Members not adhering to the rules are subject to suspension of membership privileges up to and including expulsion from the club!
Reference: LC & SA Constitution Article III, Section 3 & 3a.
Revision: July 2016
STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES - ALL RANGES
- All Federal, State and Local firearms laws must be obeyed.
- Safety is the first consideration in using firing ranges.
- Always keep the muzzle 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.
- Eye and ear protection is mandatory for all shooters and spectators.
- No alcoholic beverages shall be consumed prior to or during your time on the range. No drugs, prescription or consumer medications, may be taken prior to or during time on the range that could render the shooter unsafe.
- Long guns not cased are to be racked or benched with the action open, magazines removed. Pistols are unloaded and placed on a firing bench pointed down range with action open and magazine removed, or cased or holstered when not on the firing line. No one is to go down range until pistols are made safe or holstered.
- If there is no Certified Range Safety Officer present, a temporary RSO will be appointed from among the shooters on the line. It will be the RSO’s duty to maintain safety and order on the line.
- Any shooter who sees an unsafe condition will call a cease fire and all firing will stop immediately, muzzles pointed in a safe direction, fingers off the trigger, and wait for further instructions until the condition has been corrected.
- When a cease fire is called to check or replace targets, all firearms must be unloaded, benched with the actions open. No one will proceed down range until all firearms are verified safe.
- No one will approach the bench or handle firearms when anyone is down range. Shooters will step back from the line to confirm no one is touching a firearm.
- Ensure all rounds fired are impacting the backstop. Target stands are to be placed directly in front of the berms. Short range low targets may cause rounds to skip over the backstop and leave the range.
- Shoot only authorized paper targets. No glass, plastic, wood, steel or other reactive targets are allowed except with prior written approval from the Board of Directors.
- Do not shoot barricades, anchor posts, target stands or support wires.
- Shoot only authorized firearms and ammunition. No tracer, exploding or armor piercing ammunition is allowed.
- Shooters are responsible to police up brass, targets, and trash. Put all trash in the trash barrels when finished shooting. Please deposit all empty cartridge casings in the recycling “bird houses” provided at the range.
- Return target stands, barrels, barricades, etc., to their proper storage locations. Leave the ranges cleaner than you found them.
- Food, beverages and smoking is prohibited on the firing line.
- Only members and guests that are signed-in at the club house are permitted on the ranges. Members are fully responsible for the actions and conduct of their guests. Parents and guardians are fully responsible for the actions and conduct of their children.
- In the event of any serious accident refer to the emergency procedures (Procedures) and call 911 immediately.
- NO muzzles are to be pointed above the top of any berm.
- Violations of Standard Operating Procedures, range rules, specific procedures, or any unsportsmanlike conduct may result in the temporary or permanent loss of membership as determined by the Board of Directors.
AUTHORIZED FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION
- Any safe spring, pump, C02, PCP air rifle or pistol.
- .177, .20, or .22 caliber only.
- Maximum velocity: 1200fps
- Flatnose/wadcutter soft lead pellets only - no alloy/plastic/steel pellets or BB's
AIRGUN RANGE RULES
- Firearms will be loaded only on the firing line prior to shooting.
- When the line is declared CLEAR, all firearms will be made safe, actions open, pointed down range, CBI (clear barrel indicator) protruding out of both the muzzle and open breech, with shooters behind and away from the shooting benches.
- Always keep gun actions open, with CBIs inserted, except when the gun is on the firing line between the beginning of the "preparation period" and the end of the firing period. When firing is finished or the gun is laid down for any reason, the action must be opened and a CBI inserted. The action may be closed when an air gun is placed in a gun case, but the action must be opened and a CBI inserted when it is removed from the case.
- Gun muzzles must remain pointed downrange or up towards the ceiling whenever the gun is charged and loaded. Special care must be taken during charging and loading to ensure that a gun muzzle is never pointed at a neighboring participant or at any area behind the firing line.
- Whenever it is necessary for anyone to go down range to hang or retrieve targets or for any other purpose, all air gun actions must be open with CBIs inserted and all guns must be grounded on the floor or shooting bench. No one may go down range until authorized to do so by the Range Officer. No one may handle guns while anyone is downrange.
- Eye and hearing protection is required on Airgun ranges.