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Maid fires Barret .50...yeah
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As the topic says:



Anyone translate where she's shooting? Is this in Japan on a base or something?
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#2
The range is in Guam and is a tourist place where Japanese (and others I guess) go to shoot real guns for a fee.
http://worldgun.ne.jp/

Here's her blog:
http://miridoru.militaryblog.jp/

The video was too boring to watch entirely, but I did skip to the end and thought it was pretty stupid when the Japanese guy was shooting from the hip - especially when 50 cal ammunition is around $5 USD per round - and probably costing these guys even more at this tourist trap.




Update:
wow look at these prices!

First column: type of firearm
Second column: boxes 箱 (rounds 発) of ammunition
Third column: price in USD

http://worldgun.ne.jp/charge.html

I didn't spend too much time looking at this page, but I think the first table is for regular users, the table below with the cheaper (well, still expensive) prices are if you buy ten sets!
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#3
Jesus, tourist trap indeed! I can understand if this was some cheap range in the states, I wouldn't mind firing from the hip and living my Rambo dreams, but man. At $5 a round I am taking my sweet time lining up every shot. Thanks for the info dump Psycho!
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#4
Since we're on that subject, I'm going to LV in April, and was planning to try a few guns there, including the SCAR, SIG P226, AK, M14 and M4 in full auto.

http://www.desertshooting.com/
(Click Gun List on the left in Katana)

RON went there and recommended it, and from what I could see on other websites, it's not that expensive, but I'm always open to second opinions Smile
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#5
Have fun and take pics Ycare! I might try and hit a range when I'm back in Canada, see if I can't celebrate my B-day with a bang!
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#6
PS: says the video is private btw, couldn't watch it.
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(27-02-2011, 10:56 AM)Ycare Wrote: ...and was planning to try a few guns there, including the SCAR, SIG P226, AK, M14 and M4 in full auto.

aww mann. Last summer I shot the SCAR-L on full... It was absolutely amazing, it was so much more different than shooting a typical armalite weapon. man, it's hands down one of the best rifles to shoot. Have fun man!
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(27-02-2011, 10:56 AM)Ycare Wrote: Since we're on that subject, I'm going to LV in April, and was planning to try a few guns there, including the SCAR, SIG P226, AK, M14 and M4 in full auto.

that's a very good selection (one I'd make anyway Big Grin )

The SIG P226 doesn't represent too much interest IMHO and shooting 50 bullets with a handgun can become pretty tiresome. I find the SIG eventually a bit boring (I had one), go for the crazy DE 44 magnum or another Magnum, you will feel the awesome power of a monster you can still handle. Will bring you a grin on the face almost instantly, the SIG will wear you down until you wish it were already over.

Avoid the sniper rifles, it's fun in some sort of way but it's more akin to an intellectual exercise rather than trigger action

have fun!
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(27-02-2011, 06:26 PM)Ycare Wrote: PS: says the video is private btw, couldn't watch it.

Weird, it was working up to a few hours ago. Looks like it's been removed from the hyperdouraku channel as well. Maybe they weren't supposed to post it yet?
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(27-02-2011, 08:50 PM)tifast Wrote: The SIG P226 doesn't represent too much interest IMHO and shooting 50 bullets with a handgun can become pretty tiresome. I find the SIG eventually a bit boring (I had one), go for the crazy DE 44 magnum or another Magnum, you will feel the awesome power of a monster you can still handle. Will bring you a grin on the face almost instantly, the SIG will wear you down until you wish it were already over.

I thought about that, but considering it will be the first time I actually fire a gun (although I witnessed several when I was younger), I'm curious to know how the "most basic" handgun would fire. And since I happen to like the SIG, I thought I should go with that.

The DE or Magnum have the fun factor, but I want to feel secure and confident for my first shooting. If my first experience with a handgun is a kickback that would tear my hand in half, I'm not sure I'll enjoy it too much Tongue
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(27-02-2011, 09:53 AM)Drifter Wrote: Jesus, tourist trap indeed! I can understand if this was some cheap range in the states, I wouldn't mind firing from the hip and living my Rambo dreams, but man. At $5 a round I am taking my sweet time lining up every shot. Thanks for the info dump Psycho!

To clarify - $5 a round is the price you pay when you want to buy 50 cal ammunition in a gun store. When you do the math on the prices at this "Worldgun" place in Guam, shooting 5.56 ammunition is around $4.25 a round, and 50BMG is $60 a shot.
(27-02-2011, 10:56 AM)Ycare Wrote: Since we're on that subject, I'm going to LV in April, and was planning to try a few guns there, including the SCAR, SIG P226, AK, M14 and M4 in full auto.

http://www.desertshooting.com/
(Click Gun List on the left in Katana)

RON went there and recommended it, and from what I could see on other websites, it's not that expensive, but I'm always open to second opinions Smile

Prices look better when compared to the Worldgun place in Guam, but still doesn't look cheap. Then again, I'm used to shooting at a regular range with guns I (or my dad) own, and never had to rent.

Did you try looking for any places that aren't directed at Japanese tourists? Would think most of the local stuff would be cheaper.

From a quick google search, I thin these places only have indoor ranges, but prices look slightly more forgiving:

http://www.americanshooters.com/shooting_range/

http://thegunstorelasvegas.com/store/gun...kages.html


Have fun and be safe with it !!
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(01-03-2011, 12:16 AM)psycho Wrote:
(27-02-2011, 09:53 AM)Drifter Wrote: Jesus, tourist trap indeed! I can understand if this was some cheap range in the states, I wouldn't mind firing from the hip and living my Rambo dreams, but man. At $5 a round I am taking my sweet time lining up every shot. Thanks for the info dump Psycho!

To clarify - $5 a round is the price you pay when you want to buy 50 cal ammunition in a gun store. When you do the math on the prices at this "Worldgun" place in Guam, shooting 5.56 ammunition is around $4.25 a round, and 50BMG is $60 a shot.

Fuuuuuuuu.... $60! After a full mag I could have bought a new AEG!

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(01-03-2011, 12:16 AM)psycho Wrote: Did you try looking for any places that aren't directed at Japanese tourists? Would think most of the local stuff would be cheaper.

From a quick google search, I thin these places only have indoor ranges, but prices look slightly more forgiving:

http://www.americanshooters.com/shooting_range/

http://thegunstorelasvegas.com/store/gun...kages.html


Have fun and be safe with it !!

Thanks Psycho for the input. I had found the second link you gave, but somehow the appeal of indoor shooting is much less interesting to me than being outside in the "open desert". And they also don't have the SCAR Wink

I'll keep an eye though, I'm not keen on overpaying, but I got to admit the desertshooting one is the most interesting I've found so far. I'm sure there got to be the same for cheaper though, just have to find it in time!
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