Basic Range Rules
1. The ACTS:
A. ALWAYS REGARD EVERY FIREARM AS LOADED.
Every firearm is invariably assumed to be loaded until you have personally checked it and it should still be treated as loaded.
C. CONTROL THE MUZZLE DIRECTION AT ALL TIMES.
Always point the firearm in the safest possible direction and always know where your muzzle is pointed at all times.
T - FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER AND OUT OF THE TRIGGER GUARD EXCEPT WHEN FIRING.
Resist the temptation to put your FINGER on the trigger when you pick up or handle a firearm.
S – SEE THE OPEN ACTION AND CHECK THAT THERE IS NO AMMUNITION IN THE FIREARM
Every time you handle a firearm for any reason, first open the action and check to SEE that both chamber and magazine are empty.
2. When moving about the range with your firearm, make sure it is unloaded, bolt flag in, and the MUZZLE POINTED STRAIGHT UP at all times;
3. Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to fire on the firing line.
4. The RSO has absolute authority on the firing line and his/her commands shall be obeyed without question.
5. Know how to use the gun safety and remember that any mechanical safety can and may fail.
6. Be sure that your gun is safe to operate. If there is any doubt, have it checked by a competent gunsmith.
7. Always wear ear protection. The damage done to unprotected ears may not be known for years. Eye protection is highly recommended.
8. Any misfires shall be reported to the RSO. A misfire shall be treated as an unfired round and disposed of in the approved container at the rifle range (red steel container). Always wait A MINIMUM OF 1 MINUTE before opening the breach.
9. Always ensure that you use the correct ammunition for your firearm. If unsure, check the manual.
10. Anyone under the influence of any substance which impairs judgment is, regardless of circumstances, prohibited from handling firearms. The consumption of alcohol or any substance which impairs judgment (e.g. marihuana) on the range is strictly forbidden at any time.
11. If an unsafe situation arises, anyone should call a "CEASEFIRE".
12. In the event of a called "CEASEFIRE" all shooters must stop firing, open their actions and remove the ammunition and/or magazine, if applicable, and use a bolt flag (needs to be inserted into the action)
13. Shooters may move safe firearms to and from the firing line, only when the range is "HOT." A HOT range is one that is declared open by the RSO.
General Range Rules
Rifle Range Specific Rules
Handgun Range Specific Rules
In the event of a called "CEASE FIRE" all shooters must cease firing, open their actions and remove the ammunition and/or magazine, and use a bolt flag (needs to be inserted into the action). N.B.: The use of bolt flags is mandatory – no exception.
No one may handle firearms on the line while someone is downrange. Prior to anyone going down range, Shooters must check to ensure their firearms are unloaded, actions open, bolt flag inserted into the action and firearms stored in the gun case/gun bag or holstered (in case the shooters have been holster certified) before going down range.
Important. For those interested in using the handgun range at SRCC you must have an RPAL. For more information regarding the process involved in obtaining your RPAL you can read more on the RCMP website. When filling out your application you will be required to demonstrate that you belong to an approved handgun range. For the purposes of this application, you should use the Alberta Provincial Rifle Association (APRA) as your approved range and provide a copy of your SRCC membership card which shows membership in the APRA.
The SRCC has three main parking areas. The upper lot is located just adjacent to the shooting area and is the normal lot you should use. You can park in either the handgun range area, or in front of the rifle range area. When the upper lot is full, use the lower area in front of the building at the bottom of the small hill leading up to the range. Members can only park in these areas.