Safety Rules

1. While on the range, it is mandatory to use approved eye and sound barrier-type ear protection equipment, as required by the range master.

2. Unsafe conditions shall be immediately reported to the range master.

3. Only firearms and ammunition scheduled for the use on the firing line shall be brought to the line. Any exceptions must be approved by the range master.

4. A firearm shall only be exchanged with another shooter at the direction of the instructors who, prior to the exchange, shall verify that the cylinder or tha aciton of the firearm is open and that the chamber is empty. If a firearm is exchanged, both parties shall check it for safey (i.e, verigy that the chamber is empty and, depending on the type of firearm, that either (a) safety is on or (b) the selector lever is on safe.

5. All firearms shall be carried in the manner specified in the class room training.

6. Firearms shall not be left unattended or unsecured.

7. Fingers shall not be placed on the firearm's trigger or in the trigger guard until the firearm is pointed at the target.

8. Firearms loading and firing shall commence only on command from the instructor.

9. Shooters shall not be permitted to talk while on the firing line during a firing exercise, except in reply to an instructor as a part or the exercise or to shout " cease fire" in an unsafe situration.

10. Until the firing line has been declared safe by the firearms instructor, shooters shall not bend over or move over the line.

11. All shooter shall be trained and instructed on what constitues an unsafe condition and to shout, "Cease Fire" when such a condition is observed.

12. Smoking, tobaccos use, eating,  or drinking shall be prohibited while on the shooting line.

13. Alcoholic beverages and drugs are prohibited on firearm ranges. If the firearms staff detects the presence of alcohol or drugs on a shooter or if a shooter is believed to be under the influence of either, the firearms staff shall remove the shooter from the range and report the incident to the appropriate officials; appropriate follow-up action shall be taken in accordance with pre-established directives. Shooters taking medication shall report this fact to the staff before reporting to the firing line. The Staff shall be responsible for determining whether a shooter is safe to use the range. 

14. When automatic or semiautomatic firarms are being fired, shooters shall take precautions to prevent hot spent cartridge and gunshot residues from getting inside their clothing. 

15. When a training sesson is completed, each firearm shall be physically examined by the shooter and by a designated range safety officer or qualified firearms instructor to ensure that it is unloaded and in a safe ( clear ) condition before leaving the range. 

16. Shooters shall collect brass for proper disposal, checking for live rounds.

17. Shooters shall ensure that their firearms are properly stored prior to leaving range.
                           THE FOUR GENERAL SAFETY RULES

1. ALL FIREARMS ARE ALWAYS LOADED. No exceptions. Do not "pretend" this is true; be deadly serious about it.


3. KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF OF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET. You can not line up any faster than you can position your finger, and there is no need to fire an unaligned weapon.

4. BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET. Know what it is, what is in line with it, what is beside it, and what is behind it. Never shoot at anything you have not positively identified.