The shooting range where you fire over a busy road

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!
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  • 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.

    Tom ScottTom ScottVor Monat
    • classic swiss vs german

      jerregamingjerregamingVor Tag
    • Didn't change much.

      Never SnowsNever SnowsVor 10 Tage
    • I've been following along with the German for the videos but the Swiss German still trips me up quite a bit. It's an understandable mistake, things get slurred a lot in Swiss German!

      Rabbit EarsRabbit EarsVor 11 Tage
    • Swiss German is just Weird lower german. I can't understand it. Not even if i tried it.

      itryenitryenVor 12 Tage
    • It is very funny as a German student to understand like 90% of what is being said and to then hear three or four words that sound like the speaker lapsed into Polish or something for a second

      Luma CurveLuma CurveVor 13 Tage
  • Taking away guns doesent stop gun violence, your just taking them from people who respect the law truedo

    Colton aitchisonColton aitchisonVor 7 Stunden
  • I saw the picture and was sure it was in Switzerland We have many shooting ranges like this here

    Dr.CrimpDr.CrimpVor 14 Stunden
  • I think that it's possible that if a bullet collided with another bullet midair it could ricochet towards the road.

    Spencer SSpencer SVor 16 Stunden
  • Here in the states, when an entire classroom of 5 year olds are shot and killed we turn it into a conspiracy theory and say they just never existed because we are that unhinged and disgusting.

    Isabella AngelineIsabella AngelineVor 18 Stunden
  • They have all that land and keep that shitty range running. 😂

    Junior JúniorJunior JúniorVor 19 Stunden
  • Shooter can't even see the cars. It's elevated. Would be interesting driving with window down and see if you can here ballistic cracks

    WILLIAM CUMMINGWILLIAM CUMMINGVor 21 Stunde
  • I still believe no one should go within 45° of direct line of fire or within the shooters 90° FOV so my brain just can't accept this.

    Tyggjókúla VattnssonTyggjókúla VattnssonVor Tag
  • 20 years and not a single incident. If the same setup is build in USA, you'll get an incident every 20 minutes.

    Minimalist SGMinimalist SGVor Tag
  • GUN OWNERSHIP IS EPIC

    Heartworn FoxHeartworn FoxVor Tag
  • This is incredibly unsafe, ricochet’s and underpowered round could very well make their way into a car.

    Zurtle BojanglesZurtle BojanglesVor Tag
  • Must admit this has changed my mind on gun ownership in general. It does seem that America has a firearms issue. But is that caused by lack of training or a license issue

    H CH CVor Tag
    • It's a mental health and gang issue. Most gun deaths in the US comes from gang violence and those gangs get those guns illegally.

      AeridisArtAeridisArtVor 13 Stunden
    • ...and a 13% issue

      Average League GamerAverage League GamerVor 16 Stunden
  • I saw the thumbnail and knew it was in switzerland

    Chasper CraftChasper CraftVor Tag
  • I get that it's safe and I understand the yknow reason why it's safe but my question is why? What's the point

    AngryTwxGamingAngryTwxGamingVor Tag
  • I still prefer our American freedoms....

    KnightKnightVor 2 Tage
  • If you want to organise something that is potentially dangerous and want to make it as safe as possible, ask a Swiss to organise it.

    michaelfink64michaelfink64Vor 2 Tage
  • Swiss CMP?......

    Da KrakenDa KrakenVor 2 Tage
  • Despite the language barrier, I kidda want to move to Switzerland now. Seems so safe

    Izzy Hope DolphinIzzy Hope DolphinVor 2 Tage
  • This is dope

    Gangsta VicGangsta VicVor 3 Tage
  • Well America..you have a new challenger.

    4.6L V8 Victoria4.6L V8 VictoriaVor 3 Tage
  • The swiss don't have an army, the swiss IS an army.

    terminator3000terminator3000Vor 3 Tage
  • This looks like a blast!

    Marksman24444Marksman24444Vor 3 Tage
  • You would find a way with all your training.

    SteveSteveVor 3 Tage
  • Only 80,000 rounds a year............................... those are rookie numbers, gotta pump those up! -Sincerely 1 Proud American

    Rob JohnRob JohnVor 3 Tage
  • What if a bullet just hits the very edge of the wall and gets sent tumbling at a slower speed towards the road?

