Rules & Regulations - Safety is our Priority.
- Only one (1) bulls-eye is allowed to be placed on your target and it must be placed in the center of your target. All bullets must enter the backstop.
- All firearms must be unloaded, actions open, magazines, out and in their cases at all times anywhere in the park. The only place where you can open your case and load your firearm is at the podium. NEVER OPEN YOUR CASE AT THE BACK TABLE, NEVER MOVE AN UNCASED FIREARM FROM ONE PODIUM TO ANOTHER.
- Patrons are not allowed to enter the range during a sage line. Patrons will only be allowed to enter during a hot line.
- Eye and ear protection is mandatory when you are shooting or not and must be worn prior to entering the range, we recommend the use of appropriate clothes and shoes.
- All persons authorized to carry concealed weapons under section 790.06, Florida Statutes, may carry their concealed weapons anywhere in the park as permitted under section 790.00, Florida Statutes. All firearms that enter the park under the definition of a concealed weapon or draw a concealed weapon from any holster to unload the weapon as per section 790.001(20), Florida Statutes, must stay concealed at all times and may only be utilized for self-defense. Patrons shall not open any case containing a concealed weapon or draw a concealed weapon from any holster to unload the weapon or fire the weapon for recreational purposes. In accordance with the policies, procedures, and rules of this range, only firearms that come into the park unloaded and in their case may be utilized on the firing range for any purpose other than self-defense.
- Any palm size firearm, pistol grip shotguns or pistol grip rifles that do not have a butt stock and any firearm not equipped with a trigger guard are not permitted.
- No rapid fire allowed; no more than one shot every five (5) seconds.
- Human silhouette targets are not permitted.
- Tracer ammunition an armor piercing rounds are not allowed on the range.
- During a safe line there will be no handling of any firearm for any reason. Anything that is left on the podium is off limits. When going down range to check or place your target, you must cross quickly while not stopping between the red and yellow line or touching anything on your podium. When you return, cross quickly and stand behind the red line.
- When shooting, the barrel of the firearm must be over the yellow line at all times.
- All junior shooters (ages 10 – 17) must be under the direct supervision of a responsible adult at all times.
- Smoking is not permitted on the range.
- Shotguns can be used on the pistol side at any yardage, they can be used on the rifle side at 75 and 100 yards only. All bullets must enter the backstop in the area of the ballistic sand, slugged shotgun shells only, bird shot and buck shot are not permitted.
- Alcoholic beverages are forbidden on the range. If a shooter has been drinking and, in the judgment of the Range Master, poses a safety hazard, that shooter shall be removed from the range.
- Range personnel may handle any firearm they deem necessary.
- Shooters will be issued frames. All frames must be returned to the range house. Any shooter returning a frame that has been intentionally shot will be responsible for the cost of the frame.
- All brass must be placed in the container provided. Shooters may retain only their own brass.
- Shooters must cease fire immediately when any birds, ATVs helicopters, airboats or another object comes into the field of vison of the range.
- Guns equipped with silencers are allowed on the range.
- Black powder guns must be loaded at the back table and capped at the podium. Black powder guns cannot be cleaned or handled during a safe line.
- Shooters may not handle a firearm, go down range to check or place a target, or begin firing until the Range Officer gives the command.
- .50BMG and .416 Barrett caliber rifles and any rifle caliber in this category are not permitted at the range.
- .458 Winchester caliber rifles and similar firearms can be used on the pistol side at any yardage, and can be used on the rifle side at 75 and 100 yards only. All bullets must enter the backstop in the area of the ballistic sand.
- Handguns can be used on the rife side of the range at 75 and 100 yards providing all bullets enter the backstop in the area of the ballistic sand. High power rifles are not allowed on the pistol side.
- When shooting at a target on the 7 yard line of the pistol side, the shooter must be standing up. Shooters can shoot in the seated position at the 15, 25 and 50 yard line only.
- When shooting a rifle at the 25 yard line on the rifle side it must be while in the seated position, prone. Standing shooting can be done at 50, 75 and 100 yards and all bullets must enter the backstop in the area of the ballistic sand.
- Patrons with disabilities can shoot sitting down on the pistol side in the appropriate podium and use the appropriate targets. Assistance for placing the target will be provided for those who need it.
The National Rifle Association (N.R.A.) Fundamental Gun Safety Rules
- Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
- Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
- Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to shoot.
When a cartridge fails to fire immediately or anything unusual occurs, keep the gun pointed down range for at least thirty (30) seconds. Do not attempt to open the action. Call a Range Officer immediately for assistance. Below are some possible scenarios that may cause a safety issue.
- Use only the correct ammunition for the gun, if in doubt as a Range Officer for assistance.
- Know how your firearm operates. If in doubt, ask a Range Officer for assistance.
- Misfire: a failure of the cartridge to fire after the trigger has been pulled and the primer has been struck by the firing pin.
- Hang fire: when the trigger is pulled and the round does not fire immediately.
- Squib load: development of less than normal pressure or velocity after ignition of the cartridge. If anything unusual is noticed when a shot is fired such as a difference in recoil or noise, stop firing immediately. If you experience a malfunction stop firing and always remember to keep the gun pointed down range and call a Range Officer for assistance.