Meanwhile in California: Cops find DIY underground shooting range while serving warrant
By Chris Eger
Seems legit (Photos: FPD)
Police in Fontana stumbled upon a homemade underground shooting range at the residence of a known gang member and shared a few details of it online this last week.
“While searching the house a manhole was located that led to an underground hiding area and an additional underground area that was being used as a shooting range,” said police. Inside they found numerous weapons “along with thousands of rounds of ammunition” and a “100-round drum for an AR-15 rifle.”
Photos from the scene show an excavated room, lined with sandbags and lit by a few strands of rope lights, ending in a dirt wall with a target. Access was via a hole through the floor of the home, leading to a step ladder walk down. It looks as if the hole may have been camouflaged at one time with interlocking foam mats.
Note the blankets used presumably for noise mitigation. Also, the flag, because what shooting range shouldn’t have Old Glory.
Many commented that the setup was innovative in a sense, with one saying “dang I wish I had that under my house.. too hard to find free public land to shoot at and shooting ranges get too expensive.”
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