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How the French do it...................

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by tac, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    EuroStand Lorraine, Stand de Tir de Volmerange les Mines, Moselle.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=8&v=igKIrxYc1zI

    In case your French is a little rusty - there are -

    118 airgun positions - rifle and pistol - from age 8 up. All table-top electronic scoring.

    60 x 25m positions + 3 positions for rapid fire. Again, electronic scoring...

    75 x 50m positions...yup, more electronic scoring.

    25 x 100m...yawn...

    25 x 200m...yup.....including automatic re-setting metallic silhouette targets.

    Not too shabby, eh?

    tac
     
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  2. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Nice digs, but they still haven't ever won a war... on their own. :D
     
  3. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    Would it be too hard just to say 'hey, Guys, nice range facilities'?

    tac
     
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  4. Dreams of Steel

    Dreams of Steel Sherwood Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Hey guy, nice range facilities! I'd love to shoot in a place like that.
     
  5. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Yes... it is. I wasn't impressed with the snotty bastiges I encountered while stationed in der Duetchland... rude richards.


    Scenerio: Full dress uniform military event, multi-national military members attending.

    Me:
    Hi, how are you doing? I'm "Stomper". (Holds out hand to shake hands)



    (their reply in snotty "Inspector Clouseau" voice)

    "How nice for you" (snubs hand shake and keeps walking by).


    Now the British soldiers, THEY were a fraking HOOT, and we all had a stellar time drinking and talking the sheite! ;)



    Anyway, it is an awesome facility in the OP. You been?
     
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  6. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    Alas, I am too poor to go all the way to the South of France - instead, I have to go to Oregon and Washington instead. ;)

    tac
     
  7. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Money better spent! :D
     
  8. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Nice.

    I wonder if it wasn't air guns how rich the exhaust fans would need to be so they could suck out all the smoke from Bullseye, IMRPB with some FFFF in there. I guess the outdoor range is a different story.
     
  9. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    Á M. Dyjital - ce sont exactement mes sentiments!

    tac
     
  10. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    mais bien sûr, mon bon monsieur .
     
  11. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Just hazarding a guess here.... your exact thoughts/sentiments?


    LOL!
     
  12. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Nice range and I see semi-auto rifles being used. I wonder what their firearm restrictions are now.:eek:
     
  13. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    No full auto's?
     
  14. PaulB47

    PaulB47 Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    "they still haven't ever won a war... on their own."

    Ah, the obligatory dig against the French. I guess it's a reaction against the fact we badly needed their help in our own Revolution. :) Also, your facts need checking...
     
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  15. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I thought all their guns just shot out a white flag?!
     
  16. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    There are no full-autos in private ownership - legally - anywhere in the EU, unlike the USA, where they are not exactly falling out of the cupboard anyhow.

    The UK is the only country in the EU where semi-auto centre-fire rifles and carbines are prohibited.

    tac
     
  17. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    In the AWI it was the French Navy and French military leadership that made a winning contribution to your efforts.

    In WW1 the French suffered over a million and a half dead before the USA joined in.

    In WW2 the Free French made immense contribution to the war effort in North Africa and elsewhere, and although they did not fly with American forces, they certainly did with the Royal Air Force.

    Anyhow, this French-knocking is getting tedious, folks, perhaps it's time to move on to another target, eh?

    Thiérry Alleyne de Crespigney Foley aka tac
     
  18. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    So do you know what it costs to visit or belong to a facility such as that? In American $$ please.
     
  19. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    Natch -

    Annual Fees -

    Up to age 21 - $45.00 - permanent access.

    Adult - $170.00 - permanent access.

    Two adults at the same home address - $150.00 - permanent access.

    Adult - membership on daily payment - $75.00 + $18.00 pd.

    Spectator - $18.00 pd.

    tac
     
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  20. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Tac, I'm just joking.

    they are the butt of military conflict jokes, but couldn't be farther from the truth.

    Besides I love french fries.