Range Safety Rules

IF YOU DO NOT FOLLOW THESE RULES
YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE RANGE.

FOUR RULES OF FIREARM SAFETY

RULE 1: All guns are always loaded
RULE 2: Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy
RULE 3: Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target and are ready to fire
RULE 4: Be sure of your target. (Know what it is, what is in line with it, and what is behind it. Never shoot at anything you have not positively identified.

No mechanical device has a will of its own. A gun never “goes off” unless something causes it to do so. The aspect of safety is central to gun handling.

Memorize the four principles of firearm safety. Treat them with absolute seriousness. Burn them into your consciousness.

PLEASE HELP KEEP THE OUR RANGE SAFE AND CLEAN

Additional Rules and Safety Requirements

  1. No intoxicating substances of any kind or intoxicated people are allowed on the range.
  2. Cooperate with others as to cease fire for target placemen.
  3. Obey all range commands.
  4. Shoot only in the appropriate direction from the designated firing lines.
  5. Fire at authorized targets only.
  6. Clean the range of all brass, paper, and other debris. Dispose of trash and brass in the appropriate container at each bay.
  7. Fire only on designated ranges.
  8. Fire only authorized firearms and ammunition. Restrictions include, but are not limited to:
    • No 50 BMG or similar (see RSO for verification).
    • No Armor Piercing ammunition.
    • No Incendiary or Tracer ammunition.
    • See the Duty Range Safety Office and Range Postings for additional restrictions.
  9. Use of appropriate ear and eye protection is mandatory for all shooters, visitors and spectators.
  10. Ensure all projectiles impact above 2 feet and below 7 feet in the back berm. Do not allow projectile to go over berm.
  11. Call “Cease firing” or “Stop” and make safe all firearms when observing any unsafe condition or when a shooter moves forward of the firing line.
  12. Notify the Range Safety Officer (RSO) of any safety infractions.
  13. Do not climb on the berms.
  14. Children are to be always supervised and under the control of an adult. Pets are required to be on a leash.

Authorized Targets

  1. Paper and cardboard.
  2. Metallic and bowling pins if approved by the RSO.
  3. No objects that could shatter or cause ricochets.
  4. No Explosive/Fast Burn/Incendiary or any other destructive material targets.
  5. Targets must be twenty-four inches from the ground and no more than seven feet high.
  6. Targets are not to be placed on the side berms.
  7. Target frames must be approved by the RSO.

Range Areas

  1. General Rules:
    • Have your club membership card with you at the range.
    • Always ensure the gates closes when you enter or exit.
    • Check downrange for other shooters or range maintenance personnel. Do not set up downrange or up range of other shooters.
    • Be prepared to share the range facilities with others
    • Red flags indicate a match in progress.
  2. High Power Rifle Range:
    • Do not shoot across road to silhouette range targets.
  3. Silhouette Range:
    • Shoot only from covered shooting stand.
    • Rails in front of covered shooting stand are for small bore (less than .30 caliber) only.
    • Do not place targets against vertical posts. Use the provided keyways and a target frame.
    • Shoot at targets that are placed in front of berms.
    • Rifles shooting only. NO pistols.
  4. Member Action Pits (Shooting Bays):
    • Do not shoot into side berms.
    • Do not place targets on ground or concrete curbs.
    • Do not climb on berms.
    • Shoot only between berms and within the pit.
    • Pistol calibers, .223 or 7.62 X 39 only for full auto.
    • Do not to shoot the target frames.
    • Do not use target frames for shotgun targets.
  5. Shotgun Areas (Trap and Courtesy Range):
    • Number 6 shot or smaller. No slugs!
    • Throw clay targets in the approved direction.
    • No handguns or rifles.
  6. Public (Courtesy) Shooting Bays:
    • Place targets at end of pit.
    • Do not shoot into side berms.
    • Do not place targets on ground or concrete curbs.
    • Do not climb berms.
    • Shoot only between berms and within the pit.
    • No full auto fire allowed!
    • Place targets on frames to not to shoot the frames.
    • Do not use target frames for shotgun targets.

REMEMBER – SAFETY DEPENDS ON YOU! FOLLOW THE RANGE SAFETY RULES!