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Blanking your blank

I'm compiling a list of "life goals" that are framed in a specific way. Examples of what I'm looking for include:
  1. "Shooting your age" (in golf, shooting a score lower than your age)
  2. "Kicking your height" (As made "famous" by Karl Pilkington.)
  3. Any others? I'd really like to keep them in the format of "Blanking your blank".
Thank you.
posted by jimmereeno on Dec 10, 2015 - 25 answers

Police Stops and/or Violent Interactions initiated by Burnt out Bulbs

Is there any research, discussions or statistics that link burnt out car bulbs to police stops, and then to either police shootings or anything related violent interactions between arrestees and police?
posted by CollectiveMind on Oct 5, 2015 - 1 answer

Non-competitive archery games?

I'm looking for archery games for a group of girls with varying levels of experience with archery. [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Sep 29, 2015 - 3 answers

Why aren't gun stores held liable?

This may sound simplistic, but how do gun stores and/or manufacturers avoid liability when there's a mass shooting? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Jul 27, 2015 - 8 answers

Help me negotiate!

I had phone and in-person interviews for a new job last week that went extremely well. I think odds are very good I might be hired, but I need a strategy for negotiating a salary! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 17, 2014 - 11 answers

Disclosure vs. anxiety

I'm nearing the end of police academy for the largest police department in my area. An officer in a suburban department of my area was just murdered on a traffic stop. My fiance doesn't really follow local news and is unaware of the murder. Should I talk with him about it? Or should I continue to let it slide by unremarked unless he hears about it? What about the rest of my immediate family? If you were my family member would you want me to talk about this with you, or would it make you worried? Is it relevant that a LOT of the cops in my department have been in shootings or other critical incidents during their careers? I would honestly estimate that at least half the cops I've talked to have been involved in a shooting, keeping in mind that the cops doing training at the academy all tend to have 10, 15, or more years on. Is it relevant that my fiance has some general problems with anxiety? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 1, 2014 - 14 answers


Next month, I will be travelling to Las Vegas. For the very first time in my life. I have a whole bunch of Vegas-newbie questions. I’d like to ask you for your help. [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Feb 27, 2013 - 28 answers

Is this gun, um...safe?

How can I tell if this very old rifle is safe to fire? [more inside]
posted by doogan nash on May 14, 2012 - 16 answers

Impact on Norway after 2011 summer

Help me understand my Norwegian colleague's tears (during a conversation where topic led to the events of the summer in Norway and the subsequent impact on society). [more inside]
posted by infini on Nov 9, 2011 - 10 answers

Help me track all the straights in my sport

I'm looking for a score tracker that multiple users can utilise to upload scores, track progress and analyse results [more inside]
posted by mattr on Oct 3, 2011 - 1 answer

Beginning Gun Advice?

I'm interested in getting into shooting guns (targets, not hunting). Looking for advice on where to start. [more inside]
posted by DMan on Sep 10, 2011 - 14 answers

Shooting in Amsterdam

I'd like to go pistol shooting in Amsterdam. [more inside]
posted by alby on Mar 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Non-VA shooting locations for The New World movie?

In the 2005 film The New World, by Terence Malick, there are a few scenes featuring John Smith, post-Jamestown, hanging out with Inuits on a gray rocky shoreline. Any idea where they shot that?
posted by schampeo on Oct 28, 2010 - 5 answers

How do I get rid of pigeons from my balcony?

How do I get rid of pigeons from my balcony? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 7, 2010 - 13 answers

The Myth of the Quick Draw

I read an article a couple of years ago, I think it was written by Larry McMurtry, about the myth of the quick draw. Essentially the writer said that no one in their right mind would approach an enemy with their weapon holstered and the quick draw is a myth of Western fiction. I've done some searching of databases and online and I can't find the dang thing. [more inside]
posted by zzazazz on Sep 7, 2010 - 13 answers

Pretend it's Johnny Cash's bucket list...

I'm making a tourism list of things involving smoking, drinking and shooting for someone who loves all three. Where would I find places that fit the bill? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Aug 19, 2010 - 6 answers

Shooting eyeball closeups isn't cutting it anymore

I've been tasked at school to photograph a negative emotion. I had a plan in place which broke to bits when I forgot my camera at school over the weekend. I need to shoot something tomorrow, but I'm having trouble being more creative than some crude and banal ideas for photographs of fear. I can't find inspiration online - all I come up with is crappy stock photography. Can you please point out for me good online and free resources on scene staging in films, resources on photographing emotions or good examples of emotional photos?
posted by ye#ara on Aug 17, 2010 - 26 answers

Biathlon for beginners

I live in East Thetford, Vermont. I've never shot a gun or cross-country skied. How do I become a biathlete? Does one take lessons?
posted by billtron on Jan 2, 2010 - 3 answers

How can I improve my in game basketball shooting?

How can I improve my in game basketball shooting? I have a pretty good shot when I'm just shooting around, but it drastically falls off in in-game situations. How can I practice in-game shooting when I mostly practice by myself?
posted by ben5757 on Nov 8, 2009 - 8 answers

Did somebody shoot my car?

Did somebody shoot my car? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Aug 9, 2009 - 20 answers

No enemies at the gates

Do ranges exist where you can rent and fire a sniper rifle? [more inside]
posted by nomad on Apr 6, 2009 - 11 answers

This is (not) a bird.

