GENERAL:

 

     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.

AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL:

 

      Starting September 1, 2006, only club members possessing a current membership card will be

      permitted to use the ranges (because of liability issues) unless approved by the club officers on a

      case by case basis.

FACILITIES FOR USE:

 

      Range availability will be Monday-Saturday (dawn to dusk); Sunday 1:00 P.M. - dusk.  Night fire

      must be approved by the Range Safety Officer (RSO) weather and season permitting.

 

     LONG GUN RANGE is limited to rifles .50 cal. BMG and lighter, handguns, shotguns and bows. 

     No tracers or armor-piercing ammunition are permitted.

 

     SHOTGUN RANGE is limited to shotguns ONLY.  No single projectile ammunition will be used on

     the shotgun range.

 

     ARCHERY RANGE is limited to bows and arrows ONLY.  No firearm practice on the archery range. 

     Do not shoot firearms or broadheads into hay bales.

 

     INDOOR RANGE shall be limited to non-magnum, handgun ammunition NO heavier than .45 ACP

     and rimfire rifle only.  An RSO MUST be present for the use of this range.   THE INDOOR RANGE

     IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE FOR IMPROVEMENTS.

RANGE LIMITATIONS AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS - LIVE FIRE SHOOTERS WILL:

 

     1.  NO HANDLING FIREARMS WHILE PEOPLE ARE DOWN RANGE.

     2.  NO random or practice shooting ANYWHERE other than approved ranges.

     3.  Fire at authorized targets in the authorized direction.  Metal silhouette targets are to be used for

          silhouette matches only and not for recreational shooting.  No stationary metal targets or glass

          shall be used as targets.
     4.  Call "cease-fire" and make "safe" all firearms when a shooter moves forward of the firing line or

          during any unsafe condition.
     5.  Use appropriate eye and ear protection.
     6.  Notify range safety personnel or any officer of any unsafe condition or violation.
     7.  Police all empty casings, paper and other debris that accumulates on the range.  Dispose of

          them in the containers provided.  Remove your own trash from the range.  The burn barrel is for

          paper only.

 

AUTHORIZED & PROHIBITED FIREARMS AND MATERIALS:

 

     1.  NO EXPLOSIVES OF ANY KIND!  (Unless otherwise approved).

     2.  Fully automatic firearms are not authorized unless the owner contacts the Board of Directors

          for approval prior to the live fire event.  The member must provide the proper federal licenses,

          insurance, and all required paperwork 1 week prior to any automatic firearm shooting.
     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 related expenses.

     4.  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 the local laws.

     5.  All members will clean up after themselves and conduct themselves in a manner to reflect the

          morals of the club and its members.

 

MEDICAL SUPPORT:  In the event of a medical emergency , call 911 and notify the C.R.S.O.

                                  (Chief Range Safety Officer) immediately.

 

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:


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 of Directors.

Range Rules were updated & approved by the Officers/Directors of the club on September 29, 2014.