It’s true, your club can save as much as 50%, maybe even more on the cost of your shot curtain! How? Simple DO NOT WAIT UNTIL SOME GOVERNMENT AUTHORITY OR ATTORNEY TELLS YOU THAT YOU HAVE A PROBLEM! You have to be brutally honest about your current situation. Is your club putting lead where it doesn’t belong? Is it reaching an adjacent landowner? Are there ANY type of wetlands,(even seasonal)? Does the property drain down to a pond, lake, creek or stream? Do not think that just because you have been shooting there since Coolidge was President that things will not change. They do change and when they do it happens quick and it happens really expensively.
However, if you are proactive and get your curtain up BEFORE the authorities show up, they are likely to consider that you have addressed the situation and take no formal action. On the other hand, if you get a formal notice you WILL incur significant legal fees, environmental studies costs, engineering fees, boundary surveys and special permits. These can easily double the cost of your curtain and even worse, they may impose conditions that you just can’t afford.
There is one thing that I can absolutely guarantee and that is you will have members/board members/officers who will say, "We have been shooting here for 60 years and they can't stop us. We should hire an attorney and fight them." I can guarantee this because it is the feedback from virtually every club we have dealt with. There are former clubs with empty trap houses and padlocks on the gate where those members prevailed. There are clubs whose curtain cost twice as much because they weren't proactive and waited until the car drove into their parking lot with the government emblem on the door. Do not let this happen to your club.
If you are not sure you have a problem, give us a call and we can put you in touch with people who can advise you. We took over manufacturing these shot curtain panels to keep clubs open. In the last few years numerous clubs have had to close because of their shot falling where it shouldn’t. Be proactive and solve your problem now.