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Old 09-14-2012, 06:15 PM   #11
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Wow thats great you gotta love that guy,the one that walks around and spreads knowledge and doesn't know a damn thing.

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Guys, I kid you not. This is the absolute truth. This guy actually did shoot my target (several times) and said he was first shooting at the dirt and thought that my target was just left there by somebody else. I did tell the range officer, but he is just a kid (early 20's) and he just laughed. So, I just let it go at that.

I was there again today and the idiot was there also. There were not too many there so he didn't have too many to talk to. He looked at me, but, he won't approach me any more. He knows I can't stand him and that I really got on his case when he shot my target. So, with no one to talk to, he left. I was a special ed teacher for 22 years and as professional, I can spot them. I believe that this poor guy is developmentally delayed. One sign is his inappropriate behavior with complete strangers. He will walk up to someone he does not know and show them a target he has shot and then ask them if they want to shoot his gun. You just don't do that. Other than that, he does seem to be safe enough. His guns are always pointing down range and I haven't seen any other unsafe behavior. I will just remember to keep my eye on him when he is there.
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I did tell the range officer, but he is just a kid (early 20's) and he just laughed.
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I would've tracked down a Range or Safety Officer, no matter how many doors I had to kick open
What TekGreg says.

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special ed teacher for 22 years and as professional, I can spot them.
I don't have 22 years experience, but I thought I saw that in the orignal post.


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I will just remember to keep my eye on him when he is there.
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So, since he is there all the time, is it worth an afternoon to spend some time with him.
Buy his some targets, talk guns with him, compliment/critique his shooting. Then after you have gained some confidence with him, go over your concerns?

I would guess there would be an improvement.
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Soo, he had a spotter, who's gotta see

this guy's shooting your target,

and everyone is OK with all that?

(facepalm) Public Ranges.

I work hard to be able to shoot privately,

but it's worth it. It's hardly rocket science, this

thread being a fine example of the distractions you see at

public ranges, that since I started shooting on a private range,

my accuracy improved over 200%.

IME, RSOs are among the worst offenders, at the ranges

I've used in the past.

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Soo, he had a spotter, who's gotta see

this guy's shooting your target,

and everyone is OK with all that?

(facepalm) Public Ranges.

I work hard to be able to shoot privately,

but it's worth it. It's hardly rocket science, this

thread being a fine example of the distractions you see at

public ranges, that since I started shooting on a private range,

my accuracy improved over 200%.

IME, RSOs are among the worst offenders, at the ranges

I've used in the past.


I don't think the spotter knew that it was my target. He was just some guy that the shooter recruited to help and I'm sure he just assumed the guy was shooting the correct target. No harm was done. It's over and I don't think this guy will shoot someone's target again. I know he won't mine as he stays away from me. As far as chumming up to the guy, no. I paid my dues. I am retired now and I don't have time to nurse maid anyone as I am trying to develop loads for my rifles.
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Soo, he had a spotter, who's gotta see

this guy's shooting your target,

and everyone is OK with all that?

(facepalm) Public Ranges.

I work hard to be able to shoot privately,

but it's worth it. It's hardly rocket science, this

thread being a fine example of the distractions you see at

public ranges, that since I started shooting on a private range,

my accuracy improved over 200%.

IME, RSOs are among the worst offenders, at the ranges

I've used in the past.
In the "real world" distractions are the norm...this is one reason i enjoy the public range. People want to bitch and cry about hot brass raining down on them...i look at it as a way to become a better marksman.

perspective man, perspective!

My daddy once (or many times) said to me, "Boy, life is about perspective. Its the angle at which you choose to look at life."

You can bitch about it, or you can find a better way to look at any situation life hands you..
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It sounds like the guy doesn't have many friends and just wants attention,maybe you should be nice and reach out to him,you know sit down at bench have a nice cup of tea.

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I have often shot a a particular spot in a berm just to OK function and maybe empty a mag of old ammo. Would just get a bit miffed about some jerk shooting my target--actually would be very angry and tell him so. Hope he gets the message w/o getting turned off to shooting. His intentions may be the best.

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It sounds like the guy doesn't have many friends and just wants attention,maybe you should be nice and reach out to him,you know sit down at bench have a nice cup of tea.
If he wants a friend, he should get a dog.

Here's a guy who's either too cheap or lazy to set up his own

target, but he's got enough money for a scope, and goes the

extra calorie burn to recruit a target spotter.


Well, maybe somebody gives you everything, and you're

going to live forever, but here's some perspective. Range

shooting is expensive, and time consuming. IF I want

additional distractions, while I'm diligently attempting to

increase my accuracy, I'll hire Bozo the Clown, and pay him well...
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In the "real world" distractions are the norm...this is one reason i enjoy the public range. People want to bitch and cry about hot brass raining down on them...i look at it as a way to become a better marksman.

perspective man, perspective!

My daddy once (or many times) said to me, "Boy, life is about perspective. Its the angle at which you choose to look at life."

You can bitch about it, or you can find a better way to look at any situation life hands you..
Your dad sounds like a very wise man
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