GUN Employer started a shooting league today.

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  1. DC

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    Once a week, starting the first week of April. 100 people in it. This month is nothing but safety / basic shooting classes. It's been a while since I shot, but I didn't do too bad. We just used basic Ruger 22 pistols today, Mark 3's I believe.

    First magazine I went through, I don't know why, but I was really nervous, like shaking legs nervous. 15 feet, six inch target, and I missed two out of ten shots :wtc:

    Finally, we took the targets back to 25, I loosened up, and started to remember how to shoot. :bowdown:

    I really liked the employees at the range, they were all really friendly...and what was awesome is they had a jar and every time somebody violated one of the four cardinal rules, $2 went in the jar which goes towards a free gun safety class for kids. Broke some people's bad habits REALLY quick.

    If anybody in the local area reads this, the name of the range is 'Sim Trainer' and I highly recommend it.
     
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    Looking forward to the leagues / classes. The first few weeks are just standing pistol leagues, moving into rifle leages, then into tactical pistol leagues. I'm really looking forward to the tactial leagues.
     
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    Also, they have an indoor rifle range, but only accept calibers up to .223. After that, they said there's too much of a concussion, and they've had issues with the lights / etc blowing out with higher caliber rifles.

    I'll never find a good place in ohio to shoot my AK. :hs:
     
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    Cool story bro
     
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    so how much money was in the jar at the end of the day?

    like $350?
     
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    Honestly, at $2 a pop, we had 25 people in the class, there was at least $70 in the jar. Mostly repeat offenders, and most of the people doing it were the people that were 'experienced'
     
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    Random question. When I'm not right on the money when I'm shooting a pistol, I seen to be about 3-4" to the bottom left at 25 feet. Would that be me anticipating recoil most likely?
     
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    Anticipating recoil with a Ruger 22?
     
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    Scope it and go to Vandalia Range and Armory.
     
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    But like said...dunno why you would be doing this with a .22
     
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    Looks like it's actually jerking. Probably my trigger pull. It's funny. I actually don't do it with my .45.
     
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    Dude there are state parks with shooting ranges all over Ohio, we have 2 that are less than an hour from Columbus ( one in Delaware and one at Deer Creek State park), I've been to both and you can shoot your AK there. It's cheap, also - $5 for a day pass or $24 for an annual pass. Bring your own target stands. It's not super long distance, but in delaware they have a 100yd rifle range and a ~25ft pistol range. Same at Deer Creek but they also have a 200 yd rifle range, looks like. Heres an aerial view.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=&ie=...734,-83.263621&spn=0.004584,0.011319&t=h&z=17

    They also have a shotgun range for shooting clays, bring your own thrower and everything. Questions let me know.
     
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    :eek3: Until this thread I didn't realize how many awesome outdoor ranges were out here. I want to build an AR soon, and I need a better CC pistol. Fuck me, my life is going to get expensive :rofl:
     
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    i grew up shooting at the ohio division of wildlife ranges and hunting on state land all over northeast ohio :wavey:
     
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    Yeah, I feel kinda guilty because in my group of shooting buddies we have one guy who has a SHIT TON of rifles and handguns and the rest of us have one or two guns. This guy brings out his .22-250, 7mm rem mag, his AR, and some other weird caliber rifles with expensive as fuck ammo :o He's a super cool dude though and lets us shoot all his shit, I just try to buy ammo for him whenever we go.

    Last time we went he mentioned a few days later "next time we go, we're going back to my place afterward and having a cleaning party" :rofl:
     
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    Spring Valley isn't too far and Miami Valley Shooting is between Vandalia and Huber Heights. They should both let you shoot there.

    VRA is an indoor, underground 100yd computerized range.
     
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    What do you mean by computerized?

    When I hear computerized targets I think of Sius Ascor ones that are used for ISSF shooting and around 5k per lane.
     
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    These monitors at the bench.

    http://www.etsys.co.uk/Civil Monitor.htm

    Here's a pic of the range. It's under the shop, all concrete, 100y. You can shoot up to 50cal Beowulf. You can climb into the alley and shoot prone too if you want. Kinda expensive at $18/hour, but nice when there's a foot of snow on the ground.

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    I can't believe that someone has the balls to put those in a public range.
     
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    Why? It's been a couple of years and they've been fine(aside from the guy who shot military tracers and caught the backstop on fire last year).
     
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    I've seen some pretty retarded people in public ranges and ones that can't shoot for shit.
     
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    :rofl: was that at VRA?

    Freaking tards.

    I know once I was in there, in the pistol range, and some assbag was unloading a 12 gauge from the hip at a paper target at like 10 feet, with buckshot. What does that do for you, other than wasting money and destroying target. It's not like he was even improving his skill.

    Edit: By the way, since you're on the FD in the Dayton area, I'll ask. You can PM if you don't want it public. What precinct / area do you cover? I know a lot of the Vandalia FD guys and a few of the Bethel Township FD guys.
     
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    Yep, VRA. They were closed for like 9 months while they repaired it. :rofl:
     

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