My 1st experience…was a Great range experience!
As an Armor for my PD, I built a friend a rifle and we went to sight it in. I was leery to go to Kenmore due to comments made on this forum, but we went anyway.
I have 27 years professional experience shooting at ranges all over the world, thanks to Uncle Sam and law enforcement. From the time I approached the office to the time we got started, this range felt like home, a familiar & professional range.
The range master was a retired LVPD officer and did an outstanding job in running the range. I always worry about a rangemaster that allows knuckleheads show up with their arsenal who complains about being told what to do, who don’t control their muzzle they laser everyone on the line, have negligent discharges, and don’t listen to the simple safety rules. I did not see any of this at this range. Everyone complied, and the few minor infractions that occurred (Muzzle Flags), the range master quickly took care of it in a friendly and professional way. Even the regulars would keep each other in check not to enter the “Red” zone when at cease fire mode.
I saw new shooters, who were not as familiar with their rifle as they should be, but they followed the rules and the range master ensured the safety of all without the attitude, I suspect those new shooters will quickly grow into seasoned shooters under this type of atmosphere.
I didn’t like loading one shell at a time in my AR, but I fully understand the reason and it didn’t affect how we zeroed the rifle. I am glad to give up that inconvenience to ensure someone with no experience comes in and changes the safety rhythm of the range.
To be honest, this was my first trip to the range and their may be some individual with the typical range ego running the line, but I did not see that when I was their, nor did I get the impression that was even typical based on the positive attitudes of the shooters in the parking lot going to various ranges.
Great range experience and I will be back.