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Stupid range rules...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by leadcounsel, Oct 7, 2012.

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  1. Saakee

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    blue targets? that's just training them to shoot men! That's incredibly sexist! Make the targets a rainbow! then of course the LGBTs would complain. You can never win.
     
  2. mf-dif

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    There is a pistol range that wont let you shoot any targets closer than 15yds. Another one around me magnet tests your ammo. Which I don't agree with because they sell tulammo and bear ammo. Buy it from them and you can shoot it. But if you bring your own nope.
     
  3. danweasel

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    No shotshells of any kind, even at your own target stand (they have semi-permanent target boards at my range).

    Supposedly my range is single load only too, but I was shooting 30rd mags through my AK, at an accurate pace of course, yesterday.
     
  4. leadcounsel

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    Oh, there is another stupid rule I forgot about: NO rapid fire. So that means no double taps.

    As far as the no "face" drawings, I wasn't aware of that when I did it. It just makes no sense at all. I mean, if it's a human silhoutte, then what's the difference if there's a face or not. All humans have faces, right? What if my training I want to shoot between the eyes, or in the eye or mouth? I can't very well if there's no eyes or mouth!
     
  5. RustHunter87

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    right, humans have faces, silhouettes don't. yours did that's the problem with it you gave it personality, you added "human features"
    i agree with the others you definitely need a new range
     
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  6. essayons21

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    Just do like Mel Gibson and shoot a face onto your silhouette. Problem solved!
     
  7. Warp

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    Some of the rules that gun ranges have are more stupid than the anti gun laws our legislatures pass. It's sad, really.
     
  8. JRWhit

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    Will it to me Riggs
     
  9. jcwit

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    Their range, their rules, don't like it? Attend the membership meetings, try to get elected into a position, or move on.

    What has been done here has done nothing or changed anything.
     
  10. Owen Sparks

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    Contrairy to popular belief the rules are not made for everyone, they are made for fools and treat everyone else like a fool. They are set for the weakest link or lowest common denominator. I shoot at a local dirt pit with no supervision and no rules.
     
  11. TrueTexan

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    A private range near me does not allow any human silhouette targets at all still allows animal silhouette.

    The range I shoot at requires. 2 second period between shots, except on the defense range and you have to join that separately and pay a monthly and hourly fee.

    The range charges a daily fee that you can shoot all day for $17 just no rapid fire.
     
  12. coolluke01

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    The range I belong to has no rules besides basic safety rules. It's great. Nice and free. No need to buy targets or ammo and for $35 a year you can't go wrong.

    Another local club that just started makes you buy their targets. If you bring your own you still have to pay $1 for each. Targets can't have a head at all. No silhouettes!
     
  13. Warp

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    What I can't get over is how every single rifle range I have ever been to (no, I haven't been to a ton) lets you shoot from anywhere you want...as long as it is seated at the bench. So. Lame.

    Almost have to go to an Appleseed just to shoot from an actual damn position.
     
  14. TAKtical

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    Dont give them your hard earned cash. I drive 40 minutes past my local range to shoot at an outdoor club that doesnt have ridiculous rules. The local range will only let you shoot ammo you bought from them and they want $37.50 for 100 rounds of 9mm. Thats .45acp prices! Lol. I dont know how some people stay in business.
     
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    there are several ranges near the house and unfortunately there are several rules that irritate me. I usually drive past the annoying ranges to the one I frequent, but that's life. Irritating rules include everything from no picking up brass to lever and bolt action guns must be single shot and must shoot seated with atleast one elbow touching the table. If you use a bolt action the action must be worked upside down to "keep people from shooting past the backstop"
     
  16. checkmyswag

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    OP...is this on a military range?

    I only go to Reds if I have to make it a short trip. Staff is nice enough but I do not like shooting indoors with a bunch of people I don't know.

    Much prefer a couple of the outdoor ranges her in ATX.
     
  17. saitek

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    over burdened with rule's

    man what is this world coming to ! my gun club is the better part of close to a 100 year's old we have rule's ,be a nra member,be safe , 1 hr aprxamate safety course .we used to be a coon hunters club .we have cmp high power military gun shoot's,iron sights ,military bolt gun shoot's junier cmp 22 shoots.pistol shoots ,trap shoot's ,black powder ,silouet matches. with over 700 member's we try foer camarady and a good time not so structured that it is a pain to get in whn ever you want,except for a sceduled meet . we all try to have a good time .
    oak hill's gun club :D
     
  18. EddieNFL

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    Spot on.
     
  19. Cluster Bomb

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    I have my own range. Common sense rules.

    Id find another range that's more American aka supports freedom
     
  20. jcwit

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    I've seen some of those ranges that support freedom, scary, REAL SCARY.
     
  21. Warp

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    It's really scary to allow more than 8 rounds in a magazine?

    Or allow zombie targets?
     
  22. rswartsell

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    Unfortunately if you invest your life savings in a range, and then open to the public (or even enough screened "members"), you will find that legislating rules is a "lowest common denominator" excercise. I have seen enough mall ninja, cowboy, I was a Navy Seal can't tell you where or I would have to kill you according to my CIA/Blackwater blacker ops contract, I saw it on youtube and read about it in Soldier of Fortune foolishness to give me some sympathy for where some of this comes from. Sadly we are not all reasonable responsible thinking adults. Firearms accidents are known for being cruelly unforgiving. The folks writing the rules are not guaranteed to be immune to foolishness either. Most are a mild irritant at worst, and if worse than that it is really on you to pack up for greener pastures.

    P.S. The picture in the dictionary beside insurance underwriter is eerily similar to the one next to pencil neck dweeb.
     
  23. jcwit

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    No, not really but I've seen ranges with freedom where the shooters place one of their kids at the top of the hill to signal when the farmer combining the field behind the hill comes in line of fire and then let the shooters know when the farmer is past so they may continue to shoot. This is while the kid stays at the top of said hill keeping look out.


    Yup there times total freedom is scary.
     
  24. Warp

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    Clearly the rules brought up by the OP, and being complained about within this thread, are of an entirely different nature than that.
     
  25. jcwit

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    Yes, but when one brings up freedom there are no restrictions, at least none that were brought up.

    You seem to be thinking "common sense" would prevail, I've yet to see that happen often in my 69 years.

    Furthermore the griping/complaining here about the range rules does nothing to correct the OP's problem, as I've already stated.
     
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