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Discussion in 'Texas Gun Ranges' started by Kar98, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. easy rider

    easy rider Allotropic Transformer TGT Supporter

    Jun 10, 2015
    Odessa, Tx
    The way she was holding it in the video I would think that it does have a pistol grip, but she obviously didn't have a grip.

  2. General Zod

    General Zod Well-Known

    Sep 29, 2012
    Kaufman County
    Idiots in the next bay with a pistol that has a green laser. Laser wobbling all around the bullseye, bullet holes appearing in the lower left corner of the target. They never did figure out that the laser needed to be sighted in...or that it even could be.
  3. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

    May 14, 2008
    The Woodlands, Tx.
    Maybe you just missed the green dot when it was being pushed down due to recoil anticipation, lol.
  4. General Zod

    General Zod Well-Known

    Sep 29, 2012
    Kaufman County
    These geniuses were also firing buckshot at an indoor range, and I can't even remember the stupid crap they were doing with their AR. Someone had gone on a spending spree on guns, ammo and accessories but didn't actually get any instruction on their use, as far as I can tell.
  5. Gilgondorin

    Gilgondorin Active Member

    Apr 21, 2012
    San Antonio
    It happened one time when I went with a group of friends rifle shooting one afternoon and decided to take a break. In walking the pistol range, I stopped to watch a guy I noticed having problems with a handgun; at first I merely thought he'd been the victim of a bum deal because he loaded the mag, chambered a round, and nothing happened. Click. This went on another 2-3 times before I noticed that there was some difficulty in chambering/extracting rounds, and it finally double-fed.

    Normally, I don't approach anyone on the range except for safety violations, but this started looking less like a lemon any my concern shifted to him possibly having something like a squib stuck in the barrel, and was about to accidentally blow his own face off. However, when he handed the gun to me, I didn't even get to rack the slide when a 100% completely intact cartridge -- slug, brass, primer, and all -- literally fell out of the muzzle.

    It turned out he'd run afoul of a "Honeydew" mag, as in "Honey, dew me a favor 'n load my mags for me please", which was said to a wife/girlfriend who got an A for effort but was either careless or more likely supportive of his hobby but without much firsthand knowledge about guns. Near as I can tell she started randomly squishing some of whatever bullets were in the box at the top of his range bag into it and handed it back, and in the process had unwittingly loaded some .40S&W cartridges from a different gun into his .45ACP magazines.

    However, I HAVE been one table over from a sear failure in an AK-47. Although it didn't rattle off the whole magazine like I expected, the shooter definitely got off more than one round on that trigger pull.

    We also witnessed a doctor roll up with four several thousand dollar rifles at one point and book the last 4 tables on the hundred yard range to himself, then proceed to shoot up the Earth backstop -- or our target -- from at times up to 2-3 tables away. The RSO came to chew US out for missing, and it wasn't until he came back to reprimand 'us' a second time that the good doctor was kind enough to pull a shot and hit the dirt as we had our backs turned to our rifle, talking with the RSO. The Doc finally got his talking-to after that and didn't last too much longer before packing up for the day.

    Finally, I've also had a clown "forget" multiple times -- even after we corrected him -- hold a lever action rifle between his knees pointed at me and by extension the rest of the firing line while he stuffed a fist full of cartridges into it.
  6. Kar98

    Kar98 Well-Known

    Aug 8, 2016
    Oh well, I've fired .380s from a 9mm Kel-Tec sub2000 before. Bang, bang, bang, plop... wtf was that... bang, bang, plop... something ain't right. Ooooooh well that explains it.
  7. Lunyfringe

    Lunyfringe Active Member

    Sep 22, 2017
    Canton, TX
    I accidentally inserted an M&P9c mag into my 40c once... kinda went "pffbt" (not even capital letters). I figured it was a squib, so I pulled the mag and ejected the spent casing- then I saw the ribs on the mag (which are only on 9mm mags) I wonder what the muzzle velocity was on that...
  8. TreyG-20

    TreyG-20 TGT Addict

    Dec 16, 2011
    I have seen enough crazy things at public ranges from kids running down range while the line is hot, to being sweeped and several other unsafe acts. Now unless I am out shooting on private property I prefer private tactical bays just for berm protection. Every indoor range I have been to had the ceilings and walls and sometimes tables riddled with holes. That is a lot of negligence.
  9. 45tex

    45tex Well-Known

    Feb 1, 2009
    "Chick with low cut top, ready to catch hot empties with her boobage"
    And all the men fanning each other while focused on nothing but the boobage.

    In the AF at the range. Instructor trying to calm non shooters about their perceived fear of 12 gauge recoil. Loads one in an ancient Winchester holds it up to his chin and fires the gun. He had slit the case beforehand. Lots of oohs and awws from the trainees. First shooter learns the truth and informs the instructor he wants to shoot them bullets the instructor was shooting. Request denied.
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2018
  10. Davetex

    Davetex TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Mar 27, 2010
    That describes Red's in Pflugerville perfectly. There are bullet holes literally EVERYWHERE that there are not supposed to be holes. Not to mention getting muzzle swept EVERY time I've been in there. Needless to say, I NEVER go in there anymore.

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