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Old 02-14-2014, 1:20 PM
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I let my brothers friends use my range today while he was showing me his hi point carbine the other guy walks right by the barrel like it was nothing.I said something but the guy just kept going and starting shooting .What the heck is wrong with people now a days.
This is why it's so hard to get on private ranges people are scared of liability issues...
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I let my brothers friends use my range today while he was showing me his hi point carbine the other guy walks right by the barrel like it was nothing.I said something but the guy just kept going and starting shooting .What the heck is wrong with people now a days.
This is why it's so hard to get on private ranges people are scared of liability issues...
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Sounds like your brothers friends would fit right in at The Los Angeles Gun Club. I would vent my frustrations about that place but its only a 3 day weekend and I have work Tuesday.
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Last time i was in LA Gun Club i seriously thought a bullet was going to come through the divider at any second so i left earlier than I was planning to.
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Self correcting problem. Guaranteed that he will never do that again.
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I have been at a public range when a really obnoxious shooter arrived shooting semi-auto rapid fire strings as fast as possible from any rifle he shot, hitting nothing but dirt pretty close to the firing line, shooting out of his lane.

He was being reckless enough for more than one other shooter next to him to yell at him to knock it off, etc... He did calm down a bit, but then took out a cowboy rig with large caliber single-action revolver and was fanning the hammer and doing quick draws. A short while after he started doing the quick draws, he shot himself down the holster and into his leg apparently hitting a big artery.
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I was out at Spenceville (Near Marysville) the other day with my wife shooting. Went on a Saturday afternoon, which is about the worst time to go. A group of thugs show up with an AK and some 9mm pistols. Only one had ear protection. Dude shooting the AK was taking a step back each time he fired the gun in fear of the recoil. Everyone else was just plugging their ears. We started to get nervous when another shooter hit a natural tannerite deposit in the brim. Gangsters nearly soiled themselves, packed up and left. Otherwise it was a good day, found a lot of brass.
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Old 02-20-2014, 8:27 AM
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Yes Sr live on a farm out in the country .
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Yes Sr live on a farm out in the country .
You have your own range and here I am going to tumey hills, what's your address again
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Glad I'm not the only one who's experienced this. I don't mind being around unexperienced shooters (I find that most of them are eager to learn, and it's nice to introduce somebody to the hobby) but some definitely bring their ego with them. I was at a range here in SD and had the worst of both worlds; an idiot to my left doing rapid fire with his Socom 16 and one on my right who couldn't figure out how to load a magazine and was flagging everybody on the range. Couldn't do much about the guy on my left, but when everybody started glaring at him I think he got the idea Now the other couple struggling with the magazine clearly needed help but when I offered they gave me an attitude like I called them stupid or something. I just find it ironic because I'm pretty sure they needed to sign a statement that they had prior knowledge on how to use handguns before they went it....
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I am sure most of us have seen some true idiots on public ranges. I once saw a group of 2 guys and 2 girls at Burro Canyon. I think the guys had just picked up their guns and were going to impress the girls. One was a 1911 and the other gun was a .40, don't know the make. You could tell they had zero experience because of the problems they had just loading mags. Then the one with .40 has a jam and is holding it with the muzzle along the firing line. I asked him politely to point it down range. You could tell he just did not think. How did these clowns even get their HSC?

I think it is great that more people are buying firearms. If we see improper handling, it is not out of line to POLITELY help educate them. It may save an accident. We know that with every accident Sen. Yee proposes a new bill. Oh, that's right, he won't be proposing new anti-gun bills anymore!
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I was out at Spenceville (Near Marysville) the other day with my wife shooting. Went on a Saturday afternoon, which is about the worst time to go. A group of thugs show up with an AK and some 9mm pistols. Only one had ear protection. Dude shooting the AK was taking a step back each time he fired the gun in fear of the recoil. Everyone else was just plugging their ears. We started to get nervous when another shooter hit a natural tannerite deposit in the brim. Gangsters nearly soiled themselves, packed up and left. Otherwise it was a good day, found a lot of brass.
Spenceville is the WORST place to go. Oroville is free as well and MUCH MUCH safer
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In 1998 i was practicing for my firearm permit to work security . i was shooting in the indoor range in parthenia and tampa in northridge thats no longer their . two lanes down from me , was and older man shooting his revolver and drop it once , i figure ok it happens, the second time he drop it it went off i literally hit the floor i went out side spoke to the staff and they escorted him out, now i tend to go to the outdoor ranges weekdays i feel much safer and less people to worry about .
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Last time I was at that range on Parthenia was 20yrs ago. Went with a Vet friend from a ME country and his kid (in his 20's). Guy breaks out a brand new .50 cal Desert Eagle.

Let's me shoot a magazine, then his son. First shot the barrel bounces off his forehead from the recoil and we're laughing our butts off ... he's denying it happened.

RO calls us out and the kid is still denying it.

RO shows us the security cam tape. Hilarious.

We send the kid to the head to wash the powder off his forehead.

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Just went trap shooting yesterday. And a new shooter from a different group sweeper my wife with her shotgun when it was time to rotate. I told her right then and there what she did.
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I frequent some BLM near my house, a lot of idiots there.

Last time I went I was driving on the dirt road that runs behind the shooting line when I saw some *** with an SKS in his right hand rested on his shoulder muzzle pointed directly behind him, at the road, right where I was driving.


(like this but with the muzzle at my car)

I stopped short to stay out of his line of fire, hoping that it was at least not hot... but sure enough a second later he swung it over his shoulder and immediately ripped off all 10 rounds...

