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What do you do for fun (safe) things at the range?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Tman, Apr 2, 2005.

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  1. Tman

    Tman Member

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    Sometimes when going with friends at the range, sometimes bringing a variety of guns is enough. However, sometimes bringing the Delta Elite or the S&W 627 using the ammo with the biggest fireball is enough to bring a lot of grins and chuckles. :eek: :D What do you do to enhance your fun factor?
     
  2. P95Carry

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    Yep - fireballs good ........... :evil: :D

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    Then there is the sometimes necessary ''euthenizing'' of defunct equipment of various kinds ..... remembering of course to clear up after. :)

    First HDD to meet its maker, was perforated by .223's at 100 yds ... 5 from my Contender and 5 from caseydog's Encore. The Seagate had a coupla .454's at 50 yds!!

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  3. juggler

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    Shoot a LOT!!! Bring a variety of firearms and shoot 'em all :D

    Start with pistol ConTact (IDPA type), go to the skeet field, then shoot some pins and finish with the rifle range. The variety is a kick, especially when you go from focusing on the front sight and locking in the sight picture to forget the sights and keep the gun moving.

    To enhance the fun factor I guess I'd have to say the side-by-side competitions are the best……..that’s where we each engage targets simultaneously and see who is the fastest/most accurate.
     
  4. DSRUPTV

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    I really enjoy shooting platic bottles filled with water. Two or three liter bottles make big splashes but 20 oz. bottles are a little harder to hit and still explode pretty good. Just remember to clean up you plastic.
     
  5. Nathaniel Firethorn

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    A .22 ultimate works really well against an invading army of crummy Springsteen CDs :neener:

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  6. brokendreams

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    I always try and get some rapid groups in for fun. set targets like this



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    and shoot bottom left, shift, top right, and see your groupings. Change mag and repeat opposite.



    Also: Water bottles, as mentioned, are lots of fun. Baking soda and vinegar is also fun, and biodegradeable.


    Baloons filled with welders gas shot with tracers are fun, and safe if done correctly. Common sense must be used!
     
  7. PowderBurn

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    P95, I love that fireworks-at-dusk pic! About two months ago I used it as a desktop background at work (hope you don’t mind) and it never failed to get the attention of visitors.

    I too take particular pleasure in euthanizing old computer hardware. I currently have the carcass and viscera of an old Compaq laptop arranged in a stylish mosaic on a cherrywood file cabinet. When people stop by, they are compelled to reach for a piece to examine. That’s when I stridently caution them, “DON'T DROP THAT NOW!!!â€

    I wonder if I could apply for a National Institute of Arts & Letters grant to further my work…
     
  8. OH25shooter

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    The best fun I could have is to lug my computer to the 25' line and shoot it with my 44 magnum. I do not understand the workings of these 'drive-me-crazy' machines. Somedays it works great. Other days it just does not respond to what it did yesterday. Can't live with them...can't live without them. :banghead:
     
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    I'd like to know about this myself. There's an outdoor public range not far from here and I need to know what to bring for 9mm and .22.
     
  10. Valkman

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    At our private range we can shoot only paper targets, so we'll go out to the desert with our full-autos and shoot up whatever everyone brings. Freon and propane tanks, computer monitors, printers and hard drives, clay pidgeons and tannerite. Nothing like blowing stuff up! :D
     
  11. Standing Wolf

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    What I did for fun at the range this afternoon was shoot next to a guy who had a Smith & Wesson 500. Ow! Ow! Owwwww! My poor ears!
     
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    Falling plates, IPSC stage practice, draw/present/double tap silhouettes. Exterminate pagers.
     
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    Plates and Bowling Pins are fun, especially when there's a timer available.

    I also enjoying blasting dead HDDs and CDROM drives.
     
  14. Zach S

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    I used to rent the MP5, until he gave it away for a measly eight and a half grand.
     
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    my mom just retired from her job. My dad was already retired and is very glad he no longer has to hear the alarm clock in the morning. We're going to shoot it sometime soon for his revenge. :evil:
     
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    Reactive targets. Usually a big bag of cheap apples or oranges. Biodegradeable. :D
     
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    Chris, love your HDD degausser! :eek: :cool:

    The "exit wound" on the seagate is pretty cool!
     
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    Ever been totally P.O.'ed by rude, thoughtless cellphone users? Get hold of a bunch of dead cellphones and blow 'em away. Does wonders for your morale!

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    Practice Head Shots on Hostage Taker Targets

    You just can never practice tactical scenarios and their variations enough, but one thing I always try to do is challenge myself on taking head shots on the Hostake-Taker targets.

    I have a paper Hostage Taker target of a slime-ball holding a gun to a little boy about the same age as my little guy, and another of him doing the same thing with 'the wife'. I have tacked these on to my cardboard IDPA target and used them to work on my accuracy skills.

    While the scenario I'm practicing is seriuos business, I truly enjoy tactical skill improvement and in particular when I can show progressive improvement in my ability to put double taps where I want them. In the case of the hostage taker targets, I really focus in and launch on good shot straight at the eye-nose area of the hostage taker.

    Okay okay -- I also enjoy blowing up watermelons with my shotgun.
     
  20. Bandit01

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    Shoot pictures of ex-girlfriends.
    It helps to release stress. Afterwards, I'm usually cracking up.
    Sometimes, I'll buy a cheap stuff doll or stuff animal--something really cute and cuddily. I love blowing it up and seeing all of the stuffing on the floor :evil:
     
  21. GRB

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    The best fun I can have at the range is to bring along one of my children. My daughter has not shot in a few years but, my son still loves it.

    To make it more fun for both of us we:

    Use exploding targets. Really neat, commercially available, they make a loud bang when hit right. Have to be stored safely under lock and key.

    Use Cowboy and Indian plasttic men as targets, or those little green army men. Only about 2 to 3 inches tall.

    Shoot trap (we just started this last year - loads of fun).

    When I have been able to do so at a range, I shoot at cans. Just tin cans. They make a great target, and are quite reactive when hit.
    They clean up pretty easily too. Water bottles are next on my list of to dos, but with colored water in them.

    Tactical shooting is ok too but I do that more to train than for fun, although it is fun. I don't train my young one yet on this but maybe soon.......

    All the best,
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  22. Test1968

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    Fun at the range

    At the indoor range, I sometimes use the sillhouete target that has point values on the target from COM, to the extremities. I practice shot placement on the numbers.

    Another indoor fun game is taking those AOL cd's that come in the mail, and tape them to the target. I can usually get 6 on target. Reactive, and great exercise for shot placement.
     
  23. gezzer

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    tanerite!!!
     
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    Anything that explodes is great as a target. When I lived in Ca. (1978) we shot at the dump about 5 miles out of town in 29 Palms. Great thing about that was no clean up.

    Coconuts are fun. I guess its the liquid center and hard shell that makes for a spectacular event.
     
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    Ditto. TANNERITE! What a hoot!

    Here in Idaho, I get it at andersoncorner.com.
     
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