1. SAFETY FIRST! Every shooter has the personal responsibility to make sure that each bullet fired impacts safely in a backstop or bullet trap. Every Member has a DUTY to report rules violations and unsafe acts as it applies to the Action Pistol Bays and in consideration of the events taking place.
  2. Eye and Ear Protection: All Shooters and spectators in the immediate vicinity of the firing line are required to wear eye and hearing protection at all times. Hearing protection devices may be either the passive or electronic type. Standard medically prescribed hearing aids may also be used.
  3. The Club Supervisor or Match Director in charge of any scheduled CLUB events has complete authority over both shooters and spectators.
  4. CLUB events are run as a cold range. NO LOADED FIREARMS PERMITED EXCEPT ON THE FIRING LINE.
  5. FIREARMS SHALL ONLY BE HANDLED ON THE FIRING LINE UNDER THE DIRECT SUPERVISION OF A SAFETY OFFICER OR IN A DESIGNATED SAFE AREA.
  6. Competitors are required to use safe areas unsupervised for holstering or to un-holstering. No holstering is permitted in the parking lots or other range areas.
  7. There shall be no use of intoxicants of any kind on the range before, during or after a shoot.
  8. CLUB events are open to the public. Membership with the A Girl and A Gun CLUB is not required to participate.
  9. Participants 17 years and younger may fire on the range only when under the direct supervision of their guardian. Participants age 17 years and younger are not allowed on the range premises unless they are under the direct supervision of an adult who shall be responsible for them and keep them behind the firing line and out of danger zones.
  10. Anyone causing damage to Club equipment or range facilities and equipment shall be personally and monetarily liable for such damage.
  11. The CLUB including volunteers, safety officers, administrative staff and the range staff shall not be responsible for personal property or equipment left on the premises.
  12. The use of incendiary devices, armor piercing and/or tracer ammunition is strictly prohibited.
  13. Shotguns are allowed to engage steel targets, frangible static clay targets, and paper targets with slugs or buckshot.
  14. Steel Targets rated AR400 and/or AR500 (armor rated), will be inspected monthly and replaced as required for safety. Steel Targets should not be engaged closer than 7 yards for pistol and 40 yards for rifle.
  15. Participants may choose to pick up their brass but are not required to unless we receive specific instructors to do so.
  16. Participants are requested to help break put away range equipment at the conclusion of the event.
  17. In the event that shooter becomes disqualified, they will be done shooting for the day. They are not required to immediately leave the range, and may stay to observe the remainder of the event. Reasons a shooter may be disqualified: a. Inappropriate use of finger on trigger i. 1 warning given b. Dropping a gun c. Breaking the 180 rule d. Negligent discharge under any circumstance e. Any unsafe/negligent activity the Safety Officer witnesses i. at the SOs discretion, may recommend to the match director that the shooter be disqualified.
  18. Club Supervisor or Match Director will have final decision on all disqualification situations
  19. Minimum legal caliber for IDPA/USPSA is 38 special or 9mm. Children age 17 years and younger are permitted to use .22 caliber handguns. There is no minimum age requirement for this sport as long as the child can safely handle and shoot the gun.
  20. IDPA/USPSA rules do not dictate draw speeds and sight pictures or rate of fire, they do however require control and safe handling of the firearm. Rapid fire is allowed as long as it is controlled.
  21. Shooting and moving is an essential part of our shooting sport. Stages have varied start and shooting positions to enable movement in a safe fashion.
  22. Short Range Shooting: Stages will be set up as deep in the bays as permitted through the course of fire to insure no rounds leave the bay. Lateral shooting is required for many courses of fire, not to exceed the 180 rule. Breaking the 180 rule will not be tolerated and is an automatic match disqualification.

Range Safety Rules

  1. Treat ALL guns as if they are loaded.
  2. Keep fingers off the trigger until ready to shoot.
  3. Keep guns pointed in a safe direction at ALL times. (Do not point your gun at anything  you are not willing to destroy)
  4. Keep all guns UNLOADED until ready to shoot.
  5. ALWAYS show a cleared gun and call out CLEAR when you are finished firing and have your range safety officer confirm you are clear before you head back to the gun table. NO ONE WILL BE PERMITTED TO RETURN TO THE TABLE UNLESS TWO PEOPLE CONFIRM A GUN IS CLEARED.
  6. Know who the range safety officers are for all events. THIS IS A COLD RANGE. NO LOADED GUNS UNLESS YOU ARE ON THE FIRING LINE. EYE AND EAR PROTECTION ARE TO BE WORN AT ALL TIME WHENEVER YOU ARE IN THE LIVE FIRE AREA.

In the Event of Malfunctions

  1. Keep Gun Pointed Down Range
  2. MISFIRES/HANG FIRES: Wait 30 seconds in case you have a hang fire. If nothing happens and you have a dud round, TAP, RACK, and BANG.
  3. FAIL TO OPPERATE: TAP, RACK, and BANG
  4. SQUIB ROUND: If you shoot your gun and a round gets lodged in the barrel, DO NOT FIRE AGAIN. Keep your gun pointed down range and raiser y our hand so a safety officer can assist you with a squib rod or appropriate tool.
  5. ANY OTHER MALFUNCTION: Should your gun malfunction and you don’t know what’s wrong, raise your hand so a safety officer can assist you.

Range Commands

  1. COLD RANGE: No loaded guns, it is OK to have your eye and ear protection off
  2. HOT RANGE: Guns are loaded, eye and ear protection is required
  3. LOAD: put ammo in cylinder for revolvers or put magazine in your gun for semi-autos
  4. MAKE READY: Close your cylinder for revolvers or chamber a round for semi-autos
  5. LOW READY: Your gun is loaded, ready to fire, but pointed down range at a lowered position, FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER, in preparation to transition to a shooting position.
  6. FIRE: Your gun is on target and you shoot when you are ready
  7. CEASE FIRE: Stop shooting and resume a low ready position

**ANYONE CAN CALL A CEASE FIRE IF HE/SHE SEES SOMETHING THAT IS NOT SAFE.

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