Range Facility Rules and Regulations
- BERMS: All bullets must directly hit & stop in the dirt
“backstop” or berm. Bullets must NOT hit the flat ground. This includes
any and all projectiles larger than #7 ½ shot. Always place targets &
fire in such a manner that the bullet or projectile will NOT miss the
backstop. Do NOT fire in such a manner that the bullet might ricochet off
your target, what’s beyond your target or the ground. Do NOT shoot targets
resting on the flat ground. Do NOT shoot at targets NEAR the flat ground.
DO NOT SET OR SHOOT TARGETS ON TOP OF THE BERMS OR BACKSTOPS, NO
EXCEPTIONS. Do not intentionally or unintentionally shoot over the berms. No
targets or objects may be placed on the metal silhouette stands on the
west side of the road. These stands are for match purposes only and are
used only with guidelines under the supervision of the president, range officer
and/or match director. No exceptions! YOU MAY ONLY SHOOT TARGETS SITTING
WITHIN THE BACKSTOP OR BERM IMPACT AREA, Period. Bullets
must travel in such a manner that the projectile will impact only the
backstop or berm 2 ft BELOW THE TOP and/or JUST ABOVE the base of the
- TARGETS: It is
preferred that paper targets be placed in the target stand and used for target shooting. Do not intentionally
shoot the stands. You may however, shoot at paper, cardboard, fruits,
vegetables, clay targets, aluminum cans or plastic bottles smaller than
the one gallon size. You MUST clean up and police your target area prior
to leaving (Refer to section 13). YOU CAN NOT
USE GLASS, JUNK COMPUTERS, TV’s, ROCKS, CONCRETE BLOCKS OR ANY TARGET NOT
APPROVED PRIOR TO USE. Such debris can cause damage, injury and is
unsightly. This facility is not a junk yard. Please respect ours and your
range. Those who bend are break this regulation
will be suspended from the range facility and further action may be
- RANGE EQUIPMENT AND PROPERTY: Range
equipment, such as bench stands, chairs, portable bathrooms, target shacks,
match equipment, electricity or any property that belongs solely to the
club or is deemed club property, can NOT be removed. Club property CAN NOT BE SHOT OR SHOT AT. Nor
can club property be destroyed or altered in anyway will out the approval
of the club President. Destroying, shooting or
shooting at club property will result in legal action;
it is also punishable by fine and imprisonment.
- ALCOHOL: No one
may shoot when impaired by alcohol or medicines to any extent. The use of
illegal drugs or being under the influence of any mind altering substance
while at the range will not be tolerated and shall be grounds for
immediate ejection from the range facility. Further disciplinary action,
up to and including expulsion from the club may be enforced.
- GUEST AND MINORS: You are solely responsible for the conduct and safety
of any guest you bring to the range. YOU MAY NOT HAVE GUEST AT THE RANGE
UNLESS YOU ARE THERE! Members are only allowed up to
5 guests. You must have the ability to ensure the safety of those guest
and others who may be attending the facility. Bring only as many guest as
you feel comfortable, ensuring the safety of all those who are at the
range. Always be attentive to your children. Do not allow them to wander
into harm’s way. Minors or children should only be allowed to handle
firearms or ammunition under the guidance of the parent, guardian or an
instructor approved by such a person. Children and guest are required to
wear hearing and eye protection. You must ensure the safety of your
guests and others.
THE GATE: Simple. Gate must
be locked at all times even while you are attending the range facility.
Gate may be opened for public matches or range repairs under the
supervision of a club officer or director.
- THE LAW: All members shall abide by all Federal, State and Local
laws while using the range facility. No illegal firearms or the use of is
permitted on this property. No hunting is allowed unless approved by the
club officers prior to doing so. If you have any questions about firearm
laws, please inquire with local law enforcement.
- MEMBERSHIP INDENTIFICATION: While
at the range, all members must posses and VISIBLY
WEAR on their outer garment, their membership card. You must
be able to present this card to any other member upon demand. Individuals who do not comply are considered
trespassing. If a member or trespasser does not comply with the
request to identify themselves for any reason, inform the club President
and the local law enforcement agency (if necessary) as soon as possible.
Please record all information about the incident, vehicle license #, etc.
