RANGE RULES & SAFETY
Safety is of primary concern to the club officers and members of the Tehachapi Sportsman Club (TSC). Safety is the responsibility of everyone and who uses the range.
Any violations of range rules will not be tolerated.
4 Basic Rules of Gun Safety
Always treat every gun as though it were loaded.
Never cover anything with the muzzle you’re not willing to destroy.
Always keep your finger off the trigger until pointed in at the intended target.
Always be aware of your target and what’s in line with it.
- No alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs allowed on range premises.
- Everyone on the range must obey the basic safety rules and all club rules.
- All shooters under the age of 18 must be under the direct supervision of an adult who must be present with the shooter at the immediate shooting station.
- All firearms must be brought onto and off the range in an unloaded condition. Law enforcement officers and holders of a valid CCW permit are exempt from this rule.
- Members are responsible for the actions of their guests and must accompany their guest for the entire time they are present at the range.
- Members are never permitted to give the range lock combination to anyone.
- Members will clean up after using the range and will leave the range in as good or better condition than it was found.
- When entering the range, be sure to raise the red flag and lock the gate.
- When leaving the range, the last person to leave will lower the red flag and lock the gate.
- The gate may be left open if under the supervision of a range master.
- Bottles, cans, metallic or other non-standard targets are not allowed at any time.
- Firing at any rocks, either on the ground or berms, is not allowed.
- Do not attach targets to any upright support. Use only the backboard plywood between the posts.
- Do not place targets on the ground.
- Clay targets are permitted and must be placed on the berms. Placement must be at least 4 feet from the top of the berm.
- Live ammunition may not be disposed of in the trash cans.
- Shotguns and rifles may not be used on the pistol range. Rifles chambered in .22LR are OK.
- Rifle shooters must cease fire when a vehicle is on the dirt road just to the North of the range.
- The only size of shot allowed on the Trap range is #7 ½ or smaller.
- Fully automatic firearms are permitted for law enforcement training and by prior approval by a vote of the membership at a regular monthly meeting.
- Armor piercing or incendiary ammunition is not allowed to be possessed or fired on the range.
- No vandalism of any kind will be tolerated.
- Any person found violating basic safety rules and/or club rules will be given a hearing by the board. This hearing may result in a dismissal from the club or loss of club privileges for a period of time deemed by the board to be appropriate to the violation.
- All firearms will be pointed down range at all times.
- Cross range/lane shooting is not permitted.
- Before using the pistol range, check for people at the 200 and 300 yard rifle ranges. Do not start shooting until these ranges are clear and people are back at the firing line.
- A ten minute target marking period will be observed every half hour when multiple shooters occupy the range. The pistol range must be checked and a cease fire called, before going down to the 200 and/or 300 yard targets. During a cease fire, all firing lines shall be closed and firearms must be unloaded, actions open, grounded or holstered, and no firearms will be handled as long as a person is in front of the firing line. Upon returning to the firing line, inform all shooters that the range is open.
- Only arrows are allowed at the archery range.