Safety Rules

General Range Safety Rules

  •  All guns must remain unloaded until the scorer or range officer determines the squad is ready. Loaded is considered as putting a live round in the chamber or magazine.

  • Eye and ear protection is required for all shooters.

  • Shooters, while on the designated shooting stations shall keep their firearms pointed in the direction that will not endanger other shooters, field personnel and spectators.

  • When not on a shooting station, the firearm shall be carried with the breech open and empty; Pumps and automatics will have the bolt open and fixed breeches will be broke open.

  • Test shots will not be permitted without the permission of the scorer or range officer.

  • Shooters must stand with both feet within the boundaries of the designated shooting station.

  • All Non-shooters and spectators must remain behind the 27 yd. marks during course of fire.

  • Instructors must notify the scorer or Range officer if they will be assisting and/or instructing during the course of fire.

  • All shooters on a squad must have their own gun.

  • Guns may not be shared or passed around while on the line.

  • Only one shell at a time will be loaded in the gun; two shells if shooting doubles.

  • A shooter must in no way interfere with preceding or following shooters by raising their gun, or otherwise creating a distraction.

  • Only shotguns of 12 gauge or less may be used.

  • Only TRAP loads up to 3-1/4 dram equivalent may be used.

  • High Brass and Magnum loads are prohibited.

  • Only #7, 7-1/2, 8, 8-1/2 or 9 shot may be used.

  • In the event that a shooter has a malfunctioning firearm the remaining squad members shall make their firearms safe while the shooter clears the malfunction.

  • During the re-supplying of the trap equipment; trap personnel shall indicate their presents by displaying a Red cone atop of the trap house being re-supplied.

  • Competitors and spectators are not allowed to consume alcohol within the trap clubhouse or area designated and recognized as the trap range during or after club events