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  • Publicado em 17 Out 2021
  • The Brünnlisau shooting range in Switzerland has its targets on the other side of a major road. And it's safe. Here's how and why. Thanks to everyone at the Schiessanlage Brünnlisau!
    Camera: Alicja Pahl
    Producer: Sebastian Capeda at Viven viven.ch
    Editor: Michelle Martin mrsmmartin
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  • Tom Scott
    Tom Scott  11 meses atrás +31058

    This video has a correction: the subtitles should say "Schusswaffen [firearms]" not "Schutzwaffen [defensive weapons]". My transcriber and translator was German, but not Swiss German, so it's an understandable mistake! There's unfortunately no way to fix that in-video, but hopefully it still makes sense.

    • weeardguy
      weeardguy 2 meses atrás

      @Captain Keller Funny ;) I'm Dutch, not that good at German (compared to my English that is) but had no trouble at all following the Swiss guy ;)

    • Brian Miller
      Brian Miller 3 meses atrás

      probs to the german for trying to translate swiss german, that’s an entirely different language, even if it’s still called german

    • Galbator1991
      Galbator1991 3 meses atrás

      nice that you take care buddy

    • TopHat Videos Inc.
      TopHat Videos Inc. 3 meses atrás

      Same tho?

    • Polle de Paolo
      Polle de Paolo 5 meses atrás

      the correct 1:1 translation for Firearms is Feuerwaffen. That terminology could be different in swizerland. But it's certainly no big deal. No ordinary german says Feuerwaffen.

  • Beni Joss
    Beni Joss 11 meses atrás +5573

    I like how Tom said "about 2 hours from Zurich" as if not every town in Switzerland is at most 2 hours from Zurich.

    • Zmajcek
      Zmajcek 9 dias atrás

      @Udo Zöcklein that doesnt matter if you dont try to outrun them on a highway

    • Udo Zöcklein
      Udo Zöcklein 9 dias atrás

      @Zmajcek because they have insane engines, gears and case. they are very durable and they have top-speeds of over 300.

    • Zmajcek
      Zmajcek 11 dias atrás

      @Udo Zöcklein why not

    • Udo Zöcklein
      Udo Zöcklein 11 dias atrás

      @Zmajcek i know it's just a joke but being faster than a policecar in europe is not really possible xD

    • Jose Chavolla
      Jose Chavolla Mês atrás

      What's that rifle in the video ?

  • William S.
    William S. 9 meses atrás +3822

    Wow. The coolest part of the range is the electronic targets. I was wondering at the beginning of the video “how do the targets work? Do they have to travel across the road to set up paper targets? Are the targets metal and get spray painted over so you can see bullet impacts?” Using pressure waves to triangulate the bullet impact is by far way more satisfying. It tickles my engineer brain.

    • Wenir
      Wenir 9 dias atrás

      Actually it is a Trilateration

    • Cole Giese
      Cole Giese 28 dias atrás

      Same thoughts I had. I was flabbergasted.

    • Bruce M
      Bruce M 28 dias atrás

      Engineer here. They had me at three microphones, I'm all in.

    • n05f3r4tu
      n05f3r4tu Mês atrás

      @Freddie Rhodes aswell on military shooting ranges in germany

    • Benjamin
      Benjamin Mês atrás

      "It tickles my engineer brain" 🤓

  • HenkJanPit
    HenkJanPit 10 meses atrás +1954

    Funnily enough, this range is not unique in Switzerland for shooting over an active road. There are plenty more, for example the ones of Chrüzegg (near Menzingen, ZG) and Grynau (near Tuggen, SZ). It is always interesting driving under them in a convertible, when you can really notice the shots being fired overhead.

    • Sean Hostettler
      Sean Hostettler 5 dias atrás

      Not to mention the one in Kloten, located 100m from the airport facing the runway…

    • johnj
      johnj 20 dias atrás

      What's the reason for building the ranges over the roads??

    • Christopher Jakel
      Christopher Jakel Mês atrás

      @ExpertOfSound if you could actually hear it, you are probably way too close. So my guess is if you were in a moving car and said you heard the bullet (in flight), not the shot, while at this range...... you would be, well, a liar.
      And if it was a different range where the bullets were actually that close to motorists, then I'm sorry but I would deem that range unsafe....... not that I actually think this range is safe.... it is safeish..... but there are many other ranges thst are far more safety concious than this one.

    • bad man
      bad man Mês atrás

      Average Detroit experience

    • Lil' Mafs
      Lil' Mafs Mês atrás

      Are there some in French Switzerland?

  • Red On Sundays
    Red On Sundays 2 meses atrás +231

    I love to see you pointing a light at responsible gun ownership. A population can be armed and very safe, it all has to do with environment and training. The gun club I'm a member at here in the states opened in 1956, and they've never had a single serious firearm-related incident or accident, and yes, if you attempted to break a safety rule in malice or in ineptitude, you would quickly be shown either the asphalt or the right way to operate. Great video.

    • Myles T
      Myles T 2 dias atrás

      @Mr Cow579 This statement is so moronic and spoken by the most dense brains. Clearly we know guns are just tools and mental health is the overarching problem. But these tools are what allows these evil ppl to commit every one of these prevalent mass crimes of violence. We can’t effectively address everyone’s mental health and a lot of the ppl are just evil individuals. Guns are not the specific cause
      but they are the main inhibitors. That is why we have a gun problem in this country. Because we continuously allow guns to have more rights than ppl. I carry everyday and even I know we have a problem.

    • Better then You
      Better then You 6 dias atrás

      @Big Dave Mass shootings have been reported on since 1920 tho 👀 ever heard of Ocoee massacre that happened in Ocoee Florida it was also racially motivated…. Same thing happened in Tulsa a year later. And a year after that 23 miners were killed for striking there’s also been at least one mass shooting a year ever since so the idea of mass shootings not happening 50 years ago is just an ignorant statement. It takes 30 seconds to look up why spread misinformation?

    • fake youtuber
      fake youtuber 11 dias atrás +1

      @Big Dave diversity... 1964 hard seller

    • africatfan
      africatfan 11 dias atrás

      The activities of a certain group of glow in the dark individuals

    • Michael Lind
      Michael Lind 13 dias atrás +2

      we don't have a gun problem in the USA, we have a problem related to certain demographics who make up an extremely minute portion of our population but cause over 1/2 of our violent crime. Also a problem of suicides being lumped in with homicide firearm deaths. Those who are so mentally weak they can't handle life shouldn't be counted as firearm deaths, they should be counted as an increase in the durability of the gene-pool.

  • John Hurst
    John Hurst 10 meses atrás +490

    I can't imagine anyone shooting a car intentionally in this scenario, but I've two questions.
    Is there a risk of cliping the top of the wall and the trajectory being lowered under the right circumstances?
    And are the drivers aware of the range overhead?..

