|TRAINING FOR NEW PROCEDURES AT THE RIFLE AND PISTOL RANGES!
On Sunday, April 7th at 5:00 p.m. and Monday April 8th at 10:00 a.m.and (new dates coming for next month). we are conducting the initial 3 classes for RSO's and the public in new procedures being implemented soon at the Rifle and Pistol ranges. Any range user is invited, RSO's, members and non members. There is no charge and no actual shooting. Firearms will not be used in the training. The new procedurs to be effective at a future date are as follows:
1. You will no longer be allowed to handle firearms behind the firing line. No unloading in the parking lot, no checking your action in the parking lot prior to going to the check in table.
2. The check in table is going to become a safety/briefing table.
3. Upon arrival at the range you will leave your firearm secured in your vehicle.
4. Contact the RSO, sign in, pay any fees required and receive a safety brief from the RSO related to range procedures and firearm training.
5. If you have extra gear, chronograph, spotting scope, sandbags or rests, etc. these items will be taken to your firing table separate from your firearms. If you can't hold in 2 hands, it is too much.
6. Anything going to the firing table only happens during a firing session. Nothing goes to the table during a ceasefire. You could however take your target and frame out during the ceasefire depending on how your arrival time coincides with the range status.
7. You will retrieve your cased or holstered firearm and be directed to an appropriate shooting position when shooting is active on that range, not during a cease fire. Once there, you will clear the action, receive a chamber flag to insert and leave the firearm there with chamber flag in place.
8. Loaner cases will be provided if you don't have one. They will get dusty and dirty quickly, so if you care for your guns, it would be in your interest to obtain your own.
9. Holsters, scabbards, original plastic cases that came with the firearm, soft cases, pelican cases are all acceptable. The import part is that the trigger and action are covered and not accessible.
10. What is not acceptable is a case with multiple firearms where the muzzles don't point in the same direction. A case that does not securely close. A pistol in your pocket without a holster.
11. Holsters can be on your belt or held in your hand, but must have a retention mechanism or the whole thing will go in a case.
This training is for us and you. Your observations and comments will help us make a successful transition anticipated for 1st of May. We need the walk through to see what changes and additions we will need to make to the range before implementing the new policy. New signs, a place to put the cases, what do we do about this or that. We want to have the new process ready to go as much as possible before implementing it. We want input from all users, it doesn't mean we will do everything your way, but we will listen and consider your comments and observations
RIFLE & PISTOL RANGE POLICY