Range Safety Rules

REVISED January 14, 2019.    - JOHN POPKE PRESIDENT


  1. THE GATE CARD IS YOUR CLUB IDENTIFICATION AND IS ONLY TO BE USED BY THE MEMBER LISTED ON THE CARD. IF YOUR CARD IS USED BY SOMEONE OTHER THAN YOU YOUR MEMBERSHIP MAY BE REVOKED.
  2. WHEN ENTERING OR EXITING THE GROUNDS BE SURE THE GATE CLOSES. THE GATE MAY BE LEFT OPEN DURING A CLUB FUNCTION.
  3. MEMBERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS OF THEIR GUESTS’ AND THEIR CHILDREN WHILE ON THE CLUB GROUNDS.
  4. GUESTS AND CHILDREN MUST BE ON THE SAME RANGE AS THE MEMBER WHEN SHOOTING.
  5. FOLLOW ALL THE POSTED RANGE RULES FOR EACH RANGE.
  6. NEVER LEAVE A LOADED FIREARM UNATTENDED.
  7. BRING YOUR OWN TARGET’S. WHEN FINISHED DISPOSE OF THE USED TARGETS APPROPRIATELY. 
  8. ONLY PAPER TARGETS ARE TO BE USED. NO BOTTLES, CANS, OR METAL TARGETS. 25, 50, YARD LINE.
  9. NO STANDS OR TARGET HOLDERS ARE TO BE USED OTHER THAN WHAT IS PROVIDED OR APPROVED BY THE MLGC CLUB ON EACH RANGE.
  10. POSTS ARE NOT TO BE USED AS TARGETS OR TARGET STAND, YOUR BULLETS ARE DESTRUCTIVE AFTER THEY PASS THROUGH THE TARGETS. MAKE SURE YOUR BULLET’S HIT THE BACK STOP OR IMPACT AREA. 
  11. NO 50 CALIBER BMG ROUNDS ALLOWED.
  12. LEAD FREE ONLY ON INDOOR RANGE (SEE INDOOR RANGE SOP)
  13. ALWAYS CLEAN UP SPENT BRASS, CARTRIDGES, TARGETS AND MATERIALS AND DISPOSE OF BEFORE LEAVING THE RANGE. 
  14. NO SHOOTING OF RIFLES OR PISTOLS ON THE SHOTGUN RANGE.
  15. NO ALCOHOL, MARIJUANA, OR ILLEGAL DRUGS ALLOWED ON MLGC PROPERTY 
  16. DO NOT USE OR DO ANYTHING THAT IS DANGEROUS, IRRESPONSIBLE OR UNSAFE.
  17. CALIFORNIA PROHIBITS FIREARMS AND ACCESSORIES IE FULLY AUTOMATIC AND SUPPRESSORS ON THE MLGC RANGE.

INDOOR RANGE SOPs

Updated 1-14-2019.   - John Popke, President


Standard operations procedures for the indoor range are as follows but not limited to: 


The indoor range will be open to the following: 

  • Hunter safety -- RSO assigned
  • Junior 22 program -- RSO assigned
  • General membership -- By scheduled date only 
  • A RSO will be assigned to the indoor range for general membership usage. A schedule will be announced during a general meeting prior to the following month a RSO will be present for usage. 
  • Review and sign indoor range rules and regulations 
  • Ensure lights and ventilation is in proper working order 
  • Report any damage or violations of the indoor range to the chief RSO 
  • Know the location of the first aid kit and the emergency phone 
  • Indoor range door will remain closed during live fire 
  • No food allowed in range 
  • Remove all your trash 
  • ONLY 22 SHORTS - 22 LONGS OR 22 LONG RIFLE, COPPER LEAD FREE AMMUNITION 
  • Pick up all expended brass 
  • When leaving turn off lights and air ventilation system 
  • Ensure the indoor range is locked when exiting 

