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Sean Dempsey
October 5, 2006, 07:18 PM
There's no real range around where I live. We have a unsupervised place out by the fairgrounds, but it's really just a cleared out dirt lot against a hill.


there's a place about 5 minutes from my house, another just desert area where lots of people go to plink. It's just basically out on some trails, there's a few big berms you shoot into.

I want to get at least 200 rounds in practice a week, but I can never find people who want to go shoot with me, and I have never gone alone. but now, I am wondering if I should just go by myself.

Is this something to consider, or is it a major no-no? and if I do decide to go alone, what are some precautions the rest of you take? My wife is against it, but I hate only getting a chance to shoot every few weeks.

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PlayboyPenguin
October 5, 2006, 07:19 PM
There are some major minus' to consider if shooting alone...
1. it is not nearly as much fun
2. if you get injured there is noone there to help

Larry Ashcraft
October 5, 2006, 07:24 PM
I do it all the time, but that's because:

1. My range is in my back yard.
2. I have no friends. :( ;)

TexasRifleman
October 5, 2006, 07:26 PM
Man, if I didn't shoot alone a good part of the time I'd never get to shoot.

I do let someone know where I'm going and when I'll be back, but I do that all the time.

It's relaxing too, I can take all the time I need, fiddle with my guns between shooting sessions; clean them, adjust sights, do any work that needs to be done, test handloads etc. Just have some quiet time to think. It's my favorite way of shooting.

Deer Hunter
October 5, 2006, 07:28 PM
I've shot with someone else MAYBE 5 times. I always go alone, because A) No one I know shoots, B) my "range" is a long government road leading into government woods that no one ever uses that's located just a mile and a half up the road.

DRMMR02
October 5, 2006, 07:32 PM
Man I wish there were places like that around where I live in Michigan.

Sawdust
October 5, 2006, 07:33 PM
1. My range is in my back yard.
2. I have no friends.

I dunno, Larry.

Anyone with a range in their backyard is my friend, or, I'd like them to be. ;)

Sawdust

MatthewVanitas
October 5, 2006, 07:33 PM
Just about anything that you ever do is safer with a buddy. That's why the military is big on the Buddy System. Stifles individual freedom a bit, but is more fun and tons safer.

That said, I'd say shooting by yourself is probably no worse than hiking by yourself, and is _far_ safer than swimming by yourself.


The more important question: how many noobs could you get into shooting if you tried? There's got to be somebody at your church, workplace, burger joint you frequent, friend-of-friend, etc. who wants to try out shooting, but has never been invited...

-MV

Jorg Nysgerrig
October 5, 2006, 07:36 PM
Short of shooting yourself in the foot or a particularly nasty KB, I'm not sure what you are that concerned about. Wear your eye and ear protection, stay aware of your surroundings, and don't get lazy about the 4 rules just because no one is around to see you.

Just take a cell phone, tell your wife where you are going to be and when you are coming back. Make sure to call her when you are running late, since no man can keep track of time while shooting.

jlbraun
October 5, 2006, 07:37 PM
Only concession that I make when shooting alone is keeping the AK loaded and accessible. I do tell someone I'm going too. Shooting alone on public land tends to bring one into contact with some people who can sometimes strain the definition of "responsible and upright citizens".

halfacop
October 5, 2006, 07:40 PM
Man I wish there were places like that around where I live in Michigan.

Where do you live in Michigan?

grampster
October 5, 2006, 07:51 PM
We have thousands of acres of state and federal forestland in Michigan. I take a two track less than a mile from my house into the Manistee Forest. Natural pot holes make good places to shoot; natural berms and many times the DNR dumps stumps out here too. They make great backstops especially against a hillside.
Just make sure you clean up the area of targets and police your brass.;)

Sean Dempsey
October 5, 2006, 08:07 PM
Some good points have been raised, I feel much better about it now.

I want to go alone to do some serious practice. Most people want to shoot 30-50 rounds and then they are done, or too hot, or tired... I am there to do 200 rounds slow and controlled into designated targets, chart my improvement, and practice technique. So, I'm not really doing it for fun, I'm doing it as sort of a "workout"...I want to be able to be pretty accurate with my handguns.

I think I'm gonna give it a try. I'll give the wife my schedule, and all that, then head out. She was really scared, but as a college graduate (:barf:), i did PLENTY of reasearch with statistics... so if I am more inclined to die swimming alone than shooting - I'll take my chances with shooting.

