Discussion in 'The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorr' started by coreyacp, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. coreyacp

    coreyacp New Member

    Nothing pisses me off more than these idiot gun owners in Socal. The only thing worst than the idiotic anti gun owners here in socal are the ones who give anti gun people all there ammunition to fuel there hatred. YES OWN GUNS! BUT DONT BE A IDIOT!
    The only place to shoot here in palm springs other than the tiny over priced membership required range is blm land.
    BLM land in the Coachella valley (that is the valley palm springs california is in) is a giant expanse of sand up against some hills 25 mins away from palm springs city center by freeway. Heres the problems with shooting out there that can cause some dangerous situations.
    1. We have alot of motor heads that love to atv and 4 wheel up in those hills.
    2. Alot of rocks to cause rickishays.
    3. Oh yeah and a single road to get there. (i know a road whats the problem with that well... ill explain)

    ok so let me explain. This stupid guy will go get a ak knock off or some crazy weapon that he or she thought looked cool and never shot before then will go out an bring all there trash out there and shoot everything and anything and refuse to clean up. Everything from tv's to beds to paint cand beer bottles its horribly trashed out there. They dont pick up there shell casings and ill post a pic someday on here next time i get a chance but you cant walk without stepping on one. And these people need an education seriously before they handle a firearm. My dad and I or my friends and I will be out there shooting and we witness this stuff so often that we barly shoot anymore because frankly with these yahoos its to dangerous. let me tell you some examples here:
    once my dad and i were shooting into the side of the hill with the rifle from a distance and on the road behind us a truck is coming. which is fine but he pull up right behind us walks out of his truck and without pausing to look or load or anything pulls out a hugeeeee revolver and starts unloading onto trash behind us. He wasnt shooting at us but he was shooting parrell to the road and anyone driving wont see him and he wont see them because of the gigantic dips out there on the dirt road.
    Another time the same thing happens kind of except these two guys are behind us shooting at the same hill as us but from behind us about 25 yards and 5 yards to the left so we can actually hear the rounds going by a zinging next to us.
    Another time we were shooting nxt to these guys who had a nice ar and we were both shooting at targets at the hills. My dad and I see a atv start to drive into the hills and we stop shooting and point him out to the guys next to us who say 'oh...' and cont to shoot like omg isnt it bad enough that this atv drove up on us but u keep shooting omg! sorry these people just ruin guns for the rest of us and add more fuel to the anti gun fire
  2. Popeye

    Popeye Member

    Jul 3, 2005
    Sacramento area, CA
    Yes. It is best that firearms owners use their heads for something other than keeping their ears from slamming together. Unfortunately, what is best does not always happen.

  3. coreyacp

    coreyacp New Member

    love you socialist signature btw popeye lol
  4. 308 at my gate

    308 at my gate New Member

    Dec 6, 2008
    Lost in SW USA.
    I would not even think about being out there shooting. Way to dangerous. You are right.
  5. rglbegl

    rglbegl Well-Known Member

    Mar 4, 2004
    Dana point CA
    I live in Riverside county too.
    I wont go to BLM land unless it is midweek and I am the only person there.

    On the weekends I go to indoor ranges. Our local range kicks out yahoos every time I am there. You do something stupid, you're gone.
    It is funny to watch them complain on their way out the door.
  6. artabr

    artabr New Member

    I've seen a lot of the same thing. People not using their heads.
    I really hate to say this but in my experience some of the local LEO's that I've come in contact with are some of the worst offenders.

    Shot cross range (not at the burm)

    Gone down range without notifying other shooters

    Placed targets (milk jugs) on the ground (not allowed because of the very high possibility of ricochets) at 25 yds on a 300 yd range when there is a 25/50 yard range 100 frickin feet to their right.

    Refusing to open his bolt on a cold line (range rule). This cop was so dense that I had to tell him 3 times. The last time that I told him, I told him to his face in front of a crowd of about 20 people, that he was Fing clueless. I finally got fed up and had him run off. This was at a Sheriff Dept. range.

    Most of the instances above occurred with one particular department that we allowed to use our private range. No other departments would allow them anywhere near their range. This is a dept. for a city of 200,000 people. :rolleyes: :mad:

    Yes, I am a range Nazi. ;) :D

    Last edited: Jan 23, 2010
  7. coreyacp

    coreyacp New Member

    wow like isnt it common sense like dont shoot towards people if you dont want to kill them! like omg not that hard aim the other way retards
  8. ponycar17

    ponycar17 Active Member

    Feb 17, 2005
    South Carolina
    I was sitting in a tree stand on our property one morning and there isn't anyone that hunts really close to me but the area has several hunting clubs with leased land along our road. Anyway, I heard the strangest sound I've ever heard coming from across the river. I heard a crack, followed by a boom. What that tells me is that some IDIOT made an unsafe shot and the round actually passed very near me since I heard the sonic crack before the boom from the gun's muzzle. I just thanked God it didn't hit my house (wife and son were inside) which is on the hill above my stand. Some people don't need firearms but I don't know how you identify them... Maybe an IQ test?... :mad:
  9. Mr. Nameless

    Mr. Nameless New Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Coast of N.C.
  10. artabr

    artabr New Member

    I take it that you enjoy having a loaded weapon pointed at you at a supposedly safe/cold range?

