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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 05-09-2013, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
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Best "Stupid Person at the Range" story

You are going to love this one. So I decided to go out to the range and test some new loads I made. As I was setting up my bench I noticed this pretty young lady looking down range (the range was cold at the time) at her boyfriend moving their target stand about 100 yards away. She was waving him left and he was moving it little by little and then all of a sudden she walks past the caution line, sits down on the bench, sholders the rifle they had and starts looking through the scope and then telling him "Left a little more" !
Of course all hell broke loose and the range officer to this credit disarmed her faster than I thought was humanly possible and what does she do next? Starts going off on the range officer for touching her!
She was escorted off range and I am not sure what happend as he gathered up their things and that was the last I saw of them.
Now here is something I don't understand. In California (I was at a range in Ca when this happened) you do not have to take a range safety course before you step out and start shooting and this is in a state that has bullet buttons and 10 round mag limits but in places like Texas that has some of the best freedoms for gun owners (Garland public range for example) you have to complete safety course before they let you out. WTF?
California is the most backward gun state I have EVER seen.. It's also one of the most beautiful states I have even seen but it's run by morons..

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You are going to love this one. So I decided to go out to the range and test some new loads I made. As I was setting up my bench I noticed this pretty young lady looking down range (the range was cold at the time) at her boyfriend moving their target stand about 100 yards away. She was waving him left and he was moving it little by little and then all of a sudden she walks past the caution line, sits down on the bench, sholders the rifle they had and starts looking through the scope and then telling him "Left a little more" !
Of course all hell broke loose and the range officer to this credit disarmed her faster than I thought was humanly possible and what does she do next? Starts going off on the range officer for touching her!
She was escorted off range and I am not sure what happend as he gathered up their things and that was the last I saw of them.
Now here is something I don't understand. In California (I was at a range in Ca when this happened) you do not have to take a range safety course before you step out and start shooting and this is in a state that has bullet buttons and 10 round mag limits but in places like Texas that has some of the best freedoms for gun owners (Garland public range for example) you have to complete safety course before they let you out. WTF?
California is the most backward gun state I have EVER seen.. It's also one of the most beautiful states I have even seen but it's run by morons..

Morons.
I'd bet it was her first time at a public range, because that crap doesn't fly at any range.
In Jersey, sadly there is no safety training either, (at public ranges) which is why I never go a public range anymore. Too many folks who think it's cool to go to the range for the first time.
Paying a yearly fee for a private range is so worth it.....
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Hmmm, this isn't the best story but when I was taking the required safety class for a CCW in VA a lady in the range wave a loaded revolver in my face when she spun around to ask the instructor something. She was so scared of holding her pistol she was shaking the entire time. I did a barrel roll and she got chewed out pretty bad but they still passed her.

Another time at a buddy's farm my friend thought it would be a brilliant idea to unload his 12ga steel target shot rapid fire at a bent up steel drum from 5yds away. Now I was about 25yds back standing by the truck and still managed to get peppered a bit. Somehow the shooter made it through clean. Didn't break the skin or anything but it could have been worse.
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What scared teh shit out of me is when i walked into the indoor range and saw bullet holes in the stalls separating the shooters
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What scared teh shit out of me is when i walked into the indoor range and saw bullet holes in the stalls separating the shooters
Yep. I've also seen holes through the gun rest.
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This one isn't terribly stupid, but mildly amusing.....


So I was at http://thegunstorelasvegas.com popping off some rounds after a bad day at the tables. I believe I was using an MP5 and Beretta that day. Anyway my buddy nudges me while I'm reloading and says hey take a step back and have a look at this, this should be good. There's this guy about 6'2 maybe 130 lbs soaking wet lugging a SAW into the range. So range master gives him all the instruction etc etc. He gets the box setup and lets him have at it. I couldn't actually see the guy himself but looking downrange all I saw was a spray of bullet that went from just below the target to swooping right up into the ceiling. Poor guy had no idea of the recoil on that thing I guess.

