I,too, consider a hot range safer. I'm a guest shooter with this club. Their deire to run a cold range is fine with me. It just requires an unload after the tac load.
In any case, safety is paramount with these guys and they do a real good job at maintaining the rules. I was, for instance, asked to perform an "eyes on gun" unload so that two pairs of eyes could confirm unload. This, to me, is sensible in the context of a cold range. However, I would prefer never to unload my weapon in a training scenario...my druthers would be to step forward to the 3YD with an RO. Unfortunately, this is problematic with 20 shooters trying to get range time on a cold range.