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

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    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?
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    johnlives4christ Former Guest

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    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
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    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.

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    I don't "carry" at the range.

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

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    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!
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    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".
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    First... Semper Fi :)

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    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
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    The local range encourages us to carry.
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    That's great. If I were you, I'd make sure they know that you appreciate being able to carry while you shoot.
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    is it uncommon for a range to allow/encourage you to carry while you shoot?
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Many ranges will not allow concealed carry, or movement on the firing line, or drawing to shoot.
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    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.
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    At the range I bring several firearms at a time two hand guns and a rifle or two, we shoot out of the cases never holster and when going down range the firearms are on the bench sometimes I take the clips and sometimes not, the range is very small typically there is no one else shooting, occasionally one other shooter we always go down range at the same time.
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    Like some others here I shoot at my own personal range. When I do go to a range, I'm very carefull about going down range. I have only shot at one range that had a range guard, someone who would control the range for the club. That works for me. At home, I just take what I need to the table, which is only about 75 feet form the front door. On a range my guns are all in a case of some sort, if nothing other than a rug. They stay there untill it's their turn!
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    Cool. So it sounds like a case is the way to go then.

    Where would the typical BP shooter use a holster if not at the range?
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    i carry concealed at the range.
    always want a fire arm near especially driving to & from.

    there have been incidents of folks getting jacked after buying a new gun, being followed home & robbed of gun & anything else.

    we live in a sick society & being vigilant is just being responsible.

    S.M.
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    All the holsters that I use can be used cross draw. I find cross draw more convenient when horseback. Since I ride either a horse or ATV to where I shoot, cross draw just works for me. I do have holsters for every gun in the safe. But since I make my own holsters, and there isn't much else to do here in the winter (blizzard conditions here last two days) well, you get the idea.
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