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This wasn't unsafe as far as range safety would go, but very stupid tactically. When I was a firearms instructor at my dept, a lot of the old school guys would raise their hand in the air when their weapon would jam and wait for the instructor to come over to clear the jam. You would be surprised how hard it was to stop them from doing that and clearing the weapon on their own. I remember seeing video of actual shoot outs where an officer's weapon would jam and he would raise his hand during a shoot out. My football coach use to say, what you do in practice is what you do in the game.

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What scared teh shit out of me is when i walked into the indoor range and saw bullet holes in the stalls separating the shooters
Damn, that would freak me out, I have not see that one yet!
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Hmmm, this isn't the best story but when I was taking the required safety class for a CCW in VA a lady in the range wave a loaded revolver in my face when she spun around to ask the instructor something. She was so scared of holding her pistol she was shaking the entire time. I did a barrel roll and she got chewed out pretty bad but they still passed her.
Good Lord They still gave her a CC pass ????
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I am the VP of our local sportsmans club and the range committee chairman, I was informed of some idiots shooting late in the day and it soon became too dark to see their targets so one of the morons went down range and held a flashlight right next to the bullseye so his buddy could see it in his scope!!
Needless to say they are no longer allowed on the range!
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Damn, that would freak me out, I have not see that one yet!
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I am the VP of our local sportsmans club and the range committee chairman, I was informed of some idiots shooting late in the day and it soon became too dark to see their targets so one of the morons went down range and held a flashlight right next to the bullseye so his buddy could see it in his scope!!
Needless to say they are no longer allowed on the range!
genius!!!!!!!!
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I happen to live in a part of the country where you practically don't need RO's. If you act a fool, I'll let you know, and so will half a dozen other people on the range. I don't have any crazy range stories, but I've heard some good ones on the interwebs from places where guns aren't so prevalent.
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What scared teh shit out of me is when i walked into the indoor range and saw bullet holes in the stalls separating the shooters
Wow I'm so glad our indoor range has steel plate between the stalls.
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Well I can finally add to this thread, and the ironic part is it was MY first time at the range and I have a story about some guy I met there.

So I get in line to see the cashier and get to talking to the guy in front of me. Basically nice guy, young, probably mid to late 20's, runs a Discount Tobacco down in the city (chicago) and tells me about his guns etc etc.

Anyways, this is my first time on the range, I've fired guns a handful of times before with friends in the woods, but I knew this was a little different so I did my research on Range etiquette. I also went alone, so I was a tad nervous getting on the range and trying to make sure I didn't do anything wrong or anything that would make me look like an obvious fool.

Long story short, the guy ends up in the stall next to me, lets me shoot his pistol, and when I hand it back to him and compliment him on it, he smiles, nods, says "Yeah, I'm pretty good with it too", turns to his target and rapid-fires his entire clip(magazine*) at the target.

Range master comes running over and chews him out about no rapid-firing on the range, or any range for that matter.

Funniest part is a week later I run into the same guy at the range, and he goes on a rant about how that rule is bullshit and there's no state law banning rapid-fire at ranges
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rapid-fires his entire clip at the target.
Clip? So did he have a Mauser C96?



Or maybe a Steyr Hahn 1912?



Or could it be a S&W 1917, perhaps?






...or did you mean magazine?
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sorry sorry, magazine. I know that pisses you guys off myself.
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I like that old revolver .

The rule as far as I know is basically because idiots rapid firing it is easy to lose control of their firearm. That and it often annoys others concentrating.



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I like that old revolver .
I'd love to have a Broomhandle Mauser just for its historical significance, even if the ergonomics would take some getting used to - they are just expensive as hell...

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The rule as far as I know is basically because idiots rapid firing it is easy to lose control of their firearm. That and it often annoys others concentrating.
Yep and despite there being no state law about it, private ranges can make and enforce any safety rule they want
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Well I can finally add to this thread, and the ironic part is it was MY first time at the range and I have a story about some guy I met there.
Did you shoot the BHP?
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