Range Operation - 25 Yard Line

SHOOTING HOURS 8:00 TO SUNSET


SHOOTING RULES:

  1. DURING AN OPEN SHOOT CHOOSE ONE SHOOTER TO ACT AS A RANGE SAFETY OFFICER (RSO). IF A CLUB CERTIFIED RSO IS AVAILABLE, HE OR SHE WILL TAKE CHARGE.
  2. EYE AND EAR PROTECTION ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL SHOOTERS AND HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR SPECTATORS ON THE RANGE. 
  3. ALL SHOOTING IS TO BE DONE BEHIND THE RED FIRING LINE.
  4. NO CENTER FIRE RIFLES ARE ALLOWED ON THE 25 YARD LINE.
  5. USE ONLY TARGET HOLDERS PROVIDED BY THE MLGC RANGE UNLESS YOU HAVE PRIOR APPROVAL FROM MLGC.
  6. CABLES ARE POSITIONED AT THE 7 YARD, 15 YARD AND 25 YARD LINES.
  7. USE PAPER TARGETS ONLY
  8. DO NOT SHOOT AT OBJECTS ON THE GROUND, POSTS, OR CABLES.
  9. WHEN GOING DOWN RANGE DURING A CEASE FIRE, PLACE FIREARM ON THE BENCH OR IN THE RACK, UNLOADED WITH ACTION OPEN AND MUZZLE DOWN RANGE. IF USING A HOLSTER, RE-HOLSTER OR PLACE HANDGUN ON THE BENCH ACTION OR CYLINDER OPEN. CONFIRM LINE IS CLEAR TO MOVE FORWARD.
  10. DO NOT SIT ON SIGHTING BENCHES.
  11. PICK UP YOUR TRASH AND BRASS. LEAVE THE RANGE CLEANER THAN YOU FOUND IT.
  12. NO ALCOHOL, MARIJUANA OR ILLEGAL DRUGS ALLOWED.
  13. NO CROSS SHOOTING AT TARGETS.
  14. WHEN RED WARNING LIGHT AND HORN IS ACTIVATED, SHOOTERS ON THE 100 YARD LINE RANGE ARE GOING DOWN RANGE BEYOND THE 100 YARD LINE TARGETS. THE 25 AND 50 YARD LINE RANGE WILL IMMEDIATELY CEASE FIRE. PHYSICALLY CHECK THE 25/50 YARD LINE TO MAKE SURE THE SHOOTERS ARE NOTIFIED. A SAFE RANGE WILL EXIST WHEN THE RED LIGHTS ARE TURNED OFF BY THE SHOOTERS ON THE 100 YARD LINE. 

Range Operation - 50 Yard Line

SHOOTING HOURS 8:00 TO SUNSET


SHOOTING RULES:

