Re: Houston, Texas
I've been to ASC a few times in the last month. James is a good dude.
I've had about 60/40 experience with the range masters there. One guy was an out and out asshole. A couple of others were decent. The bad apple tried to tell me I couldn't pick up my neck turned, once fired (2 seconds earlier), .270 brass. I accidentally dropped it. It's not like I let it fly out of the chamber and even if I did he wasn't getting it. I put too much work into prepping my brass than to let some old half-witted SOB try to tell me I couldn't pick it up because he had a napoleon complex and some faded out sign that nobody pays attention to says otherwise. I told him that we needed to go talk to the manager about it and he mumbled something and walked off. Conversely, I had a good conversation with the range officer that was there on my first trip and he was cool with me picking up my .45ACP (and whatever else) brass. Then there was the guy a few days ago that I spent at least 15 minutes with talking guns. I'm a member there but I won't be when membership lapses.
I found a little range in El Campo, TX (El Campo Rifle and Pistol Club) that's members only, behind a locked gate, I can take my reloading stuff and load / shoot from sunup to sundown if I want to. The range master is me. There are no crowds. Most of the time I'm the only shooter there (during the week). All for a once a year fee of $60.00. It has a 25, 50, 100, 200, and 300 yard rifle range plus a pistol range. The membership fee is for a family membership.
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