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.

2018 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

1)  2018 SSSC Annual Membership Meeting – Saturday, January 20, 2018 1:00pm-3:00pm

2)  2018 Range & Safety Orientation Class Schedule:

Saturday, February 3rd 

Saturday, March 3rd

Saturday, April 7th

3)  Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday  ALL DAY –> Range Closed for Custer Sheriff Dept Training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M1 Shoot – June 2011

Prone Stages

Prone Stages

Can you see the 200 yard targets ?

Can you see the 200 yard targets ?

 

 

 

Top 3 Shooters

Top 3 Shooters

Father-to-Son

Father passes on to son shooting's Safety, Fun, Proficiency
Father passes on to son shooting’s
Safety, Fun, Proficiency

Mike Allen Training Session

Proud students

Proud instructor & students

 

 

General Q & A

1. How can I communicate with the SSSC Board members ?

Before contacting a club officer with a question, please review these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) in the below sections.

Questions may be asked, or inputs may be made in the following ways:

  • Visit the Contact Us page on the SSSC Web site…www.sangreshooting.com/contact-us/ 
  • Send us an e-mail…sssc8@live.com
  • Attend the annual SSSC general membership meeting in January.

2. Is the SSSC registered with the Civilian Marksmanship Program ?
Yes. We are listed as an affiliated club on the CMP web site
SSSC members are able to purchase surplus rifles, ammunition, accessories, etc. via the CMP program. Our CMP # is 051079

3. Can I host a special event at the SSSC range ?
Yes. Special events—training classes, shooting programs—can be accommodated. The Club’s board of directors must review and approve all requests in advance.
Refer to the Forms section of the web site for an Event Request & Authorization  form to complete and submit to the SSSC board.

4. What is the policy regarding use of the new electrical power at SSSC range ?
Installation of electrical power to the range was completed in October, 2016. In addition to power receptacles along the shooting line, lights were installed along the shooting line, and heaters installed in the clubhouse. The range light switches and the clubhouse are locked, but are available for approved events. The unlocked power receptacles along the shooting line are active and available for member use.

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Membership Q & A

1. What are the requirements for a NEW SSSC individual membership ?
The following are the steps for a NEW individual member application:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be an on-going NRA member. Can be a life member. If you renew your NRA membership annually, you must ensure that the NRA membership remains active/renewed throughout the entire SSSC membership period)
  • Successfully complete an SSSC Range Safety Orientation Class…refer to the Club’s Web site (www.SangreShooting.com/safety-orientation/)
  • Complete & submit the NEW Membership Application form that is available from the Club’s web site (www.SangreShooting.com/forms/)
  • Complete & submit the NRA Pledge, Release Agreement & Waiver of Liability form that is available from the Club’s web site (www.SangreShooting.com/forms/)
  • Submit payment of the $30 annual membership fee (check payable to Sangre Shooting Sports Club)

2. What are the requirements for a RENEWAL of a current SSSC individual membership ?
The following are the steps for a RENEWAL of current individual member application [including NRA & SSSC life members]:

  • Must be an on-going NRA member. Can be a life member. If you renew your NRA membership annually, you must ensure that the NRA membership remains active/renewed throughout the entire SSSC membership period)
  • Complete & submit the Renewal Membership Application form that is available from the Club’s web site (www.SangreShooting.com/forms/)
  • Submit payment of the $30 annual membership fee prior to February 28th. After that date, the fee is $40.00. (check payable to Sangre Shooting Sports Club)

3. What are the requirements for an SSSC individual membership for a PREVIOUS MEMBER that allowed their membership to expire ?
For previous members who are not currently active and wish to rejoin [including NRA & SSSC life members] the application process is as follows:

  • Previous members who have allowed their membership to lapse and wish to rejoin–but have never attended a Safety Orientation class–must follow the NEW MEMBER application procedure, including attending a Safety Orientation class.
  • Previous members who have allowed their membership to lapse and wish to rejoin–and are confirmed to have previously attended a Safety Orientation class–must follow the NEW MEMBER application procedure, but are not required to attend another Safety Orientation class.

4. If I am a life member of the NRA or a life member of the SSSC, previously filled out the SSSC membership paperwork, and my personal information has not changed, why do I have to complete more paperwork each year to continue my membership ?

All new applicants, renewing applicants, previous members who are reapplying after an interruption in membership, NRA life members, and SSSC life members are required to follow the procedures for on-going SSSC membership. The annual membership procedures can be found on the club’s Web site (www.SangreShooting.com/membership/).

These parameters are in place to protect our privileged status with and allegiance to the NRA, to frequently remind participants of the more important safety rules, and to keep our membership informed of changes and updates. Member safety, our insurance policy and legal responsibilities that relate to keeping our range, and staying up on policy changes, are some of the justifications for the implemented procedures. But, most importantly and simply, these are the club’s policies and procedures for membership. To a few of our associates the procedures might seem cumbersome. To the vast majority they are understood, accepted and followed.

The SSSC policies & procedures and range rules are frequently reviewed, updated as necessary and  implemented by the elected board of directors, as well as communicated to the membership at annual meetings. They are also published on the club’s Web site (www.SangreShooting.com), and the range rules are posted at the range.

5. Is the annual fee amount prorated if I join during the year ?
No.

6. What types of memberships are available ?
Only individual memberships are offered at this time.
An individual membership affords the member all Club benefits, including: unsupervised access to the SSSC range facility and use of all range resources; participation in SSSC sponsored events; access to the Civilian marksmanship Program (CMP); and hosting of guests at the range, including up to two actively shooting guests.

7. Is there a special fee for family or other special memberships ?
Only individual memberships are offered at this time.

8. As a new member applicant, how do I arrange for a range safety orientation class ?
Following the January annual membership meeting, multiple safety orientations will be scheduled in February and March to accommodate new member applications…refer to the Club’s Web site (www.SangreShooting.com/safety-orientation/)
Throughout the remainder of the year, the Range Safety Officer will schedule additional safety orientations as needed to accommodate new applicants. A schedule of orientation classes will be published on the Club’s web site…watch for announcements on the Club’s Home page (www.SangreShooting.com)

9. After I’ve satisfied all of the new membership requirements, how soon will I be able to access the range ?
Typically within 10-days of completion of all membership requirements, an individual range electronic gate code will be communicated to you via e-mail.

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