Range Safety Rules

OMGC RANGE SAFETY RULES

 

Eye and ear protection is required for all persons on range: shooters and observers.

TARGETS AT ALL DISTANCES; MUST BE SET DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF A BACKSTOP BERM.
    
INTENTIONAL DISCHARGING A FIREARM ON THE RANGE RESULTING IN RICOCHET OF PROJECTILES IS PROHIBITED !!!
ALL FIRED BULLETS must STAY ON OMGC RANGE PROPERTY!!!

These rules apply to all persons on the range, irrespective of the location on the firing line.

This means that the north pit will comply with the listed range safety rules.

 

1) No person will go forward of the concrete firing line before declaring "MAKE THE LINE SAFE" and ALL people at the firing line have  verbally acknowledged that the  "Line is safe”. 

The person calling the Cease Fire and request to make the line safe  shall be in control of the LINE SAFE / CEASE FIRE condition.

2) The LINE IS SAFE means the following:

* All Firearms are unloaded.

* Bolts are open, slides are open or lever action are open.

* ALL magazines are empty or removed from firearm.

* Only after this is done, can the person responsible for the firearm acknowledge that the "LINE IS SAFE"

3) After the line is acknowledged to be safe. NO PERSON SHALL TOUCH A FIREARM for any reason! This includes putting firearms into a case or removing from a case, cleaning, adjusting scope, etc. All firearms shall remain “as is” on the bench or placed in a rack.

4) After all persons have returned to the firing line, one person shall declare “MAKE THE LINE HOT”. 

 Each person on the firing line, responsible for a firearm, shall acknowledge that the “LINE IS HOT”

Only after ALL  persons on the firing line have complied with the verbal acknowledgment, may persons handle their firearms and commence firing.

5) No firearm shall have cartridges in the chamber, magazine or cylinder, except when the LINE IS HOT and in the actual firing position.

6) Shooters who leave the firing line for any reason, shall ensure that any and all firearms in their possession at the firing line, are in the “SAFE CONDITION” as defined in item 2 above, in OMGC Range Safety Rules.

7) It is the responsibility of any person who APPROACHES the firing line and/or leaves; then returns, to determine the status of the firing line as being either “HOT” or “SAFE”

8) MUZZLE CONTROL: Always keep the barrel pointed in a safe direction. Recommended position is UP for both handguns and rifles when carrying and pointed down range when at the firing line.

9) Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire at the firing line.

10) These Safety Rules are in effect at all times, unless a Match or Range Officer at a scheduled event or match deems that different accepted safety rules shall be in effect for the duration of the event or match. The Match or Range Officer shall make all participants aware and acknowledge the Safety Rules forthe duration of the event or match. The Safety Rules for the event or match shall be posted at three (3) ormore locations in the firing line for the duration of the event or match.

When any of the safety rules are violated, club members are obligated to report the violator's name and/or vehicle license to any club officer or to the club in writing at:

P.O. Box 4354,
Grand Junction, CO 81502-4354.

The first individual who enters the south range; raise flag at the road, last person to leave; lower and stow flag.

Violation of OMGC Range Safety Rules is serious breech of range safety and will result in the permanent termination of your OMGC membership and loss of shooting privileges as a member or guest. 

BE SAFE - ENJOY YOUR SHOOTING RANGE

 THANKS FOR YOUR COOPERATION 
  By order of the board of directors 1/13/2011