Enfield-Rifles.com Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Off Topic > OT Forum
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Range Time
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Range Time

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <123
Author
Message
Goosic View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: September 12 2017
Location: Phoenix Arizona
Status: Offline
Points: 6924
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Goosic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 04 2022 at 3:11pm
Originally posted by SW28fan SW28fan wrote:

Glad I shoot where I do. Mandatory 3 hour safety class for all new members and a RO always on duty.
 
I became a member to a range in Payson Arizona.  It is a 90 minute drive from my place but well worth the trip. It is only open to the public on Saturdays.  On those days a RSO is present and  there are less than 20 benches available at the main range so the chances of having a situation develop is very low. I typically go on Sunday mornings early and I am by myself for 2 hours until other members start to arrive at which time I will pack up and go home...
Back to Top
Sponsored Links


Back to Top
Shamu View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar
Logo Designer / Donating Member

Joined: April 25 2007
Location: MD, USA.
Status: Offline
Points: 14984
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Shamu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 04 2022 at 3:35pm
Many years back we shot in a private range situated in a worked out sandpit on private land in a rural area of the U.K.
We had all the signs very 50 feet round the perimeter fence, red flags at all the corners & so on stuff.
One night some anti hunter (English usage, fox hunting "Riding to the Hounds") decided to make a big point.
He climbed the 10 foot fence in the night & hid in the bushes that flank the range between the firing line & the butts.
As soon as he heard the range was open & shots fired he ran across the butts just behind of the targets!
Well someone shot him, fatally.
Apparently he assumed we'd all miraculously cease fire the moment he started.
They never found exactly who shot him as there were several shooters with similar guns & loads.
2 quit the hobby.
It made no sense at all as fox hunters aren't armed & armed "stalkers" (what you'd call "hunters" here) don't fox hunt.
Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)
Back to Top
shiloh View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: January 08 2019
Location: Ontario, Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 1069
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote shiloh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2022 at 8:13am
 Our club has thrown caution to the wind, and has done away with RO`s and RSO`s.
All members are required to attend a 2 hr walk through on how to run and operate a range and how to police themselves.
 Won`t be long before I`ll have no where to shoot, I was a long time standing RO with no incidences on my watch, now its pretty much a free for all.
 It almost feels like we`ve been set up for failure, first mishap will be more fuel for the liberal anti gunners.
shoot em if you got em
Back to Top
Honkytonk View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: December 30 2017
Location: Brandon Mb
Status: Offline
Points: 4137
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Honkytonk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2022 at 11:26am
Ours has never had a RO. Join the Wildlife Association ($70.00/yr for rifle and pistol) and get a key to the gate. I like to go mid morning and most times I'm alone. When the crowds come, I'm outa there!
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <123
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.04
Copyright ©2001-2021 Web Wiz Ltd.