Range Rules

Range Rules & Regulations

FOR SAFE SHOOTING

To have a safe club facility, it is important to read and understand the enclosed safety rules, regulations and procedures. Some of the rules are from our old by-laws 1-7, Safety Rules 2000 and the newly instated rules for archery and PPC/IDPA. Please contact us if you have any questions.

MEMBERS/GUESTS RULES REQUIREMENTS
  1. Membership limitation of 150 members
  2. Anyone joining LRRC must be sponsored by a club member in good standing who has belonged for a minimum of one year.
  3. New members to provide a police criminal report.
  4. New members are on probation for one year.
  5. One sponsorship per year, per member.
  6. Members are responsible for any member they sponsor, to familiarize them with club activities.
  7. Members who leave and rejoin will be waived initiation fee on return. Probation rules will still stand.
  8. You must be a member for one year to become a director.
  9. Members’ spouses and children under 21 are considered members under members’ dues and membership.
  10. Children reaching the age of 21 must join on their own by 22 or they must pay an initiation fee.
  11. Members’ children will have precedence over regular applications.
  12. Spouses applying for Handgun Carry Permit must apply for their own membership with no dues required.
  13. In event of split or death of member, spouse must pay their own dues.
  14. New members must be a club member for a minimum of 3 months before applying for a handgun carrying permit also known as an Authorization To Transport, (A.T.T.) issued by the Chief Firearms Officer of Ontario (C.F.O.). Members must also take and pass the handgun Safety course given by an instructor who is qualified and/or recognized directly or indirectly by the C.F.O.
  15. Ranges are for use by members and invited guests only, except for those shooting events which are open to the public. Members shall be responsible for ensuring that their guests are aware of the range rules and supervise their actions.
  16. Daily range fee for a non-member. See posted fee.
  17. No person impaired or under the influence of alcohol or drugs shall be permitted to handle or discharge firearms on club property.
  18. Read and understand all safety rules and procedures.
  19. All club members, guests and/or visitors are to adhere to/obey all posted signage and posted rules.
  20. Members/guests who refuse to comply doing so can result in being discharged from the premises and/or membership revoked.
  21. Member/guest must sign attendance book.
  22. Personal injury due to firearm discharge must be reported immediately to: Range Operator, President, Local Police and Chief Firearm Officer.
INITIATION AND CLUB DUES
  1. From September 1 through February 28/29 anyone joining the club will pay the full initiation and club dues.
  2. From March 1 through July 31 anyone joining the club will pay the full initiation fee and one half of the club dues.
  3. From August 1 through August 31 anyone joining the club will pay full initiation and club dues and this will be for the upcoming year.
GENERAL SAFETY RULES AND PROCEDURES
  1. Outdoor rifle/handgun and/or shotgun ranges cannot be operated at the same time.
  2. When shooting on the outdoor ranges the red flag is to be flying. Turn range signs to read open. After shooting ends lower the red flag, turn range to read range closed.
  3. Outdoor shooting hours:
    Monday-Saturday:  8:00 A.M. – dusk, unless otherwise posted.
    Sunday:  10:00 A.M – 4:00 P.M.
  4. No jacketed bullets are allowed on steel silhouettes.
  5. Recommend those present shall appoint a range officer. The range officer shall be responsible for the shooting activities at the firing line and shall give the commands to commence and cease fire.
  6. Range officer shall also be responsible to ensure that all firearms are unloaded during a cease-fire and that no firearms are handled while any person is downrange.
  7. All restricted firearms shall be transported to the range facility unloaded, rendered inoperable by a secure locking device and contained in a locked container that cannot readily be broken open.
  8. Coming to and from the firing line, firearms are to be unloaded and rendered safe. Firearms should not be handled or prepared for firing except at the fining line.
  9. Shoot only proper targets that are supplied/approved by the club/range. At no time shall any member or guest discharge his/her firearm at targets, stands or frames, metal cans, glass bottles or any such material that may cause dangerous debris or bullet ricochets.
Indoor Rifle & Handgun SAFETY RULES
  1. Recommend that two persons on the range during shooting.
  2. Recommend those present shall appoint a range officer. The range officer shall be responsible for the shooting activities at the firing line and shall give the command to commence and cease fire.
  3. The range officer shall also be responsible for ensuring that all firearms are unloaded during a cease-fire and that no firearms are handled while any person is downrange.
  4. Obey the range officer’s commands.
  5. Do not approach the firing line or handle firearms when green light is activated, stay behind the yellow line.
  6. Shooter may approach firing line only when red light is activated.
  7. All firearms placed on the firing line bench shall have actions open until ready to fire.
  8. Any firearms requiring maintenance shall be removed from the firing line to a designated safe area.
  9. Keep the muzzle direction downrange at all times or under your control.
