Shooting on BLM (Bureau of Land Management) land is a great way to reduce cost of range fees, potentially introduce new shooters to firearms, and to accomplish training that is typically not allowed on indoor ranges. There is no safety test, common sense test, or supervision on BLM land and that can make it dangerous!
Every time I go shooting on BLM Land, I work with the pessimistic assumption that someone will shoot me – and I plan backwards from the gunshot wound. First, I make the worst-case assumption – it is not an accident. From the moment you arrive until you leave, you need to have a loaded accessible firearm to defend yourself from an attack and to defend your firearms from theft. Thefts occur all the time and recently there has been rash of publicized shootings at open or uncontrolled ranges.
Second – I take the … Read more »Continue