RANGE RULES

Revised 12/15/2009

Membership Information:

Application must be on file.

Must be 18 years of age.

Agrees to follow all range rules and standing rules of complex and clubs.

Must attend orientation course prior to receiving 2010 permanent membership materials.

Must show proof of identification upon request by anyone on the complex.

Must display window hang tag while using facilities.

Guests:

Each member is allowed to have one guest with them at the range.

Each guest must be advised this is their once in a lifetime visit.

Guest from beyond fifty miles are allowed unlimited visits.

Guest must be able to prove their residence address upon request.

Once you have been a member you may not return as a guest in an unpaid year, except for open range days.

Vehicles and Gates

Gates are to be locked immediately upon entering or leaving complex unless otherwise posted or gate is locked open with a different combination.

If you encounter an open gate, unsigned and not locked open, close and lock it.

Vehicles are to remain on established roads and parking lots.

Vehicles are not permitted past the firing lines on any ranges. (Exceptions are maintenance personnel and match directors.)

Parking under the range covers is prohibited.

Shooting from a vehicle is prohibited

Range Usage:
Open Hours are Dawn to Dusk.

Must sign log book prior to using ranges, and must sign in guest with their name and city,state.

Must wear ear and eye protection. This includes people watching.

Must follow gun safety rules and show range etiquette.

Must remove all targets and properly dispose of prior to leaving range.

There will be no consumption of alcohol or controlled substances on the range.

No one may use the range if under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances, or prescription drugs that affect their abilities.

Attach targets to backers so as not to damage backer supports.

Full automatic fire is allowed on the 300 yard range only.

Use only approved weapons for the range you are on. ( i.e.Pistol range is restricted to handguns only.)

50 yd range is for handguns and rimfire only, no centerfire rifles allowed.

Provide your own backers to pattern shotguns, do not use rifle or pistol backers owned by club.  Shotguns with slugs are permitted to use club backers.

Practice Safety

Do not fire diagonally across ranges.

Do not set objects on cross bracing to shoot at.

Do not shoot at targets placed on range floor.

Load firearms on the shooting line only, with muzzle pointed downrange.

Firearms are to be unloaded when someone is downrange.

Never leave loaded firearms unattended.

Never handle firearms for any reason when people are downrange.

Do not move forward of the firing line until the “ALL CLEAR” has been given.

Do not resume shooting or handle firearms until everyone has returned from downrange.

Do not shoot anywhere but on approved ranges, from approved firing lines. Exception: permitted on the 50 yard range if ALL shooters on the range are in agreement, i.e., IDPA practice.

Do not shoot at any Complex-, MRSA, FWP owned property to include, but not limited to; buildings, vehicles, fence posts, shooting benches, or any other non-approved targets.

When shooting is completed, all targets are to be removed from target backers, and all spent rounds picked up.

DO NOT SHOOT WILDLIFE!

This is a target range not a hunting club.

Do not allow your dogs to run free, dogs are allowed as long as they are on a leash.

Rule Change:

The MRSA Board of Directors removed the prohibition of ALL center-fire rifles on the 50 yard range. The new rule reads: Long guns (rifles and carbines) that fire a cartridge INITIALLY designed as a PISTOL cartridge, may be used on the 50 yard range. Example cartridges would include, but not limited to: 7.62×25 Tokarev ( NOT 7.62×39 ), 9×19 ( 9mm Luger ), 38 Spl., 357 Mag, 44 Mag, 45 ACP, 45 Colt, 454 Cassull, 460 S&W, 500 S&W. Shotguns are prohibited on the 50 yard range. Handguns ( Taurus Judge, etc. ) can be fired using ONLY buckshot and personal defense ammo. No birdshot ( shot smaller than #4 ) is allowed due to the damage to the target backers.

EFFECTIVE  12/23/2009  YOU MAY NO LONGER SHOOT STANDING UNDER 200 YARD RANGE COVER.

Targets:

Aerial targets are allowed only at the Sun River Skeet Club ranges.
If it leaves a mess do not shoot it. i.e. (Rocks, glass, clay targets, ceramic, food items.)

Do not fabricate target stands with any range materials; i.e. cement blocks, railroad ties, 2 x 4’s, If there is no range-approved backer available, move to another range.

Handgun steel targets;  minimum safe distance 15yards from the firing line.  Do not shoot steel targets on 50 yard range if people are using the 200 yard range.

Rifle steel targets; minimum safe distance is 100 yards from the firing line.

No shotguns used on any steel targets at this time.

Ammunition:

No armor piercing rounds.

No tracers, flechette, or other exploding rounds.

Flags:

First one on the range must raise the flag, last to leave must take flag down.

Flag up at main gate means all ranges are closed.

Sun River Skeet Club Rules:

You may only be at the skeet club during open hours. This area of the complex is closed to all members other than the posted open hours or during a special scheduled shoot.

Open Hours:

Sundays 10:00AM -4:00PM
Tuesdays 6:30PM- 10:00PM
Thursdays 6:30PM- 10:00PM Except when leagues are running.

Law Enforcement Range:

This range is closed to everyone who is not a law enforcement officer or authorized personnel.

Therefore collection of brass is not allowed. If you are found on this range your name will be turned over to the GFSSC board of directors for any further action.

Ed McGivern Pistol Range:

Only pistols are allowed, absolutely no rifles or shotguns.

You must use the backers provided at this range.

You must shoot from the bench line ONLY.  Do not shoot forward of the cover.

Safety:

No fires of any type allowed on the ranges.

No walking along the sides or tops of the berms.

All personnel under the age of 18 must be directly supervised by an adult.

Classes:

To hold a class on GFSSC property you must be a certified instructor.

You must be cleared to teach by the GFSSC chief instructor.

You must schedule any range time through president of club managing that range. ie( president MRSA 50yd,200 yd, or 300 yd)(president Ed McGivern for use of McGivern pistol range).

You must schedule any classroom time through GFSSC chief instructor.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES:

In the event of any emergency that requires ambulance or air med-evac, call 911 and send someone to the gate to facilitate emergency response entrance.
The 911 center does have the gate combo if you are unable to meet them at the gate.

Infractions Which Could Result in Life Time Ban:

Giving the gate combination to any person.

Allowing some one to use your window hang tag or membership card.

Shooting of wildlife, firing any where other than an approved range.

Driving other than established areas.

Willfully Littering

Willfully damaging any property owned by GFSSC, Montana FWP, or any of the clubs.

Website:

To know up to date what is going on at the ranges visit gfssc.org and check the calendar or upcoming events schedule.