I have been quite dismayed at the lack of nice shooting facilities in the Seattle-Tacoma area. The good ranges are all capped out and have long waiting lists and all the open ranges have such strict rules that it makes them almost not worth shooting at. I have called Renton Fish & Game, Marysville , WCW in Kenmore and all the clubs do not allow any type of pistol shooting ,except bench shooting. All the gun clubs in Idaho and most in Oregon allowed me to shoot my pistol free-style, such as draw/shoot, run/shoot or whatever. How am I suppose to train with my pistol if I am not going to train for a real life defense situation? To me draw-shoot is the only real practical way to train with a pistol, as that is how I would need to use it in a SD situation. Most of the guys at the ranges tell me they are afraid I will shoot myself in the knee or foot and that is why they won't allow people to do it. I guess they feel gun owners are not to be trusted and need to be protected from themselves. I hate all these BS rules. I took an 8-hour defensive handgun course at Oregon FIrearms Academy that got me certified to use the action range at Tri-Country gun club, but most of these Washington clubs say they will not recognize it. They say you have to become a range safety officer or be certified IPSC shooter and have people monitor you if you ever do any free-style shooting at their ranges. Anyway, the only club so far that allows people to shoot pistols is Custer club in Bellingham. I am thinking I may relocate up in that area, but I also may be stuck living in Seattle too. Does anyone know any clubs in the Seattle/Tacoma area where you can do free-style pistol shooting/draw/shoot, without being confined to a bench or stuck doing cowboy action or IPSC stuff, which I really don't have time or even want to do. Thanks for the help.