> buy a new house innawoods. > 20 miles from town, but there is one neighbor about a quarter mile down

> buy a new house innawoods
> 20 miles from town, but there is one neighbor about a quarter mile down
> both share a private road together
> start shooting some 9mm at a berm on my property
> he texts and is unhappy at sound
> need to be the good neighbor because i may have to work with and rely on these people in winter months

feels badman, i just wanted to shoot 🙁 I could shoot anyway but I dont need to make my only neighbor (whose property my driveway goes through via easement) an enemy

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    don't be such a pussy

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Be a good neighbor. Get 10 suppressors.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Be a good neighbor. Get 10 suppressors.
      /thread

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah the regulation off suppressors is the only reason this shit is an issue, kind of pathetic.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Unironically this. I shoot on my property in a similar situation, except with three neighbors and they're all ones I've know for a while and am friends with and count on. When I starter shooting a lot more I got cans for the guns or use an integral handgun, and I checked with them. They were all fine or didn't even notice, one was very interested in what I'd picked out. I'm not an asshole and I don't shoot in the middle of the night or anything, but in general suppressors make a huge difference. People can all still hear the shooting unless it's hollywood quiet subsonic 22lr suppressed or some shit, but it's no longer obnoxious and they really appreciate I compromised a bit.

      Well worth it. Also means light earplugs are good enough earpro, nothing fancy needed. Yeah the 200-400 day wait fucking sucks, it's horrible. But you may be at your own house much of the rest of your life. Best time to get cans is 200-400 days ago. Second best time is now.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Actually, it's entirely legal to make an in-place sound suppression structure if it's not connected to the firearm.

      You can essentially make a giant ass suppressor tunnel if you wanted to and the gay glowies can't do shit to you.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/wAd7FCQ.jpg

        > buy a new house innawoods
        > 20 miles from town, but there is one neighbor about a quarter mile down
        > both share a private road together
        > start shooting some 9mm at a berm on my property
        > he texts and is unhappy at sound
        > need to be the good neighbor because i may have to work with and rely on these people in winter months

        feels badman, i just wanted to shoot 🙁 I could shoot anyway but I dont need to make my only neighbor (whose property my driveway goes through via easement) an enemy

        Listen to this OP. Fuck giving the ATF $200 and waiting over a year to shoot on your own property while being courteous to your neighbors. Some old tires and some dirt is cheap, easy, effective, and saves you the paperwork.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Get cans. Become friends with neighbor. If he's not a shithead he's probably walking/playing with the dog at somewhat scheduled times of day. May be able to easily work around it.
      MUCH better to have 2 sets of people who are prepared and have each other's back than going it alone if SHTF.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You guys how do I get a job that allows me to buy a house

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Trade school

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Fucking liar. I went to trade school, I've been working trades for 4 years now. At my current wage even if I were given a $10 raise I would still barely be able to rent a 1000sqft apartment.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          a leaf? are you fucked by housing too? my parents bought my childhood home in 2004 for 200,000. our neighbours with the exact same assembly line suburb house with no renovations besides new floors sold for just under a million this year. shit is fucked

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            not that dude but this is all very relatable to me. i'm never going to be able to afford a house as a jman tradie because hongcouver is literally unlivable if you aren't laundering money.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Cosmetology eh?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      OP's house must be really cheap
      > 20 miles from town, one neighbor about a quarter mile down

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's a log cabin in northern maine. It's pretty remote up here

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Just keep shooting, the dog will get over it

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            "Piss off my dog and there will be trouble" - Son of Sam.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The fuck do you assholes do up there for money anyways?

          t. Transplant

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      have parents rich enough to gift 20k for. A down payment

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        unnecessary with FHA and first time homebuyers. you can easily get 0% down payment

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          And people wonder why we're in a real estate bubble

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >coworker tells me constantly about his house and nice car and family and says that i too can have what he has
        >gf takes his kid and moves three states away, his car spends more time in the shop than on the road
        >only good thing he has is his house he bought at 18
        >with his literal millionaire dad cosigning
        >doesn't take care of the house at all, literally flooded it because he couldn't be bothered to fix a minor pipe issue when it first slightly flooded his house years ago
        Best part is his house has tripled in value somehow.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Sometimes RNGesus blesses retards because he thinks it's hilarious

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Where the fuck do you like where $20k is a down payment

