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Rude guy at the range....third time.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Jaybird78, Mar 12, 2011.

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  1. Jaybird78

    Jaybird78 Well-Known Member

    Went to the range today with my B-I-L and his son. We were shooting a little bit of both shotgun and rimfire rifles when we decided to move to the 200yrd range.

    The 200 yrd range just had a new raised berm with retaining wall put in and so the permanant firing line is all mud. We moved over 20 feet from the far right lane and set up on undisturbed soil. This is the only place to set up besides moving forward of the firing line(berm). We shoot for 10 mins or so and then HE shows up.

    He is the same guy I have had run ins with on two other dates (1 yr ago and 5-6 yrs ago). He says at first we can't shoot from were we are at because we aren't on the permanant firing line. "It's totally mud and I don't want to tear it up....or get muddy or shoot in front of the line." He then tells me I need to move my targets laterally so I'm not muzzle pointing towards the access road at my angle. "What are you talking about?, I would have to turn at a 45 degree angle to even get near the road and that wouldn't be any different then if I was firing from the permanant berm." Then he tells me to move again and I refuse. "We are being perfectly safe. "

    Now he blurts out he wants to see my membership card. "I said the only way you are seeing my card is if you have yours out first." He then insults my weight, that he remembers me from before and that I have gained weight. I said "Yeah I have gained some weight and I see your still an <removed>."

    He mentions that I can report him to the committee if I want and that he runs the CMP shoots. " I don't give a <removed> what you run and go get bent."

    He then turns away and drives off.

    This is the only guy I have ever had problems with. Should I mention the last two incidents were the fact I was there first and he wanted to use a conflicting range where both can't be live at the same time.

    Just wanted to get it off my chest. Constructive comments?
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  2. Shadow 7D

    Shadow 7D Well-Known Member

    Do what he said,
    Approach the range management and explain what happened, and how you didn't want to damage the shooting positions and had moved to what you thought was best, and ask THEM, how to handle it.
  3. EddieNFL

    EddieNFL member

    I've been a match director off and on for more than 25 years. I would never use that to bolster my argument.
  4. coolfem

    coolfem New Member

    Good on ya for not taking his crap ! Sounds like the guy needs s/thing else to think about instead of s/ones weight fps
  5. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    "I will show a range officer or other range employee my membership card. You, I don't show jack <non-THR language>."
  6. Dulvarian

    Dulvarian Well-Known Member

    I would call management for the range.

    The guy probably has a closer interaction with them on a more routine basis is he runs shoots there. Politics might go against you in this, and there are politics everywhere. I would get on the phone ASAP.
  7. Gouranga

    Gouranga Well-Known Member

    Yeah i would definitely talk to management. If they defend them, I would personally cancel membership and never go there again. There are proper ways to handle things. He did not do that. It is one thing if you are being grossly unsafe but trying to shoot and not destroy the firing line, that is completely uncalled for.

    That guy will cause a physical incident with someone sooner or later.
  8. Onmilo

    Onmilo Well-Known Member

    Let him report you.
    If your range is like mine, they will want to hear your side of the story before they make any decisions.

    Jerks are Jerks and I am sure his jerkyness doesn't apply to just you, others will have had run ins with him and the range officials are probably very aware of his behavior.
  9. buck460XVR

    buck460XVR Well-Known Member

    Yep.......if he's one of the "good ol' boys" odds are he'll have the edge if it comes down to his word vs yours. Getting your side of the story in first may give them a better perspective due to open-mindedness, as compared to hearing his side first.
  10. loadedround

    loadedround Well-Known Member

    I've been shooting for over 40 years and presently belong to three gun clubs and have noticed one thing: "Every range has it's own idiot in residence". Good you standing your ground.
  11. o Unforgiven o

    o Unforgiven o Well-Known Member

    My Grandma teaches Pre-School to 4 year olds, and whenever they have a problem with each other she tells them this;

    You do what you want over there and I'll do what I want over here. If you don't like it, tough. (I love you Grandma ;))

    As long as you were being safe, this is what I would do.
  12. earplug

    earplug Well-Known Member

    Cross firing

    You set up your targets, then moved to the right due to the mud.
    You were alone at the time and it wasn't a issue.
    This other guy tries to correct your cross firing and your two had a argument. The CMP guy voluntarily runs matches so others can enjoy the sport of high power and get a CMP rifle. He runs into rude people all the time.
    Don't feel like the Lone Ranger.
    On our range we can challenge others as to their membership if its not showing. Keeps out people who are not members.
    Relax and plan ahead. Lose some weight if you want to shoot prone.
  13. BADUNAME37

    BADUNAME37 Well-Known Member

    Everyone has excellent responses.

    Only do the following if you are the kind of person who doesn't care a bit what someone thinks of him, after all, you know you are in the right!

    Here's a funny and totally safe prank you can play:
    Next time he comes, put a bra and tutu on over your clothes and just be real friendly with him.

    Then you may drive him away for good whenever you are there.

    A fake rose in your teeth may add to the effect - let him think you are off your rocker. Talk to him in riddles, words that don't even make up sentences and make the right side of your face and eye kind of drooped. Have the person with you mumble something about your stroke.
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  14. FC

    FC Well-Known Member

    I would definitely speak to the committee and let them know what happened and just how much of a jerk this guy is. I bet you won't be the first, guys like that drive away people who want to learn or practice.
  15. Onward Allusion

    Onward Allusion Well-Known Member

    Yeah, report him. Odds are if he runs matches, he probably has a bit of weight behind him, but that still doesn't excuse his rude behavior. BTW, at which club did this happen? Wasn't Aurora, or St Charles was it?
  16. NMGonzo

    NMGonzo Well-Known Member

    He wants your sexy body.

    He commented on it.
  17. john1911

    john1911 Well-Known Member

    So, you weren't firing from a designated firing position? You randomly chose a place as to avoid the mud? Whether or not he was rude, it sounds to me that you were in the wrong.

    THE DARK KNIGHT Well-Known Member

    Personally I would not have gotten into a confrontation with him. Call me a chicken but I would NOT get into ANY sort of argument anywhere near a firing range. Who knows if the guy would have decided to do something foolish. I would have let cooler heads prevail and taken it to club management on Monday.
  19. Quoheleth

    Quoheleth Well-Known Member

    I am not trying to be overly sensitive and I know you are trying to be funny.

    But, you missed with this one.

  20. Black Knight

    Black Knight Well-Known Member

    You are way to nice of a person. He should be glad its you. I know people that if he had been that way to he'd be missing some teeth. Don't do that but do file a FORMAL complaint with the range's board of directors. They will be more than glad to settle an issue. This clown is looking for the right person and unfortunately (for him) they will meet someday.
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