Backup Gear: Shooting Range Essentials

Backup Gear: Shooting Range Essentials

Don’t cut your range trip short! Consider adding these items to your loadout so you can repair, maintain and replace on the fly.

Tools are an important part of a range kit and two critical items for us are Otis Ripcords and Slip2000 lubricant. Both of these items have a small footprint, making them perfect for storing in a chest rig or pack.

MultiTasker tools are another great addition to your kit. They have several options and their tools are specifically designed for shooting. They include valuable things like a front sight adjustment tool and carbon scraper.

Another often overlooked piece of backup gear is a second set of hearing protection. Smaller options like the SureFire Sonics or even just a set of foam earplugs don’t take up much room and will keep you covered in case someone has forgotten theirs. (Spoiler Alert: It might even be you.)

Lastly, no loadout is complete without a good trauma kit and tourniquet on hand. You never know when an accident will happen and having the tools on hand to treat injuries like gunshot wounds could save someone’s life.

Otis Ripcords –
Slip2000 EWL –
MultiTasker Tool –
SureFire Sonic –
ETA Trauma Kit –
SOFTT-W Tourniquet –


  1. psybain on October 27, 2021 at 5:48 pm

    Highly recommend you guys take a look at cherry balmz in place of slip 2000. They’ve been documented to work for over 3000 rounds on one application.

  2. 007newtothis on October 27, 2021 at 5:51 pm

    I sure miss your video’s , I have all this coffee and can’t drink it without questins.

  3. DocRorshack on October 27, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    Where’s Ryan? I miss his videos…

  4. dylan56789ful on October 27, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    I always thought i was the weird kid in the corner at the range with bag filled with all kinds of utility shit , extra mags , ammo boxes and most importantly a first aid – trauma kit. No one else even thinks to anything more then glasses, gun , ammo , and hearing protection. I feel validated that i carry it now.

  5. Sean on October 27, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    Are you guys still doing your podcast?

  6. maxximus2012 on October 27, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    I keep a pair of eye pro and a small thing of ear plugs in my truck; they’ve saved me a trip home and back quite a few times.

  7. Jessy James on October 27, 2021 at 6:26 pm

    Does anyone know? were can i get that carrying case? for the SureFire Sonic