Range Safety Rules

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RANGE RULES

General Rules: 

  • Shooting hours are 9:00 a.m. until 15 min prior to closing, posted on the front gate and web site.
  • Membership & Guest cards must be worn visibility at all times while on club property.
  • Minors liability release must be signed by parent or legal guardian.
  • Never lend your membership card or disclose the gate combination to anyone.
  • Upon entering the property all members and guests must check‐in with the Range Safety Officer and show a photo ID before removing any ammunition, magazines or firearms from your transportation.
  • Members are allowed a maximum of two guests per visit and must supervise their guests at all times.
  • Members are responsible for all damage done by themselves and/or their guests while on club property.
  • No alcoholic beverages or containers are allowed on club property.
  • Members & guest are not allowed on club property that are under the influence (or appearance) of alcohol, medication or any substance that is known to diminish or impair mental or physical abilities.
  • NO SMOKING, FOOD, OR PETS ON THE RIFLE AND PISTOL RANGE CONCRETE.
  • POLICE UP YOU BRASS AND TARGETS DURING COLD PERIODS AND AT THE END OF SHOOTING, FIVE GALLON BUCKET IS FOR BRASS ONLY, larger trash cans can be used for smaller items, please place all large items, plinking targets, food and soft drink cans directly in the dumpster (we have an ant and pest issues)

Firing Line Rules: 

  • Green blinking lights indicates a “COLD” range. Range is HOT only when RSO announces it’s HOT, rings the bell and Lights are off. A bell indicates change of status. Only the Range Safety Officer may change range status to HOT or COLD. Anyone can call out “CEASE FIRE- CEASE FIRE- CEASE FIRE” for an unsafe condition.
  • No handling of firearms (cased or uncased), magazines, clips or ammunition while the range is COLD. This includes carrying firearms between the car and the firing line, trap field and especially when moving from one shooting station to another.
  • All cased firearms must be uncased by placing them on the firing line tables with the barrel pointing safely downrange before uncasing them.
  • All firearm must be SAFE except when actively in use shooting
  • SAFE firearms are those that have the magazine removed, all shells removed, actions/cylinder/slides locked open, and a highly visible chamber flag installed “in the chamber”.
  • CHAMBER FLAGS ARE MANDITORY.
  • Firearms not in the hands of the operator must be SAFE.
  • Firearms must be pointed down range in a safe direction at all times.
  • Only the Range Safety Officer may change range status to HOT or COLD. The changing of status is indicated verbally and by a bell and light.
  • Eye and hearing protection must be worn at all times while on the firing line.
  • All rifle and pistol shooting ONLY from the covered firing line, when between red & yellow lines, end of the barrel over RED line.
  • Shotgun and Archery shooting are confined to designated areas only. Check with Range Safety Officer before shooting. TRAP area single launcher must be on small concrete pad and shooter position station 1.
  • Never shoot wooden or metal target support frames, posts or eyebrows (or mount you targets there).
  • No cross lane shooting. Always shoot perpendicular to firing line/berm.
  • ALL BULLETS MUST IMPACT THE DIRT BERMS – Bullets must not hit the ground in front of berms.
  • No rapid firing. There must be 3 seconds between all Shots.
  • Double Tap or Point Shooting practice is allowed but must be done safely and responsibly. The RSO must be notified and approval given prior to the practice. The shooter’s ability will be observed, and continued practice will be at the sole discretion of Range Safety Officer. You MUST wait 3 seconds between each shot or double tap.
  • No combat or quick draw practice. No shooting from (or wearing) holsters on the firing line.
  • Prone shooting is allowed given RSO approval, experience shooter/sling/matt are required.
  • Only uniformed law enforcement officers and RSOs (while on duty) may open carry holstered firearms on club property. Officers and Directors when acting in an official capacity may carry firearms.

Targets: 

  • All targets must be approved by Range Safety Officer. No glass or metal tank targets may be used.
  • All metal targets must be placed more than 40 meters from the firing line. This is to prevent return ricochet.
  • No ALCOHOLIC beverage containers may be used as targets.
  • No horizontal or vertical spinning targets (target above the center pivot point) metal targets may be used.
  • No exploding or incendiary targets may be used.
  • Targets must be placed in such a way that the shooter is able to see 12” inches of berm on all sides of the target.
  • Targets must be hung or setup away from target support frames and posts to prevent damage.
  • Shotguns may only be shot and patterned on the designated 25yd. dirt berm, no CSC targets or target boards may be shot at.

Firearms and Ammunition: 

  • NFA Title II firearms or accessories
    • ALLOWED – Suppressors and Short Barreled Rifles (SBR)
    • NOT ALLOWED – automatic or auto‐burst firearms, including bump stocks.
  • No Shotgun barrels shorter than 18 inches allowed on the range.
  • Shotguns of Mossberg Shockwave type are allowed. They must be shot at the berm only or personal targets approved by the On Duty RSO.
  • No Shotgun barrels shorter than 22 inches allowed on the trap field, except for youth Shotguns used by young shooters.
  • Shotgun Shot size must be 7½ or higher (7½, 8 or 9) for trap or when used with the portable clay target thrower.
  • Excessively heavy or loud loads may be restricted per Range Safety Officers discretion.
  • No Armor Piercing (AP) bullets or tracer rounds allowed on range.
  • No Steel – Core Ammoto be Shot at the ANY steel targets/gongs. Use the magnets to check your ammo.
  • Pistols and revolvers must have a 5 inch or longer barrel for the 100 and 75 meter ranges.

Revised December 2018

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