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- Joined Oct 17, 2016
LMAO, I've spent quite a few younger years living in Lubbock, TX and I know quite well the joys of shooting in Caliche pits.Shooting ranges in Central Texas are the pits - no really, the outdoor "ranges" are actual dirt pits with no Range Safety Officers and very rude people running the places.
So, I went to a "well advertised" indoor range a bit south of Austin and I was not allowed to sit down and sight a new .22lr cal Ruger Mark IV Target with a Ruger Fastfire III, in, from a seated resting position at 10-yards because: "some people have shot the ceiling from seated positions with the targets up close." You MUST put your target at 25-yards if you want to shoot from a seated position. I kid you not. Meanwhile some first-time shooter with an AR is pretending to be Rambo wasting ammo right next to you.
I can't even see the target at 25-yards anymore (especially indoors) much less sight a pistol in.
Arizona shooting ranges (indoor and public outdoor around Phoenix) are light-years ahead of Texas. I WISH I was shooting at Ben Avery's again. I DREAM of it!
You folks with access to quality shooting facilities should get down on your knees and thank God.
Looks like a nice build chilerelleno
All the ones I shot at were private and it was just a matter of the owners permission.
The last time I was there I met some folks who ran a private training and shooting facility. Their range was constructed of railroad ties, lane walls consisted of two walls of ties stacked eight feet high, rebar holding the ties and two feet of earth in between, and earthen berms at the end of the lanes... Never seen anything like it again.
It was easy to imagine being in a WWI trench.
I'm not a huge fan of public ranges with or without competent RSOs.
Too many people were not raised around guns and didn't have safety literally beat into them.