Range Items to Bring

Most items on this checklist are for the sake of safety.  During the range qualification portion of our LTC class, safety is our primary focus.

1. A range or duffel bag to transport your gun and gear between your car and the range.
– So we don’t walk around the range with a gun in hand.  Guns are out ONLY when on the firing line.

2. Eye protection (safety glasses, safety goggles, or prescription glasses with plastic lenses)
– Wrap-around style is best for maximum eye protection

3. Over the ear hearing protection–muff type–to cover the ear and the area behind the ear
– Instructor can easily see you are wearing them
– Helps prevent hearing loss from vibration of the bones behind your ear

4. Cap or hat that covers the head and the area toward the face (such as a baseball cap)
-To prevent hot brass from getting between your glasses and face

5. Footwear that covers the entire foot (no sandals)
– To keep hot brass from landing on your feet

6. Shorts are not recommended
– To keep hot brass from your legs or from going into your shoe

7. Shirt with a collar. Loose collars and v-necks or low cut shirts are not allowed.
– To keep hot brass from going down the front or back of your shirt

8. Unloaded Handgun of at least .32 caliber that is in good working condition and has no modification(s) that will make the handgun unsafe.  Each attempt to qualify must be completed with one gun but you are welcome to switch firearms if you need to repeat the test to pass.   Students may share a gun and qualify one at a time with the same gun.
– Qualifying with a semi-auto enables you to carry either a semi-auto or revolver.
– Qualifying with a revolver restricts your license to NSA (non semi-auto) carry only.

9. Accessories required for your handgun such as one or two empty magazines for your semi-auto.

10. Ammunition–NO RELOADED AMMUNITION and NO aluminum cases.  You will need a minimum of 50 rounds of SAAMI approved ammunition.  You may wish to bring 150 rounds so that you may repeat the test if you don’t attain a passing score the first time.

S.A.A.M.I. APPROVED AMMUNITION LIST

  • BLOUNT, INC. C.C.I.
  • HORNANDY MFG. CO.
  • FEDERAL CARTRIDGE CO.
  • OLIN/WINCHESTER
  • REMINGTON ARMS CO.
  • FIOCCHI OF AMERICA, INC.
  • ACCURATE/ULTRA MAX
  • 4W AMMUNITION
  • BLACK HILLS
  • PMC

**NOTE** No Magtech brand ammo please.