How do you carry at the range

Discussion in 'Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns' started by TxBlackPowder, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. TxBlackPowder

    TxBlackPowder New Member

    23
    Dec 29, 2010
    Dallas
    I've done a little research on the site, and can't find much on how most people carry at the range. I know if I had a modern pistol instead of a BP, I could use a holster without anyone wondering where my horse is tied up. Do you use a holster once you get there, or do you use a case?
     
  2. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

    Apr 28, 2008
    Kentucky
    i've never shot at an actual range. at my personal range i normally shoot out of cases. since i normally have my carry gun on my belt. although sometimes if i plan to do a lot of work with one particular gun i'll wear that one
     

  3. redwing carson

    redwing carson Former Guest

    734
    Dec 11, 2010
    western wyoming
    Our range is open range. We have targets set up out to 2,000 yards. This is just open country {BLM Range}. We have no rules just have fun.

    RC
     
  4. 22shot

    22shot New Member

    376
    Oct 30, 2010
    U.S.of A.
    I don't "carry" at the range.

    They are either cased; laying on the bench; or I'm shooting.
     
  5. TxBlackPowder

    TxBlackPowder New Member

    23
    Dec 29, 2010
    Dallas
    That makes sense. I'd love to have a holster for it, but if its just going to hang on the wall, and I'm not going to actually wear it...I'd rather not spend the money on it.

    Thanks guys!
     
  6. Jay

    Jay Active Member

    Mar 26, 2003
    Indiana
    I won't go to a range that prohibits open or concealed carry. Too many cases of folks being murdered, and having their guns stolen at some secluded range. I carry at both ranges I shoot at, and I never shoot my carry gun on any given trip. If I want to shoot gun "A", then I carry gun "B".
     
  7. TxBlackPowder

    TxBlackPowder New Member

    23
    Dec 29, 2010
    Dallas
    First... Semper Fi :)

    Second
    I only have the one gun, and am very much the novice. Eventually I could like to get my conceal and carry lisc, but until then I will be more than satisfied with my BP.

    I just like the holster, and the kid in me wants to wear a pistol on my hip....I just dont want to be the only one doing it. :-D
     
  8. 1969SS396

    1969SS396 Member

    261
    Dec 11, 2010
    the "Mitten" state
    The local range encourages us to carry.
     
  9. Jay

    Jay Active Member

    Mar 26, 2003
    Indiana
    That's great. If I were you, I'd make sure they know that you appreciate being able to carry while you shoot.
     
  10. TxBlackPowder

    TxBlackPowder New Member

    23
    Dec 29, 2010
    Dallas
    is it uncommon for a range to allow/encourage you to carry while you shoot?
     
  11. deadin

    deadin Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2006
    Ya know, I get a warm and fuzzy feeling knowing nobody has a gun within arms reach when I'm downrange changing targets. I don't know you, so why should I trust you to not handle a gun while the range is "safe"
    Likewise, you don't know me and if you trust me to follow all the rules, you're a fool.
     
  12. TxBlackPowder

    TxBlackPowder New Member

    23
    Dec 29, 2010
    Dallas
    So if the holsters are not for the range, when would you wear a holster (BP)? Maybe a Civil War reinactment? I can't image that many people are strolling around with them on their hips in every day life.
     
  13. Jay

    Jay Active Member

    Mar 26, 2003
    Indiana
    I go only to MY range alone. When I go to another range, I go with friends. Only one of us goes down range at a time. The other controls the firing line.... and both of us are armed. I don't trust easily either.
     
  14. Jay

    Jay Active Member

    Mar 26, 2003
    Indiana
    Many ranges will not allow concealed carry, or movement on the firing line, or drawing to shoot.
     
  15. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

    Apr 28, 2008
    Kentucky
    come over to kentucky and you can open carry without problem. i do. i normally open carry a glock 22 but when i get another single action i'll probably switch.
     
Similar Threads
Forum Title Date
Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns Range report 45-70 Gemmer Sharps Nov 6, 2016
Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns Uberti Remington 1858 new army first impressions (and range report) Sep 30, 2015
Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns finally some action pics from the range Jan 1, 2015
Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns range box Dec 10, 2014
Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns Roger's Rangers at Ft. Frederick May 9, 2013