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What else to bring to match?

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by whippoorwill, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. whippoorwill

    whippoorwill

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    I'll be attending my first GSSF match in Dawsonville this weekend. I'm squared away on bringing ammo, magazines, eye and ear protection and, let's see...I think there was one more item. :supergrin:

    What else should I bring in the way of "comfort" items? A chair, water, snacks, etc.? Appreciate any advice from you experts.
     
  2. S.Kargoh

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    Even if you think you have everything.... Check your items against a packing list.


    Drove 400 miles and discovered all my mags were sitting in a nice row at home on the floor.
     

  3. SARDG

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    Yeah, bring a GLock or 2 or 3, 150 rounds per Division, 4 mags minimum per Division. Chair, water, snacks are always a good idea, but this weekend you may want to bring raingear and extra shoes. I have the kitchen sink in my truck.

    Have you preregistered?
     
  4. S.Kargoh

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    I thought it would be nice to bring a chair once. It was a pain in the butt.

    I keep it minimal.
     
  5. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    I always carry the following:

    sun screen
    bug spray
    water
    folding chair
    lens cleaner
    hand cleaner
    squib rod

    In addition, I have rain gear and dry shoes in the van.
     
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  6. shadow_dog

    shadow_dog Hilljack

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    ^ ditto. I carry a couple of band aids, extra RX glasses and sun glasses and some sort of snack. I also have a small soft side cooler of ice I carry too. Depending on how much you get involved you may want to invest in a rolling cart or a jogging stroller. Yeah I know it may look goofy to some but I like having my cart now. Toting around the range bag loaded with enough stuff to shoot 4-6 categories is heavy enough. Especially if you have had shoulder surgery like myself. The cart lets me have the range bag, and all my other stuff with no issues.
     
  7. James5m

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    Some sort of cart/wagon would be a good idea for Dawsonville since they have the Hill from Hell:faint: Oh by the way.... DON'T Drink the strawberry gatorade
     
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    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    I have a cart, on which my shooting bag, small cooler, chair, and beach umbrella sits as I move around. Once I'm ready to wait for my turn, the umbrella sets up quickly, chair under it.

    For 3-4 hours, 53 years old... .I'm not standing up that entire time.
     
  9. BamaTrooper

    BamaTrooper Retired

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    Something in the way of healthy snacks; nuts trail mix, etc... and water.

    Hand cleaner, baby wipes.

    Different color shooting glasses.

    Mag loader if you don't have enough preloaded mags.

    a book or magazine.
     
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    Drove 400 miles and discovered all my mags were sitting in a nice row at home on the floor.[/QUOTE]

    LOL !!! :quiet:
     
  11. ashecht

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    LOL !!! :quiet:[/QUOTE]

    what did you do without any mags?
     
  12. ede

    ede Bama's Friend

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    way i figure out what to bring to a match is to ask Bama if he has his guns, ammo, and mags and if he says yes I ask what else he needs and then I bring it for him.
     
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    I wait for ede to ask bama then copy him. :)
     
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    If your Bama, you bring Ed to carry all your gear! :rofl:

    Seconds on the wagon/cart deal. I may have one for sale at the end of the Conyers match. :dunno:

    Scott
     
  15. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    I received this yellow wagon from my step-daughter as a Father's Day gift many years ago. I take it to most matches.
     

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    Thanks for all the helpful info!

    I preregistered today.
     
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    Good luck!!!! Prepare yourself to have fun!!!!
     
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    I agree with the other posters, but I have a 6 gallon pail with a seat on top which I have found great to store most of the gear listed above in. It also gives me a seat to rest on between shooting and isn't that heavy.
     
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    whippoorwill:

    I like your avatar of Junior Samples. I'm sure you know, he lived not far from the Dawsonville match venue.

    One of my first Glocks was 21 with the serial number BLW549... so close to Junior's phone number that I could always remember it!