Range Safety Rules
1. ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
2. ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
3. ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to shoot.
4. Both hearing protection and eye protection are required by all persons on the range.
5. The individual shooting ranges are run independently. The 15 yard range is independent from the 25/50 yard range which is independent from the 100 yard range which is independent from the 200 yard range. Read the overhead signs, as range specific information is provided.
6. BEFORE GOING DOWN RANGE, make sure the range is clear, all GUNS are benched and SAFE with a yellow safety flag installed, and the RED STROBE LIGHTS ARE FLASHING (COLD RANGE).
7. When people are down range, all guns are to remain in a gun box, rack, or case; or on a bench with the slide or cylinder or bolt open with a yellow safety flag inserted and all ammunition and magazines removed (SAFE CONDITION). GUNS or ammo and accessories shall NOT be touched for any reason while the red strobe lights are on and the range is cold. All personnel not down range will stand behind the RED LINE until the strobe lights are turned off and the line is returned to the hot condition.
8. When a range is operating in a HOT condition, all firearms unattended on a bench, shall have the slide or cylinder or bolt open with a yellow safety flag inserted and all ammunition and magazines removed (SAFE CONDITION).
9. Only the ammunition for the gun being used is allowed to be on the bench or open on the firing line.
10. Any gun not functioning properly will be removed from the firing line until repairs are made. Guns will be made safe and unloaded before leaving the firing line. If in doubt, call the Range Officer.
11. RAPID FIRE, more than one shot per 2 seconds is not allowed without prior approval of the Range Officer. All shots must be aimed.
12. Working out of a holster is not allowed on the firing line. Working out of a holster is allowed downrange with prior approval of the Range Officer only if conditions permit downrange shooting.
13. No open carry is allowed on the range except for organized matches. Concealed carry is allowed.
14. Children under 18 must be under the direct control of a NON-SHOOTING adult.
15. Paper targets only on the target line. No bottles, cans, etc. Targets are to be posted on club supplied backboards.
16. Organized matches and scheduled practice sessions may have special nonstandard rules and targets that are approved by the Range Safety Committee and the Executive Board (EB). As a result, the above range rules may be superseded only during these approved matches or practice sessions. These matches or practice sessions will have a designated Range Safety Officer on the range in charge of all areas used just as a Range Officer is in rule 20.
17. Safety is everyone’s concern all of the time. If you see something that is unsafe, take action immediately without confrontation or escalation. If you are not comfortable bringing the unsafe actions to the attention of the individual involved, notify the Range Officer.
18. Anyone doing willful damage to Club property or facilities or demonstrating willful disregard of Range Rules will result in their expulsion from the range.
19. NO alcoholic beverages, marijuana, or illegal drugs will be allowed or consumed on the range. No one who appears to be impaired or under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be allowed to shoot or remain on the range.
20. When a Range Officer is present, he or she is in charge. The Range Officer’s direction is final. Any disputes will be brought to the attention of the EB and the Range Operations Committee by the chief Range Officer. Any person failing to abide by the Range Officer’s directions is subject to disciplinary action by the EB.
Yes, there are Range Rules. But entwined with the written rules are expected behaviors that make everyone’s range experience more pleasant, and which are observed by most seasoned range users. Some of the following have been found to be so very important to the safe and smooth running of the Range that they are part of the written Range Rules as well.
- The Range Officer is in charge. The Range Officer and you are responsible for keeping you and all others at the range safe. Do exactly what the Range Officer tells you to do, when you’re told to do it. Do not “interpret” what is meant, challenge, or argue about it. If you have questions: COMPLY FIRST, then ask about the rule or range command. If you still have a problem, bring it to the board of directors for resolution. Don’t argue with the Range Officer.
- When signing in at the range office, present both your current membership card and picture identification to the range officer. If you do not have your membership card with you, your picture identification will allow the range officer to look up your name on the membership list.
- YOU are required to know and follow the Range Rules. The Range Rules are posted on the range. You may also read, download, and print them from the club’s web site.
- Clean up after yourself. If you take out sandbags etc. to use while shooting, put them back when you are finished. Clean up your spent casings when you are done, use the brooms and don’t sweep the brass into the gravel in front of the firing line. Brass cases including rimfire go in the plastic buckets provided by the club, aluminum and steel cases go in the trash. Once you place your brass in the buckets, it becomes the property of the club and it is the clubs’ responsibility for disposal.
- “TRASH” = for garbage, no live rounds ever. Misfires, live rounds that didn’t fire and any live rounds that for whatever reason you do not want to keep or fire go into the red cans provided on the posts along the front of the range cover.
- Most of the regulars here are friendly and willing to lend a helping hand or share knowledge with anyone. Sometimes you just want to shoot and don’t want to hear advice. That’s okay. Just tell them thanks, but no thanks today. (And if someone tells you the preceding, just stop talking to them.) But if another shooter lets you know you’re doing something unsafe or against range rules — for example: turning your pistol sideways for any reason, crossing other people with your muzzle for any reason, or ignoring the cold range lights — stop doing it. You can be thrown out for unsafe behavior. The firearm is always to be treated as if it is loaded.
- If an animal is on the range, yell “cease-fire”, then come get the Range Officer. Sometimes big animals like deer, coyotes and rabbits wander across the range during live fire.
- It is not legal to shoot any animal here, and it is against the Range Rules and range etiquette.
- Only shoot the targets. This is a target range. Don’t shoot at the target frames, the support posts, trees, baffles, animals, or anything but the targets approved by the club.
* * It is understood that occasionally accidents happen, and are considered normal wear and tear on the range. What some folks don’t understand is that it’s usually pretty easy to distinguish the accidental from the intentional. Any intentional damage will result in immediate removal from the range and further action may be taken.
Daily Range Fees
Updated April 20, 2023
Range fee per adult shooter: $15.00
Active Duty Military (must present DoD ID): $10.00
Under 18: Free*
*Minors must have a non-shooting supervising adult present at all times.
Range fee for members: $5.00
Range fee per non-members: $7.00
Active Duty Military (must present DoD ID): $5.00
All fees include Washington State sales tax.
CASH or CHECKS ONLY. Bring correct change if possible.