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Range Stereotypes

SayUncle lists thirteen types of people one can expect to encounter at the range. I’ve definitely seen most of them. Not sure which one would fit for me. I hardly show up at the range for casual practice anymore.

4 Responses to “Range Stereotypes”

  1. j huettl says:

    #14. Neighbor with respect. (no place in the prior 13 listed)

    Shooter who shows up,shoots, and helps out. Even known to share cleaning patches, Knows how to use a broom an will. Knows the difference between running ball and loading his brain before he shoots his mouth off. Even known to frequent a Tea Party with only his smile, good nature and common sense .
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    I would say that #14 would cover most of the people at the range that I encounter. But then again I RANGE far and wide.

  2. Andy says:

    Hmm.. I think I’m a little of Milsurp Guy (from the comments), but mostly 14. At least, that’s the goal.

  3. JamesLee says:

    The range I tend to frequent (thus far) is run my Mo Conservation, so they wouldn’t tolerate very much from most of these types. It’s close, it’s cheap, but pretty strict on no rapid fire, “human siluhettes,” etc. More of a sight-in place. But their trap range is excellent.

    Have run across the punk-amateur, he showed up with one of those space-looking bullpup .22s (don’t recall which one), and instead of waiting for the cease-fire to set up a target, decided to just kick dirt up on the berm. Oh, and that was after they had to call him down for waving it around the parking lot! IIRC, I think Idiot Girlfriend was with him, too.

  4. Boat Guy says:

    Glad to say I don’t frequent the same ranges as whoever wrote that. Yeah, I’ve seen the occasional punk or buffoon, but most of the folks I’ve seen (and dare I say myself) meet the desricption of #14 above. The nice older gent who lent me his spotting scope two weeks ago might have fit into the “Tea Drinker” category as he was shooting for the first time in several decades with ship scoped .22 – just out having fun. However when he asked me about a “.45 for carry” and I offered to have him try my XD (since I was carrying it as I do wherever possible) he promptly ran five rounds into the same hole in nicely sustained fire and remarked that he would probably buy an XD – or a 1911 since that’s what he’d trained on back in the service.
    Those caricatures read as if Josh Sugarman wrote them.

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