RANGE RULES

GENERAL RANGE RULES

​NEVER load a firearm except on the firing lines.

NEVER handle a loaded firearm in the clubhouse.

NEVER handle a firearm while people are downrange.
NEVER assume a firearm is unloaded – check it to be sure and leave the action open while on the  firing line.
NEVER put your finger on the trigger or take the firearm off safe unless you are ready to shoot and the  firearm is pointing towards the targets and impact areas

Shooting times are from 7:00AM to 10:00PM

  • Members and guests MUST sign in with a PBRSC range safety officer (RSO) at the rifle range regardless of the range being used. If there is no RSO on duty, sign in on the clipboard hanging on the RSO shack.
  • Members must wear their club badge at all times while shooting on the range
  • Match directors, committee chairs or their representatives hosting events will be responsible for notifying the PBRSO of range opening and closing. They will also be responsible for signing in members and guests
  • It is the obligation of all members to bring any unsafe condition or action to the attention of the on-duty RSO, or in the absence of an RSO, to the member causing the unsafe action.
  • RSOs represent the membership and are there to insure the safe operation of the ranges
  • All ranges are closed during all meetings of the general membership.
  • Eye and ear protection are required for all ranges during live fire.
  • No fully automatic firearms are allowed
  • Insure all shooters are aware of cease fires and that all firearms are safe before going down range
  • No handling or cleaning of firearms on the line while persons are downrange
  • Case and uncase firearms on the firing line with the firearm pointed towards the impact area for the range you are using
  • All firearms will be unloaded unless they are on the firing line
  • Shooters will clean up their shooting and target areas of trash and all casings when they are finished shooting
  • Insure no persons are downrange or in the impact area before firing
  • No shooting except from the designated firing lines
  • No alcoholic beverages or drugs before or while shooting
  • No climbing on berms or retaining walls
  • No bottles, cans, and other targets that may cause ricochets or leave debris on the range 
  • No smoking while handling black powder or black powder substitutes
  • First aid kits and range incident reports are available from the range safety officers
  • Exposed firearms will have their actions open and magazines removed except when on the firing line
  • Members are responsible for moving their target frames to the sides of the range when they are finished shooting
  • Targets with human facial features are considered to be in poor taste and are not allowed

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RIFLE RANGE RULES

NO birdshot.
NO .50 BMG.
NO aerial shooting.
NO fully automatic firearms.
NO drawing pistols from holster
NO Magazines loaded with more than 10 rounds.
NO rapid firing-more than one round per second.
NO armor piercing, incendiary or tracer ammunition. 


  • Members and guests MUST sign in with a PBRSC range safety officer (RSO) at the rifle range regardless of the range being used. If there is no RSO on duty, sign in on the clipboard hanging on the RSO shack. 


  • All firearms not on the firing line will be racked, unloaded, with their actions open muzzle up.


  • Before going downrange insure all shooters are aware of the cease fire, have unloaded their firearms, and have stepped behind the yellow safety line.


  • The Red Lights are used to indicate persons are down range only – they are NOT used to call a cease fire – red light switches are located near all firing points.


  • All shooters that go downrange will turn on a Red Light switch – the lights go out only when all switches are turned off.


  • No firearms will be handled while persons are downrange and the Red Lights are turned on.


  • Targets will be hung so ALL rounds that miss or pass through the target will impact a berm.


  • Eye and ear protection is required during live firing for all persons on the firing line.


  • Members are responsible for cleaning up their targets, firing line area, and moving target frames to the sides of the range when they are finished shooting.


  • Unspent ammo and cases must be placed in the appropriate boxes on the line.


  • During scheduled Hunter Sight-In members will give precedence to non-club members.


  • All range lights will be turned off when nobody is on the range or in the impact area.


  • First aid kits and Range Incident Reports are available from Range Officers.


  • Paper targets are not to be posted closer than 25 yards, metal targets no closer than 40 yards.


  • No Shooting beyond the 200 yard line except when approved in advance and in accordance with club rules


  • No bottles, cans or other targets that may cause ricochets or leave debris on the range​

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PISTOL RANGE RULES

NO metal targets allowed.
NO fully automatic firearms.
NO birdshot or aerial targets.
NO drawing pistols from holsters.
NO magazines loaded with more than 10 rounds.
NO rapid firing – more than one round per second.

NO armor piercing, incendiary or tracer ammunition. 


  • Members and guests MUST sign in with a PBRSC range safety officer (RSO) at the rifle range regardless of the range being used. If there is no RSO on duty, sign in on the clipboard hanging on the RSO shack. 


  •  Eye and ear protection is required during live firing for all persons on the firing line. 


  • Targets will be hung so ALL rounds that miss or pass through the target will impact a berm.


  • Targets are posted in designated target frames or target holder.


  • Shooting position gates are not to be used for range access.


  • Targets are not to be hung from baffles or posts or closer than 7 yards – the closest baffle to the target line.


  • Unspent ammo and cases must be placed in the appropriate boxes on the line.


  • Pistol with standard pistol calibers only – pistol with traditional rifle cartridges MUST use the rifle range.


  • All range lights will turned off when nobody is on the range or in the impact area.


  • 22 Long Rifle rim fire and air guns are the only rifles that may be used on the pistol range.


  • All firearms are to be cased and uncased on the firing line with the action open and the barrel pointed down range.


  • First aid kits and Range Incident Reports are available from Range officers.

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SHOTGUN RANGE RULES

NO loading of more than 3 rounds.
NO targets placed on top of the trap house.

NO rifles or pistols allowed – except pistols designed to fire bird shot loads with the patterning board

NO buckshot or slugs cartridges – the rifle range may be used for this   shooting- this includes the use of the patterning board.

  • Members and guests MUST sign in with a PBRSC range safety officer (RSO) at the rifle range regardless of the range being used. If there is no RSO on duty, sign in on the clipboard hanging on the RSO shack. 
  • All firearms not on the firing line will be racked at the rear of the firing line, unloaded, with their actions open.
  • Before going downrange insure all shooters are aware of the cease fire, have them unloaded their firearms, and have stepped back from the firing line.
  • Eye and ear protection is required during live firing for all persons on the firing line
  • Shooters will clean up the firing line.
  • Insure trap operators are behind shooters.
  • Do not shoot at targets on or behind the trap house.
  • The patterning board is for bird shot loads only at distances no closer than 15 yards.
  • First aid kits and Range Incident Reports are available from the Range officers

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ACTION BAY RULES

​NO aerial targets

NO metal targets closer than 23 feet

​NO fast draw or running allowed during single designated action pistol bay range officer practice

NO shooting allowed unless under the direct observation of a Designated Action Pistol Bays Officer​

  • Members and guests MUST sign in with a PBRSC range safety officer (RSO) at the rifle range regardless of the range being used. If there is no RSO on duty, sign in on the clipboard hanging on the RSO shack. 


  • Action Pistol Bays ranges are NOT open to the general membership


  • Match Directors, Committee Chairs or their representatives hosting events will be responsible for notifying the PBRSO of range opening and closing.
  • The impact area to the 600 yard line will be checked and the gate will be closed during live fire.
  • Action Bays are “Cold Ranges” and all firearms not on the firing line will be unloaded, cased, or holstered.
  • Eye and ear protection is required during live fire.
  • Shooters will clean up their target, firing line areas, and put props away.
  • Targets will be hung so ALL rounds that miss or pass through the target will impact a berm.
  • Targets are posted in designated target frames or target holders. Targets are not to be hung from range props.
  • First aid kits and Range Incident Reports are available from the Range officers.

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