Range etiquette

Discussion in 'Training & Safety' started by Spartanpuck4, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. Spartanpuck4

    Spartanpuck4 New Member

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    I was at the range the other day and I was at the 10m fire handguns and a guy ad his about 8 year old son came and set up shop to my left the kid loaded his .22 and proceeded to pelt me with shells while I was firing. I didn't say anything cause I wasn't sure but seems against common sense but any ideas?
     
  2. johnr1943

    johnr1943 New Member

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    Switch sides..........:D
     

  3. triggerjob

    triggerjob New Member

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    Its just the way it is, if the range doesn't have partitions you get pelted with shells.

    Its nice if there is more room between stations but usually there isn't. I preffer to go out into a desert wash and shoot away from others anyway.
     
  4. Dearhunter

    Dearhunter Supporting Member Supporter

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    Thats the luck of the draw at a shooting range.
     
  5. AR10

    AR10 New Member

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    You need good wrap around eye protection, a ball cap and hearing protection. You can still get hot brass down your shirt. That will wake a person up.
     
  6. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    On a semi empty range, newcomers should never pick a lane where they put a shooter who is already occupying the range directly in the path of their ejected brass, unless they simply have no choice. THAT has nothing to do with "range etiquette", that's just being a courteous and respectful person, something that no one is taught anymore.

    On a full range... You just have to learn to deal with it.
     
  7. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    IME, there's plenty of two things of every public

    range:

    1. Movable screens to prevent just this occurrence.

    2. Drooling @$$wipes who think nothing of

    spraying others with their brass. These are

    the same d!ckle$$ morons who get very upset

    if an incoming shell comes within 10 yards of them.
     
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  8. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    I always pick the way left lane, haven't been pelted and I doubt I will be.
     
  9. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    The last time I went shooting, I was in the furthest left lane at the pistol range. The range official was two lanes to the right of me. He fired his G19. A piece of brass broke off the casing coming out of the ejector, which hit me on my eye protection. Thank God I am believe in safety first. Oh, I guess Glock is trying to get back at me for all the nice things I say about their products.:eek:
     
  10. KJG67

    KJG67 New Member

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    If the range is full not much you can do. But as noted above, if there's opening, ask them to move down a couple of stations.

    Did my first CMP match a couple of weeks ago. Guy to my left was shooting an AR and when prone, was spitting casings on my a$$ and legs. The Garand I was shooting was hitting the guy to my right in the head :D. Kept throwing off his sighting trying to make sure they didn't roll down his shirt. We got a good laugh out of it, but there wasn't much we could do.
     
  11. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    On a semi empty range, I'm that passive aggressive *** hole who'll make a huge show of packing up all my stuff to move down two or three lanes, throwing hateful glares towards the offending party ;)

    Can't help it. I do it in good humor, but I make damn sure they know why. This has actually led to at least one person in the past learning a lesson about courtesy. ME. I was the offending party at one time, and that behavior is exactly what drew my attention to the issue.
     
  12. Yunus

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    Same rules apply to choosing a urinal in a public bathroom.

    If it was a woman with the young child then some leniency must be given because she may not be fully briefed on the intricacies of man law.
     
  13. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    On that note, what the hell is up with the guys that wanna shake your hand, introduce themselves, and tell you all about their life story at the urinals? Jeez...

    I knew a car salesman who followed a customer into the bathroom to talk to him about the car the customer had been looking at... while the customer was making a bowel movement. He stood outside the stall door, telling him all about the features of the car. He didn't make the sale.
     
  14. therewolf

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    Well, I know not about others, but I am going to be busy

    playing "the ammo game", and going fishing for awhile,

    after things get a little more normal, I'll go back to

    "the range game".