All Ranges and Types of Firearms

  1. The sign indicating “Range in Use” MUST be raised while a range is active.
  2. All members and guests must sign in and out using the designated register on the patio behind the Clubhouse.
  3. By default, the first shooter on a range will take on the role of Range Officer for that range. Before leaving a range, the Range Officer must appoint another Range Officer, indicated by the red arm bands.
  4. ┬áThe “Range in Use” sign for the selected range must be lowered.
  5. All firearms must be uncased in the designated “Safe Areas”. There are absolutely no live rounds allowed in the safe areas unless supervised by the Range Officer related to a firearm malfunction.
  6. Except during a course of fire, unattended, uncased firearms must be in a safe condition. That is:
    • pointed in a safe direction,
    • unloaded,
    • action open, and
    • magazine and chamber visibly empty if the firearm's design allows it.
  7. Ranges are for use by members and guests only. Members are responsible for ensuring their guests are aware of the rules and supervise their actions. A member can bring one particular shooting guest one time a year except for club sponsored events.
    • No guest may make use of the indoor range.
    • Any member who wishes to bring more than one guest must have executive permission
  8. Junior members must be accompanied and supervised by a senior member while the junior member is on the line.
  9. Anyone on an active range must wear effective eye and ear protection while shooting is in progress.
  10. Anyone observing an unsafe condition may call a ceasefire. When a ceasefire is called, all shooters must make their firearms safe and step back from the firing line.
  11. No one may go forward of the firing line unless the Range Officer declares the range safe and gives permission to do so.
  12. While anyone is forward of the firing line, other persons on the range must keep out of arms reach of any firearms that are not cased or safely holstered, with the exception to firearms in the safe area.
  13. No one may approach the firing line until the Range Officer declares the range clear and gives permission for shooters to approach the line.
  14. Any firearms on the line must be unloaded and have its action open until the Range Officer declares the range clear and the shooter is ready to fire.
  15. Any loaded firearm must be kept in-hand, slung or holstered. It must be unloaded before it is set down.
  16. Shooters must take any equipment needed with them to the firing line; they must not leave the firing line during a course of fire except with the express permission of the Range Officer.
  17. Any shooter finding their firearm to be defective must immediately inform the Range Officer. Any firearm requiring maintenance must be removed to a safe area.
  18. Only paper, cardboard, plastic sheet, or other targets specifically approved by the Club may be used. No glass to be shot on any ranges. All targets are to be removed from the range after shooting and other than specified closed COF (Police) NO silhouette targets may be used in any way.
  19. Firearms being moved from one place to another must be unloaded, they must be carried:
    • Muzzle-down with the action open so that all can see that the firearm is unloaded and safe, or
    • In a case, or
    • In a safe holster.
  20. Targets may not be moved forward of the berms. Shooters may go forward with a portable shooting bench to reduce the range.
  21. No one may smoke on the firing line.
  22. Any unusual incidents or injuries must be reported to the Club Executive as soon as possible.

  23. An unloaded handgun may be carried in a safe holster; that is, a holster:
    • That keeps the barrel of the gun pointed downward,
    • That allows the gun to be holstered and unholstered without at any time pointing in an unsafe direction, and
    • That holds the gun firmly to prevent its accidentally falling out of the holster.
    • Such holsters must completely cover the trigger.
    • All members must be holster qualified before holsters may be used, i.e. CDPA, DPA, IDPA, IPSC, USPSA, CAS.
  24. Black powder pistols may be loaded but may not be primed or capped until the shooter is ready to fire.

  25. The shotgun's action must remain open at all times until the shooter's turn to shoot.
  26. The shooter may not load the shotgun until on the shooting pad, keeping the muzzle pointed down-range while loading.
  27. No more rounds may be loaded than are required for the number of targets.

    Black Powder
  28. Empty black powder rifles must have the ramrod placed down the barrel to signify no powder charge is present.
  29. No one may smoke near black powder.
  30. Muzzleloaders may not be capped or primed unless the shooter is on the firing line and ready to fire.