TRI-CITY GUN CLUB -RANGE RULES
These Range Rules were created to help ensure a Safe and enjoyable Shooting environment for all persons, who are reminded that while on TCGC property, they have the RESPONSIBILITY to properly handle firearms. Always point firearms in a safe direction, Keep your finger off the trigger till ready to shoot. Keep firearms unloaded until ready to use.
1. NO smoking on the firing line.
2. To make a range “HOT” or “COLD”, communication IS REQUIRED on the firing line. While a range is “HOT” you may transport unloaded firearms to or from your vehicle, you may load, unload, adjust firearms and shoot at designated targets.
3. Upon making a range “COLD”, all firearms are to be made safe, unload, leave action open and point muzzle down range or put firearm in a rack. Always check the north end of the long rage for shooters that might be shooting in the prone position and not hear or see you make the range cold. While a range is “COLD”, firearms ARE NOT to be handled. Shooting benches are off limits, but you may go down range to place or retrieve targets. All other persons are required to stand behind the yellow lines which are clearly marked on most ranges.
4. Anyone may call a “CEASE FIRE” for any reason. Upon hearing the “CEASE FIRE” command, immediately STOP shooting, remain in control of your firearm and wait until you hear the next command.
5. EYE and EAR protection in mandatory for everyone on all ranges, except for the Archery Range. Eye protection required, Ear protection recommended for Air Gun Range.
6. Since you are responsible for preventing ricochets, always be sure of your target and that your bullet will impact a berm..
7. SHOTGUNS ARE NOT allowed on the Pistol Range or Short Range. NO EXCEPTIONS.
8. ONLY Shotgun shells 7 ½ shot or SMALLER shall be used on the Shotgun Range and on the Patterning Board which is located on the north end of the Long Range. DO NOT shoot slugs at the Pattering Board or Rifles Pistols. On the Long Range, slugs and size 7 shot or LARGER may be shot ONLY at plywoodtarget boards.
9. The official hours of operation for the TCGC Range are from fifteen (15) minutes after official sunrise to fifteen (15) minutes before official sunset except for the Skeet and Trap ranges, and Air Gun range The Skeet and Trap ranges and Air Gun range will be operable until 9:30 p.m. each night. This does not include the manual throwers at the East End of the Skeet and Trap Field.
10. When shooting alone on the Long Range, before you begin firing, yell out, “IS ANYONE DOWN RANGE?”
11. 50 BMG may ONLY be shot from tables three and four on the Long Range. NEVER shoot them at metal targets!
12. Gong type metal targets on the Long Range may be shot with a handgun or with rifle cartridges – EXCEPT for the 50 BMG. You may shoot animal shaped targets with handguns and 22 rifles only.
13. On the Pistol Range, Only Pistol caliber hand guns and 22 rim-fire, and 17 cal. rim-fire Rifles are acceptable. You may also shoot 22 rim-fire spinner targets on the Pistol Range, as long as they are placed at the base of berm to prevent ricochets.
14. No glass, exploding, or concrete targets are allowed to be shot at TCGC. Plastic bottles, soda cans, and clay targets may be shot only on the Long Range and Pistol Range – but cleanup is required. These types of targets must also be placed at the base of a berm. .Paper targets only on Short Range.
15. All Fully-Automatic firearms, HELLFIRE type devices, and “bump firing” are PROHIBITED.
16. All kinds of Tracer, Armor Piercing and Incendiary ammunition are PROBHIBITED.
17. Hunting is PROHIBITED on TCGC property. Do NOT take pot shots at varmints.
18. Alcohol and Drugs are PROHIBITED on TCGC property. If you medication affects your behavior, do not participate in shooting activities.
19. Wear your TCGC name bade at all times, while on TCGC property. Without it, you may be asked to leave.
20. SDA Concealed Carry and Open Carry Laws are applicable and are honored at TCGC. All firearms carried must have the muzzles pointed down range or at the ground at TCGC. If you decided to shoot your concealed or open carry handgun at the range you will need to place it on the shooting table before shooting it. Ones it’s pulled out to shoot, it must remain on the table till your thru shooting. Drawing firearms from the holster are from anywhere on your body is still only allowed when an RSO is present.
21. Water at TCGC is not drinkable but it can be used for hand washing and cleaning.
22. Be proud of your range and pick up your trash. Yellow cans are for trash, small cans are for smokers. Blue Recycle cans are clearly marked.
23. Match Directors have the final word on how matches are to be conducted.
24. When you arrive at the TCGC gate to enter or leave enter the gate combination slowly by pushing the numbers firmly, followed by the # key ,give the gate time to open ,while your waiting take time to read the the speed limit sign and the club sign to see which range’s are open.. At NO time do you need to push the gate to open it or close it.
25. Range closures will occur during club events such as SportsFest, Women on Target, Hunter Education Clinic, YHEC, scheduled matches and on Work Days. For informal shooting information, check the Range Schedule in the Hangfire or on the web-site before driving to TCGC.
26. ACCIDENTS OR INJURIES – report immediately to a Range Safety Officer or Executive Committee Member. (See side of Hangfire on front page for phone numbers). We have two FIRST AID boxes at TCGC, one in the stat house, and the other is in the men’s restroom. There is an Emergency 911 phone located in front of the Air Gun Range All information needed, is located inside the door of the phone.
27. There are three requirements for bringing guests onto TCGC property.
(A) The TCGC Member needs to directly supervise guest and remain with them on the range they are shooting on.
(B) All TCGC Members are required to review these range rules with guests prior to shooting to insure they understand and comply,
(C) All guests & non-members must sign the insurance waiver form even if they are not participating.
28. Please ask an Executive Committee Member if you are not sure about a range rule. It is better to ask a question, than to lose your membership because of a range rule violation.
29. If you hear shooting coming from anywhere but TCGC Please call the Norman Police Dept. at 321-1444.
TRI-CITY GUN CLUB -RANGE RULES