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What's the dumbest thing you've seen at the range?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by d1esel, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. d1esel

    d1esel Ridgefield WA. Member

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    I saw this on another forum. And thought it would interesting to get some local experience on this subject.
     
  2. KENOC

    KENOC Portland area Member

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    Deer walking out onto the middle of our range while we are shooting.
     
  3. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    A guy that obviously likes to talk with his hands doing so with a gun in his hand.
     
  4. JAFO

    JAFO OR, USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    A shot up fire extinguisher with no bottom set over the top of a bottle of tannerite. This missile of twisted and sharp metal launched from about a 90 yard firing line to about 15 feet behind the firing line where it landed on a Ford Explorer roof. Spectators were sitting on tailgates all along that row of cars.

    Remember kids, Tannerite is a target. It should not be used as a means of propulsion for any other object.
     
  5. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I saw a guy break out his pot pipe and smoke away. I decided it was time to go...
     
  6. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    An off-duty police officer shooting five feet in front of a live firing line.

    Keith
     
  7. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    LOL... Army Grunts using live .45ACP FMJ rounds (inserted nose end first) as hearing protection!! :thumbup:
     
  8. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    idiot bump-firing an AK...
    Almost fell over backward. That would have ended well...
     
  9. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    A guy & his kid set up their target stand right in front of a sign that said "Set targets beyond this sign" (or something like that). They then proceeded to shoot many holes into the sign (because it was right behind their target).

    Range master came out and make a huge stink about it - kicked them out of the range. I kind of felt sorry for this guy & his kid because clearly they didn't know what they were doing & I doubt the kid had a very positive experience shooting as a result of this.
     
  10. sbwool63

    sbwool63 Clark County, WA Member

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    that is hardcore, seeing as how many cops goto the range.
     
  11. UncalledForGabe

    UncalledForGabe Aloha Or. Member

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    Some dudes firing a shotgun down range when his buddies were setting up targets DOWN RANGE! Idiots...
    I believe one of the things the shooters yelled was "Dont worry, we're not shooting at you!"

    I've also seen some individuals completely wasted their first time shooting. I left as soon as I could. Even left my target stands down range because i didnt feel like getting shot at :)
     
  12. KENOC

    KENOC Portland area Member

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    I admit, that SOUNDS stupid, but seriously, unless someone sticks a firing pin in their ears, they have more of a chance of getting accidently shot by the guy next to them than they do of a round magically going off in their ear.
     
  13. Sandman86

    Sandman86 Portland Member

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    38's fit my ears perfectly. :thumbup:
     
  14. doobee8

    doobee8 Salem, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I did read a poster for lost and found at ARPC in albany. It read something to the nature that someone had LEFT their MP5 FULL AUTO SUB-MACHINEGUN at the range and came back and it was gone! Please return it! Not sure if it was ever returned or not. Stupid? Kinda, sorta, maybe.
     
  15. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    How about .380, 9mm and .357 ?.............:D
     
  16. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    LMAO... well admittedly I was one of those Army grunts (I was 19) :p , because I thought the same thing you just stated, but the range master was walking the line and caught the dummies one position upstream of me and started to chew the snot out of them in his loud Oklahoma accent, dang that was a FUNNY tirade!!! I promptly removed my "field expediant" hearing protection and escaped an "Alpha Charlie".... I grew up into a responsible NCO (before I ETS'd), and I have never done that since, though... I'm now 42.5 and plan to go well into my 90's... unless I'm turned into a bar of soap or a lamp shade in a FEMA camp... or sump'in. :D
     
  17. Ragingpit

    Ragingpit Rochester,WA Member

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    dirt bikers riding down range without informing shooters of their intended actions, don't shoot at gravel pit any more due to other dummies
     
  18. pirateer2007

    pirateer2007 Spokane Wa Member

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    I was at the Fernan Rod and Gun Club in Fernan, Id for a MG shoot. The guy next to me had an HK MP5 and was going full-auto on a cheep steel spinning target. He dumped a full mag into it from 15 yards, and while shooting it had fallen back and had gotten lodged into the bank. He proceeded to slap in another mag as quick as he could and dumped it. About half way through the mag I catch a ricochet right in the gut. I was wearing a carhart jacket and it didn't penetrate, but I was PISSED! It was an accident, I understand, but could have been easily avoided.
     
  19. Zoltan

    Zoltan Salem Member

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    One of the funniest I've seen...
     
  20. Will

    Will Everett Active Member

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    Dumest thing I saw at a range was me! I bought my only AK and took it to a local outdoor range. when I took the first shot I sent more than one round. Everyone gave me a look. I cleared the rifle and changed mags. My next shot was the same, several rounds sent in a single pull. The light turned on above my head and I figured out the AK I bought had been modified to full auto. I left the range quickly and hoped that I wouldn't be reported. The next weekend I took the rifle to the woods after a detailed cleaning to see what would happen. It was fun to spray 30 rounds but simply not something I wanted or by law could own. I think I spent as much on the rifle to make it legit again as I purchased the rifle for and then sold it for about what I paid for it in the first place. I just wanted as much distance between me and that rifle as possible.

    Seen at lot of stupid things at the range but before I point out some one else I have to admit my stupid first.