Oh, and +1 the comment about running into unsavory characters at the informal desert ranges. Half the time, I think I'm gonna be running into Zed from Pulp Fiction... pretty freaky looking vagrants.

sixgunner455
October 5, 2006, 08:38 PM
If your wife is against you shooting by yourself, then tell her to come with you. Then take her to dinner afterwards. It's a date, almost.

If she's against you going by yourself, and won't go with you, go anyway.

My wife doesn't like me to hunt by myself. I rarely get a chance to go with people that I would want to go with, and she doesn't really want to come. So I do it anyway, because it's important to me.

DRMMR02
October 5, 2006, 08:40 PM
Where do you live in Michigan?

Ann Arbor. The closest place I know is almost 2 hours away in lapeer.

lionking
October 5, 2006, 08:46 PM
quote;The more important question: how many noobs could you get into shooting if you tried? There's got to be somebody at your church, workplace, burger joint you frequent, friend-of-friend, etc. who wants to try out shooting, but has never been invited

one might be surprised to find there are alot of people who want to.At my work,because I can talk about shooting,I have had a few times where a co-worker has wanted to go or found someone who already likes shooting.

I am a introvert by nature,so if Im solo I enjoy myself anyway.I prefere to shoot solo specially if Im sighting in a rifle.But other than that it is much more fun to have a friend or friends along.

I rarely go to a public range,I prefere the great outdoors out in the middle of nowhere because its nice to get away and the freedom to shoot anyway you want.I stress out in the middle far far FAR away,and with a place that has no way of rounds harming anybody.

Now that summer is ending and cooler weather will be coming Ill be going out more often.Goodbye mosquitos.

Glockfan.45
October 5, 2006, 08:58 PM
I almost alway shoot alone. I go out to my parents place in the country, they have 30 acres in the middle of nowhere. I like the tranquility of being outside in the woods on a crisp fall day just me, my thoughts, and whatever gun/guns I decide to bring along. About the only time I shoot with somebody is when my little brother is home (he still lives at home) he will usually come down into the holler and run a mag or two. The closest range to me is at Olins facility, and they are only open to the public two days a week, and always crowded. If I go to the indoor range in Belleville during the winter (which is usually rare I take the few months to save money on ammo for new guns) I go during the afternoon when vacant. I wish we had some public land around here to shoot on as my parents are selling their place, and soon I will have no choice but to go to the range :barf: .

ArmedBear
October 5, 2006, 09:04 PM
I am there to do 200 rounds slow and controlled into designated targets, chart my improvement, and practice technique.

That's not plinking.:)

Some things are best done alone, or with a friend of like mind. That might be one of them.

The other day, I set up a little air rifle range from the couch, through the living room and to the back of the patio. I shot alone, because it wouldn't be safe any other way (1000 fps scoped air rifle is not your father's BB gun). I wanted some scope practice.

Shooting can be fun and social, but it can also be practice. I work out, shoot, etc., with a serious mindset. And I use the skills in a social context. It's cool either way.

Grizzley Adams
October 5, 2006, 09:11 PM
oh shooting by yourself is fun,i shoot by myself all the time because i live up in the mountains so there aint no one up here cept me my computer and my dogs,lol.so i go shoot targets i make out of wood or just do some other stuff like axe throwing and such.i make some in the shape of deer and goats and diffrent animals and i like it because you can think about diffrent things like loads and what you can do to improve your accuracey and such,and you dont feel embaressed if you miss.then once a year after all my practice me and some other folks who live in the mountains or just enjoy mountain man sports as we call em all get together and have a little contest.so dont rule out shooting by yourself it really can be at times more rewarding and productive than shooting with a bunch of folks.a lot of times you can be like :banghead: how did i miss that shot,and it was because you are so worried about impressing your buddies.

History Prof
October 5, 2006, 09:25 PM
Jorg (post 9): You beat me to it.

Oh, and +1 the comment about running into unsavory characters at the informal desert ranges. Half the time, I think I'm gonna be running into Zed from Pulp Fiction... pretty freaky looking vagrants.I always think Matix and Platt when I am in the desert by myself. I always tell my wife where I am and I always carry a cell phone. Further, I always have at least one gun loaded at all times.

