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Q: Indoor Firing Range ( No Answer,   5 Comments )
Subject: Indoor Firing Range
Category: Sports and Recreation > Training
Asked by: jsc-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 12 Jan 2005 13:45 PST
Expires: 11 Feb 2005 13:45 PST
Question ID: 456257
A friend and I need this cleared up. Do real guns, (make, feel,
action) of any type made (hand, machine, rife) or produced to give the
affect of shooting the gun, without actually firing a bullet? NOW,
that was the easy part, the answer is yes. Blanks. The answer needs to
satisfy this hypothetical: You are at a gun range, you are in your
booth, you aim at your target, pull the trigger, the gun responds like
a real gun, the target is impacted or somehow registers "where" the
bullet would've gone, like a real bullet, but no real bullet is
discharged. (blank bullets or tazer, paintball not include in this
That way, you get the benefits of a firing range without the dangers
of real bullets. What can you do for me? In other words, the cause,
but not the realistic effect.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Indoor Firing Range
From: pinkfreud-ga on 12 Jan 2005 14:00 PST
Gas blowback BB guns have a "kick" like a real gun.
Subject: Re: Indoor Firing Range
From: iknoweverything-ga on 12 Jan 2005 14:06 PST
The army makes a system that has a real M16A2 that has the same recoil
effect as a real M16A2 when fired. You don't shoot blanks. When the
trigger is squeezed you have recoil. The M16A2 is attached to a rod at
the flash supressor and it jolts reward for the recoil. You have
targets in front of you and it shows you on a screen where you hit,
how many rounds fired. Hope this helps
Subject: Re: Indoor Firing Range
From: jsc-ga on 12 Jan 2005 20:44 PST
Excellent job. Very well researched! ***** Thank you.
Subject: Re: Indoor Firing Range
From: pinkfreud-ga on 12 Jan 2005 21:04 PST
It's good to keep in mind that nothing really feels like a real gun
shooting real bullets. Blanks do not feel the same; both the sound and
the kick are different. I've never shot a gas blowback gun, but I've
been told that they somewhat resemble the sensation of shooting a .22

A properly run firing range isn't a dangerous place. Actually, I feel
a heck of a lot safer on the firing range than I do in a bank, a
liquor store, or a convenience grocery, where strangers with guns are
much more likely to do me harm.
Subject: Re: Indoor Firing Range
From: wengland-ga on 27 Jan 2005 14:06 PST
Even with blanks, guns can be dangerous if misused.  I agree with
pinkfreud on this one; a well run rnage is the safest place to shoot. 
In over 10 years of shooting the worst injury I have seen or
experienced is a slight burn from hot brass falling down my shirt.

Blank Rounds and safety:

Using blank-firing guns as props:

From a propmaster:

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