Range Rules

LEAD VALLEY RANGE RULES

This range has been designed to ensure the health and safety of those individuals who manage, operate, use or frequent this facility and the community at large. Our primary objective is to provide a fun and safe club in which all members can enjoy all aspects of the shooting sports and maintain a place to train club members and other organizations in the safe and proper use of small arms, for home and personal protection, hunting, competitive shooting, and generally shooting for recreation.

SAFETY

1.   Always Keep the Gun Pointed in a Safe Direction.
2.   Always Keep Your Finger off the Trigger Until You Are Ready to Fire.
3.  Always Keep the Gun Unloaded Until Ready for Use.
4.   Know How the Firearm Operates.
5.  Be Sure the Firearm and Ammunition are Compatible.
6.  Carry Only One Gauge/Caliber of Ammunition when Shooting.
7.  Be Sure of Your Target and what is Beyond.
8.  Hearing Protection is Required on certain Ranges. Eye Protection is Strongly Suggested.
9.  Alcoholic Beverages and Illicit Drugs are Prohibited on the Range Grounds. This includes all forms of Marijuana.

GENERAL RULES FOR THE CLUB

10.   No member will be allowed to use any part of the club until they have gone through orientation.
11.   ​Any member, family of member, or guest of member must not be prohibited by law from owning or being in possession of any firearm to use or be on the facilities.
12.   This range was designed to be used by range members, their family and friends. Therefore, any commercial use  of ​​the range is not allowed without prior consent and agreement from the Principles. Therefore, no member may use ​​this range for instructional use without obtaining an agreement to do so. Commercial use is defined as any activity other than normal individual or family usage.
13.   A member may bring his/her spouse and children under eighteen or as long as they are in school. ( must have
​​school ID and under the age of twenty two )
14.   All children under fourteen must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
15.   Members can bring two guests free of charge, with a maximum of four guests at any one time. This includes all
​​family members. A guest is any person that is not a member of the immediate family. The two extra guests will
​​have a fee of $10.00 per person. It is the member’s responsibility to pay the fee.
16.   If a family has need for spousal access to the range as a member they may apply for a personal card at a fee of ​​$40.00.
17.   A member can use only one berm or shooting station at a time. This includes all family members and guests.
18.   Members are responsible for their guests, both to ensure their compliance with the rules and any breach or damage ​​done by them.
19.   All members will wear their membership ID card on their person at all times in a manner that is visible from a distance.
20.   Practice common courtesy on the range at all times.
21.   Members must notify range staff if they find the gate open or in non-operational state. Except on weekends (from ​​8:30am to 5:00pm), or when gate is opened by range staff.
22.   There is no hunting or harassing wildlife on club property by members.
23.   All lawful orders of range officers will be obeyed immediately.
24.   There can be no destruction or defacement of club property.
25.   Alcoholic beverages and illicit drugs are not permitted on club property. This includes all forms of Marijuana.
26.   No person is permitted to be on either side berms or backstops at anytime.
27.   Vehicles are not permitted to leave the roads or parking lot at anytime.
28.   All animals must be kept on a leash of not more than 8 ft. in length and ensure they are cleaned up after.
29.   All members are expected to clean their shooting areas when finished. This includes all fired cases (even 22 Long ​​rifle)
30.   All uncased firearms are to be unloaded and carried with muzzle pointed up or down; long guns will have action ​​open at all times when not on the firing line.
31.   All exposed holstered pistols will be carried empty. Semi-autos will have magazine removed and hammer down
​​when not on the firing line.
32.   Air guns of all types will be treated the same as any other firearm, and must follow all club rules. (This also applies ​​to toy guns.)
33.   No person will be allowed to use any full-auto firearms without a Certified Range Safety Officer present, and
​​having shown proof of proper license. Each time they come to the range.

PRIVATE BERMS ​
34.   When you occupy a berm you must raise the flag to show that the berm is in use and lower it when finished.
35.   All types of targets may be used on these berms including steel but no glass of any type or any target that explodes. ​​You must clean your area of all debris when finished. This includes all fired cases (even 22 Long rifle)
36.   All targets must be set to the back of the berm so that all bullets (projectiles) will impact the back stop. This means ​​that all targets must be on some form of stand. No target can be set on the ground.
37.   All firearms (rifle, shotguns, and pistols) may be fired on these berms.
38.   All shooting will be forward of firing line marks.

