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Is this a "Range Ninja"?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by bushmaster1313, Mar 18, 2012.

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  1. bushmaster1313

    bushmaster1313 Member

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    Went to the range today and there was this guy who talked incessantly to anyone who would listen offering loud unsollicited advice and smoking a smelly pipe.

    I hear poorly and through my hearing protectors I learned more about him, his reloading and his guns than I needed know.

    "Range Ninja"

    "Rangeanderthal"

    "troglodyte"

    Any other non-obscene names?
     
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  2. Positivity

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    Mall commando?
     
  3. ObsidianOne

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    Target? Oh. That wasn't very 'High Road'. Retracted.

    Perhaps Uneducated?
     
  4. buck460XVR

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    Nuttin' new, just an everyday Know-it-All. They're all over the place. Sounds like he didn't offer you a hit off his pipe tho. Only thing worse than a Know-it-All is a bogarting Know-it-All.
     
  5. bushmaster1313

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    Definately a "range know it all"

    I did learn one thing:

    It is possible to talk too much about guns"
     
  6. Positivity

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    I have a gun know it all in one of my classes.
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    It's so bad that if I hadn't have been pro gun before meeting him, just listening to him go on and on may have made me an anti!
     
  7. mortablunt

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    Gecko 45? Nah, just a lot of Aspergers who like guns.
     
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    There's usually at least one hanging around like a lingering flatus at most ranges. Best tactic: smile, say "hi", shake hands, and turn right back around to what you were doing. Range time is far to precious to waste it listening to some blather.
     
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    Could be that he's just an overbearing know-it-all. Could be that he has no one else to talk to. Could be that whoever it was that he did talk to about shooting died. Could be a little of each. People like that are looking for something. One never knows.......
     
  10. longhair75

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    At the indoor range I frequent, people seem to mind their own business. Most of the time, I am there to shoot, not socialize, so it suits me.
     
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    I have one in one of my classes as well. Had my Smith & Wesson shirt on, so he started talking to me. Apparently too a .223 to the leg, and his dad bought him a Barrett for $8000. Didn't say what kind, which is something you would know for $8000. Just a generally abrasive person.
     
  12. NG VI

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    Probably a very lonely guy.
     
  13. Calhoun

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    Thanks buck460XVR, this is the best thing I've read all day.
     
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    I had a guy like that at the range a few weeks ago. I'm glad I treated him with respect and patience. I found out later from the range officer that he had recently lost his wife and was lonely, looking for friendship.
    Don't know your pipe smoking persons situation, but I've seen this on occasion at my VFW and American Legion. Sometimes guys who have lost their lifetime partner are just looking to fill a void in their lives....Always be respectfull, you never know? :rolleyes:
     
  15. Inebriated

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    This.
     
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    Nah. A range Ninja would be the guy I saw yesterday. Shooting a highly accessorized M4 prone from 20 yards. My 20 yard double tap groups were smaller.
     
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    Yeah,everyone is fighting some sort of personal battle. It may be that talking guns is just a diversion from their pain.
     
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    My local range "ninja" is a hoot I tell ya. He's known as Happy Rounds because he says thats what he shoots "happy rounds"
    He'll clear the range and take of running/jogging and dive onto his stomach(like a basball player going into home on a bang bang play) scan right, scan left and fire. He'll roll from behind one 50 gallon drum to behind another. All the while wearing blackhawk tactial pants, a tactical vest and a got sig? hat.
     
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    Often times I let them talk. Some people are just lonely. I have run into a few at the range who just want to talk to somebody. Now, I have run into people who are just a pain, but they would be a pain about any subject. I just take a page from Skinner and ignore poor behavior. It is easier that way. By the way, I too wear gun tee shirts mostly when I am working in Chicago.
     
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    thefamcnaj's post is the perfect illustration of a "range ninja".
     
  21. GAF

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    “It's the empty can that makes the most noise”

    proverb from somewhere
     
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    Can you elaborate on your intelligent response.
     
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    Always be respectfull, you never know?


    agree
     
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    Lonely old man doing his best to make friends?
     
  25. Inebriated

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    It means "I agree". No need to get catty.
     
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