What’s in your Range Bag, Nikki Turpeaux?

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posted on June 14, 2017
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NRA instructor Nikki Turpeaux, lead instructor and founder of the Get a GRIP Personal Defense and Firearms Training Program, is a featured instructor of Panteao Productions’ “Make Ready” video series, and provides high quality tactical and defensive training throughout the United States.

NRA Instructor Nikki Turpeaux
NRA Instructor Nikki Turpeaux teaches self defense and competes in IDPA matches.
With bases in Alpharetta, GA, and Houston, TX, Turpeaux and her mobile training unit offer a wide range of tactical courses in handgun, shotgun and rifle disciplines, along with its ever popular Get A GRIP Ladies program. In her spare time, she enjoys shooting IDPA matches with her GLOCK 19 and GLOCK 26 with XS Sights at ranges in the Atlanta area.

Here’s what she packs in her favorite bag, a 5.11 COVRT 18 backpack.

  • SAFARILAND ALS paddle holster and Jones tactical belt
  • Fobus double mag pouch and plenty of double stack mags
  • Leather Palm MechanixWear Gloves (for women)
  • 5.11 Tactical Min-Pin folding knife and Leatherman tool
  • Duct tape and an extra roll of target pasters
  • ESS Eyepro ballistic shooting glasses
  • PremEar Hearing silicone molded ear protection
  • Small medical kit
  • Bingo marker –to easily mark bullet holes in targets
  • Rogers cleaning kit and Rem Oil
  • Red/Gray Training Gun (Turpeaux likes to “always be prepared to teach a newcomer.”)

Photos by Jerry B. King.

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