What To Bring to the Range

 What To Bring to the Range

The more you practice something, the better you will become. Shooting a handgun is no different. The more you go shooting, the better gunman you’ll be. Here are a few things you should think about bringing when you go to the range.


Each gun can shoot at different lengths, so ranges will have specific gun areas. Long-distance shooting is intended for rifles and are not easily found. Shorter ranges are used for shotguns and handguns, such as the Glock 9mm. The larger the area, the more opportunity you will have to shoot at different yardages. This will help improve your accuracy at different distances.


It is good to have something to shoot at so you can track how you are doing. Targets do just the trick. Paper targets are popular because they are easy to hang and tend to be cheap. Some targets are made of metal, making loud sounds when you hit them. You can always think outside the box with different items to shoot at to make it more fun like bringing a watermelon or water balloon.


You want to make sure you bring enough ammunition when you go shooting. You don’t want to run out in the middle of your practice and lose the consistency you may have gotten. Even if you bring too many bullets, you can save them for the next time you go out. Once you start shooting and getting warmed up, you’ll most likely want to keep shooting and set higher expectations for yourself.


You should always have safety in mind when you are handling a firearm. Whether the gun is loaded or not, you need to practice safe habits. Always point the gun downrange. You should never have your finger on the trigger until you are ready to shoot. While shooting, you should wear eye and ear protection. These are simple techniques and tools to stay safe while shooting.

Shooting at the range is a fun activity to do. You never know when that practice may be needed during a real-life emergency situation.

Donna Paul