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Old 07-20-2012, 12:24   #1
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Cheap over the little things!

Went to a indoor gun range to shoot my new P226, first time there. They give me the rules and start reading over them and get to number 18 "LEAVE ALL SPENT CASINGS ON FLOOR. NO PICKING UP OF BRASS IS ALLOWED." I handed the form back to the girl and said "I won't be shooting here" and left.

I can drop big bucks on guns and not think twice, but to leave my spent brass for the gun range, HECK NO!!! It's mine!!!! my precious, precious!! how dear they try to take my $10.00 worth of precious, precious brass! It's not a very reloader (is that a word?) friendly gun range.

As I am driving away I think to my self, you cheap ba*tard, you left and did not shoot because of $10.00 worth of brass.

But it's sooooooo hard to leave my precious, precious!

Ho-well, I'll hit the range by the house, they let you pick up your precious, precious.
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Old 07-20-2012, 13:12   #2
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I am sure it's for saftey reasons as most brass lands in the fireing lane. $10 worth of brass? How many rounds were you going to shoot? If you owned the range would you want people going down range to get a few $$$ of brass. Good luck with you new 226.
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Old 07-20-2012, 13:22   #3
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I am sure it's for saftey reasons as most brass lands in the fireing lane. $10 worth of brass? How many rounds were you going to shoot? If you owned the range would you want people going down range to get a few $$$ of brass. Good luck with you new 226.
I assume it is for both safety reasons, and to resell the brass. How do they feel about revolver shooters keeping their brass, I wonder.
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Old 07-20-2012, 13:34   #4
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Shoot steel or aluminum.
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Old 07-20-2012, 13:36   #5
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Shoot steel or aluminum.
That is a good point however they have a sigh up that says "No Steel or Aluminum Case Ammo" ???
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Old 07-20-2012, 14:01   #6
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That is a good point however they have a sigh up that says "No Steel or Aluminum Case Ammo" ???
Then it's clear that they want the brass for money.
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Old 07-20-2012, 14:15   #7
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I also would go somewhere else!
I DO have an indoor and outdoor range that doesn't have such a rule that I can go to!
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Old 07-20-2012, 14:53   #8
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A indoor range opened locally a couple years ago. They tried that for a while. It didn't go over big and now you can pick up your brass and any other brass that's laying around.
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When I go to the range, I pick up ALL reloadable cases........

If there were no rules, there would be no brass left. It would all be picked up by those who shoot there.

Not sure how that relates to this thread.........

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Never heard that one before. Yea, I'd be looking for another range as well.
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Old 07-20-2012, 16:31   #11
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The indoor range I use allows you pick up your brass, unless you buy a bag range reloads, then you are not supposed to. Technically, you are only supposed to police your own brass, but I see a lot of people picking all the can collect.
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Old 07-20-2012, 16:38   #12
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A indoor range opened locally a couple years ago. They tried that for a while. It didn't go over big and now you can pick up your brass and any other brass that's laying around.

I have to ask - did you go there or just hear about the indoor range??
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Old 07-20-2012, 16:42   #13
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"LEAVE ALL SPENT CASINGS ON FLOOR. NO PICKING UP OF BRASS IS ALLOWED." I handed the form back to the girl and said "I won't be shooting here" and left.
How much did it cost you in gas for the round trip & going to another range?

$ wise I'm thinking you should have shot there, left the brass and then not return.

With gas over $3/gal you have to do the math.
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Old 07-20-2012, 16:49   #14
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I've left ranges for various reasons more simple that policing my brass. Like RO's not monitoring the kids on the range. Our local range collected all the spent Bullets as well.
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Old 07-20-2012, 17:15   #15
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For those types of ranges, wheelguns are your friends.
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Just because my gun ejects brass, doesn't make the brass any less mine.
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A range by me makes you buy their rifle ammo and you can't touch the brass. "It becomes the property of Hoover Tactical when the case hits the floor". Cheapest 223 bullets they have are PMC Bronze for $7.50/20 rounds. Pretty expensive, no?
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^^ This. tom.
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Old 07-20-2012, 18:11   #19
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A range by me makes you buy their rifle ammo and you can't touch the brass. "It becomes the property of Hoover Tactical when the case hits the floor". Cheapest 223 bullets they have are PMC Bronze for $7.50/20 rounds. Pretty expensive, no?

Perfect reason for a brass catcher....if it never hits the floor its not theirs
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That kind of policy would make me shoot through a bag of some sort to catch the brass. Just make sure it doesn't hit the floor.
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I quit shooting semi-auto's because I'm too lazy to pick up brass.
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:40   #22
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A range by me makes you buy their rifle ammo and you can't touch the brass. "It becomes the property of Hoover Tactical when the case hits the floor". Cheapest 223 bullets they have are PMC Bronze for $7.50/20 rounds. Pretty expensive, no?
Sounds like outright theft to me. That's like saying to one of my buddies if he drops his cell phone in my house, it becomes my property!
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:53   #23
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The range I go to they expect you to police the area when your done. They have buckets for you to throw the brass in or if you wish you can take it with you. They supply the broom and the long handled dust pan. The place is always spotless as it's a simple rule that everyone abides by. To me that's just greed on there part.
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:00   #24
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I bought a .22 conversion unit for my 1911s for this reason. I plan on picking one up for my 228.

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Old 07-21-2012, 09:14   #25
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SigFTW,

I've pretty much done the same thing here...I only shoot at the range at where I'm a member, primarily due to:

1. Not getting swept by someone else's muzzle. The range can keep my brass. I am more concerned about the negligent folks who are not practicing firearm safety.

2. I can reclaim all my brass from my big old Harbor Freight tarp I lay out next to me. Not really required for G19 Gen4...

3. Better drive for me--the range which is open all the time has many stop lights and intersections to get through, even though it is closer in distance. My favorite place is a remote range out in the country.

4. I'm not having to shoot next to anyone most of the time. If there is a tactical bay available, I almost always shoot there.

5. Chronograph testing. Nobody else can shoot my chrony except for me Actually, it's faster for me, especially since I'm not waiting on any line to go hot/cold.

6. Steel targets. All the places here have paper targets for pistol. I like shooting my steel targets at different distances.

7. Rapid fire. If I'm feeling like practicing some quick-fire drills, then I will.

OK, I'll stop at that, although I could keep going...but I'm definitely onboard with keeping my own brass, including that brand-new Starline stuff I load out with new powders and projectiles.
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