I am looking for a fake bird (obviously real-looking), and just can't seem to find what I am looking for! [more inside]
posted by ddaavviidd on Mar 16, 2009 - 5 answers

Help with name of Film

Can anyone help me with the title of this film??? It's a 1970s US film where some Airmen are trapped in a bunker by a machine gun firing robot (I think). I thought it starred Richard Baseheart, but i've Googled him and I can't find any film he made that is similar!!!! Can anyone help, please.....(It's driving me mad)
posted by maxmix on Jan 28, 2009 - 4 answers

Green BBs?

I'm asking for a BB gun this Winter Holiday, as a way to ease into learning to shoot. Since I'll be shooting on my land, I'm curious about the ecological implications of BBs hanging around. [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Dec 4, 2008 - 10 answers

Is there any indemnity?

What happens when a bodyguard shoots and kills someone while protecting their client? [more inside]
posted by zap rowsdower on Nov 24, 2008 - 15 answers

Handguns for Dummies

What are some good resources for a novice looking to purchase a handgun? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 18, 2008 - 31 answers

Bulking up to shoot?

Why would someone who is competing in shooting in the Olympics need to dope up? [more inside]
posted by xetere on Aug 16, 2008 - 10 answers

Who wrote a song about the Heath High School shooting?

Who sings this song (1.7MB mp3) about the 1997 Heath High School Shooting? [more inside]
posted by unmake on Jul 31, 2008 - 4 answers

How safe is a Glock?

PistolFilter. I know there are lots of gun related forums/resources on the web (and am looking at those also), but I'd like to query AskMe about Glocks. Specifically what are the practical advantages and disadvantages of the Glock safety trigger mechanism versus traditional safetys? [more inside]
posted by Burhanistan on Apr 15, 2008 - 20 answers

Deer hunting in New Mexico?

Deer hunting in New Mexico: your experiences or advice appreciated! [more inside]
posted by vorfeed on Apr 3, 2008 - 9 answers

Has the world gone mad?

At least once a week, I read about a mall shooting or something similar. Today's story is about a 16 year old girl who murdered her parents and siblings. What gives? [more inside]
posted by fogster on Mar 2, 2008 - 44 answers

Small single-stack handgun with a DA/SA trigger?

I'm looking for an affordable single-stack pistol suitable for concealed carry, preferably in .40 S&W. The only problem is, I'd like something with DA/SA... [more inside]
posted by vorfeed on Feb 22, 2008 - 23 answers

Shooting ranges in New Jersey?

Where in New Jersey (or just over the PA border) can an adult and a fifteen year old go, rent some rifles/pistols, and do some shooting? [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on Jul 21, 2007 - 8 answers

Photo toning for beginners

A (very) amateur photographer needs help with toning photos in Photoshop. [more inside]
posted by dead_ on May 29, 2007 - 14 answers

Shooting guns in NJ

I'd like to spend a nice New Jersey day shooting a rifle. Can I? [more inside]
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Dec 20, 2006 - 12 answers

Value of a Miroku Model VII .38 special revolver?

Does anyone know the approximate value of and/or general information on a Miroku Model VII .38 Special revolver? Photos and more info inside. [more inside]
posted by vorfeed on Nov 14, 2006 - 4 answers

Bullets fired into the air - a health hazard?

Don't bullets fired into the air hurt or kill people when coming down? [more inside]
posted by Glow Bucket on Nov 10, 2006 - 39 answers

A good introductory handgun for someone with small hands?

What's the best beginning target shooting & self-defense handgun for someone with small hands? [more inside]
posted by vorfeed on Oct 13, 2006 - 28 answers

Workplace shooting in Maryland

I'm looking for information concerning a recent workplace shooting in the Maryland or DC area, resulting in the death of a police officer. [more inside]
posted by Ian A.T. on Jun 16, 2006 - 4 answers

games like GTA

My wife really, really likes the Grand Theft Auto series. She doesn't play the story line or missions, just likes to walk/ride around shooting people, cars, helicopters, etc. She uses cheats constantly. Like I said, it's not about completing or competing, just shooting stuff. What other game could she have a good time in?
posted by signal on May 25, 2006 - 49 answers

just don't shoot me

can anyone suggest a relatively inexpensive, decent, higher capacity (as opposed to the 5-round magazines that many seem to have) .22 caliber target pistol good for a beginning shooter? [more inside]
posted by luriete on Apr 26, 2006 - 9 answers

I want to take this flattened world and pour it into my skull

WeirdSkillsFilter: Where can I learn more exotic/unusual skills cheaply while traveling? [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Apr 11, 2006 - 7 answers

What would happen to Dick?

What would happen to Vice President Cheney if Harry Whittington were to die? What are the different possibilities?
posted by dead_ on Feb 15, 2006 - 23 answers

How do you solve a problem like...

What should my friend do with his new gun? [more inside]
posted by crazy finger on Sep 3, 2005 - 22 answers

IDPA transit woes

IDPAFilter: Are there any Philadelphia mefites who shoot in the IDPA? Are there any IDPA clubs that are reachable via SEPTA? [more inside]
posted by Netzapper on Jun 25, 2005 - 4 answers

Is longer better?

The decision is made, and a Ruger Blackhawk .44 mag pistol I will buy. But, is the longer barrel better? [more inside]
posted by Wulfgar! on Mar 17, 2005 - 16 answers

Skeet shooting in UK?

Any UK Shooters? Inspired by an earlier question about shooting - I was reminded of a long standing ambition of mine mine, to take up Clay Pigeon (Skeet) shooting.

Does anyone know of a good place to begin Clay Pigeon Shooting - to the West of London preferably - and not exclusive/expensive - I know the West London Shooting Club and Holland & Holland...but both are prohibitively expensive...
posted by mattr on Dec 17, 2004 - 5 answers

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