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Old 05-23-2007, 11:17 PM   #1
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I shoot at a "red neck" range outside of town and I meet the strangest people in the World there.

This past weekend this toothless guy started yelling at me because my gun was on it's side pointed down range. He demanded the gun be upright and made this sandbag fort in order to do it. I didn't argue! He's just one of many. Even the owner is an odd one. Huge Alex Jones fan.



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Old 05-24-2007, 10:21 PM   #2
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Was your firearm's action closed? Did you make sure it was unloaded?

I might agree with "toothless" if it weren't visibly "SAFE".



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Was your firearm's action closed? Did you make sure it was unloaded?

I might agree with "toothless" if it weren't visibly "SAFE".
If no one is 'playing' with it while I was down-range I don't even care if it's unloaded. I don't know anyone that has any guns that spontaneously discharge.
Do some of your firearms fire themselves?
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If no one is 'playing' with it while I was down-range I don't even care if it's unloaded. I don't know anyone that has any guns that spontaneously discharge.
Do some of your firearms fire themselves?
No, I never heard of firearms spontaneously firing when they're left alone. But I have heard of people messing with firearms and having them fire.

At the range I go to, the rules are pretty clear: any time anyone needs to cross the line to put up or take down a target, every firearm must be resting on a table (on its side is fine), unloaded, no mags, and a brightly-colored plastic open-bolt/empty-chamber indicator flag has to be in place to ensure it's empty. Everyone not going down range must stand several feet behind their firearm.

As for range kooks, yes, we get 'em too. That's why I keep a copy of the rule booklet with me whenever I go.
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At the range I go to, the rules are pretty clear: any time anyone needs to cross the line to put up or take down a target, every firearm must be resting on a table (on its side is fine), unloaded, no mags, and a brightly-colored plastic open-bolt/empty-chamber indicator flag has to be in place to ensure it's empty. Everyone not going down range must stand several feet behind their firearm.
Seems a bit redundant. If they are empty, why not play with them, and if you can't touch them, why unload and chamber-flag?

I often use a range where if you are at least 3 lanes away, you can keep shooting while someone is at the target stands. The range has been in operation at least since WW2 (maybe longer; but no one is really sure) and no one's been shot yet.
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I initially though that this thread would be about having BBQs and pancake breakfasts at your range.

And/or teminating those 'range cooks' if they were substandard.

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Splatter, I agree with you about the bad range cooks, they should be banned and their aprons confiscated!

No, my guns don't fire themselves. I am glad that where you shoot that there have been no accidents. I prefer to take as much risk out of the equation as possible, so I want to visibly see that a gun that I may walk in front of IS UNLOADED. Call me a euphemism for a kitty cat, but I want to remain a LIVE kitty cat.

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I used to go to this real thrashy range. There was this patron who would not even shoot. Just watch people and comment on what you are doing wrong. One time he told me a story that he went down range and someone started shooting on another range, they have handgun, rifle and long rifle, but the bullet jumped range and hit him. Showed me the wound and all.

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Do some of your firearms fire themselves?
That's what we're told every day!!!! That's why they need to be baaaannned. Guns are vicious killers, duping peaceful, loving choirboys into committing crimes.
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I prefer to take as much risk out of the equation as possible, so I want to visibly see that a gun that I may walk in front of IS UNLOADED.
So you've been working to have the rules changed to require that the firearms be cased and put back into the vehicles they arrived in during each break in the firing?

I'm all for limiting risk; but there comes a point where further restrictions are pointless, and result in such small increases in potential safety as to be immeassurable.

If you reduce your risk so that you only expect someone to get shot every 100 years of operation, is it really going to be a safer range during your lifetime than a range that is set-up to only let someone get shot every 1000 years of operation? (getting shot at a firearms range is always a "non-zero" probability)


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