Range Rules/Regulations

The Complex is a work-in-progress; shooters will need to bring their own targets and "pack-it-in, pack-it-out" - clean up after yourself.  The Complex is not staffed, please practice safe shooting and be considerate of other shooters. 

Hours of operation are sunrise to sunset. Beginning in January, 2017, daily fees will be charged or annual memberships may be purchased. 

If you plan to visit the Complex, please become familiar with the rules below.

If the gates are closed, the Complex is closed.

GENERAL SAFETY RULES:

1. Always keep the gun/bow pointed in a safe direction.

2. Do not point the gun/bow at anything you do not intend to destroy or kill.

3. Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.

4. Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.

5. NO tracer, incendiary or armor piercing ammunition or explosive targets are allowed.

6. Children under 18 years of age must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.

7. No alcohol is permitted on the property. No one impaired by alcohol or medication, prescribed or otherwise, is permitted to use the range.

8. No smoking allowed at the shooting benches.

9. Shooters are responsible that no projectiles leave the range.

10. Eye and ear protection is encouraged on the firing line.

11. Guns must be unloaded and actions open when not on the firing line.

12. In all instances not covered by established safety rules, the decision and direction of the Logan County Shooting Sports Complex (LCSSC) Board will be final.

13. When present, all Range Safety Officer’s (RSO), including all authorized volunteer RSO’s, will preside over any safety concerns and will have the final say until the LCSSC Board makes a ruling.

14. All members are always responsible for safe facility use and must take immediate action to stop unsafe situations.

15. Any threats, misrepresentation by innuendo or direct contact, verbal or physical abuse, profanity, aggressive behavior, alcohol or drug use/impairment before or during shooting may result in expulsion from the property and actions up to and including revocation of membership. Law enforcement will be called.

16. Ranges are for use by members and paid day use only, except for events open to the general public. Members are responsible for their guest’s actions.

17. Damage to property or unsafe use of guns is never permitted.

18. It’s your shooting complex, help keep it clean; clean up after yourself. Pick up all trash, hulls and/or casings.

19. The LCSSC Board controls the range during sanctioned events. The Board will try to accommodate casual member range use during events when possible. Proof of membership or payment of daily fee must be shown when asked for by Board members, their designee, or law enforcement. Members not able to prove they have an active membership at the time of contact by law enforcement may be charged with trespass.

20. All motorized vehicles must stay on designated roads.

21. NO items not designed to be used as targets (i.e., bottles, computers, TV, aluminum or tin cans, etc.) are allowed.

RIFLE/PISTOL RANGE RULES:

1. All general rules apply.

2. Be respectful, courteous and communicate with other range users as you arrive, depart or have a need to go down range.

3. When more than one member is on the range, those present are to appoint an RSO to give range commands. When calling for a "cease fire," verify this with all shooters before anyone goes down range. Verify no one is down range before "commence fire" command is given.

4. GOING DOWN RANGE AT THE 1,000 YARD RANGE IS ABSOLUTELY PROHIBITED.

5. No guns on the firing line are to be handled when people are down range. The action must remain open until "commence fire" command is given.

6. No cross shooting. Your bench must be in line with your target.

7. Be aware of possible ricochet.

8. No center fire rifles over 50 caliber. .338 caliber or larger may only use orange colored steel targets; white targets are for smaller calibers only.

9. NO tracer, incendiary or armor piercing ammunition or explosive targets are allowed..

10. All metal targets must be reactive (i.e., they must move or fall when hit) and must be positioned at right angles (perpendicular) to the line of fire. Members may place swinging metal targets (for .22 cal and the like) at marked locations only. Full-metal jacketed ammunition may not be fired at metal targets.

11. Self-healing ground bouncing targets are only allowed at marked locations.

12. Targets must be made for the caliber firearm and ammunition used.

13. Pick up empty cases when finished. Clean up after yourself. Pack it in-pack it out.

14. NO SHOOTING WHEN CATTLE ARE PRESENT.

15. NO SHOTGUNS ON RIFLE/PISTOL RANGE except in designated marked pattern board area.

 

SHOTGUN RANGE RULES:

1. All general rules apply.

2. Lead shot only; no shot bigger than 7.5 on trap, skeet and sporting clays fields.

3. Larger shot is allowed on the shotgun patterning board only; non-lead shot also permitted on patterning board.

4. Private throwers may only be used in designated area.

5. Pick up empty hulls when finished. Clean up after yourself. Pack it in, pack it out.

Trap Etiquette

1. Safety first. Never walk between posts with a shell in the gun; always keep the action open between posts.

2. No excessive noise or movement on the firing line or excessive noise behind the 27 yard line.

3. Remain on your post until the #5 shooter has shot the last target for that post.

4. Lead off should ensure all shooters and trap help are ready before beginning a round and that each shooter is in place before each post begins. Shooters beginning on posts 2-5 should indicate to the lead off that they’re ready to begin when they have moved from post 5 to post 1.

5. Shooters should attempt to watch all targets shot by members of the squad to ensure accuracy in score keeping and watch for "no targets" (broken out of the house).

6. Shooters should be aware of safety issues (trap help exiting the trap house, etc.).

7. Do not eject empties in such as way as to hit another shooter; automatics should have a shell catcher when shooting singles.

8. Capture your empties or pick up them up after the round is complete.

ARCHERY SAFETY RULES

1. All general rules apply.

2. NEVER point a bow and arrow at another person.

3. NEVER shoot an arrow straight up into the air. You can end up hitting another person or yourself.

4. NEVER shoot an arrow off into the distance where you cannot see where it will land. Again, you could end up hitting another person.

5. At practice ranges, the only safe place is behind the shooting line. NEVER shoot an arrow until you are positive that no one is in front of you or behind the targets. Conversely, don't stand in front of a bow while it is being shot, even if you are to one side of the shooter.

6. DO NOT shoot arrows with broad heads at static targets. NO broad heads allowed on the course.

7. Wait for a verbal approval from the Range Captain or his designee before starting to shoot.

8. Arrows should only be nocked on the shooting line and pointed in the direction of the targets.

9. After you are done shooting, wait for the word: CLEAR from the Range Captain or his designee before going toward the targets to retrieve your arrows.

10. WALK, don't run toward the targets. Remember that the arrows are sticking out and can injure you.

11. When pulling arrows out of a target, stand to one side and ensure that no one is directly behind you.

12. If you are looking for a lost arrow behind a target, always leave your bow leaning against the target face so that it will be seen by other archers coming up. If possible, have one archer from your group stand in front of the target to prevent anyone from shooting.

13. On Field Archery or 3-D courses, be sure to stay on the marked path and travel only in the direction in which the targets are laid out while shooting is in progress. Going backwards on the trail or across an unmarked area could place you in the path of a flying arrow, resulting in serious injury.

14. If archers will be shooting concurrently at varying distances, stagger the targets, not the people. This goes back to the previous rule about having one shooting line and staying behind it.

15. If any person or animal (i.e. dog) enters the safety zone while shooting is in progress, the emergency signal must be given (3 or more blasts of a whistle) and all shooting must stop immediately. Even if the bow is held at full draw and the signal is given, the arrow must not be released. The bow should be pointed at the ground and the bowstring let slowly forward. The arrow should be removed from the bow until the range is clear.

16. Archers should always be aware of the danger associated with their bow.

17. No archer should shoot while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.