Most ridiculous things heard in an LGS or range

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  • Mr. Ed

    This IS my Happy Face
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    Jun 8, 2009
    7,380
    Edgewater
    I was at Cindy's the other morning (super nice place and staff, BTW) and overheard half of a phone conversation with an employee and some random caller. The caller wanted to know if he/she would be allowed to shoot in the prone position. Most of the staff, as well as those of us waiting for lanes were amused and surprised that anybody would even think about laying on the floor to shoot at a 25 yard target. Especially with the knowledge of what was likely on that floor after tens of thousands of rounds.
     

    sundazes

    Team Sub 28. Former 365
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    Nov 13, 2006
    16,158
    Arkham
    I was at Cindy's the other morning (super nice place and staff, BTW) and overheard half of a phone conversation with an employee and some random caller. The caller wanted to know if he/she would be allowed to shoot in the prone position. Most of the staff, as well as those of us waiting for lanes were amused and surprised that anybody would even think about laying on the floor to shoot at a 25 yard target. Especially with the knowledge of what was likely on that floor after tens of thousands of rounds.
    I have seen small bore competition shooters shooting prone at indoor ranges.
     

    Hibs

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    Dec 23, 2015
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    I was at Cindy's the other morning (super nice place and staff, BTW) and overheard half of a phone conversation with an employee and some random caller. The caller wanted to know if he/she would be allowed to shoot in the prone position. Most of the staff, as well as those of us waiting for lanes were amused and surprised that anybody would even think about laying on the floor to shoot at a 25 yard target. Especially with the knowledge of what was likely on that floor after tens of thousands of rounds.
    At face value that seems like an odd request. But, I'll throw this out there. The military still requires shooting from the prone position as part of the pistol qualification table (required for officers). So, perhaps it was a young officer stationed locally that was trying to improve their marksmanship abilities on their free time?

    (likely not but you never know)
     

    MaxVO2

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    *****I've taken pistol classes where we had to shoot from the prone position, side position, getting knocked on your ass position, and dominant/non-dominant hand shooting around barriers and such - sometimes prone as well. Distance varied, but usually the targets were less than 20 yards away as we were indoors.

    What's on the floor after tens of thousands of rounds at a gun range worries me much less than what's on the ground of a private room at a strip club after guys have shot off tens of thousands of their rounds! :shocked3:

    Sticky... Don't bring your best shoes...Below pic is of a gun range, not a strip club.. Second and third pics are of a strip club.. :)
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    Mr. Ed

    This IS my Happy Face
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    Jun 8, 2009
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    Edgewater
    ***** What's on the floor after tens of thousands of rounds at a gun range worries me much less than what's on the ground of a private room at a strip club after guys have shot off tens of thousands of their rounds! :shocked3:

    Ewwwww!
     

    PapiBarcelona

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    Jan 1, 2011
    7,082
    I've taken it even more ridiculous where I've been on my back practicing off hand, seated, movement/retreating, whatever I felt like doing

    What the deal is Im a member of two different PA clubs and whenever I show up there's no one else there. Literally the only person at this entire club.

    It's amusing though and utterly ridiculous to practice any of that since all of us have watched the countless OIS bodycams/tik tok/IG of criminal suspects to know that they stand still and you'll always be on two feet and able to shoot 1 round every 5 seconds to defend yourself.
     

    abeaty

    Not ignored by gamer_jim
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    May 5, 2011
    5,412
    Bel Air
    The first time I ever went to a range, I rented a gun from them and bought some of their ammo to go shoot at their range. I had a ton of trouble loading the rounds into the chamber so I could fire it. I went to find an employee for help and it turns out they sold me the wrong sized ammunition for the gun I rented. Thankfully, it was too big (rather than too small) so didn't fit into the chamber.

    Of course they started screaming at me for being dumb. I pointed out to them that I rented the gun from their employee and bought the ammunition for it from the same person. They shut up pretty quickly.
     

    MaxVO2

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    Sorry, maybe I wasn't clear enough. Theirs a 300 yd berm there. Plenty of benches/room for prone. Its a local club.
    *****Having been an RSO and an NRA Instructor for some years now, I can assure you that there are some gun owners that no matter how big or close the target may be, they can and do miss it - rifle, pistol, shotgun, etc..

    Almost always, good instruction and some drills and practice can improve just about anyone, but some people take a bit longer before they are even reasonably proficient shooting even at closer distances almost regardless of the firearm used.

    The range I belong to has positions on the rifle range designed for prone shooting (nice concrete pad as well as a flip top flag to let other shooters on the range know someone is shooting prone and may be hard to see, etc..). We have a few competitive shooters that shoot their match .22lr rifles from the prone position at our 25-50 yard pistol ranges, sometimes a bit closer when they are doing some drills - mebbe other ranges allow this as well for smaller caliber .22lr type rifles at closer distances.

    Never seen anyone shoot their Barrett M82A1 .50cal with Schmidt and Bender 10X scope at the 25 yard range, but perhaps some people just wanna work their way up from the 25 yard range to the uhhh... 1000 yard range... :lol:

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    Sirex

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    Oct 30, 2010
    9,132
    Westminster, MD
    NO JOKE

    Way back when Bollingers held their Guns and Grub cook outs and shoots, Bobby had a guy there that was a "police firearms instructor" supposedly. The way the range was, they did rifle shooting for a while at a distance, 75-100yds, then range went cold, and people went up to the steel gongs closer up for pistol shooting, and no rifle shooting. I guess the rule was you could carry pistols in holsters, and rifles on slings, but no magazine was to be in the weapon until ready to shoot. Problem was, I brought my SKS, which has, a fixed magazine. I had the bolt open, slung on my shoulder, muzzle up and chamber flagged. I walked up to the rifle bench to shoot, and the "police firearms instructor" had a fit and yelled about my carrying the rifle with the mag in it. Now, nothing I was saying was going to make it any better, so I just shook my head.

    It gets better. We transition to the pistol range, and he's going on about how you need to be able to trust your pistol. You need to be able to throw it down, in the dirt, kick it around, and trust it will be able to fire. I was NOT doing that with my brand new CZ75. And I trust it. Then he proceeds to tell everyone how elite he was, and he, and his people are so good they can stand downrange and shoot targets out of their hands. He asked something like, if we knew how dangerous that was, and the guy next to me mumbled, "Almost as dangerous as carrying a SKS".

    PLEASE, for the love of God, tell me someone here attended that, and remembers it. Bollingers had a few Guns and Grubs meets, which I really did enjoy, and they did post pics here a long time ago, but I think they're gone now. But, it was announced here on MDS, so I hope someone here remembers it.
     

    jc1240

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    Sep 18, 2013
    11,799
    Westminster, MD
    I went to a Guns and Grub once. I don't remember it all that much beyond some chicks and hot brass from full auto don't mix
     

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