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Discussion in 'Self Defense and Handgun Carry' started by gerhard1, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. Perplexed

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    No restrictions at the plinking range at Red Castle either, as long as you place your targets at the berm 25 yards away. I’ve seen idiots place their targets on the ground a lot closer, and watched their ricochets go near or over the top of the berm. Usually they’ll move their targets out when they’re informed where their shots are going, though.
     
  2. dennishoddy

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    All of our range members are required to go through a safety orientation. One of the major items discussed is to not place targets midway in the bays, only to place them at the back of the bays next to the berms. Not the sides unless it's during a range demonstration or match.
    Have signs on each bay to reflect the rules.

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  3. gerhard1

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    Is it safe to say that this is not a 'safety' rule per se, but rather a rule put in place for PR reasons? To placate the soccer mom's and others?
     
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    I would think for both. You can't be too safe when firing weapons or covering your bases.
     
  5. steelfingers

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    Ha.
    The answer is NO. It's for insurance rates and safety. The ones I don't know any places that hold that 5 second rule and most places don't have a problem if they know you have good skills. Still, if you want a place to do mag dumps, that means the three kids next to you can do mag dumps. Even though they've never pulled a trigger in their lives.
     
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    You might recall the E&S at my range and the Ruger 556 that was there. My point is that there are no restrictions on how fast you shoot or, for that matter, what you shoot. I bump-fire my Kalashnikov on occasion, and no one has complained about it.

    Speaking of the E&S, isn't it just about time that we had another one? I enjoyed playing host.
     
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    This begs the question, fine sir. I can understand the thing about insurance, but what is the safety rationale?
     
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    Ha.
    The answer is NO. It's for insurance rates and safety. The ones I don't know any places that hold that 5 second rule and most places don't have a problem if they know you have good skills. Still, if you want a place to do mag dumps, that means the three kids next to you can do mag dumps. Even though they've never pulled a trigger in their lives.
    This topic has been all over the place including draw fire. I don't have to explain the safety issue with a new shooter draw firing. New shooter doing a mag dump has zero muzzle control and end up shooting the ceiling, target holder and usually don't know when to stop and take their finger off the trigger. I've seen the wall hit just left of me from a shooter in the far lane because he was so jazzed from emptying a mag he looked at the gun (sideways) and his adrenaline was maxed and pulled the trigger again. It wasn't quite empty huh?
    I like rules to protect me. It's my opinion and I'll bail on this subject now.
     
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    I ask the question once more: what is the SAFETY issue with the one-shot-every-five-seconds rule? I've gotten insurance, which I can see, magazine dumps, muzzle control and general firearms safety, new shooters, etc., but the basic question (highlighted in red) is still not answered.

    I'm not trying to be difficult, but the question remains to be answered: how is rapid-fire unsafe?
     
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    He did answer: unskilled people firing rapidly have little to no control over the gun. Spacing out the shots gives them time to reacquire control before pulling the trigger again.
     
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