Range Rules

 Northern Chester County Sportsmen's Club

Regular Shooting Hours:
Mon-Sat 9 AM until dusk / Sundays 10 AM until dusk
(Dusk occurs 1/2 hour after sunset as posted on NCCSC Website)

Ranges are closed during the two (2) weeks of deer season following Thanksgiving (except Sunday). Caution is to be used by both hunters and target shooters during all other times.

Ranges will also be closed during the monthly volunteer workdays (the 3rd Saturday of each month, Jan-Nov) until work is completed or as otherwise posted for special shooting events as scheduled.

NCCSC ranges are for the use of all current members.  Our club operates entirely through the efforts of Club member volunteers thus mandating ALL members' stewardship and obedience to the range rules.

NCCSC is a drug and alcohol free facility. Do not bring alcohol or recreational drugs into the facility whether in a container, or in your system. Consider and know the effects of prescription and over the counter medications on your system.

Safe Direction

The safe direction on all NCCSC outdoor rifle and/or pistol ranges is with Muzzles pointed downrange and into earthen berms behind the permanent target line at all times. NO EXCEPTIONS

RANGE RULES:

  1. NRA Rules of Firearm Safety are to be followed at all times:
    1. ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
    2. ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
    3. ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.
  2. Firearms being moved to the firing line or about club property must be cased or holstered.
  3. No handling of firearms or ammunition when anyone is down range. Step back from the firing line and benches.
  4. Actions clear and open when not shooting. Actions that do not lock open must have a chamber flag of proper size.
  5. Firearms not in active use must be placed on the firing line with the muzzle downrange, in a club provided rack, or completely cased or holstered.
  6. Firearms being moved within a shooting bay to facilitate closer shooting must be holstered, cased, or slung.
  7. Eye and ear protection is required for everyone as necessary.
  8. No lighting of or shooting at explosive targets, including (but not limited to): Fireworks, homemade bombs, store bought exploding targets, propane tanks, aerosol cans, etc...
  9. Targets must be placed such that rounds impact the rear earthen berms.
  10. No glass or similarly fractious targets.
  11. No tracer, explosive, or incendiary ammunition.
  12. No loads larger than 7 ½ shot permitted on the trap field. All shot sizes and rifled slugs may be used on the 25, 50, and 150 yard ranges.
  13. No cartridges based on .50 BMG or larger.
  14. No full automatic fire.
  15. Rate of fire must be controlled such that rounds impact the target and the rear earthen berm.
  16. When entering or exiting club grounds, be sure the gate is closed behind you.
  17. All guests must be properly registered prior to commencement of shooting activity. The hosting member is responsible for all guest conduct.
  18. Present your membership card to any member upon request.
  19. Leave no trace behind. Police empty cases, trash, targets, and anything else you brought onto the range.
  20. You are responsible for knowing all club and range specific rules prior to shooting activity.
  21. Violation of these rules could subject you to penalties including suspension or expulsion without refund of club dues.

All members utilizing the ranges at any given time are expected to “take ownership” of the range and enforcement of range rules. If you come onto the range and a shooter is violating ANY of the posted range rules, you are expected to ask for the offender’s membership card, expel the individual(s) from the range, and report the incident to Chief Range Safety Officer or club Officer.

KEEP THE RANGES CLEAN!

rev 1.7 - 1/30/2017


25 YARD RANGE SPECIFIC RULES:

  • Minimum Steel Target Distances:
    • Centerfire Pistol 25 yards
    • .22 Caliber Pistol/Rifle 12yds
    • NO Centerfire Rifles on Steel
  • Minimum Portable Target Dist. 12yds
  • Shoot In Your Lane

POLICE YOUR BRASS, TARGETS & TRASH!

Rev 1.0 - 4/15/2015


50 YARD RANGE SPECIFIC RULES:

  • Minimum Steel Target Distances:
    • Centerfire Pistol 25 yards
    • .22 Caliber Pistol/Rifle 12yds
    • NO Centerfire Rifles on Steel
  • Minimum Portable Target Dist. 25yds
  • Shoot In Your Lane

POLICE YOUR BRASS, TARGETS & TRASH!

Rev 1.0 - 4/15/2015


150 YARD RANGE SPECIFIC RULES:

  • Minimum Target Distances:
    • General Targets 50 yards
    • Steel Targets 100 yards
  • NO Intermediate Targets
  • Shoot In Your Lane

POLICE YOUR BRASS, TARGETS & TRASH!

Rev 1.0 - 4/15/2015


Download a printable version of the rules HERE.