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Old 06-16-2013, 20:05   #1
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I love the sound of gunfire in the neighborhood.

I shoot most every day but the gunfire I like to hear is other people shooting.

Best I can tell there's shooting at six/seven homes within hearing.
I've heard three at one time.

I've been shooting off and on all day.
About an hour ago someone North of me went through a couple magazines full auto, Cool.
Maybe I woke them up. Last week I was shooting my M2 Carbine FA.

Last year, best I could tell, there were four different full auto going at the same place for about an hour.

Other than the FA today there was shooting at a couple other places.


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Old 06-16-2013, 21:11   #2
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I miss rural living... being able to walk out to the back yard and start shooting.

If I started shooting on my property now, I would have the cops over in a hurry.
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Old 06-16-2013, 23:19   #3
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You're making me jealous. I wish I could walk out of my back door to a personal range.
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Old 06-16-2013, 23:21   #4
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Sounds like SOP around here. Should here it when Front Site has guests. They are only a half mile south of me.
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Old 06-16-2013, 23:22   #5
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That's the neighborhood I need now, just walk out back and shoot. I have to drive and lately I haven't had time.

Last time I heard shooting in my neighborhood my mom was yelling at me to get back in the house. Glad my kids don't have to grow up in the area I did.
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:30   #6
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I lived in a place like that. Problem was, it was in Memphis.
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:52   #7
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i hear shooting regularly as well, but its not my neighborhood, its in theirs.... and it usually means i have some more work to do...
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:43   #8
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M2, my guess is that crime is low in your neighborhood.

It should be low in Chicago, too.
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:30   #9
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When I lived in town, the sound of gunfire echoed at all times, especially at night. Now I live in a semi-rural area, the only gunfire I hear is when the guy up the road is up from NYC. Nothing like the sound of a fully automatic weapon to wake up to on a Sunday morning, especially in a state(NY) where it is a major felony to own one.
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:32   #10
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I guess that only makes sense when you know your neighbours at least a little bit...
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:15   #11
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I live in an area when most of the gunfire I hear is at night and it lasts for a few seconds to maybe a minute. Sometimesthe sound of sirens follows.
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:39   #12
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I don't even notice the gun fire anymore. It's a 24/7 thing. Police, fire trucks, ambulances, shock trama aircraft and the natives screaming into their cell phones is...just background noise.
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:19   #13
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I guess that only makes sense when you know your neighbours at least a little bit...
Funny thing is, I've lived here since 1967 and I don't know most of the neighbor's names.

I've been called, "The guy that does all that shooting".

I do know the neighbor to the East (recently I tore both my shoulders when he was teaching me to ride one of his horses).
A few years ago I hadn't shot for about two weeks. Walking to the range in the woods I pass by his house. When I did finally shoot, the neighbor was at the fence as I passed by on the way home.
He asked me if I had been OK because he hadn't heard me shoot in a while.
I said I was just busy.
He said, "I like to hear you shooting. It let's anyone around know we have guns and know how to use them".


I know what you all are saying about the cities. Before leaving the big city in 1966 my Wife and I (illegally) carried handguns.
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:36   #14
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I love it when people shoot around here. Some full auto too even. I step outside and fire off a few as a salute to fellow shooters
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:39   #15
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I guess that only makes sense when you know your neighbours at least a little bit...
I used to know all my neighbors, now just a few. The guy with the automatic weapon is a retired NYC cop with a major attitude. The guy who bought the farm down the road from me is Columbian and breeds and fights pitbulls. Most of the rest of the neighbors are from out of the area, and seem ok, but are a bit aloof. The one guy's wife constantly complains about the lack of cell phone service and how she hates living in a town that doesn't have a gourmet deli.

It can be amusing.

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Old 06-17-2013, 07:52   #16
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Buck,
There was a lot of shooting going on, around here, last night.

Two in the hospital. Neither one 'life threatening', but, the one recipient got hit in the face.



Oh!!!!!!! The neighborhood.......... Washington, DC.
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:01   #17
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Buck,
There was a lot of shooting going on, around here, last night.

Two in the hospital. Neither one 'life threatening', but, the one recipient got hit in the face.



Oh!!!!!!! The neighborhood.......... Washington, DC.
Was that at Waldorf (the neighborhood of Washington DC)?
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:06   #18
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When I purchased 20 acres of a pretty hillside, in NW WI,
I was talking to the excavating contractor(lives a few
miles north of me), building a road into our building site. I
asked, "Do you think the neighbors will mind if I shoot my
guns? I shoot A LOT", and his replay was, "They won't
mind, if you don't mind when they shoot". I purchased
property in the correct neighborhood.

And they do. Some neighbors west, and southwest of me,
blaze away often. The guys to the west like to unload
pistols, FAST. Not sure if they hit much, but they do
shoot fast and often. I get particularly noise when I
start practicing for competitions, or I decide it is time
to practice carbine/pistol transitions or various SD drills.
The night fires may make the neighbors a bit uneasy.
And other times the grandson(age 7) just has to shoot his
pistol(my S&W 22A).

Yes, having a range out the back door is nice.

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Old 06-17-2013, 08:26   #19
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I go right from my reloading bench to my back pasture and shoot. Love having my own property! Couple of months ago a new family moved onto the property next to mine. Hadn't gone over to meet them and heard an AK being fired over there. Went over to meet the guy and he turns out to be a medically retired Marine Scout/Sniper! I love having neighbors that shoot!
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I used to know all my neighbors, now just a few. The guy with the automatic weapon is a retired NYC cop with a major attitude. The guy who bought the farm down the road from me is Columbian and breeds and fights pitbulls. Most of the rest of the neighbors are from out of the area, and seem ok, but are a bit aloof. The one guy's wife constantly complains about the lack of cell phone service and how she hates living in a town that doesn't have a gourmet deli.

It can be amusing.
Sounds nice, except for the pitbull guy - I cant stand animal cruelty.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:32   #21
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My buddy in Ft. Pierce isn't thrilled with it. They hear it almost nightly from the nearby 'hood. Next door neighbor pulled up and was just about to get out of his car last week when he heard two bullets whizz by his car. Full auto gunfire a few weeks ago was bangers taking out two cops. He's looking to move.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:17   #22
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Sounds nice, except for the pitbull guy - I cant stand animal cruelty.
You should meet the retired cop. He makes the Colombian look like a choir boy.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:24   #23
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In the 29 years since I've been living on the lake, the year round population has filled in a bit, so I have curtailed my shooting a bit, especially in the summer when all the PFAs are at their camps.

No more shooting clays off the deck mounted launcher, but thanks to a couple suppressors, some 200 dollar tax stamps and several months waiting for the ATF to reply...I still do a lot of shooting....just a whole lot quieter now..

For the long range stuff, I have to head down to the gravel pits at the end of the road.
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Been rural since 2000. I shoot off the deck when the wife's not home. When she's home I go behind the shed.
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Was that at Waldorf (the neighborhood of Washington DC)?
No. SouthEast Washington, DC.
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