    EvilTim1911EvilTim1911Vor 3 Tage
    • The trajectory of a bullet after it strikes a target( intended or unintended) is called a ricochet. I doubt anyone strikes the wall at this place.

      bchil3 #1bchil3 #1Vor 2 Tage
  • Looks like Eau Rouge, but without the track haha

    Philipp FrenzelPhilipp FrenzelVor 3 Tage
  • "You will very rapidly not be holding the rifle British people are so Polite haha

    FootPlaysStuffFootPlaysStuffVor 4 Tage
  • i had mild cultural shock from listening to swiss people. it went smth like: i understand what they say but not what language it is; must be english spoken with accent; oh no, it's german! swiss german, that is. - once i listened to hole lecture thinking it was french and enjoying how well i understood. and realized only then that is was, in fact, in english, with french accent.

    p1rgitp1rgitVor 4 Tage
  • In what language did the guy at 0:55 speak?

    Bas GroenhofBas GroenhofVor 4 Tage
  • In America we don't have guns for sport purposes. We have guns to rein in the government.

    MikeMikeVor 4 Tage
  • Swiss German scares me

    Erik2305Erik2305Vor 4 Tage
  • Everyone is talking about the highway, but those poor cows must be constantly shitting bricks.

    AyoxeAyoxeVor 5 Tage
  • if the wall was not there I bet you some one would shoot a cow before they shot a car.

    Shellshock Gaming and toysShellshock Gaming and toysVor 5 Tage
  • Wow was there just yesterday. I think You Tube is stalking me.

    It'sGc-KobeIt'sGc-KobeVor 5 Tage
  • High gun ownership works in Switzerland because they have mandatory military service so most gun owners understand gun safety. Unlike the USA when you throw in a bunch of LARPers. That's how you end up with that guy from a couple weeks ago who chased down, shot, and killed a guy who was lost and parked in his driveway....then still claimed self defense.

    JAFrkJAFrkVor 5 Tage
    • That's tragic

      HNCS2006HNCS2006Vor 2 Tage
  • Meanwhile in Texas I was able to shoot a rifle in my brother's backyard

    Danny TopeteDanny TopeteVor 5 Tage
  • Pay attention America

    KaineKaineVor 5 Tage
  • Great drone work! This came together very well

    Yeah.Yeah.Vor 5 Tage
  • 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?..

    John HurstJohn HurstVor 5 Tage
    • It might have been possible if the wall was incredibly thin that it bent the trajectory of the bullet when hitting the wall But seeing how the wall is 30 cm (about 12 inch) think and how the original trajectory of riffle is somewhat upwards, I would like to say that it is impossible for that to happen

      Just Some Guy With A StrawHatJust Some Guy With A StrawHatVor Tag
    • It would be literally impossible for someone at the range to shoot a car.

      Amancalled AdamAmancalled AdamVor 3 Tage
    • I'd like to see a demonstration of this, it's intriguing.

      John HurstJohn HurstVor 3 Tage
    • In order for the trajectory to be lowered enough to hit something on the road the bullet would have to lose too much energy for it to be dangerous

      well, shitwell, shitVor 3 Tage
    • The drivers are very aware of that. I drove by that range a few days ago. It's a weird feeling but nothing to be afraid of. :-D

      It'sGc-KobeIt'sGc-KobeVor 5 Tage
  • I'm jealous, I thought I had a nice shooting club but this blows it out of the water.

    tekkaoztekkaozVor 5 Tage
  • America doesn't have a gun problem so much as it has many economic, psychological and cultural problems. As an American I've lived in many places that have high rates of gun ownership per capita (that's for American standards which means probably some of the most armed places in the world). These places were safe and gun ownership in these places was a non issue. If you are to look at gun violence in America you'd have to look at various different areas, as you'll find most parts actually have comparable crime rates to many European nations

    Luis DawnfinderLuis DawnfinderVor 5 Tage
  • well it looks like a good idea but not sure I could bring myself to shoot over a road just goes against everything I have been taught

    Regular GuyRegular GuyVor 5 Tage
  • "'oh, what if i decided to point the rifle at someone??' you would _very rapidly _*_not_* be holding a rifle anymore"

    EarthToAccessEarthToAccessVor 6 Tage
  • Swiss cheese is great

    Who WhoWho WhoVor 6 Tage
  • I would like to participate 2024 Paris Olympic shooting games

    William James Jr.William James Jr.Vor 6 Tage
  • i want driveby footage on that highway with bullets flying over, curious

    MyLittleHecarimMyLittleHecarimVor 6 Tage
  • the title will get yu all the views yu need

    Vince VinceVince VinceVor 6 Tage
  • remind me to never ride a double decker bus in Switzerland

    Dragz johnsonDragz johnsonVor 6 Tage
  • This language sound like a scuffed version of Ducth

    FendrZwagFendrZwagVor 6 Tage
  • In South Africa someone would have been shot in their car on opening day.

    ryanhenry21ryanhenry21Vor 7 Tage
  • In my opinion the range is not designed properly. The fact that you can stand and fire from a braced position, leaning against a wall, or offhand at the targets with the road and cars in view proves it has happened before and will again. A negligent discharge from the shooting area will happen sooner or later. Don't tell me the Swiss never negligently discharge.

