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Range Candy

Updated: Jan 12, 2019

By Steve Zimmermann



The summer time brings the excitement of BBQ’s, family time and parades. Speaking of parades, do you remember as a kid, running to where, seemingly, hundreds of pieces of candy would be thrown from passing floats to the ground? My mom would panic every time I tried to dart out towards the road for handfuls of the sugary greatness!

Oddly enough we never grow up. Instead of risking life and limb for a 2-cent cavity maker, we shooters look for the leftovers from the previous lane occupant as he or she ejected un-spent cartridges on the range floor, endearingly referred to as “range candy”!

Let me be straight up and say, yes, I have pilfered the range floor for freedom fries. It seems like a great idea in concept, but in reality, it’s very dangerous to your well-being, and, could turn your firearm into an expensive grenade with a barrel!

Here are a few pictures to illustrate what exactly I’m trying to say, a picture says 1000 words you know…