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The Firearms Area is a Restricted Area.Members and Guest must be Checked In and Wristbands Showing 

Preliminary Considerations: 

  • Only long-range certified shooters are allowed to use the long-range. see below for more information on shooting long-range

  • As of February 17, anyone entering the firearms area must check in and get a wristband at the clubhouse

  • All members and visitors must review and sign our online Liability Waiver 

  • All firearms that are not on the firing line shall be holstered or in a case unloaded and secured all times.

  • All firearms and ammunition are subject to inspection by the range safety officer or Board of Directors.at any time.

  • Only authorized firearms and ammunition may be used on the range. Tracer rounds, armor piercing, and incendiary rounds are strictly prohibited.

  • Tannerite or any other exploding targets or material is strictly prohibited

 

General Firearms Safety Rules:

  • Always treat every firearm as if it were loaded.

  • Never point a firearm in an unsafe direction.

  • Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.

  • Know your target, its surroundings, and beyond.

  • Always keep the muzzle pointed down range at all times.


Restrictions: 

  • Alcohol and drug use before or during shooting is strictly prohibited on the range.

  • Any person who is or is suspected to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will not be permitted to use the firing range and will be asked to leave the premises and subject to disciplinary actions determined by the Board of Directors.

  • Youth shooters up to 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who must remain present with the youth at all times.

  • Women who are pregnant or nursing are not permitted in the range area due to possible exposure to lead.

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Dress Code: 

  • Flip-flops, sandals, or open footwear of any kind are prohibited on the range.

  • Tank tops, low-cut tops, or bare mid-riff tops are prohibited.

  • Loose garments, torn garments, or undergarments worn as outer garments that may present a hazard while shooting is prohibited, including sleeveless shirts.


Range Safety Rules: 

  • Shooters are to obey all instructions and commands given by the Range Staff and/or Range Safety Officers at all times.

  • The Range Safety Officer or Instructor will have the authority to remove from the range ANY shooter who refuses their safety instructions.

  • ANY firearm safety violation or violation of range safety rules will result in disciplinary action determined by the Board of Directors.

  • Eye and hearing protection must be worn at all times while on the firing range.

  • All firearms are to be unloaded and secured upon entering and leaving the firing range.

  • Concealed carry firearms must remain holstered upon entering and leaving the firing range.

  • NEVER load firearms behind the firing line. All firearms must be loaded and unloaded on the firing line. No loaded firearms may leave the firing line.

  • NEVER hand a loaded firearm to another individual, Show the individual that the firearm is clear and safe prior to handing it over.

  • Use only ammunition that is permitted on the firing range and is the correct ammunition for your firearm.

  • The ratio of Instructor to student shall not exceed a 1:5 ratio while on the firing line.

  • Only shooters are permitted on the firing line

  • Shooters are to fire only one firearm at a time.

  • Targets should be full-sized and placed at eye level or in such a manner as to ensure all rounds impact the backstop.

  • All shooters are responsible for their rounds staying within the confines of this range.

  • Targets that are deemed obscene or offensive as determined by the Board of Directors will not be allowed.

  • Glass and bottle targets are prohibited (ANY other Targets?) unless approved by the Board of Directors.

  • Cross-lane shooting or shooting at a target that is not yours is not permitted.

  • Uncontrolled shooting which presents the risk of damage to equipment or property is strictly prohibited. Violators will be held liable for damages and face disciplinary action by the Board of Directors.

  • NEVER retrieve your brass or equipment on the firing line unless the line is clear or instructed to do so by an instructor or range safety officer.

  • No person is permitted past the firing line for any reason unless the firing line is clear or instructed to do so by an instructor or range safety officer.

  • In the event of a firearm malfunction that you are unable to clear, keep the firearm pointed downrange and request assistance from an instructor or range safety officer. 

  • Cease fires for each range can be called by ANYONE.

  • When the CEASE FIRE is called, all firing shall immediately cease. Unload, open action, remove magazine and ground, bench or show clear all firearms during a cease-fire.

  • NO handling of firearms shall be permitted during a cease-fire.

  • Firing shall commence only after the appropriate call by the range officer.

  • COLD Range: Shooters ensure firearms are unloaded, actions open and magazines out before going down range.

  • HOT Range: Shooters ensure there is no one down range; when the range is declared "HOT" shooters are permitted to commence firing.

  • KEEP the range clean. Please pick up after yourselves, do not leave your trash or targets on the range.  Try your best to police up your brass.

  • WASH your hands and face after shooting.

  • Report any unsafe practices/conditions or range injuries to an Instructor, Range Safety Officer, or board of directors immediately.  

  • Advise Instructors or range personnel of any medical condition that could create a "safety issue" for you or others.  Failure to abide by these rules may result in disciplinary action determined by the Board of Directors.

  • Shooting pistols on the rifle range is prohibited unless authorized by the Board of Directors. 

  • Targets must be placed such that if shooting paper, the bullet will pass through the target and impact a berm.

  • If shooting steel, the target will be placed such that all misses will impact the berm. o

  • DO NOT ALLOW ROUNDS TO IMPACT THE GROUND AS THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THEY WILL SKIP OFF TOWARDS ANOTHER DIRECTION. 

