That's what I call them anyways,,, The people who sit at my outdoor range and try to collect your brass. I got a small windfall of ammunition last week,,, A friend "found" six 50 round boxes of 9mm in his closet,,, Since he sold his 9mm he decided to give me the ammunition for $10-box. I decided to go to the range and dust off my trusty CZ-75B. So I walk to the table at the 25 yard range and start loading up,,, As I'm casually emptying the first 16 round magazine,,, This old codger (at least 70 years old) appears,,, And starts running a brass catcher. You know the thing I'm talking about,,, It looks like a kitchen whisk mounted on a wood rod,,, Anyways he's actually trying to get my brass while I'm shooting. So I stopped shooting and asked him what the heck he was doing,,, He told me that as soon as the brass hit the ground,,, It belonged to the first person to pick it up. I simply could not believe what I was hearing. He said it like he actually believed that,,, And was mad that I didn't agree. I don't reload myself but I do gather my brass for a friend who does,,, I told the old far,,, eer,,, codger to stop but he just snorted,,, "I have a right to pick up empties and you can't stop me." My range is operated by a private club,,, But it is located on a county owned and operated park,,, I'm in my 60's but am not about to get physical with a 70 some odd year old man. I stopped shooting and called the park ranger station,,, After I related the whole scenario to the ranger,,, He asked the man to leave the range. Where do people get the idea it is okay to steal your brass,,, while it's still hot! I guess I have to start going to the member meetings,,, To heck with the safety aspect of him collecting while I'm shooting,,, It's just down-right rude to do this and is essentially theft of my property. I'm just venting a bit,,, But when did this become acceptable behavior? Aarond .