    • charlesvan13
      charlesvan13 28 dias atrás

      @r00kie
      People have been killed by bullets shot into the air and falling. A bullet has a lot more mass than a fly.

    • der Führer
      der Führer Mês atrás

      @Lucas Green No place for it maybe. The region is mountainous.

    • Lucas Green
      Lucas Green Mês atrás +1

      I get it, but why not just build a range somewhere else? It seems easier.

    • der Führer
      der Führer Mês atrás +1

      It needs to hit something in the air to do that, like a drone or something but seeing how most people training there are military trained people they will most likely stop shooting when someone is flying a drone there.

    • Christopher Jakel
      Christopher Jakel Mês atrás

      @Austin Baker I'm assuming you mean a Barrett .50 Cal?
      Barrett is a firearms manufacturer and they make several weapons of various calibers.

  • Shriker
    Shriker 11 meses atrás +8554

    "Breaking the safety rules surrounded by military trained firearm enthusiasts is, ah, not a great plan." I loved that sentence.

    • nice try
      nice try 14 dias atrás

      @Rising Superstar Frost cope loom at crime stats by race with a gun involved and you will see where the problem is

    • Kalder
      Kalder Mês atrás

      @Rising Superstar Frost 🤣

    • michael lemmon
      michael lemmon 2 meses atrás +1

      Would still 100% happen in America

    • The Sailing Robin
      The Sailing Robin 2 meses atrás

      @Pronto Ah, yes, in the US when they still give guns to mentally-ill persons and act all surprised when it goes wrong. Kyle's murderer was suffering from both PTSD and Schizophrenia. I don't think that's a detail to oversee.

    • Novkorova
      Novkorova 3 meses atrás

      Wait, so I can't bring my 260 m/s muzzle velocity howitzer? Damn.

  • IamMelon
    IamMelon 10 meses atrás +37

    As an American, I’m speechless. We can’t operate a firearm within 100 yards (91.44 meters) of a road, major or backroad! For them to shoot over a highway and have no accidental impacts on any cars is amazing!

    • Imjashingyou
      Imjashingyou 11 dias atrás

      It's because unlike most people on both sides of the Gun Debate they don't think with emotion. They think, with logics, facts, engineering, and probability in mind. No gun is inherently more deadly then any other gun, nor is it inherently more deadly then a saw, toaster, pen, or truck.
      It's all about how it's used, in what circumstances, for what purpose, and what risks are there, and how can we mitigate them.

    • John Burley
      John Burley 14 dias atrás

      Having lots of mountains helps.

    • slugoo
      slugoo 23 dias atrás

      @Patrice Bernhard 😐

    • Under Communism, Even Illness Becomes Wellness
      Under Communism, Even Illness Becomes Wellness 27 dias atrás

      how would theyhave any accidental impacts with cars?

    • Vash Matrix
      Vash Matrix Mês atrás +1

      Guess the law in your part of the US is different than mine. We just have to shoot away from the road but can be much closer to it while shooting. Not sure the exact distance but I'm thinking of a shooting range right off the road maybe 40 or 50 years.

  • BabyCrow
    BabyCrow 10 meses atrás +744

    I still think in shootings, wherever they are, proper training isn't the problem because that would suggest mass shootings aren't commited by trained vets or just people with a lot of experience with firearms. Clearly it's a cultural/mental health issue in places where shootings are a problem. Anyone willingly killing people at random has deep unresolved issues and the sooner we focus on making this a priority, especially in schools, the better. I've had issues with depression and anxiety but never even learned about what that is until I had it AFTER I was done with the public education system. That's messed up.

    • Laughingpug
      Laughingpug 12 dias atrás

      ​@dustinb42 Most mass shooters have no documented mental illness at all

    • dustinb42
      dustinb42 12 dias atrás

      Mass shootings are very rarely committed by people who are trained or by veterans. Typically, it's people with mental problems. While you could pick out a few examples of mass shooters who were veterans or trained with firearms, those are usually much more targeted, not random shootings; and most mass shootings happen in "Gun free zones" where people aren't allowed to have firearms. The mass shooter ignores this of course, but the law abiding citizens around him . . . abide by the laws, and don't carry guns in these places. Tom made the biggest and most important point - "Breaking the safety rules surrounded by military trained firearm enthusiasts is, ah, not a great plan". Concealed carry permit holders stop a lot of mass shootings - the people who get concealed carry permits go through training, background checks, and a long permitting process. The same sentiment applies, "If someone wanted to cause harm with a gun, this is not the way they'd do it".

    • dankm
      dankm 14 dias atrás

      Proper gun training makes the mentally unhealthy more dangerous

    • Laughingpug
      Laughingpug 19 dias atrás

      @Storm Engineer See you've fallen for the propaganda we do have background checks and one of the reasons you can fail one is having been committed to a mental facility. When you suggest regulations we already have you muddy the water and make it harder to fix the actual problems. Also Full auto conversion is illegal and there hasn't been a full auto weapon used in a crime in 50 years.

    • Allen Kennedy
      Allen Kennedy 28 dias atrás

      @Nebo8 I know, and we burned down the white house, 1812 was a fun year. Still though, besides the revolutionary war, the war of 1812 and all the mexican wars, america hasn't been invaded. Civil war doesn't count cause the confederacy wasn't a country, it was rebel traitors.

  • bbbzerk
    bbbzerk 21 dia atrás +5

    This is a great video about responsible gun ownership. Loved learning about the firearms culture in another country!

  • J for Jaelyn
    J for Jaelyn 9 meses atrás +84

    Pluses about Switzerland:
    Their neutrality
    Their mountains
    Their cannon shooting practice
    And of course, the flag.

    • Udo Zöcklein
      Udo Zöcklein 11 dias atrás

      ​@Alonso B are you sure about them taking a side? because they forbid the tank ammo trade towards ukraine (they manufacture it)

    • Alonso B
      Alonso B 11 dias atrás

      @Udo Zöcklein old switzerland was neutral on the nazis even
      new switzerland has taken sides in the Russo Ukrainian war
      this was what i was referencing

    • Udo Zöcklein
      Udo Zöcklein 11 dias atrás

      @Alonso B but they forbid the trade of tank ammo in order to stay neutral. what do you mean?

    • Regimeshifts
      Regimeshifts 22 dias atrás

      We are neutral, BUT if a dictator steals his country's money and wants to hide it somewhere, we are happy to hide it for them, and also cash in on it.

    • Alonso B
      Alonso B 28 dias atrás +1

      they arent neutral anymore

  • Stephen Byers
    Stephen Byers 11 meses atrás +3001

    That's actually insanely good marksmanship for someone with no experience and iron sights at that distance. Kudos.

    • MyTech
      MyTech 11 meses atrás

      @Julian Evans Take your politics to a political video. Thank you.

    • Claudio T. Crameri
      Claudio T. Crameri 11 meses atrás

      It's an insanely good weapon. Our STGW90 is a very versatile and precise assault rifle. Greetings from a Corporal of the Swiss Armed Forces.

