Ok, 30 seconds into that video and I don’t EVEN want to watch any more. I might make myself do so later, just as an educational exercise, but I want to be able to sleep tonight.
If I see that, I’m stepping in and helping. Gals cringing behind the door… NOT ok. Those young ladies need to step out and get some information before they go back in. If they won’t let me help, I’m getting the RSO on it. If the RSO doesn’t handle it, or there are too many for the number of RSOs, I’m out of there and on to the range manager, or out of the range.
In the 22 years I’ve been shooting handguns I’ve only been sent packing by new shooters once - actually it was the boyfriend and it was clear the gal was scared and wasn’t in for having him upset - don’t know WHAT that dynamic was but I figured I wasn’t going to make it any better, and I just didn’t want to be there if it went wrong.
I’ve had some boyfriends or husbands upset, but when the gal is in tears and giving me the clear “yes I want your help”, I’m in, even if he’s mad.
My husband will also step in if we’re at the range together - he usually takes the guys, I take the gals - just easier that way. Sometimes we split the couple, I take her, and he takes the guy and has that “women… what can you do?!” chat with him until he settles down and they can talk shooting. Then he can get on to the “how to get your gal to want to go to the range with you” stuff that makes it better later.
At the unsupervised ranges, a couple times we’ve packed up immediately when some guy on the shooting line won’t take advice and is clearly not safe.
The RSOs at the indoor range I shoot at are excellent, and I’ve seen them pull other RSOs from behind the sales counter to handle it when there’s too many people to watch and help. They’re very quick to step in and make corrections and to help and coach if needed so people are safe. They aren’t going to teach you to shoot though… and they’ll strongly suggest training with their in-house teachers.
BTW, most of the time when I have to do this it means I don’t get to do any more of my own shooting. That’s ok, though, because someone else is going home safe, and hopefully enthusiastic, about learning more.