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GENERAL RANGE RULES
Updated 9/28/09

        A. PURPOSE

Procedures and policies contained in these rules are set forth to establish a safe, effective and efficient operation of Waterloo Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc.'s (WaterlooRPC & WRPC) shooting ranges and facilities. These rules are applicable to clubs, groups and individuals (members and guests) utilizing WaterlooRPC range facilities.  The Board of Directors is given authority over any situation involving the WaterlooRPC that is not specifically described in this document.

       
        B. RANGE HOURS (INDOOR ONLY)

Range hours are subject to change without notice. Shooting shall not start before 9:00 a.m. and shooting will cease at 10:00 pm on any day.  Members & guest, after signing in, are entitled to use the Indoor Range for practice purposes at other times during established range hours, provided the range is not in use for a scheduled Club meeting,  shooting event or special activity approved by the Club or for any commitments relating to the use of the range by non-member personnel such as Local Police, Women On Target, Youth Shoots, Hunter Safety Classes, etc.

        C. RANGE HOURS (OUTDOOR ONLY)

Range hours are subject to change without notice. Shooting shall not start before 9:00 a.m. and shooting will cease 1/2 hr. after sunset of any day.  Members are entitled to use the ranges for practice purposes at other times during established range hours, provided the range is NOT in use for a scheduled shooting event or special activity approved by the Club or for any commitments relating to the use of the range by non-member personnel such as Local Police, Women On Target, Youth Shoots, Hunter Safety Classes, etc.

        D. RANGE FEES

Range fees to be set by the Board of Directors and are currently as follows:  $3.00 / Member, $4.00 / Guest and $1.50 for a youth under 16 years of age.  Range fees for outside groups or organizations, using the WaterlooRPC, will be established by the Board of Directors on a case-by-case basis. WaterlooRPC Range Safety Officers will supervise outside groups or organizational activities, except local Police. Organizations must submit proof of insurance for such purposes.     

         E. USE OF RANGES (INDOOR & OUTDOOR)

1. Members are entitled to compete in scheduled and special matches upon payment of range fees established by Shooting Event Directors and the Board of Directors. They are also entitled to use the ranges for practice purposes at other times during established range hours, provided the range is not in use for a scheduled or special match approved by the Club or for any commitments relating to the use of the range by non-member personnel as set forth above.  In addition to these rules, when the Club is having a shooting competition on any one of the four (4*) outdoor ranges, ALL the other ranges will be closed till the competition has concluded.  Once the competition is over all outdoor ranges will be reopened for members and their guests to use for practice.  * Note: The 120 Yard Rifle Range, while part of the Fast Action / Tactical Range is considered a separate range.

2.Members are required to inspect the range to be used and report any deliberate and / or accidental damage to the WaterlooRPC President and / or Vice President.  Before leaving the range members are also required to inspect the range and report any damage that occurred during such practice sessions in the Range Incident Report Book located on the kitchen serving counter next to the refrigerator where the water & soda are stored.  If the range has been damaged, the Safety Director or the Board of Directors shall decide whether such damage may cause a safety problem, and, if so, shall close the range.       

     F. MATCH RULES

1.All rifle, revolver, pistol, shotgun and muzzleloader competitions held by the Club will be governed by house rules (i.e. Fun Shoot, Fast Action / Tactical, Club Rifle and Turkey Shoot) and /or regulations established by the ruling national organization for such discipline (i.e. National Rifle Association of America, NYS Sporterifle, Bullseye & IDPA), unless modified by the Board of Directors of the WaterlooRPC.

2. All participants in any WaterlooRPC shooting event will at all times comply with the WaterlooRPC's range rules and instructions specific to any authorized event & ALL range commands of the event's Range Safety Officer.  Failure to comply with said rules or commands may and / or cause a forfeiture of the delinquent shooter's right to continue participating in the event.  The severity of the infraction or any unsafe situation caused by said shooter could result with the participant being asked to leave the event altogether (i.e. leaving the firing line with a loaded firearm or carelessly pointing a loaded firearm at other people).

    G. RANGE RULES OVERSIGHT     

The Waterloo Rifle & Pistol Club's Board of Directors will have complete and total authority for the developing and regulating of the Club's Range Rules.   Therefore, the Board of Directors has the right, at any time, for safety reasons, to change any or all Range Rules without notice.  Immediately following any rule change the Board of Directors will publish the change on the Club's web page and in the next published Newsletter.

    H. RANGE SAFETY OFFICERS

All Range Safety Officers understand that they are responsible for the safety and control of all persons using the range during a Club event.  The Range Safety Officers understand that they are also responsible to enforce the WaterlooRPC's Range Rules and Regulations and safety shall be their primary concern at all times.

        I. PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS

Prospective members may only use the range as a guest of a member. When a guest that is not immediate family of the Club member uses the Range more than 3 times in one calendar year, that person will be expected to apply for Club membership.

      J. NON-MEMBERS

Upon vote by the Board of Directors non-member personnel such as the Boy Scouts, 4H, and other-organizations may use the range under the conditions listed below.*

  • Boy Scouts, 4H and other non-profit organizations, may use the range for instruction and practice not to exceed three (3) sessions for each organization per year. 
  • When it is considered advisable by the Board of Directors, range fees for such sessions may be suspended.
  • All other responsible persons may use the ranges only at such times as the Club shall hold an open house for that specific purpose and then only under the supervision of a WaterlooRPC Range Safety Officer.

* Veterans Air Rifle Program is exempt as this is a Board approved activity.

      K. VIOLATION OF RULES

It is the responsibility of all members to know and abide by the Waterloo Rifle & Pistol Club's range and safety rules.  In the event that a member observes another member  violating  a  range  or  safety  rule,  the  violating  member  shall  be  politely  reminded  of  the  rule.  It  is expected that the violating member will come in compliance, and  there  will  be  no need for further action.  Should  the violating member's actions not come into compliance the Board of Directors may suspend the  right  of  such member, guest, club or group at any time with immediate verbal notice, written to follow, and once given, such suspension shall remain in effect until reinstated by the Board of Directors in accordance with the Club's by-laws.

RANGE SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

**The three (3) Cardinal NRA Gun Safety Rules and the WaterlooRPC Range Rules and Regulations will prevail at all times.**

oo0oo1.         Always point the muzzle in a safe direction. The muzzle of any firearm must never be pointed toward anyone at any time.

oooo2.         Always keep your finger off the trigger and outside the trigger guard until ready to shoot.

oooo3.         Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.

  • Hearing & eye protection are required to be worn by everyone on or in the vicinity of all ranges without exception, including "spectators" and children accompanied by an adult.
  • Be sure the firearm being used is safe to operate.
  • Know how the firearm operates: read the manufacturer's instruction manual completely before handling any firearm.  
  • Be sure your firearm and ammunition are compatible. 
  • Be sure of your target - and make sure you have an adequate backstop. 
  • Store firearms so they are not accessible to unauthorized persons.
  • Alcohol or drugs are not permitted on Club property at any time.

For a complete up-to-date copy of the Club's
Range Rules please click on the link below.

   

RANGE RULES

   
         

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