    • Kyle Warner
      Kyle Warner 11 meses atrás

      @Василий Сардина I live in the US, and can assure you that apart from a couple of US states in the north-east, there are no training requirements for owning firearms. Hell, the state I live in doesn't even require training or permits to carry a firearm.

    • Luke V
      Luke V 11 meses atrás

      "No experience"
      Maybe this is where all of Tom's years in the british secret service are exposed.

    • Василий Сардина
      Василий Сардина 11 meses atrás

      @Kyle Warner according to people I know it is mandatory in the US.

  • zippy5131
    zippy5131 7 meses atrás +31

    Being an ex Armourer from the RAF, you still see and wince at so called trained people and how they handle a firearm.I think it's more of a cultural thing being responsible. Because half the idiots I've served with I would not let near a pea shooter, nevermind a rifle.

    • Jared Dup
      Jared Dup 4 meses atrás +6

      Agreed. "Military service" is not an indicator of firearm proficiency when the base line standard for weapons handling and marksmanship is in the same class as what can be taught to a child in an afternoon. Civilian training often far exceeds most military training except in certain units. Olympic shooters are usually young men and women between 16 and 28, trending towards the teenage years.

  • Freezy MVP
    Freezy MVP 10 meses atrás +10

    This is very common in Switzerland. I drive through a shooting area everyday and I don‘t even think about it anymore. Cool video Tom :)

  • Florent Jendrysiak
    Florent Jendrysiak 4 meses atrás +1

    I went to a shooting range in Switzerland when I was young, it was a great experience, seemed very safe.

  • dustinb42
    dustinb42 12 dias atrás +1

    I've been at a gun range here in the US where a teenager who had come with two adults turned around (facing the seats) with a loaded gun in hand. The rangemaster walked over and told the adults they were being ejected, and the teen was banned for a year. They protested and he told them "You're responsible for him, he could have killed someone, and you weren't paying enough attention to even notice - you're lucky he's not dead." Mind you, the kid was still holding the gun. The adult scoffed and asked why (about the luck in the kid not getting killed) and the rangemaster noted four people in adjacent stalls with weapons in hand, who had shifted their stances to face the confrontation (though still pointing their guns downrange, something they could remedy in a blink). The rest of the range (25 stalls) had stopped shooting, and everyone was shifting around to get out of the potential lines of fire. That's the thing about a bunch of trained shooters, nobody had to organize it, nobody had to tell anyone else what to do, they just did it.
    When the two adults realized how much the situation had already escalated, they backed down and packed their things. The kid apologized, not to anyone in particular, but said he didn't mean to point it at anyone and he didn't mean anything by it. One of the guys who had been at the ready said, "We know - that's why you're still alive."

  • 9c300770edca993092e5
    9c300770edca993092e5 11 meses atrás +2337

    Living in southern Germany I've heard the expression: "Switzerland doesn't have an army, Switzerland *is* an army".

    • MrRazerdude
      MrRazerdude 2 meses atrás

      @Wolfeur They got some Bigass Guns and lots of Bunkers to help the Sniperbois in the Mountains aswell :D

    • Stephan Weinberger
      Stephan Weinberger 6 meses atrás

      @Duramax Daily different guns for different purposes is the same in other countries... but still the numbers are *vastly* different.

    • Duramax Daily
      Duramax Daily 6 meses atrás

      @Stephan Weinberger we have multiple guns per person because they each serve a role. Shotgun for birds, large caliber rifles for big game, pistols for home/self defence, and small caliber rifles for protecting the constitution. I personally have 4 but have owned 12 in the past.

    • TripleLayerLemonCake
      TripleLayerLemonCake 10 meses atrás +1

      @Kaelan Ward but it is??? Gun safety is taken extremely serious here, you’re just blind to it because you’ve never owned a gun and are anti American for no reason

    • Davon
      Davon 10 meses atrás

      @DreamingFlurry ever heard of airborne?

  • Mr Bill Hilly
    Mr Bill Hilly 19 dias atrás +1

    Great video Tom. Glad to see somebody doing journalism & showing the reality of something.

  • Carl Turland
    Carl Turland Mês atrás +2

    Considering the amount of space we have in Switzerland, it seems a strange decision to build a shooting range over a road

  • Chris itsmeyay
    Chris itsmeyay 7 meses atrás +2

    This is what I respect. The trained use of firearms with high regard for safety

  • Yeah.
    Yeah. 10 meses atrás +4

    Great drone work! This came together very well

  • Ron
    Ron 11 meses atrás +2721

    You should check out the German city of Munster, Lower Saxony (NOT Münster!). The German army (Bundeswehr) has two military training areas north and south of the city which they use to fire long range artillery over the city. When you're in the city, you can see the projectiles flying over you and hear the distant sound of warfare, very idyllic.

    • Mequana
      Mequana 2 meses atrás

      The "very idyllic" send me

    • eggrollsoup
      eggrollsoup 11 meses atrás

      @LMB222 u made me laugh xdd

    • Tom NixNachname
      Tom NixNachname 11 meses atrás

      @L1ama That's a good point, true.

    • L1ama
      L1ama 11 meses atrás

      @Tom NixNachname that doesn't work when it's a variable velocity issue instead of a variable angle issue

    • nationalist818
      nationalist818 11 meses atrás

      I trained at Fort Sill, Oklahoma they fired artillery shells over FTX areas. The rumor is one time they had too much powder and didnt want to take it back to the storage depot and it went over the range and into some barracks, but that could be a story like Jody.

  • L Laffy
    L Laffy 10 meses atrás +1

    Amazing what people can accomplish when they know what they are doing. Great vid.

  • Jaden Merkin
    Jaden Merkin 8 meses atrás +1

    One of Tom's better videos in my opinion. Can't quite put my finger on why, but I enjoyed this more than most others.

  • TSYDNYK
    TSYDNYK 2 meses atrás

    I live about 20 miles from a shooting range that shoots over a valley with a river running through it. The river is a very popular spot for swimming, boating and fishing- while enjoying the river you will hear gunshots and periodically bullets hit a cliff on across the river from the range. Nobody has ever been hurt. The cliff side where the bullets hit and the surrounding area are inaccessible, so there is no chance of someone wondering into the path of a bullet.
    When Europeans travel to our area I always take them to this river so they can listen to gunfire and watch how causally Americans go about their recreation. This is usually a huge culture shock for most Europeans I have met.

  • OUTDOOR TECHNICA
    OUTDOOR TECHNICA 3 meses atrás +1

    You should do a shooting video article about UK gun culture. It's quite amazing how different it is between countries based on history, law and culture. There is a growing scene in the UK although it is unfortunately still a hidden scene due to only seeing negative press in the public eye.

  • jay klein
    jay klein 11 meses atrás +8873

    As someone who has been shooting for over 40 years, that's damn good shooting for someone who has never shot before. Especially considering the distance and use of iron sights! Good shooting Tom!

