What should you have in your range bag?
You don’t need a whole RV brimmed with stuff for your range and tactical training sessions but there are some definite essentials.
A range bag should include the essentials you need for your time at the range, however long that’s going to be. You might only be going for an hour or two, you might be there half the day, or you might be attending a couple days worth of training. Your range bag should stay packed with your shooting gear, so that way you can grab it and go without having to worry about where this is or that is.
Ear protection and eye protection should always be packed in your range bag, and you should have backups for both. Spare set of eyes, and some foam ear plugs and/or passive ear muffs in case your electronic ear pro takes a dive. Ideally, you’ll want to have a good strong belt for wearing your holster and magazine pouches. A standard dress belt is not enough; you need an actual gun belt. It’s a good idea to keep some oil and cleaner in your range bag, like some CLP, RemOil, Ballistol or something along those lines in case you need to quickly clean and lubricate your gun. Two to three magazines should be in your range bag, as well as some mag carriers for using them while on the range. It’s a good idea to have some sunscreen and bug spray if you need them, as well as a hat or two in case you have to deal with the elements. A couple bottles of water aren’t a bad idea, either.
Essentially, you want to have everything you need besides your target stand, pistol and ammunition ready to go in your range bag at all times. Throw your ammo and gun case in when it’s time to hit the range, and you have an effective system of what you should have in your range bag.