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Steel targets are NOT to be shot with rifle rounds under 100 yards. The only exceptions are for .22 rimfire rounds or a rifle round that is flying slower than 2700 fps (feet per second) and the target is at 50 yards or more. For example, it is ok to use a .223 soft point round at 50 yards or more. No caliber over .308 or with speeds over 2700 fps should be used on any steel targets. Most ammo boxes will have a velocity chart printed on them with velocities at different distances. The use of any solid core, armor piercing or green tip ammo on steel targets is prohibited. To check if it has a solid core, put it next to a magnet and if it sticks, don’t use it on steel targets. If you are in doubt about using a certain round, please contact us before using it on the steel targets. We would like our targets to last as long as possible as they are expensive. Remember, you are responsible for any damage that You or your Guest cause.
1. Treat all firearms as if they are loaded.
2. NEVER place your finger on the trigger until ready to fire.
3. NEVER point a weapon at anything you do not intend to shoot or destroy.
4. Be sure of your target, backstop and beyond.
5. Anyone may call a Cease fire at anytime they perceive an unsafe environment.
6. All Federal, State and local laws must be obeyed.
7. No alcoholic beverages may be consumed on premise while shooting events are in progress unless access for those individuals to the ranges has been restricted and they have no weapons in their possession.
8. Eye and ear protection must be worn at all times while on or near the firing lines.
9. The ranges will be ran COLD for all competitions and large group events unless otherwise stated.
10. Never load, unload, swap holsters or manipulate weapons in any way except for on a cleared firing line or other designated area.
11. Weapons will be carried in a muzzle down position or cased while transiting locations on the property. In the case of crack-barrel weapons, barrel must be open while moving about.
12. All weapons left unattended or placed on a bench, table, or gun rack must be rendered Safe unless staged for an event in a designated area.
13. Steel targets are NOT to be engaged closer than 10 yards unless utilizing frangible ammunition in which case no closer than 3 yards.
14. NO rifle or Magnum rounds are to be used on steel targets unless specifically designated as rifle targets.
15. It is the responsibility of the RO, RSO or the person acting as the RSO to call the line hot or safe. MEMBERS will be designated as the acting RSO when there are no official RSO’s present.
16. In case of a medical emergency, all weapons will be rendered Safe and or holstered until the situation has been resolved.
17. Shooters/ students who have a malfunction that they can’t clear or a question while the line is Hot must raise their non shooting hand until addressed by the RSO.
18. In case of a squib round, or possibility there of, raise your non shooting hand and inform the RSO. Do Not attempt to fire another round until the weapon and barrel have been inspected.
19. If drawing and firing from a holster, only utilize firing lanes that have no table or benches in front of the shooting position. It is the shooters responsibility to also make sure they are on line with other shooters. This means not getting forward of anyone's muzzle and staying lined up with all shooters.
20. If using a cross-draw or shoulder holster, shooter MUST position themselves on the line in a way so that their firearm muzzle never flags anyone else. If unable to comply (horizontal, rear facing rigs), then a different holster must be used.
21. If shooting from a kneeling or prone position, shooters must make sure they stay on line with other shooters throughout their movements.
22. No fast drawing of single action revolvers. This means using the cocking motion of the hammer to aid in drawing.
23. GRSS staff must be notified in advance if you plan on using any exploding targets or fully automatic firearms.
24. Be respectful of fellow members and their guest. Allow time for others to mark or change out targets as needed.
25. Keep the ranges clean and clutter free by using provided trash cans.
26. Memberships may be revoked for safety and rule violations committed by the member themselves or a guest of the member. This includes all local, state and federal laws in addition to all Range rules.
27. Members, guest and students are liable for any destruction of property that is not associated with the daily use of facilities.
28. Anyone who commits a safety violation or fails to follow the range rules may be removed from the property and agrees to forfeit any dues or fees paid for use of facilities.
29. The speed limit is 10 1/2 mph while on property.
30. Be safe and have fun!
SAFE Weapon - A weapon that has an empty chamber, ammo source (magazine) removed, slide or action locked back to the rear, or a safety chamber flag inserted. In the case of crack-barrel firearms, barrels must be in the open position while moving about the property. In the case of revolvers, the cylinder must be empty, hammer de-cocked, cylinder open, and or holstered.
SAFE Direction - a direction towards a designated area (Dirt berm) or device capable of safely stopping projectiles from passing through.
To FLAG someone or yourself - this occurs when the muzzle of any weapon crosses paths with any body part.
Range Officer (RO) / Range Master - Official that is in charge of the overall running of all ranges and safety of all present. Has final say over any safety or scoring issues that occur. Has the ability to remove anyone committing an unsafe act from the range and property.
Range Safety Officer (RSO) - Official that is in charge of supervising range activities as prescribed by the RO.
COLD Range - All weapons are rendered safe while not actively shooting. This means No weapon is loaded until instructed to do so by a RO, or a RSO.
HOT Range - Handguns have a round chambered, manual safeties engaged if so equipped, and holstered while not actively shooting. Long guns have a round chambered, safeties engaged. Weapons may only be left unattended in Hot condition when done so in a designated area, for example in a weapon box or barrel, manual safeties engaged and pointed in a safe direction.
The Line is Hot/// The line/Downrange Area is Safe - Hot; this is called out in a load voice when the downrange area has been cleared to fire and it is safe to load, make ready and fire upon command. Safe; this is called out in a load voice when the downrange area is Not cleared to fire, and weapons are rendered safe and or holstered.
Cease Fire - STOP shooting immediately, point your weapon in a safe direction and wait for further commands.
Squib round - a firearms malfunction in which a fired projectile does not have enough force behind it to exit the barrel.
For all competitions / matches the ranges will be ran as COLD Ranges unless expressly told otherwise.
If you are more than 45 days past due on your annual or monthly dues, your membership privileges will be cancelled. To be reinstated as a member you must pay the current sign up fee in full along with any other payments and late fees accrued.
This is not a comprehensive list of all rules and by no means negates any other GRSS rule listed elsewhere.