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Pistol Range Box Plans



 
 
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Old January 16th 05, 09:56 PM
Frank S.
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Default Pistol Range Box Plans

I have been searching, and haven't found any plans for Pistol boxes.
This type of box is about 18" tall, about 18" wide and about 12" deep.
the front opens "up" and is sloped. I have seen some for sale but no plans
Anyone have or know of plans for such a box?

Thanks
Frank
items4sale at bellsouth dot net
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Old January 17th 05, 01:29 AM
Chuck Hoffman
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Perhaps you're talking about an air pistol target box?

I don't know of a box that size approved for any type of smokeless or black
powder firearm. Most firing ranges have, IIRC, a 1/4" hardened sheet steel
deflection plate that is oriented at about 45 degrees from the line of fire
and directs the projectiles downward into a bullet trap. Along with that,
they have steel baffles on the ceilings and sidewalls and separating the
booths to keep any errant rounds directed downrange.

Most of them are limited to pistols...although some permit .22 rifles, too.

"Frank S." wrote in message
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I have been searching, and haven't found any plans for Pistol boxes.
This type of box is about 18" tall, about 18" wide and about 12" deep.
the front opens "up" and is sloped. I have seen some for sale but no

plans
Anyone have or know of plans for such a box?

Thanks
Frank
items4sale at bellsouth dot net



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Old January 17th 05, 01:52 AM
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By a range box, he means one that can carry "stuff" to the range. Tools,
ammo, rests, spotting scope, targets, tape, etc, and sometimes even the
pistol!

John

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Old January 17th 05, 02:02 AM
Chuck Hoffman
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Hmm. Why didn't I think of that???

"John T" wrote in message
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By a range box, he means one that can carry "stuff" to the range. Tools,
ammo, rests, spotting scope, targets, tape, etc, and sometimes even the
pistol!

John



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Old January 17th 05, 04:25 AM
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I don't have plans, but I do have a pistol box. If you're unsuccessful in
locating plans, I'd be willing to take a few digital photos & send to you
along with some external dimensions for scale.

Bruce


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I have been searching, and haven't found any plans for Pistol boxes. This
type of box is about 18" tall, about 18" wide and about 12" deep. the front
opens "up" and is sloped. I have seen some for sale but no plans
Anyone have or know of plans for such a box?

Thanks
Frank
items4sale at bellsouth dot net



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Old January 17th 05, 04:53 AM
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On Sun, 16 Jan 2005 19:52:55 -0600, John T
wrote:

By a range box, he means one that can carry "stuff" to the range. Tools,
ammo, rests, spotting scope, targets, tape, etc, and sometimes even the
pistol!

John


Never seen plans for one, but it should be about dead easy to make.
Set up the ol' box joint jig, drag out some good-quality hardwood
plywood and go to town.

--RC
"Sometimes history doesn't repeat itself. It just yells
'can't you remember anything I've told you?' and lets
fly with a club.
-- John W. Cambell Jr.
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Old January 17th 05, 11:21 AM
Michael Latcha
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Long ago, when I wanted one and could not afford the $125 for a Pachmayer, I
measured a friend's and built one. Built it to be temporary and fast, the
entire thing, including trays, came out of a 1/2 sheet of 3/8" ply, all
joints butted, glued and reinforced with (hand driven) brads. Figured when
it fell apart, I'd build a nice one. Been going strong for 18 years....

If you buy or build one, go for the 4-gun box, not the 2- or 3-gun boxes.
The 4-gun box is not that much heavier and is much more stable in the wind
and the trunk of your car.

Michael Latcha - at home in Redford, MI


"Frank S." wrote in message
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I have been searching, and haven't found any plans for Pistol boxes. This
type of box is about 18" tall, about 18" wide and about 12" deep. the front
opens "up" and is sloped. I have seen some for sale but no plans
Anyone have or know of plans for such a box?

Thanks
Frank
items4sale at bellsouth dot net



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Old January 17th 05, 07:22 PM
Ron Hock
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http://www.geocities.com/baneddo/gunbox.pdf

Frank S. wrote:
I have been searching, and haven't found any plans for Pistol boxes.
This type of box is about 18" tall, about 18" wide and about 12" deep.
the front opens "up" and is sloped. I have seen some for sale but no plans
Anyone have or know of plans for such a box?

Thanks
Frank
items4sale at bellsouth dot net



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Ron Hock
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www.hocktools.com
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Old January 17th 05, 08:21 PM
Dave Hinz
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On Sun, 16 Jan 2005 16:56:59 -0500, Frank S. wrote:
I have been searching, and haven't found any plans for Pistol boxes.
This type of box is about 18" tall, about 18" wide and about 12" deep.
the front opens "up" and is sloped. I have seen some for sale but no plans
Anyone have or know of plans for such a box?


I've got one, want some digital photos of it? I can mail them, or put them
on a website for you. Let me know and I can do it this evening. My email
address is real and does work.

Dave Hinz

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Old January 17th 05, 10:13 PM
BJT
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This looks pretty much like a standard pistol box. Mine has a capacity for
about 6 pistols (taught my wife to shoot about 30 years ago, & she quickly
passed me by, and to make things worse, I have to carry her gear!).
However, as I've gotten older, my eyes aren't as good with iron sights as
they used to be, so I find that I need a "red dot" type scope to stay in the
game. However, my old Pachmayer doesn't have the necessary height for guns
with scopes mounted, so you might want to take that into consideration
before you start laying out your box.

BRuce

"Ron Hock" wrote in message
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http://www.geocities.com/baneddo/gunbox.pdf

Frank S. wrote:
I have been searching, and haven't found any plans for Pistol boxes. This
type of box is about 18" tall, about 18" wide and about 12" deep. the
front opens "up" and is sloped. I have seen some for sale but no plans
Anyone have or know of plans for such a box?

Thanks
Frank
items4sale at bellsouth dot net



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HOCK TOOLS
www.hocktools.com



 




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