After a thorough safety briefing and orientation to the league, we were two of twenty-six shooters to stay around and go through the single course of fire. It was run very well, and I have no complaints with the staff or volunteers. We had a good time, and were out of there in pretty decent time too.
I chose to go to the Tuesday night league because it's less of a competition (oh sure, they keep time and then rank everyone) and more of a chance to use some realistic shooting skills. On the first night it was kept pretty simple. We loaded and holstered before beginning the stage (under supervision, of course). On the timer, shooters had to draw, engage two targets with two rounds each, upon slide lock, we moved about four shooting bays to the left, reloaded once in the next station, and repeated... engaging two targets. Again, after slide lock, we moved to the left to the final station.
My only complaint was 'that guy' who, after the safety briefing walked out into the lobby.. drew his pistol out of the holster, put the magazine in, and reholstered it. Did I mention we were in the lobby?! He also muzzled one of the RSOs and a volunteer who was pasting targets during movement between station one and two. Now, if you happen to read this, and are 'that guy,' I'm not making fun... I'm just saying keep your darn gun in the holster until you are told to take it out. I hope it was a one-time rookie mistake. The RSOs pointed out his error on the range, so hopefully that is the end of that.
I'm looking forward to continuing to shoot in the Tuesday night league. Hope to see you there sometime!