RANGE RULES


  1. ALWAYS SHOOT ENSURING YOUR BULLETS IMPACT A BACKSTOP NEVER STRIKING THE GROUND        DIRECTLY (AKA - GROUND SKIPS) AND RICOCHETS.

  2. ABSOLUTELY NO FIREARM HANDLING WHILE PEOPLE ARE DOWN RANGE.

  3. UNLOAD ALL FIREARMS BEFORE GOING DOWN RANGE.

  4. KEEP ACTIONS OPEN WHEN NOT FIRING.

  5. UNCASED FIREARMS MUST BE HANDLED W/MUZZLE POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION AT ALL                   TIMES.

  6. CLUB MEMBERS MUST INFORM THEIR INVITED GUESTS OF ALL RANGE RULES.

  7. CLUB MEMBERS ALWAYS HAVE FIRST RIGHTS TO ALL SHOOTING BENCHES, TABLES & FIRING               POINTS OUTSIDE OF SCHEDULED EVENTS.

  8. ANYONE "UNDER THE INFLUENCE" WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO HANDLE ANY FIREARM WHILE ON          CLUB PROPERTY. VIOLATORS WILL BE DISCIPLINED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THIS                  CLUB.

  9. PERSONS UNDER 18 WILL BE CLOSELY WATCHED AND SUPERVISED BY AN ADULT AT ALL TIMES.

10. HEARING AND EYE PROTECTION MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES WHILE ON OR NEAR THE                        OUTDOOR RANGES WHEN SHOOTING IS ON GOING.

11. SHOOTING HOURS ARE 7:00 AM TILL DUSK OR 9:30 PM, WHICH EVER OCCURS FIRST.    (REV. 11/07/16) 

12. SHOOTING BY ARTIFICIAL LIGHTING IS RESERVED FOR SCHEDULED EVENTS ONLY.

13. NO SHOOTING AT GLASS OBJECTS OF ANY KIND AT ANY TIME.

14. WHEN FINISHED SHOOTING PICK-UP YOUR BRASS, TRASH, & FOOD ITEMS, ETC.  REMOVE EITHER​      THE CLUB’S PORTABLE TARGET FRAMES, AND YOUR OWN WHEN FINISHED SHOOTING.  DO NOT          LEAVE ANY TARGETS OR FRAMES OUT ON OUR RANGES. LEAVE YOUR AREA CLEANER THAN              WHEN YOU FIRST ARRIVED.   (REV 5/17/09)

15. SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES ALWAYS TAKE PREFERENCE OVER INDIVIDUAL RANGE USE DESIRES.

16. RANGE KEYS/COMBINATIONS MUST NEVER BE DUPLICATED AND/OR LOANED TO OTHERS.                   (REV 4/19/12)

17. PLACE YOUR TARGETS IN SUCH A MANNER THAT BULLETS NEVER STRIKE AND/OR DAMAGE                TARGET FRAMES ……NEITHER YOURS OR THE CLUBS.

18. ANY SHOOTER WHO HASN'T SIGNED THE CLUB’S RELEASE & WAIVER FORM WILL NOT BE                     ALLOWED TO SHOOT… NO EXCEPTIONS!

19. ALL PETS ARE TO BE EITHER LEASHED OR SECURED IN A VEHICLE AT ALL TIMES.  AGGRESSIVE          BEHAVIOR, OR EXCESSIVE BARKING WILL ONLY RESULT IN THE PET OWNER(S) BEING ASKED TO        REMOVE THEIR PET(S) FROM OUR PROPERTY.

20. RANGE SAFETY OFFICER (RSO) DECISIONS ARE FINAL.

21. ALWAYS LOCK THE GATE BEHIND YOU WHEN YOU ENTER AND WHEN YOU LEAVE THE RANGE.              THE GATE WILL BE LEFT OPEN WHEN AN ORGANIZED EVENT IS BEING CONDUCTED WHERE THE        PUBLIC IS ALLOWED ON THE RANGE. CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR SCHEDULED AND SPECIALS                EVENTS BEFORE GOING TO THE RANGE.  (9/9/13)

22. IF YOU SHOULD SEE SOMEONE DAMAGING OR DEFACING THE PROPERTY OR ABUSING THE                 SAFETY RULES, ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY THE PERSON OR VEHICLE LICENSE NUMBER AND THE              CLUB OFFICERS WILL TAKE THE NECESSARY ACTION.   (9/9/13)

