Oh the horrors, the horrors…you’ll shoot your eye out. Guns and alcohol don’t mix, blah blah blah. (Which granted, I think if you’re drinking and shooting you’re asking for an accident.)
But after reading the article, it sounds like the range has a good system worked out. You check in with your ID badge. But you also buy drinks with the ID badge. And once you buy a drink, you’re no longer able to shoot on the range that day.
SHOOT & DRINK = Okay in my book, sounds like a great time!
DRINK & SHOOT = Risky behavior that could harm you or others…
The fact that the rang is essentially adding a lounge is to me of little concern. Nor is it actually very unusual. There are a number of clubs & venues I’ve seen that have had bar and grill restaurants.
So long as the policy is “Shoot first, drink later” I am not very concerned. And it sounds like this range has the logistics worked out to ensure that policy is adhered to.