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Old 08-22-2008, 05:00 AM   #21
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"Have you ever seen those bullet holes in and around the individual shooting bays?"

I took my son there for his fam-fire, and after I explained the rules and the reasons, showed him how to operate the weapon, how NOT to operate it, and what to do if anything unusual happens, I showed him all the bullet holes in the walls, the overhead, and the bench in our lane. I told him "You can't take them back."
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I've been lucky in that regard.But I go to the range in mid-afternoon to late evening when I have most the place to myself.
Went early once and had some young kids with laser grips and saw red dots flying all over the place,and they were going through rounds like no tomorrow.
don't think they hit the target though .
Owner was just shaking his head,have not seen the kids since.Think he gave them a lesson on range etiquette .
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Been hit once in the shoulder at the range and couldnt quite understand how it happened either. Granted, I was in a heavy Carhart coat due to the Colorado fall, and it didnt go through the coat but I still couldnt understand how it happened.
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I have been lucky. Other the a stray piece of brass.
Nothing like you have had happen. I am glad it was minor.
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Saturday morning, it happened again. Just below the left ear. Two weeks ago I found a piece of copper the size of my thumbnail just in front of the lane bench I was using.
I can understand stuff making it back to the line, especially if the backstop is covered in junk, but I can't figure out how the pieces can be traveling 90 degrees to the line of fire back at the line with such velocity. Both times I've been square to the target and have been hit from the side. I'm not so much worried about donating blood as I am intrigued by the physics. Saturday's copper was about 1/4 the size of a Tic-Tac and damned near perfectly square.
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Glad to hear that your OK! Did you keep the frag? Take a picture of it and post it.
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Good lord man start shooting some place else. Hey look for an IWLA in your area. Most are nice places with good people.

Norfolk-Chesapeake Chapter
Property/ Meeting Site: 2136 Shipyard Rd.
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Chapter Website:
To Join Contact: Jesse L. Hines
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Here is a link to the PDF chapter roster. Most of the IWLA membership is right her in VA. So there are quite a few chapters in virginia.
http://www.iwla.org/chapters/Chapter_09152008.pdf

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Didn't keep the fragment, and I already washed the blood out of my shirt, CBW.
cpttango30, thanks for the gouge on IWLA. There's actually a chapter just down the road at the amphib base, so I'll check that out ASAP. My son and I are both avid (Read: "rabid") fishermen also, so that really looks like a group we would enjoy participating in.
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