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Old May 8, 2005, 04:33 PM   #38
Ben Shepherd
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Join Date: August 11, 2001
Location: Utah
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Here's my take(and I am an NRA cerified RSO):

Yes, you screwed up 2 ways:

1. Handling the gun(for any reason) during a cease fire.
2. Going over the line to the bench.

HOWEVER: IMNSHO the range officer in question handled it very badly if it started out like that and got as ugly as you said. I don't really know all the details, so I won't armchair QB it.

It is sad we have to be so strict, but you have to remember:
Someone at the range could possibly have 0 experience so we have to run it safely for the lowest common denominator.
From my cold dead hands.........

NRA certified rifle, pistol and shotgun instructor.
Hunter education instructor
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