Getting set up for club shooting

There are a number of items you should consider acquiring the first year or two of club shooting, both for on the range and at home.

After 14 years in the sport here are my go to items after careful research, acquisition and use:

On the range

  1. Quality Safety Glasses
  2. Electronic Hearing Protection that permits you to clearly hear range commands
  3. Chamber Safety Flags
  4. CED Deluxe Professional Range Bag
  5. Double Alpha Double Belt (velcro inner belt with leather overbelt)
  6. Holster that will securely hold your pistol
  7. Mag Pouches
  8. Uplula (magazine loader)

At home

  1. Good quality cleaning rods (one piece, carbon fibre or protective coated)
  2. Jags and patches of correct size for your calibre
  3. Corrosion X or Breakfree CLP
  4. Plenty of rolls of gun cloth
  5. A good brass and plastic punch set with small nylon hammer
  6. A gunsmithing screwdriver set
  7. Blue 243 Loctite
  8. Various Tekmat’s for your work bench

Recommended firearms to consider

  1. CZ SP-01 Shadow pistol
  2. Glock Competition Models 34 (9mm) or 35 (.40) pistols
  3. A high capacity 9mm or .40 cal 1911 pistol
  4. Mossberg 930 Tactical SPX or JM Pro shotgun
  5. Mossberg 590 or Remington 870 pump shotgun
  6. AR15 E-Cat rifle

There are plenty of other options, but you’re unlikely to be unhappy acquiring any of the above.

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