The range at Eagle Creek Park is (supposedly) open from 0900 to 1300 today. Might be a good idea to show up and make use of our city's nice public range. It's a good thing to keep it busy on the few hours it is open. It's a good thing to remind the Parks Department that the range is a welcome amenity. --They appear to have gotten a little better, as the official page now admits there is a pistol range, lists the number for the range and includes a link to unofficial web page for it; at one time you would search indy.gov's park pages in vain for the info.
IMPD's habit of grabbing the range on weekends with little to no notice, despite having exclusive use of it the entire rest of every week, remains a problem. This weekend, if they do as they've promised the hard-working volunteer ROs, at least the incursion into public hours was scheduled well in advance and they're only taking a three-hour bite out of our time. (Am I too nice? Look, an inexperienced person with a gun is dangrous and does not get less so if you give them a shiny badge and a dark-blue tunic. The more range time IMPD's officers get, the better off we all are -- but you'd think they'd want us non-LEO types to be more aware of which end the bullets come out of, too).
So head on out. Rumor has it you might find a certain famous blonde stitching tiny, tiny groups in her targets there!
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