  10. All shooters as well as spectators within close proximity to the firing line must wear eye and ear protection at all times.
  11. Never allow horseplay, careless handling of firearms, or any other distraction while shooting is in progress.
  12. No jacketed bullets are allowed.
  13. All calibre handguns allowed. Only 22 calibre rim fire rifles.
  14. No firearms to be discharged anywhere forward of the ports.
  15. All restricted firearms shall be transported to the range facility unloaded, rendered inoperable by a secure locking device and contained in a locked container that cannot readily be broken open.
  16. Coming to and from the firing line, firearms are to be unloaded and rendered safe. Firearms should not be handled or prepared for firing except at the firing line.
  17. Shoot only proper targets that are supplied/approved by the club/range. At no time shall any member or guest discharge his/her firearm at targets, stands or frames, metal cans, glass bottles, or any such material that may cause dangerous debris of bullet ricochets.
  18. Indoor shooting hours are 8:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M.
Outdoor Rifle & Handgun SAFETY RULES
  1. Outdoor rifle/handgun and/or shotgun ranges cannot be operated at the same time.
  2. Recommend two persons on the range during shooting.
  3. Recommend a range officer be appointed for all functions.
  4. Obey all range commands that are given by the range officer.
  5. All firearms placed on the firing line bench shall have actions open until ready to fire.
  6. Any firearms requiring maintenance shall be removed from the firing line to a designated safe area.
  7. Keep the muzzle direction downrange at all times or under your control.
  8. All metal targets must be reactive (they must move or fall down when hit) and must be positioned at right angles to the firing line.
  9. All shooters as well as spectators within close proximity to the firing line must wear eye and ear protection at all times.
  10. Never allow horseplay, careless handling of firearms, or any other distraction while shooting is in progress.
  11. Shooters on the rifle/handgun range shall use only targets and target holder supplied/erected by the LRRC club.
  12. Do not fire at any target directly on the ground. Bullets striking the ground may be deflected over side berms and/or backstops.
Trap-Skeet & Sporting Clay SAFETY RULES
  1. Outdoor rifle/handgun and/or shotgun ranges cannot be operated at the same time.
  2. Recommend two persons on the range during shooting.
  3. Recommend a range officer be appointed for all functions.
  4. Obey all range commands that are given by the range officer.
  5. Assume every firearm is loaded until you prove it safe.
  6. The action of the firearm must remain open at all times until it is your turn to shoot.
  7. Do not load the firearm until you are on the shooting pad/shooting stall.
  8. Control the muzzle of the firearm at all times.
  9. Keep the muzzle of the firearm downrange when loading.
  10. In the case of an ammunition malfunction, control the muzzle downrange and wait 60 seconds prior to removing the shell.
  11. Do not load any shells larger than 12 GA. 3¼ dram, or shot size larger than 7½.
  12. Load no more than 2 shells for skeet stations 1 through 7, trap or sporting clay doubles, load no more than one shell for skeet station 8 or trap and sporting clay singles.
  13. Do not walk onto the field to retrieve spent hulls while others are preparing to shoot.
  14. Do not walk in front of the skeet low house chute, trap house, or sporting clay target thrower while the release button is in the hands of the thrower operator.
  15. Always wear proper eye and ear protection while shooting or acting as a spectator in close proximity to the shooting stations.
  16. Do not distract others by walking off shooting pad/line while others are shooting or preparing to shoot.
Archery SAFETY RULES
  1. All Members and invited Guests must sign in on arrival. A binder is provided in the Clubhouse for this purpose.
  2. SKY PULLING/GROUND PULLING: Arrows must be drawn level with the ground so that if the arrow is accidentally released it has a chance of hitting target or butt safely.
  3. No one is to knock or shoot an arrow until all archers are behind the starting line. A Range Officer or Line Captain will say “Clear”, then “Fire”.
  4. No one will retrieve arrows until all archers have fired. Do not go forward of firing line until an “All Clear” is given.
  5. LOST ARROWS: When looking for lost arrows you must let others know where you are at all times. Leave your quiver and bow in full view of target area while you are looking. This is a Safety Requirement to let all people know that someone is down range and out of sight. After a reasonable time is given an arrow will be considered lost.
  6. Broadheads are not allowed on 3D or Indoor Range. Broadheads will be shot at sand Butts on target range only.
  7. Archers may shoot on Target Range at any time unless informed by the Executive.
  8. All children under eighteen (18) years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
  9. All equipment owned by LRRC has been bought for the exclusive use of members and the club. This equipment is not to be loaned to any other clubs or individuals.
  10. Silicone lubricant is recommended for carbon arrows for easier arrow removal, this will also help our targets last longer.
  11. Crossbows may be used on archery courses, must only be cocked on the starting line.
  12. Range Officers have been appointed. All Club rulings and posted signs must be obeyed.

