Built in one day, plywood and walnut pistol range box

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Project by NY_Rocking_Chairs posted 02-14-2012 01:32 AM 11118 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After competing in weekly pistol leagues for the past 6 months I decided it was time to build a range box. So this got whipped together on Saturday, had to wait to go to the HW store today to get the lock and fortunately the scope mount showed up today in the mail as well, so it was completed tonight.

It is setup to hold 4 pistols and the tray slides out. Made from leftover maple plywood scraps and walnut to trim out the corners. I cut down a spare piano hinge to fit. Since the plywood is 3/4” it is pretty heavy as far as range boxes go but I know it won’t be moving around once setup on the bench. Now I just need a competition .45 to complete the collection.

Thanks for looking.

-- Rich, anybody want a peanut?

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#1 posted 02-14-2012 01:35 AM

nice build. looks very handy and useful.

reminds me of this toolbox:

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 02-14-2012 01:40 AM

Nice! I disagree though…you need to get four new guns now!

-- Josh, Columbus, GA

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#3 posted 02-14-2012 02:09 AM

Really cool Rich!

-- Sneaking up on the line....

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#4 posted 02-14-2012 02:51 AM

Nice! I pondered something like that, even drew up plans, but didn’t do it because of the weight. Mine was going to have the targets, ammo and the cleaning gear in it as well.

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#5 posted 02-14-2012 03:10 PM

Sweet build! Good luck on the range and finding that comp .45!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#6 posted 02-14-2012 11:55 PM

Great job! Makes me wanna go out and shoot something! Thanks for posting!

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#7 posted 03-29-2016 09:48 PM

Hi, I love your gun range box. Do you think you could share the plans?

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