All shooters will observe the following safety rules:
Your safety is paramount at the Hillsdale Range. These rules must be followed to keep everyone safe and make your experience the best possible:
- ALWAYS KEEP THE GUN POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION (DOWN RANGE)
- ALWAYS KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL READY TO SHOOT
- ALWAYS KEEP THE GUN UNLOADED UNTIL READY TO USE
- Decisions of the Range Safety Officer is final. The Range Safety Officer is the absolute authority on the range.
- Fire only authorized firearms and ammunition.
- Only load firearms on the firing line and after the RSO (if present) has given the command to load or that The Line is HOT.
- No shooting across firing lanes.
- Any shooter should give the command “Cease Fire” if an unsafe condition occurs. When the command “Cease Fire” is heard, immediately stop shooting, apply safety, place firearm on bench (if applicable) with muzzle pointed down range, step back behind the yellow line and await further instructions.
- Firearms must be benched (actions open and facing up, chambers empty, and muzzles pointing in a safe direction) when the flashing lights are on, indicating people may be downrange. If you are not changing targets when the flashing lights are on STAY BEHIND the YELLOW LINE.
- Always confirm your barrel is clear after an unusual/abnormal discharge.
- Shoot only from the designated firing line.
- Fire at authorized paper targets held in the provided stands only. No glass, metal, box, or other targets are allowed.
- Ensure all projectiles impact within the established range safety limits.
- Appropriate Eye and Ear Protection is Required.
- Notify the RSO (Range Safety Officer) or CRSO (Chief Range Safety Officer) of any safety infraction or unsafe equipment.
- Firearms that are out of the case and not being fired must be benched, holstered, or in the provided racks.
- All shooters are responsible for their guns, ammunition, and other personal property while at the range.
- Police all brass, paper, and other debris after shooting. Brass & Steel goes in the Brass bucket everything else is in the trash cans.
- Shooters may not consume alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs, or any prescription or over-the-counter drugs that would impair shooting ability while on range property.
- Wash hands with cold water before eating, drinking, or smoking to avoid lead contamination.
- No pets are allowed on the range.