Dangerous shooters at the range

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Re: Dangerous shooters at the range

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Post by dukalmighty » Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:23 am

I just passed the NRA RSO course,I usually in the past when I see unsafe behavior will let them know and ask if I can teach them something.then I take the time to do a little instructing and gun safety training,sometimes I'd rather teach somebody than actually shoot and anybody we can teach to be a safer more competent shooter is a win for our sport.
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Re: Dangerous shooters at the range

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Post by Jumping Frog » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:57 pm

CHLLady wrote:Newbie question:

Why are you not supposed to rapid fire in an indoor range?
Every indoor range I've ever seen has bullet holes in the ceiling.

Generally, a gun's muzzle rises under rapid fire.

A gun firing upwards like that is typically going to miss the backstop and thus create a safety hazard.
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Re: Dangerous shooters at the range

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Post by dukalmighty » Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:05 am

Jumping Frog wrote:
CHLLady wrote:Newbie question:

Why are you not supposed to rapid fire in an indoor range?
Every indoor range I've ever seen has bullet holes in the ceiling.

Generally, a gun's muzzle rises under rapid fire.

A gun firing upwards like that is typically going to miss the backstop and thus create a safety hazard.
Most holes I've seen are from poor muzzle discipline ,trigger control,people that don't know how to shoot trying to teach somebody how to shoot by handing them a loaded gun with little or no instruction,People sitting on a bench and firing a handgun or rifle without looking past the target to see where the rounds will end up,if you look from the side you can see the barrel is angled up and will hit the ceiling if they fire.
We had 2 kids hit at a school in Hidalgo County about a year ago,the shooter was sighting in a rifle on a makeshift range with no backstop about 1/2 mile from the school,his rounds went over the brush behind the target and struck 2 kids outside at basketball practice.One kid was paralyzed and the shooter is going thru the court system on a variety of charges due to his negligence.
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Re: Dangerous shooters at the range

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Post by bdickens » Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:38 am

CHLLady wrote:Newbie question:

Why are you not supposed to rapid fire in an indoor range?

Most ranges say "no rapid fire." Outdoor ones, too. It's because of all the yahoos who would otherwise show up and spray bullets everywhere because they can't shoot decently.

I have actually gotten away with rapid firing at a couple of ranges, probably because I don't go wildly burn off a whole magazine at once but instead fire 2-5 round strings that all hit the target with reasonable accuracy.
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Re: Dangerous shooters at the range

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Post by howdy » Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:52 am

I recall at the old DPS range in Austin, the tin shelter and wood support ABOVE the shooters were full of holes.
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