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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Kalashnikov, Jul 12, 2008.

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  1. Kalashnikov

    Kalashnikov Member

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    Does anyone else enjoy some tunes while they shoot? One range is kind enough to play music over their loudspeaker the day. Usually it's country or soft rock, but if it's a slow day and just me and my friends. I can convince them to play some Rage Against the Machine.

    Anyone else listen to music while they shoot? What kind?
     
  2. Hk91-762mm

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    Rage against the machine --Whats that??
    NO-I never listen to music at the range and rarely in the car.[Ask about the young girl who pulled out in front of me at deaths intersection with her sterio blasting and windows up. ]
    Why- Back ground noise covers up sounds I want to hear -we all wear ear protection at the range -and I want to be able to hear that squib load going off and I want to be able to hear a warning shout from someone else.
    My buddie and I have a lawn service -we mow and trim graveyards Buddie has those head phones with radio If I need to get his attention I have to throw something at him :cuss:
    Better to have no extra noise at the range where your trying to concentrate on range safety and shooting skill.
    Besides Im too old to get a good sight picture when Im head banging to rage against the machine----I keep hitting my forehead against the scope !:)
     
  3. CBS220

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    I want to be able to hear what's going on at the range. Aside from the booms, that is.

    If there were some drastic need to stop shooting, I would like to be able to notice as quickly as possible.
     
  4. kingpin008

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    I have to agree - I'll listen to music in my car, and pretty much anywhere else, but at the range I'd prefer to be able to pay attention to the sounds of the gunfire and the commands from the RSO.

    How are you able to listen to it anyway, with proper hearing protection on?
     
  5. armoredman

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    I agree with the others, unneccesary distraction, unless you are mentally replaying your favorite movie with you as the hero, and the target stunt doubling for the bad guys. In that case, get a good video game. otherwise, seriously, bad idea. If someone came to the range and started blasting music, I'd leave. Happened once at the free range we have here, a car load of young individuals who left the car doors open to blast mariachi music at club sound levels, while unlimbering thier AK clones. I left.
     
  6. Vicious-Peanut

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    I'm with kingpin. I listen music in my truck, at home, anywhere, but I would not want it at the range. When I have my ear muffs on all I can here is the thump thump of bass anyways.
     
  7. Joey_the_Wolf

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    To me, the gunfire is the sweetest music, lol.
     
  8. KiltedClaymore

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    i started a thread like this awhile back. one poster said it best "when the fecal matter hits the occilating ceiling-mounted turbine, it aint gonna be dead quiet. there is going to be lots of very loud and distracting noise. music while shooting trains you for this."
     
  9. CBS220

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    That's not a very smart tact to take. When you are at a range, the music isn't preparing you for SHTF.

    The music may be distracting you from important safety commands and instructions.

    I'm referring mainly to people who use MP3 players while shooting, not so much those who use a loudspeaker system, unless the loudspeakers are REALLY loud.
     
  10. bakert

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    I'm another No Music or Horse Play while shooting type. I don't want any distractions. I do listen to both classical and bluegrass music while visiting THR though.:)
     
  11. Bwana John

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    I find attacking with bagpipes, Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries , and "Guns and Roses" as loud as possible scares the crap out of the enemy.:what:

    Might as well train as you intend to fight.;)
     
  12. KiltedClaymore

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    RUN!!!!!!!!!!! WILLIAM WALLACE IS COMING!!!!!!!!
     
  13. neviander

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    Hoo, listening to Rage while shooting, that would at LEAST conjur images of Al Queda members on your target. DESTROYYY!! Rage tends to rile me up.
     
  14. MaterDei

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    L v Beethoven and JS Bach are always in season. I also listen to Gregorian Chant when shooting, usually something from the liturgical season that is underway at the time. Generally I like the Easter and Advent seasons the best; the introit 'Ad te levavi' being a particular favorite.

    YMMV
     
  15. KiltedClaymore

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    angy music+shooting= stress ball that doesnt make your hand tired.
     
  16. oneshooter

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    1812 Overture anyone? :D

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    Livin in Texas
     
  17. neviander

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    lol
     
  18. Stevie-Ray

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    Haven't you guys ever seen Iron Eagle?:D J/K Actually I'm of the no music while at the range crowd, as well.
     
  19. benEzra

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    I sometimes listen to music to focus before a match. Sometimes it's U2's "Elevation," sometimes Vangelis or Emilie Simon or Evanescence, depending on my mood. Most recently it was "Eye of the Tiger," a favorite from waayy back.

    I have no problem with people using mp3 players at the range. If a range provided music over loudspeakers, though, I'd leave, because the sound quality invariably sucks and it would probably be something I didn't like, per Murphy's law, played too loud..

    I don't shop at gas stations with those annoying loudspeakers in the pumps, either.
     
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  20. esmith

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    No i don't listen to music while i shoot. But i do imagine making a symphony of gunfire. You know, have different guns shooting off at different times. You have your mosins, which are your low big booms. Your ARs, which are higher pitched. Your SKS, standard booms. And on and on.
     
  21. Lostfantum

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    The only things I want to hear at a range is the range commands and gunfire. Music would be a distraction.
     
  22. Mongrel

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    I'd be curious if this were an 'age' thing. And I mean that in the most objective way...

    We've all heard, seen, and figured out on our own that having one's mind filled with all sorts of chatter...er...entertainment is pretty much the norm today especially amongst our younger brethren.

    I don't care for it myself, in fact I rarely play music on the road. And it has nothing to do with whether I like music or not (one of my 'other' hobbies is playing drums in a band or two), I just get tired of having my head assaulted with noise all day long.

    Believe it or not, I find the intermittent quiet of the range relaxing-hahah.

    I know from talking with several '20' something vets from our latest conflict, they get seriously pumped on heavy metal and the like as much as possible. Not sure if that includes firefights or contact with the enemy but I'm sure they would if they could.

    Maybe I'm just too nervous by nature to relax?

    Anyway, the point is moot where I go because there is a range officer and it wouldn't fly if you couldn't hear his commands.
     
  23. Nate C.

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    Hard to achieve 'zen' with music playing...

    Peace and quiet helps me focus, relax and decompress. Visual or auditory distractions impede that.
     
  24. Yosemite**Sam

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    I like tunes like Guns & Roses "Welcome to the jungle" just before I run a combat course of fire. Kinda gets me pumped up.
     
  25. TonyB

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    does hearing the SWAT theme song in my head count?
    Did any of you guys have "theme songs"when you would play as a kid?Mine was SWAT(from the old show)...I still catch myself humming it sometimes(I know....dork);)
     
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