I blame the lawyers

Why gun ranges are no fun.

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7 Responses to I blame the lawyers

  1. mike w. says:

    We have a huge “DO NOT ENTER WITH LOADED FIREARMS” sign above our range.

    I can’t even OC into the range, even if that gun never leaves the holster. Stupid, but then public ranges do have to cater to the lowest common denominator.

  2. Weer'd Beard says:

    Thankfully my range is not that bad.

    Still there are lots of other places that have stupid laws like “shoot no faster than 1 shot every X seconds” or no carrying of firearms blah blah blah.

    I think its society’s fault thinking that dork X does something stupid in a club and ANYBODY but dork X is responsible.

    If I pick a fight with somebody in a restaurant or store and either one of us get hurt is it the store’s fault?

  3. alan says:

    That’s why I blame the lawyers.

  4. Jason says:

    I have no problem with a cold range. I’ve spent enough time on ranges with the general public that I’m pretty sure it’s a good idea. Even a rule such as “stay away from the bench during cease fire” gets broken constantly. And it’s standard in most competition leagues, and seems to work quite well since you rarely have an incident.

    I also have no problem with a hot range. But places where that happens are generally catering to a better class of customer, and have more supervision.

    Nor do I have a problem going back and forth between the two. In competition you cue off the verbal instructions. “Empty and show clear! Hammer down! Holster!” These are not things you will hear on a hot range, or on the street. Different environments, different cues, different habits.

  5. Jason says:

    BTW, I don’t blame the lawyers. Even if there were no lawyers in the world, a ND on a range is a bad day.

  6. RobertM says:

    This is why I’m glad I can shoot in backyard.

  7. Linoge says:

    To be fair, that is one particular range, and one known for being owned and staffed by inveterate dicks.

    But, yeah, ranges in general can be kind of a drag sometimes.

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