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Hearing Protection/ Ammo Cans/ Gun cases etc.

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by Fractured, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Mar 12, 2012 at 6:16 PM
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    Fractured

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    Hey TW Gun gurus,

    As you may know from my other thread, I am buying a Handgun soon, and I was curious about a couple things.

    What do you have in your range bag for shooting?

    What kind of hearing protection do you use?

    What do you keep your ammo in at home? Gun safe? "ammo can"?

    What do you keep your gun in? A gun rug (I think they are called)? A pelican case?

    If you don't mind posting some pics that would be great too. I am trying to get as prepared as possible for my first handgun. Thanks!

    Corey
     
  2. Mar 12, 2012 at 7:02 PM
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    my range bag:
    - headset (earmuff type)
    - pack of orange foam earplugs
    - molded earplugs
    - shooting glasses
    - spare shooting glasses
    - can of breakfree CLP lube
    - boresnake for 9mm
    - boresnake for .45ACP
    - cotton rag
    - mini binoculars
    - paper targets
    - extra magazines
    - ammo (in factory packaging)
    - multi-tool
    - thin gloves (for really cold day)

    hearing protection:
    (i seem to rotate between the three types mentioned in my range bag contents)

    storage:
    - long guns and extra handguns in safe
    - two handguns "stashed" loaded (they stay holstered for safety, one is on me though while awake), extra loaded mags

    ammo:
    - storing inside a conditioned area (i.e inside your home) is just fine, keep in factory boxes, etc...
    - some folks like to buy mil surplus ammo cans that totally seal out the elements, ..they'll put dessicant packs in to absorb moisture already present before closing the lid... this is overkill if it's going to stay in the air conditioned part of your house,... but ammo cans do make handy transport to/from the range..

    ...you mentioned gun rug and pelican case
    - i'd recommend NOT storing inside the factory case or pelican case, as the foam innards can retain moisture and affect the finish over time...
    - i like "bore stores", they are silicone impregnated "gun rugs", ...very nice... but i wouldn't recommend storing fully loaded in these as there's nothing hard covering the trigger...
     
  3. Mar 12, 2012 at 8:05 PM
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    Ammo planned for the session, eyes and ears, silicon cloth, magazines, couple of basic tools.
    Peltor amplified. These allow you to hear normally, but kick in and limit max volume. I'll sometimes double these up with foam plugs.
    Ammo cans in the bottom of the closet.
    At home or transport?
    At home, long guns and "spare" handguns in the safe. Home defense handguns "available" (Glock-26, RIA 1911, wife's 92FS, and SP101 .357).
    HD handguns are condition-zero (loaded, chambered, safety off).

    Transport, California requires unloaded, concealed locked for handguns and unloaded for long guns.
    Magazines remain loaded, guns are in locking cases.
    Long guns in zippered field bags.

    That reminds me.. I need to pick up a few more .50cal ammo cans.
     
  4. Mar 12, 2012 at 8:55 PM
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    .
     
  5. Mar 12, 2012 at 9:44 PM
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    Wiley, another great post. Thank you- I really value your opinion.

    Rich91710, Thanks for chiming in. You seem very knowledgeable from the posts of yours I have read, and I also understand you are in California which is nice to get your opinion because you are familiar with laws etc.

    meeestirg, Thank you for your input and the links to voodoo. They have some really great stuff there!
     
  6. Mar 12, 2012 at 9:47 PM
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    Where do you look for those? On ebay?
     
  7. Mar 12, 2012 at 9:50 PM
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    I keep everything in a safe when not in use...like Wiley though there are always 2-3 loaded guns outside of the safe

    I carry several pairs of single use ear plugs (i buy the ones in the pharmacy as opposed to the gun section of walmart because dB rating is higher) and a pair of muffs, a multitool and various other gun related tools in case of needing a field repair, and ammo

    I have a ton of plastic ammo boxes for reloaders that I have color coded by caliber and store all my ammo in those...makes it nice when you have 1000+ rounds of various calibers and you can stack them all together...factory boxes even amongst same caliber can vary in size and that annoys me...ammo is stored in the safe as well
     
  8. Mar 12, 2012 at 9:51 PM
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    targets/target stands/stapler/pens etc are all stored in my garage together
     
  9. Mar 13, 2012 at 5:42 AM
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    craigslist. or since you are in CA you can checkout www.calguns.net some of the military guys have them for sale in the FS section. if you decide to join that forum it asks you for your reference my screen name there is secret.asian.man
     
  10. Mar 13, 2012 at 12:20 PM
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    I'm kauaibuilt over there as well.
     
  11. Mar 13, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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    So is that a open invetation to use you as a refrence for cal guns? I'm in the same boat as op.
    Thanks!
     
  12. Mar 13, 2012 at 1:52 PM
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    Foglights are for fog, not oncoming traffic!
    If you are shooting indoors or under a roofed range, get 30db muffs.
    For those of you lucky enough to live in an area that doesn't rain 9 months out of 12, you can get by with 24-26db muffs.
    Range bag:

    Hoppes #9 and Boresnake
    Breakdown cleaning rod (clear stuck cases, check for lodged bullet if a round squibs)
    Small screwdriver kit (the kind in the plastic box with bits that fit on a driver--incl allen and Torx)
    small adhesive bullseyes
    Shop rag and microfiber wipe for optics
    Eye protection (oldskool Oakley M-frames with the giant persimmon lenses)
    Fat sharpie, fine sharpie
     
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    I signed up there today!
     
  14. Mar 13, 2012 at 5:20 PM
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    go ahead. :)
     
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    yeah i've seen you around. i had a feeling that was you too. i just never bothered to ask lol
     
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    Local milsurp/"prepper" shops, if I don't mind them being pretty beaten up.
    A couple of local guys usually have some available for a few bucks more than the milsurp places and they're in better condition, normally repainted and ready to stencil (or paint-marker pen, I'm too lazy to stencil).


    For a decent California gun related forum, check out http://www.calguns.net
    Just watch out for the zombie kiddies, Brady trolls, liberals, and steer clear of the OT forum.

    Calguns.net is a completely separate entity from the Calguns Foundation, but "The Right People" are major participants on the forum.
    If you are 100% legal and get hauled on bullshit charges, the Calguns Foundation will generally have your back. If they can't outright represent you, they can hook you up with good people.
     
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    No no man... Tell them Cokebottle sent you :D
     
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    theres a guy out here selling them like hotcakes all painted up in zombie designs etc...prelabeled for various things...

    and marking them up to like $30-$50 for basic 5.56 sized boxes

    I get mine when I buy ammo

    440 M855 5.56 rounds in a can for $140 around here
     
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    We should start a calguns member thread in the socal forum.

    What is this about referrals? Been a while since I joined so maybe its a new thing?

    As far as CGF - I just made my second donation in a year or so because of the LA LTC filing - gotta LOVE those guys!
     
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    All the referrals do is give you a brownie point in your user profile.

    I'll be doing another $300 toward SBDO county next week.
    CGF is my regular annual spring charitable contribution... it's just my way of saying "Fuck you" to Obama, Barbara, and Dianne by taking some of the money that they allowed me to keep and putting it into something that they despise.

    I still kick $200 or $300 into the Totally Kids special needs center over in Loma Linda, but I don't deduct it from my taxes since I don't like being too close to any of the limits that trigger audit flags ($500+, or just under $500 will trip a flag since $500 is where you need special filing forms).
     
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