Safety Rules

Basic Club Range Rules adopted 10/7/2018

4 Fundamental Safety Rules and how they apply to our range

  1. Always point your “Muzzle” in a safe direction
    1. No muzzle shall elevate above any Impact/Safety berm while shooter is in the firing position EVER!
    2. No Muzzle shall ever pass over any part of another person
    3. A firearm shall remain cased, holstered or slung in a fashion that the muzzle does not pass over themselves or other people on the range
    4. On a Dynamic firing line all individuals shall be 100% responsible for control of the muzzle of their firearm
    5. Where Muzzle safe lines are present no muzzle shall pass above or beyond that line (these will be designated with bright contrasting color against background)
  2. Keep your finger off the trigger and outside the trigger guard until your sights are on your target
    1. A finger while the muzzle is not pointed directly at the target should be outside of the trigger guard and on an index part of the firearm (a point on the firearm that with tactile feel known to be outside of the trigger guard. i.e. the ejection port of a handgun)
  3. Treat every firearm as if loaded
    1. Firearms are not toys and can do real damage if not treated with respect
    2. Never assume that a firearm is unloaded check and recheck verify and reverify
    3. Do not handle firearms at your vehicle keep them in the holster in the case, or slung until on firing line
  4. Be sure of your Target, what is beyond your Target and what is happening laterally to your target
    1. You are responsible for the impact of your projectile no one else, no excuses
    2. All projectiles must impact an approved backstop
    3. All projectiles must be ballistically stable until coming to rest in approved backstop
    4. Know your firearm and ammunition it’s capabilities and shortcomings

 Emergency Procedures

  1. Dial 911 ask for the Caledonia Fire and Rescue
    1. In case of Accidental discharge that results in injury or GSW
    2. Remain calm and state that there has been an Accident “NOT A SHOOTING”
    3. Inform them of where you are on the range
    4. Give a description of yourself
    5. If at all possible send someone to the gate and direct Emergency Services to the location of incident
    6. Render Aid if trained to do so and “REMAIN CALM”
    7. Have firearm secured before Officers and EMS arrive on scene if possible
    8. Remain on phone until help arrives to answer questions and direct EMS to your Direct location
  2. Ambulance
    1. Remain Calm give them your Number and location on range where Ambulance is needed
    2. Meet EMS at gate to guide them to proper person to render aid
    3. Render aid if possible and properly trained to do so
  3. Fire Emergency
    1. Remain Calm and give them your number and location of the fire meet EMS at the gate

Front Gates

  1. To remain closed and “LOCKED” at all times unless guarded for a special event
    1. Be Alert for NON-MEMBERS do not allow unescorted NON-MEMBERS NON-GUESTS onto the range or past the gate THIS IS A PRIVATE RANGE
    2. All Members must be ready to show some type of ID KEY, BADGE, OR MEMBERSHIP CARD

Cease fire

  1. Anyone may call a cease fire at anytime
    1. Loud and Clear
    2. Verify everyone understands that there is a CEASE FIRE
    3. Actions open
    4. Magazines removed or emptied
  2. Work together to resolve unsafe issues before shooting
  3. Verify everyone is safely behind the firing line before calling the range hot
  4. Empty Chamber Indicators are suggested

Aimed fire is the only type of fire allowed at RCLRC

  1. Bumpfire shall result in termination of membership
    1. Bumpfire is not to be confused with bumpfire stocks

Any and all incendiary ammunition is prohibited at RCRLC

The 50 BMG or any other cartridge that exceeds 9000 lb/ft of energy at muzzle are prohibited

Any and All Explosive ammunition, targets and devices are prohibited at RCRLC (Exceptions shall be weighed and considered for Military and LEO upon request explanation and emergency action plans submitted to the RCLRC Executive Board)

