Palm Beach Shooting Sports Forums General Range Talk Turned away because of pistol type

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  • randyw561
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    Hello, I attended Palm Beach Shooting Sports Complex for the first time today.
    It’s a beautiful facility. After checking in and being assigned 2 lanes, my friend and I loaded and fired about 90 rounds each from our HK SP5 pistols. This was under the direct supervision of one of the Range Safety Officers. We had some fun conversations about the guns, and all was well….until another Range Safety Officer came over and told both of us that these pistols could not be fired at the range without a “stock”. I explained that adding a stock would constitute a short barreled rifle, which is illegal without a tax stamp. He then stated they need a “brace”. He would not allow either of us to continue shooting. Both pistols have slings, which we were using for support. Where is this policy written? I can’t find it on any of your sites. We paid for range time that was not granted. Not asking for a refund, but clarification, and training for the RSO if this was an error. We both drove a significant distance to the range and it was disappointing (and unprecedented-these pistols can be fired anywhere else-and have been fired at other FWC ranges)to be turned away. I did not get either RSOs name.

    stix
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    I live 5 minutes from this range, but all these stories keep popping up about the general Fudd-iness of the RSO’s. We don’t all shoot Grampa’s 30-06, times have changed. Either the staff needs to be aware of what is legal/illegal in the gun world these days, or they will lose customers. I’d rather drive an hour or more to go somewhere without silly restrictions based on nothing more than not being educated on the current trends.

    RaidersBill
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    Maybe we can post pictures here and see what they have a problem with. I haven’t brought anything “exotic” but let’s see what these guys are freaking out over.

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