FMC SKEET RANGE RULES

EFFECTIVE: September  2015

 

GENERAL

1.       All shooters must sign in at the Skeet Range Clubhouse

2.       Always have Membership Card in your possession

3.       No Guest Allowed, Members ONLY

4.       Shooting allowed only between the hours of 9:00am and dark

5.       Keep Gate Locked

6.       Observe posted 5 MPH speed limit

7.       No Vehicles Allowed on Skeet Range

8.       Trap Range #1 – ABSOLUTELY NO SHOOTING

9.       Trap Range # 2 – ABSOLUTELY NO SHOOTING

10.   Trap/Skeet Range # 3 and # 4 use only 7 ½ , 8 or 9 shot

11.   Use Shotguns, 12gauge or smaller – only Shotguns at Skeet Range

12.   Use only Clay Targets at Skeet Range

13.   Pick up and dispose of all trash in designated containers

14.   Police range and in essence, Leave Range in the Same Condition or Better than you found it

15.   Members under age of 18, MUST be accompanied by an adult member.  The adult member is responsible for the minor’s compliance with All Rules

16.   No tobacco permitted in the Skeet Club House

17.   ABSOLUTELY NO ALCOHOL OR DRUGS ON FMC PROPERTY

FIREARM ( Shotgun ) SAFETY

1.       SAFETY FIRST ALWAYS …. ALWAYS SAFETY FIRST

2.       ALWAYS KEEP THE FIREARM ( MUZZLE ) POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION

3.       ALWAYS TREAT EVERY GUN AS A LOADED GUN

4.       NEVER RELY ON YOUR GUNS SAFETY – IT IS A MECHANICAL DEVICE AND, LIKE ANY MECHANICAL DEVICE, IT COULD FAIL

5.       ALWAYS KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF OF THE TRIGGER AND OUT OF THE TRIGGER GUARD UNTIL READY TO SHOOT

6.       ALWAYS KEEP THE GUN UNLOADED UNTIL READY TO USE

7.       KEEP YOUR ACTION OPEN OR THE SHOTGUN BROKE DOWN AND UNLOADED UNTIL ON THE SHOOTING PAD AND READY TO SHOOT

8.       ALWAYS USE APPROPRIATE EYE PROTECTION AND EAR PROTECTION

9.       ABSOLUTELY NO ALCOHOL OR DRUGS PRIOR TO SHOOTING AND NO ALCOHOL OR DRUGS DURING SHOOTING OR AT THE SKEET RANGE

10.   NEVER POINT LOADED OR UNLOADED MUZZLE AT ANY INDIVIDUAL

11.   NEVER SWEEP THE MUZZLE, LOADED OR UNLOADED ACCROS ANY INDIVIDUAL

12.   ALWAYS KEEP SHOTGUN UNLOADED AND ACTION OPEN WHEN MOVING BETWEEN SHOOTING STATIONS

13.   ROUND OF SKEET – NEVER LOAD MORE THAN 2 ROUNDS AT ANY SHOOTING STATION

14.   BEHIND THE FIRING LINE, THE ACTION IS ALWAYS OPEN ON SEMI-AUTO, PUMP AND LEVER ACTION SHOTGUNS.  OVER AND UNDER, SIDE BY SIDES AND SINGLE SHOT SHOULD BE BROKEN DOWN

15.   NEVER HAVE A LOADED GUN BEHIND THE FIRING LINE

16.   WHEN NOT ENGAGED IN A ROUND OF SHOOTING, SHOTGUNS SHOULD BE UNLOADED, IN GUN RACK OR CASE, ACTION OPEN AND MUZZLE POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION

17.   RANGE HOT – BOTH STATION # 3 AND # 4 MUST BE HOT AT THE SAME TIME.  STAY BEHIND THE FIRING LINE.  NEVER GO BEYOND THE HIGH AND LOW HOUSE OR STATION # 8 WHILE THE RANGE IS HOT. 

18.   A RAISED FLAG BETWEEN RANGE # 3 AND # 4 WILL INDICATE THE RANGE IS HOT

19.   RANGE COLD – BOTH RANGE # 3 AND # 4 MUST BE COLD AT THE SAME TIME.  FLAG WILL BE LOWERED TO INDICATE RANGE IS COLD.  UNLOAD AND OPEN ACTION ON ALL SHOTGUNS.  POINT MUZZLE IN A SAFE DIRECTION AND DO NOT HANDLE ANY FIREARM WHILE RANGE IS COLD AND ANY INDIVIDUAL IS DOWN RANGE, BEYOND THE HIGH AND LOW HOUSE OR STATION # 8.

20.   CEASE FIRE IS CALLED IMMEDIATELY IF ANY UNSAFE CONDITION ARISES AT EITHER RANGE # 3 OR # 4.  IMMEDIAELY UNLOAD, OPEN ACTION, POINT MUZZLE IN SAFE DIRECTION AND STEP AWAY FROM ALL SHOTGUNS.

21.   TRANSPORTING SHOTGUNS BETWEEN PARKING LOT AND RANGE – SHOTGUN MUST BE UNLOADED AND IN A CASE

22.   ONCE AT RANGE, SHOTGUNS CAN BE REMOVED FROM CASE – IMMEDIATELY OPEN ACTION AND POINT MUZZLE IN A SAFE DIRECTION – ALWAYS UNLOADED

23.   AFTER SHOOTING, UNLOAD AND CASE SHOTGUNS BEFORE TRANSPORTING BACK TO THE PARKING LOT

24.   NEVER ENGAGE IN ANY CONFRONTATIONS ON THE SKEET RANGE OR ON FMC PROPERTY. NO BULLING OR HARASSMENT and/or INTIMIDATION OF ANY INDIVIDUAL IS PERMITTED.  MIS-CONDUCT WILL NOT BE TOLERATED AND LOSS OF SKEET RANGE PRIVILEGES and/or LOSS OF FMC MEMBERSHIP COULD RESULT.  THE BOARDS DECESION IS FINAL.

25.   ANY THREATS, VERBAL OR PHYSICAL ABUSE, PROFANITY, AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR, ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE BEFORE OR DURING SHOOTING MAY RESULT IN EXPULSION FROM THE FMC CLUB AND ACTIONS BY THE BOARD UP TO AND INCLUDING REVOCATION OF MEMBERSHIP PERMANENTLY.

26.   IT IS THE RESPONSIBILLITY OF EACH MEMBER TO INSURE THAT ALL SAFETY RULES AND REGULATIONS ARE STRICTLY ADHERED TO AT ALL TIMES.  IF ANY SAFETY VIOLATION IS OBSERVED, PLEASE COMMUNICATE YOUR CONCERN TO THE VIOLATOR IN A PROFESSIONAL MANNER AND IF NOT CORRECTED; REPORT THE INFRACTION TO THE BOARD. 

27.   IF UNSAFE CONDITIONS OCCUR, PLEASE PACK UP AND LEAVE RANGE FOR YOUR INDIVIDUAL SAFETY AND THEN REPORT INCIDENT TO THE BOARD

28.   ALL BOARD DECESIONS ARE FINAL

29.   HAVE FUN BUT ABOVE ALL – BE SAFE AND KEEP OTHERS AROUND YOU IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT