Key reasons why we need range officers on our
It is a CPFO requirement that has a direct effect on
our Club being approved for the
issuance of ATT's
Necessary for safety considerations
Necessary for maintaining proper order and discipline
on the firing line
Concerns with liability issues for the Club.
- All members must wear / display their club
membership card prominently so that the duty range officer may inspect it, or see it; there
are no exceptions to this rule.
- All members and guests must be recorded in,
and sign the attendance book. This is a CPFO requirement as
- We are a Bullseye shooting club and rules and
commands followed should be common to this shooting discipline.
- The range office in charge is the authority,
and is responsible only to the club's executive. All his
commands must be obeyed. Any issue that cannot be resolved
sensibly by the range officers should be referred to the
executive for a resolution. All range officers are responsible
to the club's executive. They take their directions directly
from them. They are to be totally supported by the executive in
the carrying out of their duties as range officers.
- Only the shooters and range officers in
charge are allowed in the shooting area (observers by
- Eye and ear protection must be worn at all
times when on the range.
- Since shooting at the Latvian Club is outdoors, shooters
must have their eye & ear protection handy when they exit their
vehicle in the parking lot. Members are not allowed to wander
off the range grounds - that is private property.
- For safety, there should be a minimum of two
shooters in the shooting area at all times.
- All shooters will load their magazines or
revolvers with a maximum of five rounds. Two strings of five
will be shot at each target. Any deviation from the above rule
will be at the sole discretion of the range officer.
- At the Latvian Club Range, it is up to the individual
shooter to affix his/her target to the boards at the distance
required, when he/she is ready to shoot. Duty range officers
will be responsible for telling the shooting line that the range
is safe, or active (hot). Ceasefires are to be called by the
range officers for the purposes of retrieving brass, going down
range for any reason, fixing equipment, etc. The range officer
must make sure that all guns are safe and that the shooters are
back of the line before allowing anyone forward. For safety
reasons, anyone may call a ceasefire.
- The range is approved for all Pistol Calibres and .22 rifle
ammo only. Lead or Jacketed ammo may be used.
- All firearms are to be inspected by the duty
range officer before being put away.
- Individuals should charge their mags just
prior to their starting to shoot as opposed to them being left
loaded, attended or unattended on the bench.
- No range officer duty is assigned for long
weekends. It is up to the individual range officer if he wants
to come in on that day or not. Members should not shoot when
there is no range officer present. They will not
have access to our cabinet, targets, and the sign-in book.
- A full member may bring the same guest to
shoot a maximum of 3 times. After that, the guest would be
expected to join the club, take the safety course, and obtain
their PAL. Guests are to shoot from the same shooting position
as the member, are to be directly supervised and controlled by
the member, and should be under the overview of the duty range
- The ten commandments of safe gun handling
must be observed at all times.
- Alcoholic beverages are forbidden at the
range. Any member or guest under the influence of alcohol will
be removed from the range immediately.
- If the conduct of any member is
unsportsmanlike and detrimental to the safety of others, said
member will be suspended immediately.
- Because there are no facilities close to the Latvian Club
Range, Ro’s and shooters will need to insure that they carry
such things as food, water, cleaning supplies, toilet paper,
etc. for their own use. It will be the Range Officers decision
to close the range in the event of bad weather.
- Please Note: At the Latvian Club Range, there is a No
Smoking sign posted which pertains to the covered shooting area.
Non-smoking by-laws include smoking outdoors under a covered