    • ** ğhøśť **
      ** ğhøśť ** Mês atrás +1

      @Friendly Reptile thank ya brotha

    • Friendly Reptile
      Friendly Reptile Mês atrás +1

      @** ğhøśť ** I used google maps to mesure it and it looks like it's 300 meters (985 foot)

    • Roger Turner
      Roger Turner Mês atrás

      @MassHoleR6Ryda really a piece of trash a large bug a bird could change the course of a bullet I'm not certain that a hail stone would go but anything in the path of the bullet could change the direction a ricochet so to speak like you say sooner or later 🤔

    • MassHoleR6Ryda
      MassHoleR6Ryda Mês atrás

      @Roger Turner until it’s not. Things take time. Even horrible things. 🍀💯✌🏼

    • Roger Turner
      Roger Turner Mês atrás

      @MassHoleR6Ryda so far so good 👍 watch the birdy

  • namenlos
    namenlos 10 meses atrás +3

    Thank you for your great videos, i´m from germany and love to see those vids. But what i´m curious about, are there any signs for the drivers? Because i can imagine that a bang that loud could scare some drivers and could potentially lead to an accident??

    • JaggyShark
      JaggyShark 3 meses atrás

      I remember there being a sign roughly 1km before you enter the range

  • Stuart Burton
    Stuart Burton 3 meses atrás

    I wonder if someone driving an open top car would hear the sound of the bullets going overhead. Great video as usual from Tom

  • MajorSquiggles
    MajorSquiggles 9 meses atrás +223

    Even in the US gun ranges are incredibly safe. As with anything you're only going to cause harm when you're deliberately disobeying the rules. Gun owners, especially hobbyists like you would find at this kind of range, take safety extremely seriously.

    • Vash Matrix
      Vash Matrix 26 dias atrás

      @Erik That stuff happens in every country that has arms. You just see more in America because we have more small arms than any army.

    • Erik
      Erik 26 dias atrás

      @Vash Matrix But _are there_ "range horror stories" to follow in other countries?

    • Vash Matrix
      Vash Matrix Mês atrás +2

      @Galf506 Watch anything focused on that & of course your perception would be safe-ish. It's kinda like this show I watch on rare medical events that would bother hypochondriacs.

    • Roger Turner
      Roger Turner Mês atrás +2

      It has gotten to the point where not many people have that safety and serious attitude essentially guy turns 18 girls go buy guns ammunition and be like this is cool me uh but never fired a gun before read how it works passed off the safety rules got it in their drawers live one in the chamber safety off right above the family jewelry

    • Galf506
      Galf506 Mês atrás

      I've literally followed for years "range horror stories" as entertainment while doing other stuff.
      Ranges in the US are safe-ish.

  • Blake W
    Blake W 9 meses atrás +3

    There's actually a range about 2 or 3 hours drive from me on the way the the cabin we go to and on one of the mountain highways has a rifle range that shoots over it. It goes from one mountain to the other. It's usually used by people who are obviously training for long range shooting competitions and such.
    Edit: It's in Pennsylvania. I believe they might actually also use it as a way to allow handicapped people that rely on wheelchairs to still hunt. They have a spotter to help them using a large spotting scope and such.

    • Torguemada
      Torguemada 22 dias atrás +1

      @Blake W ELR(Extreme Long Range) shooting is a thing, 2 miles and beyand isn't an uncommon coampetion range.

    • Blake W
      Blake W Mês atrás

      @Sam Sitar no. It's 2 mountains separated by a highway. They use it for what I previously explained. I do not know the distance as I've never been to that specific range. And I don't own any competition level rifles let alone the fact that as far as I'm aware no one's shoots multiple miles away except that Canadian sniper with like a 2 mile confirmed kill.

    • Sam Sitar
      Sam Sitar Mês atrás

      so you have guns with a range of several miles?

  • SeanHodgins
    SeanHodgins 11 meses atrás +10755

    I love the aesthetic of the old CRT monitor system and stand.

    • tsm688
      tsm688 7 meses atrás

      @Ziginox No they don't, not unless they're malfunctioning REALLY badly. One batch of badly malfunctioning CRT's did, because they were badly malfunctioning.

    • Max McCullough
      Max McCullough 7 meses atrás

      @Kasper Abigail crts had better blacks than modern TV's also a longer lifespan, and more repairable.

    • Urbex Badger
      Urbex Badger 10 meses atrás

      That's so common for our shooting ranges in Switzerland, many look like this

    • Christoph Rackwitz
      Christoph Rackwitz 10 meses atrás

      80s/90s vibe

    • MrMatteNWk
      MrMatteNWk 10 meses atrás

      Americans: "I love the guns part but I don't like the CRT part."

  • Firestorm
    Firestorm 3 meses atrás

    The longer I watched the more impressed I got, there's a lot we can learn from the Swiss

  • Jonny Iles
    Jonny Iles 10 meses atrás

    I’ve drove past there! 😳😂 I’m sure there’s one in Romania too? We were driving on a brand new motorway that had not long opened in 2015 and saw these great big concrete pillars on one side of the fly over and a shooting club on the other? Never really looked into it before 🤔 couldn’t tell you exactly where it was though.

  • Thomas
    Thomas 6 meses atrás

    Friend of mine helped to plan and build this range, interesting to see it here.

  • Luisa
    Luisa 9 meses atrás +1

    I can't believe i could have passed by you in the city! so nice to see you in Zürich :))) Great post as always!

  • Hazen Fedison
    Hazen Fedison 11 meses atrás +13288

    Tom shooting is just as strange as him vaping, he's growing up so fast

    • Dylan Haynes
      Dylan Haynes Mês atrás

      Y’all are so proper it kills me 💀😂

    • Jon Doe
      Jon Doe Mês atrás

      Going through puberty

    • Channel Chin
      Channel Chin 2 meses atrás

      @Swamy Malgudi something tells me you have very few friends

    • WrittenInFilm
      WrittenInFilm 11 meses atrás +3

      to be fair, cows arent real and are just props set up by the government

    • Rumford Chimpenstein
      Rumford Chimpenstein 11 meses atrás

      @DankoleClouds its not loaded, you just don't understand why i'm asking it.

  • L3TH4L1TY
    L3TH4L1TY 14 dias atrás

    Quite interesting as someone who's shot at Tregantle fort in Cornwall, that looked down onto the sea and I always remember some poor sods spent ages on watch for people on the beach or sea entering the red flagged area, no such issue at this one 😃

  • Wolf NZ Outdoors
    Wolf NZ Outdoors 6 meses atrás

    Can understand why the firearm is only allowed to be loaded when the shooter is in prone position.
    The bit that really impresses me is the 3-microphone bullet placement calculator. That's just awesome.

  • SeeTheKarma
    SeeTheKarma 3 meses atrás

    That target updating system is genius. Honestly that range is awesome!

