1. All guns are always loaded. Even if they are not, treat them as if they are.

2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
( For those who insist that this particular gun is unloaded, see Rule 1.)

3. Keep your finger off the trigger till your sights are on the target.
This is the Golden Rule.
Its violation is directly responsible for about 60 percent of inadvertent

4. Identify your target, and what is behind it.
Never shoot at anything that you have not positively identified !

General  Safety  Rules

1. If more than one shooter is at any range there must be one individual
designated as the Range officer for safety.

2. Actions should always be open until shooting.
( ex. While carrying firearm from vehical to firing line. )

3. BEFORE! anyone goes down range the firing line must be CLEAR,
actions open, step back & absolutely no guns handled.

4. The three Basic NRA rules apply:
1. Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
2. Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
3. Don't load your gun until you are ready to use it.

5. Eye and Ear Protection is recommended by the Executive Committee.

6. Make Room for Others and be Courteous to Others.

7. Firing at any Object other than Paper, or Authorized Targets is
Strictly Forbidden!

8. Do not shot at range props, or anything other than Approved Targets.
NO Stage Signs or Facades.

9. On match Days and set up Days, prior to match days, some bays may be
closed. Club Ranges may be opened to law enforcement for training.

10. NO! Alcoholic Beverages are allowed on any range during hours of shooting.
No person under the influence of Alcohol or Drugs shall be permitted
on any Range at any time. No Illegal Drugs are allowed at any time!

11. Under No circumstances will the gate combination be given to
Nonmembers!!! Guests are welcome under members supervision.
Members shall bear the full responsibility for their guests and their guests safety and conduct.
Guest shall not be given access to the range by themselves.
Should unaccompanied guests be shooting they will be asked to leave.
The member allowing access may be disbarred from the club.

12. Membership's include, a family, spouses, and dependents.


Range  Rules

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to Sunset

I. Club House & Indoor Range:

1. Used only for club functions, meetings & training etc.

2. Only officers or authorized qualified members.

3. Facilities are not to be used for public or personal parties.

II. Action Pistol & Cowboy Ranges
( all outdoor Pistol Ranges )

1. Can be used any time other than Club scheduled shoots.
( check match schedules on internet or club mail outs )

2. A. The use of high powered center fire loads are prohibited at any pistol range.
B. The use of high power center fire rifles or any shotgun prohibited at any pistol range. However, Action Pistol & Cowboy shooters can use ranges for practice with QUALIFYING Firearms & Ammo.

3. Any loads damaging steel are not to be used.

4. Members shooting are expected to pick-up all empty eases, targets,
and trash. Put back any target frames, in-proper place.

5. Shooting any glass targets is prohibited, as is shooting
Stage Signs and Facades.

6. Rim fire 22 cal. Rifles are permitted on these ranges.

III. Rifle Range

1. Can be used any time other than Club scheduled shoots.

2. Animal targets to be shot with 22 long rifle, rim fire ammo only.

3. All brass must be picked up and put in brass bucket.
Any paper targets must be carried home or put in trash,
any aluminum or steel cases are to be put in trash.

4. No Target brought to range can be left at the range.

5. Targets & staple guns must be brought to range by shooter.

6. One bench rest per shooter.

VI. Shotgun Fields

Open shooting during club hours for Skeet, Trap, & Sporting Clays,

Tues: 4 p.m., until Dark

Sun: 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ( approximately )

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