Looking for ideas, comments, suggestions...closest municipal range, over 40 miles away. I can always shoot at my brother's house, but I can never get over the "willies" shooting several mags. At lest an acre to nearest neighbor, pretty far out, but I just can't get comfortable. Anyway, some of the closer ones require you to be "sponsored" or recommended by another member, etc. Probably trying to keep out the riff-raff? Not sure. I've even approached a couple of guys at work who are members of a (fairly) local range about this, but they seem very leery (maybe I'm riff raff!). Thought about just showing up at the gate, explaining my desires for membership, and seeing what happens. I understand some ranges/clubs only want a certain number of members. Any thoughts/ideas?