Shooting Sports USA roots through the Holy Terror's range bag
Fairfax, Virginia - This month Barb Baird from Women's Outdoor News sat down with world and nationally ranked competitive shooter Randi Rogers to ask an important question: What's in your range bag?
Fresh from another win at the
2013 Costa Rica IDPA National
Ladies Championship, Randi Rogers,
took a few minutes to let us know
what’s in her range bag.
Rogers is a world and nationally
ranked competitive shooter and an
outdoor industry professional. At
age 11, she began Cowboy Action
Shooting with her grandfather. She
moved away from Colorado after
earning a degree in Business
Marketing and began her career
with GLOCK in Georgia. Last year
she left GLOCK, relocated to Texas,
and now works as Marketing and
Sales Manager for Comp-Tac Victory
Gear and shoots on their team.
By the end of last year, she had
amassed more than 35 world and
national titles in seven disciplines.
Randi actually uses six different
range bags, depending on the discipline she’s shooting, but she carries a 1776 backpack to the range. She
said, “I am so short, I have found the
backpack to be more comfortable.”
Here’s what she puts in her pack:
- Cleaning Kit – Mil-Com cleaning
products and oil. She said,
“I like Mil-Com because it doesn’t
smell so bad, but it works great.
The cleaning solution comes in
a spray bottle but it is not an
aerosol, so I can fly with it.”
- Patches/ Q-tips and bore snake.
- Parts kit for her GLOCK Gen 4.
- Zippered pencil pouches for
cleaning kits and other things.
She said, “They are not too
big, but keep things more organized than just a plastic bag.”
- Business cards, because
“I am always meeting new
people and new friends.”
- Eyes/ Ears. “I use ESS eyewear.
They are really clear and comfortable. I usually shoot in clear
lenses because I see the best in
them. I take two frames and three
lens sets. Ireally prefer molded
ears, but I also wear muffs if it is
cold or indoors.”
- Guns/ Mags. “If possible, I take
two guns and two more mags
than I think I will need. That way,
if I have a problem with a gun,
I can just go to my backup and
don’t have to try to fix it on the
range. I also take extra mags in
case I lose or break one.”
Rogers said she always takes
along a lucky item: “It is a silver
horn I bought in Italy. It is for
good luck. I had it with me
at the world shoot so I think it is
You can see more of Randi at this year's MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup in Columbia, Missouri as she faces off with other top action pistol shooters from around the world.
Check out the rest the March issue of Shooting Sports USA on their website.