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Recently a large beautiful shooting range opened in our area. I went. A few booths down, an instructor had a small class he was teaching. I noticed several "students" practiced drawing their loaded weapon from the holster and firing downrange. I was not happy and went to tell the manager and his response was "There's an instructor so it's OK". I felt like a bystander at a saloon in the wild west as a gunfight erupts. Do you guys think I was being overly concerned? Most ranges I've frequented do not allow holster drawing at all. Thoughts?
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You had good reason to be concerned. With or without an instructor, accidents can happen in such circumstances. At some point during the draw the gun will not be pointed downrange and therein lies the danger. Couple this with inexperienced shooters and it's an accident waiting to happen.
NONE of the ranges in my area permit either draw and shoot or rapid fire, for good reason.
 

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You had good reason to be concerned. With or without an instructor, accidents can happen in such circumstances. At some point during the draw the gun will not be pointed downrange and therein lies the danger. Couple this with inexperienced shooters and it's an accident waiting to happen.
NONE of the ranges in my area permit either draw and shoot or rapid fire, for good reason.
Yeah ... that's what I figured. Too bad because it's really a beautiful new, huge modern range with just about anything you could ask for including plenty of stocked shelves. Really a shame the current owners are oblivious to anything concerning safety. Once the first poor bastard gets nailed by a cowboy, and the inevitable lawsuits flow, I'm sure they'll be plenty of signs posted with range rules then (but I didn't see any there now).
 
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