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Discussion in 'Texas Gun Ranges' started by Dred, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. Dred

    Dred Active Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    Houston, TX
    I took two rifles today. I planned to zero optics I've been moving around. This was my first visit since their staffer had his catastrophic negligent discharge.

    I paid, waited in the rifle line, told the guy rifle, not pistol three times before the younger staffer explained that my rifles were broken down in the bag I was carrying. I spend long enough to get my Papoose whole and as I'm preparing to break out the Sub 2000 the staff guy shows up at the lane he just gave me to inquire about the pistol on my hip. He explained that my options were to unload it and chamber flag it or remove it. I packed up and left after telling him and the staff goodbye forever.

    I can't shoot at anything but bullseye's.
    I have to wait two beats after my shots are lined up to fire again (I am a NRA Certified RSO, but it's not rapid if it's grouping where it's aimed).
    So, the combination of an RSO too smart to listen to me tell him what I was shooting plus this new no carry rule did not give me warm and fuzzies.

    I'm done with them till management with some sense buys them out. Too bad though - 'cause the new concrete benches they poured are awesome.

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  2. SloppyShooter

    SloppyShooter Certifiable

    Apr 24, 2018
    White Settlement, Texas
    Well, sorry, but I can't get on your side even a little bit. There's a reason they don't want loaded guns on the firing line.

    If you think they should make exceptions for you for the pretty much UNIVERSAL rule at every gun range, take your crap and go home. I don't want to shoot on the same range with you.
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  3. BRD@66

    BRD@66 TGT Addict

    Jan 23, 2014
    Liberty Hill
    There was more at play here than a loaded side arm. (I read the entire post).
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  4. Younggun

    Younggun Ginger Avenger TGT Supporter Admin

    Jul 31, 2011
    hill co.
    If loaded weapons weren’t allowed on the firing line then no one could shoot...anything.

    That rule isn’t as universal as you think.

    In fact, having patrons handle their carry weapons creates a greater risk than just leaving it in the holster loaded.

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  5. Moonpie

    Moonpie U.S. Rifle M1 caliber .30 Lifetime Member

    Pretty much every range I've ever been to does not allow loaded firearms off the firing line. Holstered or not.
    The exception is concealed carry. Concealed means concealed.
    Even then there have been some blowhard RSO's run their pieholes about no concealed weapons on "their range". Whatever.
    As silly as it is, in their defense, remember these places deal with rocket surgeons and brain scientists on a daily basis.
    Its amazing more folks aren't killed than there are.
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  6. jrbfishn

    jrbfishn TGT Addict

    Aug 9, 2013
    south of killeen
    The indoor range I go to occasionally, when the weather is bad, lets me carry while I shoot. I just can't shoot my carry gun. It stays holstered while I shoot other stuff. No problems.

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  7. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

    May 14, 2008
    The Woodlands, Tx.
    Membership has its privileges...
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  8. SloppyShooter

    SloppyShooter Certifiable

    Apr 24, 2018
    White Settlement, Texas
    Excuse me,....I read the entire post, too. I understand the frustration, but that doesn't change the fact he wanted to break the rules.

    It's their business, their rules.
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  9. SloppyShooter

    SloppyShooter Certifiable

    Apr 24, 2018
    White Settlement, Texas
    Indoor range. Let me guess. You clip your target to a wire and then send it downrange, nobody walking downrange to check or change targets?

    Do you see a difference there?

    And, as we will ALL see at the meet, all weapons must be clearly in an unready state of fire.....bolts open, whatever, whenever someone calls clear.

    As much as it defines logic, a loaded weapon on your hip does not qualify as an unloaded weapon pointed downrange.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2018
  10. Hill Billy

    Hill Billy USN 1974 -1977 Lifetime Member

    Sep 28, 2018
    I hate indoor shooting ranges. I also don't like someone shooting next to me that I don't know. Same goes with outside ranges. That is why I shoot at the Pawnee National Grasslands. Nobody sets up near you and it's just a pleasure shooting there.

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