I'm really not much of a shooter anymore. I'm more of someone who likes to own guns, but shooting doesn't hold as much of the excitement as it once did. That especially holds true when it comes to the state of the shooting ranges here, so that really limits where I shoot.
Sometimes (maybe twice a year), I set up a crude backstop in my basement and rattle off maybe 10 shots from a couple of my favorite guns of the time. I usually pick a time near July 4th to do it so neighbors don't know what I'm doing (if they hear it).
I did a sound test with an audio recorder placed outside to see how it sounds from outside. Only one side of the house really lets the sound out, so I make sure the neighbor on that side is away when I shoot. The houses are only several feet apart where I live, so that's important.
Admittedly, it's probably something I'd get in trouble for since I live in town. I haven't got a clue what the penalties would be. But it allows me to fire off a few shots without having to drive 30 miles to a range which used to be free and unsupervised, but now demands a $5 "donation", use of specific targets (which they sell there) and no shooting at fun stuff like jugs of water, etc.
Does anyone else here shoot off a few shots in their home when they can do it safely and secretly? Are there any soundproofing methods you use that are effective?