The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The North Corral > Lock and Load: Live Fire Exercises

View Poll Results: Music while shooting?
yes 24 29.27%
no 58 70.73%
Voters: 82. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old February 9, 2006, 05:11 PM   #1
urbanassault
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 3, 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 364
Music and Shooting

Just wanted to see how many people like to put on some music while shooting, and what kind. Personally when we shoot at home I like to put on some background noise usually (and I know its stereotypical) some metal (rammstein, pantera, zombie, etc.) Wondering if there is some people out there that throw on some classical and calmly put sub 1" groups in some head sculptures or something.
__________________

Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum
urbanassault is offline  
Old February 9, 2006, 07:00 PM   #2
rugerdude
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 6, 2004
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Posts: 1,442
Music and shooting is great!

Rammstein huh? Me too! I put on Rosenrot most of the time, maybe Re-load or Load by metallica every once in a while.
__________________
"The SKS is a rifle, made the way they should be, out of a heavy block of crappy commie steel, set in an inletted semi-reshaped 2x4."

Not my quote but I agree completely.
rugerdude is offline  
Old February 10, 2006, 11:02 AM   #3
urbanassault
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 3, 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 364
I prefer the new CD Reise, Reise or the new Disturbed!! They just seem to go hand in hand with firearms.
__________________

Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum
urbanassault is offline  
Old February 10, 2006, 05:28 PM   #4
rugerdude
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 6, 2004
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Posts: 1,442
I like a lot of the songs on Reise, Reise, but I still haven't found the cash to buy it.
__________________
"The SKS is a rifle, made the way they should be, out of a heavy block of crappy commie steel, set in an inletted semi-reshaped 2x4."

Not my quote but I agree completely.
rugerdude is offline  
Old February 10, 2006, 05:29 PM   #5
urbanassault
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 3, 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 364
You dont know anybody who owns it? If you give me your email I can send it to you....
__________________

Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum
urbanassault is offline  
Old February 10, 2006, 05:32 PM   #6
czc3513
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 4, 2005
Location: Oregon.
Posts: 709
No, but I want to.
I have been listening to classical music lately.
__________________
"HEDP: High Explosive Donkey Punch"
czc3513 is offline  
Old February 10, 2006, 06:04 PM   #7
kingudaroad
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 11, 2005
Location: austin
Posts: 735
I-pod at the range.hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Might have to try that.
kingudaroad is offline  
Old February 11, 2006, 01:30 AM   #8
Barr
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 5, 2006
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 270
When shooting .22 LR with a long 29" barrel (very quiet relatively speaking) I will pull up the car and blast AC/DC when nobody else is there. Good times. Listening to Highway to Hell and teeing off golf balls with the .22.
Barr is offline  
Old February 11, 2006, 02:32 AM   #9
the_oklahombre
Member
 
Join Date: October 27, 2005
Location: Northeastern Oklahoma
Posts: 83
I like listening to music while I do most things like shooting, reloading, cleaning process, etc.
the_oklahombre is offline  
Old February 11, 2006, 02:38 AM   #10
GlocksRfun
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 30, 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 419
I haven't shot anywhere where I could, but If I could, it would be something heavy.. Lamb of God, Slipknot, Mudvane.. ect. I'm gonna have to get on that very soon here. There are a couple songs that while driving I feel the need to floor it. I'm sure it would have the same kinda effect while shooting.
GlocksRfun is offline  
Old February 11, 2006, 03:39 PM   #11
ArcherAndShooter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 12, 2005
Location: Spring, TX
Posts: 106
No soundtrack to my shooting

Shooting at the range is lots of fun, yes, but it is also the deadly serious business of preparing to defend my life and the lives of those I love.

Too serious to set to music - that would make it too much like the soundtrack to my own private action movie.

Besides, who needs the distractions? Shooting well is about FOCUS, and you can't do that as well as you need to if even part of your mind is off singing along.
ArcherAndShooter is offline  
Old February 11, 2006, 03:39 PM   #12
Archie
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 26, 2000
Location: Hastings, Nebrasksa - the Heartland!
Posts: 2,083
Not really ...

I don't have a place where I can play music and shoot all at once.


Except for the time I put the soundtrack to "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" on the PA system at End of Trail.
__________________
There ain't no free lunch, except Jesus.
Archie

Check out updated journal at http://oldmanmontgomery.wordpress.com/
Archie is offline  
Old February 12, 2006, 09:46 PM   #13
Titan1012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: October 13, 2005
Posts: 3
shooting soundtrack

Personally, yes music is integral to everything i do...shooting included.

As for it being a distraction when you are training to defend your life, crank it up and learn to ignore it. That's true focus.
Titan1012 is offline  
Old February 13, 2006, 04:01 AM   #14
Cowled_Wolfe
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 26, 2004
Location: Washington... Land of the apple, and the apple maggot!
Posts: 803
Very rarely, I'll don the headphones/discman and pop a few rounds out back... Mostly either classical, or techno (of the "Happy Hardcore" genre)...

Cheers,
Wolfe...

Edit: Voted "no" because 99.9% of the time, I don't.
__________________
[Your ad could be here! Call 555-0122 for details.]

(\__/)
(='.'=)This is Bunny. Copy and paste bunny into
(")_(")your signature to help him gain world domination.
Cowled_Wolfe is offline  
Old February 13, 2006, 09:27 AM   #15
Chris Phelps
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 15, 2005
Location: South China, Maine
Posts: 814
I have a set of earplug headphones that I wear under my shooting muffs sometimes so I can listen to music while still being safe. Since they are earplugs as well... it makes the gun shots even quieter. The added benifit is the ability to listen to music at a reasonable volume instead of having to crank it for all its worth to hear.

