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Just had a father, son and grand-son steal approximately 300 rounds of spent 10mm brass at the range today.......

took my first shots with my Agency Arms Glock...... Started shooting and noticed a gentleman walk by with a broom.... First two times said nothing... 3rd time saw him sweeping my stuff into his pile....... 4th and 5th time I picked up a broom started sweeping he said dont worry about it he will clean it.. I thanked him and went to shooting and out the corner of my eye i see him pick up my brass and ut it into his range bag...

I continued shooting and he kept sweeping so what i did was start kicking my brass onto the range, threw all my spent shells on my bench onto the range packed up and said.


all you had to do was ask i reload you got almost 350 pieces of brass.....

im livid
 

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Should have said it was yours. At the outdoor range I use to go to up north, people would ask or there’d be a war.


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My old range had a simple rule. You could pick up your brass but no one else's unless they permitted it. New guy came in with a 44 mag. Fired one box and was DONE. He started to sweep up his brass so I asked him if he didn't reloaded if could I have the brass. He asked "why would anyone reload this stuff". He not only gave me the brass but two boxes of factory ammo that he said he would never use. I should have made an offer on the gun itself. Who knows what kind of deal I could have gotten. Opportunity lost.
 

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10ten, personally, you should have just told him at the git-go it was your brass, and it was going home with YOU. Speak up next time.

I know lots of folks live in cities, and have limited open spaces for shooting. I feel your pain in being mandated to shoot at "ranges", all of which have their own set of rules, and all sorts of people to deal with at these ranges. Where I live here for the past 50 years used to be on the edge of civilization, but near to town. Now I'm "in" town so to speak, but still able to drive five minutes from home and set up any kind of shooting setup I choose....pistol drills, precision rifle, skeet shooting, whatever.

My point is, when I go out shooting here, there is NO ONE around except for me and whomever I may have with me. When I'm done, ALL the brass is mine, no rude idiots sweeping it up or trying to scavenge it.

Nuthin' fancy at all, but it works...... (it was pistols that day...my Aegis Elite Custom and BHP)



And that brass? Yes Loretta, it ALL came home with me! :giggle:



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@azdeuce he was with his son and his sons 9 year old...... I didn't want to cause a scene
I'm generally a non-confrontational kind of guy myself and will sometimes allow others to take advantage to avoid possibly over-reacting to a situation I misread. But, I learn from those situations and it's rare that I'll fall for it again. You just learned a lesson that cost you a few bucks worth of brass. Next time, I'm sure you'll be better prepared.
 

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...at the outdoor range that I use occasionally it was the duty Range Master that was sweeping up my brass... ...once was enough for me... ...I explained that I reload myownself and that that brass was mine... ...he started to object, so I just called the club president and explained what was going on and handed my phone to this a__hole; he immediately said that he was sorry and I told him I wanted my brass (9mm) back... ...I believe that I got all of mine back plus some....
 

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I'm generally a non-confrontational kind of guy myself and will sometimes allow others to take advantage to avoid possibly over-reacting to a situation I misread. But, I learn from those situations and it's rare that I'll fall for it again. You just learned a lesson that cost you a few bucks worth of brass. Next time, I'm sure you'll be better prepared.
@Gufenov i was caught off guard severely.....but looking back this gentleman and family have probably been doing this ALOT!
 

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...at the outdoor range that I use occasionally it was the duty Range Master that was sweeping up my brass... ...once was enough for me... ...I explained that I reload myownself and that that brass was mine... ...he started to object, so I just called the club president and explained what was going on and handed my phone to this a__hole; he immediately said that he was sorry and I told him I wanted my brass (9mm) back... ...I believe that I got all of mine back plus some....
@Oklahomabound that's awesome! I get very flustered when caught off guard.... I have severe anxiety and PTSD as well as a TBI so its extremely hard for me to put my thoughts into words ....

looking back i feel these people knew what they were doing and have done this before!
 

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10ten, personally, you should have just told him at the git-go it was your brass, and it was going home with YOU. Speak up next time.

I know lots of folks live in cities, and have limited open spaces for shooting. I feel your pain in being mandated to shoot at "ranges", all of which have their own set of rules, and all sorts of people to deal with at these ranges. Where I live here for the past 50 years used to be on the edge of civilization, but near to town. Now I'm "in" town so to speak, but still able to drive five minutes from home and set up any kind of shooting setup I choose....pistol drills, precision rifle, skeet shooting, whatever.

My point is, when I go out shooting here, there is NO ONE around except for me and whomever I may have with me. When I'm done, ALL the brass is mine, no rude idiots sweeping it up or trying to scavenge it.

Nuthin' fancy at all, but it works...... (it was pistols that day...my Aegis Elite Custom and BHP)



And that brass? Yes Loretta, it ALL came home with me! :giggle:



Sorry, gun porn. Sometimes I just can't help myself.
@Rick in Oregon first off beautiful kimber! I did tell him that I wanted the brass after his 6th run at sweeping so at that point it was mixed brass from whatever he was shooting and mine and I didnt want any on going conflict.......

People say he couldn't read my mind but I kept looking back shaking my head as he was doing it and he stopped....then he came up to me and I said all ya had to do was ask.... after i told him i reloaded.... i dont like conflict and was overly excited at how my guns were shooting!
 

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My old range had a simple rule. You could pick up your brass but no one else's unless they permitted it. New guy came in with a 44 mag. Fired one box and was DONE. He started to sweep up his brass so I asked him if he didn't reloaded if could I have the brass. He asked "why would anyone reload this stuff". He not only gave me the brass but two boxes of factory ammo that he said he would never use. I should have made an offer on the gun itself. Who knows what kind of deal I could have gotten. Opportunity lost.
@rmc i was taught not too touch things that werent mine at an early age.... all he had to do was say hey man i like your guns! initiate a convo, ask me a question and i would have said sure buddy
 
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