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: July 2016
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.
AUTHORIZED FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION
- All shotguns 410 through 12 gauge may be used.
- Only shotgun shells matching the following criteria may be used on the trap/shotgun range: Shot size: #7 1/2 or smaller, and a maximum velocity of 1200 fps.
TRAP RANGE RULES
- Firearms will be loaded only on the firing line prior to shooting.
- No firearms will be handled or touched in any way, while people are on the firing line or down range.
- Commands issued by the Range Safety Officer and Range Personnel must be obeyed immediately and without question.
- When the south trap field is in use, the access road to the rifle range and the rifle range must be closed.
- Muzzle discipline must be followed when changing shooting positions on the trap range and carrying firearms on or off the range. Always keep muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
- While not prohibited, the practice of resting the muzzle of shotgun on a toe is ill-advised and discouraged. The practice of resting the muzzle of a shotgun on a ground pad, designed for that purpose, is acceptable.
- No patterning of shotguns will be done on the trap/shotgun range. Field and sporting shotguns may be patterned on the far right (south) side of the Training range (see Training Range Rules and Qualification).
- No hand throwers are allowed. Use only the mechanical throwers provided at the range.
- Do not adjust or reposition the mechanical throwers provided on the range.
- All shooting will be conducted from the designated shooting positions for the clay pigeon machine in use. These are either the designated positions on either trap field, or the two concrete slabs adjacent to the manual thrower.
- The field of fire on the trap/shotgun range will be kept within the orange marker posts downrange, and also kept BELOW the tops of the trees.
- Pick up and deposit all empty hulls in the container by the trap house.