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Going to my first indoor range this week at Bass Pro.

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Old June 12th, 2016, 10:04 PM   #16
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Bill, it sux that you even need to do that. But the Pres' of our range told me once, that he was working downrange on the 200 meter range and some yo-yo began firing while he was downrange. So they do exist; even in Maine.

Then there was the time I was shooting my .375/06 JDJ on the pistol range, just to fireform brass and watch gallon jugs blow up and knock jugs 4' away over, when this state trooper pulls up (the car was obvious), goes in front of the firing line and unloads a few mags. I hollered cease fire multiple times, and this yahoo was totally oblivious. In retrospect I should have called the cops and reported a theft of services since I doubt he was a member. But what moron goes in front of a hot firing line? Especially if someone is shooting a handgun with so many ft/lbs? (It was obvious) No vest on the planet is proof against it. Maybe he thought he was the Almighty. At least he didn't put us in danger. But I know what you mean about situational awareness. They do exist.

FWIW, I try to never leave guns on the firing line without someone attending them or locked up. I also never go downrange without a CCW gun on my person. But all of that's outdoor and now I always lock the gate behind me to prevent state troopers and others from just driving in.

Of course at the indoor range (50') the targets get reeled in, so the only reason to go downrange is to clean up after shooting. It's pretty easy at our club to spot the morons from the shooters (mercifully the morons are few) and the morons don't get the combination to the indoor range. They also need to pass a qualification to prove that they're a shooter and not a moron.
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Old June 13th, 2016, 07:02 AM   #17
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I go to mostly indoor ranges....

.....so it becomes a good place for me to practice situational awareness.
Mentioned in the last two posts.....maybe the best advice out there, definitely the tip of the week!
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Old June 13th, 2016, 11:56 AM   #18
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Depending the size of the range and the number of lanes, double up on your ear protection!! Ear plugs AND ear muffs!! The shooter in the next lane over shooting a +P .40 or .45 ammo?? You'll know it both in noise and by feeling the blast wave.
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