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5 Essentials for Your Gun Range Bag

5 Essentials for Your Gun Range Bag

When it comes to choosing gear for your gun range bag, it's essential to stock your kit with all the tools, accessories and cleaning supplies necessary to have a successful day at the range. Ensure that no malfunctions or fouling will stop your personal-defense training or your plinking fun by adding these great accessories into your range kit.

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Less than half the size of comparable offerings, the Wheeler Engineering Space-Saver Screwdriver Set contains a durable and comprehensive set of 26 standard Phillips, hex and Torx bits, without occupying too much space in your gun range bag or on your work bench. MSRP: $14.99 btibrands.com

B. Low profile and lightweight, Brownells Diverter Earmuffs feature an adjustable, padded headband that provides all-day comfort while allowing for optimum fit. When not in use, they fold easily for compact storage, creating more room for guns and ammo. MSRP: $19.99 brownells.com

C. Why choose between shooting glasses and sunglasses when you can have both? The Revision Sawfly Photochromic Kit features the company’s rapid light-changing technology, which enables its ballistic photochromic lenses to automatically darken to a sunglass tint when exposed to direct sunlight, adding welcome versatility to your gear. MSRP: $149.99 revisionmilitary.com

D. Since shooting, reloading ammo or cleaning firearms can be a dirty process, Hoppe’s 9 Lead-B-Gone offers an innovative solution you can easily keep in your gun range bag. The skin-cleansing wipes come in containers of 40 and are designed to remove lead, nickel, cadmium, arsenic, silver, mercury, zinc, chromium, copper and antimony, as well as powder residue. They remove 98.8 percent of shooting residue from hands, and that jumps to 99.9 percent if rinsed with water. MSRP: $12.99 hoppes.com

E. Designed as a multi-purpose cleaner, lubricant and protectant for firearms, cars, bikes, knives and even leather, Ballistol is up to the task. When used on guns, it cleans and dissolves copper fouling as well as brass and zinc residue. Since it molecularly bonds with metals, it protects your guns—lock, stock and barrel. It is also available in different sizes and types, including aerosol, liquid and wipes. MSRP: $25 to $80 ballistol.com 

F. The Otis Technology Elite Cleaning System includes pretty much every component a shooter needs to maintain .17- to .50-caliber rifles and pistols, .410 bore, 12/10-gauge shotguns and even in-line muzzleloaders. Three coated, memory-flex cables of varying lengths allow breech-to-muzzle cleaning. It also comes with a brush, assorted patches, solvent, a bore reflector and a tool for clearing jammed cases, and the whole kit fits easily into any gun range bag. MSRP: $149.99 otistec.com

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