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  • Maybe a dumb question: why no rapid fire?

     Logan updated 11 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 20 Posts
  • Logan

    Member
    June 15, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    I read a post on Nextdoor about two guys getting kicked out of local shooting range for shooting too fast. Is this a rule everywhere? Is it safety or to avoid being annoying?

  • CrunchBite319

    Guest
    June 15, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    Next time you visit an indoor range, take a gander at all the bullet holes in the ceiling. That’s why.

    Not everybody can control their weapon while rapid firing and will send rounds all over the place, hitting the ceiling, floor, walls, light fixtures, or in the case of outdoor ranges sending them clear off the property into neighboring areas.

    Most ranges don’t have the ability to vet every single person that comes to shoot there, so they just make a blanket rule for everyone.

  • No_Perspective_1966

    Guest
    June 15, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    Some ranges have limits on number of rounds shot per second, etc… My range built a dedicated brand new pistol only range, 8 lanes and within 3 days had 18 holes in the soundproof ceiling tiles because idiots couldn’t control their 9mm recoil and sent rounds into the EXPENSIVE SOUND proofing tiles… They don’t have rounds fired per second rules, but I see why some ranges do..
    I’m relatively a novice shooter and even I know not to empty a mag if I can’t control the recoil after 1 shot 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄

  • Lb3ntl3y

    Guest
    June 15, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    some have the rule cause of idiots, some cause of fudds

    others either directly or indirectly encourage rapid fire (btactical loves when people full auto)

  • Bubba-jones

    Guest
    June 15, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    Or. Hear me out. They were dicks.

  • TheWheelGatMan

    Guest
    June 15, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    Depends where you are, some ranges are ran by dinosours who think self loading rifles are satan incarnate so they limit shooting to one round every 15 seconds.

    If its an indoor range and rounds need to go down range and not in the cealing so they dont want you spamming the trigger or bump firing.

    These are my best guesses, in missouri all county ranges are unmanned and so is the paid club I shoot at so I can do whatever shenanigans I want to.

  • Pile_of_Walthers

    Guest
    June 15, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    It’s why I haven’t been to a range in a year and a half. All those newbs are harshing my mellow. The written rule at my range is one second between shots. But if the range safety guys know you can hit your shit safely they’ll turn on the fun programs for you, which do require faster shooting than that. Like, a lot faster.
    But blast off 12 rounds a second while hitting your moving and dodging target dead center will just make all the newbs turn towards you in amazement and who likes having 11 muzzles pointed at you held by slack jawed raw beginners.
    Also, ammo is currently too expensive to go through half a case in a couple of hours.
    If I sound like a dick, it’s because I am one; we’ve been over this.

  • mmiski

    Guest
    June 15, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    Common sense. It’s a safety issue. While most people are okay with controlling their shots, there’s always going to be a few assholes who go overboard with it and hit something they didn’t intend to. So they’d rather just stick to those rules for everyone.

    You typically need a membership to a private club if you want a little more freedom with that sort of stuff.

  • Rapidfiremma

    Guest
    June 15, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    I don’t know, but quite frankly I’m tired of being banned at gun ranges. I walk in and they always have signs saying no rapid fire, I get sad and leave.

  • PlzNotThePupper

    Guest
    June 15, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    I think generally it’s because many people are inexperienced and can’t control recoil/maintain groups when shooting fast. Kinda dumb, but with the fuckery I’ve seen at indoor ranges near me I kinda understand the precaution.

    Most of the RSOs at my local Indoor range are cool and let you open up a bit once they see you aren’t an idiot. They have a 3-shot string “rule” that I’ve been told multiple times it’s okay for me to disregard after being there for a bit, but I’ve also had my (now ex) girlfriend mag dump one of my ARs and the RSO walked over and told her to slow down.

  • pocketfullofknives

    Guest
    June 15, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    My range let’s it all fly. As long as you’re hitting paper they let you run how you want. Mag dump

  • JTM0990

    Guest
    June 15, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    RSO’s have had to be dicks because people don’t know what the fuck they’re doing. Not trying to bash all the new gun owners, but a large proportion of them are stupid as shit. Some dumbass at the range last weekend was shooting over the back stop during a mag dump. Seriously that range’s only rules are no shooting past each other and keep it on the berm. Just be safe. So now they drive around and stare at you like the security guard in the back room of a shady strip club.

  • ardesofmiche

    Guest
    June 15, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    It is mostly a safety thing. Ranges open to the public see completely untrained yahoos come in and mag dump their AR pistols and put holes in everything that isn’t the target

  • Corey307

    Guest
    June 15, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    Most gun owners are not proficient with their firearms and will put rounds into the floor and the ceiling if they rapid fire. One of my local indoor ranges had A rule about rapidfire, I didn’t know any better until the guy behind the counter mentioned when I was leaving. I apologize but he said it’s fine, they’re selective about it and if you’re a good shot they let you do your thing. But it’s a lot easier to just ban it.

  • LynxasOG

    Guest
    June 15, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    My range in California encourages rapid fire, the last one I went to didn’t mind either.

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