PROGRAM FOR 3D

  1. All Members and invited Guests must sign in on arrival. A binder is provided in the Clubhouse for this purpose.
  2. SKY PULLING/GROUND PULLING
  3. Arrows must be drawn level with the ground so that if the arrow is accidentally released it has a chance of hitting target or butt safely.
  4. No one is to knock or shoot an arrow until all archers are behind the starting line. A Range Officer or Line Captain will say “Clear”, then “Fire”.
  5. No one will retrieve arrows until all archers have fired. Do not go forward of firing line until an “All Clear” is given.
  6. LOST ARROWS: When looking for lost arrows you must let others know where you are at all times. Leave your quiver and bow in full view of target area while you are looking. This is a Safety Requirement to let all people know that someone is down range and out of sight. After a reasonable time is given an arrow will be considered lost.
  7. Broadheads are not allowed on 3D or Indoor Range. Broadheads will be shot at sand Butts on target range only.
  8. Archers may shoot on Target Range at any time unless informed by the Executive.
  9. All children under eighteen (18) years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
  10. All equipment owned by LRRC has been bought for the exclusive use of members and the club. This equipment is not to be loaned to any other clubs or individuals.
  11. Silicone lubricant is recommended for carbon arrows for easier arrow removal, this will also help our targets last longer.
  12. Crossbows may be used on archery courses, must only be cocked on the starting line.
  13. Range Officers have been appointed. All Club rulings and posted signs must be obeyed.
PPC/IDPA SAFETY RULES
  1. Outdoor rifle/handgun/shotgun ranges cannot be operated at the same time, when outdoor PPC/IDPA is in progress.
  2. Red flag must be raised, and signs changed to indicate shooting is in progress.
  3. Dead bolts on rifle range doors must be locked when PPC/IDPA is in progress, access to range is by the gate only.
  4. PPC/IDPA sign must be pulled out on the 100 yard range to indicate the 100 yard range is closed and PPC/IDPA shooting is in progress.
  5. All shooting must be done into 200 yard berm.
  6. No shooting into the side berm or bush is permitted.
  7. Two or more people are requii’ed to shoot PPC/IDPA.
  8. PPC/IDPA requires a range safety officer at all times.
  9. All Range Safety Officers (RSO) commands are to be obeyed.
  10. The LRRC will have a cold range, known as (No firearms are to be loaded and in the holster until the RSO have given the command to do so, at the firing line of the given course of fire).
  11. All firearms must be proved safe by the RSO and returned to the holster in a safe manner under the supervision of the RSO.
  12. Keep the muzzle direction downrange at all times, under your control.
  13. All metal targets are to be reactive (they must move or fall down when hit) and must be positioned at right angles to the firing line.
  14. All shooters as well as spectators within close proximity to the firing line must wear eye and hearing protection at all times.
  15. Never allow horseplay, careless handling of firearms, or any other distractions while shooting is in progress.
  16. Shooters shall only use targets and target holder’s supplied/erected by the LRRC club.
  17. Do not fire at any target directly on the ground. Bullets striking the ground may be deflected over side berms and/or backstops.