Hello All, this is my first post although I've been lurking for months. I went to the local indoor pistol range this morning and ended up having a gun pointed at me(with finger on the trigger) by someone shooting in the station next door. I always try to be alert to my surroundings and is this instance I could hear this person dry firing repeatedly although I was fairly certain I saw live ammo fed into a magazine. We made eye contact as I was reloading at which point she turns from station with gun at ready pointed at my stomach and finger on the trigger. I just about s?!*. After getting the gun pointed downrange I asked if she knew how to safe the weapon (she did not). I then told her she should only have her finger on the trigger when she is on target and prepared to shoot. She was starting to ask me if I could help her figure out what was wrong with the gun when this all happened. I determined that (fortunately for me) she had not chambered a round after loading the mag. I showed her how to chamber the round and left the shooting area immediately. I then notified the person at the desk of what had happened and her response was "Oh really, she's been here before".
My question is what should I have done under these circumstances ? After I left I was thinking that perhaps I should have taken it upon myself to get her out of the live fire area so safety procedures could be discussed with the RO. I'm pretty shook up by this whole affair and could really use some feedback.
Sorry for the long post. I've learned alot from everyone as a lurker and now that I am active I know it will get even better.