The fact that they still exist is amazing. If one has ever checked into the cost of insurance for a gun range along with all the other costs, it is amazing if any privately owned range exists. And requiring to shoot only range ammo keeps the costs down with insurance and keeps everything in check. If you look at many indoor ranges, they are beginning to only allow their ammo, even Thunder Ranch only allows "green" ammo that can be purchased at certain suppliers. You cannot keep a range operating on "life memberships" alone. Head down to the Clack Range and ask them about having to use their own ammo. It is not because of arrogance.I find their policy of requiring that only their ammo be shot to be infuriating. They admit that it is intended to increase sales. I would think that they could just offer an option of charging another $5-10 in lieu of the rediculous policy. When asked how I am supposed to become proficient with my carry ammo, they just smile and shake their heads.
Pretty arrogant if you ask me.
If you don't like their (apparently) snotty attitude, what they have to offer and/or their prices you are free to look elsewhere, its called the "free market". Your personal "proficiency with your carry ammo" is not their problem/responsibility-its yours, just as its their problem if they can survive as a business (with all that it entails) and not yours. Go find a wilderness site or more desireable shooting range to go shoot your carry ammo if its that much of an issue.