RANGE OPERATION GUIDE
Live firing at the Ellwood/Wampum Rod & Gun Club's outdoor rifle range complex is designed to provide
authorized personal access to a facility where they can become proficient with privately owned firearms.
The following persons are allowed to fire:
1. Starting September 1st, 2006, only club members possessing a current membership card will be
permitted to use the club shooting ranges. This includes Junior Associate members as well.
No guests are permitted to use the range. NOTE - this rule has been changed because of
2. Personnel approved by the club officers on a case to case basis.
FACILITIES FOR USE:
Range availability will be Monday through Saturday (dawn to dusk); Sunday 1:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. ONLY
(weather and season permitting).
1. Range is limited to rifles 50 cal. and smaller, pistols and shotguns (limited to slugs or turkey loads).
2. No tracers or armor-piercing ammunition.
RANGE LIMITATIONS AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS - LIVE FIRE SHOOTERS WILL:
1). Fire only in an authorized direction.
2). Fire only authorized firearms and ammunition.
3). Fire at authorized targets, Metal silhouette targets are to be used for silhouette matches only and
not for recreational shooting. No metal shall be used as a target.
4). Call "cease-fire" and make safe all firearms when a shooter moves forward of the firing line or during
any unsafe condition.
5). Cease fire if any wildlife enters the range and continue only when the range is clear.
6). Use appropriate eye and ear protection.
7). Notify range safety personnel or any officer of any unsafe condition or violations.
8). Police all brass, paper, and other debris that accumulates on the range. Dispose of them
in the containers provided.
AUTHORIZED & PROHIBITED FIREARMS AND MATERIALS:
1). No explosives of any kind!
2). Fully automatic firearms are authorized; however, the owner must contact the Board of Directors
for approval prior to the live fire event. The board can deny automatic fire shooting for any reason.
The member must provide the proper federal licenses, insurance, and all required paperwork 1 week
prior to any automatic firearm shoot.
3). Non-club sponsored shoots must be approved by the board. A trained and certified N.R.A. Range
Safety Officer must be present and has full control to stop or cancel an event for any unsafe condition.
The shoot sponsor is responsible for any fees or expenses related.
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND DRUGS:
Shooters may not consume alcoholic beverages or drugs (including prescription and over the counter medications) on range property or before live fire. Anyone found to be using drugs or alcohol on club property will lose membership and will be prosecuted under local laws.
MEDICAL SUPPORT: In the event of a medical emergency , call 911 and notify the C.R.S.O. (Chief
Range Safety Officer) immediately.
CHIEF RANGE SAFETY OFFICER:
1). Oversee range maintenance and conduct repairs as needed (as described under the by- laws.)
2). Conduct training and certify range officers, train as certified any firearms or safety courses.
3). Inspect range before and after any special events.
4). Enforce all rules described in this section and by-laws.
RANGE SAFETY OFFICERS:
1). Assist C.R.S.O. in all duties with range.
2). When at the club, insure all rules are being followed.
3). Perform any additional duties assigned by C.R.S.O. or Board of Directors (must comply with
by-laws and be a safe and moral duty). All C.R.S.O. have the right to refuse any job given
them if they felt it to be unfair or out of their duties, it will then be reviewed by the Board
All members will clean up after themselves and conduct themselves in a manner to reflect the
morals of the club and members.