I prefer to shoot alone, and I prefer the range to be empty when I go. I don’t like waiting for others. I want to do what I want to do. I know this seems selfish, but it’s only a preference. I’ve taught plenty of people how to shoot. But when I do, I end up shooting very little. The only way they learn is to pull the trigger; watching me more that once or twice won’t help them. My desire to shoot by my lonesome boils down to one thing: freedom . . .
When shooting with others, I feel like a certain safety and comfort balance must be maintained, and rightfully so. When shooting alone I feel free to push myself that little bit harder, without having to please anyone but myself. Your best range trips: alone, with family, a group of friends, a particular friend or with an instructor?