Trying to navigate this app. So I’ll try to enter a category I read about what add ons made a difference. Mine are red dot and crimson laser grips. I’ll always use them when possible. The advantage is in the phenomenal accuracy.
Up Lula for loading mags makes my fingers happy.
Welcome to the forums. What do you shoot? I prefer 1911’s, but do shoot a Block too.
@Gonzo333 Welcome to the community. I like all firearms but I love my 1911s and 1022s. I have Red Dots for the wife and a 3x9x40 scope on the 1022s.
I got out of lasers, they just didn’t work for me and went with mounted lights for low light.
I like AKs over ARs and try to keep it simple, just a light on my AK.
Otherwise my favorite addons would be grips and stocks.
Hello and welcome @Gonzo333.
AR500 steel targets were my added pleasure. Taylor Target dueling trees(center fire and rim fire), 3”, 4”, 5”, 6”, 8”, and 10” gongs, and silhouettes.
Nothing better than gonging of steel target satisfaction!!!
Came here to say this. Lula is the best thing that ever happened to range day. Worth every penny and then some.
The right grips on a gun. All my 1911s get slim bushings and grips. They make an already great fitting firearm feel like a true e tension of my hand.
Also sights. As soon as I get a handgun I find the best sights I can get for them, usually some sort of fiber optic front at the very least.
Bags! From my 5 handgun range backpack that I use to carry training loaner guns to the small Maxpedition bag that is just perfect for a one gun quick range trip, the right bag always makes the experience better, maybe that’s why I have a stack of them all configured and pre-packaged for different shooting activities and ready to go at a moments notice.
I experimented with switching out the grips; It helped me find the one best for me, and it made a big difference.
It might depend on what one needs, EDC, vs the range, or as collector’s item. For me, I wanted an EDC with less recoil, more of a grippy feel, and a larger hand purchase to include the pinky. On the down side it’s a wee bit larger which is a little harder to conceal, and can snag on my clothes - however I opted for the features most important to me. Each person’s needs will differ of course.
Reactive targets. Be it steel to hear the sound of copper and brass smacking steel, swinging targets, or even the self healing targets that bounce across the ground. And of course, the ever poplar melon and or high fructose corn syrup targets.
Potatoes work nice @ 100 yards with varmint rifle loads they make a big mist.
Welcome to the family @Gonzo333 and you are in the right place at the right time.
I would say sights and grips as mentioned by @Enzo_T, also I love using my TLR6 laser light combo on my first Gen M&P Shield. I also enjoy using my Vortex red dot on my M&P sport 2 AR15 which shoots great after @Craig6 sighted it in for me.
Most of my guns all have night sights, and I agree with @Enzo_T the grips are important! I added Talon grips to one of the P320’s and the wood and or rubber grips on the 1911’s do just fine…
agree with reactive targets. One of my favorites was a little ball, around tennis ball sized, that a clubmate had. We would shoot this, knocking it into the other guys lane while it was headed down range as well. Steel plates, both pistol and rifle at my club help a lot with real world training.
Ended up ordering 2 suppressors, 1 for .308, with 5.56 adapter, the other straight 5.56, as well as 3 adjustable gas blocks. I find modifying my firearms to be pleasurable (most of the time ), and quieting a few down make my dream of my own range more plausable. Getting the RPR to quiet down will be real nice.
I find PRACTICE increases my pleasure and confidence.
Tannerite sure makes my experience better, especially at 100 yd intervals until you get a new PR