23. WE ASK THAT YOU CARRY YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD AND SHOW IT UPON REQUEST. (9/9/13)

24. INFORMATION FOR ALL CLOSURES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE. THERE WILL ALSO BE          POSTINGS AT THE GATE AND THE LOCK MAY BE CHANGED.  (9/9/13)  

RANGE OPERATION GUIDELINES


  1. GENERAL LIVE FIRING CONDUCTED AT THE BIGFORK GUN CLUB RANGE IS DESIGNED TO                       PROVIDE AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL ACCESS TO A FACILITY WHERE THEY CAN BECOME                         PROFICIENT WITH PRIVATELY OWNED FIREARMS.

  2. RANGE AVAILABILITY IS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND THE CLUB’S                SCHEDULE OF EVENTS.

  3. RANGE LIMITATIONS AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:

           LIVE-FIRE SHOOTERS WILL:

                A. FIRE ONLY AUTHORIZED FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION. NO INCENDIARY OR TRACER                                AMMUNITION ALLOWED.

                B. FIRE AT AUTHORIZED TARGETS ONLY. METAL SILHOUETTE TARGETS ARE TO BE USED                           FOR SILHOUETTE MATCHES ONLY AND NOT FOR RECREATIONAL SHOOTING.

                C. FIRE ONLY AFTER COMPLETING A "WAIVER & RELEASE" AGREEMENT.

                D. ENSURE ALL PROJECTILES IMPACT A BACKSTOP.

                E. NOTIFY THE RSO OR CHIEF RANGE SAFETY OFFICER (CRSO) OF ANY SAFETY                                           INFRACTIONS OR OTHER RANGE ISSUES.

                F. RECEIVE PRIOR APPROVAL ONE TIME FROM EITHER THE CHAIRMAN, VICE CHAIRMAN, OR                      THE CRSO TO FIRE CLASS-III (FULL AUTO) FIREARMS.  (REV 4/1/13)

                G. DO NOT SHOOT SHOTGUNS ON THE 100M RANGE.  SLUGS AND BUCKSHOT ARE OK.                                (REV  7/11/11  &  9/9/13)

  4. AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL. THE FOLLOWING PERSONS ARE ALLOWED TO FIRE:

           A. CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE SHOOTING CLUB.

           B. INVITED GUESTS OF THE ABOVE, PROVIDED AN AUTHORIZED PERSON IS PRESENT AND                       ASSUMES FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CONDUCT OF HIS OR HER GUESTS.

           C. PERSONNEL APPROVED BY THE CLUB OFFICERS, AND CRSO ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.

  5. CHIEF RANGE SAFETY OFFICER (CRSO):

           A. CONDUCT THE RANGE SAFETY OFFICER TRAINING PROGRAM FOR CLUB MEMBERS IN                           ACCORDANCE WITH THE CLUBS NEEDS.

  6. CLUB & DISCIPLINE RSO’s BIGFORK GUN CLUB RSO’S WILL:

           A. WEAR RSO IDENTIFICATION HATS WHILE ON-DUTY.

           B. OBTAIN "WAIVER & RELEASE" AGREEMENT FORMS AND ANY SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR                     THE EVENT.

           C. CONDUCT RANGE SAFETY BRIEFINGS AS NEEDED FOR COMPETITION, NEW MEMBERS, ALL                 SHOOTERS.   (REV 7/11/11)

           D. PERMIT LIVE FIRE IN ACCORDANCE WITH CLUB SAFETY PROCEDURES.

           E. HAVE A WORKING CELL PHONE AT HAND AT ALL TIMES, AND FOLLOW SPECIFIC                                        EMERGENCY PROCEDURES.

           F. MUST COMPLETE A "WAIVER & RELEASE" AGREEMENT FORM ANNUALLY AND SUBMIT TO                       THE CRSO OR BOARD BY JUNE 1ST.

           G. USE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION FOR EVERYONE ON THE FIRING LINE WHEN BUSY.                       SET A TIME LIMIT FOR HOT AND COLD RANGE. I.E. 15 MIN, 30 MIN, ETC.   (REV 7/11/11)

  7. CLUB MEMBERS:   (REV title 9/9/13)

           A. ALL SHOOTERS AND SPECTATORS MUST FILL OUT A "WAIVER & RELEASE" AGREEMENT.  NO                 EXCEPTIONS!

           B. SHOOTERS WILL CONDUCT THEMSELVES IN AN ORDERLY MANNER AT ALL TIMES AND WILL                  BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT OF THEIR INVITED GUEST(S).

