Range Rental - North Fort Worth ??

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Re: Range Rental - North Fort Worth ??

Postby rob777 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:31 pm

Resurrecting an old thread as I'm looking for a range in the Dallas area for LTC qualifications. Anyone know if Elm Fork still rents lanes to outside instructors? Any other places in the area that have popped up recently?
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Re: Range Rental - North Fort Worth ??

Postby superchief » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:18 am

I wouldn't beat on a range owner because they don't want to let you qualify your students there. Opening a range is a huge investment in money and time. Add in the liability they're taking on and it would seem logical for the owner to make sure they control every aspect of shooting that goes on in their facility. It's a pain, I know, to not have a range you can use easily. Get your $1 million together and solve your problem.

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Re: Range Rental - North Fort Worth ??

Postby rob777 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:02 pm

Don't think I was beating anyone up with my inquiry... just asking if the instructors on the forum know of any ranges in Dallas that are friendly to outside instructors. Here in Houston there are some ranges that allow us to do the LTC qualifications and some that don't.
What are LTC instructors in the Dallas area doing for range time?
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Re: Range Rental - North Fort Worth ??

Postby switch » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:50 am

I don't think the issue is 'controlling everyone on their range'. After all, they will still have their own RSO's overseeing everything. Why wouldn't it be safer to have the LTC instructor also watching the student. To me this is just a justification. Granted, some of our students are new and inexperienced. What's to keep them from coming in, renting a gun and using their range w/o any prior safety instruction, w/o a LTC instructor supervising their gun handling????

I think they are restricting their range access to protect their LTC classes/instructors. If I can't take my students to their range, my students may have to come pay them for training. :( Early in the program some ranges charged a premium for instructors to bring in students. I always thought that was short sighted. After all, we are bringing them new potential customers. After they get licensed, they will need a place to come practice. They should give our students a discount or even better, give instructors a kick-back for bringing in new customers. :)

That's why I allow outside instructors to use my range, heck, I encourage them. :)


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