I practice rapid fire because it’s a useful skill. Should I ever need to use my weapon to save my life, I want to be able to utilize it effectively.
The range rules allowed rapid fire, but limited them to 3 round bursts.
I wasn’t really goofing off - I practice my weapon control techniques - although I do admit it’s fun to cover the paper in holes in a few seconds.
I have no idea why it would be considered rude behavior. Gun ranges produce lots of noise. I was keeping all my fire on my target at all times - I wasn’t presenting a hazard of any type by shooting all over the place, but my fire was very controlled.
Also: I’ve been getting annoyed with the ‘dumb ass hunters’ at the range for a while, this was just one particular annoying incident. When I go to the range, and they’re shooting their tricked out, scoped, special barrel shotguns I don’t give them some dirty look, I leave them be.
But from about half of them, I automatically get attitude for shooting military type weapons. There’s somewhat of a divide between military type rifle shooters and hunters - mostly because hunters get elitist. I’ve never gone up to a hunter and said “What do you need that for? You can’t fire 1000 rounds without a failure with that!”, but I get shit like “What do you need that for? You can’t hunt with that” all the time.
The second to last time I was at the range, some hunter/ex cop decided to get in my face and say “Hey, those magazines aren’t legal”. I argued about it, told him the actual law, but he had this smug attitude about it - especially since the range master was around.
Did it really bother him if I loaded my mags fully or half way? No, he just had to get in my face about it because he had the same elitist attitude. He wanted to hassle me about it. Anyway, the range master didn’t know if he was right or wrong, so he told me to load up my mags half way for the rest of the day. The next time I printed up the law and brought it.
I’m mostly annoyed with the dirty looks and pestering. The fact that I had to restrict my fire today was only a symptom over the overall elitism over a bunch of dumb asses who try to see who can fit the heavier scope to their damn shotgun.
I leave them alone, but half of them always have something to prove with me.