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I just joined a local conservation club and they have a range. They require all members who use the range to be RSO certified. Is this a common requirement for ranges?

They also have cameras on every lane and common areas as well, I don't mean 1 camera on the firing line I mean 1 camera per lane. Anyone else seen this type of setup before? I wondere if it lowers insurance as any incident would like be on video.
 

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The RSO class wasn't bad but I think it was way to long when in reality all it teaches you is that the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the range is it's Bible and infallible.

If I had one complaint about the course it is that I felt it was to focused on covering your butt and not focused enough on real world safety procedures.
 

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It is a safety thing with the cameras. My range has about five in the room for the 10 lanes. I prefer the added security so the idiot next to me get kicked out instead of me getting shot. Don't worry too much about it. As long as you are safe, there will be no problems.
I'm nervous about breaking a rule on video that is a rule but not something that is unsafe, for example reaching down and picking up a live round that simply feel off the bench while the range is hot is considered a violation of the rules and will result in a 1 year ban from the range. The proper procedure is to call a cease fire and then pick up the round.

I'm hoping that the rules are very very strict in writing and common sense is applied in practice but I won't know until I start using it.
 

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I've been going to the range for several months. I have yet to see anyone else when I am there. That makes things a bit easier because I only have to be responsible for myself but it also makes the rules seem insane.

In my dropped round example here is what I need to do when I am by myself.

Round falls off table.
I verbally announce cease fire.
I safe my gun.
I stand up, walk 20 feet away to a light system and change the light colors.
I walk back over to where I dropped the round and pick it up.
I walk back over and change the light colors again.
I verbally announce the range is hot.
I walk back over to my bench and continue shooting.
 
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