For those who do not know, Matix and Platt were the two bank robbers in Florida who got into the infamous 1987 shootout with the FBI, which lead the FBI to realize that 9MM was underpowered, which led to the development of 10MM and .40S&W. <DEEP breath>.

They obtained their automobiles by carjacking people in the everglades who were target shooting by themselves.

MisterPX
October 5, 2006, 09:26 PM
If you're shooting alone, I'd make sure to have a cell phone on your person, plus a FA kit in your vehicle, or even by your feet. Also make sure some you call knows where you shoot at.

Keith Wheeler
October 5, 2006, 09:39 PM
In addition to the risk of lack of assistance if you're injured, there's also the risk of having no one to watch your back if you're alone in a "public" place. I think the bank robbers of the notorious FBI Miami shoot-out obtained some of their firearms from folks shooting in the back country. Just noticed the History Prof mentioned this; I didn't catch the recent history of postings!

I do a lot of my shooting alone -- but like others here I'm on my own property. Matter of fact did that tonight when I got home from work, burned a few rounds through my AR.

Grizzley Adams
October 5, 2006, 09:56 PM
boy keith your just making happier and happier i live in the mountains,lol.where i am at i dont have to worry about none of that it is to isolated and such.but that doesnt mean one day some crazies wont come this way thinking they can hide out or something.

Sean Dempsey
October 5, 2006, 10:04 PM
She'd go shooting, but during the week and such we've got our 11 month old boy who she wants to watch, and as much redneck as I have in my genes, we're not leaving the baby in the car while we shoot our guns :D :neener:

The place I go isn't really "vagrant" territory, I always see mountain bikers and ATV's. It's literally only about half mile from where I live, but the desert has so many hills, once you're there, you're as good as 10 miles away.

I am more creeped out by vagrants than self inflicted injury. I am a person though who lives in condition "closer to orange than yellow" (which is a bad thing), so I'm ALWAYS on the lookout for badguys. I'll practice with the XD;s and keep the model 28 .357 ready for self defense :what:

If there WAS a supervised indoor pistol range, I'd be there at least twice a week for at least 200 rounds each time. Guns are also a hobby to me, so shooting them is important just for the satisfaction factor, let alone self defense.

BTW I am in Southern Utah, washington county, if anyone knows the area.

waumo
October 5, 2006, 10:07 PM
If you are not afraid to be alone at other times, why would you be while shooting? I know that while shooting, I'm probably MORE careful than any
other time.

Biker
October 5, 2006, 10:17 PM
I shoot alone all the time and I always shoot one hole groups at any distance.
Just ask me.

Biker

Hemicuda
October 5, 2006, 10:18 PM
it's a rare day I don't crack off a few rounds... 75% of the time, I'm solo, but 25%, my GF or a friend is there...

then again, I have a 200 yard range and my front deck has a shooting bench built in...

Keith Wheeler
October 5, 2006, 10:18 PM
boy keith your just making happier and happier i live in the mountains,lol.where i am at i dont have to worry about none of that

Strangest "weirdo" incident I ever had was deep in the mountains, hunting with a good friend on a rather large chunk of land his family owns. We were down by a small river that borders their land, so we were in a public "right of way". A couple of spooky acting deliverance types came tromping through. At first they had a bit of the "this here is our world, what're you doin here" attitude, but I think my stainless steel folder Mini-14 got them thinking.

People are everywhere. So are dangerous people.

aka108
October 5, 2006, 10:26 PM
At the public range outside of Tallahassee we've had a few instances of people on 4 wheelers waiting out of sight and come in and rip off firearms when the shooter/s are down range changing targets. I generally carry a rifle down range with me if someone I know is not babysitting the fireing line.

Grizzley Adams
October 5, 2006, 10:33 PM
well keith i think that whole incident stemed from you were outsiders,probably looked like city slickers and talked with a yankee accent,lol.but when i say mountains i aint meaning hillbilly type mountains i am meaning like frontier days mountains where literaly no one comes to and your closest neighbor is about 10 miles away,so in my area there are no people around just a few hermits i guess is what you would call us.hell i had to drive the man who put the internet thingy in my cabin up to where i park my truck then go up on horse and mule the rest of the way thats how nice it is up here,hell just with in walking distance from my house is a nice huge lake where you can catch the deer and wildlife grazing and drinking it is just real nice and quiet with no people around.sorry to hear you had that experince though i just want you to know all mountain folk aint like that we usually welcome folks as long as we dont get a bad vibe off of em.where was it you went where this happened?

