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Range Rules

Range rules

Preliminary Considerations: 

  • All members and visitors must review and sign the release of liability waiver in the club house or using the online smart waiver application on our website prior to entering the range area.

  • All firearms that are not on the firing line shall be holstered or in a case unloaded and secured all times.

  • All firearms and ammunition are subject to inspection by the range safety officer or Board of any time.

  • Only authorized firearms and ammunition may be used on the range. Tracer rounds, armor piercing, and incendiary rounds are strictly prohibited.

  • Tannerite or any other exploding targets or material is strictly prohibited.


General Firearms Safety Rules:

  • ALWAYS treat every firearm as if it were loaded.

  • NEVER point a firearm in an unsafe direction.

  • KEEP your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.

  • KNOW your target, its surroundings, and beyond.

  • ALWAYS keep the muzzle pointed down range at all times.


  • Alcohol and drug use prior to or during shooting is strictly prohibited on the range.

  • Any person who is or is suspected to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will not be permitted to use the firing range and will be asked to leave the premises and subject to disciplinary actions determined by the Board of Directors.

  • Youth shooters up to age 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian which must remain present with the youth at all times.

  • Women who are pregnant or nursing are not permitted in the range area due to possible exposure to lead.

Dress Code: 

  • Flip-flops, sandals, or open footwear of any kind are prohibited on the range.

  • Tank-tops, low-cut tops, or bare mid-riff tops are prohibited.

  • Loose garments, torn garments, or undergarments worn as outer garments that may present a hazard while shooting is prohibited, including sleeveless shirts.

Range Safety Rules: 

  • Shooters are to obey all instructions and commands given by the Range Staff and/or Range Safety Officers at all times.

  • The Range Safety Officer or Instructor will have the authority to remove from the range ANY shooter who refuses their safety instructions.

  • ANY firearm safety violation, or violation of range safety rules will result in disciplinary action determined by the Board of Directors.

  • Eye and hearing protection must be worn at all times while on the firing range.

  • All firearms are to be unloaded and secured upon entering and leaving the firing range.

  • Concealed carry firearms must remain holstered upon entering and leaving the firing range.

  • NEVER load firearms behind the firing line. All firearms must be loaded and unloaded on the firing line. No loaded firearms may leave the firing line.

  • NEVER hand a loaded firearm to another individual, Show the individual that the firearm is clear and safe prior to handing it over.

  • Use only ammunition that is permitted on the firing range and is the correct ammunition for your firearm.

  • The ratio of Instructor to student shall not exceed a 1:5 ratio while on the firing line.

  • Only shooters are permitted on the firing line

  • Shooters are to fire only one firearm at a time.

  • Targets should be full sized and placed at eye level or in such a manner as to ensure all rounds impact the backstop.

  • All shooters are responsible for their rounds staying within the confines of this range.

  • Targets that are deemed obscene or offensive as determined by the Board of Directors will not be allowed.

  • Glass and bottle targets are prohibited (ANY other Targets?) unless approved by the Board of Directors.

  • Cross lane shooting or shooting at a target that is not yours is not permitted.

  • Uncontrolled shooting which presents the risk of damage to equipment or property is strictly prohibited. Violators will be held liable for damages and face disciplinary action by the Board of Directors.

  • NEVER retrieve your brass or equipment on the firing line unless the line clear or instructor to do so by an instructor or range safety officer.

  • NO person is permitted past the firing line for any reason unless the firing line is clear or instructed to do so by an instructor or range safety officer.

  • In the event of a firearm malfunction that you are unable to clear, keep the firearm pointed downrange and request assistance from an instructor or range safety officer. 

  • Cease fires for each range can be called by ANYONE.

  • When the CEASE FIRE is called, all firing shall immediately cease. Unload, open action, remove magazine and ground, bench or show clear all firearms during a cease fire.

  • NO handling of firearms shall be permitted during a cease fire.

  • Firing shall commence only after the appropriate call by the range officer.

  • COLD Range: Shooters ensure firearms are unloaded, actions open and magazines out before going down range.

  • HOT Range: Shooters ensure there is no one down range; when the range is declared "HOT" shooters are permitted to commence firing.

  • KEEP the range clean. Please pick up after yourselves, do not leave your trash or targets on the range.  Try your best to police up your brass.

  • WASH your hands and face after shooting.

  • Report any unsafe practices/conditions or range injuries to an Instructor, Range Safety Officer, or board of director immediately.  

  • Advise Instructors or range personnel of any medical condition which could create a "safety issue" for you or others.  Failure to abide by these rules may result in disciplinary action determined by the Board of Directors.

  • File an Incident report?

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