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Posted: 4/30/2009 7:53:50 AM EDT
I just spent the last 40 minutes getting range bag and guns ready to go shooting this weekend.
I had to decide what guns i wanted to shoot, make sure i had ammo in correct calibers,
targets, ear plugs, correct mags for said weapons.....
Then try to stuff all that into cases and range bag

Kinda like women getting ready to go out for the evening  
They have to accessorize their outfit.....

Link Posted: 4/30/2009 8:15:00 AM EDT
i am ready now, you or me driving?
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 8:17:00 AM EDT
If I know what i'm going to shoot, then about 30 minutes. If I have to try and decide what to pick, it could be up to an hour
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 8:17:30 AM EDT
as long as it takes to turn the ignition switch
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 8:17:30 AM EDT
Maybe 20 to 30 minutes the morning I go.  I've usually made up my mind which guns are going and get the ammo for them put into my ammo bag the day before, so it's just a matter of getting them out of the safe and getting them cased and loaded with my range bags in the vehicle.
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 8:18:00 AM EDT
eh- about 5 mins.  range bag stays packed.  just put some ammo in the bag, grab whatever firearms and off we go.
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 8:18:46 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Thepilot:
eh- about 5 mins.  range bag stays packed.  just put some ammo in the bag, grab whatever firearms and off we go.



This
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 8:18:49 AM EDT
i usually get all my stuff ready the night before. i leave all my rifle cases and shooting bags by the front door, so i can just "grab-n-go" in the morning.
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 8:20:35 AM EDT
maybe 15 minutes?
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 8:22:03 AM EDT
There are no ranges that I would go to close so when I go it is a big to-do.  Course that means I don't go shooting as much as I would like.

It takes at least an hour to load up and that is if I'm hurrying.  Usually 1.5 to 2 if I'm taking my time and not forgetting anything.

It's the cleaning part that I HATE.  
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 8:22:12 AM EDT
The targets, bench bags, hearing protection, etc. stays in the car all the time. To gather guns, ammo and the range box maybe takes 5 to 10 minutes.
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 8:22:24 AM EDT
Depends on what I'm shooting.... Skeet: 3 minutes..... Rifles: 15 minutes
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 8:23:17 AM EDT




Originally Posted By Lonestar45:



Originally Posted By Thepilot:

eh- about 5 mins. range bag stays packed. just put some ammo in the bag, grab whatever firearms and off we go.






This



That.

Link Posted: 4/30/2009 8:24:15 AM EDT
It takes a while, probably 30 min. ,or should I say it takes my son a while. I say were going shooting , get everthing ready and he does the work . So I guess it only take me about 10 seconds.
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 8:24:30 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 8:24:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2009 8:26:21 AM EDT by roofgoat]
Excellent question.  Sometimes I think "oh, its going to take too long so forget it".   This coming from a guy who has a range 400 yds from his back porch - its called My Pasture.

See I have a shooting event.   I do what others above posted, deciding what I want etc. which takes some time, then I gather the post celebration shooting supplies.   Beer and Ice for the cooler.  So I have to go through the Drive THru Liquor Store. There is 15 minutes total to town and back.  Then I go to get a cigar cut and ready.   Then I need some music and need to lug the 2 ton ghetto box because my old Ford only has tape player.   Of couse I sometimes forgot something which pisses me off, tape for the targets for example.
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 8:25:24 AM EDT
maybe 30 minutes, tops, if I have to lug a few extra ammo cans for x54R or 5.56 reloads.
Lately, its been alot of .22lr so it takes about 10 minutes.

Hardest part is find enough gun cases/configure rifle size to available gun cases to transport the quantity/selection of rifles that I want to bring to the range.

If its a mil surp shooting day, its easy as they all slim profile rifles...If it is AKM/AR day at the range, I've got scopes and VFG's and stuff that I have to figure out how to get into the few cases that I have. I need more large rifle cases but am too busy buying guns/ammo.

