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What do you carry at a match?

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by Fireglock, Jul 29, 2003.

  1. Fireglock

    Fireglock Which is worse?

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    What do you carry at a match? Do you carry your gun/s in a range bag, holster or rug? Have a special bag for matches?

    I carry a Green Mountain bag with 16 magazines, my 17 and 17L. I have ProEars slims, a spare set of batteries for my ProEars, my shooting glasses, a set of side shields, lense cleaner, a tube of Dri Grip and sufficient ammo to shoot the match. I try not to start the match with more than 200 rounds in the bag and magazines. Additionally I have a mini clipboard with a preprinted match score sheet (thanks Scottbert) and a small calculator on the back of the clipboard. And last but not least a bottle of water (or DP in a pinch)!

    If a match looks slow or starts running slow I'll carry a folding chair.

    Oh yeah, I never add my scores until I through shooting my match.
     
  2. BCarver

    BCarver CLM Millennium Member

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    Since I fly to most matches, I have to carry a shooting bag that takes up less space. I use a PC bag with pouches in the front. The pouches are helpful because it allows an area for your magazines. I carry my Glocks in a pouch on the inside of the bag.

    At home, "on the range", I carry all of my accessories in a large gun bag. It allows me to carry everything from guns, mags, stapler, timer, first aid kit, tools, bug spray, sight black, pasters, sunblock and a clean towel.
     

  3. Fireglock

    Fireglock Which is worse?

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    I like this rig, modest but enough space to carry all I need at a match. I picked this idea up from TJC, not too big, just right in size.
     
  4. don't tread on me

    don't tread on me

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    A 5 gallon bucket that doubles as a seat, gun in Sidearmor holster. Plenty of water and Gatorade, ammo , cheese crackers, a "gift" from the Holiday Inn to wipe the sweat off my hands.
     
  5. Custom Glock Racing

    Custom Glock Racing I did it first. Millennium Member

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    Grn Mtn bag. Ammo, spare parts, tools, ears, eyes, lube, lots of mags and guns.
     
  6. DaleGribble

    DaleGribble Sandwich!

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    I carry all my gear in a S&W range bag. It contains my G17, a Wal-Mart Poncho, eight mags, 100 rounds per entry and 100 spare rounds in case I ever see one of those side matches I have heard about but have never seen, a multi purpose tool, a set of muffs and plugs, and a couple bottles of water. For my next few matches I'm adding a cotton cloth and some eye glass cleaner, my glasses kept fogging up at Richmond and it was a real pain wiping them off between each string of fire.

    For my first match I brought a 5 gallon bucket but it was a pain so I nixed that for my second match, but I will probably use it at Conyers since it's supposed to have more shooters in attendance.

    I've also decided not to keep score during the match, it's to much of a distraction, and I'm the type who loves to crunch numbers, so I know I won't be able to write my scores down and then not add them up instantly. I'll just wait the three days to see my results online.
     
  7. One Ragged Hole

    One Ragged Hole Dis ain't funny

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    This post cleared up a question I had about GSSF matches. In the rules they talk about handling the gun only in the safe areas, but not about ammo, that I could see. My question was, is it OK to load the mags before the match, or was there a place to load at the match (safe area?). The fact that some of you load 16 mags before going leads me to belive that's what I should do. I just don't have 16 mags yet! Only 8 so far. I read, and suck up, all the knowledge that you Gentlemen are nice enough to share with us. A very famous person once said, "The only knowledge wasted, is that not shared" Wise man.
    O-R-H
     
  8. Fireglock

    Fireglock Which is worse?

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    Glad we can help. You can actually load magazines anywhere at a match except at a Safe Area. I end up loading a few mags through the match since I shoot 2 guns. :)
     
  9. driver8m3

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    thats funny. i always want to find them too (to maybe get a little last minute practice in). i've only seen 1 though....but at least i know they DO exist.
     
  10. Flexmoney

    Flexmoney

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    I have a variety, but here is what usually makes the truck:

    Bucket Boss:

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    Closer view...picture this with the seat:

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  11. Glockrunner

    Glockrunner HOOYA DEEPSEA

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    Consist of two camera bags purchased at WalMart about 20.00 each. They hold enought mags, once loaded, to shoot the entire match and extra ammo for a side match for warm-up. We can also get out hearing protection in there too.
    Not much more room than that except for the score sheets that fit on the front pocket.
    I do carry a tooth brush and bore cleaning brush along with a pin punch if needed.

    Don't forget the chairs! Something light. If you can freeze a couple bottles of water the day before. Let them melt naturely throughout the day, and you'll have ice cold water to drink too. Oh yea, be sure to remove the bottle caps first! The wife wraps hers in a towel so that it last longer and provides a cool face wipe right after a stage.
     
  12. FotoTomas

    FotoTomas Pure Polymer

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    I currently have 17 mags for the 17 and 5 for the 26. The 26 is the GSSF "everything" pistol. I carried the 26 in a GLOCK plastic holster and a Domke camera bag carried the mags, ammo, towel and tool kit. Drinks and such in a cooler in the car. I have been carrying the score sheets in a aluminum clipboard. I tend to shoot four catagories at a match. I have several times shot the plates in all 4 catagories one right after the other. Having 16 preloaded magazines made this a breeze.

    I did however commit a safety violation at Orlando. At the plates I set my Domke bag down at the safety area and proceeded to load up all my mags for the plates stage. I did not handle my pistol at all and thought nothing of it. No one mentioned the improper behavior at the time either. Later I saw a Orlando match recap post from another GT'er comment on the fact the only problem he saw was someone load magazines at a safety table. :( I wondered if it was me. I learned a lesson that day via a round-a-bout way.

    I always try to load up all the magazines before the match now and stay away from the safety area for the reloads. :)
     
  13. Rusty Phillips

    Rusty Phillips Moderator Millennium Member

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    i have a "stool box" from lowes or home depot that has a locking hasp that i can and do put a padlock on

    maybe i have a picture somewhere

    ps - i only have 4 - 5 magazines that i bring with me.....

    sitting on wet grass is no fun, and standing all day long is not much better