Safety Survival A Medical Kit For The Shooting Range G&A Staff February 15th, 2018 | More From G&A Staff Share0 Tweet Email Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Always have a medical kit ready. The first aid kit kept in the back of a vehicle may do little to serve you on the range if an accident or tragedy occurs. It’s something that no responsible gun owner likes to talk about, but in the course of training with or being forced to use a firearm in self-defense, you may find yourself needing to stop the bleeding, start the breathing and treat for shock until more qualified medical technicians arrive. This is why firearms owners should develop a procedure to request qualified help, learn how to administer aid and obtain a trauma kit. In terms of being capable of responding to a shooting injury, the essentials of a kit should include a tourniquet, bandages, gauze, a nasopharyngeal airway tube, nitrile gloves, surgical tape, a face shield and trauma shears. The Operator IFAK includes the essentials for an emergency. $74 You can spend a lot of money assembling a more comprehensive medical bag, but medical kits are something than can grow with your experience and training. G&A editors carry a basic Operator IFAK offered by Tacical Medical Solutions, which can be ordered at tacmedsolutions.com for less than $74. The aforementioned contents are organized in a full-zip nylon pouch that can be ordered in black, green, Multi Cam, tan, red, and bright orange. Also, the Operator IFAK can be carried aboard an airplane for travel because it is classified as a medical device by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Therefore, it can be conveniently attached to the side of any carry-on bag that features MOLLE webbing. Though the medical shears may call for additional TSA screening, you’ll be allowed to carry them once they’ve verified that they are not scissors. On receipt of any medical kit, be sure to keep the sealed packs of dressing and gauze as-is so they remain sterile. However, we do recommend removing the tourniquet from its plastic bag for faster access and employment. Even with the best kit, no gear is very useful without appropriate training. Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+ Share0 Tweet Email Load Comments ( ) Don’t forget to sign up! Get the Top Stories from Guns & Ammo Delivered to Your Inbox Every Week To sign-up for our newsletter, check this box and submit your email address below. If you sign-up, then you acknowledge that your email address is valid, and that you have read and accept our Terms of Service Even More safety Show More Get the Guns & Ammo Newsletter FREE! Get the top stories delivered right to your inbox every week. To sign-up for our newsletter, check this box and submit your email address below. If you sign-up, then you acknowledge that your email address is valid, and that you have read and accept our Terms of Service 9 Awesomely Creative Ways to Kill ZombiesRead Now! Advertisement ▶ Now on Tablets! Subscribe & Save! Temporary Price Reduction! Subscribe Now Give a Gift | Subscriber Services LIKE WHAT YOU'RE READING? Get 12 issues for the low price of just $9! Subscribe!