  • Jack
    Jack 28 dias atrás

    That is a brilliant setup. We need that kind of thing here in the states. No paper to put up and nobody has to walk the range. Super safe.

  • Alisio Ardiona
    Alisio Ardiona 11 meses atrás +4299

    As a lieutenant in the Swiss army this video is very accurate. We don't mess around with gun safety.

    • Fabian F.
      Fabian F. 7 meses atrás

      @aullik I can say when you have a gun at home in switzerland you also have ammo at home if you want. Because you can buy as much ammo you want if you have an weapon license.

    • Joshua Smith
      Joshua Smith 8 meses atrás +1

      @Markus Klyver American: "As an American, our Constitution recognizes our right to self-preservation and the ability to arm ourselves. This may be different from how other countries view the issue but is a fundamental right for American citizens. Therefore, we would ask that you respect our cultural differences when engaging in discussion on the topic."
      European: "EVERY EUROPEAN COUNTRY IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE UNITED STATES... YOU GUYS SUCK, WE'RE AWESOME! WOOOHOO!!!"
      Average debate with Europeans

    • The Smithersy
      The Smithersy 8 meses atrás

      @Joshua Smith LEt's look at the evidence. The USA has a high level of gun crime, Switzerland does not despite having a higher gun ownership on average.

    • Joshua Smith
      Joshua Smith 8 meses atrás +1

      @The Smithersy The European philosophy is "America is different, therefore bad! All of europe is good and superior!" I'm sick of the elitism shown online by people who think America is the only country undeserving of cultural appreciation in the differences... smacks of ignorance and arrogance.

    • Ferdinando Bernasconi
      Ferdinando Bernasconi 10 meses atrás +1

      @aullik if the Swiss want to have ammo, they just walk down the road to a rifle shop and buy them.

  • Camomile
    Camomile 9 meses atrás +13

    0:02 so brave of Tom to come out as British
    💕 💕 🙏

  • voxh
    voxh 2 meses atrás +1

    it's super cool how they have those electronic targets that you can see next to you

  • Ethribin
    Ethribin 7 meses atrás +1

    Respect towards and diciplin with the weapon is the key feature of Swiss gunownership.

  • 02T Gtr
    02T Gtr 2 meses atrás +8

    I've wondered about Switzerland gun ownership for years. High rates of gun ownership yet little violent crime. Here in the US we have tons of violent crime. This reaffirms to me that our issues are more about our culture, socioeconomics, and lack of mental health care. Guns are just the easiest tool for our evil and sick to carry out their attacks.

    • Vash Matrix
      Vash Matrix Mês atrás +4

      Things like knives & blunt objects are even more often often used than rifles. Most of our violent crime is from gangs. Switzerlands nearly entirely homogeneous population along with secure borders makes gangs a non-issue for them.

    • MB54
      MB54 Mês atrás +2

      @pat pat People being educated on firearms is again a cultural thing.

    • MB54
      MB54 Mês atrás +2

      @pat pat that sig would be illegal in California so no, you are wrong.

    • MB54
      MB54 Mês atrás +3

      @pat pat Guns were more accesible in the 50s, you could but them from a hardware store as a child.

    • pat pat
      pat pat Mês atrás

      @02T Gtr two things. 1 rates of inequality are much different, and inequality + guns = violent crime.
      2 Switzerland doesn't (for the most part) have concealed carry or assault weapons. They also effectively have red flag laws.
      Additionally, they have a high military training rate combined with a very low frequency of actually going to war -- so people know how to properly use and handle and store weapons, but haven't been subjected to situations that impact their mental fitness to use one.
      Finally, in spite of all of this, Switzerland still has a higher gun homicide rate than say, the Netherlands which restricts gun ownership.
      So even in Switzerland, to some extent it's still about the gun.

  • Sniclops
    Sniclops 11 meses atrás +4612

    It's amazing how the concept of this place could be deemed extremely irresponsible and dangerous, but because of the sheer amount of respect and willingness to follow the rules, it is probably the safest gun range ever.

    • Ryan Newell
      Ryan Newell 2 meses atrás

      @RogueVector You clearly don't know much about switzerland, they love lawsuits.

    • Jake . .
      Jake . . 2 meses atrás

      @jayjayjames2332 it's literally safer than any gun range in the united states . . . by far

    • 42Siren
      42Siren 2 meses atrás

      Also because... there are no N and M kind of people

    • thepcfd
      thepcfd 2 meses atrás

      @largol33t1 is it ?

    • Seb Ga
      Seb Ga 2 meses atrás

      Always going to be someone bitching about America 😂 Rent free

  • David Britt
    David Britt 6 meses atrás

    I think this is a common ground both Right and Left should be able to agree on, that anyone operating a gun ought to have the training necessary to ensure they respect the risk a weapon poses to themselves and others.

  • JaggyShark
    JaggyShark 3 meses atrás

    I drove past that range multiple times and I never asked myself if this was anything unusual xD

  • Buehler1997
    Buehler1997 10 meses atrás +9

    how I do not miss the days in these shooting ranges in military service when some folks didn't know how to aim and shot into the concrete two or three times before they noticed 🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏿🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏿‍♀️🤦🏻🤦🤦‍♂️ I think you delivered a good over all image of what shooting ranges in Switzerland could be like but you might have overestimated the capabilities of your average swiss military guy 🙃

    • Duramax Daily
      Duramax Daily 6 meses atrás +1

      You're reminding me of all the remedials I had to train to pass BRM

  • Buddler Grimes
    Buddler Grimes 10 meses atrás +14

    I love the part where the shooting club guy says: "Die Mikrophone messen den Druckchrkchch." I did expect nothing less from a Swiss. :D

  • bunkerputt
    bunkerputt 11 meses atrás +2995

    The motorists are in far more danger from the surrounding cars than the overhead bullets.

    • dodo vomitory
      dodo vomitory 10 meses atrás

      @Felix Hahaha indeed of course I meant the locals and not the tour*sts! Love the great people of Switzerland!

    • Felix
      Felix 10 meses atrás

      @dodo vomitory Swiss people maybe. Tourists more likely not because of viewing lovely landscape and surroundigs, maybe even the targets and doing "ah"s and "oh"s all the time! ;-)
      I'm from Bavaria and some tourists are a real pest on the road. Not all of them, but many.

    • Wong Tik Ki
      Wong Tik Ki 10 meses atrás +1

      Not really, it is Switzerland, not America.

    • Dr. Spatula
      Dr. Spatula 11 meses atrás

      @Lanuzos i really hope you understood what I said was both sarcastic and rhetorical

    • Lanuzos
      Lanuzos 11 meses atrás

      @Dr. Spatula During winter the roads get covered in salt in Switzerland. But there's still a chance that a lot of snow falls onto the streets and causes some trouble for an evening like last year, where we couldn't drive home due to the sheer amount of snow

  • John Stark
    John Stark 4 meses atrás +1

    Very interesting setup there. I can't see any county zoning department allowing that in America unfortunately

  • avengence
    avengence 7 meses atrás +1

    That's why anyone that goes shooting with me gets a rundown of the rules of guns. Out in Nevada we can shoot almost anywhere with public lands, just need to be a mile from any building. Never had an incident and other people around here shoot all the time and everyone is respectful to each other. It's the 1% that ruin it for the rest of us, and usually its a mental health issue. I also carry a gun every day, literally I don't leave home without one and never had an issue. It's just like a car, if you drive responsibly, you are fine but once you lose respect for how much damage a car can cause, you can easily get killed or kill someone else.

