GUN I've never been to an actual range before, what is good range etiquette?

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  1. springy101

    springy101 When god comes and calls me to his kingdom, I'll t

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    Like when you are done shooting a weapon do you put the trigger lock on and put it away or can you leave them up on your bench?
     
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    Don't take idiot friends. :uh: (I'm telling myself that for a reminder :o)
     
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    Depends on the range. When im done shooting I just lock the slide and keep the weapon pointed down range. I leave all the guns on the bench when at an indoor range. At the outdoor range where people walk to put up their targets, the range master says all the commands and all you do is listen to them. He stands in a booth pretty far back so he sees everything. Guns are put in a small box and rifles have a rack before he calls the "clear to walk down range" command. Just read the rules and ask questions.
     
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    you can leave them on the bench as long as you are there with them.

    ALWAYS keep the muzzle pointed down-range.

    If you are at a range where you walk down-range to setup targets, then always yell ALL CLEAR and wait for everyone to confirm before you walk down-range. Likewise, yell READY and wait for everyone to confirm and put on eye/hearing protection before you pickup your firearm.

    Never handle a firearm while people are down-range.
     
  5. Sardaukar

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    When I'm done shooting, I put my firearm away. That way the range officer doesn't have to spend time verifying that it is unloaded.

    If your brass is hitting someone next to you, put up a partition if possible. Some people really hate that.

    ALWAYS obey the RO commands and you'll be fine.
     
  6. t1h

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    i leave the bolt open to show it doesn't have a round chambered, and if i'm done shooting that weapon it goes back in my truck. that said, my local range is unsupervised
     
  7. springy101

    springy101 When god comes and calls me to his kingdom, I'll t

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    Can I hold one Mosin in each hand and shoot in the air in celebration?
     
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    Just tell the RO it's your first time there and to go over the rules. A lot of public ranges have rules for mag capacity and rate of fire. If there's someone near you put up a screen or partition. If there's only a few people there and you have a particuarly loud gun, a considerate thing to do would be to sit as far away from other people as possible. I know when I'm out shooting my .22 I don't want someone with an muzzle braked AK sitting right next to me. Other than that just follow RO commands, and keep your gun pointed down range (I see someone fuck this up every time I go out).
     
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    Sitting far away is a definite yes with my M44, damn that fucker is loud.
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    My buddy just got a brake on his AK and I have to say it's twice as bad as any nagant I've ever heard. The thing is a fucking cannon.
     
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    Some people?:rofl: Are there some who like it?:rofl:
     
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    The range I go to makes you get off the concrete during ceasefire.

    Alot of people don't get it and the RO yells at them.
     
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    I think thats what this one is too. There is a yellow line behind the benches you have to stand behind or something.
     
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    Yeah same deal, slightly different construction.

    I don't know why people don't get it. The RO is very clear in his instructions.
     
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    People are stupid. :hs:
     
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    i wonder what it would feel like to shoot a mosin off-shoulder...
     
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    I'm one of those that doesn't mind. I just wait for them to finish their string of fire before I begin.
     
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    Yea i dont mind flying brass either, till it gets caught between my collar and neck.


    Just talk to the RO, most are bored and would love the conversation anyway. Ask basic rules and let me knows its your first time. They rather tell you all out then have you make a mistake you dont know about.

    for our range its
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    CIESE FIRE- ALL WEAPONS UNLOADED WITH THE BREECH OPEN ON THE BENCH
    step behind white line
    RO checks gun on benches
    ALL CLEAR TO POST, CHECK, AND RETRIEVE YOUR TARGETS
    STEP UP TO THE LINE AND COMMENCE FIREING


    everying in bold is the main RO in the tower.
     
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    It's such a simple instruction.

    I've seen many negative reviews of the range I go to. Most of them are about how the RO is too stern and well yell at you. Well, yeah he's going to say something if you put a pistol down with the slide forward during a cease fire. He never bothers me. I do what he says.

    He did give me shit about wanting to shoot my 10/22 on the 100 yard range. lol That was worthless.
     
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    It depends on the range you're at and how many people are present.

    The one range I've visited in Flint is usually pretty empty and will let you do what you want for the most part. When it's packed, you have to do the usual stand behind the line and wait for the all clear signal to go down range. The RO usually checks that are slides are locked back and then gives the word.

    You get the powertripping ROs on occasion, too, so watch out for those douchebags.
     
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    I shoot out in the country at a private range out in the middle of nowhere. There's a creek runs through there and animals and birds all over the place.

    People keep it clean and picked up and the grass gets cut once a week. It costs $10.00 a year no shit.

    90% of the time I'm all by myself, or with my son.

    I have never needed some overbearing motherfucker screaming at me telling me what to do or where to stand.
     
  23. xpinchx

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    At my range there's a yellow line behind the benches you have to stay behind during cease fire. I was shooting with my dad and after I posted targets I went over and talked to one of my buddies that just showed up for a min. I hear the RO yelling and I turn around and my dad is sitting at the bench loading a magazine :hs:. Later that same day we were trading guns and he sweeped the whole line with my loaded WASR :hs:. Luckily noone saw and nothing happened but you can be I freaked out on him. That was our first time shooting together and I told him all the rules ahead of time but I emphasized "No matter what you do, keep the gun pointed down range or at the ground." :uh:

    It's hard being the child of two parents who are anti-gun. At least I got my dad to go out with me. :hs:
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    You understand that state-run parks need those rules in place for liability reasons, right? Most people out in the country have a great amount of respect for firearms, but it's a whole different story at DNR parks just outside the city. Just last week I was talking to this guy and I asked what he was shooting and he pulled up an XD40 that was tucked in his jeans. He didn't have a case for it or anything. Some people just don't know and need to be told.
     

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