The Bigfork Gun Club Range Safety
Officer (RSO) program today consists of about 45 members. All participants were
required to attend a safety training class, conducted at our clubhouse by an NRA
Certified Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO). The Club absorbed the full costs
associated with training, and issuing participants official RSO hats.
RSO's can earn individual memberships by performing 20-hours of RSO duty, or family
memberships for 25-hours duty performed, within a 12-month period (6/1 to 5/31). These
free (earned) memberships will be awarded on your next membership renewal date of
It's noteworthy to mention RSO's can themselves shoot while on-duty, providing of course
they are able to satisfactorily monitor other individuals and their firearm activities.
RSO's are backed by the full authority of the Officers and Board of Directors to
assure all Club rules, range regulations, policies and range safety procedures are being
followed. RSO programs such as this exist in many gun clubs nationwide, so our Board
of Directors has approved organizing and implementing this program which generates
fully trained Range Safety Officers.
Club members who are interested in joining our RSO Team should email Don Bissell at