  1. DURING AN OPEN SHOOT CHOOSE ONE SHOOTER TO ACT AS A RANGE SAFETY OFFICER (RSO). IF A CLUB CERTIFIED RSO IS AVAILABLE, HE OR SHE WILL TAKE CHARGE.
  2. EYE AND EAR PROTECTION ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL SHOOTERS, AND HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR SPECTATORS ON THE RANGE.
  3. ALL SHOOTING IS TO BE DONE BEHIND THE RED FIRING LINE.
  4. CENTER FIRE RIFLES ARE ALLOWED ON THE 50 YARD LINE.
  5. USE ONLY TARGET HOLDERS PROVIDED BY THE MLGC RANGE.
  6. CABLES ARE POSITIONED AT THE 25 AND 50 YARD LINES.
  7. PAPER TARGETS ONLY.
  8. DO NOT SHOOT AT OBJECTS ON THE GROUND, POSTS, OR CABLES
  9. WHEN GOING DOWN RANGE DURING A CEASE FIRE, PLACE FIREARM ON THE BENCH OR IN THE RACK, UNLOADED WITH ACTION OPEN. IF USING A HOLSTER, RE-HOLSTER OR PLACE HANDGUN ON THE BENCH ACTION OR CYLINDER OPEN. CONFIRM LINE IS CLEAR TO MOVE FORWARD.
  10. DO NOT SIT ON SIGHTING BENCHES.
  11. PICK UP YOUR TRASH AND BRASS. LEAVE THE RANGE CLEANER THAN YOU FOUND IT.
  12. NO ALCOHOL, MARIJUANA OR ILLEGAL DRUGS ALLOWED.
  13. NO CROSS SHOOTING AT TARGETS.
  14. WHEN RED WARNING LIGHT AND HORN IS ACTIVATED, SHOOTERS ON THE 100 YARD LINE RANGE ARE GOING DOWN RANGE BEYOND THE 100 YARD LINE TARGETS. THE 25 AND 50 YARD LINE RANGE WILL IMMEDIATELY CEASE FIRE. PHYSICALLY CHECK THE 25/50 YARD LINE TO MAKE SURE THE SHOOTERS ARE NOTIFIED. A SAFE RANGE WILL EXIST WHEN THE RED LIGHTS ARE TURNED OFF BY THE SHOOTERS ON THE 100 YARD LINE. 

Range Operation - 100 Yard Line

SHOOTING HOURS 8:00 TO SUNSET


SHOOTING RULES:

  1. DURING AN OPEN SHOOT CHOOSE ONE SHOOTER TO ACT AS A RANGE SAFETY OFFICER (RSO). IF A CLUB CERTIFIED RSO IS AVAILABLE, HE OR SHE WILL TAKE CHARGE.
  2. EYE AND EAR PROTECTION ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL SHOOTERS, RECOMMENDED FOR SPECTATORS ON THE RANGE. 
  3. ALL SHOOTING IS TO BE DONE BEHIND THE RED FIRING LINE.
  4. ARMOR PIERCING, INCENDIARY AND 50BGM AMMO PROHIBITED.
  5. USE ONLY TARGET HOLDERS PROVIDED BY THE MLGC RANGE.
  6. TARGETS FRAMES ARE POSITIONED AT THE 100 AND 200 YARD LINE. TARGETS MAY NOT BE PLACED CLOSER THEN 100 YARD TARGET FRAMES. 
  7. PAPER TARGETS ONLY.
  8. DO NOT SHOOT AT OBJECTS ON THE GROUND, POSTS, OR CABLES
  9. WHEN GOING DOWN RANGE DURING A CEASE FIRE, PLACE FIREARM ON THE BENCH OR IN THE RACK, UNLOADED WITH ACTION OPEN. IF USING A HOLSTER, RE-HOLSTER OR PLACE HANDGUN ON THE BENCH ACTION OR CYLINDER OPEN. CONFIRM LINE IS CLEAR TO MOVE FORWARD.
  10. DO NOT SIT ON SITTING BENCHES.
  11. PICK UP YOUR TRASH AND BRASS. LEAVE THE RANGE CLEANER THAN YOU FOUND IT.
  12. NO ALCOHOL, MARIJUANA OR ILLEGAL DRUGS ALLOWED.
  13. NO CROSS SHOOTING AT TARGETS.
  14. ACTIVATE THE RED WARNING LIGHT TO ALERT SHOOTERS ON THE 25 AND 50 YARD LINE WHEN YOU ARE GOING DOWN RANGE BEYOND THE 100 YARD TARGETS. COORDINATE WITH SHOOTERS ON THE 25 AND 50 YARD LINE AND VISUALLY CONFIRM THAT A CEASE FIRE EXISTS BEFORE PROCEEDING DOWN RANGE. TURN OFF WARRING LIGHT UPON RETURNING TO THE FIRING LINE. WHEN TRAP SHOOTING IS IN PROGRESS, DO NOT WALK BEYOND THE 100 YARD TARGETS, AND STAY ON THE GRAVEL NEXT TO THE BERM.