Frequently Asked Questions
Is the club open to the Public?
Only the Trap Range is open to the public, and only on Sundays between the hours of 1 pm and 3:30 pm.
How many guests can I bring?
2 guests can accompany you. You are responsible for your guests and their actions, so be sure they completely understand our rules and range adequate by having them watch our Orientation video on our website.
When do we need to use the Empty Chamber Indicators (ECI)?
The ECI’s are flags that all clubs use now to indicate that the chamber of your firearm is empty and safe. Anytime the firearm is out of your case (aside from firing it of course) the flag needs to be used….and as always, with the barrel pointed downrange. This safety rule is for all firearms and on all ranges…Pistol, Rifle, and Trap
How is the chamber safety flag (ECI) used?
On a semi-auto pistol, the slide must be locked back and open. Slide the base of the flag into the chamber (not the end of the barrel) so the flag itself is visible to everyone on the range.
With a revolver, pop open the cylinder and slide the base of the ECI into the backside of the barrel.
What do I do when someone asks to change targets?
This is one of the most important rules to follow..and one of the most overlooked.
When someone calls out if it is OK to go down range to change targets, everyone must make their firearm safe, by removing the magazine, clearing any round in the chamber, locking the slide back (in a semi-auto), and inserting their Empty Chamber Indicator flag, and placing the firearm on the table with the barrel pointed downrange. Then and only then, is it safe for anyone to go downrange. At that time no one is allowed to touch that firearm, or ANY firearm until everyone is back on the line.
Do the hours change throughout the year?
Yes, twice a year our hours change and that is due to the fact that we only can operate during daylight hours.
Summer hours are: 9 am to 7:30 pm Monday thru Saturday, and 1 pm to 5 pm Sunday.
Winter hours are: 9 am to 5 pm Monday thru Saturday and 1 pm to 5 pm on Sunday.
Can I use Steel swinging targets on the pistol range?
Yes, swinging steel deflects the bullets downward reducing the possibility of a ricochet. It is advisable to use lead bullets when possible as it further reducing deflection.
What kind of targets can I use on the pistol range?
Paper/cardboard targets are preferred, but steel swinging targets are also acceptable. Anything made of Glass or canisters of any type is absolutely not allowed and strongly enforced.
All targets must also be a minimum of 3’ above the ground so as to reduce the possibility of ricochet over the backstop off of stones.