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          In 1982 I guess

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          moron you can get a mortgage at 3% down. Even at 5% down that’s a 400k house

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Deal cards to rich people at a Casino.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Do you speak from experience

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

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    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Onlyfans

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

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    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      sell a kidney

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

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      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Time machine, got it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >learn to code

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      if you're a millennial:

      -a time machine
      -switch fields to a tech job

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >You guys how do I get a job that allows me to buy a house
      In all seriousness, you can't beat healthcare for how much you can make vs how much school you need. As an xray tech with a 2.5 year associate's degree, i make more than my friend's wife who is a teacher with a master's degree and a bilingual teaching credential.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

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    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

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    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Get a government contract to shill for State Department
      $2.5k a month isn't a bad gig to shitpost here

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Stop wasting money on Starbucks, Doordash, drive-thru, alcohol, drugs, etc.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >being cucked on your own land
    Grow some balls gay and tell your bitch ass neighbor to deal with it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >being shitty to people is based, trad and manly but only when its towards people who dare threaten my good time

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >being shitty only applies to actions taken on one's own land in the middle of the day
        >demanding complete silence in bumfuck nowhere isn't being a shitty neighbor
        Close a window or turn on some music, he's a quarter mile away.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        On one hand, I appreciate your caring about your neighbor's well-being. But that's a two way street, and assuming you aren't doing this when he's trying to sleep, he lives out in the country.

        Therenis likely some sort of solution that will leave both parties happy.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        they're already being shitty to you by telling you you cant shoot on your own property. fuck 'em

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Your neighbor is probably an asshole/cuck unless you are shooting at the crack ass of dawn or late at night. I live out in the countryside too, but we have jet noise (the sound of freedom!) and there is not one but 2 ranges nearby to my house. Noise is a fact of life here. Text his ass back next time he mows to keep that shit down to teach him a lesson in empathy.

        Unless the noise happens during sleeping hours, its not being shitty. In fact, if you are blue, even THINKING about noise complaints is racist, because noise complaints are always issued against blacks (who like to make a fuckton of noise at night).

        I get it if you want to sleep the day away, but people need to mow those giant ass lawns if you have multi-acre properties, and that shit has to get done one way or the other. And mowing is just as fucking annoying as anything else.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      sometimes when you're an adult living in a modern society, you have to acquiesce. this is a neighbor that I have to deal with often, and may need to help them or get help from them in deep blizzard conditions in the coming winters. for the sake of that i'd rather just go to the range, just unfortunate that the nearest range is 40 minutes away and indoor only

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ask him what times of the day would be best for him for the noise but assert the notion that you don't want to stop shooting

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        > Indoor only
        > Range
        Fuck that. Do you have any public land nearby?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's your property. You have a right to use it as you see fit. If you want to be magnanimous though ask him what times & days would be non-intrusive for you to plink.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        For being a fucking gay urbanite who moved to rural country I'd let him freeze to death if the opportunity presented itself

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I bought a house land that I won’t shoot on because my neighbour instantly clocked me as a pussy (and was right)

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i own 12 acres of land.... my neighbor moved from the city to live the quiet country life...he gets big mad when i come in on the weekends to shoot. Fuck him he can deal with it. I didn't buy this land so me and the boys couldn't LARP around.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You are such a gay. KYS.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you think your gay neighbor who complains about gunshots is ever going to help you?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >t.cityboi

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why not invite him over to shoot? Make a friend out of him.

    If he doesn’t shoot? Maybe introduce him to the hobby?

    Offer to help him out with pest control or other tasks that involve shooting if that’s an issue in your area.

    Just shoot him?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wise anon.

      This is how you do it...unless your neighbor is a Black or operates a meth lab.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    get a suppressor. suppressors are fun. 9mm plinking is great with a suppressor.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Possible, but I have a lot of guns that I'd want to shoot in all different calibers. Even some classic repros like a musket that I can't suppress.

      Why not invite him over to shoot? Make a friend out of him.

      If he doesn’t shoot? Maybe introduce him to the hobby?

      Offer to help him out with pest control or other tasks that involve shooting if that’s an issue in your area.

      Just shoot him?

