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I haven't been in 3 weeks. I NEED to go. Soon. I should be able to get out there on Saturday.

My work extended my hours and I had to work last weekend for the first time in 6 years and with U of O home football games (season ticket holder) on just about every other Saturday, and with the Chinook starting their fall run, I just haven't had time.

Anyone else in the same boat?
 

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You know, years ago I thought that if I could shoot on my own property, I would DEFINITELY be shooting every day. But it just ain't so. Except for the pot shots at squirrels in the nut trees, I haven't done anything like recreational shooting for far too long.

Things have a way of just getting in the way of what you WANT to do.
 

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It's true. I sometimes think that if you LIVED at the range you still wouldn't get to shoot as much as you might think you want to. Between reading all the gun rags, internet forums, chores (that still don't get done! ;)), and just enjoying watching others shoot no wonder there's no time. On the other hand, I was @ the range last Sun.:) I do own property and when I get there I always make a point of shooting something!:) Never often enough. If you could put down the keyboard and pick up a rifle instead, THEN we'ed have something to type about!:nuts: :dgrin: lol...
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most people could shoot every day,

quite a bit each day, and still never amount to much defensively, because they practice the wrong things, the wrong way. On the other hand, others can go for years without touching a gun, and they are still far more deadly than most SWAT cops will ever be.
 

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It's been a week

And I'm starting to go into withdrawal!:eek2:
 

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today actually. not to be a real penis, but why does everyone talk about defense when they talk about shooting at someone? If you shoot back, you are taking the offensive, being aggressive, trying to kill the other guy, so on....defensive shooting in a practical sense would be more like supressive fire, force them to seek cover so you can move, its still rather offensive but the intent is to avoid receiving incoming bullets. As for practical application, time spent actually shooting and doing so with proper technique to develop accurate range determining skills and the ability to consistently hit a target with good shot placement is never a waste of time. When stressed the basics stick with you due to the time spent drilling them into subconscious routine. Plus basic skills are usualy applicable to every shooting situation.
 

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Offense vs. Defense

These terms are used to describe the intent of the application.

Let's look at the terms as applied in football. The offense is attempting to take something, the others goal. The defense is attempting to stop them.

A defensive lineman is being very OFFENSIVE in his actions but he is still trying to stop (defend) against encroachment on his turf.

When you shoot to kill to protect your life you are being defensive.

When you shoot for personal gain, it's considered offensive.
 
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practicing pool doesn't make you a pro

at jai-alai. Practicing slowfire plinking or bullseye does NOT make you a Bill Jordan, high speed draw and hit man, either. You have to go WAY beyond the "basics", most people dont have the time to practice lots of different stuff. So it only makes sense to go with the REALISTIC stuff 4 out of 5 times, you will fire at 10 ft or less. 2 out of 3 times, you will fire at 6 ft or less. At least half of the time, you will fire at arm's length. As a civilian, in justifiable self defense, you will almost never fire beyond 10 yds. 95+% of the time, you will fire at 20 ft or less. Most attacks are not made with a gun, you know.
 

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You should come to england and join the army.
I just got back from a whole week of shooting.
We used the ranges every day and shot .22, 5.56 ,9mm, 7.62.....
I got the highest total on the range with 21/21 at 100ms with my LSW (look it up).
We also got trained in the art of warfare with various assaults with rubber bullets!
 
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Light Support Weapon, don't look it up. its just and elongated IW.
Shoots as good as any rifle but like the Styer, BAR, FALO, RPK, RPK74, and every other rifle set up as a support weapon it can't compete with a true LMG for firepower.
 

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you know your weapons.
The LSW is the mg style gun issued to british soldiers
It can put 5.56mm ammo in a 1inch hole at 300ms+
It can do 700 RPM:uzi:
 

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RIMFIRE TRAP DEVELOPMENT

i'd like to get the bairtrap worked over before i get back to the range! wasn't quite heavy built enough so i gotta get my fabricator back on the stick. i think i know what it needs to be a spatterless bullet trap though. last fall it held up real well but it needs to be reworked a little.


the 2nd amendment protects us all...............
 

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Been way toooo long here, but guess not having any places to shoot anything other than a handgun, doesn't help much.

I love shooting my handguns, but also have a few longguns, AK's. SKS's, M48's, M44's, AR's, and others, I would like to shoot, but round here it is all handguns ranges. :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:


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