A properly trained gentleman can shoot anything safely, however stereotypes are telling 95% of the time.
A properly trained 'Person' can shoot anything safely.
Stereotypes are just that,,stereotypes.
Everyone has favorites when it comes to firearms,,everyone has friends they like to shoot with,,or not.
To judge simply by their clothing and the firearm they choose as to wether someone is a skilled shot, a safe gun handler and an all around a$$hole or not is quite a system.
Lot's of Vets would have a problem with the formula.
Cowboy Shooters use SxS's all the time.
They're about the safest group of range shooters around.
Is their attire OK..?
To the OP,,one of the skeet squad should have stepped in and taken charge when the older gent was having a problem.
Waving a loaded shotgun willy-nilly around the skeet grounds no matter the reason & no matter the shooter is not a time for anyone within reach to be silent about it.
We all need to be reminded at some point. A little wake up call perhaps that we noticed ourselves and no one else did,,yet. Or something that is loudly brought to our attention by the squad.
Hurt feelings are one thing,,but an ounce & 1/8 into someone's body hurts a lot more.