          C. ALL SHOOTERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN FIREARMS AMMUNITION &                                        BELONGINGS WHILE ON THE COMPLEX.

          D. FIREARMS THAT ARE OUT OF THE CASE AND NOT BEING FIRED MUST BE BENCHED.                                (ACTIONS OPEN AND FACING UP, CHAMBERS EMPTY, MUZZLES POINTING DOWNRANGE,                        AND SAFETIES ON).   RIFLES IN GUN RACKS MUST HAVE ACTIONS OPEN, AND BOLT                                  INDICATORS INSERTED (IF AVAILABLE).

          E. SHOOTERS, TRAINERS, RSO'S ON THE FIRING LINE. ALL OTHERS STAY BEHIND THE YELLOW                 "SAFETY" LINE.   (REV 7/11/11)

          F. THE SAFETY CHAIN BLOCKING THE ROAD TO THE "BAY" AREA MUST BE IN PLACE DURING                      SHOOTING AT THE 200 YARD TARGET.  THE SAFETY CHAIN BLOCKING THE 200 YARD                                SHOOTING RANGE IS TO BE REATTACHED BLOCKING THE ROAD FROM THE PISTOL RANGE.                  WHEN NOT USING THE 200 YARD RANGE, THIS CHAIN IS TO BE REATTACHED BLOCKING THE                200 YARD RANGE.   (REV 7/11/11)

  8. HOURS OF OPERATION AND SCHEDULING:

          EVENT SCHEDULES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ALL MEMBERS.  ALL OTHER RANGE REQUESTS                  WILL BE REVIEWED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS BASED ON RANGE AVAILABILITY. SHOOTING            HOURS ARE 7:00 AM TILL DUSK OR 9:30 PM, WHICH EVER OCCURS FIRST.     (REV. 11/07/16) 

  9. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND DRUGS:

          SHOOTERS MAY NOT CONSUME ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OR DRUGS BEFORE OR DURING LIVE            FIRING.  THE CRSO, OR RSO WILL DENY RANGE ACCESS TO ANYONE IN VIOLATION.

10. MEDICAL SUPPORT:

          THERE IS NO PHONE AT THE RANGE. IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY, MEMBERS SHOULD DIAL 911            FROM A CELL PHONE. REFER TO DETAILED PROCEDURES POSTED IN THE CLUBHOUSE.                        NOTIFY THE CRSO AND/OR CLUB OFFICERS IMMEDIATELY.   (REV 9/9/13)

SAFETY RULES

 

  1. ALWAYS KEEP FIREARMS POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION.

  2. ALWAYS KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL READY TO SHOOT.

  3. ALWAYS KEEP THE FIREARMS UNLOADED UNTIL READY TO USE.

  4. KNOW YOUR TARGET AND WHAT IS BEYOND.

  5. KNOW HOW TO USE YOUR FIREARM SAFELY.

  6. BE SURE THE FIREARM IS SAFE TO OPERATE.

  7. USE ONLY THE CORRECT AMMUNITION FOR YOUR FIREARMS.

  8. ALWAYS WEAR EYE AND EAR PROTECTION WHEN ON THE RANGE.   (REV 7/11/11)

  9. NEVER USE ALCOHOL OR DRUGS BEFORE OR WHILE SHOOTING. NO ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED ON        OUR PROPERTY … PERIOD!

10. NO SMOKING ON ANY FIRING LINE FOR SAFETY REASONS.

11. STORE FIREARMS SO THEY ARE NOT ACCESSIBLE TO UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS.

12. BE AWARE THAT CERTAIN TYPES OF FIREARMS AND MANY SHOOTING ACTIVITIES REQUIRE                   ADDITIONAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.

13. TO FIRE CLASS III (FULL AUTO) FIREARMS, YOU MUST RECEIVE PRIOR APPROVAL ONE (1) TIME            FROM THE CHAIRMAN, VICE CHAIRMAN, OR THE CRSO.     (REV 4/01/13)

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BY EMAIL  BIGFORK GUN CLUB