      He was mostly bitching about it scaring his dog. I don't think him being introduced is going to settle that. I may give it a few weeks and then ask him if he'd be willing to maybe setup a schedule that is fine for them, like I can shoot every third saturday of the month or something and they can be aware/prepare for it. Or maybe when they go out to the lake with their dog they can let me know so I can shoot then

      If you want to be neighborly you could try to talk to him and establish what times of day he would appreciate it to be quiet. The fact that he texted you at all and complained makes me think he’s a prick and will be a thorn in your side for everything. I would never bother a neighbor about something he’s doing on his property. If I was hosting a BBQ or something and really wanted it to be quiet I’d invite my neighbor over and ask him nicely well in a advance if he could refrain from making lots of noise on that particular date and time.

      To be fair, he opened with "Is everything Ok? We hear a lot of gunfire" so he wasnt immediately telling me to stop, just was concerned.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Try to work with him but ultimately if you’re within your rights, you decide what you want to do. I mostly shoot suppressed rimfire but occasionally I’ll bust out my flintlock musket and shoot it out back and I’ve never had a complaint despite living in a suburb where everyone has 2-3 acre lots. I don’t think mag dumping an AK would go over too well. The culture in my state is very much mind your own business though.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Dude the initial text is peak passive aggression, like the other poster said he's 100% being a prick and you shouldn't roll over, it's private property and you have a right to do whatever you goddamn please

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >He was mostly bitching about it scaring his dog.
        This is what we in the business call bullshit.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Like muskets that I can't suppress
        That's quitter talk. Unless you are shooting a brown Bess or bigger, pic related will work.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >brown Bess
          well actually...

          1766 charleville

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Salvo doesn't really do much besides look cool.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I can smell the ass on your breath

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I-it's the beef jerky

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Salvo 12s have been unobtainium for years now. Silencerco are a bunch of gays.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Dealer posted 3 on r/gundeals just yesterday

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >posting on r-ddit
              Like I said, they’re gays.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I would hate cleaning BP out of a silencer

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >entertaining for even one second not doing what you want with your own land because someone's dumbshit fucking animal gets upsetty wetty
        jesus christ dog people are such cucks

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >every third saturday of the month
        Jesus, man, give yourself room to negotiate.
        And don't sacrifice your nighttime shooting time either.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This is either bait or you’re a fucking idiot. I’ve lived in super rural areas my entire life and conceding ANYTHING to busybody neighbors who like to complain is a mistake. He’s going to make every little thing that you do on your property his business if you try to play ball with him. Do NOT try to accommodate him, you were doing literally nothing wrong. I promise you that trying to make him happy is only going to result in making your life hell. Go bump fire full magazines into the dirt with a muzzle brake on, he’ll be angry anyway so you might as well enjoy yourself. I’m speaking from experience.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This is the correct answer. I’d shoot once in awhile on a Saturday afternoon, while other people are mowing lawns and what not. Had a neighbor complain via cop, he came by to say hi and let me know.
          From then on it was, wake up at 6am, magdump the 1911 out the back door. 830pm? Perfect time for skeet shooting the 12 gauge, a box of shells then some rapid fire out of my 10.5” AR pistol that I dug up a muzzle brake for the occasion.

          Did this for a whole week. Went back to shooting on Saturday afternoon only as usual. Never heard a fucking peep out of the neighbor since.
          I’m from California originally and I left the state to get away from gays just like him. Be a bitch; I’ll make your life hell.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Fuck his moron dog. God I hate dogfags so much. They think they can impose their dumbass spoiled mutts on everyone else in the world. You should buy silencers just because they’re nice to have, but don’t let that moron boss you around. He and his dog will have to get used to you exercising your 2nd Amendment rights.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Shoot his dog first than so it won't get scared.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Begin constructing a massive underground shooting gallery, wine cellar and cigar lounge

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >He was mostly bitching about it scaring his dog.
        Dog owners make me want to join the ATF, holy shit. You're in the middle of the fucking woods. Grown ass men really be like "loud gunshots scawy" while owning a thing that exists only to bark at squirrels.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >mostly bitching about it scaring his dog
        >mostly bitching
        >bitching

        Pretty much this dude is a prick, best thing to do is teach him a lesson and complain every time he makes a modicum of noise. Mowing, chainsaws, whatever it is, if you hear it, text his ass a noise complaint. He's too retarded to get it though, so don't expect this to be a solution.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Compromise and make one of these

