Heard the most delightful comment about my shooting....


May 10, 2004, 09:12 PM
I was at the show and a friend of mine who shoots IDPA with me was walking around trying to sell his 30.06.

I showed him the match results for that morning's IDPA event and he says to me:

Man, when you step up to the line everything is so damn fast its like you're on crystal methamphetamine.

Me being the gun nut that I am, I took that as a compliment. Anyone else want to share their inane shooting related compliments?

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May 10, 2004, 09:19 PM
Well, I took this as a compliment =)

I was shooting a guy's AR 15 (my first time shooting one) and when the clip was empty (I hadn't loaded it and really didn't know how many the mag held). Anyway, two of the guys were watching and I guess kind of expected a flinch when I pulled the trigger the last time and there was no round left. I didn't flinch. I hadn't even thought about it but was kinda proud there was no flinch. I was glad and recalled shooting trap and seeing guys flinch when a shell didn't fire for whatever reason. Of course we would give them a bit of grief about it. All in good fun of course.

What's the rule? The recoil should always come as a bit of a surprise? Something like that I think.

I guess I was a little proud of it although it isn't a huge deal. =)

May 10, 2004, 10:03 PM
....."Man, when you step up to the line everything is so damn fast its like you're on crystal methamphetamine."



May 10, 2004, 10:47 PM
Shooting bud once told me that the safest place on the range, when I was at the line, was directly in front of me. Couldn't get him to stand there, tho' :rolleyes:

May 10, 2004, 11:35 PM
An LEO friend and I were at the range shooting at silhouette targets. He lets go a flyer that hits the target around the clavical. I look at him askance, and nonplussed, he says: "No biggie, he'll bleed out..."


May 11, 2004, 12:18 AM
Yes, it's much better than being told you shot like "you were on LSD".

"Ohhhh, man, look at all the pretty targets!"


May 11, 2004, 12:57 AM
Last year when a guy let me try out his Win. model 94 in .375 Winchester. He wanted me to try and hit a small log at 100 yards or so. I took 3 shots, handed him back the gun and he said, "Damn, someone sure taught you to shoot good!"

I'm a self made man in that respect :D Learned everything 4 years ago when i got a .22 rifle for my 18th.

May 11, 2004, 02:13 AM
Whats with all them funny looking smileys?

I'm damn fast and I got all my hits.

Shot a shoothouse in 27 seconds with the points and I had a master class IPSC shooter do it in 31.50.

May 11, 2004, 09:08 AM
Hmmm . . . a couple if instances come to mind.

I was working as range officer at the gun club when a couple of guys with an iron-sighted BLR were having difficulty in sighting in at the 50 yard mark - fire one shot, fiddle with the sights, fire one shot, fiddle again, etc. Shots were scattered all over the paper - and beyond. They were cussing out the "inaccurate" rifle. I suggested firing a THREE shot group, so they responded, "Well, Mr. Expert, suppose you show us how it's done!" Uh oh . . . I'm not the greatest with irons, but, what the heck, I'd never fired a BLR before. Happily, my three shots could have been covered by a half-dollar. :D The response: "I guess you really ARE an Expert!"

Another time I showed up to shoot in a local club IDPA match, and one of the "regulars" asked me what I was shooting. "My BHP" was my reply. "Awww, crap, this month I wanted to win ESP!" was the reply.

And I got a few good comments from my PH's when I was in Africa, as "A Yank who can shoot!"

(I searched my memory for BAD comments about my shooting, and don't remember any. Funny how that works. ;) )

El Tejon
May 11, 2004, 09:16 AM
What are good shooting comments?:confused: :scrutiny: :D

May 11, 2004, 12:18 PM
Ah, my favorite was when I was shooting at 550m targets in a 40mph crosswind with a battle rifle that didn't have a zero for that range.

A friend asked why I'd even bother since I'm not going to hit it anyway. Heck, he said he'd give me his rifle if I hit it at all.

First round hit. :cool:

There was nothing said, but the expression on his face was good enough.:eek:

I'm still waiting for him to give me his rifle.;)

May 11, 2004, 02:54 PM
I used to IDPA with an FEG HiPower clone. One of the other regulars: "You gonna take that Sears Roebuck pistol of yours and whup our asses again?" :)

May 11, 2004, 04:08 PM
"Hey!. The only other woman I knew who was a network engineer and liked shooting was a lesbian..."

Ummmmmmm OK???

May 11, 2004, 04:17 PM
he says: "No biggie, he'll bleed out..."



Ben Shepherd
May 11, 2004, 04:52 PM
I've got nerve damage in my support arm, this makes rifles hard to shoot. Off the sandbags or other support I shoot them just fine, but unsuported I won't even take a shot at a game animal over 200 yards.

I've compensated for this by learning to shoot my pistols out there a ways. I've had several funny looks and lots of comments when I smack a pop can at 100 yards with my iron sighted 44mag SRH. I've also won a lot of lunches this way. It's not that hard, if you really look at the ballistics, the rainbow effect doesn't kick in until you're past 125 yards.

I still won't try an Elmer Kieth howitzer shot though. I've seen deer at 600 yards, that isn't a pistol shot for my skill level folks.

