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
Thank you.
Denny Morris
Rifle/Pistol Director


RIFLE & PISTOL RANGE POLICY
Our Range Safety Officers are provided to maintain a safe, clean and professional shooting facility.  Members and non-members who use or are planning on using the Rifle & Pistol range are encouraged to review our Rifle and Pistol Range Policy and General Gun Safety and General Range Rules.  If you have any questions or concerns with any of the content, please contact anyone on the Executive Board for assistance. 

Rifle and Pistol is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. til 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. til 5:00 p.m.

Discipline Director
Denny Morris
denny@bendbroadband.com

Rifle & Pistol Range Policy
Gun Safety & Range Rules


RANGE SAFETY OFFICER SCHEDULES

April 2019 RSO Schedule PDF Format
May 2019 RSO Schedule PDF Format

 



 

 BASIC RANGE SAFETY OFFICER COURSE
SATURDAY 4/20/2019
8:00 a.m. til 7:00 p.m.

Filling the ranks of Range Safety Officers has been an ongoing project at Redmond Rod and Gun Club.  This is a volunteer position which is required for the club to keep the Rifle Pistol venue open.

There are few personal advantages, you save a little money as you receive premier membership for the cost of an annual.  And you receive a key so that you can shoot even when the club is closed.  You have a range open within a few miles of town, and it is safe, clean and a public asset.  When you realize the public benefits of the Redmond Rod and Gun Club, and how that extends to the entire shooting community, and how you being involved as an RSO enables that to continue, you then realize the biggest advantage to you and our entire community.

People are trained there from young to old,  we have Hunter Education, Boy Scouts, 4-H, High School Shooting Teams, and safe weapon handling classes for concealed carry permit applicants.  Ongoing marksmanship training, specialized training for handguns, rifles, shotguns and home defense.  Law enforcement and armed security officer training.    Your training, your experiences, your safe handling skills are a valuable commodity and they influence the shooters who come to the club.

The minimum expectation of an RSO time wise is two shifts per month.  Many of us contribute more through work parties.  Some work only summers, some work 4 shifts then take a month off.  It is a volunteer position, not a lifetime commitment.  People's lives change, interests change, health changes and these all interact with our RSO members.  We have had losses to our RSO numbers lately due to all of the above.

If you are a safety conscious experienced firearms enthusiast, come out and give us a try.  See how you can contribute. 

Thank you for your efforts to keep shooting, as a safe activity. Please call with any questions or concerns: 541-604-0144. Please mail $40 deposit to reserve your spot: Maureen N Rogers. 63930 N Hwy 97 Unit 49. Bend, OR 97701-8867.

Denny Morris
Rifle Pistol Director


NOTICE FROM RIFLE & PISTOL!

We have the wood, now we need a carpenter.
Several RSO's stripped 1 1/2 decks of cedar for RP projects.  We even saved the screws.
We are visualizing some waist high decks from people to put their gun cases and other equipment on so it's not cluttering up the firing line.  Lips surrounding so the wind doesn't blow things off.  Gaps so dirt and water pass through.

These would go behind rifle and pistol covers.  The pistol side would be smaller than rifle due to case sizes.  Rifle might need 2.
Low enough to not block the RSO's view, high enough to keep everything out of the dirt and reduce bending over.

Do we have any volunteers willing to take this project on?
Thank you.
Denny Morris
Rifle & Pistol
denny@bendbroadband.com