First impresions are everything. If it was me, as soon as the RSO looked at me like I had 2 heads over the request of the range rules, I would have left and not come back. The ranges I go to have the rules posted in atleast 6 places, and that is just in the clubhouse area. They are clear about the rules, and you only get 1 warning before you are ejected. No excuses, No exceptions.
Many years ago, the wife and I went to a trap and skeet range in our area. We left after 1 round due to unsafe practices. In 20 minutes of being there, I had no less than 5 "experienced shooters" point shotguns in my direction. When we asked about speaking with a RSO, we were told "We don't have one. We police ourselves." They do such a knockout job that we will not go back again to say the least.
Another range, this one is the closest to home, was serving beer while members were outside shooting. Guns and alcohol do not mix. Ever! When we noticed shooters going out to the range after downing "one or two." we left. This time never having fired a shot.
Point is you can never be too safe. If the actions of patrons, management, or members concearn you, find a diferent range.Your safety, and the safety of those around you should ALWAYS be the number 1 priority.
Stay safe and enjoy. In the end the call is yours.
Is it better to do the right thing for the wrong reason, or to do the wrong thing for the right reason? If you do the wrong thing for the right reason, is it still the wrong thing?
Si vis pacem para bellum.
There are two ways of doing something. Right and again.
If you can't be good, be great at it.