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

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  1. tac

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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?

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  2. Stomper

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

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

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

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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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    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. ;)

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    Money better spent! :D
     
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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.
     
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    Á M. Dyjital - ce sont exactement mes sentiments!

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    mais bien sûr, mon bon monsieur .
     
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    Just hazarding a guess here.... your exact thoughts/sentiments?


    LOL!
     
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    Nice range and I see semi-auto rifles being used. I wonder what their firearm restrictions are now.:eek:
     
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    No full auto's?
     
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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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    I thought all their guns just shot out a white flag?!
     
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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.

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

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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.
     

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