Dude, chill.Scout wrote:Really..?? Seems to me you were waiting in the wings to slam the "new guy". The original post asked a question about ammo (type, availability, etc) and I answered and also gave some advice concerning my particular experience... then you came around in a VERY brusk manner (I am a Southerner and politeness STILL matters to me, sir) ...simply to say I was in the wrong. NOT to answer the original thread or add anything other than to (seemingly) give yourself a sense of superiority. The forum does not belong to you alone and courtesy should be extended to ALL here... even the new guys (2 way street, you say?). It's no surprise really, people can be very brave over the internet when not face to face.... but it still can be infuriating to me. THAT is why I'm "flipping out" as you stated... THINK about how your original post looked and was perceived and take it for what it's worth. As for me, I will no longer engage you in this anymore...We're done.juniustaylor wrote:Scout, I was not bashing your comment AT ALL. I do not go on here just to bash people's stuff. I was simply stating a FACT in case the person at the indoor range led you to believe something false. I don't know what made you flip out over what I said?? That's great that you want to comment, but don't fly off the handle when someone "adds" something to what you stated. It's a two way street.
Another reason that they don't like the steel core (rifle) jacketed (pistol) ammo is that the indoor ranges use rubber (tires?) in their backstops. They say that the spark from metal to metal contact can cause the rubber to catch on fire. Seems logical in the sense of the outdoor ranges claiming fire hazard.
Your post was wrong, simple as that. You reported that you were disallowed to shoot the Bear brand because it was "steel core." This is just plain wrong. It's not steel core. and Juniustaylor is right that steel core pistol ammo is restricted in the U.S. because it is typically considered to be "Armor Piercing" (there are some exceptions that I am aware of).
Now, it may be that the guy at the Range told you wrong and, if so, that's his fault and you shouldn't take it personally. I've had similar experiences where I repeated misinformation and got called on it. It stings but it wasn't my fault because I was told something not true. It would be my fault if I didn't accept the correction or if I got huffy and insulted about it.
It's not as if he jumped all over you for calling a "magazine" a "clip" or something. Steel core ammo is serious business and if you were disallowed to shoot bi-metal jacketed ammo because someone up the food chain at the Range doesn't know his stuff (a common issue), then that also is serious business. He wasn't trying to "slam the new guy" with all of his "superiority." This isn't the Makarov Forum over at gunboards.
So settle down. No one here is your enemy and no one here will think less of you for getting told misinformation by a range-jockey who's 20 years behind the times.
Peace favor your sword,