Mountain Creek

Range Rules

Range Operational Rules

  1. All Federal, state and local firearm laws must be obeyed.

  2. All firearms not on the firing line must be holstered or unloaded with their action open and the magazine removed or unloaded and encased.

  3. All Shooters must complete and sign the RANGE RELEASE, WAIVER, HOLD HARMLESS, INDEMNIFICATION AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT before using the Range.

  4. Owners of Class III firearms must be in possession of any special permits or paperwork required by law.

  5. Food, beverages and smoking are prohibited on the range.

  6. No muzzle-loading firearms may be fired on the Range, unless specified by the Range Safety Officer.

  7. All calibers of pistols may be fired.

  8. Rifles up to and including .460 Weather and .338 Lapua by Magnum calibers may be fired.

  9. Shotgun firing of any gauge and type is prohibited.

  10. Tracer, armor piercing and steel core ammunition are prohibited.

  11. All fires most have a soft cap, eye and ear protection of their own.

  12. Fires most wear a closed collar shirt and may not wear open shoes.

  13. Commands issued by Range Officers and Range Personnel must be obeyed immediately and without question.

  14. When the command “CEASE FIRE” is given:

       • Stop shooting IMMEDIATELY

       • Remove your finger from the trigger

       • Keep the gun pointed in a safe direction

       • Wait for further instructions from the Range Officer

15. No one other than Range personnel may go forward of the firing line unless authorized or instructed to do so by the Range Officer.

16. When the line is declared “CLEAR”:

       • All firearms must be holstered or unloaded and benched or grounded with the muzzle pointed down range, with the action open, ejection port or cylinder up and magazine removed

       • Everyone must step back from the firing line.

       • No firearms may be handled while the line is “CLEAR”

17. When the command of “THE LINE IS READY” given:

       • All Shooters must be ready.

       • All shooters should look around and make sure everyone is back to or behind the firing line.

18. When the command “COMMENCE FIRING!” is given:

       • Establishes the Range is live.

       • Shooters may begin firing, following all rules and regulations of the Range.

19. Only approved paper targets be used.

20. Use the appropriate size target, placed at eye level. Ensure that your shots strike the backstop. Ensure you shots are not leaving past the bullet stop. Make sure you are keeping your shots in and not over the backstop, inside the target holder. Firing a shot that results in the bullet leaving the range area/or backstop, may result in your removal from the range.

21. Cross firing of targets is prohibited.

22. All firing past the 7-yard line must be aimed fire.

23. The brass stays with the range. Brass from other shooters and all brass that falls in front of the firing line may not be collected unless authorized by the Range Officer.

24. Competitions held on the Range will be conducted in accordance with official rules or by the rules of the sanctioning body of the match.

25. Always wash your hands and face immediately after shooting and/or cleaning your firearm. Sinks and faucets are in the range bathrooms.

26. Range Safety Officers reserve the right to inspect any firearms or ammunition for safety considerations.