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Posted: 9/17/2004 2:43:49 PM EST
Well, hit the range today with a couple friends to play "benchrest commandos".

We were all having a blast shooting our Hi Point carbines and all. They called a ceasefire and I went out to change targets, so.... as I am at the 100 yard line the RO calls for a COMMENCE FIRE!!

WTF? I am at the hunderd yard line with a ball peen hammer and a silouhette target scratching my nuts when I heard that. There were about 12 people on the line when my buddy yelled out to STOP, man down range!

The RO gets on his mega screaming ceasefire ceasfire!!

It was a good thing no dumbasses were at the benches or else i'd be swissjew

Well, the RO was very apologetic and I did get a free pass for next time.

Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:45:16 PM EST
Swissjew........lol. That is pretty scary though. What went through your mind as you heard "COMMENCE FIRE!"?
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:45:35 PM EST
Wow 6 bucks for your life. Mr. RO would be looking for a new jobbie. If they have a pro shop, I would have some freebie hardware...
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:45:39 PM EST
Wow, thats a big whoops!
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:45:59 PM EST


Thank god you're ok!!!

Holy cow!
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:46:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By sae057:
Swissjew........lol. That is pretty scary though. What went through your mind as you heard "COMMENCE FIRE!"?



Damn gonna have to change my Depends undergarment. That's what I would be thinking...
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:46:14 PM EST
Yep, I'da brown capped too.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:47:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By ar50troll:

Originally Posted By sae057:
Swissjew........lol. That is pretty scary though. What went through your mind as you heard "COMMENCE FIRE!"?



Damn gonna have to change my Depends undergarment. That's what I would be thinking...



Hehe
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:49:43 PM EST
Good thing you didn't have a big Star of David pinned on your back and a bunch of Palestinians and/or Germans on the firing line.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:50:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By sae057:
Swissjew........lol. That is pretty scary though. What went through your mind as you heard "COMMENCE FIRE!"?



I was ready to hit the dirt as there is a little berm at the place I was setting up a target.

Good thing the chunky group of guys shooting next to us were eating Taco Bell at the back of their van.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:50:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By P806:
Yep, I'da brown capped too.



Hell I did from just reading the post........
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:51:25 PM EST
Heh.. I had a RO almost call for a live firing range when I was walking back, about 50 feet out. I told her she must not like me very much
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:53:40 PM EST
Are these budget or private ranges? The public ranges I frequent use the buddy system so no one person can call an all clear.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:53:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By Tactical_Jew:
Well, the RO was very apologetic and I did get a free pass for next time.


Mortal danger vs Free Pass. Oh yeah, that's 'equal'.
That RO needs a 'vacation', and you should get AT LEAST a full year free, and a formal apology from the range staff. Grind the lesson into their skulls, before their laxness gets someone killed.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:55:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By P806:
Yep, I'da brown capped too.



Skidmarks at least.

Glad you made it to post about it.

Danny
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:58:59 PM EST
At my local public range you designate a RO. My buddy and I were out once and whle I was checking my target my buddy was talking to some guy there witha nerdy friend holding his pistol sideways like a gansta,
Anyway just as I was changing targets I heard someone empty a mag. I looked back and he emptyed his pistol at the pisotl targets at 25 yards same line of fire. I droped and alost drew up. My buddy was all over his ass by the time I got up there.

I calmly asked if i could see his pistol. I took it apart and told him if he could put it back together we might let him stay and watch.

He left promtply.

scary as hell
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 3:01:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By haloemt:
At my local public range you designate a RO. My buddy and I were out once and whle I was checking my target my buddy was talking to some guy there witha nerdy friend holding his pistol sideways like a gansta,
Anyway just as I was changing targets I heard someone empty a mag. I looked back and he emptyed his pistol at the pisotl targets at 25 yards same line of fire. I droped and alost drew up. My buddy was all over his ass by the time I got up there.

I calmly asked if i could see his pistol. I took it apart and told him if he could put it back together we might let him stay and watch.

