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    Quote Originally Posted by Ptarmigan View Post
    That is fantastic advice and funny as heck. That really should be in someone's signature line or something. If it is O.K. with you, I am going to use it at work with my employees.
    You certainly have my permission to use it, but you really don't need my permission. This quote (in slightly varying forms) has been attributed to Lao Tzu, Confucious, Hillel, and other men of wisdom. That it is attributed to wise men shows that it is a wise course of action.

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    While we're on etiquette. I've always had revolvers so spent casings were never a problem. What is the etiquette for spent casings at an indoor range now that I'm using an semi automatic. I always try to keep my lane clean but any rules of thumb to stick by?

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    Quote Originally Posted by omegajb View Post
    While we're on etiquette. I've always had revolvers so spent casings were never a problem. What is the etiquette for spent casings at an indoor range now that I'm using an semi automatic. I always try to keep my lane clean but any rules of thumb to stick by?
    Just like anywhere else, clean up your mess before you leave. I'm sure if you ask, they'll let you know what's expected.

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    "Never slam the slide of a semi-auto pistol shut on an empty chamber. This also applies to rifles and shotguns."


    I am a new gun owner and I have a (probably dumb) question about this one.

    How do you shut the slide then with an empty chamber, and is this hard on the gun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by omegajb View Post
    While we're on etiquette. I've always had revolvers so spent casings were never a problem. What is the etiquette for spent casings at an indoor range now that I'm using an semi automatic. I always try to keep my lane clean but any rules of thumb to stick by?
    If you reload, you'll want to save that brass anyway. If you don't reload, pick it up anyway and donate to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tekhead1219 View Post
    If you reload, you'll want to save that brass anyway. If you don't reload, pick it up anyway and donate to me.
    LOL though check if the ranges allow it. I've known one or two indoor ranges that preferred you run it through them first [they sold the used brass themselves].

    On a side note, lol, which calibers ya lookin fer? -chuckles-

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    Quote Originally Posted by JagFarlane View Post
    On a side note, lol, which calibers ya lookin fer? -chuckles-
    .45 ACP and 9mm.

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    Thanks for the advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HawkRam View Post
    "Never slam the slide of a semi-auto pistol shut on an empty chamber. This also applies to rifles and shotguns."


    I am a new gun owner and I have a (probably dumb) question about this one.

    How do you shut the slide then with an empty chamber, and is this hard on the gun?
    Yes, it is not good to let the slide shut itself on an empty chamber. That is exactly why most guns have a slide lock, to prevent the slide from slamming shut after the gun is empty. If the slide is locked open, hit the slide release while holding the slide open, then manually (and gently) close the slide.


    On the spent casings, you will usually find several brooms around for sweeping them up. I like to keep my lane clean if for no other reason than I don't like to step on them. My range doesn't want them tossed. They prefer you sweep them out into the range. As was said, they recycle the brass, probably to the folks they buy the reloads from. That's why they want you to sweep it out on the range-so nobody can scavenge all the brass.

    I've been to a couple of ranges in my area that actually posted signs saying all spent casings belong to the range.

    I think that's the only reason some ranges don't allow aluminum cased ammo. They don't want to have to separate them from the brass.

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