Link Posted: 4/30/2009 8:26:34 AM EDT
About 30 minutes. I always have some mags loaded however not for range shooting just so each gun can be quickly used if needed.
So most of the time is spent loading up the extra mags and putting everything in the range bag. Then loading everything in the car.
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 8:26:45 AM EDT
About 5-10 minutes.

Enough time to load my stuff into the car.

I need to adopt a BOB system where I could be ready to go to the range at a moments notice.
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 8:27:26 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ARsonist:

Originally Posted By Lonestar45:
Originally Posted By Thepilot:
eh- about 5 mins. range bag stays packed. just put some ammo in the bag, grab whatever firearms and off we go.



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What they said
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 8:28:33 AM EDT
About 10-15 minutes tops.  The range bag stays at the ready minus ammo.
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 8:30:36 AM EDT
My range bag is always loaded, as is the range ammo can.  They just have the usual stuff in them.  The thing that takes the longest is getting the weapons out.  Usually I can be out the door in 20 minutes on the days my girlfriend isn't going.  Then it takes an hour.
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 8:31:32 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Thepilot:
eh- about 5 mins.  range bag stays packed.  just put some ammo in the bag, grab whatever firearms and off we go.


Yep... what he said.

Also helps that I've basically went to 3 calibers for the guns I actually wish to shoot the most.  9mm, .223, and .22.  Doesn't take long to get ready to go to the range when all you have to do is pack a brick of .22, grab some full mags out of the "mag can", and toss in a few boxes of 9mm to the bag.  Probably takes longer to figure out which AR(s) I want to shoot that particular day.
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 8:32:11 AM EDT
Nothing takes 5 mintues.
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 8:52:39 AM EDT
45  mins
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 8:54:46 AM EDT
It takes me a couple hours. I dont get to go to the range very often so I plan out all the things I need to test and organize everything I am taking. I usually spend the whole day at the range (when I can).
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 9:01:03 AM EDT
1. Put on pants
2. Grab bags
3. Grab ammo cans

Step 1 can be at the beginning or end to be honest.
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 9:03:08 AM EDT
About five or ten minutes if I'm not bringing half my guns to the range. I have a range bag that always has eyes, ears, staple gun, .22 ammo and some miscellaneous stuff in it. My rifle magazines are already loaded and in ammo cans so all I have to do is case the guns and grab the range bag and ammo can(s). 'Course, I usually end up waiting another 45 minutes until my wife is finished dolling up.
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 9:06:24 AM EDT
an hour or so, sometimes a lot less depending on who I'm going with/meeting there if I'm going to a public range. 20 minutes or so if I'm going to the range out in the pasture.
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 9:06:31 AM EDT
I am ready now.
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 9:14:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By badfishy:
i usually get all my stuff ready the night before. i leave all my rifle cases and shooting bags by the front door, so i can just "grab-n-go" in the morning.


Always ready the night before, Make targets, 2x check all gear, case arms, lunch box, cooler, set objectives in notebook, Ammo, it's a big deal to be prepared, I usually spend 6-8 hrs. per range session. 1-2 hrs. the night prior to prepare, and ofcourse many hrs. after the range cleaning / putting gear away. All worth it big time - That's what I do.  

Link Posted: 4/30/2009 9:15:34 AM EDT
Depends on what i'm shooting and how many people are going with me. If it's by myself and just grabbing an AR and my sidearm, then I can just go out the door with a bag full of mags. Otherwise it can take up to 45 minutes.
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 9:21:52 AM EDT
my range bag stays packed, just grab a gun from the safe and go. when I get back I refill the bag, ammo, ear plugs, etc. Less that 5 minutes.
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 9:22:53 AM EDT
5 minutes or less.



Eyes and ears stay in my truck, all I have to grab is ammo and firearm.
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 9:23:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By WI92BluWing:
I just spent the last 40 minutes getting range bag and guns ready to go shooting this weekend.
I had to decide what guns i wanted to shoot, make sure i had ammo in correct calibers,
targets, ear plugs, correct mags for said weapons.....
Then try to stuff all that into cases and range bag

Kinda like women getting ready to go out for the evening  
They have to accessorize their outfit.....



