BGSL rant (long and whiney).
Ive been a member of BGSL for 2yrs now. I had not shot there for some time since probably June of last year tho. Then there was that 8month vacation in FL. I am back in KY and re-upping for my 3rd year, but I am a bit upset.
Unfortunately I could never get to a member meeting (hehe gross), but apparently there have been a ton of issues Ive missed.
Apparently some jackholes have ruined a good thing for the responsible members. This wouldnt be too much of an issue if Lexington had a range, but it doesnt anymore, so I am stuck with the range at Wilmore. I know Buds in Paris has a range, but is built into a old bowling ally and the beyond the backstop is a gas station.
The good news: I can now use the Competition Pistol Pits as a normal member. *used to have to apply to the Pistola Division.
The Bad or just silly:
1st Issue: Hours.
Now most of the range have hours of operation dependent on the availability of ROs (Range Officer for the layman).
Before is was sun up til sun down, no official ROs, just a maintenance guy who drove around to see if any nefarious dealings where going down. I can appreciate an RO as I have been swept and seen some pple try to clear their jams in a wreckless manner, but now I have to plan my trip on someone else's schedule.
2nd Issue: Qualifying.
Before only Pistol Division had a qualifier for practical pistol pits area so practical pistoleros could practically practice for practical pistol competitions (IDPA, IPSC, etc) during the week as weekends this area is filled with competitors til early afternoon/evening.
Now we have to qualify to use the Rifle range and the rifle side of the Gen Purp range. And my guests cannot use the GP rifle range at all, which sucks because we like to plink with the .22 there.
3rd Issue: No rapid fire.
Actually I agree with no rapid fire on the Gen Purpose ranges; however BGSL's definition and my definition are quite different. They consider anything faster than 1 round per 3 seconds is rapid fire. 1 round per 3 seconds is ludicrous (yeah I said ludicrous). I can see someone trying to empty their mag in 1 sec is definitely a safety hazard as chances are they dont have a proper sight picture on each round (Rob Leatham and Co. are excluded here), but I can SAFELY aim and shoot 1 round per 1 second.
I am not sure what happened during my off time to cause this sort of rule change, but I am very unhappy and will attend a meeting ASAP to voice this.
Sorry for the long rant.