Problems with Houston Shooting Ranges

wegriffin8642

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Jun 24, 2009
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Houston
Has anyone had any problems associated with Houston shooting ranges? I'm not suggesting any "flogging or slogging" here, just wanted to get a few stories---mostly for the forum supporters to key in on. Case in point----a few weeks ago, I had gone to Carter's and was sighting in a new rifle...wife bought it there for me as a birthday gift. The guys (3 sharing an AR-15) next to me would occasionally double tap their rifle. During a break in shooting, one of the workers came down the row and stated that double taps were not permitted. A while later, after repeating his statement a few more times, the 3 guys fired about 5 rounds rapidly, loaded up their gear, and left. During the next break, the worker came to me and told me that I had to leave for rapid firing my weapon. I loaded up my gear, left the rifle open (according to the rules) and went inside to complain. The young lady behind the counter called one of the older workers over to take my complaint. The older guy looked at me and my rifle, and said, "You've go to be sh---ting me." He strongly apologized, called in the outside worker, and suggested that he had me pegged wrong. The outside worker said that the rapid firing was coming from my end of the range, and that rapid firing was against the rules, and he refused to apologize or acknowledge his mistake. I assured the older guy that there were no hard feelings, picked up my stuff, and left. And I do not hold any grudges...me and my new Ruger 1 will find another range to shoot at....
 

Alphonse

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Jul 30, 2009
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Spring, Texas
Has anyone had any problems associated with Houston shooting ranges? I'm not suggesting any "flogging or slogging" here, just wanted to get a few stories---mostly for the forum supporters to key in on. Case in point----a few weeks ago, I had gone to Carter's and was sighting in a new rifle...wife bought it there for me as a birthday gift. The guys (3 sharing an AR-15) next to me would occasionally double tap their rifle. During a break in shooting, one of the workers came down the row and stated that double taps were not permitted. A while later, after repeating his statement a few more times, the 3 guys fired about 5 rounds rapidly, loaded up their gear, and left. During the next break, the worker came to me and told me that I had to leave for rapid firing my weapon. I loaded up my gear, left the rifle open (according to the rules) and went inside to complain. The young lady behind the counter called one of the older workers over to take my complaint. The older guy looked at me and my rifle, and said, "You've go to be sh---ting me." He strongly apologized, called in the outside worker, and suggested that he had me pegged wrong. The outside worker said that the rapid firing was coming from my end of the range, and that rapid firing was against the rules, and he refused to apologize or acknowledge his mistake. I assured the older guy that there were no hard feelings, picked up my stuff, and left. And I do not hold any grudges...me and my new Ruger 1 will find another range to shoot at....
Instructions please, for those of us new to this forum----How do you go about rapid firing a Ruger 1?? I have 2 of these fine rifles, and hunt frequently. There have been occasions when I would have liked to get a second shot before the fur ran away with the meat.
 

okie556

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Feb 12, 2009
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Longview, TX
Instructions please, for those of us new to this forum----How do you go about rapid firing a Ruger 1?? I have 2 of these fine rifles, and hunt frequently. There have been occasions when I would have liked to get a second shot before the fur ran away with the meat.

That's the whole point of the story.........can't rapid fire Ruger 1 so it couldn't have been him but the range worker called him out without even looking at his weapon......or maybe just didn't have enough sense to know it was single shot.

Okie556
 

wegriffin8642

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Jun 24, 2009
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Houston
A follow up to my original p[ost. I tried the Memorial Shooting range today...no problems with the range or personnel, but the traffic is horrible about noon time. How many indoor ranges does the Houston area have?
 

cuate

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Jan 27, 2009
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Comanche Co., Texas
Brothers, its just the old ten percent rule in action. Possibly at some ranges ten percent of the range people don't know their hineys from a hole in the ground. And
perhaps ten percent of range shooters who have never hunted, never lived in a rural area and lived all their lives in the city pull some of the dumb stunts at ranges.

Like in the USMC says, ten percent never get the "word"...
 

ducksps

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Mar 3, 2008
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Austin, Houston
Another thumbs up for Impact Zone. Phil Oxley runs a first class place that allows automatic fire and movement so long as you have proven to be safe.
 
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