In addition to safe, serviceable weapons and competition holsters, make sure you pack your firearm accessories, protection, tools, training aids and other supplies for your competition trip.
Depending on the competition, you may need a gun mat and kneeling roll. In addition, competition-grade ammunition and magazines are required.
You may need a tactical belt and sling to limit gun movement away from your arm, as well as sights, hand stops and sporting scopes for your weapons.
You may bring additional targets, especially if you prefer specific types. A stand where you can rest your ammunition and gun may be necessary.
Shatterproof polycarbonate goggles or glasses will protect your eyes. To reduce eye fatigue, you may also mount blinders to your gun site. Earplugs and earmuffs, including noise-canceling varieties, will protect your ears. However, bring additional earplugs in case they are lost.
Some competitions require a shooting coat or vest with body armor and closed-toe shoes. An emergency kit with your emergency contact information and the range’s emergency procedures should be included. Don’t forget a first-aid kit, sunscreen and lip balm.
A shooting journal can be used to track your progress, but don’t forget your pen. You may also include a timer and binoculars as well as your shooting drill strategy and notes on the range.
Flashlights may be used on some ranges. A multi-tool, Philips and flat-head screwdrivers and hex wrench will be useful as well. Remember to bring a small gun cleaning kit.
Masking tape may be used to hold up or repair your targets. You may also need rain gear, but check the weather prior to the competition. Finally, personal hygiene, hand sanitizers and lead wipes should be included.
Your competition bag should include your weapons, accessories, personal protective equipment, training aids, tools and other supplies