A Nurse with a Gun

Monday, January 05, 2009

Happy New Year

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Shooting old school ordnance seemed to the the proper way to kick of a new year. I had expended my 38s and 45s, and was blissfully pecking away with the Woodsman when a bass thumping Camaro full of Glock toting reprobates arrived. I stopped a bit to watch them unload and begin to shoot. One fellow started to fire his new 22 pistol into the trees as his buddy went out to post targets. I decided it was time to leave. I guess I'm getting old.

This is why seasoned shooters do not shoot into the air.

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Anonymous Whipper Snapper said...

Conversely, I hate it when a 1911-toting Ol' Fart pulls up at the range when I'm shooting my Glocks ;-)

5:07 PM  
Blogger DouginSalcha said...


I'm with you there brother; sometimes discretion is the better part of valor. They may have been just 'dumb' and innocent but they could have just as easily have been 'dumb' and criminal too...

5:40 PM  
Blogger Old NFO said...

Not old, SMART!

5:50 PM  
Anonymous BillH said...

That's how you get that way. I'd've gone with you.

I run into yahoos like that out in the desert at times. Always move on.

6:13 PM  
Anonymous redneck said...

I don't consider that getting old as much as I do being safe. I have left many shooting areas when I observed some "range etiquette" that was a recipe for disaster.

6:21 PM  
Blogger Xavier said...

"Conversely, I hate it when a 1911-toting Ol' Fart pulls up at the range when I'm shooting my Glocks ;-)"

Yeah, we usually leave our blinker on, and have to drag that darned oxygen tank behind us........ ;)

6:38 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

It would be nice if the trees shot back - that might stump them - sorry. And what is the limit on car stereo speakers?

7:33 PM  
Blogger Wbdrey said...

How bout an ole fart shooting a Richards and Mason conversion in 44russian, and out shooting the whipper snappers and the wonder guns.

7:57 PM  
Anonymous HeadlandRam said...

Xavier the more I read your blog the more I get the hankerin' for a colt or Smith and Wesson revolver or colt auto :)

8:49 PM  
Anonymous Netbrad said...

Is it a public or private range? I'm wondering if a call to the range officer or the folks who run the range giving the license number would keep them from coming back.

10:10 PM  
Blogger MauserMedic said...

I've found rapid fire from an SVT 40 tends to make the practitioners of urban gun handling move away rapidly. Especially if you put all the rounds center mass.

4:17 AM  
Anonymous Stan in MN said...

I work at our range and I have to occasional deal with these idiots. Even after a 5 minute safety lecture where they look you in the eyes and say "Yes sir, yes sir" when they get to the range they have a brain fart. Last boss wouldn't let me carry on the range, new boss says "what did you bring today?"

8:04 AM  
Anonymous Mike Harbour said...


This is exactly why I love my home range; if there's a ND, it's pretty much my fault!

Mike Harbour
Helena, Montana

9:27 AM  

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