biggest ******* you've met at the range

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by dcp1987, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. dcp1987

    dcp1987 New Member

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    tell your experience with *******s at gun ranges.

    ok first off since im new heres some info on my appearance.
    im 21 but could pass for 18
    im about 5ft8in
    i weigh about 147
    i have a lip ring and few tattoos
    and yes this is relevant
    well here's the story
    I was at the gun range shooting my 1911. one range over there was a older guy who was shooting a 22 by the look of his target he didn't seem to shoot much. Further down the range there was a guy with a big gun im not sure what it was but it was bigger than a 45. Well this gun range is a small indoor setup and the back stop needs to be cleaned out or replaced because occasionally larger rounds will cause lead to come back up range and this was occuring that day with the guy firing the big gun. Well the guy with the 22 was next to me and heard the big boom coming from the skinny 18 year old looking guy. He then walks up to my dad and basicly tells him that he shouldn't let me shoot that gun cause i can't handle it and im hitting the metal target holder and causing lead to come back up range. Now im not an amazing shooter but i have never hit the metal target holders and i have never had a problem with the recoil of guns (i think 44 mags are the funnest guns to shoot). soo my dad tell the guy to watch me shoot cause he really doesn't think that his son is missing his shots that bad so the guy watches and sees it isn't me then i turn around and walk off the firing line and he gets hit with a piece of lead.
    anyway it just pissed me off that because of my appearance this guy assumed i was a horrible shooter.
    soo whats your story?
    and sorry for the wall of text
     
  2. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    That is why i usually practice on private land, preferably in clay-lined oil well pits. I wear a lot of tie-dye.
     

  3. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    I used to have long hair and wear it in a ponytail sometimes. I used to wear tie-dyes and ripped up old jeans. I used to also wear dangly earring (1-left ear pierced only). Black leather jackets, too.

    Still, 1st impressions are difficult to get past. That guy may have pissed you off, but safety is #1 when it comes to guns. Maybe next time, he will approach the situation differently. Don't take it personally, you have taught him a lesson. Good for you by not living up to your appearance and self expression.

    Hell, the fact that your father will go out in public with you says a ton. :D
     
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  4. SGT-MILLER

    SGT-MILLER New Member

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    The only jerks I run into at my range are the ones that have to bother my shooting to tell me that their gun is superior and I should get what they have.


    They make me want to serve them a nice steaming cup of "shut the ^&*% up!!!!"
     
  5. Shotgun Shooter

    Shotgun Shooter New Member

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    Whats a range? :)

    I'll stick to shooting where its free in price and free of morons. I like to call it my backyard.

    S.S.
     
  6. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    Amen to that, S.S.! :)
     
  7. dcp1987

    dcp1987 New Member

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    lol
    trust me my dad is in no way a fan of my piercing and tattoos.
     
  8. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    I belong to a small range and have been fortunate enough to be the only person there when I go. Lucky me:cool:
     
  9. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    The only Aholes I ever ran into were at a small indoor range in my area. There was 4 people 3 guys and one gal all in their mid to late 30's. They had rented a full auto Mp5 and were spraying and praying shooting the floor roof and everything in between.

    I normally don't care what others are doing but when I am shooting at 25 yards and you are shooting full auto at 5 and not hitting your target and hitting mine it tends to piss me the hell off. After that I packed my stuff up and walked out. Told them on the way out what was going on and the guy behind the counter just shrugged and said oh well. OH EFFING well you douch bag the SOB's were shooting all over the place and are a danger to anyone within 2 miles of this place. After that I have never been back after that.

    The place I shoot at now is starting to piss me off as well. We are rebuilding the rifle range and instead of listing to me the head of the rifle range they are going off and building some goofy azz shooting benches that you can't shoot off of. It is a 4x4" square with a semicircle cut out of it. Why can't people just listen to someone who has been using and building shooting benches for a long time.

    I wish I had private land to shoot on but not everyone is so blessed. Back home I hd 12,000 acres to shoot and hunt that was all private.
     
