Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by DMW1116, Apr 18, 2021.
and where I've interacted socially with other shooters: making new friends and meeting old ones. I must say, recently I've experienced more of these good range trips lately. I think people in general, and maybe gun people in particular, are just overjoyed to finally being able to get out and about and do their favorite stuff and be normal persons living their normal lives again.
Most times even though it's nice to have the place to yourself, some good people will show up and often they are very experienced and generous with information and alot of tines offer to use their guns and it can be alot of fun.
Why just the winter months?
Range days are always fun lately, I go hang out with friends, make noise, and "clean" up the random berm debris......
99% of the time if its load development, or testing a new gun I want to be alone and left alone so I can concentrate. I haven't done serious load development in a year or two at this point, and my "testing" has been lackadaisical at best.....some times I get frustrated with myself, most of the time I just dont care that much anymore lol.
Ill get back into it more seriously tho, Ive got some projects I cant screw around with like I have been if i want to get anywhere......
We called these folks “masterblasters”.
I watched two shoot up two cases of Chinese 7.62x39 through two AKs and an SKS. Four people who were already present left after they got started. They got really rambunctious after witnesses left, shooting up range markers and most any thing else present on the range. Left all the spent steel cases.
After they had exhausted their ammo supply and loaded up preparing to leave. I approached them. Neither had signed in (State WMA range on U.S.Army Corp of Eng. property). Neither had ID or DL. Ended up taking both to jail for criminal trespass on WMA. One had outstanding warrants, and one of AK’s was reported stolen.. impounded vehicle, expired tag...
To top it off, I got the entire episode on video tape! As I was working a stakeout for littering and dope deals in parking area.
They had a BAD day at the range!
@GooseGestapo that needs to go in a "what made you smile today" thread.
Good story thanks for sharing!
What caliber were you using to shoot the head off a Q-Tip and get an edge-on hit on playing cards?
And what distance? Sounds like some pretty good shooting, regardless.
I love a happy ending. Good job.
My son moved back from CA a few months back and I finally got him to the range. The new Glock 43X I got him was a bit of an incentive. His friend from Sacramento was visiting and we shot the 43X, Beretta M71, a Yugo AK, my IDF-clone AR, and an "Israeli" Mauser in 7.62. I shot each gun once and watched the boys play. Made a dent in my ammo supply, but a good time was had by all.
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