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Why do so many AR shooters blast away at a target 10 yards away?

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20 November 2020, 18:28
clayman216
Why do so many AR shooters blast away at a target 10 yards away?
I think that many may be training for using it as a personal protection weapon and preparing for that type of scenario. Any firearm used for personal protection should be trainings with thoroughly as it is said that you shoot like you train. Shooting someone at several hundred yards is not generally considered self protection in today’s civilian world but up close and personal attacks are common.
20 November 2020, 19:23
tsturm
quote:
Originally posted by p dog shooter

Not every body grew up in a hunting shooting family.


So TRUE!! May look like idiots to us but they have the desire to show up & try. I don't mind picking up their brass either I have never purchased a loaded 223 or 308 round Wink Lots of these guys are FIRST TIMERS AT THE RANGE so rather than piss & moan about what they don't know or what they do, how about us old fucks show them the correct way? tu2


23 November 2020, 03:26
Alec Torres
I had given up on public rifle ranges. Too many 'para-military' knuckle heads blasting away. Even with a stern range master I don't like being in front of the firing line.

I built a 100 yard range with berm and bench on my place and if I feel the need to shoot at longer ranges i just go through my gate into the National Forest and I have all the space i would ever need. Life is good.
07 February 2021, 06:05
B L O'Connor
quote:
Originally posted by clayman216:
I think that many may be training for using it as a personal protection weapon and preparing for that type of scenario. Any firearm used for personal protection should be trainings with thoroughly as it is said that you shoot like you train. Shooting someone at several hundred yards is not generally considered self protection in today’s civilian world but up close and personal attacks are common.
That's exactly why I do it, and why I've trained my wife to do it.

If I want to shoot at hunting or varmint ranges, I have scoped, very accurate rifles to do so. But those weapons are not terrific for home protection.

Handguns are great, and I carry one always. But for home protection, I'm going with my AR: I want 30 rounds of semi-auto because I don't know how many people might be invading if (God forbid) an invasion happens. Nor do I know whether or not they might be all coming from the same direction or whether or not they might be high on drugs.

I do not want a fair fight.
08 April 2021, 07:50
JeffreyPhD
quote:
Originally posted by AnotherAZWriter:
I don't get it. I was at the range yesterday to test loads for a .375, shoot my weekly 10 rds of .223 offhand at 100 and take my 20 .45 ACP shots at 25.

Two guys were shooting pistols at 10 yards, which is common; almost no one seems to shoot handguns past that distance. But then they got out their ARs and just pumped round after round into their target.

What is the attraction? Noise?


I see this all the time at the local range. Not quite as close as 25 yards; usually 50 yards. Average groups are something around 10-12". That's using the bench. They like to make a lot of noise. I'm sure there are certain imaginary scenarios involved with that. It's no wonder that there isn't any ammo available with all they burn up.
08 April 2021, 08:47
NormanConquest
well for whatever reason, it does help the firearms industry.


Never mistake motion for action.