if you want to practice as you dress because you carry a firearm concealed, do so, but always practice perfect and comfortably first… Practice your technique!
- Enjoy the day at the range, if it is your first time then be Happy that you are learning something New and if you have done it for several years, try to get better every single time…!!!
“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude”. – Thomas Jefferson
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