1) ATTITUDE of "Safety":
- we run a COLD range. NO EXCEPTIONS (more below)
- your SO is boss of your squad (holder of the blue timer).
- YOU should also be safety conscious, shout "STOP" if anything looks unsafe.
- follow the NRA rules for gun safety:
* ALWAYS keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
(no more than 90 deg from the forward berm)... verbal cue for infractions is "Muzzle!"
* ALWAYS keep you finger off the trigger until ready to fire.
(finger ON frame unless pulling the trigger)... verbal cue for infractions is "Finger!"
* ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded till ready to **use.
**"use" on our range is ONLY when it's your turn at the firing line, step-up and the SO will verbally direct each step of the loading & unloading process. There is NO hurry, go step by step as directed. Otherwise ALL guns are UNLOADED at ALL times! Those directions will be this:
- The range is going HOT! Eyes and ears!
- Shooter LOAD and make ready.
- Any questions? ...Stand by!
shooter will run the course as directed, then stop and wait for SO directions.
- If you are finished shooting, unload and show clear. (SO will visually inspect to verify 'clear')
- Slide forward (or other command appropriate to the firearm)
- Hammer down (point the firearm at the North berm and pull the trigger)
- Holster (carefully re-holster your pistol, bag your rifle, or sling it with the chamber flagged)
- you MAY load mags anywhere & stow them on your body.
- guns NEVER leave holsters, slings, or case except at "gun-handling" bench, and NO LIVE AMMO at this bench.
2) Be a TEAM PLAYER:
- EVERYONE can help, no exceptions, if you can shoot then there is a job for you.
(scoring, pasting, brass-picking, target reset, set-up & tear-down).
- Expect to meet shooters of varying skill levels, from newbs to experts. Be willing to teach when necessary and always be willing to learn (we DON'T know what we don't know).
- visually review the course before each shooter (SO's can't see everything), shout if you see a hole to paste or a target not reset.
3) Be PREPARED:
- pay attention to your squad roster, have your gear READY when it's your turn.
- if any MEDICAL SITUATIONS arise, we have a plan:
* STOP all action, in all squads, till the situation is assessed & under control.
* call the designated FIRST AID tech to the scene.
* acquire the FIRST AID kit, needed or not.
* if necessary the designated 911 caller contacts dispatch: "a training accident...".
* if an ambulance is called, the designated runner will meet them at the gate.
* an SO will safely remove any loaded firearm from the scene & render it safe.
* stay back & let folks work.