double rifle case and range safety


Feb 27, 2003
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This may be a dumb question, but I'm pretty new to shooting, so please bear with me.

I'm considering getting a two gun hard case. What is the safest way to open this up and remove guns at the range? Keeping the muzzle pointing down range is always important, and I do this with firearms in soft cases. With a 2-gun case, the guns point in opposite directions, and I don't see a safe way to open the case without one firearm pointing behind the bench (albeit for a very short time as I remove it and stand it up behind the bench).

Am I missing some cunning maneouver that can be performed by someone of average dexterity that would allow me to setup? Hold the case vertically and remove one gun? This seems kinda awkward, and I'd worry about dropping a gun or something.

Any range officers with an opinion? Any other shooters use a 2-gun case?


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Oct 10, 2002
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Yes, one gun will always be pointing the wring direction, just don't handle it.

1. lay the case down and open it
2. grab the gun pointed down range, pick it up, open the action and lay it down off of the case pointing down range.
3. close the lid on the case and flip it 180 degrees.
4. open it and remove the second gun in the same fashion.

Those are the rules in the ranges I visit anyway.

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