dealt with some douchebags as well when i lived in CA. The range in san leandro (oakland/bay area) gave me all kinds of crap when i went. Never did even get the 1919 set up there, the rso and fudd next to me were giving me so much **** over my sks's that i was on my way out anyway after telling the rso what he could shove up his ass - i wasnt rapid firing at all, they just had some bug up you know what as soon as i stepped in the door. this place has a ban on all full metal jacket bullets on the 100 yard open air range
WTF? over! While i was shooting my sks off a bipod this jerk comes over and makes a big stink checking all my ammo, and threatened to permanently ban me from the range because i had FMJ's in my ammo can, and if he saw me shoot one i would be 86'd. I just told him i was outta there anyway and didnt plan to visit there again. It really pissed me off because i had been going there for YEARS to shoot my pistols indoors and never had a big problem, but over those years i did see the range start to change with every visit - even if you counted 2onethousand in your head before the next shot i would get yelled at over the speaker.
Also had a short time at a range in livermore, it was christmas eve and i was at my buds house and we decided to call the range to see if they were open - sure enough they were open til 5. We loaded up and got there about 2pm, when we started unloading the AR's and i pulled the tripod and dual can adapter out the guy walked over and said they were closed. Normally i would think, OK the guys wanna close early on christmas eve, no problem and would have left. However, there were still a couple people on the firing line and they werent packing up
Said screw it and left.
Scottsdale gun club - a very nice range but certain guys there can get kinda loud for very small reasons. There are some idiots who have been very unsafe there so i guess i can understand some of their frustrations, but damn, some of those cats gotta ease up on the caffeine. Still though, not a bad range, really its a beautiful facility - but to my demise no surplus ammo can be shot there
Not long ago i hit BASF with another member here (before it got hot lol ) the RSOs took there job seriously and would nail ya if you screwed up - heard one of them threaten to knock out some guy on the line if he ever did something again - not sure what was up there. To my surprise, after letting a belt go out of my shorty 8mm in the A6, i set the gun down and half the friggen range including the RSOs was standing behind me
A bit more attention than i like to have, so i set up the RSO on the gun and let him throw a 100 rounder downrange and everything was fine, they were actually very hospitable and genuinely nice - something im not used to at a range other than lytle creek. Every break the rso came over and would talk with us while guys changed targets, ended up being a pretty good time at that range.