Range Rules

YOU are responsible for your safety and the safety of those around you. Use of the range is at your own risk!

1. ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
This is the primary rule of gun safety. A safe direction means that the gun is pointed so that even if it were to go off it would not cause injury or damage. The key to this rule is to control where the muzzle or front end of the barrel is pointed at all times. Common sense dictates the safest direction, depending on different circumstances.

2. ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
When holding a gun, rest your finger on the trigger guard or along the side of the gun. Until you are actually ready to fire, do not touch the trigger.

3. ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.
Whenever you pick up a gun, immediately engage the safety device if possible, and, if the gun has a magazine, remove it before opening the action and looking into the chamber(s) which should be clear of ammunition. If you do not know how to open the action or inspect the chamber(s), leave the gun alone and get help from someone who does.

4. ANYONE can call a cease fire.
If at any time you or any other person on the range feels an unsafe condition exists you or they can call a cease fire. To call a cease fire either yell "cease fire!!" or hit the red button on the wall. If you hear cease fire or see the red light flash you must immediately set down your gun and remove your hands from the gun.

5. ALWAYS stay behind the firing line.
The firing line is the tray in front of you. Do not put any part of your body in front of the tray, this places you in harm's way. If you drop something in front of the firing line tell the Range Safety Officer, They are there to help you.

6. ALWAYS wear ear and eye protection inside the range.
Ear and eye protection are available from Family Shooting Academy. If you do not have any just ask and we will help you select what will fit your needs.

7. ALWAYS obey the Range Safety Officer.
The Range Safety Officer is there for you. They will help you and help keep everyone safe. Listen to them.

8. ALWAYS keep your kids with you.
Minors are welcome to shoot at Family Shooting Academy, but keep them with you. Under 16yrs old needs to share the same lane as you. It's more fun to shoot with them anyway.

9. DO NOT use profanity or abusive language.
This is FAMILY Shooting Academy, language used on premises should reflect that. If you're getting frustrated let the Range Safety Officer know. They are there to help you.

10. ONLY shoot the target in front of you.
It may seem fun to shoot your buddies target in the next lane but it is unsafe. The Family Shooting Academy range is designed to be safe if you are safe. Cross lane shooting is unsafe

11. ONLY use your assigned booth.
If you move to another booth you may damage equipment, cause an unsafe situation or inconvenience others. Your booth is the safest place for you. All the booths/lanes are created equal.

12. DO NOT
use drugs or alcohol before shooting.
Guns and alcohol/drugs do not mix. This includes over the counter drugs that have side effects.

13. HOLSTERS are O.K. if you are checked out first.
A holster is a safe place for your gun. If you want to practice drawing from your holster (and you should) first you must be approved. Approval is easy; either take one of our classes or have the Range Safety Officer check your draw. If you do not know what a draw is please take one of our classes. (NO SHOULDER HOLSTERS)

14. FULL AUTO pistol calibers are allowed. (keep reading)
If you have full auto guns you can use them at Family Shooting Academy. Full autos must be a pistol caliber and the Range Safety Officer must approve anyone who will be shooting a full auto gun. The approval may include a skills demonstration with live ammo supplied by you.

15. NO COMMERCIAL USE Unless you are an employee of Family Shooting Academy.
The range is not to be used to teach students, demonstrate guns to potential customers, sell anything, or otherwise engage in acts that could be consider commerce or acts relating to commerce. If you want access to the range for such things please see management.