Range Rules

Reading Rifle & Revolver Club, Inc.

INDOOR and OUTDOOR RANGE RULES

INDOOR RANGE RULES

The purpose of these regulations is to ensure maximum safety conditions for all shooters. All guns when not in use must be cased or have the action open and be unloaded (except law enforcement officers on duty.)

SAFETY IS FIRST, LAST, and ALWAYS the NUMBER ONE RULE!

  1. The LOG BOOK will be signed by the shooter (and guest) stating name(s), membership badge number, day and date, time of arrival, type of gun used, and time of departure.
  1. TARGETS: An effort will be made to keep a supply of targets on hand available to club members at the cost of .05 cents per paper target.

Shooting at target carriers, numbers, lights, bottles, cans, etc. is prohibited and is cause for immediate expulsion from membership. Minimum target distance is 21 feet. Member must be sure to hang their targets so that all rounds impact in the backstop.

  1. All uncased guns must have actions open except when on the firing line ready to fire. No loading until ready to fire. While on the firing line, all guns must be pointed down range. Shooting from firing line down range only. No firing across lanes.
  1. No handling of guns if anyone is down range. Before going down range from the firing line, the shooter must ask, “Is the line clear?’ He must receive and affirmative reply from everyone on the line and see all other persons standing at least three feet behind the firing line before going forward. While anyone is down range, all other people must remain at least three feet behind the firing line and no guns may be handled in any way.
  1. Plinking, quick draw practice, and hip shooting is forbidden.
  1. Safety glasses and ear protection are required.
  1. Upon completion of firing, each shooter must police their shooting area for brass and trash. It’s your range… keep it clean.
  1. Rifles and Pistols may be loaded with a maximum of 10 rounds. All shooting must be done in a controlled manner. This means ALL of your shots are hitting your target and impacting safely.
  1. AMMUNITION: Rifles – .22 long rifle only. No rifles firing .22WMR or .17WMR. NO pistol caliber carbines. Muzzle velocity must be below 1600fps.
  1. Pistols- No magnums, lead loads preferred.
  1. JUNIORS: Junior shooters must have an adult member present and supervising or be in a junior program.
  1. GUESTS: Members may have one guest per month. Guests must shoot with the sponsoring member – they may not shoot alone. Guests must sign the LOG BOOK. Guest shooting may be restricted if the range capacity is insufficient for shooting members.
  1. RIFLE and PISTOL: Keep finger off trigger until sights are lined up on the target. Pistol and revolver shooters bring the gun to the target from the bench up, NOT from the ceiling down. It saves both the ceiling and your membership. Inexperienced shooters use the center of the range, not the firing points next to the walls.
  1. All shots must impact in the backstop area. Shooters who deliberately damage club property will forfeit their membership.

Anyone observing violations of range and safety rules should report the incident, the name of the offender, badge number, and/or car license plate number to a member of the Executive Committee.

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Reading Rifle & Revolver Club, Inc.

 

RULES FOR COVERED FIRING POINTS

  • No Shooting before 9:00 A.M. Sunday, 8:00 A.M. Monday – Saturday
  • No Shooting Forward of Concrete Platforms/Firing Line
  • Paper Targets Only or club provided steel only (except rimfire on ranges 2 and 3)
  • Eye and Ear protection is required for shooters and spectators
  • Shooters Firing a “String” may Complete it Before the Line is Stopped to go Down Range.
  • When clearing the Firing Line all shooters must agree the line is “Safe,” allowing Shooters to go Forward, ALL shooters must clear their firearms and stand behind the Safety Line. Red Warning Lights are to be turned ON while any personnel are downrange, and all remaining personnel MUST stay behind the WHITE safety line.
  • When Not Being Fired, Guns Must have Bolts Open, Cylinders Open, Slides Back, Magazines Removed
  • All Uncased Weapons must have Muzzles Pointed Down Range at ALL Times
  • “Firing Line” includes ALL Firing Points, both Pistol and Rifle
  • Membership Badges must be Prominently Displayed at all times.
  • Fully Automatic firearms may only be used by members that have been authorized by the Executive Board. A list of Authorized Members is maintained.
  • Members are expected to clean up their brass and trash and return their target frames to their storage areas when finished.
  • There are NO EXCEPTIONS to these rules without written permission from an Executive Board Member