    TUCOtherattTUCOtherattVor 7 Tage
    • At 2:05 they say that whenever they have a loaded rifle they are in the prone position and only stand back up to unload their empty magazine

      CovalCovalVor 5 Tage
    • @Tripptank Ya, I seen that. Perfect safety record, no matter how many times someone shoots from the standing position showing off to a pal.They can claim a perfect safety record until a bullet impacts a car. And it will sooner or later. They should have designed it better.

      TUCOtherattTUCOtherattVor 6 Tage
    • 4:52

      TripptankTripptankVor 6 Tage
  • You coulda done this in England, Tom, albeit... not over a road.

    3D Printing Dog3D Printing DogVor 7 Tage
  • hes british

    Andrei IvanovAndrei IvanovVor 8 Tage
  • 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 🙃

    Buehler1997Buehler1997Vor 8 Tage
  • Oh why it has to eb safe?

    PopotatoPopotatoVor 8 Tage
  • I love how quickly you started enjoying yourself. Oddly therapeutic, isn't it!

    PiikachUwUPiikachUwUVor 8 Tage
    • @Chris my one word 3am answer would be "Power".

      PiikachUwUPiikachUwUVor 3 Tage
    • I wonder what makes it so satisfying for humans to use tools of war. What makes it so enjoyable for us to fire a gun, or shoot arrows at things, or fence with swords, or throw spears?

      ChrisChrisVor 3 Tage
  • Excellent report 👌

    Center Mass ContentCenter Mass ContentVor 8 Tage
  • It's simply not true that Switzerland has only 1-2 incidents with guns per year. When you check the statistics, you'll find that Switzerland has 200 - 400 deaths with guns per year. The biggest part are suicides, but even if you subtract them, you still have 20 - 60 gun deaths per year. That is a lot more than 1 - 2...

    fr89kfr89kVor 8 Tage
  • The shooting range president was speaking high German which Swiss Germans HATE to speak. You should have gotten a Swiss German translator.

    Gandalf StormcrowGandalf StormcrowVor 9 Tage
  • Don’t tell Alec Baldwin about this place

    matthew andersonmatthew andersonVor 9 Tage
  • At least the owner looks like a very trustworthy character. :-/

    tech tonicstech tonicsVor 9 Tage
  • "I don't want to get into the politics of gun ownership" Lemme guess, this county overwhelmingly votes Trumpian.

    More Superior Than CoalMore Superior Than CoalVor 9 Tage
  • The problem in the United States is not gun ownership it's gangs gangs and drug violence Is the overwhelming majority of shootings in the United States over 90% of them are done by people that aren't even allowed to have firearms that were obtained illegally Is and out of that 90% The majority are handguns not rifles or shotguns of any kind

    AAVor 9 Tage
  • 4:24, look at that projectile

    Miguel Ferrandis PerezMiguel Ferrandis PerezVor 9 Tage
  • I've never been able to understand Schwyzerdütsch in Switzerland, but I understand this guy perfectly for some reason. Great video! :)

    Elliot UnderhillElliot UnderhillVor 10 Tage
    • That's probably because he's speaking German ;)

      ArtisorakArtisorakVor 7 Tage
  • I understand it’s not as dangerous as it seems, but I still think they could have put the gun range somewhere else

    AllyAllyVor 10 Tage
  • What if a bird gets hit while it is flying in that range? What if a person jumps really high and gets hit?

    Abu Safwan Md farhanAbu Safwan Md farhanVor 10 Tage
    • I don't think a person could jump that high up from the road, and also, why would they?

      GROOTSGROOTSVor 8 Tage
    • OH NO 😱 WHY did no one think about that??? Thanks you very much for your help, but What if they shoot down a plane by accident, so many risks 😱😱😱

      Dark ShadowDark ShadowVor 8 Tage
  • Dort gibt es wenigstens noch normal denkende Leute in größerer Anzahl. Nicht lauter Antiwaffenhysteriker wie hier in Deutschland.

    FelixFelixVor 10 Tage
  • Imagine being for some reason on top of a car and getting blasted 15 times

    Mostly ForYTMostly ForYTVor 10 Tage
  • more reasons why i dont like the US

    Cosmic SquidCosmic SquidVor 10 Tage
    • Well whatever reasons you have to not like the US. They are not present in this video.

      CovalCovalVor 5 Tage
    • ?

      TripptankTripptankVor 6 Tage
The shooting range where you fire over a busy road