The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The North Corral > Lock and Load: Live Fire Exercises

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old January 18, 2016, 07:32 PM   #1
kramden
Member
 
Join Date: December 27, 2015
Posts: 44
Going to my first indoor range this week at Bass Pro.

Can you tell me what to expect. Any tips?? Thanks
kramden is offline  
Old January 18, 2016, 09:44 PM   #2
futurerider103
Member
 
Join Date: January 10, 2016
Posts: 35
Very loud and crowded most times here in Springfield Mo
futurerider103 is offline  
Old January 18, 2016, 10:51 PM   #3
4runnerman
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 16, 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 3,577
If it is your first time you will have to go through a safty breifing. First they will have you ( depending on how up todate they are ) sign in. Name, address, DL number,phone number, ect. Pay you fee and then the ( most places do) ask if you are a reloader, what your shooting and caliber. Some places will have a magnet and check your ammo, No Steel ammo, Cause to much damage to back stop.
Safty breifing will be the normal that you already know. Gun stays in case till you are at line, muzzel down range at all times, Action left open when not at line. Buzzer or lights out mean cease fire, Lay gun down, action open take 2 steps back from bench. Do not retreive brass from in front of line. Shoot, enjoy yourself, when finished do reverse, gun in case before you leave line. Saftey glass's and ear protection are manditory. Some places ( where I work) have 2 sets of doors to go through. Let first door close before opening second door ( Exhaust fans create a heck of a Vacum). When you exit ( while it is not manditory they will instruct you to wash your hands in cold water).

Other Misc stuff- If you have a jam and can not clear it, please contact the RSO
( Range Safety Officer ) before proceeding. they may have special rules to follow.

Enjoy and have fun.
__________________
NRA Certified RSO
NwCP- Performance Isn't Optional

Last edited by 4runnerman; January 18, 2016 at 10:57 PM.
4runnerman is offline  
Old January 19, 2016, 10:50 AM   #4
g.willikers
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 28, 2008
Posts: 10,447
The part about no steel ammo refers to the bullets, not the cases, yes?
To add to the confusion, some indoor ranges don't allow reloads at all.
Only factory ammo or their own ammo (which are sometimes reloads )
Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
__________________
Walt Kelly, alias Pogo, sez:
“Don't take life so serious, son, it ain't nohow permanent.”
g.willikers is offline  
Old January 19, 2016, 08:39 PM   #5
4runnerman
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 16, 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 3,577
Thanks for the catch g.willikers. Yes the bullets. Yes on the their ammo too. A new range ( indoor ) just opened in town and that is their rule also. Kinda defeats the purpose of going there to do load work up.. I hear some ranges ( your ammo or theirs) will not let you keep your brass also. Depending on how bad you want to shoot, that is a place I would never go too.
__________________
NRA Certified RSO
NwCP- Performance Isn't Optional
4runnerman is offline  
Old January 19, 2016, 09:26 PM   #6
johnwilliamson062
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 16, 2008
Posts: 9,598
Quote:
I hear some ranges ( your ammo or theirs) will not let you keep your brass also.
Having witnessed someone move in front of a hot firing line in order to retrieve brass...
If I had a range I would require shooting facility ammunition only.

I wouldn't expect a safety briefing. I've never had one. Certainly possible.

Bring plugs and muffs.
__________________
$0 of an NRA membership goes to legislative action or court battles. Not a dime. Only money contributed to the NRA-ILA or NRA-PVF. Second Amendment Foundation is a solid alternative.
First Shotgun Thread First Rifle Thread First Pistol Thread
johnwilliamson062 is offline  
Old January 20, 2016, 10:53 AM   #7
g.willikers
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 28, 2008
Posts: 10,447
Not being able to use my own reloads keeps me from going to the range just around the corner very often.
Especially since they sell reloads themselves to be used on their own range.
Sadly ironic.
But it's their rules, their range.
Ranges often have some restrictions on picking up brass.
The local ones only allow retrieving one's own from safely behind the benches.
Makes sense.
__________________
Walt Kelly, alias Pogo, sez:
“Don't take life so serious, son, it ain't nohow permanent.”
g.willikers is offline  
Old January 20, 2016, 06:31 PM   #8
4runnerman
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 16, 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 3,577
johnwilliams- Someone in front of line ( hot or not ) is a - Pack your bag and leave situation. This is all mentioned in the safty briefing.
__________________
NRA Certified RSO
NwCP- Performance Isn't Optional
4runnerman is offline  
Old January 23, 2016, 02:50 PM   #9
pblanc
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 23, 2008
Location: Indiana
Posts: 364
I have been to several indoor ranges and they all had similar rules. Of course, these rules don't necessarily apply universally.

None allowed steel core projectiles (steel case ammo was fine).

They all allowed one to pick up their own brass as long as it was behind the firing line and more or less behind your lane. None wanted you to scavenge other shooters' brass or brass behind other lanes.

None allowed reloaded ammunition. All required you to buy and shoot their factory ammo through their rental guns. Any manufactured non-steel core ammo was OK through your own handguns.

One of the local ranges I used to go to shut down a few years ago after someone sneaked some steel-core ammo in and shot it through the backstop and through the wall into a motorcycle shop next door.

The newest range in my area does require you to watch a short safety video before shooting there the first time. Others just required you to read and initial their written range rules.
pblanc is offline  
Old February 5, 2016, 10:28 PM   #10
Wat_Tyler
Member
 
Join Date: April 22, 2013
Posts: 30
Any update on how your first trip went?
Wat_Tyler is offline  
Old February 6, 2016, 11:46 PM   #11
Ocraknife
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 19, 2002
Location: Nashville
Posts: 1,117
I feel pretty blessed that the ranges around me allow you to shoot brass, steel or aluminum cased ammo and police your brass if you want.

As long as you shoot safely they're pretty cool about how you do it.
__________________
"The loudest sound you'll ever hear is a "bang" when you weren't expecting one."

-Jimro
Ocraknife is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.10297 seconds with 8 queries