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >gets raided by glowies

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you want to be neighborly you could try to talk to him and establish what times of day he would appreciate it to be quiet. The fact that he texted you at all and complained makes me think he’s a prick and will be a thorn in your side for everything. I would never bother a neighbor about something he’s doing on his property. If I was hosting a BBQ or something and really wanted it to be quiet I’d invite my neighbor over and ask him nicely well in a advance if he could refrain from making lots of noise on that particular date and time.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is the only sensible approach to OPs problem.
      >"hey neighbor, I'd like to shoot a guns from time to time on my property. I could do it without your consent, but I'd rather not alienate you. Are there times, or days, when you are okay with it?"
      >"yes? That's great, maybe you can over and we can shoot together"
      or
      >"no? That's disappointing. I thought it would've been good idea to do it with your consent, but legally I don't actually don't need it anyway."

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just communicate and offer to shoot within some mutually acceptable times

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Acquire suppressor.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dig a range 8 feet deep. Put some beams across it to dampen the sound. If you want to get fancy you could calculate the wave form and set the beam placement to cut through the peaks.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Invite him on some weakend to your place to grill. Get to know each other a bit. Then raise this topic and discuss with him guns in general then if your shooting is too annoying and if you can work out some day/time when you could shoot and he would be aware of it and not be nervous about it. Maybe even suggest he comes to try shooting out of your guns as well. Depending how anti gun he is he might come around to the idea. Just be a normal human basically.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    silencers bro

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How do you go about finding a property that you can shoot in?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      how the fuck did he go from being on a frozen river to the middle of the desert?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's called a sandy beach. Those sometimes exist near these things called rivers and lakes.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        strictly speaking the largest desert on earth is on Antarctica

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this is why modern humans are so fucked in the head. we are built to do this but our reward function forces us to chase the dragon

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Check your local laws and find what's relevant. Where I live you have to be at least a quarter mile away from any occupied buildings, but it may be less if approved by your neighbors.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A good neighbor wouldnt blast their stereo and would instead use headphones. Get a suppressor

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Unless the topography funnels noise between their properties to an extraordinary degree, the sound of a 9mm handgun from 400m away is absolutely something a neighbor should be able to tolerate intermittently during the day time

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I was actually incorrect in my distance estimate, they're actually more like 900-1000 feet away but it's down the hill and almost all of that distance is forested. I figured it was far enough that it wouldn't be an issue but I guess not

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You only have to be 300 feet from his house in Maine. Shoot as much as you want. If he wanted peace and quiet he should have bought your property too.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You're doing the right thing anon. One of the perks of living innawoods is enjoying the peace and quiet, it'd be a dick move to ruin that for him.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No fuck that. If he wants to shoot once or twice a week for an hour, that’s perfectly acceptable. His neighbor can have peace and quiet for the other 166 hours of the week.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >he texts
    You fucked up. You'll always be an outsider to the random local yokel fuckheads that have lived together for 100yrs and don't want outsiders there. Every small town/rural area is like that and I've seen it from 1mil+ rural ranchettes to 50k his houses.

    Ditch the number and isolate yourself. Prepare for trespassing issues.

    T. Slumlord turned developer.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He moved here after I did from California. I've been here a few days longer

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Completely ignore him then you've got absolutely nothing to be worried about.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I think given OP’s limited will and ability for problem solving and conflict resolution he may actually be better off making friends with this guy, perhaps even seeing if he’d be willing to buy OP into a kind of indentured servitude arrangement in exchange for protection and firewood

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Moves to gucking Maine from Cali
        >Sends an "I'm not complaining but I'm complaining" text
        >Doesn't even bother coming over to talk
        >Uses his dog as an excuse

        I think he's just a noguns gay. Shoot the shit with the police officer for a bit when he calls in the noise complaint.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Diagnosis: terminal Californication.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >This is the person you're anticipating "relying on" in harsh weather
        Lmoa you both are fucked

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What the fuck use should he be then to you in winter? Use organic Himalaya salt on your driveway?
        Fuck him.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >from California

        Use his house as target practice

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Oh them fuck him. Get a shorty AR with an aggressive brake. Double up on earpro. Shoot him if he comes to bitch.

