Originally Posted by 7point62
I'm fortunate to have my own range. I don't have the patience or the temperment to deal with knuckleheads. I also don't like tinhorn range commandos who think they know-it-all giving me the hairy eyeball.
Hairy Eyeball! That's Hillarious!
Years ago "before joining my private gun club", I used an outdoor range closer to home.
1 guy ran it and seemed to think he could RSO 4 different firing lines with a spotting scope from his sign in booth...
I wound up "playing" RSO more often than not and the situation was not good... Actually intimidated more that a few guys off that range for doing things like clearing a pistol by pointing it sideways, down the line at me or my son... running down range durring a "lull" in firing rather than calling the range cold... Ect... Ect...
About a year before I quit using ^^THIS^^ place they hired a young RSO, probably 26 or so... Tattoos from his fingertips to his ears... ^^THIS^^ guy liked to walk over to the pistol range when he got boored, step up to an open lane, and empty his GLOCK into the berm as fast as he could pull the trigger... Then look around to see who was impressed...
Caught him him giving me the "Hairy Eyeball" the first time I encountered him but by my 3 mag he must have decided I knew what I was doing and got real nice. Not a bad kid... Just a product of the U Tube generation without the benefit of learning humility the way most of us did when handling guns with our fathers and grandfathers.
Thank god I discovered Clark Rifles. Private club with 700 members wo all volunteer time as RSO and are trained to do so. It's the only range I've been on when I can actually focus on shooting without worry.