  • Yamil Diaz
    Yamil Diaz 7 meses atrás +4

    I understand that it is completely safe to shoot there, but even so I'm perplexed about why such a spot would be selected for it.

  • Seesaw Massacre
    Seesaw Massacre Mês atrás

    I've seen one of this guy's videos. Let me guess- it's physically impossible (due to hills or something) for a bullet to hit a car.

  • DEAD MEAT JB
    DEAD MEAT JB 11 meses atrás +3138

    Didn't expect the target feedback system thats just this casual super complicated air pressure system measured with microphones
    Edit: thanks for telling me its not complicated, but im gonna stay amazed

    • 0623kaboom
      0623kaboom 11 meses atrás

      directional sound detector ... plans and parts cost about 30bucks ... and area ll over the internet ... really simple device and best part add a time recording function (clock) to the kit and a second detector on a perpendicular angle and it can also be used to locate where loud booms are coming from .... such as those unknown source booms americans are hearing ... the more detectors that sense the sound from a large area the tighter the localization

    • jimannothe
      jimannothe 11 meses atrás

      @Georodin It's just numbers

    • litapd311
      litapd311 11 meses atrás

      @Thomas Schaad thank you, seems like a very simple but quite effective solution!

    • I lick the insides of microwave popcorn packages
      I lick the insides of microwave popcorn packages 11 meses atrás

      It's not complicated at all. All microphones essentially measure changes in air pressure. If a bullet passes between three microphones, they're all going to pick up the change in pressure and based on the delay between each microphone you can triangulate the exact position of that bullet. It really is that simple and that's why it's brilliant.

    • I need no channel youtube!
      I need no channel youtube! 11 meses atrás

      It is in fact rather simple. It just takes three microphones, the rest is all code to triangulate the hit from the difference in delay of hearing the sound.

  • Edwin Laureano
    Edwin Laureano 3 meses atrás

    This is possibly one of the dopest or if not the dopest gun range I’ve seen.. I would love to test my marksmanship at this range !!! Freaking awesome

  • Card_heaven
    Card_heaven 10 meses atrás +8

    This is awesome! Just goes to show that responsibility actually is a thing when you respect authority.

    • Ecosse57
      Ecosse57 9 meses atrás +4

      i think it's more a matter of respecting the discipline of the hobby/sport. personal responsibility may be passé but there's dignity in having it.

  • Stu Bur
    Stu Bur 3 meses atrás

    Seems like the area between the wall and the road would be a nice spot for a military training or administrative area. Becoming accustomed to operating normally with bullets occasionally flying overhead might be beneficial. Similar to the training concept of crawling under barbed wire with a machine gun firing over it.

  • Jung Kim
    Jung Kim 3 meses atrás

    Wow you are an amazing shot. I’m sure the guy who worked there was surprised!

  • crush
    crush 3 meses atrás

    firearms are so much fun : (
    it's a level of power, that the most ambitious child would never imagine
    being able to precisely shoot something so far away with so much power
    really fun hobby, really hope we figure out a way to keep it safely in this country

  • JurZelk
    JurZelk 9 meses atrás

    4:16 The best sentence I think I've ever heard. As an American gun owner, I appreciate this pov.

  • ayesaac
    ayesaac 7 meses atrás +1

    A significant point to add to the 2.4 million registered firearms is that there are a tonne of unregistered grandfathered military rifles, as well as no requirement to register for a basic hunting rifle. The number of guns in private ownership is muuuuuuch higher. Even the Swiss government has no idea how many there really are.

    • Slithermotion
      Slithermotion 7 meses atrás

      Yes...maybe.
      But sid you know that all you need to produce napalm you can buy in a super market?
      I mean...if people are paranoid about guns they should be paranoid about super markets too.

  • Stealthy Zombie
    Stealthy Zombie 7 meses atrás +1

    Switzerland proving how proper gun ownership works. Kudos!

  • GoodmanDevon
    GoodmanDevon 11 meses atrás +4053

    Living in southern Germany I've heard the expression: "Switzerland doesn't have an army, Switzerland is an army".

    • Researcher Jim
      Researcher Jim 10 meses atrás

      @boncret lucky

    • Luca Botteron
      Luca Botteron 10 meses atrás

      @Snap-off What has this anything to do with it?

    • Tonky
      Tonky 11 meses atrás

      @Samarkand The only gross incompetence on display here is your inability to understand the humor in what is considered a classically humorous set-up. You seem to be French, perhaps if we wrote it on a white flag, you'd be able to understand it better? :D

    • pomme melon
      pomme melon 11 meses atrás

      @Hyunjay Cho It's not required for all men, you can choose not to do it.

    • boncret
      boncret 11 meses atrás

      @Sleekntears haha believe me, canadians and latin americans are much happier people than U think ;)

  • Philip Van Cleave
    Philip Van Cleave 3 meses atrás +2

    Shooting ranges in America very, very rarely have accidents. Some have had none, like the range I use.

  • Six
    Six 6 meses atrás

    I'm always jealous when I see videos of Switzerland. The place is just ridiculously beatiful.

  • Yuppi
    Yuppi 6 meses atrás +1

    And here I thought people follow engineering fundamentals for safety in gun use. Now I don't think that's unsafe per se, but why would you not place the range somewhere where there is no public road in the middle of down the range? I assume with this technology there is no need for the shooters to get to the targets or replace them, so that's cool but what if there was no road in the middle for target maintenance? Personally I'm not in favour of "here's all the possibilities we have thought of, so there is no possibility for it to go wrong" design methodology. Always been more of a fan of "let's remove any unnecessary possibility of mishappen, mistake and misuse", like a road in the middle down the range since it serves no purpose for the shooting range. The interesting part was the locating system of the shot on the target though, cool technology.

    • Jared Dup
      Jared Dup 4 meses atrás

      probably the only place they could fit a range that met the distance for their particular sport. All around them is private land.

  • Manuelslayor
    Manuelslayor 2 meses atrás

    Many shoting ranges have a path in front of the target that normal people can and do use. When shoting the only thing put up is a sign over the path warning them.
    Further people do shot standing. Its done rarley and might joust not be allowed at this range but the position you are in depends on the program you are shoting

  • Lince Assassino
    Lince Assassino 11 meses atrás +1109

    I used to love Tom's old videos being a computer science and linguistics nerd myself, and years ago I was conflicted with all the seemingly random subjects for his new videos. But it really grew on me, and it's great seeing him adventuring and showing a lot of interesting stuff from around the world in bite sized quality videos.

