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Range Catch 22

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Post by 1wise1 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:02 am

Have an adult daughter (She's in her 50's I'm well into my 70's) she wants me to teach her to shoot. I don't particularly want to have to drive to Arkansas or Louisiana in search of open land to pin a target to a tree, but the indoor ranges close to me in Carrollton/Lewisville/Flower Mound will not allow anyone in addition to the shooter anywhere near the yellow line behind the bay. One place, which shall go unnamed, has an RSO who launches into an unhinged fit if a shooter puts his pistol down on the bench and turns around to speak to somebody standing against the back wall.
No, I am not a credentialed instructor, I'm a father who is glad another of his kids is finally taking personal responsibility for her own safety by learning how to arm herself. Once she's comfortable, her husband says he's next.. I'm hoping someone who has overcome the same dilemma has experienced a welcoming place.
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Post by Liberty » Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:55 am

Unfortunately I can't help as I am not familiar with your area, but I just wanted to congratulate you. There is little in this life that is more satisfying than to introduce to others the joy of shooting. That this is your daughter is just icing on the cake.
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Post by Richbirdhunter » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:07 am

http://proactivedefense.net/ This is outdoors she can move around everyone is very helpful.
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Post by C-dub » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:11 am

That sounds a little odd if one of those ranges is the Eagle range in Lewisville. They haven't been that problematic about things like this with me or my brother in law in the past.
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Post by flechero » Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:10 am

The good news is that you are in an area that has multiple ranges... I'd find another. (for even when your daughter isn't present)

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Post by RPBrown » Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:27 am

I know it may be a little bit of a cruise but Shoot Smart in Grand Prairie will allow you to teach her. Thats where I taught my oldest grand daughter.
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Post by flowrie » Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:32 am

Check out

http://www.shootntsa.com/

Would have to coordinate schedules but guests are allowed with an accompanying member, I am a member.
Click “rules” and then “range policies.”
I am willing to help those who want to learn.
Cost is $13 per guest per day for rifle/pistol.
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Post by skeathley » Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:53 am

I have never had that problem at Eagle in Lewisville, or Bullet Trap in Plano.

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Post by warnmar10 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:05 am

C-dub wrote:That sounds a little odd if one of those ranges is the Eagle range in Lewisville. They haven't been that problematic about things like this with me or my brother in law in the past.
In general I agree with you and I really enjoy Eagle but they have that one special RSO... who I believe is responsible for virtually every negative review of Eagle Lewisville. Their other RSOs range from very friendly to "strictly business" but with the one exception their RSOs are helpful, courteous and professional.

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Post by TexasJohnBoy » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:33 am

flowrie wrote:Check out

http://www.shootntsa.com/

Would have to coordinate schedules but guests are allowed with an accompanying member, I am a member.
Click “rules” and then “range policies.”
I am willing to help those who want to learn.
Cost is $13 per guest per day for rifle/pistol.
This range, and this gentlemen are both good and have my endorsement (for whatever that's worth to you) :tiphat:
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Post by gtolbert09 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:10 am

Check out http://407gunclub.com they even have ladies night Wed-Fri from 4pm to 6pm. They're located on FM407 at I35W. They are right next to Defender Outdoors. They have suites just for family shooting. You can also book a reservation online and your lane\suite will be ready when you get there.
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Post by MadMonkey » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:43 am

Richbirdhunter wrote:http://proactivedefense.net/ This is outdoors she can move around everyone is very helpful.
I'll vouch for Proactive as well :thumbs2:
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Post by Syntyr » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:49 am

Wow. I don't have a particular solution for you but look for another range. I have been to 7 different ranges and help people learn to shoot all the time. I never have had a range or an RSO tell me I couldn't be right there with a student. They need someone up close with them while they first learn. As long as the 4 rules are followed and the pistol ALWAYS is safely pointed down range.

I ask for the end lane so I can keep the newbie shooter between me and the wall. I like indoor ranges because of the stalls and it's easier to keep everything in reach and control. Once the shooter has been to the range a time or two and proven to me that they can safely handle a weapon then we move to outdoor ranges and fun stuff.
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Re: Range Catch 22

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Post by 1wise1 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:11 pm

Warnmar10, you nailed exactly who I was talking about. Eagle should have gotten the message about this guy a long time ago but he was still there last time I was in the place, and still doing his best to intimidate anyone who failed to properly salute him. He must be somebody's brother in law or a stockholder because there have been multiple complaints about his behavior. Other than that its a great place to shoot unless they put you right next to a guy with an AR ... then even hearing protection isn't enough.
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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:03 pm

Syntyr wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:49 am
Wow. I don't have a particular solution for you but look for another range. I have been to 7 different ranges and help people learn to shoot all the time. I never have had a range or an RSO tell me I couldn't be right there with a student. They need someone up close with them while they first learn. As long as the 4 rules are followed and the pistol ALWAYS is safely pointed down range.

I ask for the end lane so I can keep the newbie shooter between me and the wall. I like indoor ranges because of the stalls and it's easier to keep everything in reach and control. Once the shooter has been to the range a time or two and proven to me that they can safely handle a weapon then we move to outdoor ranges and fun stuff.
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Every range I have been to here in the Houston area lets you stand right next to a shooter you are trying to teach. It is actually a requirement at some of them to be within arms reach of a youth shooter at all times that they are on the firing line. I can't imagine why they would want the more experienced person to be very far from a new shooter. It makes absolutely no sense.
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