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When I say I'm "Going up to the range", maybe now people can know exactly what I mean.

(Link is down towards the bottom)

This video is 13 minutes long, and is basically just a compilation of me, my brother, and my shooting buddy's two days worth of range time.

Noobies
A: The "Assault Weapon Ban" targetted, among other things, rifles with pistol grips. The reasoning behind this was that criminals could use a pistol grip to "shoot from the hip". Notice that the two rifles we used had pistol grips, but no one who planned on hitting anything shot from the hip.
B: During the "Assault Weapon Ban", the AK47 clone (The wood-stocked rifle) was legal to manufacture and sell. The AR15 (The black rifle) would not have been legal (Though it was, since it was actually manufactured before the ban) unless the stock (The part up against our shoulder) was different. The stock on it is collapsible (Though was never used in a collapsed position). Would a stock that doesn't collapse make you any happier about a criminal having that (or any) gun? Let's go after the criminals, not the guns.
B2: For the record, the AK47 was about $800. The AR15 was about $900. The majority of crime is committed with junk guns. As in, found in a dumpster, stolen out of the cab of Jimbo's pickup, or bought off the street for less than $100, like this overpriced piece of ****.
C: Bowling pins make great targets because they can take a lot of abuse, and they are roughly the shape of the area of a human that you want to aim for for effective neutralization.
D: Pistols tear up the bowling pins much more than the rifles. They have relatively slow, wide bullets. The rifles on the other hand, fire skinnier bullets travellin a lot faster, so they zip through the wood like a beer can without doing much damage.
E: Most shooters enjoy taking people out to the range to teach them the ropes. There's certainly no harm, even if you hate guns, in learning to operate them safely. Ask your favorite right-wing-ultra-religious-racist-*******-conservative friend (Ha! Clearly, that is a joke...) to take you out some time.
F: Be safe, pick up your debris, and be courteous to other shooters!
G: None of the guns you saw in this movie have ever (And hopefully will never) been used in the commission of a crime. None of the shooters have been either. :) "The majority of firearms, by their silence, indicate that they are in safe and sane hands." Or something to that effect.

Experienced shooters:
You will probably notice some of the seemingly unsafe things going on.
A: For the one or two times when the camera is in front of the firing line and there is actual firing taking place, the camera is sitting there on its own. Me being the camera man for most of it, I wasn't about to take chances just to entertain you.
B: One of the shots where the XD is being pointed roughly at the camera, the gun is empty (As verified by both of us) and the bro's finger is still very much off the trigger.
C: A lot of the movement was done first as a few dry runs to make sure that there wasn't any sweeping of the muzzle across people important to the production.
D: I was fairly amazed at how my brother keeps his finger off the trigger now. Gooood boooooy.
E: The scenes out in the woods take place on J's private property. There are basically mountains on all sides as a backstop.
F: I have no comment about the shots that were fired and did not make it to the backstop on the range. The possibility of .223 and 7.62 shots flying off into the woods is what made us move out to J's property.


Anyone wanting more information, feel free to contact me using any of my contact options shown at the bottom of this post (The pretty icons, dummy).


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Please pick one of the following links at random. I'd like to divide the bandwidth up evenly. If one link does not work, try another!

Guns_and_fun.wmv - 13 minutes, 17 seconds - 64 mB

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http://www.ohio-firearms.com/Guns_and_fun.wmv (345 downloads) [Thanks Ampleworks]
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that was badass, thats what i go do out in the desert. buts its so much cooler that you have an entire range to yourself to be able to do that kind of stuff.
 

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Overkill if you like shooting the bowling pins in a course of fire, you owe it to your self to try either an USPSA or IDPA match although IDPA wont like the comp. Try a uspsa match just for fun I think you will like it.
 

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Great video! You put some time into it, I am sure. Thanks for putting up for everyone to see. :mrgreen:
 

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Sweet!
 

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it won't open for me. i'm gonna start a thread in non-talk about computer problems i'm having
 

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nice Overkill.

Wish I still had a nice place like that to "cowboy" at.
 

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BeardXXXd: Fortunately for me, I have a buddy who leaves big parcels of bowling pins and sheet rock at the front door for me. But, basically, you should be able to go to a bowling alley and ask for their old bowling pins.

AJames: I can't host it locally because any upstream oomph and our Internet connection dies, so there's no way for me to seed it. However, that third link is a link to where you can TRY to download it via P2P networks (Including the Torrent, which is the third option when you finally get to the download popup window). As for IDPA and whatnot, there aren't any close enough to me, I think.

One-Eyed: Definitely a lot of fun. :)

thirdtimesthecharm: We had an entire range and an entire forest. But the battery in the camera died. :)

xdron40: Indoor ranges suuuuuuck.

flttster: Windows Movie Maker. Bleh. :)

hobocircus: Most of the time was spent overcoming stupid limitations in the free software. But you get what you pay for!

cekxd40: Uh-huh!

quixdraw: I would not try to buffer it. Right click it and "Save as".

icon: Go then! But remember... no work... no money... no ammo.

aiformula: Come up for a visit. :)
 

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don't tempt me dude.

I've been known to just up and out on a whim before. :)

Of course if I'm spending time over there, I have to bring the bike. I need to ride down through the Shenandoah's again.
 

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Yessir, the roads out there make me almost want a bike myself. :)
 

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I for one, was not completely happy with the video. It was too short, and it pretty much proves that I am not nearly as good a shot as Overkill, or his brother, or J. I guess I had better get out and practice...

Good work on the video.. Now I am going to watch it again to make up for the fact that it was only 13 minutes, 17 seconds!. If you had tried, I am sure you could have gotten another 13 minutes in there!

LOL

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looked like a whole lotta fun :D when i grow up, i wanna be just like you:lol: :lol: :lol: nice video :mrgreen: can't wait for the sequel :!: :!:
 
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