__________________
Bushmaster Superlight AR-15 5.56mm / Custom 24" Heavy BBL Varmint AR-15 5.56mm / Ruger M77 .257 Roberts / Ruger MKI 22LR Pistol / EAA Witness 9mm Pistol / Daisy 2202 22LR / Remington Viper 522 22LR / Stevens 200 .223 / Savage 10FP 24" .308 / Mauser 98 Sporter 30-06
Chris Phelps is offline  
Old February 13, 2006, 10:55 AM   #16
High Planes Drifter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 29, 2005
Posts: 558
As of yet, no. but I may have to give it a try. Cant really see it being unsafe. Its not like you are going to hear anything else going on while your wearing hearing protection and firing a weapon.
High Planes Drifter is offline  
Old February 13, 2006, 12:43 PM   #17
dave_in_delaware
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 22, 2005
Location: Newark, DE
Posts: 257
The only place I can shoot doesn't have any music playing, and I'm sure they don't allow boom boxes at all. The earpieces under the muffs might work, but I could see the RO's at my range telling people that they need to be able to hear the RO's commands, so that would ban all methods of listening to music. Since they walk back and forth usually, they'd notice the wire going to a CD/mp3 player (or see you pushing the buttons), and ask you to remove them while shooting.

IF I were to go somewhere when music could be played, I'd definitely throw in DISTURBED. They're the best! Their new album (ten thousand fists) rocks! Of course, their first two albums rock as well.
__________________
Dave -=|=- Please visit my Gun Stuff page (my tiny speck on the 'Net)

1. Springfield Armory XD-9 sub-compact (1110 rnds as of 06/18/05)
2. Springfield Armory XD-9 sub-compact (w/ blue & silver GK, gift for fiancee)
3. Ithaca Gun Company Model 37 12ga shotgun (from Grandfather)
4. Future: AR-15 build
dave_in_delaware is offline  
Old February 22, 2006, 05:21 PM   #18
HangFire83
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 9, 2006
Location: Howell, MI
Posts: 323
What nobody listens to Barry Manilow, Rod Sterwart, or Neil Diamond while causing destruction, sometimes on a massive scale? No Sinatra or Bing? What about the soundtrack to Rent or Cats or even Phantom of the Opera? Man, guess I am the only crazy person here.*End Sarcasm*
__________________
" An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it."

Jeff Cooper.

Last edited by HangFire83; February 23, 2006 at 08:47 AM.
HangFire83 is offline  
Old March 8, 2006, 01:07 AM   #19
TexiCali Slim
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 29, 2006
Location: H-E-B Tejas
Posts: 175
Chris where did you get those headphones? those are perdy kewl!
Pertaining to the thread I have to vote no because I have never done it, however I am not opposed to it at all as long as your being safe and controlling the music & not letting the music control you.
Kinda like shooting to blow off some steam ya know?
__________________
If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it.
-Mark Twain
Close Only Counts In Horseshoes & Hand Grenades.
TexiCali Slim is offline  
Old March 8, 2006, 07:12 AM   #20
GSD
Member
 
Join Date: March 2, 2006
Location: Grattan, Michigan
Posts: 16
Nope. I would rather listen to the woods or just talk with whomever I'm shooting with.

I was never much into music anyways, most of the time people will ask why I don't have anything playing on the car stereo, I tell them I like the peace and quiet.

Though I do listen to Bob Marley!!
GSD is offline  
Old September 23, 2006, 06:45 PM   #21
bigsam
Member
 
Join Date: September 23, 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 25
When I shoot I leave my guitar at home. When I play my guitar I have my pistol on. I can't see the possibility of needing my guitar to preserve life while shooting but I can sure see the possibility of needing my pistol when I play (or try to play) my guitar.
bigsam is offline  
Old September 23, 2006, 07:15 PM   #22
ITEOTWAWKI
Junior member
 
Join Date: September 22, 2006
Posts: 454
Urban, if that's your pleasure, check out the album "Fury of my maker's hand" by Devildriver. If that doesn't get you pumped up for destroying stuff, nothing will.
ITEOTWAWKI is offline  
Old September 24, 2006, 12:13 AM   #23
Hedley
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 9, 2006
Location: South Texas
Posts: 1,279
I listen to everything from Giacomo Puccini, Maria Callas, Slayer, Too Short, Coltrane to Cut Chemist. Laugh if you want, but shooting a high-cap carbine with Opera playing at full blast in the earplugs is the way to go. But lever-actions and George Jones is a great combination.
__________________
It is imperative to strike down the rise of modernism which would lend itself to folly such as the use of billet components.
Hedley is offline  
Old September 25, 2006, 10:29 PM   #24
TimboKhan
Member
 
Join Date: September 5, 2006
Location: Greeley, Colorado
Posts: 38
Hedley, I like how you shoot to either Slayer or Cut Chemist. Classic.

Personally, I don't listen to music while I shoot, but when I clean my guns and stuff, I almost always turn on some metal. Lately I have been into Arch Enemy and The Haunted, but In Flames is one of my favorite bands, so I listen to them a lot too. Sigh.... So nerdy that I am so into metal at 35.......
TimboKhan is offline  
Old September 25, 2006, 10:35 PM   #25
ITEOTWAWKI
Junior member
 
Join Date: September 22, 2006
Posts: 454
Just brought home the new lamb of god album...sure makes me wanna shoot.
ITEOTWAWKI is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.13186 seconds with 10 queries