first time at a new range.. very disturbing...
i was looking for a C.C. Training class, found one nearby on the Internet, i saw pictures of the range on their website. it looked modern, well done. their gun shop was pristine very good selection of pistols and rifles..good fair prices.
i drive out, there was a line so checked out the range, looked thru the window in the door to the firring line. very nice, a shelf behind for personal effects, chairs.. huge ventilator system, made lots of noise.
the line at the register cleared and i signed up for the class, and they offered me a year membership to the range at half price with the training.. of course i took it. it's the only one within 30 miles, and this one is easy to get to.
i went out and got my gear out of the truck, glasses, ear protection, got into the range.... THE VENTILATION WAS RUNNING BACKWARDS.!!!!!!!.. IT SUCKED EVERYTHING IN YOUR FACE..!!!!!!.
i shot 2 clips in my brand new Beretta 9mm 92FS Inox.. and had to leave because of the headache. 24 hours later i still have some of the headache and sore throat and my lungs hurt a little. just as i was leaving there was a gun powder fire on the floor that burned a good 10''s high for 15 seconds down a crack in the floor, lots of smoke sparks. i think some ejectum from a round i fired, or the guy next to me started it. i packed up and left.
i am very disturbed about this... it is just WRONG in So many ways. there were young children and women in there... the gun powder smoke was awful, it was bluein there. 7 people shooting 9mm and 45 cal guns. about 10-12 slots.
any suggestions.... on how to deal with this.?? i don't want to piss off a lot of anti government control red necks with guns, I'm obviously a carpet bagger here. but i feel something needs to be done to protect the innocient... lead is bad enough for children and women, but the powder gasses, particulates are really bad too..