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 shall always have hearing and eye protection on while the range is hot.
  6. There will be no alcohol, illegal or recreational drugs allowed on facility property.  Suspected use are grounds to remove you from the range.
  7. There is no smoking, vaping, or chewing allowed on the facility property. It is a tobacco and smoke free Zone.
  8. No loaded firearms will be allowed on the Range except on the firing line unless the shooter has a valid concealed carry permit for Washington State. In which case the pistol must remain concealed and NOT be open carried. The firearm cannot be taken out to shoot at the Range. No open carry holsters shall be worn in the shooting building. The only exception are 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. The RSO will notify you when it’s safe to go behind the firing line to make the exchange.
  11. All firearms not being used will be locked in the wall lockers, 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 the 25 yard target. Bore sighting does not count and must be sighted in before going to the 100 yard target. Sighting is done with help of an RSO, or if the RSO is comfortable with the shooter they may be allowed to sight in their own firearm.
  13. Shooters will need to sight in your firearm if you cannot hit the target at 100 yards.
  14. Shooters will not fire down range until the RSO has given the command to FIRE.
  15. Shooters will NOT GO DOWN RANGE for any reason until told to by the RSO (this means not going past the shooting bench).
  16. When the RSO calls a “CEASE FIRE” you must immediately stop, open action of the firearm, lay it on bench pointed in a safe direction and stay in position and wait for further commands.
  17. The RSO will announce when it is safe to change targets and what path should be taken to remove or exchange a target.
  18. After your shooting session is complete you will need to police your brass and clean your area. Following cleanup notify the RSO the number of rounds shot and bullet weights for lead abatement purposes.
  19. Follow hygiene guidelines by minimizing exposure to airborne lead particulate by cleaning hands and clothes. Parents or guardians with children under 7 years old should limit their time at the facility to minimize the exposure to airborne lead particulate.
  20. No pets are allowed in the shooting house. Pets outside the shooting house must be on leash.