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islandviewent
07-30-2012, 11:17 AM
We are toying with idea of setting up a couple hours a week for people to practice shooting in the dark. The only lights that will be on in the range are the ones above the stalls.. The rest of the range will be dark. Anyone interested? If so what time/ day of the week would you guys like to do it?
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meaty-btz
07-30-2012, 11:26 AM
instinctual shooting practice win. You are far from me or I would partake of that.

TheExiled
07-30-2012, 11:36 AM
I like it, could be useful for HD training

Mr.1904
07-30-2012, 11:46 AM
Although i love the idea. But the thought of shooting in a dark room with a bunch of strangers makes me kind of uneasy.

On the flip side i would LOVE a facility where i could brush up on my low light, no light shooting.

islandviewent
07-30-2012, 11:49 AM
Although i love the idea. But the thought of shooting in a dark room with a bunch of strangers makes me kind of uneasy.

On the flip side i would LOVE a facility where i could brush up on my low light, no light shooting.

That is the reason we will leave lights in the stalls on.. That way we can make sure we can keep an eye on everyone. We also always have at least 1 RSO in the range.

MrExel17
07-30-2012, 11:49 AM
^^^^ I agree, would love to check the place out! To bad your a bit to far from me.

ICONIC
07-30-2012, 12:22 PM
That would be awesome.

Capybara
07-30-2012, 5:58 PM
RSOs at IVE are great, helpful and safe. I would do this except I am still trying to learn how to shoot accurately with the lights on!

CodyGT46
07-30-2012, 6:12 PM
That is completely and utterly awesome! Sadly your a bit too far of a drive just for a range shoot :(

Czsp-01-9mm
07-30-2012, 6:49 PM
Sounds like a good idea to me, You guys have all the fun down in SoCal,

far from tactical
07-30-2012, 7:21 PM
I would so like to try it out .... You guys set the days and time and if I can make it I will.. Would like to try shooting with a weapon light and with a hand held flashlight

ELIXIR
07-30-2012, 7:28 PM
I'll try it. Post days and time.

JeremyKX
07-30-2012, 7:35 PM
I will drive the 40 miles to do this.

Han Solo
07-30-2012, 8:47 PM
Say when. I'm there.

Whatisthis?
07-30-2012, 9:07 PM
Although i love the idea. But the thought of shooting in a dark room with a bunch of strangers makes me kind of uneasy.

On the flip side i would LOVE a facility where i could brush up on my low light, no light shooting.

This.

I'm not near, so I wouldn't personally be there. My range is a public outdoor range and I REFUSE to go there on the weekends from opening to 5pm (they close at 7pm in the summer) because of how many times I see people bringing friends and then not teaching them safe gun handling. I love that people are introducing people to shooting, but do it safely damn it.

I'm fairly certain that I would be extremely nervous if a first timer came to this as they would probably be more prone to turning around 180 degrees with the gun when asking a question or looking for their friend since they cannot see ahead of them very well.

On the other hand, I think very few first timers would really show up to a low light shoot.

In the end, I would definitely go at least a couple of times to at least see if safe gun handling people are the typical low light goer.

FX-05 Xiuhcoatl
07-30-2012, 10:01 PM
1. no date shooting, you know the guy that brings a girl to the range, any other day will be fine but not while the lights are out, his mind will be somewhere ealse :p
2. no strobe flash lights, who know somebody might have a seizure.
3. would you allow "cold tracer ammunition"

voiceofreason
07-30-2012, 10:35 PM
I'm not close enough to Ventura to participate, but I would go if I were closer.

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Maybe the 1st and 3rd Tuesday and Saturday of each month?

locosway
07-31-2012, 4:02 AM
If the range session comes with body armor, kevlar helmet, and AD&D insurance, then sure!

islandviewent
08-01-2012, 12:45 PM
We are going to do this every Sat. from 10:30am until noon. We are going to open early on Saturdays for this!!!

FX-05 Xiuhcoatl
08-03-2012, 3:09 PM
We are going to do this every Sat. from 10:30am until noon. We are going to open early on Saturdays for this!!!

Starting this Saturday 8/04?

islandviewent
08-03-2012, 3:13 PM
yes

OneHotDog
08-03-2012, 3:45 PM
For those that have not been to this range, it is a very nice place to shoot. And the ROs are there watching for idiots. I highly recommend this range. The store ain't to bad either.


This is NOT a paid endorsement :p

P.S. IVE: You need to get more seating or benches behind the stalls. Standing the whole time hurts my feet!

GREASY357
08-03-2012, 4:22 PM
this is a great idea, i wish one of my local ranges did this!

islandviewent
08-03-2012, 4:24 PM
For those that have not been to this range, it is a very nice place to shoot. And the ROs are there watching for idiots. I highly recommend this range. The store ain't to bad either.


This is NOT a paid endorsement :p

P.S. IVE: You need to get more seating or benches behind the stalls. Standing the whole time hurts my feet!

With our air system we cannot put any benches against the back walls. If you ever want a chair ask one of the guys and they'll get you one.

emptybottle151
08-03-2012, 5:09 PM
Convince the ranges in San Diego cuz your too far for me

islandviewent
08-04-2012, 11:03 AM
Going on right now!!

Icypu
08-04-2012, 2:31 PM
I wish we could do this in the evening, it makes more sense to make the drive from LA county.

islandviewent
09-07-2012, 11:08 AM
We have this every saturday from 1030 - noon