Weird experiences at the range??

Dznuts

New Member
Had any weird or what the !!! moments at the range? Here are a couple of mine

A possum crosses the range, stops in the middle, looks around, and then presses on into the woods...

A guys AK variant jams, then he looks down the barrel to "find" the problem with said cartridge still in battery..

Shooter has a OJ carton full of water on the pistol ledge, and fires at it point blank. I wonder what he thought the out come would be...

Two guys show up to the range with way to many weapons, and too much ammo.... oh wait that's most of us here!!
 

fordnut

Active Member
Sounds like you were there when Clicker showed up and started unloading...

The weirdest time I have had was when this Yuppie and his 10 year old showed up. He had just bought his 10 year old an AR-15....and just handed it to him...with a full magazine...The boy was just running around between the firing line and the parked cars and trucks...just like the kid he was....

I finally got tired of a chance to get shot...I grabbed the guy and told him if he didn't take the AR away from his kid, I would...And, I think he believed me...

Everyone at the range was glad that he took the AR away from him...They left pretty soon after that...

Some people should never have kids...or, be allowed to leave the house without a keeper...

Steve
 

buddyb

New Member
A few years ago 2 guys at the Pickens range were shooting 6 inch groups,at 200 yards with 45 autos.I looked at both guns and one appeared to be a bone stock,80 series Colt 1911,and the other was a Ruger P-97.
 

Shrapnel762

New Member
when I was a coach at P.I. I was reviewing a recruit's data book while he was in the sitting position. he started fidgeting around to adjust his position, and I got a condition one M16A2 muzzle touching my face. there was a nice carbon ring on my cheek.
 

kg4kpg

Member
Shrapnel762 said:
when I was a coach at P.I. I was reviewing a recruit's data book while he was in the sitting position. he started fidgeting around to adjust his position, and I got a condition one M16A2 muzzle touching my face. there was a nice carbon ring on my cheek.
:shock:
Now I'd like to know the outcome of the recruit. :mrgreen:
 

Shrapnel762

New Member
I took him behind the tower and the range officer and gunny directed unkind words at him. One of his DIs said "don't worry, he's gone". Didn't see him again.

I pushed the muzzle away and yelled at him to unbuckle his sling(had a loop around bicep) and cleared the weapon myself. all I wanted was that weapon out of his hands. Instead of stomping him I was more in shock and disbelief once I had control of the situation.

We had one who wasn't going to qualifly on qual day calmly invert his weapon and shoot himself in the foot on the 300 yd line. That was an interesting afternoon.
 

Pops

Administrator
buddyb said:
A few years ago 2 guys at the Pickens range were shooting 6 inch groups,at 200 yards with 45 autos.I looked at both guns and one appeared to be a bone stock,80 series Colt 1911,and the other was a Ruger P-97.
I use that trick, shoot the target before you put it out then even if you actually hit it at 200 yards waht's one more hole?

;)

Pops
 

Frost

Active Member
I was at RPM range with some guys Pops and I used to hang with.
One took a Mountain Dew can and told us he was going to shoot the eye out of the can at 25 yards with a Beretta Bobcat chambered in 22lr.
Now we all knew he was kidding around he was a good shot but not that good.
He set the can on the post at 25 yards, flipped the gun up fired one time and knocked the can off the post.
When he recovered the can the bullet had passed through the opening left by the pull tab.
Total fluke that he was able to pull it off, he would not even attempt to duplicate the shot.
 
In OSUT I saw an 18 year old with an inability to follow instructions and two eyes that went in two different directions that had never touched a gun before manage to shoot the following scores on three consecutive days:

Pre-Qualification: 11 out of 40
Test: 7 out of 40
Re-Test: 23 out of 40 (ETA: 23 is the bare minimum to qualify Army Basic Rifle Marksmanship)

The interesting thing was that during his re-test this kid was all alone on the firing line while everyone else was moved to another area. A second drill sergeant laid down in the lane next to him to "shoot for fun" simultaneous to this kid's re-test. The kid shoots like crap, can't see anything straight (got in trouble daily for uniform, personal effects and bed making being crooked or askew) and magically goes from a single-digit score to exactly enough to pass?

Saw the same kind of crap on police ranges for inservice. Can't fire a 10 or 20 year veteran officer simply because he can't do his job. That'd be mean.
 

Frost

Active Member
I was at the indoor range one afternoon signing in when a guy came in with his girlfriend.
As I was signing in he was regaling her with stories of his prowess with a handgun.
As I was putting on my "eyes and ears" I remember wondering if this was the first time she had been to a range.
The couple came out onto the line and chose the bay next to a really tall old man with a white beard shooting a Glock.
He ran a target out and began firing, he reeled it in and I could hear him making excuses.
He did this twice and then the third time he ran it out the old guy with the Glock started shooting his target.
By this time there were so many holes he could not tell there were to many holes.
He put up a fresh target and ran it out.
When he brought it back this time there were once again shots scattered but the x-ring was chewed out.
I heard him tell her "I just had to warm up".
I will give him this, he was smart enough to quit while he was ahead and started showing her how to shoot a pistol with the rest of his ammunition.
Any guesses who the old man was?
 

Frost

Active Member
Honestly I don't remember.
I do remember that my wife back when she was my girlfriend kept me on my toes at the range.
She was pretty good shot.
She had a good teacher though :roll:
 

PCShogun

Member
At Boggy Head, I had my Mosin Nagants and discovered a frying pan lying in the dirt. I pick it up and set it handle down in the berm with the back of the pan facing away from me and me shooting into the "Pan" portion.

I was amazed to find that my rounds had passed completely through. When I got home and started cleaning my guns, the neighbor came over. I showed him the holes where my rounds had cored through the metal pan. He looks at it for a moment and then says, "Did you notice this?"

One round had hit the lip of the pan and been deflected down the inside edge, it hit the corner and skidded along the bottom of the pan (you could see the lead trail it left), hit the opposite side and, apparently, came back at us on the firing line at some point, making a complete U turn.

Thankfully I heard no breaking glass and no one dropped. Lesson learned: Shoot at the back of the pans from now on.

Second most memorable? When the EMS guy started walking down range while everyone was still shooting.
 

Dznuts

New Member
I was at boggy head on aug 29. A guy with a rc car with a balloon tied to it, proceeds to drive it to the close range berm and it doesn't have the power to make it there. So this guy walks out in front of the firing line on the right hand path to retrieve the car while the line is still hot. We all shouted at him to get back and he did. This guy is a major danger to himself!
 
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