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4 years 14 weeks ago, 10:07 PM

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Anybody from north east Ohio know of a good outdoor range that's open to the public? We usually go to Kc's rifle and pistol range but it'd be nice to find a place that isn't so expensive. Its an awesome range if your in the area.

4 years 14 weeks ago, 10:33 PM

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well hell i guess i don't need to tell you how stuff works. should have looked around before i started acting all smart and stuff.anyway, i know a guy in stow and he shoots some i will ask and see what is up around ther. i know of 2 or 3 that are pretty far south of you, so how far do you want to travel?

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4 years 14 weeks ago, 11:28 PM

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not too far

Preferably not far. Where we go now is like 45 mins away. Would like to find something closer (if there is one anyways ).

4 years 13 weeks ago, 2:04 AM

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No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
4 years 13 weeks ago, 4:31 PM

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Everything I know of is in the greater cincy area sorry!

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4 years 13 weeks ago, 10:39 PM

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Welcome Cupcake, glad to have you!

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4 years 13 weeks ago, 7:02 PM

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Get a military buzz

and spend all that money on ammo
not hair products

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4 years 12 weeks ago, 3:53 PM

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i have not had any luck finding anything up there yet but i am still asking around for ya. hey don't listen to charles he's old and can't see anyway. things look fine the way they are. us retired guys sometimes let our oldtimers disease take over for a minute or two.

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4 years 12 weeks ago, 8:06 PM

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sorry cw

hey sorry man, i guess i shouldn't pick on people so much. didn't mean any harm, just kidding around. hope i didn't offend you or anyone else for that matter.

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4 years 12 weeks ago, 8:15 PM

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My skin is thicker than a Black Rhinos.
Have fun, take your best shot and
run for cover.

Yep I'm an old fart and proud of it.
I make it a point to learn something everyday.
That doesn't make me smart but it helps.

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4 years 12 weeks ago, 8:17 PM

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My reading of history

convinces me that bad government
results from too much government.

Thomas Jefferson
(my hero)

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4 years 12 weeks ago, 8:25 PM

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thanks

i geuss i thought myself into thinking i had screwed up. glad your pretty cool about it. and so you know i don't dish it out unless i can take it. thanks man

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4 years 12 weeks ago, 8:50 PM

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HOW DARE YOU!!!

I like her hair. I dont think i could be with a bald woman. Her wig would fall off when you pull her hair while you are .......... oh wait ive said to much lol....... And she dosent buy "hair products" shes very low maintenance.

4 years 12 weeks ago, 9:02 PM

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see there

the man has spoken. sounds like you 2 are together, if so keep it up. men need to keep the women interested in this stuff if nothing else for their own good to be able to defend themselves.

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4 years 12 weeks ago, 9:17 PM

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Shes an addict.

Yeah we have been together for almost 2 years now. I got her the S&W in her pic for our 1 year. Shes addicted to firearms we make it a point to go to our "dealer" every sunday. Its great to spend quality time with her and our "kids" (guns lol).

4 years 12 weeks ago, 10:33 PM

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Military terms

"Lock and Load"

How do you load a locked weapon?

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4 years 12 weeks ago, 2:34 AM

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Lock and Load

Load and Lock: Flint Lock:

Load and Lock the Hammer back ready to fire..

Lock and Load: M1:

Locking back the action and stuffing the internal clip full off a stripper clip or round by round didn't it?

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
4 years 12 weeks ago, 9:21 AM

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how to "lock and load"

very carefully ......and one round at a time

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4 years 12 weeks ago, 6:33 PM

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I always thought a locked weapon meant the action
was locked closed.

Yes the M1 Garand takes an internal clip into a
fixed magazine.

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4 years 12 weeks ago, 9:10 PM

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i'm not sure cw

you would have to look up the origins of the saying, could be locking the bolt to the rear and inserting a magazine, from when the army first integrated to the m16. i know its part of the firing cycle they teach but as far as the saying "lock and load"goes no idea.....could just be hollywood

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4 years 12 weeks ago, 10:30 PM

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Lock and Load

The origin of the phrase "lock and load" is not entirely clear, as there are two similar, yet distinct, explanations for its origin. Regardless of its exact origin, the phrase has come to relate to any activity in which preparations have to be made for an immediate action.

One explanation of the phrase comes from the actions needed to prepare a flint lock rifle for firing. In order to safely load a rifle of this type it was necessary to position the firing mechanism in a locked position, after which the gun powder and ball could be safely loaded into the rifle barrel without any chance of the rifle misfiring.

The second explanation is that the phrase (as "load and lock") originated during World War II to describe the preparations required to fire an M1 Garand rifle. After an ammunition clip was loaded into the rifle the bolt automatically moved forward in order to "lock" a round into the chamber.

web search turned the above up...

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
4 years 12 weeks ago, 2:57 PM

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isootdaily

makes sense

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 3:24 PM

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with older flintlocks, don't you have to pull the hammer to half cock to fill the flash pan as part of the loading cycle?

As for modern weapons like the M4,

Feeding
Chambering
Locking
Firing
Unlocking
Extracting
Ejecting
Cocking

are the cycles of function, so telling someone to get their weapon ready would be more accurate to say "load and lock". My guess is from older times

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 10:58 PM

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[quote=runawaygun762]with older flintlocks, don't you have to pull the hammer to half cock to fill the flash pan as part of the loading cycle?

Hence the sayding "Don't go off Half Cocked"

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
4 years 11 weeks ago, 10:36 PM

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sure looks funny though after being
taught " Lock & Load"

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