RANGE RULES

VANDERGRIFT SPORTSMEN’S ASSOCIATION INC.

PISTOL AND RIFLE RANGE RULES:

OCTOBER 13TH 2022

1. ALWAYS BE AWARE: RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY SURROUNDS ALL CLUB PROPERTY.  NEVER FIRE OVER HILLS.

a. Shooting hours will be limited to 10:00 AM until sunset Monday through Saturday. Sunday hours are 12 noon until sunset.

b. The use of handguns on the rifle range shall be limited to benchrest shooting only. Routine practice firing should be confined to the pistol range.

c. Junior members under 16 years of age MUST be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or an active club member.      

d. Use of armor piercing or similar type ammo is PROHIBITED.

e. Use of ear plugs muffs and eye protection is required.

f. There shall be NO firing with persons standing in any unsafe areas. Treat all firearms as if they were loaded.

g. Each member shall be responsible for insuring their own as well as any guest’s safety. ONE GUEST PER MEMBER.

H. ONLY PAPER, COMMERCIAL OR HOMEMADE TARGETS can be used inside the carrier frames. No other items may be used as targets.

i, Under no circumstances may a temporary target be placed between the firing line and backstop.

j. Deliberate firing at the carrier frames of targets placed on or outside the target area is PROHIBITED.

k. Firing at any animal on range property is PROHIBITED.

l. All loaded firearms must be kept muzzle pointed down range toward targets at all times. Keep your action open or broken at all times except when shooting.

m. Absolutely NO FULLY AUTOMATIC WEAPONS ALLOWED ON THE RANGES. You must have at least 5 seconds between shots on the range and only five (5) shells in the chamber.

n. Absolutely NO firing of center fire rifles on the pistol range.

o. DO NOT load or fire your weapon until you are standing or sitting at the shooting station.

p. NO 50 caliber BMG ammunition allowed.

q. All semi-automatic rifles (AK or AR type) must use brass catchers on the rifle range.

r. Exploding targets are not allowed on all ranges or club property.

s. Only reduced loads (no bottleneck cartridges) allowed on the pistol range.

t.  NO (AK or AR) TYPE WEAPONS ARE TO BE FIRED ON THE COMBAT RANGE.

 REFER TO (D) and (M) ALSO.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND DRUGS ARE PROHIBITED ON THE CLUB PROPERTY. ANYONE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ANY INTOXICATING SUBSTANCE IS FORBIDDEN USE OF CLUB FACILITIES. ANY VIOLATION OF THE RULES IS GROUNDS FOR EXPULSION FROM THE CLUB MEMBERSHIP.

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