GUN first range fire

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  1. cabriolet

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    Went to the indoor range last night, while shooting some brass about 7 yards down just caught on fire. Turned around and saw the guy jumping the counter with a fire extinguisher, so unloaded and locked the slide back and stepped away from the line. Guy put out the fire and just said "you can resume firing once the lights come back on".

    I sent a text message to a friend that works there on the weekends "dude I just caught your work on fire" and he responded "Ahh...good 'ol range fires, they always add some excitement to the day"

    So do these happen often? I'd never experienced one before.

    I looked over at the people staring at me like I just murdered their first born child and said "Guess my shooting is just on fire today" :mamoru:
     
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    Sarge21 Frau am Steuer Ungeheuer!

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    guy just jumped the counter before making the line safe?
     
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    Seriously...
     
  4. cabriolet

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    There were only 3 people in the range (about 30 minutes before closing time) and we had all stepped back and were looking around. He probably should have yelled a cease fire and made sure everyone cleared their weapons, but I think he was more concerned with the blazing inferno. :dunno:
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    so what exactly caught on fire? paper target, target frame actual building structure/bullet stop? I'm unclear you out shooting some brass and then something 7 yards down range burst into flames? Where were you aiming were was your target and what kind of ammo where for firing?

    I guess when it get dry around here a fire extinguisher might be a good idea for the outdoor range in the national forest.
     
  6. cabriolet

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    there was a pile of brass 7 yards down the range, and I saw a spark fly out and down there, next thing I know the brass was burning, and no I wasn't aiming for it.
     
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    Odd, how fresh was the pile of brass? was your brass rolling down there? So all that was down there was a pile of brass and gunpowder residue.
     
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    I didn't notice any of my brass making it down there, the pile was there when I first showed up. It must have just accumulated through out the day. That's all it was, once it flared up, the corner of my target charred, but that was it.
     
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    This is the first time I've heard of an indoor range fire I think, but the outdoor ones are relatively common it seems especially with steel cored commie ammo and dry brush around.
     
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    I just find it funny that you address you sister as his wife.
     
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    Might be his wife's brother's wife :dunno:
     
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    Wouldn't your brother-in-law's wife be your sister? If not, let me know.. I suck with famiry trees. :o
     
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    Damn it that works.

    Apparently I have been spending too much time hitting the books :wtc:
     
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    You guys are fucking confusing me :squint:
     
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    Went :o
     

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