Alright, we are done complaining about our local range. Time to take action.
After watching today's line boss spend his morning shooting, despite the range being packed with people waiting for a bench, with people doubled and tripled up on one bench, instead of policing the line, on the way out I stopped in the office and put in my application to be a volunteer. This is a good time, as the whole place is under new management as of this week. They were excited to have me sign up, as I've never seen a woman out on the line as RSO. I also have much more training than most of them do. In fact, while watching me fill out the "describe your training and qualifications" section of the application, the guy literally cried uncle and told me to just stop writing, that was fine. I now have to spend 4 hours at the pistol range and 4 at the rifle range under the supervision of "someone who will tell you all the stuff you already know" (direct quote) and then I can work on my own.
It's volunteer, no monetary compensation, but I and my family will now shoot for free, I get a good parking spot, I can open carry (just wait 'till you see the new holster Dennis is making me!), and - this is the best part - on Saturdays after the range is closed to the public, the volunteers get to go out and do anything they want, including draw from the holster, rapid fire, and tactical courses. These are the big things we really want to work on, and having this available nearer than an hour and a half away is huge!
Also nice - I mentioned the possibility of running an NRA class on Sunday mornings at the range and instead of all the verbal maybethis-maybethat I got from the last guy, they just printed me up a form to fill out whenever I wanted to run a class. I'm feeling pretty good about this now.
Two young adults talking about personal responsibility, public service, civic preparedness, and whatever else crosses our minds.
Like This Article?
Your contributions are greatly appreciated. Clicking on an AdSense link is like dropping some coins in a tip jar. Using an affiliate link -- such as our Amazon links -- will also give us modest compensation at no cost to you, even if you end up buying something totally different.
If you are interested in advertising or donating to the blog, please email me.