Basic Range and Firearm Rules

The RANGE RSO's Commands Are Final

Basic Firearm Safety:


  1. Treat every firearm as if it is loaded. 
  2. Point muzzle in a safe direction, down range or straight up with actions open.
  3. Keep fingers out of trigger guard until sight picture of target is engaged.
  4. Know your target and what is in front of and behind it.
  5. You and your guest will always have hearing and eye protection on while range is hot.
  6. There will be no alcohol, Illegal or recreational drugs allowed on range property.  Suspected use will be reason for not allowing you to shoot or to be removed from range.
  7. There is no smoking, vaping, or chewing on Range property. It is a tobacco and smoke free Zone.
  8. There will be no loaded firearms on the property except on firing line, unless you have a valid Washington concealed carry permit.  In that case it must be kept concealed and not open carry and it may NOT be taken out while on range. The only exception is Law Enforcement Officers.
  9. Only one firearm on shooting point, with correct ammunition, at a time. 
  10. You can NOT change firearms until a cease fire has been called and the RSO lets you go back behind firing line to exchange.
  11. All firearms not being used will be in wall lockers locked, rifle racks or cased. Actions open with flags in chambers; NO ammunition in magazines. 
  12. Firearms that need to be sighted in must start at 25 yard target, bore sighting does not count and must be sighted in before going to 100 yard target. This is done with help of an RSO, or if RSO is comfortable with shooter they may do the sighting in.
  13. You will need to sight in your firearm if you cannot hit the target at 100 yards.
  14. You will not fire down range until the RSO has given the command to FIRE.
  15. You will NOT GO DOWN RANGE for any reason until told to by acting RSO (this means not going past the shooting bench).
  16. On a called CEASE FIRE you will immediately stop, open action of the firearm and lay it on bench pointed in a safe direction, and stay in position and wait for further commands.
  17. The RSO will tell you when it is safe to change target, and what path to take to change target.
  18. After your shooting is complete you will police your brass and clean your area. Then tell the RSO the number of rounds shot and bullet weight. This is for lead abatement purposes.
  19. Follow hygiene guidelines by minimizing exposure to airborne lead particulate (clean hands and clothes) and limit the presence of pregnant women and children less than 7 years of age.
  20. No pets in shooting house. Pets outside shooting house must be on leash. This is for their safety.