    • First Last
      First Last 11 meses atrás +1

      I think it was a great transition to specific nerdy video to niche but broad subject. I loved his videos then, and I love his videos still.

    • I never look at replies lol
      I never look at replies lol 11 meses atrás +5

      You don't learn if you're not learning about everything

    • Batu Atlas
      Batu Atlas 11 meses atrás +9

      It brings a nice air of refreshment and finding about things I never knew, I love watching his videos while I'm eating my lunch or what ever at work. Doesn't fry my brain but keeps my attention enough that I can relax.

    • Furious321
      Furious321 11 meses atrás +15

      @OswinOswald Pineapple flashbacks.

    • Jeremy Tine
      Jeremy Tine 11 meses atrás +4

      This video was a bit boring. Not much story or history to it.

  • Rj Kogan
    Rj Kogan Mês atrás

    There is one in New Hampshire that has a lot of houses 200+ yards behind the 20-30ft high mound of dirt. And yes they’ve been hit.

  • jesse april
    jesse april Mês atrás

    That’s awesome I’d love to use this range

  • Chris DT
    Chris DT 8 meses atrás

    When people are rational, we can deal with problems smartly and confidently
    this clearly demonstrated that

  • TheClaw
    TheClaw 9 meses atrás

    I wonder if there's a height limit for your car on that road. Imagine getting a random "HEIGHT MAX 2M" on an open road and no tunnel in sight. You'd be like "WTF ? What for ?"

  • N.R. Jenzen-Jones
    N.R. Jenzen-Jones 11 meses atrás +1899

    You struck a commendably even-handed tone, as ever, Tom. Well done.

    • Aspartem
      Aspartem 11 meses atrás

      @Василий Сардина Yes, suicides mostly, sadly. I think we rated #2 worldwide after Japan some time ago, dunno if it's still the same today.

    • TheChaotix14
      TheChaotix14 11 meses atrás +3

      @Василий Сардина I mean the country like the video stated has a lot more guns per capita than most EU countries, so there's a much higher chance of that murder being committed with a gun instead of a knife, bludgeoning tool, hands or any other tools you might consider. The more interesting statistic is that despite having a load of guns in the country homicide rates are actually among the lowest in the civilized world(sitting at only 10% of the US's homicides per capita). So it might suggest that private gun ownership doesn't need to cause high violence/murder rates, but the rules, regulations and culture about gun ownership in Switzerland are only part of that puzzle.

    • DIEGhostfish
      DIEGhostfish 11 meses atrás +12

      @Snowball Effect Gunshow loophole isn't a thing, and the secondhand market both at shows and outside them would if anything be a drain on manufacturers who want to sell new guns.

    • Jim Crelm
      Jim Crelm 11 meses atrás +4

      @jay soto Very true on both counts. They should be seen as a tool not a symbol. And I wish someone would answer your question and elaborate on how the NRA's lobbying on behalf of gun makers specifically, results in more deaths. I assume maybe they meant that the fear mongering and politicisation degrade gun owning culture and prevent sensible action being taken (by government or otherwise).

    • Snowball Effect
      Snowball Effect 11 meses atrás +5

      @Василий Сардина I'm not sure what you're talking about. Why is this relevant? They were able to acquire the weapons regardless of the retail ban, which is virtually unenforceable on straw purchases. A lot of regulations are state-based, as well. There's a huge number of weapons circulating in the US that are completely untracked having been sold privately.

  • RackwitzG
    RackwitzG 6 meses atrás

    I only see a problem with grazing the walltop and the bullet spinning forward and downward hitting a car on the road. Think of a forward spinnig curveball in baseball. Could never get a permit for a range like this in Germany.

  • Robert Gimber
    Robert Gimber 6 meses atrás +1

    This range is probably no more dangerous than where I live in the US. An Air Force base is about three miles from my house. B52’s are taking off or on a landing pattern at least fifty times a day. Right over my house. A lot of times doing touch downs and taking right back off, circle around and do it again. I guess if one crashes it’d go above a quarter of a mile wiping everything out. I believe the range might be safer.

    • Imjashingyou
      Imjashingyou 11 dias atrás

      That narrows you down to Shreveport/Bossier City Louisiana, or Minot, ND.

  • Merkwuuurdigliebe
    Merkwuuurdigliebe 5 meses atrás

    That targeting system is SO cool. Is that commonplace at ranges elsewhere?

  • Alex Gilliam
    Alex Gilliam 3 meses atrás +2

    And this is one of the many pleasant things that are possible when you have laws and a society that work properly.

    • Water
      Water 3 meses atrás

      Can’t even rapid fire🥱

  • Ronald Jordan
    Ronald Jordan 11 meses atrás +5078

    I appreciate the instructor making the effort to speak in High German despite clearly being a Swiss-German speaker 😂

    • Epstone
      Epstone 11 meses atrás +4

      @The Philippines Meine Güte, "Hochdeutsch" ist ein Synonym für "Schriftdeutsch" - beide Wörter können verwendet werden. Und "Schweizerdeutsch" ist nun mal die Bezeichung für die allemannischen Dialekte die *trommelwirbel*, genau - in der Schweiz gesprochen werden. Ergo - es gibt Hochdeutsch wie auch Schweizerdeutsch.

    • Mr. Nice Guy
      Mr. Nice Guy 11 meses atrás

      @The Philippines hahaha ja klar... Alter bist du zurückgeblieben oder was? 🤣

    • Mr. Nice Guy
      Mr. Nice Guy 11 meses atrás

      @The Philippines es heisst trotzdem Schweizer Deutsch.

    • Daniel Henz
      Daniel Henz 11 meses atrás +1

      In School we learn to speak high German and we use it to write letters and everything in business is high German (written).

    • hornetIIkite3
      hornetIIkite3 11 meses atrás

      @Anna Kaunitz That may be how it is classified. But as a native Frisian speaker I can mostly follow Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian. Where as I easily get lost in High-German. And Frisian has been losing it's identity over the last 50 years, becoming more and more contaminated with Dutch and English words.

  • Curiously T
    Curiously T 3 meses atrás +1

    The harder you have to work at or for something the less likely you are to make dumb choice and throw it ALL away because you know how much time effort money and patience it took to get what you wanted. People look at others and think oh how cool it would be to have a speed boat or top of the line cars or guns or toys. All those things require licenses, permits, money, know how etc.! It takes a RESPONSIBLE person to have and juggle all of those things and keep up with insurance and repairs, maintenance, a busy life and schedule and that’s all before you get to get out and use the damn thing it is! It’s not 5o/5o work play. It’s like 80-90 work and 20 or 10 play. For every hour of fun it took hours of work and it could all be over in just a few minutes of reckless play or a big mistake in the work department. It’s a balancing act but the coolest things out there require much respect and responsibility before you can enjoy them without problems or fear.

