Safety First

Keeping yourself and those around you safe is your responsibility and must be your number one priority.

Safety begins with these two acronyms A.C.T.S. and P.R.O.V.E.

A – Assume that every firearm is loaded.
C – Control the muzzle direction at all times.
T – Trigger finger must be kept off the trigger and out of the trigger guard until you are ready to fire.
S – See that the firearm is unloaded and PROVE it is safe.
P – Point your firearm in the safest possible direction.
R – Remove all ammunition.
O – Observe the chamber.
V – Verify the feeding path.
E – Examine the bore.

Range Rules

Please observe the following rules to ensure everyone’s safety.

  • Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited on club property
  • Do not consume alcoholic beverages before or during shooting.
  • Do not bring loaded firearms into the club.
  • Follow the directions of the Range Officer at all times.
  • Treat every firearm as if it were loaded.
  • When first picking up a firearm, conduct A.C.T.S. and P.R.O.V.E.
  • When handling any firearm, keep the action open.
  • Load your firearm only at the direction of the Range Officer.
  • Point the muzzle of your loaded firearm down range.
  • While on the firing line, firearms may not be pointed more than 15 degrees up or down.
  • If interrupted while shooting, unload your firearm and make it safe before setting it down.
  • Should your firearm misfire, STOP and continue to point it down range for at least 60 seconds before attempting to remove the cartridge.
  • Always leave unattended firearms unloaded and with actions open.
  • Gallery observers are required to stand well back of the firing line.

What to do when a Range Officer calls a Cease Fire.

  • Maintain muzzle control and unload your firearm.
  • Place your firearm on the bench, muzzle pointed down range with the magazine removed and the action open.
  • Step away from the firing line and stand behind the red line.
  • Await further instructions from the Range Officer.