GUN So there was an ND at my local range this week

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  1. Accord

    Accord New Member

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    This Wednesday there was a ND at my local range (Markham Park). It's pretty surprising that it happened there because Markham has got to be one of the most strict shooting ranges in the country, you're not even allowed to touch your weapon or bring it to the firing line with a range officer's permission and whatnot, so it's surprising that an ND actually happened.

    Supposedly the ND happened when someone was putting their rifle back in it's case on the back benches and the bullet went through the back building and into the Broward Sherriff's Office satellite office room thing (nobody was in there at the time.

    Now Markham has gotten even more strict, they removed all back benches and are putting gun racks on the firing line so your weapon never leaves the firing line and they're now limiting the amount of shooters at one time to 8 shooters for every 1 range officer and during the week there's mabye 2 RO's there at one time and about 30 shooters at a time with 50+ open lanes, on the weekends all lanes are taken and you can expect a wait time of upwards of 90+ minutes just to get a slot on the range, now the waiting is going to be even worse with the 8 shooters per 1 RO limit.
     
  2. Fidel Castro

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    that sucks. Good thing i dont goto Markham.
     
  3. krott5333

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    theres always a few idiots that ruin it for everyone else
     
  4. Accord

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    I would never go to Markham, but they're the only rifle range even remotely close to me so i've got no other option.
     
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    At the indoor range I was at last weekend theres a row of benches behind the booths. As I was walking out some kid sitting on the bench just finished loading the chamber of his revolver and closed it as I was leaving. It made me uneasy, but I was leaving.
     
  6. Gaunt

    Gaunt blood for the blood god OT Supporter

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    damn that sucks. guess you have to get there before they open so you dont have a line to wait in.
     
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    Dayum. At my range it's a free for all. No RO, no nothing. Open 24/7 and floodlights at the pistol range to boot.
     
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    does being part of a gun club and at a private range eliminate some of the retards? i'm thinking of joining a private rod and gun club
     
  9. krott5333

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    im a member of a private club, $30 a year.. 9 times out of 10, I'm the only person on the entire property :bigthumb:
     
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    Threads like this remind me how lucky I am to have the range I belong to close by.
     
  11. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    I only go to ranges that allow big boy rules.
     
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    i undersstand ND means something like "a bullet accidentally firing" but what does ND stand for? im a gun nub.
     
  13. krott5333

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    negligent discharge
     
  14. Accord

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    ND=negligent discharge
    AD=accidental discharge
     
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    thanks
     
  16. Accord

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    All non-intentional discharges are due to some form of negligence though, there are no "accidents" :cool:.
     
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    i love the NRA Range, the RO's are nazi's, it makes things nice and safe :cool:
     
  18. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    No, you get the illusion of safety.
     
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    you are right, you'd be much safer at a busy range with no rules what so ever :cool:

    no range is 100% safe
     
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  20. Gaunt

    Gaunt blood for the blood god OT Supporter

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    we dont have any ROs at the public range, just make sure you have somebody there to watch your back
     
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    The range i go to is owned by former cops and is mostly used by cops. No one really monitors you, they just ask what you're firing when you take a lane. (indoor, handguns only) Theres only like 8 lanes but a couple are always open :bowdown:
     
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    Man, that would be pretty freaky. The ranges here have RO's sometimes they are jerks, most of the time they are nice guys who just want to make sure no one gets hurt from stupid people.
     
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    :werd:


    i :love: being out there by myself
     

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