50 YARD RANGE ​
38.   The range flag will be used at all times. NO EXCEPTIONS. When the flag is up, the range is hot and no one is
​​allowed in front of the firing line. To change targets, the flag will be lowered and the range will be closed.
39.   Firearms will not be handled for any reason when the range is CLOSED and when any person is forward of the
​​firing line. All shooters not down range will stand back of the firing position by at least five feet.
40.   All targets will be set only on the 50 yard line or the 25 yard line those on the 25 Yard must be 42” from the ground to bottom of target. Only paper targets will be used except during sanctioned shoots. All targets must be ​​on target stands.

100 YARD RANGE ​
41.   The range flag will be used at all times. NO EXCEPTIONS. When the flag is up, the range is hot and no one is
​​allowed in front of the firing line. To change targets, the flag will be lowered and the range will be closed.
42.   Firearms will not be handled for any reason when the range is CLOSED and when any person is forward of the
​​firing line. All shooters not down range will stand back of the firing position by at least five feet.
43.   All targets will be set only in the back, next to the back stop. Only paper targets will be used except during ​​sanctioned shoots. All targets must be on target stands.

500 YARD RANGE
44.   The range flag will be used at all times. NO EXCEPTIONS. When the flag is up, the range is hot and no one is
​​allowed in front of the firing line. To change targets, the flag will be lowered and the range will be closed.
45.   Firearms will not be handled for any reason when the range is CLOSED and any person is forward of the firing
line. All shooters not down range will stand back of the firing position by at least five feet.
46.   All targets will be set only in the back next to the back stop. Only paper targets will be used except during
​​sanctioned shoots. All targets must be on target stands.

TRAP RANGES
47.   The traps will be run under ATA rules only.
48.   All shooters will only load one shell in their gun at a time unless they are on a trap set to shoot doubles.
49.   All members may use ground mounted throwers only when the range traps are not running. These traps will only
​​be used in the spaces marked for such use.
50.   The maximum load to be used on the trap range is low brass target load of 3 drams, 1 1/8 ounce lead size #7 ½, 8, ​​8 ½ or 9 shot. NO HUNTING OR FIELD LOADS ARE ALLOWED.
51.   When the Patterning Board is set, the same shell size applies to it as above.

FIVE STAND RANGES
52.   Five Stand will run under the rules set by the NSCA only.
53.   All shooters will only load one shell in their gun at a time unless they are set to shoot doubles.
54.   The maximum load to be used on the five stand range is low brass target load of 3 drams, 1 1/8 ounce lead size #7​​½, 8, 8 ½ or 9 shot. NO HUNTING OR FIELD LOADS ARE ALLOWED.

SPORTING CLAYS RANGE
55.   Sporting clays range will be run under the rules set by the NSCA only.
56.   All shooters will only load a maximum of two shells in their gun at a time.
57.   All guns will be empty and actions open when not in the firing position or when being carried between stations.
58.   The maximum load to be used on the sporting clays range is low brass target load of 3 drams, 1 1/8 ounce lead size ​​#7 ½, 8, 8 ½ or 9 shot. NO HUNTING OR FIELD LOADS ARE ALLOWED.

ARCHERY RANGE
59.   The range flag will be used at all times. NO EXCEPTIONS. When the flag is up, the range is hot and no one is
​​allowed in front of the firing line. To change targets, the flag will be lowered and the range will be closed.
60.   Bows will not be handled for any reason when the range is CLOSED and any person is forward of the firing line. ​​ All shooters not down range will stand back of the firing position by at least five feet.
61.   All targets will be set only in the back, on the target stands or next to them at the designed distance.
62.   No person is allowed to go behind the back stops at any time or for any reason.
63.   You can only use practice tipped arrows. No hunting, broad head, or fishing tips allowed on the range at any time.

SPECIAL NOTICE RULES
64.   Any of the above rules can be changed at anytime as necessitated for safety or other club needs.
65.   ANY VIOLATION OF ANY OF THE ABOVE RULES WILL RESULT IN SUSPENSION OR LOSS OF ​​MEMBERSHIP WITHOUT REFUND OF DUES.