You've come to the right place.
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 9:24:00 AM EDT
maybe 30-45  minutes
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 9:26:15 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Lonestar45:
Originally Posted By Thepilot:
eh- about 5 mins.  range bag stays packed.  just put some ammo in the bag, grab whatever firearms and off we go.



This


+1, always ready.

Link Posted: 4/30/2009 9:27:56 AM EDT
A few minutes. All I have to do is grab the guns I want that day out of the safe, throw some ammo in the range bag, and go.
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 9:29:15 AM EDT
I typed up some manifests based on what I want to shoot and vowed to always pack the night before.

So last Saturday I arrived to chronograph some .38Sp loads and discovered I have no idea where the gizmo that connects the chronograph to the tripod is. (I set it on a table and made do).

The last time I saw it was when I arrived at the range and realized I had neglected to bring the wire that connects the chronograph to the control box.

My wife has a term for this- "callgoodheimers"
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 9:30:48 AM EDT



Originally Posted By ARsonist:





Originally Posted By Lonestar45:


Originally Posted By Thepilot:

eh- about 5 mins. range bag stays packed. just put some ammo in the bag, grab whatever firearms and off we go.






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Link Posted: 4/30/2009 9:40:22 AM EDT
1. Open safe
2. walk out and staple up a target
3. grab gun ears and ammo
4. walk to back porch
5. open window and commence firing

I would say 2-3 minutes tops faster if there is a squirrel in the yard.
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 9:42:01 AM EDT
45 mins to an hour usually.

I always take more than one gun when I go. Most of the time, I will shoot exclusively rifles or exclusively handguns.

I really don't like to load mags at the range, so all my mags get loaded at home before I leave. So, either the night before or the morning of the day I am going to the range, I pull out the ammo and mags and have a stuffing party. I will also field strip all the guns I am taking, run a dry patch through the bore to make sure it is not obstructed or swimming in lube, and re-lube or re-grease the other moving parts if they need it. I have separate rifle and pistol range bags, so I don't have to unload and reload them.

I recently started keeping my pistol mags in ziplock bags by model and caliber to keep them all straight. A SIG 229 .40 mag looks a lot like a SIG 229 9mm mag, so just throwing them in the range bag and hoping for the best is not a good strategy.

I would rather spend the time preparing before I go to the range than have some sort of malfunction at the range. So far, this plan is working well for me.
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 9:53:01 AM EDT
About 5 minutes. Get the gun(s) I want out of the safe, grab some ammo and my range bag. What more are you guys putting into this?
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 9:55:51 AM EDT
30 minutes to an hour.



Thought it was just me...

Link Posted: 4/30/2009 9:57:02 AM EDT
It usually takes me a half hour or so. Gotta make calls to see who I'd be going with, check for hearing protection, targets and ammo, break down the weapons one last time to check for anything I may have missed before, etc.
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 11:46:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2009 11:46:51 AM EDT by Fields_Overseer]
120 seconds.  Grab guns, lace shoes.  Drive.  i can carrie all guns in 1 trip, ammo is in the car.
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 11:48:54 AM EDT
Depends what I'm shooting and the goal of the trip.

If I'm just plinking then less than 10 minutes.

If I'm bringing target stands, IDPA targets and other action shooting stuff say 20 minutes.

If I'm doing load development then more than 30 minutes.

DN
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 11:53:03 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Lonestar45:
Originally Posted By Thepilot:
eh- about 5 mins.  range bag stays packed.  just put some ammo in the bag, grab whatever firearms and off we go.



This


Link Posted: 4/30/2009 11:53:31 AM EDT
Open safe
grab gun (s)
put gun in case
grab marked ammo can
grab bag with ears, eyes, targets and tape.

10 mins or so.

-JTP
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 11:56:03 AM EDT
Probably about 30 minutes.
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 11:56:16 AM EDT
For my weekly range trip?
I get a box of .40 from the stash and walk out the door.
Eyes, ears, masking tape (for pasting holes) and Q targets are in the truck at all times.
Pistol is on my hip, as is a spare mag.
Sometimes I'll just randomly roll to the range when I'm out doing shit - buy a box of ammo there.
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