Palm Beach Shooting Sports › Forums › General Range Talk › Turned away because of pistol type
- randyw561ParticipantJuly 5, 2020 at 10:15 amPost count: 1
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.stixParticipantSeptember 1, 2020 at 1:52 pmPost count: 1
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.RaidersBillParticipantSeptember 10, 2020 at 10:46 amPost count: 8
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.SWAMPERParticipantDecember 7, 2020 at 1:24 pmPost count: 6
You should have gotten clarification with the Range Manager who oversees the RSO’s most of all are volunteers that should have all ready completed an FWC RSO course which are the rules and regulations they are to follow. All other shooting ranges and NRA training is superseded by the FWC range rules!XLjediParticipantMarch 28, 2021 at 12:27 pmPost count: 1
Do the range personnel make up their own rules on what constitutes an acceptable “style” of pistol or rifle we are allowed to shoot?
It’s very concerning to me, that if I own a legal pistol/rifle or perhaps should show up with my (legally stamped) suppressor, that I will not be allowed on the range.
Could someone provide a link to the “FWC Range Rules” that dictates what we are allowed to bring to an FWC range?
I was under the impression, it would be any legal or properly registered/stamped firearm. I could understand a range not allowing like full-auto from the standpoint of not causing damage. But if people are just trying to zero-in a AR-15 style “pistol” and are getting bounced out… that adds a political tinge to the facility IMO.
toehead_pbParticipantMay 17, 2021 at 5:03 pmPost count: 2
- This reply was modified 1 year, 12 months ago by XLjedi.
I will be there soon to zero my new pistol but it has a brace. But I was planning on taking some shots with the brace folded. Regardless, that is one of the more ridiculous things I’ve heard about. Sorry that ruined your day but next time have them contact the general manager or range manager to verify.
- This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by toehead_pb.
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