No Human Form Targets Allowed at Bass Pro Shops

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    No Human Form Targets Allowed at Bass Pro Shops

    I went to the Bass Pro Shop at lunch time with three other guys from the office to get in some range time. I printed out a couple of human silhouette targets with the numbered rings for each guy. We were finishing up our second magazine when the range guy came in and told us that we could not use human form targets. He said that it was corporate policy. We obliged him with no arguements but did ask him if he could tell us the reason behind the policy. He said that he did not know but he had to uphold it. Anyone else experience anything like this before?

    I was thinking about leaving the torso rings, adding a standard target at the head area and removing the human silhouette to see if they would say anything about that.

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    lame

    I would just print out "circle" targets in the shape of a person.

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    I believe that the state of Massachusetts makes the use of human forms illegal for target practice. I'm not sure why.
    http://www.mass.gov/legis/laws/mgl/140-131.htm
    Read the third paragraph
    Last edited by bflanagan; November 20th, 2007 at 11:14 PM. Reason: located state law

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    I would go to another range!asap

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    Quote Originally Posted by kavity View Post
    lame

    I would just print out "circle" targets in the shape of a person.
    That IS my shape...

    Many of the ranges that I have used have had the same polity...not really a problem for me!

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    Maybe it's time to let Bass Pro Shop know that kissing the liberals is the wrong market to be sucking up to!

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    It's their range, their rules.

    They have a perfect right to set rules. They don't have to give a reason.

    You have a perfect right to take your business elsewhere if you don't like their rules.

    I was thinking about leaving the torso rings, adding a standard target at the head area and removing the human silhouette to see if they would say anything about that.
    Why press the issue? Why not just use approved targets? What's the point of possibly antagonizing the RSO over targets?

    I don't see the problem here.


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    If it's a good place to shoot otherwise then I would continue to shoot there. They obviously don't want any bad publicity.
    If you have a decent imagination then you can put the man around the COM in your mind and you'll still be able to tell how you're shooting.

    Or since they don't allow "HUMAN" targets you could print some of these.



    They would make for MUCH EASIER head shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Crunch View Post
    I don't see the problem here.
    The problem, as I see it, is the implication behind the rule. "Corporate policy," eh? We know that it didn't come about randomly:

    Moe: "I move that we ban human targets"

    Curly: "Makes no sense to me, but who cares? All in favor say Aye . . . "

    No, that's not what happened. Someone proposed it with firmly stated reasons and won the vote. What were the reasons? We can guess. And I resent it.
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    Perhaps a query to the BPO headquarters would be in order? along with a " ... take my business elsewhere..." reference?

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    I wouldn't make a big deal about it, but I think it's idiotic. I don't practice with my handguns for Bullseye competition.

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    You can buy bowling pin targets which are roughly humanoid in shape and you should be OK with those since they are official practice targets for pin shooters. You can easily guess out what would be a killing shot on a bowling pin target.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Or since they don't allow "HUMAN" targets you could print some of these.



    They would make for MUCH EASIER head shots.
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    thats odd. i called bass pro shop in auburn hills and they told me they only
    had an archery range,nota firearm range. go figure.
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