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Posted: 2/27/2006 9:07:23 AM EST
I always carry a ready to go handgun when I go to a public range. Never know when someone is a badguy at the range and might want to off you and take your stuff.

Link Posted: 2/27/2006 9:13:40 AM EST
Definitely.

And if I’m shooting a rifle and go downrange I make sure I take the rifle, and a loaded magazine, with me. I definitely don’t leave my rifle and ammo out while I’m 100 yards away with my back turned.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 9:14:45 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 9:14:55 AM EST
Absolutely,

and I wouldn't leave my rifle alone 100 yards away, unless I had another rifle on my back.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 9:15:36 AM EST
Banger wannabees always show up and start shooting sideways, sweeping, etc.
Can't hurt to be prepared.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 9:16:05 AM EST
I always carry an extra shotgun, and rack it ever few minutes or so to scare away any unsavory characters.

Link Posted: 2/27/2006 9:16:31 AM EST
I always have something loaded and ready to go, especially since out here in the desert you dont know who will show up...
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 9:17:37 AM EST

Yup. Always last to go downrange and first to get back to the line as well.


Link Posted: 2/27/2006 9:19:02 AM EST
I keep one loaded mag with me at all times for the Glock. If I am shooting pistol when the range goes cold, I load it and reholster. After seeing the morons that frequent our public range, it is a necessity.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 9:23:12 AM EST
I try to stay away from public ranges specifically for the unsavory characters. I'm a member of a semi-public range. Meaning, only members can come to the range, but anybody can become a member if they've got the money. If I ever am at a public range I always carry my .357 magnum downrange with me. By the way, the sights are set for 100 yards, just in case. And yes, I really can accurately engage targets at that distance with my magnum. MJD
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 9:23:47 AM EST
yep usually a pistol that I will keep ready and then a rifle with a loaded mag.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 9:26:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/27/2006 9:27:27 AM EST by chips]
by public range do you mean public land and no fees? the ranges i usually go to are privately owned, but open to everyone. i usually go with at least 4 or 5 other people - in many cases a lot more - and a few of them usually have a CCW on them. the range we usually go to has staff that looks out for that sort of thing as well.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 9:28:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/27/2006 9:29:32 AM EST by ICEAGE]
Hmmm, the range I usually go too is state funded and there is always a game warden nearby, also I usually go with friends and the whole group never walks downrange at once.

Also everybody at the range usually walks downrange at the same time to look at their targets.

Never really thought of it but I guess next time I'll make sure to bring a weapon along with me, I rather reload as I walk anyways (always do that when theres no game warden around).
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 9:29:45 AM EST
sometimes I wear my 1911 in a tanker's holster, but most of the time I dont
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 9:29:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
I always carry a ready to go handgun when I go to a public range. Never know when someone is a badguy at the range and might want to off you and take your stuff.



You saw Silverado too, eh?
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 9:30:00 AM EST
Platt and Maddix got lots of their equipment from public shooting areas. Enough said.

Rick
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 9:30:02 AM EST
Ironically you are all refering to one another when you speak of unsavory kooks at the range!!
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 9:32:09 AM EST
The outdoor range I frequent has separate pistol and rifle areas. You're not allowed to fire your rifle at the pistol range, no pistols at the rifle range, etc. But, whenever I'm at the rifle range, my SIG p228 is always loaded and on my hip, ready to go.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 9:32:29 AM EST
Always when I shot on BLM land in Colorado. Out in the middle of nowhere.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 9:32:50 AM EST
Always, always, always. Trust no one. Especially gun nuts and wannabe's.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 9:33:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By Rick_Lind:
Platt and Maddix got lots of their equipment from public shooting areas. Enough said.

Rick



That is the exact reason I started keeping a ready gun at the range on me.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 9:33:33 AM EST
Oh Yeah
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 9:34:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By HardShell:

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
I always carry a ready to go handgun when I go to a public range. Never know when someone is a badguy at the range and might want to off you and take your stuff.



You saw Silverado too, eh?



Nope. It was the Miami deal that started me carrying at the range.

Glad to see I'm not the only who thinks this way.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 9:34:24 AM EST
Always, Always and Always.


Why risk thousands of dollars worth of gear and your life?
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 9:36:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By SJSAMPLE:
Banger wannabees always show up and start shooting sideways, sweeping, etc...



That happens around here too. I finally paid for membership to a private club, and it is worth every penny. Most of the time I am the only one there.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 9:36:51 AM EST
Always.
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