November 2, 2005, 10:00 PM
What kind of qualifications would a person need to work at a shooting range???
And would anyone on here happen to know where a range IS in or near Roswell GA??:confused: :o
November 2, 2005, 11:04 PM
Atlanta Classic Marksman - Peachtree Industrial and I belive Medlock Bridge Road.
There is also an indoor range up in the Woodstock area, but the name is escaping me.
November 2, 2005, 11:05 PM
From what I've seen, I think you need to be willing to work for slightly more than the minimum wage.
November 3, 2005, 01:52 AM
Being "just a half bubble off plumb" might come in handy. I was a range safety officer in California for several years. Enjoyable, but sometimes nerve-wracking.
1) Able to be calm and think clearly and quickly under stress.
2) Able to deal politely with all types of people, whether they deserve it or not.
3) Familiarity with a wide variety of firearms types, though you will develop more of this as time goes by on the job.
4) "Cat-like reflexes", or at least a certain amount of sixth-sense for things like exactly what moment will the shooter behind you accidentally sweep you.
5) Good electronic muffs! (ProEars worked great)
6) Bullet-resistant vest. Most of us wore them. I went with a level 2 from Second Chance. Won't stop rifle rounds, but pistols had a tendency to be turned unexpectedly without the chance to intercept the muzzle than rifles. The new, lightweight materials really help, and you don't lose too much flexibility or mobility. Expensive, but how much is it worth to NOT have an extra hole in your abdomen?
7) Radio communication with range office/range master.
Guessing you were really asking about certifications, etc., but these were things that came to mind. The work was hot, cold, exciting, boring, frightening, joyous -- often all on the same day!
November 3, 2005, 09:11 AM
I think it'd probably help to be sorta dumb, so that when the average Range Jerk (shooting does seem to have more than its share of Type A++++ personalities) insults you, you don't understand what he said, and just go blithely about reassembling the "gun in a box" that he brought in after he couldn't figure out how to put it back together...
November 3, 2005, 11:39 AM
I thank you all VERY much for this info..:D
I think I may swing by that Atlanta Classic Marksman today..:evil:
November 3, 2005, 12:00 PM
At our local city managed range, we're all volunteers. All you need is time.