        There’s no scenario you should be relying on a Californian for winter help

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I live on a tiny lot. I have never met any of my neighbors in the 5 years I have been on my tiny lot. I have shot countless varmints at all hours of the day and night in my tiny back yard, and no one has ever called me to complain. Being a hermit has its upsides. The only time anyone even yelled in my direction was when I shot a something with a FAL. And they were more inquiring and congratulatory than anything.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He texts you? lol get a silence or move a little bit away. But keep doing it
    >rely on these people in winter months
    have fun with this gay, he wont do shit

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I wouldn't be happy having to plan on helping or being helped by neighbors. I mean, in extreme weather id be happy to help out and be grateful for help offered to me, but if Plan A is "Borrow Tom's snow blower to clear the driveway," I'd be saving for my own snow blower right away.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Whats the best approach for introducing yourself when you move to a rural area? Go to church? Serious question

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Or just walk over and introduce yourself when you see your neighbor mowing his grass. There are even these things called doorbells.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      look him in the eye and give him a firm handshake

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Get some cookie dough, make some cookies, wrap them up nice and walk over to introduce yourself. It's that simple. If they're not home at the time, leave a prewritten note with the cookies near their door and wait for them to call. If they don't say thank you or if they're not receptive to your generosity, fuck em and keep shooting whenever the hell you want.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I've noticed this. I swear, no one talks to people in person anymore. Only via text or through a goddamn doorbell cam that shares data with the feds.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Don’t.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Go introduce yourself during the day. It’s not hard.

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Invite neighbor to shoot with you, might convince them to compromise so you can shoot at certain times or days they won't be bothered by it.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Get a suppressor.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tell him when you plan to shoot ahead of time, set up a schedule.

    Have clear set times where it's okay to shoot (every 2nd saturday from 11am to 4pm, etc)

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Look for ways to mitigate sound, other side of the barn for example or talk to neighbor and ask if that was a bad time or if he just wants you to avoid certain days/hours. Let him know you're trying but be clear it's why you moved out of town and you're going to shoot sometimes.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    not op but i've had an idea for a while: if a suppressor is basically just a can at the muzzle that traps gas, then if you take a subcaliber insert for some pistol cartridge and put it in a 12 gauge, and put a rubber washer or something at the muzzle, then wouldn't the shotgun barrel function as a suppressor since it's a big empty can? i know there's no baffles but it's something and i don't think putting rubber on your muzzle is regulated

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes and the rubber washer would constitute a suppressor and be regulated as such.

      Say bye to your dogs.

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Damn imagine getting away from people in a spot you can finally enjoy your hobby freely and some passive aggressive caligay cockblocks you with a dog he probably can't change the second you do. It would suck to spend hundreds on suppressors just to appease youd neighbor. Like the others said invite to shoot with you or just ask what times are good so he knows that it's going to happen regardless but that you are willing to accomodate partly like a good neighbor. And yeah that "is everything okay?" bullshit seems like him trying to be a condescending dick but not certain

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what? no, fuck him. He's already made himself "the bad neighbor" by telling you what you can do on your own property.
    don't be a gay, keep shooting and more often.

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    moron you're violating then NAP

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    > Acquire friend
    > Have friend talk to him in his doorway, maybe acting like he's soliciting or something
    > Friend secretly films interaction, waits until dog has calmed down at visitor
    > Shoot your 9mm on your property as normal
    > Friend documents whether dog cares or not (it probably doesn't)
    --
    If this continues, talk to him in person, tell him early "you really don't understand rural culture, do you?" And frame him as the weirdo.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      P.S. have some of your other neighbors shoot on their properties, or even shoot on their property to make him think that they're shooting.
      You really need to make your calineighbor feel like the odd man out, and that his wants are the unreasonable ones.

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Approach him and ask maybe there's hours he'd be willing to endure. Offer him some money for the hours you shoot, you're shooting shit that's a waste of money so look at it as a very private range. Invite him over so you both can shoot. You can always be am asshole but exhaust all other options first.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Offer him some money for the hours you shoot, you're shooting shit that's a waste of money so look at it as a very private range
      gr8 b8 m8

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's literally cheaper that way, he'd be paying range, and have to drive there, and it's indoors. So why the fuck not.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          take a moment to process that you're suggesting someone pay his neighbor to use his own land as he sees fit, retard

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The sound's the issue, not the land. You're causing inconvenience, I'd expect a decent stance towards me same as I have towards others. It's in my intersts to keep my neighbor happy so we would be happy as a whole. And I only mentioned paying him off as an option. There's other options, but all of them are going to cost some time and or effort, which can be simply translated to money. We don't know how much OP makes maybe that's not that retarded afterall.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              you're a gay. do you really can yourself a man