  • MiBz0r
    MiBz0r 6 meses atrás

    I've seen similar shooting ranges in Switzerland, nice shooting.

  • Caymon8
    Caymon8 6 meses atrás

    What about a ricochet upwards off the top of the wall? Surely there's enough remaining velocity to at least damage a windshield if not more. Surprised that wasn't mentioned, if at all possible, that is.

  • Daniduc
    Daniduc Mês atrás +1

    Ok but… why? I want the story of how this ranch ended up having a road across.

  • Floobde Doop
    Floobde Doop 11 meses atrás +1881

    All fun and games till a cartoon circus drives through town with a comically tall giraffe poking out the top of the caravan.
    But, really, with the way things have been lately it's reassuring to see a place where being sensible just... works.
    Great video :)

    • ajay
      ajay 11 meses atrás +1

      @Ferrariman601 cant blame him for not visiting an american-style gun range, not everyone has had the misfortune of visiting an american public school.

    • Aflyingkittensoldier
      Aflyingkittensoldier 11 meses atrás +2

      @TheCimbrianBull give it to your daughter as a stuffed animal

    • TheCimbrianBull
      TheCimbrianBull 11 meses atrás

      @Aflyingkittensoldier and get it stuffed to display on the wall in the living room?

    • D S
      D S 11 meses atrás +1

      @Bibek Shrestha 🤣

    • Robert Goodman
      Robert Goodman 11 meses atrás +1

      And getting decapitated at the tunnel.

  • Stovebolt50
    Stovebolt50 2 meses atrás

    Common sense, math, tech, courtesy and respect put to good use. Very cool set-up

  • Bikram sran
    Bikram sran 4 meses atrás

    swiss gun etticate is truly fascinating, safety over everything, I love it

  • Fynn Gächter
    Fynn Gächter 9 meses atrás +1

    It‘s amazing how we swiss most of the time foget how grateful we should be to not have any school or mass shootings for instance

  • koolerpure
    koolerpure 3 meses atrás

    Must feel like an active warzone if your driving along the road when the range is full of people practicing

  • Ashalya
    Ashalya 11 meses atrás +1861

    In Switzerland you can go to the "Jungschützen" which is the juniors (15-20y) section of those shooting ranges, for free! Teenagers learn how to shoot with the rifle you shot, stgw 90, over 300m. You also learn the most important thing, gun safety! It's very ingrained in our society, everyone I know that owns a gun has the necessary training and respect. Back when I was still a member of the shooting range, around 17 years old, I would have my personal assault rifle at home, but we would leave a piece (Verschluss idk the word in english) and the ammunition at the shooting range. I would walk through the main train station and would ride the train with the rifle on my back to go to the shooting range. No one ever bat an eye.

    • Chu Lik Wong
      Chu Lik Wong 6 meses atrás

      @Duramax Daily hmm...any prove that guns were given by democrats?

    • Duramax Daily
      Duramax Daily 6 meses atrás

      @Chu Lik Wong criminals usually have the nicest and most expensive guns because they don't pay for them. Either stolen or given to them by a democrat administration.

    • Duramax Daily
      Duramax Daily 6 meses atrás

      @Andy Boyd rentals don't usually have glass, because good optics are worth almost as much as the gun

    • Duramax Daily
      Duramax Daily 6 meses atrás +1

      Never heard of the 550 being called a stgw 90, learn something new every day. I still wish the 552 commandos weren't as expensive as a car

    • tacfoley
      tacfoley 7 meses atrás

      Bolt .

  • Only Two Shoes
    Only Two Shoes 3 meses atrás

    Wouldn't the gusts from passing vehicles mess up your trajectory?

  • Hannes Schleeh
    Hannes Schleeh 10 meses atrás

    I've been there on the road and saw the targets. Really weird shooting area!

  • m16ty
    m16ty 20 dias atrás

    If you had a defective round, there is the possibility that it makes it over the wall, but the bullet goes in enough arc that it could strike a car. No bullets fly flat, they are all in a arc.

  • TheMCWars
    TheMCWars 2 meses atrás

    There are three aspects that add up to the savety:
    1. It ist mandatory to be trained at the weapon and you can’t just buy them without a license or registration anywhere
    2. Switzerland has close to none people living in poverty, driven by drugs, gangs, and no possibility to get out
    3. Even if you own a gun, you only get the ammunition through clubs

  • Goldomond
    Goldomond 11 meses atrás +1928

    As a full-blooded swiss, accurate. Gun safety is for us tied in with just common sense. A gun isn't a toy, it's a highly dangerous tool. Follow some simple rules and that's it.

    • Renato Rangel
      Renato Rangel 10 meses atrás

      @Василий Сардина wait really??? i thought there weren't that many, the world always seemed so empty...

    • roro the elite
      roro the elite 11 meses atrás

      @Reece V "and doesn’t have be this strictly regimented for it to be safe." your crime rate says otherwise.

    • Joe H
      Joe H 11 meses atrás

      @Liam Bergstrom You deleted your reply which made it a waste of my time to look for it. Based on what? Facts, numbers, statistics. Things your cult like tribe loves to twist and distort to divide people. I guess people who want to defend their families are stupid.

    • Reece V
      Reece V 11 meses atrás

      @Spearka GUNS ARE FUN
      GUNS ARE FUN
      GUNS ARE FUN
      IF YOU DON'T LIKE THAT YOU'RE A COWARD

    • oswald rabbit
      oswald rabbit 11 meses atrás

      @The Office 2 mass shootings aren't a statistically significant share of the gun deaths though.
      So it's related to other factors besides that.

  • tsbrownie
    tsbrownie 9 meses atrás

    Seems there's space on both / either side of the hiway for the range, plus there's the option of putting the hiway on the other side of the range. Either would prevent the crazy from standing up creating a safety hazard, and would allow normal firing in the standing position as an option. I only fired a rifle in the prone position in boy scouts.

    • Duramax Daily
      Duramax Daily 6 meses atrás

      The military trains from prone alot, both Swiss and US

  • ZombieLicorice
    ZombieLicorice Mês atrás +1

    I think we need to partition what we mean by "gun safety". Yearly Switzerland has about 1 accidental gun death per million people, in America its about 2. But year to year variation is huge because of just how statistically rare it is. So America isn't really much less competent or less safe at handling and properly using their guns. There's just a lot more gun deaths in America because A) unlike Switzerland it's a common avenue of suicide (Switzerland's suicide rate is comparable, and often higher than the US, they just use guns to do it less often) B) we are a much more economically, culturally, and racially diverse nation, which makes our crime rate higher.

  • Frank M.
    Frank M. 8 meses atrás +1

    Considering you're shooting with iron sights and have never fired a gun before, thats a damn good showing.

  • Kaiimei
    Kaiimei 6 meses atrás

    Imagine driving under that and hearing the crack as a round breaks the sound barrier over your car. I know I'd absolutely freak out.