Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Complacency

All you can say is they all got lucky. If you ever work as an R.O. on a range for any event, here's the anti-complacency video of the year.

10 comments:

drjim said...

Now THAT'S scary!

BC said...

Looks like only one guy was stuck taping the whole stage. It could strongly mitigate the problem if the other shooters would help tape. Much easier to notice a dozen people down range than just one guy.

Richard Blaine said...

Wow. There's some seriously messed up process going on there.

Jerry The Geek said...

WORST NIGHTMARE!

burt said...

It's obvious that there was NO range officer. Or if there was, the range officer did NOT MAKE SURE that the range was clear before ANYONE picked up a loaded weapon.

This was more than a safety failure: it was a procedure failure.

Save lives - FOLLOW PROCEDURE.

Weetabix said...

I think I just had a little heart attack.

Goober said...

I think I just spun a phrase that illustrated the diversity of the "f" word. Holy effing eff.

Archer said...

I'm surprised not only at the lack of RO oversight, but the lack of situational awareness shown by the dude downrange. He's taping up targets, turns, sees someone running the course, and flinches.

He flinches.

Not to "blame the victim", but: Was he not aware someone was running the course until he turned around? How the hell did he miss that?

ASM826 said...

I would say no, Archer, he had no idea. Sounds from other ranges running at the same time probably masked the local firing.

Will said...

I'm wondering if this is just the first time it was caught on video, not just the first time ever.

My fix? Ensure any range workers are armed, and announce they WILL return fire if people get stupid. When it can be a two-way shooting range, I think more attention will be paid to the details.