So here we go.
I take a little different approach to range bags: I was a photojournalist for ten years and I quickly grew tired of carrying around lenses, cameras and strobes that I never, ever used but thought I needed in my bag "just in case". Over the years, I pared down my gadget bag to just the essentials to save weight and wear and tear on my lower back but still have enough with me to get the shot(s) I needed.
So it is with my range bag. I don't have a bag that I load up and keep loaded, I add and subtract from my bag depending on my reasons for heading to the range. This is what I usually have with me when I shoot a USPSA match at my local range. It's enough to deal with what might happen at the match, and if more might be needed (like a spare gun), I'll just leave it in the car and retrieve it when I have to.
Contents:Clockwise from upper left
- A Midway USA range bag they don't make anymore, with a big interior pocket, two side pockets and six magazine pouches.
- A Bore Store Pistol Rug for my gun
- Howard Leight Electronic Earmuffs
- A Competitive Edge Dynamics brass bag for spent casings.
- Sunscreen (because I live and shoot in Arizona)
- Moar sunscreen (this time with bug repellent)
- Brownell's gun oil
- Spare set of earplugs
- Magazine speedloader
- Cleaning Rag (because the desert is DARN dusty)
- Spare mags (8 at a minimum)
- My CZ75, because I usually shoot Production in USPSA
- USPSA target overlays (just in case)
- USPSA Rulebook (never had to use it, thank God)
- Small Clipboard
- Leatherman multitool
- Cereal bar for snacking
- Ammo boxes
- Israeli combat bandage (never had to use it, thank God)
- First Aid Kit (I have had to use that…)