Range Rules

West Point Gun Club, Inc.

Range Rules & Regulations

Version 2.1 (16 December 2021)

Fundamental Safety Regulations:

  1. ALWAYS treat the gun as if it is loaded and keep it pointed in a safe
  2. ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger and outside the trigger guard until ready to
  3. ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to
  4. ALWAYS be sure of your target and what is in front and beyond.
  5. ABSOLUTELY no gun handling during a Cold
  6. ABSOLUTELY no one downrange unless under an acknowledged Cold

General Rules and Regulations:

  1. Safety
    1. Ear and Eye protection is mandatory for all persons during range
    2. Absolutely no consumption of alcohol or other controlled substances on WPGC
    3. Shooting is prohibited while under the influence of alcohol or other controlled
  2. Administration
    1. All members must sign in and out on the log sheet in the Target Shed. All guests must also be listed.
    2. Young adults 17 and under must be supervised and accompanied by a responsible
    3. All guests must always be accompanied by a WPGC member.
    4. The first member present at the range becomes the range officer, responsible for range operations, unless superseded by a Club Officer or Match
    5. All WPGC members must display their current membership card when requested by a range officer.
    6. Every shooter is responsible for cleaning up after themselves (brass, targets, etc.).
  3. Range Operations
  1. Match Directors are responsible for the range operations of the entire range during
  2. All projectiles must impact the berm between the red/white out of bounds
  3. The red range flags (Front Gate, Range #1 or Bay # 2, as appropriate) will be raised during all shooting
  4. Range #1 takes priority over all shooting bays for usage (except as scheduled by the Executive Committee).
  5. Bays #1, #2, and #3 shall have priority every Tuesday afternoon, from noon until dusk and Thursday mornings from 8:30 a.m. until noon for short range practice.
  6. Monday thru Saturday start time for all shooting shall be after sunrise and no earlier than 8:30
  7. Sunday start time for all shooting shall be after 12:30 p.m. (after church services).
  8. Monday thru Sunday (7 days) end time for all shooting shall be dusk.
  9. There shall be no firing of BMG 50 caliber or comparable firearms.
  10. Flammable and/or explosive substances (i.e. Tannerite) may never be used as targets.
  11. The use and/or presence of tracer, incendiary or comparable ammunition is prohibited.
  12. If the “Forestry Work” signs are displayed, all ranges and bays are Closed.

 Specific Range and Bays Regulations:

1) Definitions:

Range #1 is the Common firing line under the shelter at the 100-yard range.

Bays #1, #2, #3 are the 3 areas separated by NRA walls within 75 feet of the berm.

2) All Fundamental Safety and General Rules and Regulations

3) Range #1 Rules and Regulations:

  1. Absolutely no shooting from Range #1 when any of the firing bays are occupied.
  2. All shooters must be positioned on a common firing line, absolutely no staggered firing positions.
  3. No shooting at metal or steel targets; paper and plastic targets only.
  4. Shoot at targets directly in front of shooting position, No cross-range shooting.
  5. Ground targets may only be used in Bays #1, #2, or #3.
  6. Fully automatic fire is prohibited.

4) Bays #1, #2, #3 Rules and Regulations:

  1. Absolutely no shooting in Bays #1, #2, or #3 when Range #1 is in use.
  2. Fully automatic fire is permitted within 50 feet of the berm.
  3. Ground targets may only be used within 15 yards of the berm.
  4. Shoot at steel, paper and plastic targets only.
  5. WPGC owned steel targets may only be engaged with solid lead bullets, no jacketed, plated, etc.

    WPGC-Rules-and-Regulations-v2.1 16 December 2021