- This is a cold Range. No loaded firearms except at firing line.
- No steel jacket or steel core bullets on range. If you are not sure don't use it or check with magnet.
- Keep barrel pointed down range or in safe direction. Keep action open.
- The rifle range is closed to all rifle shooting during any use of the Shotgun Range and vice verse.
- Eye and ear protection is required for all.
- Bring your own target stands and targets. Please take your garbage with you.
- Clean up your spent cases. Brass can be put in red brass barrel.
- No alcohol is allowed on range during shoot hours.
- Do not use any type of jacketed bullets on Cowboy box action targets.
- If you smoke, do it in a safe place like the parking lot.
- Improvements on this range are financed by grants from Friends of the N.R.A. please keep it clean and safe.
NRA Safety Rules
The fundamental NRA rules for safe gun handling are:
- 1. ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
- This is the primary rule of gun safety. A safe direction means
that the gun is pointed so that even if it were to go off it would
not cause injury or damage. The key to this rule is to control where
the muzzle or front end of the barrel is pointed at all times.
Common sense dictates the safest direction, depending on different circumstances.
- 2. ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
- When holding a gun, rest your finger on the trigger guard or along
the side of the gun. Until you are actually ready to fire, do not touch the trigger.
- 3. ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.
- Whenever you pick up a gun, immediately engage the safety device if possible, and,
if the gun has a magazine, remove it before opening the action and looking into the chamber(s)
which should be clear of ammunition. If you do not know how to open the action or inspect
the chamber(s), leave the gun alone and get help from someone who does.
When using or storing a gun, always follow these NRA rules:
•Know your target and what is beyond.
Be absolutely sure you have identified your target beyond any doubt. Equally important,
be aware of the area beyond your target. This means observing your prospective area of fire
before you shoot. Never fire in a direction in which there are people or any other potential
for mishap. Think first. Shoot second.
•Know how to use the gun safely.
Before handling a gun, learn how it operates. Know its basic parts, how to safely open
and close the action and remove any ammunition from the gun or magazine. Remember, a gun’s
mechanical safety device is never foolproof. Nothing can ever replace safe gun handling.
•Be sure the gun is safe to operate.
Just like other tools, guns need regular maintenance to remain operable. Regular cleaning
and proper storage are a part of the gun’s general upkeep. If there is any question concerning
a gun’s ability to function, a knowledgeable gunsmith should look at it.
•Use only the correct ammunition for your gun.
Only BBs, pellets, cartridges or shells designed for a particular gun can be fired safely
in that gun. Most guns have the ammunition type stamped on the barrel. Ammunition can be identified
by information printed on the box and sometimes stamped on the cartridge. Do not shoot the gun
unless you know you have the proper ammunition.
•Wear eye and ear protection as appropriate.
Guns are loud and the noise can cause hearing damage. They can also emit debris and hot gas
that could cause eye injury. For these reasons, shooting glasses and hearing protectors should be
worn by shooters and spectators.
•Never use alcohol or over-the-counter, prescription or other drugs before or while shooting.
Alcohol, as well as any other substance likely to impair normal mental or physical bodily
functions, must not be used before or while handling or shooting guns.
•Store guns so they are not accessible to unauthorized persons.
Many factors must be considered when deciding where and how to store guns. A person’s
particular situation will be a major part of the consideration. Dozens of gun storage devices,
as well as locking devices that attach directly to the gun, are available. However, mechanical
locking devices, like the mechanical safeties built into guns, can fail and should not be
used as a substitute for safe gun handling and the observance of all gun safety rules.
•Be aware that certain types of guns and many shooting activities require additional
Regular cleaning is important in order for your gun to operate correctly and safely.
Taking proper care of it will also maintain its value and extend its life.
Your gun should be cleaned every time that it is used.
A gun brought out of prolonged storage should also be cleaned before shooting.
Accumulated moisture and dirt, or solidified grease and oil, can prevent the gun from
operating properly. Before cleaning your gun, make absolutely sure that it is unloaded.
The gun’s action should be open during the cleaning process. Also, be sure that no ammunition
is present in the cleaning area.
National Rifle Association (NRA)