It is every members responsibility to, understand and follow the RANGE RULES. Excuses such as "I have never heard of this before", or, "I did not see it in the newsletter", etc. are NOT acceptable. Any violation of the Range Rules will constitute loss of membership!
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Rev. 07/13/2017

CWSA RANGE RULES

SHOOTING HOURS: 9:00 am till 9:00 pm or dusk (whichever comes first)

GENERAL RULES

1.       ENTRY RULES

A.       All persons, members and guests using Central Whidbey Sportsmen’s Association facilities MUST sign in upon arrival and sign out upon departure in the RANGE LOG located at the main gate entrance.  The person who signs in is the RESPONSIBLE PERSON.    Guests must be accompanied by a club member at all times.

B.      Shooters under 18 years of age MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A RESPONSIBLE ADULT (AGE 21+).

C.      Members using the range must have their membership card on their person and must display it upon request.

D.     During organized CWSA events the RESPONSIBLE PERSON for the range in-use for the event is the person organizing and directing the event.

E.      Law enforcement organized activities will be signed for, in and out, by the senior officer in charge or agency firearms instructor, who also is the RESPONSIBLE PERSON.

F.       During informal range use, the RESPONSIBLE PERSON is the club member(s) who has logged in and thereby accepts responsibility for the operation, safety and conduct of themselves and their guests.

 

2.       PARKING/VEHICLES

A.       Vehicles are to be parked in the lot adjacent to the club house/short range.

B.      Vehicles may park at the rear of the rifle range firing line.

C.      Vehicles displaying a handicap permit may drive to the entrance of all bays.

D.     At no time are vehicles to be driven over the concrete ribbons on the trap range.

E.      Vehicles are not permitted in any of the bays except to set up for organized events/competitions.

 

3.       RANGES

A.       Firing will cease on all CWSA ranges during any Military and/or Navy flight operations on adjacent property and will remain in effect until aircraft depart the area

B.      All ranges are FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.

C.      Targets

1.      Except for provided steel in Bay 1 or 5, provided gong targets on the 100 and 200 yard range, and provided pins and pin tops on the Pin Range, paper/cardboard targets are the ONLY AUTHORIZED TARGETS ON ALL RANGES except for organized events/competitions authorized by the Executive Committee.

2.      No target or any part of a target may be placed over or on a painted red line, target support post, or railroad tie.  Targets must be placed fully within the target face.

3.      Club provided steel targets are authorized only in bay 1 and 5 except for organized events/competitions authorized by the Executive Committee.  Bay 1 contains stands for steel disks.  The disks are available in the clubhouse.

4.      Bowling pin tops and bowling pins are the ONLY authorized targets on the Pin Range except for organized events/competitions authorized by the Executive Committee.

5.       The Pin Range and shooting bays 1 through 5 are for pistol use only and pistol caliber’s only, NO RIFLE  CALIBER’S, even if it’s used in a pistol.  No rifle, not even 22LR is allowed except for organized events/competitions authorized by the Executive Committee.  SHOTGUNS are not permitted in any of the Bays or on the Pin Range.

6.      Tracer, incendiary, armor-piercing ammunition, exploding targets, ground bouncing targets, personal gong targets or any target of these types are prohibited on all ranges.

7.      The Archery range area is located adjacent to the trap range. The trap range is closed when archery is being shot. Archery is closed when trap is being shot. Recurve, compound or crossbows may be used. BROADHEADS OF ANY TYPE OR BLUNTS ARE STRICKLY PROHIBITED. Field points or bullet points are the only authorized arrow tips. Ranges are first come first serve.

 

D.      Shotguns

1.       The only permitted shot sizes on the Trap Range are #7 ½ and /or SMALLER.  Do not shoot trap when the 200 yard rifle range or bays 3, 4 or 5 are in use.  Notify anyone on the 100 yard rifle range that you are shooting trap.  The 200 yard range is CLOSED when the Trap Range is in use.  All ranges are first come first serve.

