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Posted: 1/28/2006 3:14:18 PM EDT
Or is it just me?
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 3:14:57 PM EDT
I don't care if they watch. If they say something, then there's a problem.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 3:16:03 PM EDT
I hate it too.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 3:18:10 PM EDT
Heh, a bunch of non-socials...

I dont mind if ppl watch me or talk to me as long as they are not shooting at me. If I noticed someone watching me I would offer them a free mag through anything they wanted to shoot of mine.

LB
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 3:18:13 PM EDT
Doesnt bother me
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 3:18:26 PM EDT
Start quietly muttering to yourself and mix in ALOT of bad words... then glance over at them occassionally during this tyrate. Load mags while staring at them, with a twisted evil grin on your face.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 3:20:32 PM EDT
Only if they're giving me the evil eye or have that creepy "I want to put you in a large glass jar in my basement" look.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 3:21:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 3:22:16 PM EDT
I get alot of questions.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 3:23:02 PM EDT
Most of the time, I'm alone. I prefer not to be around people if I can help it. (except for a certain few.)
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 3:23:10 PM EDT
they're probably admiring your guns.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 3:23:32 PM EDT
I have met a lot of nice people at the range. Bama they are probably just amazed by your weapon prowess and over all ninja like abilities.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 3:24:16 PM EDT
They were nice. Just interestd in the toys.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 3:24:35 PM EDT
I moon them, or blow them a kiss.....
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 3:25:39 PM EDT
I usually just put a few over their head and they leave me the fuck alone.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 3:25:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/28/2006 3:27:51 PM EDT by m-dc]

Originally Posted By 1shott:
I moon them, or blow them .....









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<­BR>

Sorry bro, little fun at your expense.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 3:27:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/28/2006 3:28:47 PM EDT by FREEFALLE7]
I love it I love to see their jaws hit the floor.

Especialy when I bring in the ARs and the AKs and the Saiga 12C shotgun

They ask what is that??

Its a AK 47 in 12 guage


FREE
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 3:27:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By m-dc:
I have met a lot of nice people at the range. Bama they are probably just amazed by your weapon prowess and over all ninja like abilities.



Too funny.

Link Posted: 1/28/2006 3:27:19 PM EDT
I get annoyed by these people.

The ones that stare are always the ones that ask "Aren't them der illegal?"
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 3:27:45 PM EDT
Bugs the shit out of me. I can't concentrate with people watching...It's like I am range pee-shy.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 3:28:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By m-dc:

Originally Posted By 1shott:
I moon them, or blow them .....





Sorry bro, little fun at your expence.





DAMN, you had me VERY VERY WORRIED for a minute, I wne tback and checked my post,


Good one.....
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 3:28:08 PM EDT
People at the range don't bother me a bit. I've met some really cool folks at the range! If they wanna shoot my gunz....that's cool.

I can't imagine why anybody would be unsociable at a shooting range. We're all shooters!bb
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 3:28:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:
Most of the time, I'm alone. I prefer not to be around people if I can help it. (except for a certain few.)



+1

I shoot at a sand pit and there is no one there. When I go to a range it is usually cold and/or wet and no one else is there either.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 3:29:50 PM EDT
yeah, i feel so self-conscious when i pick my nose between shots.

"EWW!... is he gonna eat it or wipe it on something?"
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 3:37:58 PM EDT
I don't mind in the least. I love the "taint then illeeegal" question, you just wink and say "well, if I was a regular citizen they would be". I can only keep that up for about 5 minutes before I laugh and tell them yes they are.

Besides, the more people who buy "AWs" the more people we have on our side. Best one was a 75 year old guy who showed up all the way from Ohio with a nice Colt AR, chatted with him a bit and he said that the AR was the first rifle he could shoot in about 10 years as he had numerous shoulder problems. He just wished he had not waited so long or been so preconcieved against them when younger.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 3:46:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/28/2006 3:47:41 PM EDT by pale_pony]
I'm usually too busy looking good to notice anyone watching.

Most people just stand in awe, watching a true master with a gun. It's a rare experience for most.

<­BR>
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 3:46:38 PM EDT
A week or so ago I cleared a jam in this old guys AR.

He spent the rest of his time watching and talking to me.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 3:50:10 PM EDT
You were wearing your Marpat bananna hammock and suspenders again, huh?
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 3:52:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By USMC_LB:


I dont mind if ppl watch me or talk to me as long as they are not shooting at me. If I noticed someone watching me I would offer them a free mag through anything they wanted to shoot of mine.

LB




+1
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 3:53:59 PM EDT

It's a cool feeling when you uncase your Garand and some old guy smiles and nods .
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 4:00:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/28/2006 4:05:32 PM EDT by chrome1]
I belong to a private club and I know most of the
people that actually use the range . If they are
watching me , it's only to see what the hell I bought
this week .

