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Discussion in 'Tactics and Training' started by Glockster_221, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. So I went to "The Firing Line" shooting range in Burbank, CA today with a few of my friends.

    We get there and are greeted with a "whatever" attitude. The guy asks for our IDs and we happily provide. The snootily tell us that we need to have gun handling experience to shoot there, of which only I had in the group.

    I oblige to a gun safety handling test. He takes out a Glock 19 and tell me to load two snap caps. I do. He then chambers a round and tells me to safely unload the weapon. I take the weapon, point it in a safe direction (floor), remove the mag, unchamber a round, lock the slide back, and put the weapon on the glass table.

    The guy takes about 10 seconds, looks around to his partner and stays quiet. I then ask him whether he will instruct my friends in safe gun handling or should I. He tells me that I failed the safety test. Apparently I pointed the muzzle at him when picking up the gun. I remember no such thing.

    The basic gun safety tenets are ingraved into my brain:

    1. Never point the weapon at anything you do not intend to destroy.
    2. Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire.
    3. Always know your target and what is behind it.
    4. Always keep the weapon pointed downrange.

    I did everything fine. He was nitpicking. It was obvious he didn't want us to shoot there, as it was accord with his snobby, inclusive attitude.

    They also had a HORRIBLE selection. A few pistols, nothing else.

    The lanes also looked very dark.

    I will never spend any of my hard earned money in this place.
  2. racer88

    racer88 NRA & SAF mbr

    Oct 14, 2009
    Brilliant business model. Alienate people and belittle them. I guess they don't need the money.

  3. sdsnet

    sdsnet NRA Member CLM

    Feb 8, 2007
    It is amazing how many people that work in customer service positions and know absolutely NOTHING about customer service.
  4. Tell me about it. :upeyes:
  5. Oh I forgot to mention: he was very eagerly offering us a handgun safety class taught at the range. Good way to suck people's money right out of their wallets.

    Because God forbid that anyone who hasn't taken their safety course know how to properly handle weapons.
  6. pangloss9


    Mar 2, 2009
    middle TN
    That's terrible. There are two pistol ranges withing about 20 minutes of my house. Both of them are run by relatively friendly people and their prices are pretty good too. I hope you find a better place to shoot soon.
  7. raven11


    Jan 27, 2009
    thas a sad story, where i live both ranges just as if you shot here before (if not then they let you look at 5 rules) and let me shoot , i've ever been hassled and i'm relatively young looking
  8. NMGlocker

    NMGlocker BOOM headshot

    Jun 29, 2001
    New Mexico
    Ask to retake the "test" and accidentally drop the pistol through the top of their glass display case.
  9. LOL. That would be satisfying. :supergrin:
  10. packsaddle


    Jan 15, 2009
    Go back and tell him now you have a test for him.

    Pull out ten $100 bills, spread them out across the glass showcase in front of him, and ask him what it is.

    He will say something like "it's one thousand dollars".

    Then ask him how much of that one thousand dollars he thinks his store will be getting today.

    If he says anything over the amount of zero, he fails the test.
  11. LOL! :supergrin: :rofl::rofl::rofl:
  12. KiloBravo

    KiloBravo Lifetime Newb

    :rofl:That is brilliant! LOL :rofl: That is the one of the best things I have ever heard of dealing with a jerk like that!