May 11, 2004, 06:29 PM
On the flip side, when I show up at the range with my pistol, my friends say, "so, you brought your shotgun again today?"

May 11, 2004, 08:18 PM
The last time I went to the range I had my step-nephew with me. I fired several magazines' worth from my M1 at a plate about 8" dia / 200 yd. I was hitting maybe 6 out of every 8, from braced kneeling & using the loop sling properly (not the best shooting, I admit, but I looked good ;) ). Later my nephew said the RO asked him if I was a "professional shooter" (whatever that means). We worked out with the handgun next, and the RO complimented me on my gun handling.

Whether or not any of it was warranted, it did wonders for my credibility in the eyes of a 14 year old!

May 12, 2004, 11:08 AM
One time that particularly sticks in my head was on the 24th of July (Utah's state holiday) last summer. We went out there to hunt some mormon crickets, but they had all but left at that point. Thankfully, I had a load of ancient food from a deceased neighbor's food storage. We set it up ont he hill, and he handed me his AK while he tried my BHP.

I was shooting away with that 30-rd. mag, and he kept stopping to tell me how good I was doing with it... the funny thing is, I didn't think I was doing as well as he made it sound. I was just sort of half-heartedly blasting away. :)

He was doing well with the BHP in his own right.

Compliments are nice, but I think it's much better to meet your own expectations of how well you think you should be shooting. THAT is a rare treat.


May 12, 2004, 11:19 AM
Man, when you step up to the line everything is so damn fast its like you're on crystal methamphetamine.

Yeah, my wife says this to me all the time...

:eek: :p

May 12, 2004, 11:34 AM
One day off, I took my grampa up to the range. It was a pretty craptastic day, weather wise, and we were the only ones at the rifle/pistol area. My grampa had set up in the 100 yard shack, and after a while I went down to the pistol range and started blazin away- there's usually a 1 round per 2 seconds limit, but with no one who would care around, I was pretty much firing as quick as I could reaquire a sight picture.

After about 5 mins the grounds keeper came in, looked at my targets (sihouettes, chests shot out and 1 with a perfect dbl tap in the head) shrugged, said "nice headshots" , and walked off, not saying a word about the rapid fire.

May 12, 2004, 11:39 AM
At an IPSC match the RO watched me reload my P7 PSP (butt mounted mag release) as fast as anyone with a 1911. He kept shaking his head as he asked another RO "how could he do that , how could he do that ?"

May 12, 2004, 11:44 AM
I was out shooting sporting clays, my first time and had my old trusty 870.

I got up to my first station and these two guys are carrying O/U shotguns more expensive than all my firearms put togethers, come up behind me.

I go up with my pump gun, and proceed to run a relatively difficult station. The two guys behind me, said "Damn son, you pump that gun good." I smile and walk to the next station. .

May 12, 2004, 09:07 PM
Recently, I was shooting my CDP at our local range next to a man shooting a Glock .357 Sig. When I was finished, I ran my target back and left it while I proceeded to get a fresh one and another gun. I saw his wife nod to my target as he turned to speak with her. He came up to me and asked, "What the hell are you shootin?" I showed him the Kimber, he looked it over and said, "Man, you're a badass!" It beats the times years ago while shooting a .45-70 Contender indoors and blowing out the wall furnaces behind us, causing many to ask, "What the hell are you shootin?" But then hearing grumblings about "dumbass.":D

May 12, 2004, 09:23 PM
The nicest thing anybody ever said about my shooting is "you don't suck."

May 12, 2004, 10:03 PM
The nicest thing was when an old range fly(barfly in gun lingo)said,"them sure are some nice guns you got there,but looks aint everything,how do they shoot?"I pushed the button to retrieve my target and when it arrived back to where he could see the center punched out he just said "damn,I don't even want to know where you live."

May 13, 2004, 01:09 AM
A loooong time ago, when I first got into guns (~11 months ago ;) ), I was at the range just plinking away at a home-made paper target with my Marlin 60.

While stopping to reload, I notice the guy in the lane next to me has a Lone Eagle .308 and about 50 rounds of handloads. It seemed like everyone on staff at H & H shot that thing; at 15 yards, people were getting 8" groups on average (best I saw was 4"). Finally, as I'm packing up my stuff to go home, the guy turns to me and asks if I'd like to give it a try. I of course comply.

The thing had one of those Wal-Mart BSA red dot scopes mounted on it, making an otherise fine gun bulky as all heck and rather misbalanced, IMO. Anyway, I run the target out to the full 25 yards and aim.

Only handgun I've ever fired. Only holosight I've ever used.

1 shot. 1/8 of an inch from exact center.

I don't even remember what the recoil was like. What I do remember, though, is the look on the staff's face as I came off the line to settle my tab.

:eek: :uhoh: :scrutiny: :rolleyes:

And me: :D

Not exactly a compliment, unless of course silent disbelief counts. ;)

May 13, 2004, 01:18 AM
Your flinch isnt too bad, really... (Hillbilly at the CCW course...)

Considering it was a 10mm and it was the gun I learned to shoot with, I should have an enormous flinch...

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