Another time there was a father and son that pulled up next to me. The kid (early 20's...) would shoot 1 shot then go running after his brass (with pistol in hand, loaded chamber) flagging everyone as he did this. I just left, didn't feel like risking my life.

Aside from that the other awesome thing about the BLM is you can flag down the people around you, ask them to cease fire while you setup targets, then have some *** start putting rounds down range while you're past the shooting line...
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I have been at a public range when a really obnoxious shooter arrived shooting semi-auto rapid fire strings as fast as possible from any rifle he shot, hitting nothing but dirt pretty close to the firing line, shooting out of his lane.

He was being reckless enough for more than one other shooter next to him to yell at him to knock it off, etc... He did calm down a bit, but then took out a cowboy rig with large caliber single-action revolver and was fanning the hammer and doing quick draws. A short while after he started doing the quick draws, he shot himself down the holster and into his leg apparently hitting a big artery.
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Glad I'm not the only one who's experienced this. I don't mind being around unexperienced shooters (I find that most of them are eager to learn, and it's nice to introduce somebody to the hobby) but some definitely bring their ego with them. I was at a range here in SD and had the worst of both worlds; an idiot to my left doing rapid fire with his Socom 16 and one on my right who couldn't figure out how to load a magazine and was flagging everybody on the range. Couldn't do much about the guy on my left, but when everybody started glaring at him I think he got the idea Now the other couple struggling with the magazine clearly needed help but when I offered they gave me an attitude like I called them stupid or something. I just find it ironic because I'm pretty sure they needed to sign a statement that they had prior knowledge on how to use handguns before they went it....
Why exactly would rapid firing the Socom draw your ire?
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Seconded! A private range is something had in Illinois. Not here. Miss it.
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so I was at the spenceville firing range a couple months ago anyways we call the range cold the entire firing line acknowledged it everyone locked and cleared weapon and began walking down range. Before I started my walk down range I took a look left and right out of habit and I see some guy fiddling around with his handgun, decided to just take mental note. 10 sec later this guy is aiming his weapon down range about to squeeze a round off I yelled at the top of my lungs what the F**K are you doing he soon realized he was clearly in the wrong. Note there was at least 15-20 people down range this guy wasn't paying any attention to anything.
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I have been at a public range when a really obnoxious shooter arrived shooting semi-auto rapid fire strings as fast as possible from any rifle he shot, hitting nothing but dirt pretty close to the firing line, shooting out of his lane.

He was being reckless enough for more than one other shooter next to him to yell at him to knock it off, etc... He did calm down a bit, but then took out a cowboy rig with large caliber single-action revolver and was fanning the hammer and doing quick draws. A short while after he started doing the quick draws, he shot himself down the holster and into his leg apparently hitting a big artery.
Let's hope he bled out and died as eventually if he lived and still went shooting he would hit someone else and kill them.
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I'm going up North for a few days, passed PIPI, my friend has 40 acres with a cabin. She has a small range. The nice thing is, shoot whatever we want, as fast or slow as we want and not pay a dime. The only downside is, sooner or later I have to go home.
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Public rifle range at Burro Canyon. Younger guy, wearing woodland BDU's and desert boots and buzz cut (maybe .mil?) walks up with a "tactical" rifle bag. Uncases a Ruger Mini-14 at his bench and puts a magazine in it. Then does a 360 degree turn with the muzzle as he tries to get better light to tweak the rear sight.

Finally he stops moving with the muzzle pointed laterally down the firing line, magazine in the gun presumably loaded, and starts messing with the rear sight. Everyone except the range "master" sees it and starts yelling at him to point his f-ing muzzle down range.

Even a beginner would deserve to get bched out. The fact that this guy was trying to look / act like some kind of /mil operator made me despise him all the more. He obviously had never spent a day in the military because that kind of stupidity gets stomped out early in BRM. Just another Southern California faux - tactical idiot wannabe who has seen too many movies.
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Now the other couple struggling with the magazine clearly needed help but when I offered they gave me an attitude like I called them stupid or something.
Had the opposite experience at Angeles Ranges many years ago. I was there by myself shooting rifles and around the time I was packing up these three kids show up with a Big 5 Mosin-Nagant. One of the kids, the one who bought the rifle, was actually an Army veteran. Anyway, while they were getting set up with eye and ear protection we chatted about rifles (I was probably shooting milsurps), and I was just about ready to go. Then the former soldier called me over to ask me a technical question: How do you load the Mosin?

They seemed like good kids. They were having a good time with the rifle because of course it hurt like hell to shoot (maybe the other kids were Marines).
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Back when I did gov't congracts whenever I hauled a tank or cannon I would set the barrel to to muzzle sweep cars behind me. For some reason I was rarely tailgated!
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Last time at Angeles a guy next to me had an FTF, instead of waiting to see if it was a hangfire he just ejects the round, I told him that was not a safe thing to do as a hangfire can be a dangerous thing, he did it again a second time, so I gave him that hey dumbass look, he put the AR down and started shooting his friends AR instead.
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I feel for you guys that have no where to shoot but public ranges.
My range has a members only side that is 1/8 mi. away from Johnny come Lately. Even at that member range there are chunks of concrete missing in front of the bench and holes in the metal shade above. I avoid peak times and days.
Try finding a private BLM spot if you can. It's worth the $ for maps and info from BLM. And pack your trash out, and extras.
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