Range Rules

Mill Creek Rifle Club - April 2010

These rules apply to all persons on Club Property. Members observing safety violations are strongly encouraged to challenge the violators and report all range rule violations to an Officer or Director in the interest of Club safety.

1. Mill Creek Rifle Club is a private facility, not available for public use. The Club gate must be closed and locked following entry or exit, except during matches or other Board sanctioned events. Members hosting a guest are required to print their name in the register before shooting; including the date, time, and names of guests.

2. All members are required to visibly display their Club ID badges (key card) at all times.

3. Guests must be accompanied by a member. A member is limited to one guest shooting at a time. Whenever there are more Club members shooting than firing points available; members with guests are limited to one firing point. The Club member is responsible for the safe conduct of their guests including strict adherence to all range rules.

4. Range hours of operation are 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

5. Warning devices must be activated when anyone goes downrange. While warning lights are on all firearms must be unloaded and their open actions made safe.

6. When shooting at any Club ranges, bullet trajectory must pass through the target frame into the middle of the berm.

7. Initial firing to zero in guns must be done on a pistol range except when the shooter is certain that rule #6 above is being met.

8. Except when being fired, firearm’s actions must be opened with the chambers empty and magazines empty or removed.

9. Targets are limited to paper or similar Club approved materials such as plastic plates, clay pigeons, or balloons. All such targets must be within Club approved target frames. Shooting at cans, bottles or other objects is prohibited. Metallic or other targets not listed above are prohibited.

10. Obey all posted signs.

11. Eye and ear protection is required at all times when near the firing lines, whenever shooting is in progress.

12. Driving or parking on crop land or open range is prohibited.

13. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.

14. Shotgun (shot) shooting is limited to thrown clay pigeons on the shotgun range. Number 4 shot is the largest permitted.

15. Shotgun slug and .22 rimfire shooting is limited to the pistol ranges or the 100 yard rifle range.

16. Fully automatic firearms or attachments to firearms enabling simulated automatic fire are prohibited except for law enforcement personnel engaged in supervised training.

17. All persons must clean up after themselves. Empty cases, targets, containers, and other debris must be placed in receptacles.

18. The Board of Directors may authorize exceptions to the above Range Rules for Club sanctioned, supervised events, or individual member requests. All certification or training, including Concealed Carry, must have prior Board approval.

19. Shooting of incendiary or tracer ammunition is prohibited.

Violations of the above range rules, unsafe or belligerent conduct or actions, or loaning Club ID cards, keys, or key cards to other persons will be disciplined up to and including expulsion from MCRC and/or legal prosecution.



"The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
- Thomas Jefferson

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