RSOs view of the world.. Training or the lack of it :)

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But you must be particularly anal retentive to notice this before the most obvious error is solved.;)

That was my joke about it being off 90° up thread.
 

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90 or 180 degrees aside, that dude's scope was on backards! Not backwards, backards!! The little lookin-through end was where the big seein-out end shoulda been.
 

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I've been spending a little time in the range lately and thought I would update.. Overheard yesterday "Where is the safety on this" response "It doesn't have one" Huge eye roll:rolleyes: accompanied by the, "are you crazy" look, then elbows on the table to shoot at 5 yards.:lmfao:

Tell me what this is.. Sorry for the poor pic but it appeared to be 10/22s mounted in tandem with a hand crank to fire them intermittently..

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Note position of the target, maybe 6 feet out. Fortunately it was airsoft but a bad idea because when they come back with a 22 it will be headed for the roof of the range and if she handles a real firearm like this the slide will bounce off her nose. Also why come to the range to train your mom with airsoft??

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I've been spending a little time in the range lately and thought I would update.. Overheard yesterday "Where is the safety on this" response "It doesn't have one" Huge eye roll:rolleyes: accompanied by the, "are you crazy" look, then elbows on the table to shoot at 5 yards.:lmfao:

Tell me what this is.. Sorry for the poor pic but it appeared to be 10/22s mounted in tandem with a hand crank to fire them intermittently..

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Note position of the target, maybe 6 feet out. Fortunately it was airsoft but a bad idea because when they come back with a 22 it will be headed for the roof of the range and if she handles a real firearm like this the slide will bounce off her nose. Also why come to the range to train your mom with airsoft??

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Top pic: so this guy looked at some of the things mounted on Technicals (usually white Toyota pickups, just sayin...) in war-torn regions around the world, then saw a deal on 2-packs of BX-25 mags, AND THEN invested enough money to buy a nice AR, a Mossberg 500, and a Glock. Now he has exactly what for what purpose? Something different to put holes in paper for certain, and it does look cool. Defense against drones? A shotgun used for waterfowl hunting would be a better choice. Hoards of lawless rioters? AR.

Not my money...
 

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Kinda forgot about this thread, man, it’s really giving me flashbacks. I got out of the range business, just didn’t have the patience anymore. Dealing with the same idiocy day in and day out just beat me down. It wasn’t really all the new shooters that the pandemic and unrest brought out of the woodwork, a good majority of those people wanted to be safe and learn, it was mainly the operators that would bring 25 guns with them, at least half of them rifles, and want to sight in their new scope at 12 feet.
 

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RE: Airsoft

With the price of ammo being what it is and the lack there of I think airsoft is a great idea for someone that doesn't even know the safety rules.

I have one that matches my EDC. Slide moves when fired so a new shooter could get a very basic idea.

Also maybe bringing her to the range gets her started because of all the sights, sounds and smells. Keep her from jumping when the guy in the next lane mag dumps.

Then again, maybe she was paying and the guy thought what the hell, lets go have some real fun. Now she can tell her friends that she went to the range and shot.
 

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Tell me what this is.. Sorry for the poor pic but it appeared to be 10/22s mounted in tandem with a hand crank to fire them intermittently..

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That's exactly what it is. They sell a kit for it, just supply the 10-22s. IIRC they also had a 3 10-22 model, they rotated like a Gatling gun. You had to remove the trigger guards for that one.
 

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I've been spending a little time in the range lately and thought I would update.. Overheard yesterday "Where is the safety on this" response "It doesn't have one" Huge eye roll:rolleyes: accompanied by the, "are you crazy" look, then elbows on the table to shoot at 5 yards.:lmfao:

Tell me what this is.. Sorry for the poor pic but it appeared to be 10/22s mounted in tandem with a hand crank to fire them intermittently..

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Note position of the target, maybe 6 feet out. Fortunately it was airsoft but a bad idea because when they come back with a 22 it will be headed for the roof of the range and if she handles a real firearm like this the slide will bounce off her nose. Also why come to the range to train your mom with airsoft??

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WT actual F
No ones mother should be subjected to that
 

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Overheard on my way out after an RSO shift.. Customer "do you have any Glock 24 round mags" Salesperson "sorry, we do not", idiot salesperson "we have 32 round mags, you can load 24 in that"..Obviously a math major. :lmfao:
 

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Overheard on my way out after an RSO shift.. Customer "do you have any Glock 24 round mags" Salesperson "sorry, we do not", idiot salesperson "we have 32 round mags, you can load 24 in that"..Obviously a math major. :lmfao:
In all fairness, there are help wanted signs EVERYWHERE right now. The starting point guard is now the third-string freshman bench-warmer.
 

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Overheard on my way out after an RSO shift.. Customer "do you have any Glock 24 round mags" Salesperson "sorry, we do not", idiot salesperson "we have 32 round mags, you can load 24 in that"..Obviously a math major. :lmfao:
Better than the guy at Point Blank who was insisting that the 22 caliber cleaning rods they had would "no doubt" work in my 17 caliber gun... And he had seen it "done many times". To which I simply said no and left. At least what your person suggested would actually work.

(I seldom go there but was on a mission for a specific item... Which I later found out the RK I drive past to get there, had read y in stock... A couple of weeks after I just went ahead and ordered online elsewhere)
 

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Easily 90% of the "training" I see going on in the range consists of people that have absolutely no idea of what they are doing but speaking like a USPSA Grand master. I know that being judgemental is above my pay grade and at times I try to talk with some but I usually end up biting my tongue. Watching while people miss targets (the whole 23 X 35 paper) at 5 yards and handing out band-aids for bleeding thumbs. It starts out being comical but by the end of the shift it's really very sad. 20 GA shells in 12 GA guns, 380 in 9MM, 9MM in 40 and 40 in 45. A guy complaining that his new 38 spl revolver would not accept 380 ammo and even a PMR30 that refused to function with 22 LR ammo. If you've never tried to clear a PMR30 mag of 22 LR ammo shove a couple in a mag sometime, you're in for a treat.

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ALL 32 pages of this post remind me how I NEVER want to be an RSO at a PUBLIC range!!! I used to be a VIP member at Open Range in Crestwood, KY. Even though it was right across the river from Indiana, every time I went there was an adventure! Seeing people all Gucci' d out with all of their high end range gear and guns but either hit the lights in the ceiling or bounce rounds off the floor.... NO JOKE! I am always one to help as I think that is what the 2A community is all about but I got tired of helping the poor souls that bought their $30 optics that came with a light and laser off of Amazon. I would spend the majority of my time explaining why the optic won't track or sight in. Then dealing with guys that had $2,000 optics on custom rifles with the 20moa base mounted backwards. It just got to be too much then Covid happened.... Ain't been back since! I do miss the 100 yard indoor range though.....It was a great place to do load development no matter what the weather was!
 

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