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: May 2017

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.

TRAINING RANGE

For Close Quarter Battle (CQB) practice, Shotgun patterning and Board of Directors approved training events.

USE OF THE TRAINING RANGE REQUIRES PASSING A QUALIFICATION TEST AND APPROVAL BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
Exception: The qualification is not required if patterning a field/sporting shotgun or sighting in a scope on this range. See specific rules below.

AN IDENTIFICATION CARD WILL BE ISSUED TO MEMBERS AUTHORIZED TO USE THE TRAINING BAY

AUTHORIZED FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION

  • Battle rifles: AR/AK type firearms or tactical shotguns. A pistol may be used as a secondary firearm.
  • The use of tracer, armor piercing or steel core ammunition is prohibited.

TRAINING RANGE RULES

  • Only approved LC & SA members can use this range. Guests are not permitted to use this range, unless being instructed at an organized and scheduled class.
  • MUZZLE DISCIPLINE IS MANDATORY AT ALL TIMES! All muzzles must be kept pointed below the top of the berm. No high muzzle practice will be conducted. All shooting and magazine changes will be from the “low ready” position.
  • All targets must be posted between the berm and the posts marking the 5-yard line.
  • No shooting from behind the orange posts marking the rear boundary of the training range.

PATTERNING/SIGHT-IN STATION RULES

  • This station is limited to the area directly along the right (south) berm using the provided target stand only.
  • Any member may use this station to pattern shotguns.
  • Any member may use this station to sight in a scope on a rifle or shotgun.

Qualification Course of Fire for using the Training Range and Pistol Bay 7

  • This qualification course of fire (CoF) is required to be successfully completed by any member who wants to be approved to use the Training Range/CQB Range or Pistol Bay #7.
  • The CoF is conducted by Dave Johnson, Bob Fauls, or Roger Parry.
  • A safety briefing will be conducted to let the shooter know what the Course of Fire (COF) will be and what is expected during the skills demonstration.
  • Shooter will be expected to know how to clear a Type 1, Type 2 and Type 3 malfunction safely.
  • Shooter will be expected to perform all reloads and malfunction tests from the low ready position.
  • The muzzle of the firearm must never be raised above the horizontal level or a disqualification will result.
  • Shooting requirements will be a forty (40) round course of fire using a five (5) yard square, starting ten (10) yards from the target.
  • A B-27R target will be used for the course of fire.
  • All forty (40) shots fired are required to be on paper. Thirty-four (34) of thirty-eight (38) shots fired, or 90% must be in black area of the target. Both head shots must also be in the black head area of the target. Failure to meet these criteria will result in a disqualification.
  • If the tester (at his discretion) determines that the shooters skills are not sufficient for the intended use of this range, the shooter will be asked to consider a ‘AR 101’ class and more practice, then return for a retest.

The course of fire for qualification is as follows:

Phase 1

Load two magazines for positions A & B with five (5) rounds each. Load two magazines for positions C & D with ten (10) rounds each.

  1. At position A, load/unload twice.HackathornSquareB27R
  2. Load firearm with five (5) rounds maximum.
  3. Fire five rounds moving to position B, and then perform an emergency reload.
  4. Fire five rounds moving to position C, and then perform an emergency reload.
  5. Fire five rounds moving to position D, perform a tactical reload.
  6. Fire five rounds moving to position A, perform a tactical reload.
  7. While standing at position A, fire two rounds, head shots only.

Rounds fired: 22.                    

Phase 2                                                      

Load three magazines, with ten (10) rounds each.

  1. While standing at position A, fire five rounds and reload.
  2. Run to position B, drop to the prone position and fire five rounds. Stand and reload.
  3. Run to position D, drop to the kneeling position, fire five rounds. Stand and unload.

Rounds fired: 15.  

Phase 3

At position E

  1. Set up a Type 1 malfunction (failure to fire).
  2. Clear and fire one round.
  3. Set up a Type 2 malfunction (failure to eject).
  4. Clear and fire one round.
  5. Set up a Type 3 malfunction (double feed).
  6. Clear and fire one round.

Rounds fired: 3.

Total rounds fired: 40.