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Stealing guns at gun ranges

This happens with enough regularity that I tend to keep a gun holstered at a public range.

6 Responses to “Stealing guns at gun ranges”

  1. LKP Says:

    I always have a pistol I’m wearing in addition to the pistol I take to shoot at the range.

  2. Seerak Says:

    A useful reminder. I often shoot all the ammo I have, *including* my carry piece, partly to keep the ammo in it fresh, and to keep ME fresh on it.

    Not any more. Now I’ll just shoot out the carried mag and keep a fresh one to carry out.

    It’s hard to imagine this happening at the Clark County (NV) range, it’s so popular, and staffed too.

  3. Zack Says:

    I’m reminded of this story a few years ago http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2010/08/suspect_in_shooting_death_of_e.html

    I try to always shoot with a partner, with one pair of eyes shooting down range and one pair of eyes scanning. You can get pretty focused on the target and with ear pro not hear someone come up behind you.

    I also keep one person with the guns while the other goes down range. Your back is turned to your guns while you walk down range, leaving plenty of opportunity. Also doubles as safety officer, I’ve had idiots touching their guns while people were down range.

  4. mikee Says:

    My local range insists with a sign on the front door that all guns coming in must be unloaded.

    And the entire staff is always armed.

    There is no sign about gun status when leaving. Hmmmm.

  5. Renegade_Azzy Says:

    Ive been to ranges that dont allow any holstered firearms when the “all clear” is sounded. I think thats a dangerous game to play.

  6. Gregory Markle Says:

    One from our neck of the woods a few years ago, hadn’t thought about it in a while and I’m happy to see they caught the guy.

    http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/08/crime_of_opportunity_nets_ex-p.html