last time i'll use a SGL range!!
so i was at the local SGL range yesterday to test some handloads..
i had 3 rifles, took up 2 benches with my gear (only other shooters were on the pistol range) 1 rifle on a high bipod, mountain of sand bags..was there before any of the 3 pistol guys had gotten there..my stuff could be seen a mile away..
another guy came and was going to set up a 100yd rifle target..one of the pistol shooters cleared the range and i was ready to swap targets so we went down range...
i had to take a phone call that lasted 15 seconds and didnt get my first tack taken out when gunshots rang out!!! i was as far away as you could be from the pistol range and could clearly see it! the other guy was closest to it! he took off half running my direction to get away...we started waving our arms and luckily the only guy NOT shooting seen us down range and got the others to quit firing!
a younger guy, took off without saying a word..i guess the other guy talked to them and told them they need to walk a few feet away from the pistol range to check the 100yd targets..he said they were apologetic..but the younger guy took off...the older guy came over to me and apologized and said he's new to shooting and they cleared the range for firing and thought all was good...
HELLLLLOOO!?!?! how didnt you see my gear when you cleared the range to fire again?? how'd you forget that 2 shooters were down on the 100yd targets?
i will say the range design is somewhat poor..from the pistol range, the 25 and 50yd targets and backstops block HALF the view of the pistol shooters...but, i could clearly see all 3 pistol shooters from where i was..they should have seen atleast me!
i made the decision that i'll never be back...its a shame..its close to home..i know it could happen anywhere...but atleast at a club, i might see 1 or 2 other shooters...not 10+ an hour, many being in-experienced like at the SGL range..
thats about as close as being shot at as i wanna come...what a feeling...
PS..kinzua man, if you were there yesterday, i was pulling in as you were pulling out..didnt look at your back window till you backed up to leave..