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BRIDGEPORT ROD & GUN CLUB RULES

Revised Jan 2018

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1. Ranges can only be used if a club certified RSO is present.
2. Ranges are to be used only by members or guests accompanied by a member when a club approved RSO is in duty.
3. All persons using the ranges MUST sign in either by using their access cards or filling out and SUBMITTING the guest form.
4. Probationary members must fill out the guest form but do not need to pay the guest fee.
5. Your Club Membership/Probation Card MUST be with you while using the range. Failure to show your card will result in you having to leave the range.
6. When more that one person is on the range, one person shall be designated as Range Officer (RO), This person does not have to be a Range Safety Officer (RSO) as long as the RSO is present.
7. The range officer (RO) shall be responsible for all activities on the range and reports to the RSO.
8. 8.Anyone engaged in unsafe activities may be expelled from the club by the RO/RSO. Any unsafe activity must be reported to the club executive.
9. EVERY member is obligated to comply with a request by any member for them to leave the property.
10. Firearms may only be brought onto the range when the shooter is equipped with eye and ear protection
11. Firearms are not to be handled during a cease fire, and no one shall cross the CEASE FIRE LINE.
12. Any firearms requiring maintenance shall be removed from the firing line to the designated safe area. No live ammunition is allowed in the safe area
13. ALL persons at the firing line must keep the muzzle of their firearm pointed down range.
14. No person shall place themselves ahead of the designated firing line when the range is active.
15. When shooting no more than five (5) cartridges are allowed in the firearm unless it is during an approved club event.
16. Shoot only at targets approved by the club. (Paper Only, no human/zombie depictions).
17. Do not shoot at targets on the ground.
18. Holsters may only be worn during club events that require holsters, and only if the shooter has been properly trained by a club approved instructor in that discipline.
19. No Horseplay!
20. Assume every firearm is loaded until you PROVE it safe.
21. Do not distract other shooters in any way when they are preparing to shoot.
22. Obey all range commands that are given by the Range Officer or his/her designate
23. No person impaired by alcohol or drugs shall be permitted to handle or discharge firearms on the club property. Alcohol/drugs are not allowed on the range at any time.
24. When the range is in use, the warning flag at the main gate must be raised and the RANGE sign must be OPEN.
25. The range warning flag must be displayed at the firing line while the range is active.
26. When anyone is proceeding ahead of the firing line, all shooting must stop, firearms PROVED safe, Firearms placed on the table pointed down range with the action open, and the green “range Safe” Flag must be displayed at the firing line. Firearms must not be handled at this time for any reason.
27. Indicate the cleanliness of the range or any damages found on the range sign in sheet. Failure to do so could result in you being blamed for the damage.
28. The use of shotguns firing shot of any size is not allowed on the 25 and 100 yard ranges. Shooting slugs is allowed when targets are posted on #6 B on the 25 yd. and #4B on the 100 yd.
29. DO NOT attach targets to target frames, posts or baffles. No targets attached to anything ORANGE!
30. Remove targets from target frames, and spent cases from the floor of the range buildings before leaving the range.
31. Rapid fire of any firearm is not allowed as this disturbs our neighbours and could result in hitting things other than your target.
32. Muzzle control is also required in the parking lot and while traveling into the parking lot at ALL times as we have others using this facility that may not like guns pointed in their direction. This is also a Criminal Code offence.

TRAP & SKEET RULES

These rules are in addition to the above mentioned club rules

33. The action of the firearm must remain open until it is your turn to shoot.
34. DO NOT load your firearm until you are on the shooting pad.
35. Control the muzzle direction at ALL times. UP is the safe direction.
36. Do not use shells larger than 12 Ga., 3 dram Eq. or shot larger than  7-1/2  for trap and #8 for skeet.
37. Do not load more than 2 shells for skeet stations #1 - #7 or for trap doubles. DO NOT load more than 1 shell for skeet station #8 or trap singles.
38. No slugs on trap & skeet ranges
39. No steel shot or buckshot allowed on the metal patterning board.
40. No Hand/Portable trap throwers allowed.
41. Eye and ear protection is required while you are past the front of the trap house.
42. The trap range red warning flag must be displayed while the range is active, and the range warning sign open.
43. The green “range safe” flag must be displayed when all shooting has stopped and firearms have been cleared from the range when anyone is ahead of the firing line.
44. When patterning your shotgun the target frame must be placed so the shot travels parallel to the wooden fence separating the two trap ranges.
45. The red warning flag must be displayed when firing at the target and the green flag when posting/changing targets.
46. Firearms handled in the trap shelter must not be allowed to point at another person under any circumstances.