Purpose - The purpose of the Range Safety Plan - Range Rules, General Rules and Administrative Rules is to assure the safety of the Range, provide a means for participants to know what is expected on the Range and to provide a way to maintain the Range Safety Plan and security of the Range.
Update procedure - The Range Plan will be updated as deemed necessary by the Club Officers, Range Committee or Members. When an update is made, a sign-off sheet will accompany the update and be required to be returned to a Club Officer to maintain Range privileges.
1. Chief Range Officer - The Chief Range Officer is in complete charge of the range. You must promptly comply with him or his assistants instructions. protests may be taken to the Protest Committee. Chief Range Officer or his assistants shall have right to examine a shooter's equipment. The responsibility shall be on the shooter to submit questionable equipment for official inspection and approval in sufficient time prior to the beginning of a match so that it will not inconvenience either the shooter or the official.
2. Range Officers - The firing line will be under the command of a Chief Range Officer and such Assistant Range Officers as may be required. The Range Officers have full authority on the firing line at all times. It is the duty of the Range Officers to familiarize themselves with all applicable regulations. Must be firm but polite about safety rules, especially barrels up - bolts out of gun if possible to & from firing line. Plugs in chamber or action open. The Range Officer has complete control of firing line, calls shooters to ready point, gives firing commands, keeps time. The Protest Committee may rule on any unexpected event.
3. Scorekeeper/line judge - Keeps score, making certain the shooters at their stations follow all Range Officer's instructions, and follow safety practices, confirms scores with shooter. In all judging situations the range officers's decision is final. The Range Officer reserves the right to disqualify any gun or shooter for any reason deemed necessary by him.
4. Range Monitoring - If more than 2 people are shooting, someone must assume range officer duties. Pistol and Rifle range are considered exclusive of each other.
5. A Shooter with a problem - will raise hand after benching gun.
6. Eligibility of shooters - Club Members. Additional Club Members > 18 Years old. Additional Club members < 18 years old must be supervised by an adult. Guests must be accompanied by an adult club member. Non club members when the range is opened for an event or open shooting. The range will be supervised by an adequate number of Range officers for these events.
7. Discipline - The safety of competitors, range personnel, and spectators requires continuous attention by all to the careful handling of firearms and caution in moving about the range. Self-discipline is necessary on the part of all competitors, range personnel, and spectators. Where such self-discipline is lacking, it is the duty of the range personnel to enforce discipline, and the duty of competitors to assist in such enforcement.
8. Loud Language - Loud or abusive language will not be permitted. Competitors, scorers, and range personnel will limit their on conversation the firing line to official business.
9. Policing the Range - It is the duty of all competitors to police the firing points after the completion of each match. All cleaning patches, empty boxes, brass, etc., shall be picked up and placed in the proper receptacles behind the firing line.
10. Types of matches allowed - NRA approved, Pin shoots, Action Pistol
11. Types of Targets allowed - Paper - Bowling pins in competition only. Gongs - at the discretion of the Range Committee.
12. Types of firearms allowed - Rifle, Pistol, Revolver, Shotgun, Muzzleloader. No Full Automatic.
13. Guns - Only ONE gun per shooter on the firing line at a time, any others are to be in the rifle rack or on a table (pistols) behind the line.
14. Shooting positions - Offhand, Kneeling, Sitting, Prone, Bench rest, Crossed Sticks, Artificial support, Physically handicapped shooters.
15. Sights, rear - Open, Aperture (Peep), Telescope
16. Sights, Front - Post, Ring, Shaded
17. Spotting Scopes - OK
18. Shooting jackets - OK
19. Shooting gloves - OK
20. Wind Flags - OK
21. Triggers - Triggers must be of the pull types. Triggers which function on delay, release, electronic, or hydraulic mechanism are prohibited. (NMLRA rule)
22. Palm rest - OK
23. Slings - OK
24. Benches - OK
25. Eye and Ear Protection - Ear protection required at all times. Eye protection required for pin shoots.
26. Pistol firing position - Pin Shoot - gun pointed down to the table before the starting beep.
27. No shooting at any live creature.
28. Alcohol and drugs - No Alcohol or illegal drugs permitted on the range. Prescription or over the counter drugs are permitted if their use does not in any way compromise the safety of the range.
29. Ammunition - No tracer ammunition allowed. Pin Shoots: Shotguns - nothing smaller than #4 buckshot - recommend 00 buckshot. Handgun power factor (PF) = bullet weight in gr. X muzzle velocity (FPS) / 1000. A minimum PF of 195 is recommended for reducing bounce back problems. These rules are proposed for now.
30. Physical & Mental - A person has the duty not to shoot if he/she has any physical or mental condition that would impair judgment or compromise safety on the range.
31. Fires - No fires permitted on the range.
32. Pets - Pets must be confined or on a leash at all times on the range. Owners must clean up pet messes.
33. Children - Children must be under the direct supervision of an adult at all times on the range.
34. Sign off on rules - Required to be returned before member will be issued the combination or allowed to use the range.
35. Diagram (map) - of direction of fire, low resolution map.
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