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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgtbill View Post
    I am sorry but I do not see enough information from the original poster to make any type of call other then about the targets that they had brung to the range. Having been a weapons instructor for over 40 years I will be the first to admit that accident's happen at any place any time. You can't watch everything that another person is going to do, you can try, but it won't work.
    Bill
    For the record: I WATCH EVERYONE AT THE RANGE (as much as possible) This guy was NOT an instructor, I asked. The .22 mag was still laying in the dirt where she dropped it. I picked it up (they did not even notice) and it was fully loaded with one spent shell. If someone is shooting a weapon for the very first time you only load one round until you see how thy react. The guy stated that: "I handed her the weapon and TURNED AROUND and heard the bang" he turned his back on a first time shooter. I have seen a lot of accidents too, even from people who have plenty of experience with guns, thats why they call em accidents. This was just ignorance and lack of proper respect in my opinion.
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  3. #32
    If someone is shooting a weapon for the very first time you only load one round until you see how thy react.
    Nope, for a first time shooter you hand them an unloaded gun until they can get the feel and know the parts of it along with how to pull the trigger and when not to. Until someone is comfortable holding a gun and handling it you never put bullets in it. Handing someone a loaded gun who has never handled one is like trying to teach them to drive by handing them the steering wheel on the interstate at 70mph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN1910 View Post
    Nope, for a first time shooter you hand them an unloaded gun until they can get the feel and know the parts of it along with how to pull the trigger and when not to. Until someone is comfortable holding a gun and handling it you never put bullets in it. Handing someone a loaded gun who has never handled one is like trying to teach them to drive by handing them the steering wheel on the interstate at 70mph.
    You are right of course. Assuming that is ALREADY done .. then follow the one in the pipe rule. I did see her dry firing the weapon and an AR-15 before she tried to disable herself. point taken though.
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    I have no tolerance for stupidity mixed with guns. Educate yourself, before you educate others. Carry on.

  6. #35
    If she had never handled a handgun before, and the guy gave her a loaded revolver without first teaching her safe handling, how to inspect, load, etc, etc, prior to putting finger to trigger, the guy's a public danger. Lucky nobody was maimed or killed.

  7. #36
    .... and stupid goes all the way to the bone.

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  8. Last year I was in Colorado for the summer months through early MZ elk season and utilized the county shooting range. Actually my first visits to a public range, it wasn't too bad on weekdays. On the only Saturday that I went, I encountered some doofus behaviour. While trying to get my hunting partner's TC sighted in, we watched a Hispanic family making many mistakes and decided to bail out while still able to walk. The Hispanic spouse(?) prepared to fire a 38 Sp revolver while holding it at the front of the cylinder with her nonfiring hand. Not real sure how that ended because we left.

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    Shooting Rules

    Sounds like he was using these rules!
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  10. #39
    An inconvenient truth is that idiots have constitutional rights. We should be a group that educates it's members, with the aim of all being safer. However, the combination of ignorance and stupidity is nearly unbeatable, so keep your situational awareness on ""full" at the range.
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  11. #40
    Quote Originally Posted by fudo View Post
    An inconvenient truth is that idiots have constitutional rights. We should be a group that educates it's members, with the aim of all being safer. However, the combination of ignorance and stupidity is nearly unbeatable, so keep your situational awareness on ""full" at the range.
    Of course ignorance and stupidity is unbeatable...

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