VERMILION GUN CLUB RANGE RULES
As a Vermilion Gun Club member, you have confirmed that you understand and will abide by the Range Rules when you signed the VGC Range Rules Form that was sent to you shortly after you purchased a club membership.
All Persons on the VGC property must sign the Guest Registry Book.
Firearms may only be loaded at the firing line.
When 2 or more people are on an active firing line, one person must act as a Range Officer.
When an unsafe condition is observed on the range, any person may call a “Cease-Fire”. There will be no handling of firearms or ammunition while a Cease-Fire is in effect. Become familiar with the Range Control Commands.
No person shall proceed down range for any reason without checking to ensure that the firing line is safe and clear.
Only Approved Targets (such as paper targets, gallery resetting targets, spinner targets or duelling trees) may be shot at (no bottles or cans).
Binary (Exploding) Targets (such as Tannerite) and Tracer Ammo are not allowed on the range.
No ground targets (such as ground pounder, walking, wobble, or popper targets) are permitted as these can cause ricochets which can result in dangerous situations down range and off range property.
All unattended or racked firearms must be unloaded and have an open action or be cased.
Members shall not lend their Range Access Combination Number. Unauthorized access is punishable as Trespassing.
Members must have their current membership card with them when using the range.
All shooters, guests and spectators must wear Hearing protection while on the Firing Line. Eye protection is recommended. Hearing and Eye protection are available in the Sign-In Shed.
Proper use of FLAGS is MANDATORY! RED FLAG must be raised before LIVE FIRING or HANDLING FIREARMS! The first member arriving at the range will raise the flag. The last member leaving the range will lower the flag.
The range can only be used between 8:00 AM to DUSK. Absolutely no shooting before or after these times.
All trash and spent ammo must be picked up before leaving the Range.
Members can bring a maximum of two guests with them. The guests are to be under the member’s direct supervision and are allowed a maximum of two visits. Guests must also sign the Guest Registry Book and the Range Use Waiver Form.
17.Consumption of alcohol or drugs is prohibited on the gun range and VGC property.
18. The use of Barrel Limiters on all shooting benches is Mandatory. The firearm’s barrel must be kept below the upper bar.
RANGE CONTROL COMMANDS:
Regardless of whether you use the range to sight in your firearm, shoot targets or participate in a shooting event you must first understand and obey the basic Range Control Commands used on all firearms ranges.
The following Range Control Commands are basic commands that are standard for any shooting discipline. Become familiar with them and utilize them while participating in any shooting activity at the Vermilion Gun Club range.
Can be called out by anyone on the firing line.
Used for both Emergency and routine cease fire.
Should be repeated be all to ensure all shooters have heard the command and have stopped shooting.
Action Required: Stop shooting immediately, clear the action of the firearm by removing all ammunition from magazines and chamber and then lay the firearm down on the bench with action open pointed downrange and step away from the Firing Line.
Await further instructions.
"RANGE IS SAFE, YOU MAY GO DOWN RANGE”
Now shooters may pass the Firing Line or past the bench and go down range to set or check targets.
No firearm or ammunition handling is permitted.
It is also important to make your activities known to other shooters – if you are placing a target at the 50-yard range as well as the 200-yard range – communicate this with the other shooters.
Use the range flag pole to indicate whether the range is safe – GREEN or if the range is hot – RED FLAG.
“HAS EVERYONE RETURNED”
All shooters will observe down range and the firing line to ensure no one is still downrange. Shooters to verbally respond with an affirmative if all have returned.
“MAKE READY - "EARS"
All shooters to put on hearing protection.
“IS THE LINE READY”
Shooters take their position at one of the shooting benches and prepare to shoot.
When everyone appears ready on the Firing Line one of the shooters will call out “Is the line ready”.
The final preparation command is “Ready on the Firing Line”.
“RANGE IS HOT (or LIVE)”
Shooters may load firearms and commence shooting.
Do not go past the Firing Line or Benches while live firing is going on.
When all shooters are finished shooting a “Cease Fire” is called.
Everyone stops immediately, clears, and opens the action and make sure all firearms are unloaded and safe.
Members Please Note:
Failure to abide by the Posted Range Rules and Vandalism of any kind at the VGC range will not be tolerated. If you witness any person or persons failing to follow Safe Shooting practices or causing any act of vandalism on the range or to range property, please report it immediately to any of the Vermilion Gun Club Officers. Contact names are listed on the Range Rules Sign at the range itself or here on the website.
Any person or persons who damage or vandalize range facilities will be charged for any damages incurred due to their actions and will have their membership cancelled. Any person failing to follow safe shooting practices will face disciplinary action and may have their membership cancelled.
‘THINK SAFETY FIRST” – Safety and Common Sense must prevail if we wish to keep our range open and a safe place to enjoy the shooting sports.