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Coming Classes

August 10th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Classes

Beside Hunter Safety class, we also have Basic Self Defense coming up Wednesday August 19th, and Women’s Only class beginning August 10th. That class will be every Monday evening for 6 weeks, and includes classroom and range time. Taught by Claudia Murphy, the class is excellent for first time women shooters, and for women who are thinking about owning or shooting a handgun. You don’t have to own a firearm to take the class. Call the range at 353-4884 to sign up and for more information.

Coming Classes

August 10th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

The cooling system had a rough couple of weeks at the end of July, but we think we have the problem worked out, and the range has been cool these past several days. Today, for example, its 115 outside but 75 inside the range! Our staff has been working every day on the target turners, and as this is being written, we have all the target retrievers working like they should.

Get Updates about the Range on Twitter, Facebook and MySpace

August 10th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Get Updates about the Range on Twitter, Facebook and MySpace

Your range is getting with it, 21st century-wise. We are on Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace. If you are on any of those social networks, sign on to follow us! Twitter is especially useful, because we are sending out frequent tweets about ammunition availability, new firearms shipments, range competitions, and so forth. You can be the first to know when we get new ammo shipments; you can be the first to sign up for new classes, and what the range conditions are.

Hunter Safety Class Begins August 24

August 10th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Need to get a hunting license for dove season? Know someone who needs a license? We’ll teach the California-required Hunter Safety class at the range August 24 through 28, from 6pm-8pm each day, plus a Saturday shoot on the 29th. Cost is $10 for materials. You must call ahead to reserve a spot in class, we are limited to 30 students. Successful completion of the class is required to obtain a California hunting license. Call ahead to reserve a spot.

We are also certifying a few new Hunter Safety instructors, if you’d like to be able to teach Hunter Safety in the future, call us for details.

Basic Self Defence Class

August 4th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 6:00 pm.

Fighting Tactics!! Knife & Empty-Hand.

Cutting edge lethal & less-lethal folding knife  techniques. Real Empty-hand defense against edged weapons counters, grabbing attacks and more. Empty-handed assault alternative force grips, striking skills armed & unarmed street-effective ground fighting skills. Realistic strategies for defeating multiple adversaries and much more!!!!

Learn * Practice * Perfection

Remember there is always someone better!!!

Cost is $35 per person.

First Car Made in Detroit After Federal Takeover of Car Companies

August 3rd, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

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August 3rd, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Videos

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Border Tactical Ballistic Vest Shoot

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8 Stupid Gun Mistakes Most Movies Makes

August 3rd, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Entertainment

THE SILENCED REVOLVER If you’re dumb enough to put a silencer on a revolver then you’ll discover that all the noise you hoped to suppress will escape from around the cylinder. See, an automatic is a sealed system allowing gas to vent only from the end of the barrel. So all your sound is coming from the barrel as well. A revolver is not sealed. There’s a gap twixt the cylinder and the barrel where they meet. This gap allows the cylinder to turn. It also allows gas and noise to escape.

THE “EMPTY” AUTOMATIC We’ve all seen the scene where on adversary has the drop on another at the end of a gunfight. One guy holds out an automatic to the other guy’s head, says a take away line (“This is where the rubber meets the road, scumbag.) and then…click. The gun’s empty! Well, when an automatic has fired its last cartridge the slide atop the action locks back. They would both know the gun was empty. At the same time the firing mechanism locks back as well so no “click”. If you need to have a scene like this make sure your character’s armed with a revolver.

THE SUPER ACCURATE SNIPER SCOPE This one’s common. I do it myself but only because most audiences don’t understand how bullets track. It’s the scene where we’re looking through the sniper’s scope and the crosshairs land on the intended quarry square on his or her head. There it is the president, the Queen mum, the guy who made it off of Survivor island and the posts are placed right on their kissers. This might work if the sniper was standing thirty yards away. But the problem is that bullets don’t fire in a flat, straight line. The longer a bullet is in flight the slower it begins to travel and the more it loses altitude. This is called “the drop”. A sniper must take into account the drop, the temperature, barometric pressure and wind direction and velocity when lining up a money shot. So, over a long distance you want to have your crosshairs above the target. If all is right under God’s heavens then the bullet will then “drop” where you want it. I cover this one by having my shooters mention this aspect of long range sniping. And never aim for the head. You want a “center shot” or chest shot.

“THE CORDITE THICK AS FOG.” Man, did I feel dumb about five years ago when Larry Hama went on a rant about this common gaffe. Everyone at one time or another mentions the “cordite stink” of gunsmoke in their stories. But it turns out that cordite was a chemical ingredient in gunpowder for only a very short time in the late 19th Century. So, unless you’re writing about Highlanders fighting their way down the Khyber this one is a major boo-boo. I don’t know who immortalized this error. Probaly a yellow journalist back then. It entered the lexicon of cliches next to “grieving loved ones” and “armed conflict” that are in every reporters bag o’ cliches. I cringe now when I see even writers I admire refer to cordite.

KER-CHAK! We’ve all seen this one. The good or bad guy had been holding a shotgun on his opposite number for a while and, just for dramatic emphasis, racks back the pump to chamber a shell. Loud Ker-Chak! Then a take-away line. “Be sure to say ‘hi’ to your mama when you get to Hell!” This is very cool and dramatic and I do love that sound effect. But what this actually means is that the character has been threatening everyone with a gun that has no chambered round. If he pulled the trigger nothing would happen.

SHOOTING SIDEWAYS Your gangstas just have to be different. So they aim their handguns sideways and hunch over and kind of glare along their arm in lieu of actually aiming. In fact, when they do this their eyes aren’t even looking at the site but at their victim. Intimidating your intended victims is all well and good. But it comes to naught if, when you finally start busting caps, you miss the other guy by six city blocks. There’s a reason we hold guns vertically. It’s a more natural pose considering that the barrel of a gun is going to leap up and back when each round goes off. It’s a lot easier to lower that site back to it’s original position than it is to go searching for them over a 180 degree radius. Ever see Davey Crockett hold his flintlock sideways? This way is just plain dumb.

THE STARSKY AND HUTCH WALL SLIDE This one’s common. The cops are in a bunch with handguns held in both hands, barrels pointed skyward and arms tight to their chests as they sideways-slide along a wall down a hallway toward the lair of some badguys. The problem with this is, that when the shooting starts, plater walls do not a bunker make. Also, in a real life gunbattle, bullets bounce, tumble and tend to track along flat surfaces like walls and floors. In real life, cops blast off a few shots and hunt for substantial cover. From this cover they shout out dire threats of retribution until the bad guys give up, run away or are determined to have died in the first hail of gunfire. If you read enough police reports about firefights those hoods pumped to the double and triple digits with lead begin to make sense. The only way to even the odds in a gunfight is to take the other guy down in a hurry in the first few seconds of the fight.

“LOOKS LIKE A NINE OR A THIRTY EIGHT” The detective shows up at the homicide scene. Takes one glance at the bulletholes in the victim and pronounces the exact caliber of the murder weapon. Maybe, I say maybe, if the victim was a piece of plywood you could do this. But a bullethole in a person quickly fills with fluid and the area around it swells. All of this masks the true size of the bullethole. Even if you were good enough to tell the diameter of the various calibers of bullets at a glance (which would be difficult if you were looking at their exact diameters drawn on a piece of paper.) that talent would be useless on a fresh corpse.