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Old 02-25-2013, 02:54 PM   #1
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Default Bad Idea: Tracers at the range

An indoor range was destroyed by fire because tracer ammo was used.

http://www.khou.com/news/texas-news?fId=192889931&fPath=/news/local/&fDomain=10247



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Old 02-25-2013, 03:01 PM   #2
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Wow! Wonder how this will play out in the media?



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At the ranges I go to if you fired one tracer round you would be immediately
thrown out and would probably have your membership cancelled.

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Most outdoor ranges won't allow tracers due to fire hazards, why would someone fire one indoors? Oh never mind ...

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Aw crap. You could rent a full-auto Uzi at that particular range. They had tons of rental guns. I hope they re-open. I was planning on trying out that Uzi someday.

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Thirty-five people were inside when heavy rain caused the roof to suddenly collapse.

The problems didn't stop there; flood waters also washed through the building. One person was injured.
sounds like it was a blessing in disguise...

if they rebuild they will likely have to build to some sort of safety codes this time heh
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My Dad told us stories of "fire-fighting exercises" when their National Guard unit would hit the range; it seems there were always some tracers in the mix.

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My Dad told us stories of "fire-fighting exercises" when their National Guard unit would hit the range; it seems there were always some tracers in the mix.
All on purpose, the officers new it was going to happen, right?


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