He left promtply.

scary as hell



I would probably be arrested if what happened to you happened to me. Dude would not have walked away from range...
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 3:13:25 PM EST
you're Jewish?!?!?!?!?





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Link Posted: 9/17/2004 3:15:28 PM EST
Angelas shooting ranges? Their RO's cant see through their marijuana induced droopy eyelids and prison sunglasses.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 3:22:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2004 3:23:32 PM EST by shaggy]
Maybe the RO was playing a joke on you; isn't Rosh Hashana Hebrew for "April Fool's"?
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 3:23:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2004 3:25:28 PM EST by Cableman]
Makes me glad I live in a place where the mountains are only 5 minues away
and there are lots of places to shoot with no idiots around except me.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 3:29:12 PM EST
+1 on the Angeles range. Been there once, won't do it again.

I stick with San Gabriel Valley Gun Club, the range in Redlands, or our department range.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 3:29:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By Tactical_Jew:


Well, the RO was very apologetic and I did get a free pass for next time.





Godamn, that should be at least a season pass dude.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 3:31:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By Tactical_Jew:

Originally Posted By sae057:
Swissjew........lol. That is pretty scary though. What went through your mind as you heard "COMMENCE FIRE!"?



I was ready to hit the dirt as there is a little berm at the place I was setting up a target.

Good thing the chunky group of guys shooting next to us were eating Taco Bell at the back of their van.



I was thinking the same thing..."Where's the damn berm!?!?"
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 3:43:16 PM EST
Damn. Lucky you had your buddy with you who accounted for your absence.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 3:45:33 PM EST
why is it all the scary range stories I see are at ranges with range officers?
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 3:48:45 PM EST
Sorry to hear that.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 4:06:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By Cableman:
Makes me glad I live in a place where the mountains are only 5 minues away
and there are lots of places to shoot with no idiots around except me.



well, I am only a few minutes from open desert, but I was meeting some friends from down in suburbia.

I actually have only been to pay to shoot ranges under 20 times. I love the open desert or mtns because I can set up my own course.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 4:22:08 PM EST
Perhaps he is a real 'range Nazi'...



Link Posted: 9/17/2004 4:27:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By rayra:

Originally Posted By Tactical_Jew:
Well, the RO was very apologetic and I did get a free pass for next time.


Mortal danger vs Free Pass. Oh yeah, that's 'equal'.
That RO needs a 'vacation', and you should get AT LEAST a full year free, and a formal apology from the range staff. Grind the lesson into their skulls, before their laxness gets someone killed.



+1
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 4:30:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By sae057:
Swissjew........lol. That is pretty scary though. What went through your mind as you heard "COMMENCE FIRE!"?



The same thing that goes through your mind when you hear a pilot yell "Clear!" while you are disengaging a tow bar from the nose wheel of an aircraft. Planerench out.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 4:33:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2004 4:34:44 PM EST by 2A373]

Originally Posted By Planerench:

Originally Posted By sae057:
Swissjew........lol. That is pretty scary though. What went through your mind as you heard "COMMENCE FIRE!"?



The same thing that goes through your mind when you hear a pilot yell "Clear!" while you are disengaging a tow bar from the nose wheel of an aircraft. Planerench out.



That one of the reasons I'll stick with jets.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 4:35:54 PM EST
Were you wearing one of those hip new Kerry/Edwards tshirts?
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 4:42:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2004 5:07:14 PM EST by yellowjacket]
Boy! Glad you're ok Tac! I'd a peed my pants for sure. It reminds me of something an Army friend told me about his trips to the qualifing range. He said that the RO before every string would ask, "Does ANYbody see ANYbody down range? [pause] I'll ask it again. Does ANYbody see ANYbody down range?" It was funny the way he said it at the time. It's not so funny anymore.

-YJ
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 4:47:03 PM EST
Where you wearing MARPAT? Glad you are OK!
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 4:54:05 PM EST
Glad your ok man! I've had a few bad experiences at variuos ranges. Take care.
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