Ranges

Ranges and Range Rules

When visiting the Blue Ridge Sportsman Club ranges, please follow the Blue Ridge Sportsman Club Range Rules. These rules are designed to protect all visitors to the Blue Ridge Sportsman Club.

Outdoor Hours for Ranges

Day

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

 

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Ranges Open

9 am to sunset

8 am to sunset

8 am to sunset

8 am to 12 noon
8 am to sunset

8 am to sunset

8 am to sunset

5 pm to sunset
8 am to sunset

During Months

January to December

January to December

January to December

April to September
October to March

January to December

January to December

January to October
November and December

All ranges are closed for sporting clays, special shoots and educational programs. See the calendar for dates and times.

General Safety and Range Rules

  1. Eye and ear protection must be worn when shooting or observing on any of the ranges.
  2. Always keep your firearm pointed in a safe direction, finger off the trigger and unloaded until you are ready to shoot.
  3. Be sure your firearm is safe to operate and know how to operate it safely.
  4. Be sure you use the correct ammunition in your firearm.
  5. Never use alcohol or drugs before or while shooting.
  6. Children must not be left unattended.
  7. Shoot in your lane at your target only. No cross-range shooting.
  8. Communicate with other shooters on the range. Be sure everyone hears you call “clear” and has unloaded their firearms and opened their actions before you go down range.
  9. Use common sense and manners when calling “clear” so you don’t continuously delay other shooters.
  10. Never walk down range until “clear” has been called and all firearms have been placed in the proper safe position.
  11. Firearm handling, unloaded or otherwise, is not allowed while the firing line is “clear”.
  12. If you have a firearm problem at the firing line, place it on the bench pointed in a safe direction, and clear the jam or malfunction. Do not allow anyone to go down range while clearing a jam.
  13. Attach targets to netting and not to the posts and cross beams. Alternative targets such as clay birds, balloons, etc. are allowed as long as posts and cross beams aren’t damaged and the debris is cleaned up. No glass or junk allowed.
  14. No fully automatic fire. No more than 10 rounds in a magazine.
  15. Tracers, incendiary gas, explosive ammunition, or exploding targets such as Tannerite are not permitted.
  16. Clean up after yourself. Take your targets down and put all trash and unwanted brass in the cans provided.
  17. Wear your membership card in plain sight. A guest must use the guest pass received with your membership. Extra guest passes can be purchased from the membership secretary.
  18. Ranges are for club members’ use only. Do not hesitate to politely ask to see someone’s membership card if it is not visible.
  19. Do not touch another shooter’s firearm or equipment without permission.
  20. Do not shoot anywhere on club property except for the appropriate ranges.
  21. Intentional or careless damage to club property will not be tolerated.
  22. Obey all range officers (club officers and range committee members). In the absence of a range officer, use common sense and communicate with other shooters.

Rifle Range Rules

  1. Shoot only from the bench area on the rifle range, not from any position in front of the benches. Use the handgun range to shoot handguns closer than 25 yards.
  2. Do not use more than one bench or target backer at a time when others are waiting to use the range.
  3. No .50BMG rifles allowed. Muzzleloaders of any caliber are allowed on rifle range.

Handgun Range Rules

  1. Do not bring your own steel targets. Steel plate targets are permanently installed in each bay.
  2. Shoot only in front of the red painted line on the walls.
  3. Shoot from the same firing line as other shooters in the same bay.
  4. Place paper targets so all bullets impact the berm. Do not place targets on top of the berm or on the ground.
  5. Steel targets must be placed at the base of the berm only.
  6. Steel targets must be shot at from a minimum distance of 10 yards.
  7. .22 rimfire rifles are permitted on the handgun range for youth training and instruction only.

Violation of any of the range rules may lead to removal from the ranges and/or loss of membership.

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