Yes, free for me. The range was there, and whatever fixed costs are attached to it will be incurred whether I'm there or not. I am only allowed to go during hours when the trainer is already there, expected to finish by the time his shift is over, and not permitted to disrupt other police training. I shot my own ammo, too, btw. IOW, I incur no additional costs by going.
A gunfight is not the time to learn new skills.
If you ever have a real need for more than a couple of magazines, your problem is not a shortage of magazines. It's a shortage of people on your side of the argument. -- Art Eatman