Rules for Range 1

  1. All shooting is to be done from the firing line. Members may not fire from anywhere forward of the firing line. (except for club authorized classes or events)
  1. Targets may be placed anywhere directly in front of the firing point being used. All rounds fired must land in the impact area. Great care must be used when placing targets so that posts, walls, or other range structures are not hit.
  1. All pistol calibers are allowed and all rifle calibers .38 and bellow or under 1800 fps muzzle velocity are allowed. All blackpowder calibers and firearms are allowed.
  1. Shotguns may be used on this range. However, users must bring their own target frame of proper height.
  1. Rifle, Pistol, and Shotgun magazines may be loaded to legal capacity.
  1. All firing is to be done in a controlled manner. This means all of your shots must be hitting your target and landing safely in the impact area.
  1. Absolutely NO drawing and firing from a holster is allowed except during club approved classes or events.
  1. Only paper targets may be used on this range except during club approved classes or events.
  1. Only club provided target frames may be used for rifles and pistols
  1. Anyone found deliberately or negligently damaging club property and facilities may face disciplinary action including membership revocation.

Rules for Range 2

Target Distances Pistol Range:  7yds, 15yds, 25yds

Rifle Range:  50 yds, 100yds

  1. All shooting is to be done from the firing line. Members may not fire from anywhere forward of the firing line. (except for club authorized classes or events)
  1. All pistol cartridges are allowed and all rifle cartridges .38 and below are allowed including magnums. Rifle cartridges larger than .38 with muzzle velocities below 2500fps are allowed. (example: no .50BMG or .338 Lapua allowed)
  1. Shotguns are allowed using SLUGS ONLY. Shotguns may be loaded with a maximum of 5 slugs.
  1. Pistols and Rifles may be loaded with a maximum of 10 rounds. (except during club authorized classes and events)
  1. Targets may only be hung on club provided frames. Frames may only be placed in club provided, permanent holders. Pistol targets closer than 25 yards must use the Pistol side of the range (left side). Care must be used when placing targets to be sure rounds will safely land in the impact area. Do not place targets where rounds may hit the walls.
  1. Centerfire Rifles and Pistols may fire at club provided steel targets ONLY. NO Armor Piercing, Penetrator Core, or Magnum rifle ammunition may be fired at steel targets. Members may not bring or place their own steel targets for use with centerfire rifles or pistols. Club provided steel targets may be re-hung, but they may not be relocated. Abnormal damage to steel targets will result in permanent removal of the targets.
  1. Members may bring their own steel targets for RIMFIRE USE ONLY. Rimfire steel targets may not be placed any closer than 25 yards. Ground or walking targets are prohibited. Eye protection is REQUIRED.
  1. Absolutely NO drawing and firing from a holster is allowed except during club approved classes or events.
  1. Anyone found deliberately or negligently damaging club property and facilities may face disciplinary action including membership revocation.

Rules for Range 3

Target Distances:  25yds, 50yds, 100yds, 150yds

  1. All shooting is to be done from the firing line. Members may not fire from anywhere forward of the firing line. (except for club authorized classes or events)
  1. All pistol cartridges are allowed and all rifle cartridges .38 and below are allowed including magnums. Rifle cartridges larger than .38 with muzzle velocities below 2500fps are allowed. (.50BMG, .338 Lapua or their variants are only allowed with written permission)
  1. Shotguns are allowed using SLUGS ONLY.
  1. Rifles and Pistols may be loaded with a maximum of 5 rounds. Rimfire rifles may be loaded with a maximum of 10 rounds. Shotguns may be loaded with a maximum of 5 slugs.
  1. Targets may only be hung on club provided frames. Frames may only be placed in club provided, permanent holders at 25, 50, 100, or 150 yards. No shooting closer than 25 yards is allowed on Range 3.
  1. Centerfire Rifles and Pistols may fire at club provided steel targets ONLY. NO Armor Piercing, Penetrator Core, or Magnum rifle ammunition may be fired at steel targets. Members may not bring or place their own steel targets for use with centerfire rifles and pistols. Club provided steel targets may be re-hung, but they may not be relocated. Damage to steel targets will result in permanent removal of the targets.
  1. Members may bring their own steel targets for RIMFIRE USE ONLY. Rimfire steel targets may not be placed any closer than 25 yards. Ground or walking targets are prohibited. Eye protection is REQUIRED.
  1. Absolutely NO drawing and firing from a holster is allowed except during club approved classes or events
  1. Anyone found deliberately or negligently damaging club property and facilities may face disciplinary action including membership revocation.

Rev. 1/20