Range Etiquette

Even though Survival Of The Fittest Pistol Courses is not a shooting range these are the range rules we use.

Range Rules

  • All guns to be used on the range must be unloaded & cased prior to entering or leaving the property.
  • No intoxicating substances on the premises, including parking areas. Use of the premises is prohibited to anyone who has consumed such substances.
  • Safe gun handling practices will be observed at all times. (NRA Standards)
  • Upon entering the range area, all commands of Range Officer’s or posted rules shall be followed.
  • Approved eye & ear protection must be worn at all times while on the range.
  • You must be 21 years old to shoot a handgun & 18 years old to shoot a long gun unless accompanied by parent or legal guardian at which the age is 12 to shoot either.
  • NO food or drink of any kind is permitted on the range.
  • All guns used on the range must be in safe operating condition and used only with the proper ammunition included hand-loaded ammo.
  • Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
  • Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
  • Know your target and what is beyond.
  • You can load as many rounds as you would like, and fire them as fast as you want, as long as you do so safely and accurately.
  • ANY 2 SHOTS fired that strike any surface besides your paper target (i.e. ceiling, floor, target carrier, track, etc.), in any combination, will result in the Range Officer asking you to leave for the day.
  • There is to be NO hand to hand transfers of firearms. If you want to pass a firearm to another shooter, place the weapon on the firing line bench and step back. The other shooter may then step forward and pick up the weapon.
  • Any loading or unloading of any firearm or magazines must be done on the firing line bench.
  • There is to be NO firing a firearm from the hip. This includes pistol grip shotguns.

Dress Code

To ensure a satisfactory experience, the following dress code will be enforced:

  • No Flip-Flops, Sandals or Open Footwear of any kind Allowed.
  • No Tank Tops or Low-Cut Tops Allowed
  • Extremes in apparel or jewelry, which are distractions, disruptive, disrespectful or unsafe will not be permitted.
  • Clothing or jewelry displaying: drugs, obscenities, lewd or illegal behavior, sexual overtones. etc. or any reference that is disruptive to others.
  • Undergarments worn as outer garments are not permitted, including muscle shirts.
  • Hats, caps, bandanas or other head covering will be removed while in the building, except baseball caps facing forward.
  • Torn or ragged clothing will not be permitted.

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