I was working at the range, in the morning an instructor told me he had 2 ladies coming in for training later that day. No problem. Later the day, two Grandmotherly ladies came into the lobby area. I greeted them and asked how they are doing and if they had been here before, they replied they had. I then asked how many firearms they had (expecting a handgun), and they said only their ARs, that they were here for some training.
I was rather surprised. We got them checked in, they came in and met their instructor and un-cased their ARs. They were nicely setup ARs. Not what I’d expect. Soon they were blasting away, and being quite accurate at 50 yards.
I found it funny, especially when one of them turned to me and said ‘The AR is a good girlie gun’.
That put a smile on my face the rest of the day.
I was in the booth, watching both sides of the range. There was a shooter in a rifle bay who wanted to shoot his pistol w/o having to move to the pistol area. I said that was OK.
A little while later I looked down the line of rifle bays and here the guy is, 2 feet over the red line, blasting away at a portable target. Seriously? What part of ‘Do not cross the red line for any reason’ did he not understand? I called the range Cold and informed him of his mistake. He sheepishly said he goofed up…
The basic runs of the range are:
- Keep all firearms pointed up or downrange at all times.
- No crossing the red line for any reason until told to do so by an RSO.
- When the range is cold:
- No touching firearms.
- No loading magazines.
- No setting up/tweaking spotting scopes.
- No touching anything on the shooting benches.
- All firearms must be unloaded and all magazines removed.
- Black power firearms must have the cap removed and put in the rifle rack.
- Rifles with tube mags must be put into the rifle rack.
The 1st Law:
The Gun Is Always Loaded.
The 2nd Law:
Never Point The Gun At Something You Are Not Prepared To Destroy.
The 3rd Law:
Always Be Sure Of Your Target And What Is Behind It.
The 4th Law:
Keep Your Finger Off The Trigger Until Your Sights Are On The Target.