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I just DON'T like shooting indoors!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by boalex207, Dec 27, 2007.

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Indoor ranges vs. outdoor ranges

  1. Bring on the elements ! I wanna be OUTSIDE.

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  2. I shoot outside when nothing else is available.

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  3. I shoot indoors when nothing else is available.

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  4. I shoot indoors exclusively. Otherwise, I might get cold or wet.

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  5. Couldn't care less. Just give me a gun !

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  1. boalex207

    boalex207 Member

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    I have shot at some very nice indoor ranges. But, all things being equal, I would rather shoot at a crappy, run down, outdoor range than a brand new state-of-the-art indoor facility.

    I just think shooting outdoors is the way God intended !

    I'll shoot inside when there is no other convenient option, but otherwise give me an outdoor range......

    what say you ?
     
  2. davepool

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    I don't like them either, the lighting is bad,they're expensive, and people get pissed when i pull out the S&W .500 AKA flame thrower:). We have a great outdoor range in Phoenix, 5 bucks to shoot all day, it's maintained by the state Fish and Game department, and has one of best safety records in the country
     
  3. scrat

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    outside only. apparently people do not like me shooting my black powder handguns indoors
     
  4. BridgeWalker

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    I've never shot indoors and have no plans to start.

    Shooting outdoors in the winter is just a way of reminding myself that I don't *really* want to go camping this week *that* badly. :eek:
     
  5. Constantine-p89

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    Outside 4ever
     
  6. Phydeaux642

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    I shoot indoors a lot at Bass Pro. It's $75.00 a year to join and I can go whenever I want. I would like to shoot at an outdoor range, but there is nothing all that close to me. Plus, I usually shoot at night and the outdoor ranges around here are daytime only.

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    "Phydeaux, bad dog....no biscuit!"
     
  7. possum

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    i prefer to be outdoors especially when i am at range that they don't mind or care what drills i do ad how i do em, as long as i am safe of course. but i don't mind the indoor ranges. i am kinda restricted to what i can do and can't in there, but i think the indoor ranges really make you work on the fundamentals alot more than i normally would at an outdoor range.
     
  8. Thain

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    I prefer outdoors, but... somestimes its just too dang cold. (Those days are my wife's turn!)
     
  9. Black Majik

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    I prefer shooting outdoors, but sometimes it's just too hot/cold to be outdoors. When the urge to go shoot comes... indoors does well too.
     
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    strictly outdoors, even in the winter.....it's worth it
     
  12. rero360

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    yeah, shooting indoors is no fun, you get bullet holes in all your stuff, plus its always louder, neighbor always complaining "You shot my cat through the wall!" wah wah wah, what a bunch of complainers.

    although I will say my couch is awfully comfy, makes those long strings of fire much easier than a hard bench. lol.
     
  13. elderboy02

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    I have to shoot indoors as there are not many outdoor ranges nearby.
     
  14. Tommygunn

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    I shoot blackpowder revolvers and have only shot one indoors once, when the outdoor range I usually used was closed. I didn't particularly care for it since the lighting wasn't really good, and when you're charging the gun you really like to be able to see the powder in the cylinder chambers.
    I'd asked permission to go there before I left and the range officer okayed it (that range didn't normally take BP guns but since I'd called and agreed to come in at the final relay, they OKayed it). I would not go to an indoor range again.
     
  15. M2 Carbine

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    Years ago I had an indoor 50 foot range in the barn. Didn't enjoy it much. Only shoot outside now.
     
  16. Black Adder LXX

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    Down here there aren't many places outdoors that don't completely suck to shoot at. There wasn't an option that didn't make exclusive indoor range sound like wussies that hate to be cold, so I went with the 'outdoor when nothing is available' one, even though it never gets cold here...

    I would like to go outside, there is no good option here though...
     
  17. boalex207

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    I phrased it to tilt that way :neener:
     
  18. JackOfAllTradesMasterAtNone

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    I shoot indoor Bullseye league in winter only because we shoot evenings and there just isn't enough daylight. But come spring, summer and fall, we shoot all other competitions outdoors. There are year round shoots outdoors on the weekends rain or shine. We're a private club though. I suppose that helps.

    -Steve
     
  19. Big Boomer

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    I've never shot indoors, what's it like?
     
  20. rdrancher

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    Yep, the one right behind my barn. :D

    rd
     
  21. Fast Frank

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    Well, shooting at an indoor range DOES have some advantages.

    Like the electric targets.

    See, at an outdoor range we have to all stop shooting at the same time, clear our weapons, make sure the range is clear, walk down to the targets, change our targets, walk back to the firing line, wait for the Bozo who ran out of staples to do it twice, make sure the firing line is clear, and then we can start shooting again.

    With electric targets, we won't be doing any of that.

    Want a new target? Just push a button and the old one comes to you.

    I can keep shooting while you do that.

    Also, the target isn't at a single fixed distance.

    Want to shoot groups at 10, 15, and 25 yards for a contest?

    No problem... go for it!

    It really makes a shooting session more pleasant when you don't have to organize everybody for target changes.

    Also, the indoor ranges often have bullet proof steel reinforced booths for the shooters.

    It makes me feel a little better about standing five feet away from somebody I've never even seen before while he handles a cheap nine millimeter.
     
  22. gbran

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    We only have one indoor range. It has 8 lanes. Because of the air filtration system for lead, the fans blow so hard that the hanging targets move enough that precision shooting is not an option. But the real problem is that cold outside air is circulated inside and it's so cold in the winter with the wind chill factor, you're usually warmer shooting outdoors.
     
  23. Valkman

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    I have shot many thousands of rounds indoors but I'd much rather be outside, mostly because of the noise and having to double up on ear protection. Besides, I have BLM land right across the road! But anymore when the wife insists on going to Vegas and shopping I'll go to an indoor range. Better than nothing. :)
     
  24. Feanaro

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    I would prefer an outdoor range but don't have that option.
     
  25. loop

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    Shooting indoors makes the pictures fall off the walls and the roof leak (personal experience).

    Besides, a .357 in an eight by 12 room makes my ears hurt.

    So far missed the pipes under the floor...
     
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