January 26, 2017

Shotgun Range Rules

Safety is everyone’s responsibility. Each shooter will observe and comply with the following rules, generally accepted firearm safety standards and use good common sense or will be asked to leave.

  1. COMMANDS – Follow all commands of range personnel.
  2.  MUZZLE AND TRIGGER CONTROL – Guns will be pointed in a safe direction at all times. Keep your finger off the trigger until it’s your turn to shoot.
  3. UNLOADED AND ACTIONS OPEN – All guns will be kept unloaded and with actions open at all times except on the firing line.
  4. GUN HANDLING – There will be no gun handling or mounting of guns in the shot shack. Actions of all guns placed in gun racks are to be open except break-open guns. Immediately open the action of any break-open gun picked up from a gun rack.
  5. EYE & EAR – Eye and ear protection are required to be worn by all shooters and instructors on the firing line.
  6. CEASE FIRE – In the event of a cease fire, all guns will be unloaded, the actions will remain open and all gun handling will cease. The display of an orange cone on a trap house indicates a trap field cease fire is in effect.
  7.  SHOOTING STATIONS – Shoot only from designated shooting stations. Before moving to the next station, unload your gun and keep the action open.
  8. BACK UP SHOOTING – Only one shooter is permitted to shoot at each target thrown. No back up shooting.
  9. LOAD ONE SHELL – Load one shell only for 16 yard and Handicap Trap. Load two shells only for Doubles Trap, Continental Trap, 5-Stand or Sporting Clays.
  10.  TRAP LOADS ONLY – Only shot sizes of 7 1/2, 8, 8 1/2 or 9 are permitted on this range. No magnum loads are all
  11. MALFUNCTIONS – In the event of a misfire or malfunction, carefully open the action, unload the gun and check the barrels for obstructions.
  12. AUTHORITY – The hierarchy of authority on the ranges is; Rangemaster, Head Trapper, Trapper, Club Member, public shooter.  Club Members who observe safety or range use violations without taking immediate action should expect to have their shooting privileges suspended.
  13. SAFETY VIOLATIONS – Report all safety violations to range personnel.
  14. CONDUCT – Abusive, obnoxious, or unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated.
  15. INTOXICANTS – Absolutely no intoxicants are allowed on WCW property. Violators may be barred from the facility.
  16. OTHER  – We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone and to inspect all guns and ammunition brought to this facility.