Range Rules

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Range Hours

Mon - Sat
8:00am to Dusk
Sun
12:00pm to Dusk

Range Rules

Please sign in and out and always wear your badge.

EYE AND EAR PROTECTION IS REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES FOR BOTH SHOOTERS AND SPECTATORS.  DON'T DESTROY YOUR SIGHT AND HEARING BY BEING FOOLISH.

The following range rules are to be adhered to and observed at all times. These rules are designed with one single purpose: Your safety and the safety of those around you. 

No matter how familiar you think you are with firearms, as human beings, we make mistakes.  REMEMBER: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS AN ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE.  MOST ACCIDENTS ARE THE RESULT OF TWO THINGS: IGNORANCE AND NEGLIGENCE. 

These rules start with three very simple and basic rules of firearms handling.
They are:

1   Always treat every firearm as if it were loaded and keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.

2   Always keep your firearm unloaded until ready to use it.

3   Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to discharge you firearm.

If you at least follow these 3 simple safety steps, any negligent firearms accidents will not result in serious injury or death. To further expand on the above basics, here are additional rules for this range:

4   This range is a COLD RANGE.  This means that all arms brought onto this range shall be unloaded and in suitable carrying containers.

5   Load firearms ONLY when you are at the shooting position and your muzzle is pointed down-range toward the target area.

6   No firearm shall be left loaded and unattended.  If you must leave your firearm at the firing line, unload it before retreating to another area.

7   When finished at the firing line and your firearm has been cleared, leave the ACTION OPEN and place it in a proper rack until you are ready to shoot again or place it in a secure container if finished shooting.

Now for the range itself:

8 If you are the first to enter the range to shoot, please raise the  range flag to indicate to subsequent shooters that there is live fire on the range.

9 If you need to replenish or score a target down-range, wait until all shooters have finished their shot strings and cleared their firearms before proceeding to the target area.  LOWER THE RED RANGE FLAG AND TURN ON Red FLASHING LIGHTS  (switches are located just inside each door of the building) TO INDICATE THAT A TARGET CHANGE IS IN PROGRESS.  This is an extremely critical rule to follow.  It is obvious that we do not want anyone at anytime down-range when shooting is occuring on the line.  All shooters shall honor the wishes of those who need to change or score targets.  Use the gator to change targets -orange vests are provided to make you more visible.  Use the west side of the range to drive on. Please return to the shooting area as soon as possible.

10 Targets shall be either paper, tagboard or other approved devices as sanctioned by Young's Longshot, Inc.  Paper targets and staplers are available inside the building. ABSOLUTELY NO GLASS, ALUMINUM CANS, PLASTIC BOTTLES OR OTHER OBJECTS NOT DESIGNED AS TARGETS SHALL BE PERMITTED IN THE TARGET AREA. NO CHEMICAL OR FLAMMABLE AGENTS SHALL BE USED IN THE TARGET AREA.

11  All shooters shall be responsible for the removing and disposing of targets at the conclusion of the shooting session. Please do not leave targets to litter the target area. Failure to cleanup after a range session may result in suspension of membership and other range privileges. White spray paint is provided to repaint the metal targets.

METAL TARGETS


Types of arms and ranges to use:

12 All standard center-fire pistols, rifles of pistol caliber, muzzleloaders, shotgun slug, and rimfire calibur guns can be used on the range.

13 All standard center-fire rifles and pistols chambered for rifle cartridges up to and including the .460 Weatherby Magnum class cartridges are allowed.

14 NO FULLY AUTOMATIC FIREARMS ALLOWED. NO .50 CALIBER BMG'S

15 NO TRACER AMMUNITION MAY BE FIRED BY ANY ARM AT ANYTIME DUE TO POTENTIAL INCENDIARY HAZARDS.

Range etiquette and consideration:

16 It should go without saying that you should always be courteous and thoughtful of others.

17 There should be no children on the premises unless they are part of a Family Membership.  No one under the age of 18 will be allowed to shoot without a parent
range member.  After turning 18, children need to purchase their own membership.

18 Please pick up your brass.  Brass is NOT biodegradable.  If you do not keep your brass, there are buckets available to put it in.

19 Please pick up your trash.  Trash containers are provided both inside and out.

20 NO alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs or prescription drugs which impair motor, brain or reasoning functions shall be permitted anywhere on the premises.

Remember:

21 We are NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS.

22 NO HUNTING!!!

23 Make sure the range flag is down if you are the last to leave.

24 Always wash your hands after shooting.

25 We make the rules and have the right to revoke your membership for any conduct we
feel is inappropriate.

We are proud of what we have created and we want you to enjoy your time here. You can add to that by observing these rules and help others understand that we all must share the responsibility of showing the community that the shooting public is a mature, concerned and responsible group. This facility is a labor of love and commitment to an ideal that started with the founding of these United States of America. Do not jeopardize the precious freedom of firearms ownership built on the blood sacrificed by so many so that the world might know the true meaning of liberty. Be wise, be vigilant, be safe and good shooting.

God Bless America
Young's Longshot, Inc.

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