When you’re perfecting your shooting at the gun range, you want the best equipment available. Scroll through the gallery above for some of the top range gear for 2016.
Action Target Dual Running Man Pro
This target system is ideal for tactical and competitive shooting and is equipped with 3-horsepower motors and hardened tool-steel pulleys. It is capable of speed settings from walking, jogging and sprinting up to 20 fps.
It can be controlled by a wireless fob or integrated with a computer control system. (actiontarget.com; 888-377-8033)
BlackHawk Ultralight Side Zip Boot
The BlackHawk Ultralight Side Zip Boot is designed to offer all the rugged durability and comfort of the standard Ultralight Boot with the convenience of a side-mounted YKK coil zipper for quick on/off convenience.
The zipper is backed by a protective flap to ensure the boot retains its water resistance. These boots are available in black or desert tan. (blackhawk.com; 800-379-1732)
Caldwell Accumax AR-15 Barrel Cooler
The Caldwell Accumax AR-15 Barrel Cooler is designed for those who plan on putting a lot of rounds through their AR on the range. The unit locks into any standard 5.56mm-sized magazine well and forces cool air through the chamber and down the barrel.
The high-pressure fan, with its dual motor bearings and integral wind tunnel, is powered by a rechargeable, 12-volt lithium-ion battery. (btibrands.com; 573-445-9200)
Champion Electronic Ear Muffs
The new Electronic Ear Muffs from Champion offer sound-dampening hearing protection while remaining light and comfortable. Collapsible for easy storage and adjustable for a better fit, the muffs protect against harmful sounds with a noise reduction rating of 25 decibels, and are priced reasonably. (800-379-1732; championtarget.com)
Hoppe’s Gun Medic Cleaner & Lube
Developed for quick use when a deep clean isn’t possible, Hoppe’s Gun Medic Cleaner & Lube is a fast-acting, all-in-one product that will clean and lubricate a firearm in one application to quickly get the gun back in action. It’s like having a first-aid kit for dirty firearms, eliminating malfunctions caused by buildup of dirt and grime. (hoppes.com; 800-423-3537)
Lyman Auto-Advance Target System
Lyman’s Auto-Advance Target System features a handheld remote control that works out to 200 yards, rolling out fresh targets with the push of a button. Its steel protection plates are rated for all rimfire calibers, and replacement target rolls are available in Bullseye, Small Bore Rifle, Varmint and Standard Silhouette styles. (lymanproducts.com; 800-225-9626)
MTM Tactical AK Mag Can
Designed to hold nine 20- or 30-round AK magazines in pre-cut foam padding, the polymer MTM Tactical AK Mag Can offers protected storage for your magazines. It features a water-resistant O-ring seal, a solid latching system, security tabs for two padlocks and molded-in stacking ridges for slip-resistant stacking. It measures 17.2 by 10.7 by 9.2 inches. (mtmcase-gard.com; 937-890-7461)
Oakwood H-Bar Target System
The Oakwood Controls H-Bar Target System is a LOMAH (Location Of Misses And Hits) system that can detect and locate shots from supersonic bullets arriving at the target at least 1,200 fps.
The H-Bar is portable and mobile, and the included transceiver works with any Windows computer with WiFi. The system’s sensors help it maintain accuracy to within 5mm throughout the scoring area. (oakwoodcontrols.com; 717-801-1515)