    If I see some idiot doing stupid crap I will call them on it.

  11. UncleFudd

    UncleFudd Active Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    Phoenix, Az
    Why do you think for a minute this is limited to your area.
    I have seen this in other areas many times over the years.
    I witnessed it in my hometown in SW Wy and my brother and I tried to get a bunch of the guys who shoot all the time to come out and help us clean up. Guess who showed up! My brother and I, but we cleaned it up anyway and in two weeks it was as bad as before. WE don't go there to shoot any more.
    I owned and operated an indoor range until Dec 22nd for 21 years and I have seen this kind of activity in my range as well. Not often and as soon as it was displayed the perps were immediately educated by the range officer. But some just don't learn and even with or after a word of wisdom they do it again. Then it is the door and BTW, do not come back, period.

    As for police ranges, the ones I have visited and there are many, are usually shot to doll rags. Maybe it is because they get their things paid for by the feds or state and city, but for sure, they do not take good care of them or the equipment therein.
    Before the flames begin I DO NOT MEAN ALL DEPARTMENTS, but more than a few that I have visited.

    Also, some of the worst offenders at my range and some who have been asked to leave are LEOs. It is like they don't have to obey the same rules that you and I do.
    But for the most part, shooters of any stripe are ethical, honest and considerate who will give the shirt off their back to anyone in need. I would rather spend my time in the company of fellow gun owners than any other group of people on earth.

    And I am with you, the ones who break the rules will be corrected on the spot. You cannot afford to allow them to be unsafe while in your area.

    Example, we had a person killed not long ago at one of the "favorite" shooting spots in the desert. He walked down range to set his targets without waiting for the all clear and never told anyone he was doing so. Once in a while God cleans out the gene pool, but it is bad for all shooters when the media gets wind of it and blows everything out of proportion.

    Good luck, watch your 6, stay safe.

  12. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    Ehh, got to be safe. Better to be a range Nazi than to not be one and have an accident that you could be liable for or something along those lines.
  13. Bobitis

    Bobitis Guest

    My brother is a LEO firearms instructor.
    Some years back we were at a CMP shoot at the range by his house.
    Everyone was shooting an AR, and chamber flags were required.

    We were spotting targets in a cement bunker 100 yards down range. The targets were 8 feet above us. One shot hit the berm in his lane, and the ricochet knocked out the lense of his glasses. The next weekend a round struck the 2x2 frame and must have hit a nail. Ricochet knocked out his lense again.

    Glasses should be worn whenever shooting. And not only when behind the firearm.

    I'll take a range nazi any day, and thank them when leaving safe and sound.

    Thanks Art.
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  14. Trouble 45-70

    Trouble 45-70 New Member

    Art, my sons and I used to shoot at the N.I. sheriffs dept range on Weds. and Sats. when we had the chance. Probably ran into you a couple times and didn't know it.

    Thought the range was well maintained and the range officer was always on the job. Didn't see anyone mess up without being called on it. Really appreciated the use of range and dept. targets. Met some fine people there. A very safe place to shoot. Almost all were enjoying themselves.
  15. Nolaphoto1

    Nolaphoto1 New Member

    Dec 27, 2009
    Houma, LA
    There are idiots everywhere. A guy I work with had a story to tell me that he thought was just so funny. His son (16) and his friends were walking a wooded area just outside of town. It's an area of a couple hundred acres at best with residential homes along the perimeter and a highway that runs through it. They were supposed to be squirrel hunting. His friends had a mix of shotguns and .22s. Well the son spotted a squirrel up in a tree, about 35-40' according to the proud father, and he sighted him up in the scope. He pulled the trigger and a thunderous report echoed through the woods and friends jumped by the surprise. They all looked at him and and asked what the hell he was shooting. He laughed and said 7mm mag. The squirrel was hit and vaporized. The kids thought it was funny. The dad thought it was funny as he still chuckled by merely repeating the story. I looked at him and said, "are freakin' crazy?" They had no regard for the safety of motorist, nearby residents, or for the basic ethics of hunting. To this day this guy thinks I'm the idiot for my views. So people are just born stupid and stay stupid.
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