Shooting Range Safety Rules & Regulations

Safe Firearm handling is the first and most important Rule in all Shooting Sports

  • Treat every firearm as if it were loaded.
  • Keep the barrel pointed in a safe direction.
  • Never point a firearm in fun or jest.
  • Keep your fingers off the trigger. Don’t rely on your firearms safety device.
  • Always wear eye and ear protection.
  • Know your target and what is beyond it.
  • Keep the firearm unloaded when not in use.
  • Firearms must be shot from the firing line only and nowhere else.
  • All guns carried on or about the shooting grounds must be held in a position of safety, with the breach open and unloaded at all times.
  • Carry the firearm so that you can control the barrel even if you stumble.
  • Load your gun with the right ammunition.
  • Know the firearm you are using.
  • Shooting on the grounds at any place, other than at a legitimate target, is prohibited.

All Shooters are Safety Officers because Safety is your responsibility, not someone else’s !

  • Only one shooting discipline is shot on the Range at any one time.
  • Shooters must only shoot down range, in the assigned lane, and at the assigned target and nothing else.
  • Cross firing is strictly prohibited. (Firing across your assigned lane as opposed to down the line).
  • Only the Range Master (RM) or assigned Safety Officer (SO) can call to close the range to allow for scoring and or a target change.
  • The Range Master or Safety Officer must call for all shooters to unload and clear their weapons before the range is closed for scoring [and or] for a target change. The RM or SO must check to ensure all guns on the firing line are unloaded, clear and safe.
  • All non-shooters must wait in the assigned staging area. Non shooters are prohibited from stepping onto the firing line with active shooters.
  • The shooting of wildlife or stray animals is prohibited.
  • The Range Master or Safety Officer must caution any individual breaking range rules, and if deemed necessary, remove the individual(s) off the range.
  • Proper covered footwear is required: No bare feet, No thongs or flip flops, and no open toe sandals.