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He'll get used to it
    >t. Ruralanon

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can't you legally set up a bunch of old tires in a row to basically function as supressor baffles? You should look it up first but I'm pretty sure as long as they don't actually attach to a gun it's not illegal manufacture of an NFA item. Alternatively you could build an indoor range but that's more expensive and time consuming than just waiting 6 months for a tax stamp.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The tire-baffle idea is federally legal and not very expensive. I intend to make three, one for prone, bench, and standing once I buy some land to shoot on.

      https://i.imgur.com/wAd7FCQ.jpg

      > buy a new house innawoods
      > 20 miles from town, but there is one neighbor about a quarter mile down
      > both share a private road together
      > start shooting some 9mm at a berm on my property
      > he texts and is unhappy at sound
      > need to be the good neighbor because i may have to work with and rely on these people in winter months

      feels badman, i just wanted to shoot 🙁 I could shoot anyway but I dont need to make my only neighbor (whose property my driveway goes through via easement) an enemy

      Look-up tire baffles. Lots of info online.

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Go round to his house, ring the bell and when he comes to the door greet him politely but firmly. Introduce yourself firmly with a polite handshake. Have a firm politely discussion about the grill. Firmly and politely inform him that grilling is the polite firmness. Shooting is firmly and politely discussed by asserting firmly that you are polite. It might help if you were to pet his dog, hold it firmly and politely and mastubate firmly onto the dog's muzzle to assert you politeness firmly. Maintain eye contact with you neighbor at all times through this.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      OP lives in Maine, not Alberta

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Firmly grill the dog and the neighbor politely?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I don’t know if barbecuing the dog would help the situation

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Firmly grill the neighbour, politely adopt the dog, masturbate onto the doorbell firmly and politely?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm having fucking fits. This is the funniest shit I've read in a long time.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    shoot in the general direction of his house with your biggest loudest gun to assert dominance

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don't be an idiot. Talk to your neighbour, ask them when they are OK with the noise and invite them over to shoot.

    The noise can be quite annoying, so just talk to them, unless they are a complete schizo you'll figure out a way.

    t. countryfag

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >unless they are a complete schizo you'll figure out a way.
      Or a gigantic asshole

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No, anyone complaining about shooting noise during daylight hours in a rural area in the first place is the problem. There’s no reasoning with people who go out of their way to make up bullshit reasons why you can’t shoot/ride dirt bikes/etc. they’re usually angry old gays who are angry at life. Let them call the police so they can get laughed at

      t. also countryfag

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >neighbour
      opinion disregarded

  35. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    he could have been reading a book. Why not ask him when a good time is for him, that you would like a little practice but dont want to disturb your neighbor's. This way it puts the shoe on the other foot. If he says never, then thats your answer and hes going to be a douche forever. Balls in your court now! Serve up some icky sweet horse shit and see if he chomps on it.

  36. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He sounds like a prick and you sound like a pussy.

  37. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Living in the country means you tolerate the sound of gunfire every so often. What the fuck is this shit?

  38. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    > you can shoot on your property in Maine provided that the firearm is discharged at least 100 yards away from any dwelling

    Are you shooting at least 100 yards from ANY dwelling, not just your neighbor's? Be honest.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why the fuck would you have rural property and NOT shoot off your deck?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It’s 100 yards from an occupied dwelling without the permission of the owner. Obviously he can give himself permission to shoot near his own house. He can shoot out a window while standing inside his house if he’s not within 100 yards of someone else’s house. It’s the same here in NH and I shoot from right outside my walk out basement or off my deck.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's not the same. NH law is more permissive. NH law specifically allows shooting within 300 feet
        >with permission from the owner of the land on which the person discharging the firearm or air rifle or shooting the bow and arrow or crossbow and bolt is situated.
        > 207:3-a

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I just wish they’d drop the “compact area” bullshit.

  39. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There are lots of things you can do to mitigate sound. If you want to sight in very loud rifles, pic related is basically a stationary suppressor. Only portable suppressors are regulated by the ATF.

    You could shoot on the other side of a building or put up a bench with a fence/wall behind it designed to mitigate sound in the direction or your neighbors house.

    You could ignore him totally or you could let him know that you're going to shoot but ask if there is any particular thing you can do, like not shooting before 9am or on Tuesday's or something but that is up to you.

