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Shoot barefoot

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Ali, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. Ali

    Ali Member

    Try shooting barefoot.

    It feels kinda funny and looks silly at the range.

    I have gone over some home defense scenarios latley ,they include clearing my house/bedrooms at night, barefoot and in pajamas.

    With 3 kids and a pregnant wife, it is something I must rehearse every-so- often.

    I grew up never,and still, NEVER wear shoes in the house , so I am pretty good with my toes etc.

    Try it next time you go to the range, it is a different feeling , and something you should be comftorable with...
  2. Hk Paul

    Hk Paul Well-Known Member


    Sounds strange but some fun things are strange! :)
  3. pax

    pax Well-Known Member


    I'm glad you wear pajamas at night.

    This realism thing can be taken too far.


    You can't make up anything anymore. The world itself is satire. All you're doing is recording it. -- Art Buchwald
  4. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

    I wear Birkenstocks alot including the range. It makes for interesting manuevers falling after tripping then draw weak hand and put 6 shots in a target. try laying down and shooting over your head upside down.

    Remember alway check your back stop.
  5. CGofMP

    CGofMP Well-Known Member


    This is a very good idea....

    I am gonna look very funny in a 'hasty wrapped' bath towel when I do this... but yer right.. I gotta train like I live! Yes sir! Adds a new meaning to the idea of brass catcher.... particularly if you happen to be a wo....

    Wait a minute... I could take this post too far... :banghead:

    I wonder what the guys are gonna say when I show up in my bath towel though! Man that brass is gonna get HOT stuck between the towel and the tummy! :eek:

    Last edited: Jul 17, 2003
  6. StuporDave

    StuporDave Well-Known Member

    Barefoot at the range? Not me!

    Went to get something out of my workshop/reloading area one night, barefoot. There was a .45acp case on the floor, sitting mouth up. Had to pull it out of my heel with pliers. And it hurt, too! :)

  7. cool45auto

    cool45auto Well-Known Member

  8. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Well-Known Member

    Barefoot at home = YES
    Barefoot at the range = NO!

    I know my house inside & out and routinely go through it in the dark in my bare feet. I'm not about to do that at the range
  9. PATH

    PATH Well-Known Member

    Step on a piece of brass and you'll change your mind. Ouch!:D
  10. Orthonym

    Orthonym Well-Known Member

    Not to get too "tactical", but

    don't serious people practice shooting with the weak hand in case the good one is disabled? Extend this concept a bit, imagine being horribly wounded in both arms. Think of the lady with no arms who made a good living in the 30s by (among other carny stunts) shooting a revolver with her feet. Skunky, have YOU trained for this?:) I think we should all practice foot shooting.
  11. Majic

    Majic Well-Known Member

    I hope I never shoot my barefoot. Or my foot in a shoe either.:neener:
  12. swingset

    swingset Well-Known Member

    I sleep naked, always have.

    Now, if anyone thinks I'm taking this "scenario" to the range, they have another thing coming. Hot brass near my popo??? Not a chance bucko.

    I'll rely on my imagination to supply the "what ifs".

    Think about all the whacko "tactical scenarios" one could come up with defending home. What about getting caught sitting on toilet? Have to practice the "Throne shot", shooting with weak hand (as strong hand is needed to wipe). Or howabout jumping out of bed in, ummmmm, how should we say....an aroused state....with weapon drawn (by weapon I mean firearm)? Call this one "Hard to soft in .5 seconds!".

    Makes for some frightening imagery, don't it?

    Sorry for getting silly, but I didn't start it. :D
  13. CWL

    CWL Well-Known Member

    I wear eye & ear protection when I practice. -though I doubt that I will bother to put these on if I am in a SD situation.

    Unless I was Billy Jack, I see no reason to remove my shoes at range.

    Sometimes, you just cannot -nor do you want to- recreate everything at the range as you might do at home/on the streets.
  14. 45King

    45King Well-Known Member

    I'm one of those who seldom goes barefoot, even at home. I have a "clothes horse" by my bed, and I hang my pants and shirt over it every night, then put my shoes underneath. If something goes "bump" in the night, I can grab my pistol from the nightstand and hold it while getting dressed, then have a spare gun belt with holster and spare mags already in place on the nightstand that I can then buckle on. Takes longer to type this description than to do it. Don't be like "John McLaine" in the first Die Hard and get caught barefoot when you should be shod. Better to be shod than shot. ;)

    Oh yeah, since I wear glasses, they are on the nightstand, along with a cell phone. They will go on my face as soon as I'm dressed, and the cell into my pocket.
    I would advise getting some sort of safety glasses and keeping them handy, maybe with one of those "granny straps" that has an adjustment bead/ring in the back so that you can snug them to your face. Plaster/sheetrock dust, wood chips, etc., can ruin your day in a gunfight, 'cause you can't hit what you can't see.
  15. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

    I shoot in my rubbah slippahs all the time. Until you've spent a whole day at the range blasting away in complete toe freedom, you haven't lived.

    - Gabe
  16. Ol' Badger

    Ol' Badger Well-Known Member

    Good thing he doesn't pratice what he would do coming out of the shower!
  17. Nightfall

    Nightfall Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, the patrons of the range are protected from having to see me training as I sleep (nekkid)...

    Amendment VIII

    Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

  18. mormonsniper

    mormonsniper Well-Known Member

    So, do you use a one footed hold or a two footed weaver? Which toe is on the trigger? ... and from Rock45, he wants to know how you clear toe jams.

    :rolleyes: :D
  19. Nathaniel Firethorn

    Nathaniel Firethorn Well-Known Member

    Wore Tevas to the range the last time I went. Had a piece of hot .22 brass fall on my foot. :eek: :fire: :cuss: :cuss: :cuss:

    - pdmoderator
  20. Owen

    Owen Moderator Emeritus

    I used to shoot in my socks quite a bit.

    I wore sneakers quite a bit, but sneakers are terible for shooting air pistol, bullseye, etc...they make your wobble much bigger, becuase of the squishy soles.

    I would go to the range to practice, and realize I still had my sneakers on.

    So I would take them off, and procede to shoot

    I got a lot of strange looks. But then, at that range most people gave bullseye shooters strange looks.


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