- FIREARM SAFETY:
Observe the basic firearms safety rules. A) All guns are always loaded and
treated as one. B) Never point a gun at anything you would not destroy. C)
Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target. D) Be sure of your target and what’s behind
it. E) Never leave a loaded firearm unattended. F) All firearms not being
used shall be made safe by unloading and leaving the action/bolt open. G)
Never swing a firearm muzzle as if to sweep the firing line. H) Always
keep your muzzle down range.
DOWN RANGE: No one may be down range of the firing
line when any firing is in progress. No one will LOAD,
HANDLE or FIRE a weapon while anyone is down range of the firing line.
- CEASE FIRE: Anyone observing someone downrange or any
safety problem, when firing is occurring, you must immediately call “CEASE
FIRE”. Everyone must stop firing and make their weapons safe when the
command CEASE FIRE is heard. Stop firing and report all safety concerns
- EYE & EAR PROTECTION: Eye and ear protection must be
worn by all shooters and spectators.
- LITTER: Clean up your area. Remove all targets,
patches, live cartridges, soft drinks, bottles, cans or any other trash
brought with you. You can use the trash cans
provided, however, if they are full; take your trash with you.
Brass does not need to be picked up, BUT remove ALL other trash. Be
courteous and considerate of other members. Clean
up your trash before leaving.
- NOTE: Remember, firearms can be dangerous if they are
not handled properly and safety is not practiced at all times. You can not
call back a fired bullet or stop the damage it may cause. If you do not
understand these rules and regulations, please ask one of the club
officers or visit us at the club meeting for a full explanation before
possible violations. The safety of our members is our number one
concern, let it be yours.
MEMBERS VIOLATING THESE REGULATIONS OR
CAUSEING ANY RISK TO THE SAFETY OF OTHERS, THIS PROPERTY OR THE SURROUNDING
PROPERTY, ARE SUBJECT TO SUSPENSION FROM THIS FACILITY, LOSS OF MEMBERSHIP AND
POSSIBLE LEGAL ACTION.
Rifle and Pistol Club
Our range is in danger of
being closed forever! The property owner to the north and west has bullet
holes in his grain elevators and a broken pickup windshield. He also reported
that while he is plowing, gunfire will be coming from our range and he can see
puffs of dirt in the field while he is working. He believes they are bullets.
He has stated that if it did not stop, the range will be shut down. And if
anyone on his property was injured, he would sue the RRRPC club. It is possible that he could shut our range down for good!
There has also been a considerable amount of
range damage and vandalism costing members thousands of dollars. This is why there
will be a vigorous effort to enforce all the rules in the coming year. Read the rules before you shoot. Our goal is to
provide a safe and secure range environment.
Here are some rules that we hope you pay
close attention to:
can NOT set targets on top of any berm. No exceptions.
2. All targets
must be shot within the designed impact areas. Read the rules for a detailed
3. Don’t bring
your junk to the range for target practice.
4. No targets
can be placed on the metal silhouette stands
left of the road unless approved by the Range Officer.
who shoot bullets off the range or shoot at club property will be prosecuted to
fullest extent possible by law. This includes driving on or disfiguring the berms.
must wear your current RRRPC badge while at the range.
7. You must accompany
and supervise your guest.
8. You must
pick up all trash and debris that you brought with you, shot at or just fell
out of your vehicle. Take this trash with you or
deposit it properly inside a trash receptacle. If the trash can is full,
take it home.
9. Help the
club that you are a member of, help each other by not allowing unwanted conduct
to occur on your range.
This is your range! It is a
private range and not public property. The range belongs to ALL of us.
READ THE RULES……….Thank you!
If any of the RRRPC rules or regulations is
broken, you will loose all of your privileges and your membership will be
revoked without a refund. Help us stop the misuse of our property and the
property around us. Help us save our range! Keep our range clean and shoot
and Acknowledgement Sign In Sheet
I will read the rules
completely and ask any questions about any rules or regulations that I do not
understand prior to discharging a firearm at the “Roy Sutton Memorial Range”.
I understand that I am solely responsible for my actions and conduct. I also
understand that I am responsible for the actions and conduct of my guest. I will follow and abide by all of the rules
and regulations adopted by the Red River Rifle
& Pistol Club. I also understand that if I break any of these rules or
regulations, my membership will be terminated and I am a subject of legal
action if deemed by the Red River Rifle & Pistol
Club. My signature below is proof that I understand the obligations for
membership at this club.
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