Range Safety rules
1. Keep the muzzle of your firearm pointed in a safe direction at all times.
2. Make absolutelysure there is a backstop in line with your target.
3. Raise the red hot-range safety flag at the gate and check the pond and shore line for fishermen before firing. Lower the flag if you are the last shooter to leave.
4. Eye and ear protection is required at all times.
5. Keep firearm unloaded until ready to fire.
6. Paper and cardboard targets ONLY. No stumps, tires, cans or glass.
7. No drug or alcohol use permitted.
8. Do not use high power rifles on the pistol range. 22 rimfire or muzzleloaders are OK.
9. Clean up after yourself. We don’t have a paid maintenance staff!!
10. Anyone shooting in an unsafe manner or making a mess may lose their membership in this club. An injury or death would be disasterous.
11. Junior members and family members under the age of 18 are prohibited from using the firing range unless accompanied by an adult over the age of 21.
Handgun Safety Tip: Never cover your ejection port!
From Rio Salado Sportsman's Club:
We had a detonation today at the match. As sometimes happens, the ejected round came back and the primer hit the ejector and exploded. The shooter was trying to catch his round by covering the ejection port rather than letting it fall safely to the ground. He got lucky and only hurt one of his fingers, but thankfully not seriously. I know some people were taught that method but IT IS A BAD AND UNSAFE PRACTICE. Never Cover the Ejection Port when Showing Clear. Also, if you see others do that, please call them aside and remind them to just let the round fall. It is not worth the risk.