Keith Wheeler
October 5, 2006, 10:42 PM
where was it you went where this happened?

The Ozarks. Lotsa nice folks up there, my best friend being one of them. Of course he has a degree and likes to brush his teeth...mostly very good people, but every now and then you meet some who's theme song is "dueling banjos".

Wish I could find a way to live in mountains like you're talking about...being an electronics engineer kind of makes it hard to live way out in the middle of nowhere, which is what I want.

You want deer? My buddy's place is crawling with them. Problem is he sees them from way across the hay fields. He asked me the other day "what rifle do you have that you'd trust to a quarter of mile?"

Anyways, back on topic. Shooting alone is ok, just don't loose sight of situational awareness.

DRMMR02
October 5, 2006, 10:46 PM
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thegriz
October 5, 2006, 10:50 PM
You make a nice target for bad guys if you don't take precautions. A car and a bunch of firearms would be a nice prize, especially if they are not armed until they 'borrow' your firearm from your unlocked car to use against you.

It's good practice to look behind you right and left after each shot or combinations of rapid shots.

Always lock your vehicle.

Always have a loaded magazine on you when you're done shooting. That's when you're most likely to get assaulted because you'll be expected to be empty.

Have a cell phone if possible.

It's best to have ear protection that amplifies low db sounds around you.

Don't walk downrange to check your targets without being armed.

Enjoy the solitude.

dillonuser
October 5, 2006, 10:56 PM
Sean,I live in SLC an go shooting out in the west desert any time I have the time. I am alone about 70% of the time and I enjoy it. Why? Because I can think about what I am doing. I am not hearing all the "know-it-alls" advice.
I let my family know where I will be and when I will return.

And in referrence to:
Shooting alone on public land tends to bring one into contact with some people who can sometimes strain the definition of "responsible and upright citizens".

So, these don't exist in the mainstream of city life? I have seen quite a few strange ones,however,most where seen in large cities,sometimes in the government as employees or elected officials.

Keith Wheeler
October 5, 2006, 11:03 PM
I have seen quite a few strange ones,however,most where seen in large cities,sometimes in the government as employees or elected officials.

Yeah, but around them you don't get to be as well armed as out shooting in the back country. Oh well...

Larry Ashcraft
October 5, 2006, 11:13 PM
I shoot alone all the time and I always shoot one hole groups at any distance.
Just ask me.
Me too. Ask me about my one shot groups. ;)

bratch
October 5, 2006, 11:15 PM
Me too. Ask me about my one shot groups.

It doesn't count if you've only fired one round:neener:

Run&Shoot
October 5, 2006, 11:40 PM
Sean, I think it is good to be cautious. Here in the Portland, OR area we have had at least two instances in the last ten years of plinkers being murdered for their weapons out on US Forest Servie land (old gravel pits).

What is unique about the plinking situation is that:
* you are highly focused down range or cleaning/prepping your guns
* it is a public place so if someone comes up they have as much right ot be there as you
* your shooting makes a lot of noise and advertises someone is out shooting
* since your targets are away from the road, you pretty much have your back to the most dangerous are whenever you check targets.

Besides the cell phone and first aid kit I would consider some other safety measures:

* Don't leave a mess of guns laying around. Take out only what you need for a session and stow the rest out of sight
* Keep a loaded pistol on your belt at all times
* As another poster said, I walk to the targets with my M1 Garand at the ready (I may be shooting a handgun, but I want a rifle with me if it comes to a shoot out)
* Keep alert to what is a around you. I scan the perimeter into the woods periodically, keep an ear open for road noise approaching.

I once was shootig a a USFS gravel pit when a couple of raggedy guys drove up in a beater truck. They did not look like shooters and they fooled around without making any signs of setting up for targets, etc. I decided not to go down range just then, and instead stuffed my 1911 into my waistband, pulled my Garand over within easy reach, made of show of checking chamber on both, and then went about "straightening things up." Just as I was running out of little things to do at the car and had decided to leave instead of hanging around with these yahoos, they scrambled back to their truck and hauled out. I waited a while to make sure they really cleared out, then finished my plinking. I was very alert on the drive out to make sure they were not lurking on any pullouts or side roads.

