There is only one public range in my area and it is simply not safe to go there, no supervision and people walk down to the 100yd. target frames while others are shooting and there is frequently those with full automatics blasting away at jugs, bottles, etc. Went there one time and stayed in the truck to watch and drove away. It is owned by the County and can't believe no one has been shot. I am fortunate that there are 3 private ranges close by, one being FOP and other two simply private clubs and have belonged to all of them over time. Conducted construction equipment operation classes for some years and needed somewhere to operate the equipment and worked on all three of them in rebuilding roads, embankments, draining swamps, surveying property lines, etc., etc., and as a result free to shoot on them whenever. We took the one range out to 400yds, but other ones just 100 and 200yds. One I frequent most, two to three times a week, is the 200yd one which is closest, about 5 miles or so, and there are rarely more than two to three others that show up. Interesting that the 200yd. target I generally use is seldom shot and as a result the target frame is as good as the day I put it up. 25, 50, and 100 take a beating and between now and 1/10/17 going to try and put up new frames for the club(knee surgery on the 10th and will be down for a while.) We do have some clowns that purposely shoot the wooden target frames and blast away with shotguns which are not permitted, but seems like you always have people that have no regard for what others have contributed to the range. If those clowns had to put up with what others have described for shooting ranges they might appreciate what they have a bit more.