BASIC RANGE RULES
- NO SHOTGUNS.
- NO MUZZLELOADER FIREARMS
- NO RIFLES OTHER THAN .22 RIMFIRE.
- NO RIFLE CARTRIDGE FIREARMS.
- NO EXOTIC AMMUNITION
- armor piercing
- steel core
- RUN TARGETS ALL THE WAY OUT. NO CLOSE RANGE SHOOTING
- SHOOT IN YOUR OWN LANE. NO CROSS RANGE SHOOTING.
- USE ONLY PAPER TARGETS.
- NO SHOOTING FORWARD OF THE FIRING LINE.
- NO LOADED GUNS OUTSIDE YOUR SHOOTING BAY.
- DO NOT THROW EMPTY BRASS OR MISFIRE AMMO INTO RANGE. USE CANTAINERS PROVIDED.
- CLEAN UP YOUR AREA AFTER SHOOTING.
General Firearm Handling Rules
- ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
- ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot
- ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.
- Know your target and what is beyond.
- Know how to use the gun safely.
- Be sure the gun is safe to operate.
- Use only the correct ammunition for your gun.
- Wear eye and ear protection as appropriate.
- Never use alcohol or over-the-counter, prescription or other drugs before or while shooting.
- Store guns so they are not accessible to unauthorized persons
- Proper eye and hearing protection must be warn at all times when in the range room
- There shall be no “fast draw” or trick shooting allowed
- All shooting will be accomplished form the bench through the ports. There will be no shooting out in the bay area.
- If any shooter has to go forward of the line out into the bay area, all other shooters must unload, drop magazines or open cylinders, and retreat 5 feet from the line. The person going forward will turn on the red safety light even if there are no other shooters present.
- Members using auto loaders agree that they will drop the slide only when the port is open and their finger is off the trigger.
- At the end of the shooting session, members will check for clear, and drop the slide (if present) while the firearm is pointed through the port and at the backstop.
- Only members will possess and handle firearms.
- Appearance at club facilities “under the influence” is cause for immediate expulsion
Safety comes first in practical shooting!
Firearms safety is a matter of personal responsibility and self control. The shooter is always responsible for his actions and safe gun handling. The basic principles of safe gun handling are expressed in the PRACTICAL SHOOTING CODE OF ETHICS.
- I will treat every firearm as a loaded one.
- I will never point a firearm at anything I am not willing to destroy.
- I will be sure of my target and what is behind it before firing.
- I will keep my finger off the trigger until my muzzle is down range