    The only thing I wouldn't do is be wishy washy, unconfident or agree to anything that will bother you but there's nothing wrong with trying not to annoy your neighbor.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Then again it's possible your neighbor is just an anti-gun liberal type in which case nothing you concede will make him happy and fuck him anyway. At that point just do what you want or sell your guns.

  40. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I own 15 acres with a few neighbors about a 1/4 mile away. Out of respect I don’t shoot till after 12 in the afternoon and don’t shoot at night. Other than that , if any had a problem with shooting in the day they can go fuck themselves.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I go to my my Grandfathers property, a hobby farm with a pond and some woods to shoot. He's got 10 acres with the back half wooded and over the last 30 years they've built homes all around it which makes him nervous about letting people shoot anymore. However, we still occasionally. The last time his neighbors came out and started shooting on their property too and then we heard full auto fire from somewhere kind of far but still in ear shot. They were just showing off, feels good.

  41. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lots of tough guys in this thread but this is a hard situation. On one hand he is being really unreasonable, handgun fire noise a quarter mile away through the woods is not something worth bitching about unless you're shooting for like 8 hours a day or in the middle of the night. On the other hand if he will probably be useful to you in the future it makes sense to maintain a good relationship.
    I'd suggest talking to him in person. Rural areas are not supposed to be "quite" all the time, there's tree cutting and rooster crowing and yes gunfire that's normal. If he doesn't understand that then he's probably not the type to be very helpful in the winter anyway

  42. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >need to be the good neighbor because i may have to work with and rely on these people in winter months
    The fuck is a guy afraid of 9mm from a quarter mile away going to help you with? Tell him to kiss your ass.

  43. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If 9mm is a problem then any yardwork that's also loud will be, will he have the same problem with chainsaws, woodchippers, bushhogs, etc ?

  44. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Take the BB/pellet/.22 sub pill. You can practice all the marksmanship fundamentals on the cheap and not bother any of your neighbors if you have a yard larger than a postage stamp.

    Hell since he's a quarter mile away, let him know before hand, and try some standard .22lr out of a rifle and maybe some subsonice 147 grain 9mm and see if that bothers him.

  45. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous.

    Don't be a cunt, but do try and work with him to see if there's hours he's okay with you shooting during.
    Do so in person. It's easy to hold an attitude without confrontation. We hold that attitude with garden gnomes, but if practically anyone from here meets one odds are they aren't going to sperg about it.

    Get him face to face, maybe under guise of an apology/housewarming gift, and ask him for a compromise in acceptable hours to plink away at your shit.
    Either he goes reasonable, like an adult, and you're both friends, or he acts like an asshole, and you don't need to worry about being friendly like that.

  46. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just text him ahead of time ask if he's gonna mind the noise. Mostly people just like to have a heads up. Nothing's more annoying then expecting a quiet moment and getting a loud one.
    But if I'm expecting a loud one, it's not a big deal.

  47. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >> start shooting some 9mm at a berm on my property

    Aaah what a wonderful day out in nature. Then "piff..paff....piffpiffpiff...paff...piff" starts up. Get subsonic ammo and a silencer, if possible, and you are set.

  48. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Shoot with a 7.62X51 battle rifle into some large amounts of tannerite. Ignore his texts or calls. Just have a pleasant conversation with the police that take hours to get there if he calls them. If you're neighbor comes out to talk to you directly, keep repeating to him how many hours it took for any sort of law enforcement to show up.

  49. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >You cant shoot on your property!
    >O..ok

    sell the house and try again somewhere else if you cant man up.

  50. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    nice larp

  51. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It’s your property. The fact that you even had to ask what to do is worrying. Shoot when you want, the dude who complained isn’t going to be any help during hard times. Don’t cuck out like a few here are suggesting, be a man and do what you want. Life is short, enjoy it and don’t let anyone ruin your little bit of happiness.

  52. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Build a shooting lane out of wood and corrugated steel. Should function like a big suppressor.

