Range Gate Operation – Safety Loops

This is a heads-up regarding the potential for interrupted gate operation due to obstruction of a safety system.

Our electronic range gate has 2 photoelectric safety devices to prevent personal injury during operation. Each of these devices includes a photoelectric emitter and a reflector. Refer to the below picture for the location of the emitters & reflectors. The intended purpose of these devices is to stop the gate operation if a person enters either of the protected areas.

However, should any of the emitter faces or the reflectors be even partially obstructed with snow, ice, or mud, the gate will not open/close.

If you feel you have properly entered your gate code and you hear beeping sounds (confirming power is on) but the gate will not open, it is possible that one or more of the emitters or reflectors has become obstructed.

To correct the situation, simply (gently) remove any snow/ice/mud from the affected emitter faces or reflectors. Please be careful not to damage or affect the alignment of the devices.

2018 Renewal & New Membership Applications are available

While we would prefer that you attend the Annual Membership Meeting on January 20th, you needn’t wait to submit your renewal or new membership applications via mail. Just select the MEMBERHIP tab on the left side of this page and follow the instructions to print and submit the appropriate forms.

Please make sure to initial & sign in all required areas, and include the appropriate fee, as incomplete applications will not be accepted.


Join us at our club’s annual member meeting
** Catch up on all the club’s 2017 activities
** Learn of the 2018 planned activities
** Submit your 2018 renewal or new membership applications (can also submit via mail)                         [Go to the Membership page of our Web site for renewal & new membership instructions and application forms]
** Vote for the SSSC Directors for the 2018 term
** Ask questions and provide input to your Board of Directors and other members
DATE:                Saturday, January 20, 2018
TIME:                1:00pm – 3:00pm
LOCATION:      Westcliffe Bowling Alley meeting room
WHO CAN ATTEND:    Current members, new members, guests

Bi-weekly Range Closures – Sheriff Dept Training

The range is closed the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month ALL DAY [from 7:00am to midnight] for Custer County Sheriff Department training.