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Old 05-22-2010, 03:29 PM   #1
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I'm finishing up and putting my gear away when the guy in the next lane starts rapid firing his rifle. AR style; looked like .308. Anyhow, w/n a minute, the range instructor comes in and loudly (indoor range. everyone's got their ear protection) tells the guy not to rapid fire. There's no rapid firing at any of the ranges around here and that rule is CLEARLY made known at this range. Always. Anyhow, the guy immediately packs up and then starts cussing out the staff. Says they're rude, disrespectful, etc. He leaves, having used the range for maybe 10 shots. The staff was calm with him and didn't even charge him. I thanked them for their professionalism and said they weren't rude. They have liability concerns, safety concerns . . . and it's not like there are a ton of ranges here in California. The owner looked at me, thanked me, and gave me a card for a free range session. Works for me

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Old 05-22-2010, 03:39 PM   #2
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The AR guy was rude. Range rules are the rules. Abide by them or go elsewhere.

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I was at the range yesterday and some jackhole was handling his gun during a cold range on the firing line. The range officer told him to get behind the line to which he muttered a bunch of smart ass remarks. The range officer(state managed range and he was state police) got 6 inches away from his nose and very sternly told him that he will obey the rules and respect the officers or leave. We set up our targets at 25 yards I asked him if he was shooting the target behind his and he got huffy and rolled his eyes..(i ignored him) i guess He got his feelings hurt but he made a wise crack at my G/F about her capability to handle a firearm. I told him off and stated my case to why she could shoot 1000 circles around him(he was shooting 7 yards away and missing/my girlfreind was putting ragged holes in the target at 25 yards) the range officer came over after the commotion and forcefully escorted the guy off the range and stated if he came back he would be arrested for trespassing. He changed his tone and asked how long to which the officer replied until a judge says you may come back and that he would go out of his way to make sure that didn't happen. It was oohhh so sweet justice.

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I'm surprised my range doesn't have problems like this. The only people on the range are shooters, no range master or anything. I guess that all the shooters are on the same page with safety, etiquette, and respect. I should probably knock on wood now.

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Slow fire rules on ranges are BS. They are only intact to prevent the inexperienced shooter from being a jackass, thus disallowing the experienced shooter from proper practice,.

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Slow fire rules on ranges are BS. They are only intact to prevent the inexperienced shooter from being a jackass, thus disallowing the experienced shooter from proper practice,.

Not to mention how some ranges only allow you to load a few rounds per mag, like making you load 10 rounds at a time in a 30 round mag.........
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Slow fire rules on ranges are BS. They are only intact to prevent the inexperienced shooter from being a jackass, thus disallowing the experienced shooter from proper practice,.
Slow fire rules are there for a reason. I don't like them but I've been shooting long enough to to stay on target with a fast rate of fire. If I were in a range and some newbie shows up and starts blasting away and obviously has little or no control over his weapon he is a danger to everyone there.

Do slow fire rules suck? Sure they do but they have a purpose and as a range owner you have to consider that.
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Thumbs-up. Slow fire rules suck, but the safety factor is key. Because others have demonstrated un-safe rapid fire, the rest have to suffer.

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I agree with the others. Range safety trumps my need to practice rapid fire.

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