Range Equipment Rundown—and Much More!

Watch this GUNSMARTS video to see why a successful day at the range requires more than just grabbing your gun and ammunition.

posted on December 29, 2022

Ah, a day at the range—a time to clear your mind and burn off some energy while keeping your shooting skills from perishing. So all you need to do is grab your gun and go, right? Well, not so fast.

Although obviously it wouldn’t be a day at the range with your firearm, these days there is a lot more to consider when planning your outing. After all, there are more people engaging in the shooting sports than ever before—along with more gear and equipment than ever.

That’s why this latest Smith & Wesson GUNSMARTS video is incredibly valuable. Although it is titled “Range Equipment Information,” Smith & Wesson Pro Shooter Julie Golob actually covers four topics, each designed to make your range session as complete, successful and fun as possible. In the first section, “Range Equipment,” Golob details the various items that you should pack in your range bag, from the basics like eye and ear pro, belts, ammo, down to the things you might not have thought about, like pen and paper or a hat with a brim. And, of course, there’s the fun of choosing a range bag from the thousands now on the market. Golob cautions that the bigger the bag you choose, the more you’ll find to pack in it, and the more you’ll have to carry …  

The remainder of the video covers three more topics: transporting your firearm to the range; types of targets and stands and what you’ll need to bring with your for target setup; and finally, safety, courtesy and awareness once you get to the range—including important terminology you’ll hear once you are on the range. Terms like “Cease Fire”; “Hot Range”; and “Muzzle”—and what you MUST do when you hear any one of these. Because there is a lot of detail Golob covers in this information-packed video, we suggest you run the reel yourself.

For more information and to watch other GUNSMARTS videos, go to smith-wesson.com/gunsmarts.

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