2.      The 10, 25, 50, and 75 yard target boards on the Short Range are for use ONLY by firearms firing a single projectile per trigger pull.  SHOTGUNS firing SLUGS ONLY are permitted on the firing line of the Short Range.  If you need to pattern a shotgun, or anything else firing multiple projectiles such as “The Judge,” using shot from OOO down to #12 you may do so by taking a portable target stand down range to the 75 yard berm and set your target stand in the area provided.  Since you are out of view of the firing line, set out the warning sign so newcomers know people are down range.  The firing line is closed/cold whenever anyone is down range.  Portable target stands and the required warning sign is available at the far end of the Short Range.  There is a pattern steel located in the corner of the Trap Range that may also be used for SHOTGUNS ONLY using #7 ½ or smaller shot.  NO STEEL SHOT OR SLUGS WILL BE FIRED AT THE STEEL PATTERN BOARD.  Use nothing that will cause a dimple in the steel.  Grease for the pattern board is located in the back room of the club house.

 

E.      Maintenance

1.       Shooters SHALL police their firing area when finished.  All brass, steel and aluminum cases and trash must be picked up including removing targets from the target boards.  Containers for spent cases and trash are provided.

 

F.       FULLY AUTOMATIC WEAPONS are not permitted on the premises. Additionally, firing any weapon at a sustained high rate of speed is PROHIBITED except for organized events/competitions authorized by the Executive Committee. (This type of firing is sometimes called a “Magazine Dump.”)

 

G.     SAFETY

1.       Muzzles of ALL uncased or unholstered firearms SHALL be pointed downrange or be in a rack with its action open.  Firearms SHALL be unloaded and actions open except when firing.

2.      For any malfunction that you cannot clear, maintain muzzle pointed downrange, lay the firearm down and notify the responsible person or Range Safety Officer if available.

3.      Notify the Responsible Person or Range Safety Officer of any conduct or situation that appears unsafe.

4.      When a cease fire is in effect and the range is “cold”, ALL firearms shall be cased, racked, holstered or laid down with actions open, magazines removed and/or cylinders cleared, and pointed downrange.  Shooters shall step behind the safety line and shall NOT handle or touch their firearm.  This is the ONLY time when you may advance in front of the firing line.

5.      Eye and ear protection SHALL be worn on or near the firing line.

6.      Non-shooters must stay back of the designated safety line.  All shooting will occur between the designated safety line and the front of the firing station or bench.

7.      Persons using or appearing to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, WILL NOT be allowed on any CWSA range.

8.      No smoking in front of the safety line or concrete firing lines.

9.      Children must be kept under CLOSE adult supervision at all times on CWSA property.

 

H.      Range Safety Officer

1.       Range Safety Officers, hereafter called RSO’s are hereby vested with the authority to investigate possible violations of association rules.  Any RSO who determines a violation has occurred shall make every effort to correct the violation through education and voluntary compliance by the member committing the violation.

2.      Upon request to any member by a RSO, the member shall produce their membership card and answer any questions the RSO may have about the possible violation.  Failure to display the membership card or answer the RSOs questions will be grounds for immediate ejection from the range for that day and a violation report submitted for review by the board. 

3.      A RSO who determines a violation report is necessary shall complete the CWSA Range Safety Violation Report.  The RSO shall give a copy to the member who committed the violation, unless the member refuses to accept the copy.  The RSO shall forward one copy of the report to the Board for further action.  The violation report form shall also contain a temporary trespass notice that can only be rescinded by the Board.

4.      RSOs are not authorized to use any kind of force to remove a member from the premises.  If a member refuses to comply with an order by a RSO to leave the premises, the RSO shall request assistance from the Island County Sheriff’s Office. 

It is every members responsibility to, understand and follow the RANGE RULES. Excuses such as "I have never heard of this before", or, "I did not see it in the newsletter", etc. are NOT acceptable. Any violation of the Range Rules will constitute loss of membership!