To this day I do not know if those fellows had anything bad up their sleeves, but I don't have any rational explanation for their behavior either. Most plinkers would be talking about their guns, asking questions about safety or how you're doing. Stay alert, stay armed and stay safe.

EvisceratorSrB
October 6, 2006, 12:34 AM
I shoot by myself, and for some weird reason, it's really scary. I don't know why but it like freaks me out! :confused: I just seem like one of those gun obssessed scary men who turn into serial killers. LOL I do it all the time though, I would just rather have some company and badger my friends' accuracy (because I'm so much better than they are :D )

EatBugs
October 6, 2006, 02:31 AM
I usually always go by myself. but then the ranges I go to are always occupied. Plus, I always chitchat with all the people around me first so it never feels like I'm alone when I shoot. If I need advice or friendly competition, its usually not to hard to find. I prefer to arrive alone anyway because I can arrive and leave when I want. Same with hunting or fishing. I have the patience of a cat and I hate when my partner wants to move or quite before I'm ready.

SkunkApe
October 6, 2006, 08:51 AM
I once was shootig a a USFS gravel pit when a couple of raggedy guys drove up in a beater truck. They did not look like shooters and they fooled around without making any signs of setting up for targets, etc. I decided not to go down range just then, and instead stuffed my 1911 into my waistband, pulled my Garand over within easy reach, made of show of checking chamber on both, and then went about "straightening things up." Just as I was running out of little things to do at the car and had decided to leave instead of hanging around with these yahoos, they scrambled back to their truck and hauled out. I waited a while to make sure they really cleared out, then finished my plinking. I was very alert on the drive out to make sure they were not lurking on any pullouts or side roads.

To this day I do not know if those fellows had anything bad up their sleeves, but I don't have any rational explanation for their behavior either. Most plinkers would be talking about their guns, asking questions about safety or how you're doing. Stay alert, stay armed and stay safe.

That was me and my buddy. We wanted to shoot where you were, but didn't want to disturb you. You weren't actually shooting, just messing around with your stuff, so we thought maybe you were about to leave. We considered asking how long you were going to be, but when I reached for the door handle, you grabbed your Garand. So we left. Sorry.

jlh26oo
October 6, 2006, 09:01 AM
And it is freaking hilarious.

Linda
October 6, 2006, 09:11 AM
I DO have a range in my backyard!:D The 50' high wall of the ravine makes a perfect backstop. Gee, I have a lot of gun nut friends now!:) Can always find someone who wants to come over and shot. But on occasion, I do like to shot alone. A couple days ago I did just that. I see nothing wrong with it IF you practice the 4 safety rules ALWAYS! If you wear amplified ear protection. You can hear anything around you much better than the naked ear. And let someone know where you're at. OK, I did fail that one the other day.

Alone, you are able to practice things that you can't with someone there who wants to shot. I was able to practice holster draws and moving holster draws. I got a lot out of that, and found I can do that amazingly well. :uhoh: Should you ever need to draw your firearm, let's face it, you will be moving at the time and not standing stationary behind a firing line, and that has to be practiced!

So go shot by yourself. Just be more careful!

Sleeping Dog
October 6, 2006, 09:18 AM
Ann Arbor. The closest place I know is almost 2 hours away in lapeer.
Sharon Valley DNR range is pretty good, near Grass Lake.

LeonCarr
October 6, 2006, 09:43 AM
I enjoy shooting alone, especially when testing handloads or sighting in. Sometimes people get impatient when you are taking your time to shoot good groups or adjust sights. When I am shooting with a large group of people, especially folks who I've just met (friends of friends, etc) I am concentrating more on watching muzzles than shooting good groups.

When I am shooting alone, even on my buddy's private land, I carry the firearm I am shooting back and forth to the target stand.

Just my .02,
LeonCarr

Roadkill
October 6, 2006, 09:47 AM
90% of the time I'm alone. Have phone, try to be careful, stay aware of surroundings, keep loaded gun in holster on hip. Let wife know where I am and anticipated return.

Lupinus
October 6, 2006, 11:22 AM
I tend to plink by myself fairly reguarly at my uncles house.

If I was out in the middle of nowhere about the only worries I would have is for some reason having a major whoopsie like an overloaded round and the gun blowing up in my face, or someone shooting me while I am down range.

