Safety & Rules

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BASIC FIREARMS SAFETY RULES

(to be followed at all times…on & off the range)

  1. Treat all guns as if they are always loaded
  2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy
  3. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on target and you’re ready to shoot
  4. Be sure of your target and what is behind it

SSSC RANGE SAFETY RULES

WHEN MOVING GUNS TO AND FROM VEHICLES:

  • Cased guns can be moved to/from the firing line shooting tables at any time (not behind the firing line), but guns are not to be uncased/cased while people are downrange
  • Uncased guns must not be moved to/from the shooting tables or long gun racks while people are downrange
  • Uncased guns must be holstered or carried with actions open and muzzles up

 

CEASE FIRES:

  • The pistol and rifle ranges are separate and distinct. Each range may have its own Range Safety Officer. Shooters on one range may shoot on that range, even if there is a cease fire on the other range. All other posted safety rules apply at both ranges.
  • Anyone may call an EMERGENCY CEASE FIRE if an unsafe condition is suspected. All guns must immediately be holstered or tabled until the unsafe condition is resolved.
  • During a GENERAL CEASE FIRE, all guns must be holstered, or unloaded and tabled/racked with actions open
  • No guns shall be TOUCHED IN ANY WAY while anyone is downrange

OTHER:

  • During informal shooting activities with no designated Range Safety Officer, it is the responsibility of every shooter to ensure all the safety rules are followed by all shooters
  • SSSC members are responsible for the safety and conduct of their guests (Members are limited to two active shooting guests at a time)
  • Eye & ear protection is mandatory for everyone (including observers), except during a cease fire
  • Children must be under the constant control of a responsible adult
  • Unless changed by the designated Range Safety Officer, the firing line is parallel to the front of the shooting tables. Shooters may sit at the tables, or stand immediately behind or beside them.
  • 90 Degree Rule: The muzzle of the firearm must never break a 45 degree angle to the left or to the right from a line that is perpendicular to the firing line

The following are STRICTLY PROHIBITED on all range property:

  • Alcohol and marijuana
  • Illegal drugs
  • Tracer or incendiary ammunition
  • Disorderly or reckless conduct
  • Shooting at non-Club approved targets   (refer to web site FAQ’s for club approved targets)