  • As always, be kind and courteous with other shooters. Coordinate with each other on when/if you need to go down range.

Filming code of conduct:

  • Any filming undertaken and any liability, therefore, is the sole responsibility of the person doing the filming.

  • Whenever this document refers to film, the term includes all other visual media such as television, commercials, corporate and music videos, cable, satellite, websites, etc.

  • It is a requirement of The Granby Bow and Gun Club for all productions to agree to the code of practice, before filming. The Granby Bow and Gun Club reserves the right to impose additional terms and conditions that take account of the specific location, significant scale, or the form of activities to be filmed before approving the film.

  • The Granby Bow and Gun Club will accept no liability for loss, financial or otherwise, alleged to have occurred as a result of these guidelines.

  • These guidelines are not exhaustive and may be subject to change.

  • Permissions and information

  • No filming activity should take place until the Board of Directors has granted permission.

  • The production company must ensure that all those affected by filming have been consulted and informed of arrangements:

  •  productions must ask The Granby Bow and Gun Club for permission to film on any land or building that is owned by the Club prior to the filming taking place

  •  productions needing permission to film must provide The Granby Bow and Gun Club with the following details:

    •  the name of the production company, the type of production, and a contact person and telephone number

    •  the scale of the production in terms of numbers of personnel and vehicles

    •  the type of shots and equipment being used – including the use of drones or intending to stream ‘live’ footage

    •  productions that depict subjects of a controversial nature

    •  filming involving children.

    •  adequate public liability insurance and other relevant insurance

Long Range Rifle Certification requirements:

  • For long-range certifications, please email GBGCQualifications@gmail.com and send one of the following;​​

    • proof of mil/leo long-range training​

    • civilian long-range training

    • Proof you have taken part in PRS-type matches and have placed somewhere mid-pack

  • Certification is for MEMBERS ONLY

  • Orientation Fee - $40

  • The orientation requirement can be waived for individuals who can show proof of experience for shooting long-range. (Examples: PRS Competitors, Long Range Shooting Course Certificate)

 

Mandatory Equipment:

  1. Rifle scope with adjustable turrets

  2. Range Finder

  3. Bipod and rear bag

  4. Ballistic Calculator with verified data


Recommended Equipment

  1. Chronograph for verifying muzzle velocity to input into ballistic calculator

  2. Kestrel for measuring environmental conditions

 

Orientation:

  • Shooters will be expected to shoot at targets up to and including 1000 yards, the final yardages and targets will be given upon arrival by the ROs. Expect targets to be roughly 2 MOA in size for each distance. Please bring a minimum of 40 rounds. You will be tested at 2 to 3 different distances and will be expected to impact the target three times with ten shots. One retry is permitted at each distance and will be completed at the end after all other shooters have completed their first try.

  • If you fail the retry or fail to bring the correct equipment, including a proper DOPE table, the club will require you to attend a formal instructive course on long-range shooting. Please get some sort of certification from the instructor that you have passed their course, this will take the place of another orientation session.

 

After Certification

  • Once you’ve been certified and dues have been paid, the club will issue you a unique colored card that

  • must be worn at all times when shooting long-range. It is expected that all members will self-police this

  • requirement, we’ve spent a long time getting this range opened up again and none of us want it to get

  • shut down again.

 

Upper & Lower Ranges

  • The lower rifle bay is open to all members, only long-range certified members can shoot from the upper bay.

  • Only one rifle bay will be HOT at a time.

  • If shooting from the upper bay, your certification card must be displayed at all times.

  • Members are expected to self-police this requirement, we’ve spent a long time getting this range opened up and no one wants to see it get shut down again.

Long-Range Certified Guests & Non-certified Members

Long-Range certified members may bring a non-certified shooter (member or guest) to shoot with them on the upper bay once the following conditions have been met.

  • The Certified member will accept full responsibility for every shot fired by the guest shooter.

  •  The Certified member will coach the guest if shots are not impacting the steel or the berm behind it.

 

Signage

  • You will see new signs that have been added to each rifle bay to help with communication

HOT RANGE    means this bay is currently active 

COLD RANGE  means this bay is not active

DOWN RANGE means someone is down-range

  • FIREARMS WILL NOT BE HANDLED WHILE MEMBERS ARE DOWN RANGE.

  • When entering the rifle range, check both bay signs before entering as other shooters may be currently using one or shooters may be down range. 

  • When entering a rifle bay, you will mark the range as HOT RANGE 

  • If you are the last person leaving the rifle bay, you will flip the signs to COLD RANGE.

  • Anyone headed down range will flip both signs to DOWN RANGE, this is for your safety! No one wants a round sent over their head! o

  • No one is to go beyond the 300-yard target board to post paper, the club will take care of painting steel beyond these yardages. 

  • If someone is down range, all firearms will be unloaded with magazines removed. Bolts will be locked back with a chamber flag inserted or the bolt can be completely removed from the firearm. FIREARMS WILL NOT BE HANDLED WHILE MEMBERS ARE DOWN RANGE. 

  • Once you return from being down range, you will flip the signs accordingly. The one you are currently shooting at will be marked as HOT while the other will be marked as COLD. ​​

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