But both are remote enough possibilites to me that they aren't going to stop me.

Nightcrawler
October 6, 2006, 11:56 AM
I am there to do 200 rounds slow and controlled into designated targets, chart my improvement, and practice technique

I don't know if it's possible to suck all of the fun out of shooting, but doing that every time you go sounds pretty close. Don't let it become a chore. There's a time for serious practice and there's a time just to go shoot.

Going out in about to a good sandpit or similar place is good for practicing manipulation drills. You can't do speed reloads at a lot of indoor ranges, for instance. You drop your magazine and it goes skidding off ahead of the firing line. Other ranges don't allow rapid fire, etc. So a lot of times, just going out someplace where no one will bother you is nice.

Shooting by yourself is monumentally less dangerous than going for walks by yourself, going for drives at night by yourself, or any number of more mundane activities. As long as you keep your wits about you, the odds of you hurting yourself while shooting are very very low.

As for plinking in Michigan....at least when I left, it was technically illegal to shoot anywhere but your own land, or on a range, unless during hunting season. The State Police came in and kicked us out of the old sandpit we used to shoot in back home. (They didn't really care, but some tourist complained about the noise.)

It's not really enforced, especially not in the rural places in Northern Michigan, but if you run into an irate DNR officer you could get a ticket. (Or a citation for "poaching" :rolleyes: ).

Glockfan.45
October 6, 2006, 10:48 PM
I am lucky I guess. My local indoor range rents full autos (they are a class III dealer stocking for L.E :D ) so rapid fire is A-OK. Heck I even bump fire my AK from time to time there. I dont bump fire it out at my parents place though. Dont want someone to hear what sounds to be machine gun fire, and have a L.E.O come out to investigate.

vynx
October 6, 2006, 11:21 PM
I hesitate to shoot alone when its hours away and not at an official range. The Southern California desert has some wierd people just ask Charlie Manson!

I keep a J frame in my pocket when I do - once had a car with 2 cops inside drive up while I was picking up brass - they actually got out and looked in my open trunk and asked "are all these guns yours?" What a question - What did they think I was going to say "no they belong to the three dead guys behind the rocks" or "no I stole them last night" (just kidding they are mine of course).

I ignored them as much as possible because theres no CCW in Southern California (don't believe the it is a "shall issue" state thats only up north down south its a "why are you asking" "what do you need a gun for" "NO" state) and i figured it was too late to try and take the J frame out of my pocket - that might really escalate things not in my favor if you get my meaning. After they wrote down my license plate # they left but what fun that 10 minutes was.

Backup is better.

Sidhepro
October 7, 2006, 12:02 AM
I spend every Monday morning at the range, rain or shine, by myself.

Then again, my range is at the city dump, and the County Sheriff's office is less than 500 yards in the other direction, so I'm not really concerned. My husband -does- know when I go, and I text message him when I leave. I always have one of my Glocks loaded and in holster (fortunately the G23 and G19 are interchangeable that way), but then again, I never did project the "I'm prey, come and get me!" image.

We do have membership in the local gun club (who handles maintenance and cleanup on the range). A few weeks ago, there were four guys that I'd never seen before (range is only public on Friday and Saturday, rest of the week it's members only) hanging out. No problem. Funny though how they packed up and scooted out as quickly as they could when I drove up. USUALLY, if you have a reason to be there (or the right) you'll stay and talk shop (we're inherently nosey, right? "Whatcha got in YOUR range bag???". Seems these guys had no real business there that morning. Generally I'm joined (or I join, depends on who gets there when the gates open) by two gents, John and Don, so I sometimes have company while I'm practicing.

Oooh, Monday's a holiday, my husband's off work, maybe I'll take him with me for once. *grins*

Just be safe, keep aware of your surroundings, and don't leave your firearm behind while checking/setting up targets.

Kat

Remander
October 7, 2006, 01:13 AM
I try to go to my range when no one else is likely to be there (weekdays, hot weather, etc.) because I often like to shoot alone.

That is especially true when sighting in a new scope or testing a new gun when targets need frequent changes. I can run up and down the range when I want w/o waiting on other shooters.

And I don't have to waste time answering questions about "What you shooting? My uncle had one of those and .... blah, blah, blah..." Time's a' wasting!

Other days I enjoy shooting with friends, but many of my best time at the range are solo trips.

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