  53. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If it legal where you live, then tell him to kick rocks. If you want to be polite, tell him you won't shoot after a certain time of day, but I would never let a neighbor tell me that I can't shoot on my own land out in the country. Fuck 'em.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ok. Then the neighbors can just stop allowing him to use the road that goes through his property. This is also legal.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If it's his only access to the road that's not legal. You can't deny a neighbor road access even if it means they put a driveway on your property.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Surely there is some legal string you can pull if the terrain is yours.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >whose property my driveway goes through via easement
        if you have an actual easement (as I would assume you do) he cannot legally deny you access

  54. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    people ITT telling OP to just start fucking around with his neighbour is just proof that PrepHole is full of socially inept aspies who think being loud, annoying and obnoxious is great as long as its to their entertainment.

    which is exactly how Black folks think.
    you're literally Black folks with pale skin and no chin.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >you're literally Black folks with pale skin and no chin.
      It's 2022 PrepHole. Most people here probably aren't even White.

  55. 2 weeks ago
    /out/ie

    In my last job i had a manager that wanted me to come in at 7 in the morning, when business starts at 9 and often goes deep into the night, which i don't mind, because such is life in IT.
    He asked me nicely, i said sure, and came at 9 anyway. I guess he had to learn that there are people that simply don't jump through the hoops. He gave up eventually.
    Lesson is this, don't be a dick, smile, say yes, avoid any conflict or escalation and do what you want anyways.
    Always worked for me. The entire conflict and escalation gets shifted to your neighbor. He'll eventually just accept that he either has to raise the heat to unreasonable or accept whatever.

    It might also help to have some BBQ, invide the guy and his dogs and then plink a bit. Just so the dogs know what happens. If nobody freaks, they will be calm too.

  56. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Invite him to shoot, if he says no tell him to fuck off, it's your property act like a man instead of a submissive yes man gay getting shoved around by sensitive feefee noguns pussymen

  57. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >but I dont need to make my only neighbor (whose property my driveway goes through via easement) an enemy
    Agreed. That's the end of it. You HAVE to make nice with your neighbor (within reason). It is the only way to act. You could ask about dates and times that are better for him regarding the sound but yeah. You have to make nice with your neighbors. Unless... You ARE a good guy, right Anon?

  58. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    work something out. I'm sure if he's reasonable there's bound to be hours when he doesn't mind noise.If he's not reasonable then he'll make you his enemy eventually anyways.

  59. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What about making one of those big car-tire external suppressors that you shoot through? you'd be stuck at one position but at least you could shoot still maybe??

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's called being cucked. If OP is within the law for shooting on his own land, the neighbor can get fucked. Especially since OP noted that he moved in before the gay neighbor.

      This is the correct answer. I’d shoot once in awhile on a Saturday afternoon, while other people are mowing lawns and what not. Had a neighbor complain via cop, he came by to say hi and let me know.
      From then on it was, wake up at 6am, magdump the 1911 out the back door. 830pm? Perfect time for skeet shooting the 12 gauge, a box of shells then some rapid fire out of my 10.5” AR pistol that I dug up a muzzle brake for the occasion.

      Did this for a whole week. Went back to shooting on Saturday afternoon only as usual. Never heard a fucking peep out of the neighbor since.
      I’m from California originally and I left the state to get away from gays just like him. Be a bitch; I’ll make your life hell.

      has the proper solution and is a chad. Again, the neighbortard and his bitch canine can get fucked.

  60. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I dealt with a gun nut neighbor by calling the police every time he shot, even though he was legally in the right. Eventually something happened because the cops charged him with disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, and resisting arrest, and he spent the night in county jail. He never shot again and moved away soon after.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yo what's your address?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      good solution. so many of these gun nuts are cop haters with anger management issues. they'll inevitably do something dumb if the police show up enough.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm going to deposit a small bag of methamphetamine in your bushes via drone and then put in an anonymous tip with the DEA

  61. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just do your best to be decent to him and find something that can work for both of you, but shooting in your yard is sort of part of the American dream for a lot of people. For example, I have a couple of neighbors to one side, and I shoot in my yard probably weekly, but I never do it really early in the morning or past 9:30 p.m.

  62. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Text him and say no problem sorry if he was still sleeping you'll try to shoot later instead...

    This gives the perception that he wins, so he won't be so pissy later. He can think to himself when you shoot later that it's because of him. Otherwise if he says not at all, tell him you're going to shoot on your property if you like, and he can either tell you a time that he can live with (i.e. after 11am) or can fuck off because it's your right.

  63. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    > buy a new house innawoods
    > 20 miles from town, but there is one neighbor about a quarter mile down

  64. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    tell him to quit being a bitch, shooting in the country is normal and expected

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