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Old 10-24-2009, 01:58 PM   #1
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So I went to the range yesterday and brought along my browning buckmark and the CZ for some more range time. Start shooting and 5 lanes were already full. Helped one guy figure out how to load his magazine for his glock and sig plus some basic safety, like quit sweeping everyone and take your finger off the trigger when you're not shooting. He finally left,whew! He said it was his first time ever shooting...so he decides to bring two pistols he knew absolutely nothing about and put everyone on the range at risk.

Then some guy next to me blasts off with a .50cal muzzleloader......on an indoor pistol range!!! Holy mother of pearl!!!!! Smoke everywhere and I couldn't even see my targets down range.

Me: Does Steve know you're shooting that thing in here?

Them: Yeah, we called ahead, why?

Me: No reason I guess.

seriously....... I waited fifteen minutes before they finally left.

I left the outdoor range because of people,now....now I'm thinking about buying myself some land and making my own range free from the danger and idiocy that frequents gun ranges.

My little rant.......................off.

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Find another range!

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I would love to have an indoor range to go to. Nothing up here at all

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I feel your pain brother, I work at an indoor range. Etiquette and safety lessons should be a requirement before entering the range. We rent firearms so I do my best to school first time shooters.

Last year we had to log off some jack pines on our property so we could install a septic system. The logger said he was only going to get two truck loads and could only give me a couple of hundred bucks for the wood. That was alright with me because I was willing to pay him to get rid of those $hitty trees. We had to put the leach field 100 yards away from the cabin and needless to say, I now have a 100 plus yard firearm's range. Well worth the 8 Gs I spent on the septic system.

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Damn, Goju that sucks. Years ago when I first got into muzzleloaders, I called around to different ranges and asked about the muzzleloaders. Everyone said no way. The last one I called said something about the state says bp arms are a no go at the indoor ranges.

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The range should be for skill and enjoyment, not dangerous or inconsiderate jackasses.

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While i agree with you about there being no place for a bp in an indoor range. Im sure theres plenty of outdoor places the jackass could of gone to shoot that thing. But for the guy whos first time shooting i give you props for taking time to help him learn the proper way to handle and shoot his weapon.

while its dangerous and people need to becareful. i think its the experinced persons job to help the new people learn what to do and not to do so no one gets hurt.. So good job goju for helping out.

I think also that range masters need to pay more attention for those inexperinced people at the range and help them if they can.

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Albuquerque has a few outdoor and one indoor I know of (too much money, unless you have yearly membership). I was in Bossier City, La. we had an sweet indoor range, one side was for pistol and another was for rifle, both were separated! The only thing I do like about indoor ranges, you can rent pistols on hand to see what fits your feel!

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These stories make me so happy I have land to shoot on and my own private range.

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