It's actually worse then this place for promoting
my weakness for weapons . Here I only get to see
pictures . At the range I get to handle and shoot
new stuff . Or let them try what I'm using
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 4:01:28 PM EDT
I don't mind, I just hope they aren't taking any pointers from my form or anything lest I be doing something incorrectly. If they are close enough I'll offer to let them shoot my stuff.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 4:05:28 PM EDT
I recall one day practising away, and my coach (Competition shooting) came over and just stood a few feet away in my field of vision.

"As you get good, you'll have to get used to people watching you, taking in your form"

He was right. I tended not to have too much problem with being bothered by others. On the other hand, when I placed my Loch Ness Monster at the firing point, there was a lass who was driven spare by her. Every time she reloaded, she'd see this little green monster with a great big happy smile...

NTM
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 4:05:32 PM EDT
Just tell'em.....

Link Posted: 1/28/2006 4:06:50 PM EDT
I don't like people watching me work, screw or shoot.

But hey, thats just me.

I'm my own worst critique

GM
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 4:10:13 PM EDT
I don't mind at all.

Most of the time, when i look over at them, they ask:

"Are you on a SWAT team?" "No."
"Are you in the military?" "No."

Then they say, "I thought those were illegal." My immediate reply is, "here, would you like to shoot a mag?"

They say... "no, that's OK." I always reply.. "it's ok, i loaded this mag right here for you... i always bring extras."

Then they shoot.... LOVE IT... then proclaim..."I have GOT to buy one of these..... how did you get it?"...... I just reply, "local gun shop, they can help you."

It is all about CONVERTING them... not ANGERING or fighting with them.



But then there was this one time... there was this 5 foot 10, half asian, half american women... looking JUST like Kiana Tom.... blasting away with a springfield armory LONG SLIDE 45.

Giggity Giggity GOOOO!!!!
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 4:10:40 PM EDT
I don't mind. I took my SEBR to the range the other day and there were some boy scouts admiring it so I let them put a mag through it. I think I made their day.

Link Posted: 1/28/2006 4:12:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jnewson:
I don't mind. I took my SEBR to the range the other day and there were some boy scouts admiring it so I let them put a mag through it. I think I made their day.




That's different.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 4:17:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By falaholic1:
I don't care if they watch. If they say something while I'm shooting, then there's a problem.



I'm all about being social at the range...during cease fires, and then if continuing maybe try each other's firearms if something you are interested in or would like to shoot.

Never know who you'll meet, or what you could learn...buit there's a process (IMO), watching someone shoot can be informative for the watcher or the shooter...but never interupt someone at the line.

No Expert

one exception...if it's a safety issue.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 4:17:03 PM EDT
It don't bother me as long as they don't make alot of noise. There is usually someone else shooting at the range where I go. I'm kinda use to it.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 4:18:01 PM EDT
Not at all. In fact, in between strings I usually walk down the line and look at other people just to see who's shooting what. The only reason I go to the public range is to be around other shooters. I have a 200 yard benchrest range in my backyard.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 4:19:55 PM EDT
they looking at yer ass or your purty lips? When I'm facing a dillema, I take a poll. If nine out of the ten people in your head tell you to switch ranges, then there's your answer.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 4:26:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/28/2006 4:26:45 PM EDT by DienBienPhu54]

Originally Posted By djohns6:
It's a cool feeling when you uncase your Garand and some old guy smiles and nods .



seems like every range has an old codger like that, they approve of old surplus rifles but look down on modern military style rifles like AR's, AK's FAL's, etc
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 4:26:44 PM EDT
It doesn't bother me at all.
99% of the time they do it to
see what an evil black rifle can do.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 4:27:23 PM EDT
Take a 10/22 to the range and you won't have to worry about anyone watching you.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 4:33:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
I get annoyed by these people.

The ones that stare are always the ones that ask "Aren't them der illegal?"



In my experience it is 50/50 when it comes to EBRs.
50%: Ain't dem der illegal?
50%: Hey man...that's a sweet rifle.

Link Posted: 1/28/2006 4:44:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DienBienPhu54:

Originally Posted By djohns6:
It's a cool feeling when you uncase your Garand and some old guy smiles and nods .



seems like every range has an old codger like that, they approve of old surplus rifles but look down on modern military style rifles like AR's, AK's FAL's, etc



The old guy I helped was in his 70's. He likes black rifles.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 4:51:04 PM EDT
Nah, it doesn't bother me, I spend as much time shootin' the breeze as I do shootin' my guns.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 4:51:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By USMC_LB:
Heh, a bunch of non-socials...

I dont mind if ppl watch me or talk to me as long as they are not shooting at me. If I noticed someone watching me I would offer them a free mag through anything they wanted to shoot of mine.

LB



x2.

I've got to shoot all kinds of guns by simply socializing and offering up my hardware and ammo to a stranger in exchange for the same.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 4:53:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TacticalStrat:
Take a 10/22 to the range and you won't have to worry about anyone watching you.



And a .38
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 4:56:23 PM EDT
Doesnt bother me, I live in South Louisiana where people are very friendly so its not uncommon to end up chatting during reloads.
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