Apparently some folks need a refresher: Know your target and what lies beyond it. A quick look on Google to asses the area shows it to be pretty rural, but it looks like there’s been recent McMansion activity. There’s about 800 yards of nothing between the two properties. The range must be recent because it’s not on satellite photos, so it’s hard to gauge how much care was taken in the range’s construction. The article talks about concrete cinder block barriers, ten feet high, between three shooting areas of about 30 yards wide, so clearly some effort went into what the article describes as a “makeshift range”. But if someone’s house got hit with enough force to break glass and lodge in a wall, it clearly wasn’t enough.Â If you’re shooting within 800 yards of someone’s house, you need to take extraordinary care to prevent errant rounds from leaving your range, and that goes double if you’re going to invite 30 people over for a class. If you don’t want to pay for, or do the work to make it safe, don’t do it.
Hat Tip to Common Gunsense, who seems a bit more hysterical today than usual: “Further, who needs ‘tactical firearm training’? What country do we live in again? Are we at war?” It’s called a free country lady, and different people have different ideas of entertainment, get over yourself and mind your own damned business.