GENERAL RULES

  1. All ranges are first come first served
    1. Unless reserved or closed for an EVENT
  2. The Range is open from 0600(6am) till 2200(10PM)
  3. Range Flags (where present) denote a range in use and will be flown when firearms are present for use on any range
    1. Individuals approaching a range with a flag raised may approach with caution and from a rearward direction up to but not past the firing line
    2. Individuals shall not unhook chains, open Gates or break safety barriers to enter a range in use
    3. Individuals may wait to be noticed by Line RSO then proceed to make contact with those already on the line
  1. Use of Alcohol
    1. All beverages must only be consumed at Club House or Picnic Area
    2. Any Person under the Influence of Alcohol or Controlled Substance are Prohibited on all Ranges while firearms are present or in use
    3. Anyone breaking found to be breaking 4.a. or 4.b. shall be brought up for termination from club directly in front of the BOD
  2. No Person or Persons Is Allowed on any of the lateral berms or impact areas at any time during shooting activities
    1. Special Permission is necessary for access to any of these areas
    2. Complete range shutdown is necessary for access to these areas
    3. Scheduled events that allow access these areas are to be announced as best as possible and at the Board of Directors discretion
    4. This does not include the pit wall safety berm this may be used to set and retrieve targets
  3. Pick up after yourself
    1. If you brought it you take it absolutely no garbage left on range
    2. This includes empty casings

 

Range specific Rules

Range 1

All occupied Indicators must be used

May be static or dynamic firing line and target line

Barrier shall be in place and secure to prohibit entry onto range while in use

No one shall enter this range until authorized to do so by Individual in charge

Targets shall be place in such that projectiles come to rest in approved backstop

Individual in charge shall bear responsibility of all safety considerations and held liable for all injury and damage

Steel may be placed per Steel SOP

Range 2

All occupied Indicators must be used

May be static or dynamic firing line and target line

All targets shall be placed in such that projectiles come to rest in approved backstop

Steel may be placed per Steel SOP

Range 3

All occupied Indicators must be used

Static firing line takes priority over dynamic firing line may be used as either

Dynamic target line

Targets shall be place in such that projectiles come to rest in approved backstop

Steel may be placed per Steel SOP

Range 4

All occupied Indicators must be used

Static and Dynamic firing lines along with dynamic target lines

Targets shall be place in such that projectiles come to rest in approved backstop

Steel may be placed per Steel SOP

 

Range 5

All occupied Indicators must be used

Static and Dynamic firing lines along with dynamic target lines

Target shall be place in such that projectiles come to rest in approved backstop

Steel may be placed per Steel SOP

 

Range 6

All occupied Indicators must be used

Individuals may only enter this range from the 500 yard line and move forward to the firing line

Path may be used to pull targets and set steel on this berm as long as a cease fire has been called and firearms are controlled on this range

Target shall be place in such that projectiles come to rest in approved backstop

Steel may be placed per Steel SOP

Range 7

All occupied Indicators must be used

Individuals may only enter this range from the 600 yard line and move forward to the firing line

Must verify that gate between 5 and 7 to be closed and secured

Path may be used to pull targets and set steel on this berm as long as a cease fire has been called and firearms are controlled on this range

Target shall be place in such that projectiles come to rest in approved backstop

Steel may be placed under suggested distance guidelines in Steel SOP

The closest firing line shall be 200 yards unless event is approved by BOD

 

Steel Specific Safety Rules

All steel targets must be able to safely stop the projectile being fired at it with minimal deformation to the target surface

All steel targets must be placed so that all misses allow projectile to come to rest in approved backstop

All steel targets must be placed at a safe distance from shooter and/or other members and club property

All steel targets must direct the majority of spall in a safe direction(down to the ground) and not cause a ricochet hazard if multiple rounds are fired at it.

Area below target must be of appropriate makeup to absorb spall and not redirect it(traffic bond, concrete, steel, rocky surfaces, any hardened surface)

Eye protection is required while steel is being used

Suggested minimum distances:

Pistol 7 yards

Carbine/rifle 50 yards

Shotgun slugs 75 yards

22Rim fire 7 yards

No steel Shot or BB guns firing on rifle or handgun rated steel targets

 

Failure to comply will result in disciplinary action including possible termination from club

Specific rules will be posted at location allowing or not allowing steel on that range.