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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by GregGry, Jul 3, 2005.

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  1. GregGry

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    A couple days ago I was the a firing range, trying out a glock. As I was loading the magazine, I noticed a huge (about 320 pound) guy come in, and pull what appeared to be a glock, out of a case. He starts loading his magazine right when I prepared to fire. I did a quick cycle of 10 shots, and popped the magazine out, and sat the gun on the counter top in the stall I was in. I went to the table behind me to grab a new paper target, and I noticed the big guy was going to fire. I noticed that his paper target was about 5 feet in front of were the edge of his firearms barrel was:what:, I guess he was trying to practice point blank shooting lol.

    I looked away so I could grab my paper target. I heard him shoot a round off, and right after I saw light from muzzle flash (and the boom), I heard some concrete falling. Curious, I turned around and I moved a little to the right so I could see what happened, and I noticed that his paper target had no holes in it (the target is huge, the silhouette was about equivalent of a 250 pound man), and I noticed dust still falling from the wall that was to the right of him. He totally missed the target, and ended up having the bullet graze the wall :eek:.

    Since I didn't see his firearm right before he shot, I am assuming that he had an accidental discharge. I mean nobody is so horrible that they couldn't hit that big of a target from 5 feet away :what: or do people like that exist?
    Needless to say I left the range soon after wards, I wasn't going to take any chances. What about you guys, have any similar experiences :uhoh:
     
  2. TimboKhan

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    I shall blame the Glock....
     
  3. Joejojoba111

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    Was he doing some sort of quick-draw?
     
  4. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    Shot the ceiling. Racked the slide, brought the gun up into Full Sabrina (two handed hold with gun pointed up in the air - great for a photo of a pretty gal with a gun but poor for gunhandling) with finger on trigger. Then KaBoom! :uhoh: Glad no one was hurt. He needs to learn safe handling. :scrutiny:
     
  5. GregGry

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    I don't believe so, I saw him slowly raise his arms, I couldn't see the firearm directly. I am thinking maybe he tried firing, realized he didn't have a round in the chamber, cocked it, and somehow discharged it by accident.

    Whatever he did wrong, if he does it on a regular basis, he should have a gun lol.
     
  6. GregGry

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    Haha...

    I think he probably just discharged it by accident. The range was the worst I have ever been on, each stall was way too narrow. There was about 7 small stalls, rather then having 6 ok sized ones. My sholders would rub against the wall to the left and right of me :uhoh: That big guy probably didn't have enough room to properly shoot...
     
  7. Cesiumsponge

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    Been to a couple of indoor ranges. I always wondered who and how all those holes in the ceiling, walls, hangers/rail system thing, and floors were made. I was (thankfully) never around when there was a new hole made on something other than the paper targets.
     
  8. GregGry

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    Yeah, the range I was at was really bad when it comes ot bullet holes. Everywhere I looked I saw a hole :eek:. I wont be going back there, thats for sure.
     
  9. Black Majik

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    I blame it on Glock's grip angle. :D
     
  10. bogie

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    Hey, I'll admit it... I was at a conservation range here, fiddling with a jam in a Ruger .22, and finally got it to go into battery. Okay...

    Luckily, all I ventilated was the roof.
     
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    Depending on the season, or the amount of time I have, I'll shoot both indoor ranges and out...at the indoor [very nice and modern facility] the only thing I've ever really been worried/surprised about was a bullet hole in the resistant glass behind the shooters stations!

    Soon after noticing that, they put up a sign stating that all loading was to be done at the individual shooter's stations...making me assume that someone screwed up while loading?!

    Pays to keep your situational awareness up...even or especially at the ranges.
     
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    At the range yesterday, typical gangbanger-type next to me starts blazing away with his Glock, one-handed (not sure if it was sideways or not), full magazine dispensed, two shots on a typical silhouette target at 6 yds. LOL.

    Greg
     
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    typical gangbanger-type next to me starts blazing away with his Glock, one-handed (not sure if it was sideways or not),

    It wasn't - you didn't hear any screams, did you ?

    If you really hold most automatic pistols that way, the ejected brass will fly right back into your face at high speed, right around eye level.

    Bad BAD idea.. but don't take my word for it, ask any ER Staff in LA how many folks they get in with face/eye damage from this lameass stunt.

    -K
     
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    Ugh! You did not just refer to chambering a round in a Glock as "cocking it" -- did you?? :barf:


    I'm going to assume you meant "should NOT have a gun"...

    -Jeffrey
     
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    you know, simply for the sake of having a little fun, I have shot my P90 sideways, and I never got dinged by brass. Not only did I not hit myself with brass, I didn't hit the target with lead, but that was sort of expected.
     
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    That's two too many.

    -Jeffrey
     
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    We get the typical gangbanger types out at the public range I go to. Very entertaining to watch them shoot. I had one ask how I could shoot so well and I politely said I practiced. I then commented that most CHL holders practice a fair bit. You never know when you might have to defend yourself against some gang banger who can't hit the broadside of a barn. His response was "yeah, I dig it". I doubt he ever figured out I was refering to his type.
     
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    :D

    That reminds me of the outdoor range time I got on Friday. I probably erased it from my mind temporarily because I was pissed about it. When we got there, we saw two younger guys with a pistol grip 12ga shotgun firing off slugs up and down the lanes of the rifle range for no reason other than to shoot the plywood target stands I would guess. My friend and I was there took the two rightmost lanes and another fellow on the leftmost lane while these two clowns were running between us blowing stuff away.

    Needless to say, the guy on the leftmost lane left and later returned with a range officer who gave them a stern screamin' to. After calling a cold range, we went to get our targets and I heard some yelling. I turned around to see the RO yelling at the shotgun wonders for carrying and fondling their gun while myself and the other fellow were on the range. Argh :barf:
     
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    it may have been a reload that squibbed
     
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    I've seen lots of people miss at five feet. If you clench your teeth, squinch your eyes closed, take a deep breath, and start trembling in fear, you, too, can miss at five feet.
     
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    JEEEZZZ_ and I thought it was just my normally held Kimber that blasted empty casings at my eyes.. every time I shoot it I have at least five or six cases hit me in the face.
     
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    Reminds me of the time I was at the indoor range when a woman came in who appeared to either be a security guard or a part time police officer.
    Runs her target out to about 7 yards, fires about 5 rounds and the whole target hanger assembly came crashing down.

    She shot the cable!! :eek:
     
  23. Joejojoba111

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    "I have shot my P90 sideways"

    I'm still pretty jealous, but not as jealous as when I thought you had an FN, as per my initial reading.
     
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    Oh man... I just had to comment again.

    I stopped by the range today, some guy with a shaved head and goatie, kinda weird lookin' shot next to me today. (Left side)

    Brought out his beautiful Stainless Custom II. At least he has good taste!

    Fired off what looked like two magazines worth. First 4 shots missed the target at 15 yards (At least this was farther out than the original poster's gangbanger). Finally the 5th shot hit the right arm. I stopped shooting because his brass was ejecting into my booth. :( But I did watch and enjoyed it too.

    By the end of a few magazines, I coulda used his target since there weren't any holes in the bullseye. :D


    The guy to my right though was rockin' his Beretta 92FS, shot the hell outta the 10 ring. I admired his target. :evil:
     
  25. nyresq

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    hey, even a broken clock is right twice a day.... :D
     
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