Leander >Recreation Facilities > Eagle Peak Shooting Range
I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY ANYONE WOULD PAY 10.00 TO BE VERBALY ABUSED BY A FAT SECURITY GAURD WANABE. I'm all about saftey but yelling at a shooter for putting his target on the wrong board was way out of line. The bad attitudes and rude behavior started as soon as you walked through the door for a membership. MY FIRST VISIT WAS MY LAST. I DO NOT RECCOMEND.
As long as you follow the rules you won't have any problems here. It's as simple as that. I've been going here for about a year and I've had zero issues with anyone there.
I get it. Guns are dangerous. Guns are
deadly. Safety rules should and must be enforced at gun ranges. I have no problem with that. However, the staff at Eagle Peak, and especially the fat, abusive range officer seem to be proud of their attitude that injects anxiety into what should be an otherwise safe and enjoyable experience.
I got yelled at for violating the posted rule prohibiting patrons from approaching the bench during a cease-fire time out. I acknowledged that I made a mistake and answered with a "Roger That. Sorry." Yet I had to endure another condescending 5-minute lecture as if I were a a five-year-old. Only a few minutes later during the next firing session, I see the same range officer cozy up to a man-woman couple next to me who were obviously firing a newly purchased 1911-style pistol for the first time. The range officer approached them and asked to see the weapon. He starts a long verbal essay about the manufacturer and model, sounding as if he was simply trying to impress them. As he held their weapon in his hand with his finger on the trigger, he asked them what caliber it was while simultaneously turning the barrel to his face so that he could visually guess the caliber. This is the very same guy who seemingly gets off on yelling and humiliating folks for the most minor infractions. What a moron. I won't be returning.
I don't suggest that Eagle Peak relax their rules, but safety is not an excuse for the jack-assery that one has to endure at this place.
Avoid This Place!. This is by far the worst experience I've encountered in quite some time. Not only are the front desk personnel hostile, so are the range monitors. I was going to say their behavior was rude, but that word doesn't accurately describe these people. A**holes is a more fitting word. Condescending owners and employees infest this place. Don't waste your money here. There are many other rifle ranges around that understand the value of a customer.
Horrible Shooting Experience. I don't recommend that you give this place your business. Besides the laundry list of range rules (you can't even load magazines or pick up a range bag during a cease fire) the range officers are just plain rude. I was told that I couldn't oil my gun on the line, that's right, no oiling. They also have that completely stupid no FMJ rifle ammo rule and they will be happy to sell you a 20 round box of trash steel case ammo for $11, the same stuff you can buy online and at Walmart for less than $5. Also, 16 years and younger are considered children and they have to be in direct supervision of an adult, so my 16 year old daughter who I know is ALOT smarter than those range officers couldn't even go to the bathroom without me. So if you don't want to waste you money and time and be treated like children, DON'T go here.
Eagle Peak OK. I had been to this range years ago and returned this week. I was skeptical after reading a few of the reviews posted here and I detest mean people. I had to re join as my last visit must have been before the computer age. I gotta say these guys were BUTTERY NICE ! The customer service was among the best you can get in this day. I was shocked. The young guy helping me went out of his way to give me good attention and service. I was impressed with the range officer and the saftey protocol. The place was run over with kids and although I had to collar one that was wagging his rifle it was a good experience over all.
Gun safety will keep you alive. I've been a member at this range for almost 2 years. I have read all the negative comments. I am ex-military and of all the ranges I have shot at in the greater Austin area I feel safest at Eagle's Peak. I realize that the guys operating the place are at times rough around the edges. Yes they yell at people, but most of the people being yelled at have usually violated one of the posted safety practices. These old guys have everyone's safety in mind. I have seen many an inexperienced shooter on this range. If people who shoot on this range think these guy are too tough they have no clue what it is to shoot on a military range. The rules will protect people and save their life. I have visited other ranges in the area and wasn't impressed with the gun safety. If you lack self discipline and don't appreciate shooting in a safe environment don't shoot here. These guys aren't always nice but they are safe.
There are better places to go.
Never before have I seen on so many different levels the kind of poor, uncaring, and at times, abusive attitude displayed by each and every employee at Eagle Peak. It blows my mind to think that a business could succeed with this type of personnel.
Now, don't think that I'm some greenhorn that decided to pull out my rifle for that yearly shooting session and got yelled at by an R.O. and got my feelings hurt. To the contrary, I've been to Eagle Peak many times just because it was the only range around that had halfway decent facilities in my area. I've spent countless dollars there and have always kept my mouth shut because I needed a place to shoot.
Today, I brought my good friend to shoot along with my father. We were treated quite rudely by both people in the office and I decided I'd had enough. We decided to leave and never come back.
There are now other ranges in our area that are far more pleasant to shoot at. I have been giving nearly all of my business to Texas shooting range in Liberty Hill which is close to my residence. I've always been greeted with a smile instead of a scowl and they have a better facility bar none.
The days of behaving as if you are the only place in town are over....I can't help but think that Eagle Peaks days are numbered, especially as people realize that Texas Shooting Range has better facilities as well as a 1000 yard range, tactical bays and skeet/trap.
Did I mention that you can shoot fmj rifle ammo at Texas Shooting Range? Happy trails, guys....
Same 'ol Attitude.
Well, it hasn't gotten any better. Same old cranky people, same old attitude.
Recently had to take a class for renewing my CHL permit, the arrangements were made to do the shooting portion at Eagle Puke, I mean Eagle Peak.
Got there close to when they opened, I admit they were slammed with lots of people a one very large group, but taking over 30 minutes to get through the line seems a bit crazy. To me the staff of three could have handled the situation a little better and speed up the process. I've got suggestions, but I know their mentality wouldn't consider a possible change.
So, after finally paying the fees, having my range card taken, I was allowed entry to the range. Not more than a half a dozen steps, the screaming from the staff started to stow our weapons. I looked funny at him as the pistols were in the travel case and I really wasn't sure what to do because I was going to a different part of the range.
After a brief exchange, ie. listening to more screaming, I finally got a chance to explain I was going to the area desinated for the CHL and didn't understand what he wanted me to do. His response, "Oh, then go ahead", no apology or anything.
Don't get me wrong, I'm all for discipline and order at a gun range, I just believe there is a better way to communicate than yelling at your customers.
If you can get over their attitude, it is a decent place to shoot but the location is their most attractive feature.
Range-Nazi's!!. Extremely rude Range-Nazi's! All rules followed, staff has ALWAYS been rude!!
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