Newbies at the range

Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by Jack B., Jul 7, 2020.

  1. Craig_VA
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  2. Blue Jays

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    Could you imagine the howls of laughter cruising up to the local range in THAT funky hat? Too funny! :D
     
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  3. Jim Watson

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    Looks good to me. Keeps the sun off your face and neck, clearance for ear muff hearing protection.
     
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    I joined a club a few years ago, took my 10 yo grandson out to some state land that I hunt, so know it well. Anyway, his first time out in the woods, second time shooting, we were in the middle of a shot string, 18 Rds in the m 60 marlins, when a car pulled up, guy got out and proceeded to walk right in front of our hot firing line. Had him stop, point the muzzle in a safe direction and wait. 10 minutes or so later I unloaded my rifle, then had him unload his with muzzles pointed in that same safe direction. Picked up targets and left.

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    Now I shoot here, 300 meter rifle range with steel plates at 300 meters, and target stands at 100 - 300 yds.



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    Grandaughters first trip to range.

    As long as they don't turn it sideways it will work well.
     
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    At Parris Island along-long time in the past if you came of the firing line with the bolt closed on your M14 the PMI would have you practice opening bolt by pressing your nose on the operating rod (hand) lever. On my property I have my own handgun range thus I don't have to worry about the competency of others. I am also a land share owner in a shooting association with a diverse-experienced membership thus everyone is encouraged to be their own safety officer.
     
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    I am just glad I have private property to shoot on! I have not been to a range in over 10 years. I've been muzzled so many times that I just lost it one time at a dude at a range! I consider myself very lucky to have private property right around the corner from my house to blast away how I want to when I want to with only myself or someone that I invite.
     
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    not at the private range , but at a public range I am always leery of the stuff that takes place at them . people just walking downrange while the line is hot or new people continuing to shoot while the range is cold . but other wise I always enjoy seeing new people keeping the sport or hoby alive and well .
     
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    As a newbie shooter, I am leery of public ranges for the same reason. I am trying to get my kids comfortable with firearms and teach them good habits and safety. What I've seen at the public range or two I've been to is frightening. I prefer going to ranges owned by shops, or private club ranges. Even for Archery for that matter.
     
  9. Jim Watson

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    I am amazed at the number of gun board posters with their own shooting ranges.
    I personally know very few. So are we seeing self selection and a bit of bragging?
     
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    I think it's more a matter of geography. Even though I live in suburbia, there are a few very large plots of land that are privately owned near me, and the landowners both hunt and shoot on their properties. I don't know these people personally, but I know they exist. Truly, if you have a bunch of land, and can comply with the local regs, why not? Where I am, there can be no property within 100 yards of the "shooting range". Other than that, there are city regs that have certain requirements and regulations, but they aren't terrible.
     
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    I second that.

    Being dangerous and uneducated are two different things. Dangerous behavior gets reported, someone struggling is offered assistance.

    Hello- I couldn't help but notice........ where did you learn that........ Maybe this would be easier, more efficient - more safe.

    And oh by the way..... keep your finger out of there until your ready to fire....

    Didn't mean to detour the thread - but I see your point.
     
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    I could have really used that hat. Was qualifying for a dcm m-1 at a range near Ione CA. 113F and sun was right where it burned all our necks. Wound up using paper towel tucked under our caps as sun sheilds. Burnt the livin' poop out of us anyway but got the M-1.
     
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    I have uzed a handkerchief draped over.my head and gathered on top under my cap. Looks like the French Foreign Legion.
     
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