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Range Rules

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General

  1. No one is allowed in the range under the influence of alcohol or any controlled substance including prescription medication which may impair the person’s physical or mental abilities.
  2. Anyone under the age of 18 years shall be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times.
  3. Anyone under the age of 12 years shall be prohibited from entering the Ready Room and/or Range Room.
  4. ALWAYS obey all federal, state and local firearms laws and regulations.
  5. ALWAYS keep the firearm aimed in a safe direction and always down range when in the Range Room.
  6. ALWAYS maintain control and custody of a loaded firearm.  Never leave a loaded firearm unattended.

FIREARMS & AMMUNITION

  1. All pistol calibers and rifle calibers, up to 300 Win Mag are permitted.
  2. All shotguns are permitted
  3. All NFA weapons are permitted if shooter possesses necessary documentation for each firearm
  4. Generally, all ammunition is permitted, except tracers, armor piercing, steel core or “green tip” ammo.
  5. Muzzle loading and black powder firearms are prohibited.

DEFINED AREAS

All firearms shall be unloaded with action open and the magazine removed or unloaded and in a case until shooter is in shooter’s assigned stall.  All CCA shooter’s must keep firearm holstered until shooter is in shooter’s assigned stall.

Lobby

  • Shooter shall not possess a loaded firearm in the Lobby.
  • Shooter with CCA shall keep firearm holstered in the Lobby.

Ready Room

  • Shooter shall not possess a loaded firearm in the Ready Room.
  • Shooter with CCA shall keep firearm holstered in the Ready Room.

 Range

  • Shooter shall not possess a loaded firearm until shooter is standing in the shooter’s assigned stall.
  • Shooter with CCA must keep firearm holstered until shooter is standing in the shooter’s assigned stall.

Assigned Stall

  • Once in the assigned stall, Shooter may load firearm.
  • Once in the assigned stall, Shooter with CCA may unholster firearm.
  • No shooter shall possess more than one loaded firearm at a time.

Firing Lane/Target       

  • Shooter shall always point a loaded firearm down range at the target in shooter’s firing lane.
  1. DO NOT LEAVE STALL WITH A LOADED OR JAMMED FIREARM.
  2. Range Safety Officer (RSO) shall have the right to inspect any firearms and/or ammunition upon request.
  3. RSO’s command(s) shall be obeyed at all time.
  4. RSO’s air horn command(s) shall be:
    1. 1 blast – “CEASE FIRE IMMEDIATELY”
    2. 2 blasts “RESUME FIRE WHEN READY.”
  5. Upon a “CEASE FIRE” command:
    1. Stop shooting immediately.
    2. Remover your finger from the trigger.
    3. Keep weapon pointed in a safe direction before unloading the firearm.
    4. Follow all additional commands of the RSO.
  1. Everyone shall wear appropriate eye/ear protection prior to entering the Range Room.
  2. No more than one observer/parent/guardian may accompany a shooter into the Range Room.
  3. No more than one shooter per stall / firing lane.
  4. Shooter shall adjust all Targets at the level of the shooter’s chest so to avoid ceiling/floor strikes. (RSO’s job?)
  5. Shooter shall maintain control of each firearm when firing single or multiple rounds. No shooting from the holster.
  6. No one may possess or discharge more than one loaded firearm at a time.
  7. No one shall travel down range in a firing lane for any reason.
  8. No one shall retrieve any spent brass or other object from the ground without first seeking permission from the RSO.
  9. If firearm misfires or malfunction, keep the firearm pointed down range and signal the RSO. DO NOT LEAVE THE STALL WITH A LOADED OR JAMMED FIREARM.
  10. Report any unsafe conduct or condition to the RSO immediately.
  11. Anyone entering the Range Room shall was hands and face to remove any lead or chemicals from their body. Specifically formulated soap for removing these compounds/chemicals is provided in the rest room in the ready room.

ANYONE IN VIOLATION OF A BLACK DAWN RANGE RULE shall be immediately dismissed from the premises.

ANYONE IN VIOLATION OF A RSO COMMAND shall be immediately dismissed from the premises.