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Old 03-11-2012, 06:26 PM   #31
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Were you in violation of the range rules?

At my range no one under 18 can shoot with out parent or guardian in presence and any one under age 12 must wear both ear plugs and ear muffs. All people on the range must wear both eye and ear protection!If you watch some ruger rim fire videos ( plenty on u tube ) you will see many children as low as 4 safely competing!

Local ranges have rules determined by both the owners and the insurance company covering the property. I would check the range rules and you might have to go to another facility.

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The range we go to states in the rules that 16 and younger must be supervised by an adult withing arms reach at all times when at the firing line or otherwise handling firearms. They are relaxed about this with my sons and me but we still comply to the letter of the rule when at the range on busy days so as to not create a problem with young shooters who are not as well disciplined at range safety as my boys are. My boys are 16 and 14 years old now and have been shooting at the range since they were 7 years old.

I would clarify exactly what the range rules are regarding age. If that jerk was not going by the rules he must be reprimanded by the Rangemaster. If there is a minimum age rule then you should have been informed of that fact when you arrived with your sons that day.

If there is no minimum age rule I would go to the Rangemaster and ask that I be given a refund for the day that I was asked to leave, or a free day at the range.

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Old 03-12-2012, 10:49 AM   #33
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hi guys the range rules were not broken we don't have to wear eye protection just ears.
i was within 6 ft at all times and my boys know what they are doing.
i have sorted the issue know they are fine to continue with shooting i will post a pic on the range next time with the new eye wear.
the ***hat has been told to stop interfering with people shooting.

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Old 03-12-2012, 03:19 PM   #34
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Good to hear it is all sorted out.

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hi guys the range rules were not broken we don't have to wear eye protection just ears.
i was within 6 ft at all times and my boys know what they are doing.
i have sorted the issue know they are fine to continue with shooting i will post a pic on the range next time with the new eye wear.
the ***hat has been told to stop interfering with people shooting.
Good to hear. Personally I would never shoot without eyes and ears protected. I am surprised that the range does not require both. I have trained my boys since a very early age to wear eye and ear protection literally any time they are working with anything. They carry earplugs and safety glasses with them almost everywhere they go. I have severe hearing loss and severe tinnitus, I don't want them to have the same issues when they are my age.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:39 AM   #36
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jeepergeo and the guys your support helped me with my club and we will be shooting on Sunday glasses fitted ears on and bullets away!!!

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Old 03-18-2012, 11:49 PM   #37
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I say 7 year sold to start shooting. Put em on something like a single shot 22 to teach them safety and muzzle controll, the I gradually work up to repeaters and then semi autos.

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just thought you guys would like to see the safety brought home in a cool fashion !! eye level ballistic glasses cat 3 !!! worth every penny
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:29 PM   #39
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thanks for the vote of confidence my youngest on here is nearly 8 so we agree!
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glad to see them enjoying shooting hassle free!

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