  10. WDB

    WDB New Member

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    Your post makes me smile. My son is 22 and a Marine. He has more tats than I want to know about and before doing his reup had lots of metal in his face as well. He is co owner of a local tat and pierce shop. While it's not something I'm into he makes a good living from the business and truly enjoys the work.

    Anyhow before my son deployed for his 4th active TOD a person shooting next to him came over and tapped me on the shoulder and asked if I would trade places with my son. We stepped off the range so I could hear him (it is an indoor range so stepping off puts you into the lobby where you don't hear the the noise on the range). I asked him again what was his issue, he said he didn't feel comfrontable shooting next to my son as he puts a lot of rounds down range in a short time. I again asked him to explain the problem and he said "I don't want to be rude but look at him" (my son is 6'-5", in prime shape with a lot of ink). I explained that was rude and told him that my son is a US Marine, so look at him again his rounds are on target, he didn't tap me on the shoulder and point out your poor shooting skill. I went back on the line and pulled my son out and had him introduce himself to this person. After we got that straight I decided to make it right and got some fresh targets and asked this person to shoot next to my son on my coin. When it was done the difference was easy to see. I walked the person off the range and had his walk on fee be refunded. The person appoligized and I accepted. The range wouldn't let me pay for the the guy and my son only question was why I kept walking off the range. I told my son that lunch didn't set well so I had to go to the restroom. He knew it was more than that and asked if the guy shooting next to him had the same problem. I told him his problem was even worse but he worked it out. No more to be expressed between anyone involved.

    By the way I shoot well and some times I do hit the metal target holder
     
  11. dcp1987

    dcp1987 New Member

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    lol
    I wish your son and i could go shooting together.
     
  12. SlamFire

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    Gravel pit out in the Nat'l Forest . . . Bubba and his buddy with the kids. Kids are about 10 yrs old and shooting 22 cal rifles. Bubba and his buddy are sitting in beach chairs, putting away some brewskis. One kid keeps resting the muzzle of his rifle on the toe of his shoe.
     
  13. hunter Joe

    hunter Joe New Member

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    Dude, get over yourself, your never going impress all of the people all of the time. The only two people you need to impress are The Big Guy and yourself. Believe me, it makes life much easier.
     
  14. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    They'll call him stumpy or roots in high school. :D
     
  15. Quis custodiet

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    dcp1987, if that guy was the worst #!@#@! you'll ever meet at a range, consider yourself lucky. He's a *****cat compared to some of the bozos I've seen over the years.
     
  16. Quis custodiet

    Quis custodiet New Member

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    I cannot believe the nannyware bleeped the "cat" word in my last post. All i wrote was Please United Sam Sam Yesterday cat.
     
  17. hunter Joe

    hunter Joe New Member

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    Is that like Can't Understand Normal Thinking?
     
  18. Jesse17

    Jesse17 New Member

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    WIFE: Wash, Iron, F@#k, Etc.
     
  19. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    I don't really have a public range story as I shoot in my backyard but I do have a stupid in-law story.

    On the 4th of July a couple of years ago I was at my in-laws house for a 4th bbq. My FIL got a couple boxes of clays and a launcher and we decided to shoot skeet. After a couple of rounds my wife spook up and said she wanted to give it a shot. My father-in-law had his really old 870 (1st model 870 ever produced) and my brother-in-law had his Charles Daly auto 12 gauge. He tried to give my wife an automatic with a full mag tube of nitro tukey loads. What a moron! We told him how stupid he was for even suggesting it and let her shoot the 870 with a low brass shell in it. Good thing because after she pulled the trigger she dropped the gun.
     
  20. notdku

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    Knock on wood haven't had any bad experiences I can recall off my head though I might be forgetting one. People are pretty friendly at the range I've found. Good bunch of folk and usually willing to BS. I only shoot at outdoor ranges. Indoor ranges tend to have a different crowd I've noticed.