Indoor ranges

#1
Has anyone actually got a working one, or are they all full of bulky stores now?

What caused them to fall into disrepair? Did the regulations change?

m-s-r
 

jarrod248

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#2
Has anyone actually got a working one, or are they all full of bulky stores now?

What caused them to fall into disrepair? Did the regulations change?

m-s-r
I only ever used one once with a .22 conversion, was the most boring thing I've ever done. No idea what the point of them was.
 
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Zarathustra

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#3
I only ever used one as a cadet visiting a local TA center using .22 conversion.

In 10 years as a regular I've never seen an indoor range except for those that had been converted to SAT ranges.
 

jarrod248

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#4
I thought I was having loads of stoppages but no it was actually working but I didn't feel a thing.
It was an evening put on for employers and they were let to have a play with them. Only time I recall it being used.
 
#6
I only ever used one once with a .22 conversion, was the most boring thing I've ever done. No idea what the point of them was.

using an SLR with the H+K conversion to .22 I guess? There was at Browning Barracks and one at Lipstadt.

The indoor ranges were made moderately more interesting if you were firing at the cinema screen. IIRC once you've fired 5 rounds a light was shone through the hole to mark where your shots had gone. There was one scenario where there are four blokes sitting in a jungle clearing minding their own business. As they are happily chatting and cooking their scoff you have to shoot them all. This always seemed a bit unfair... I think it was important to hit the bloke with the cooking pot first but I can't recall why.
 
#7
Used to use ours a fair bit in the 80's. Was ok for marksmanship principles and weapon handling drills. Fired the 84mm sub cal on it once.
 
#9
When the A2 rolled out the conv kits were withdrawn. If there was a Cadet unit with no8s (.22) then the ranges were probably kept fit. If not, they were probably allwoed to go to ruin.

The A2 .22 kits have been rolled out for Cadet units, or are being rolled out. Will TA units be recieving them?
 
#10
When the A2 rolled out the conv kits were withdrawn. If there was a Cadet unit with no8s (.22) then the ranges were probably kept fit. If not, they were probably allwoed to go to ruin.

The A2 .22 kits have been rolled out for Cadet units, or are being rolled out. Will TA units be recieving them?
Both the indoor ranges I used were at regular army barracks ( but both have since been decommissioned). We had an indoor air rifle range at my cadet detachment - basically a long room with wood over the windows that stank of fear and piss. Now that was shite.
 
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EScotia

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#11
There was one in my last unit but it had been de-commissioned well before I got there. SLR with H&K conversion was what was generally used or the cadet rifle.

IIRC they were mostly closed down for H&S reasons, lead poisoning being the main culprit, even if the range had improved ventilation.
 
#13
Many CCFs still use indoor ranges.

Kineton has an indoor range, don't know if it's still in use. Flying Felix may know.
 

DieHard

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#14
I joined a gun club with an indoor range and shoot 357 there with the club rifles, mostly. 22l 9mm is permitted but i have never seen a 9mm rifle in my life

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#17
Many CCFs still use indoor ranges.

Kineton has an indoor range, don't know if it's still in use. Flying Felix may know.
Is there? where...?

I never knew that.. I have used the 30m range at the back of the Sgts Mess, but I was never aware of a .22 range on the camp!
 
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Zarathustra

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#19
ISTR a video game range at RTMC... or at least on the course.. It may or may not have been on camp.

Is that still going?
SAT Range? Not used one for a few years but I believe they're still going, used to get used for judgmental training.
 

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