GENERAL RULES: 

  • All Members and Guests must sign in at the office before entering any active shooting area. A valid government issued ID must be provided by all members and their guests at check in.

  • Tradecraft Range and Training Center issued ID cards must be visibly worn at all time while on club property.

  • Shooting hours are 8:00 a.m. until 15 min prior to closing, posted on the front gate and web site.

  • Members are allowed paid guests and must supervise their guests at all times. Guest fees - $20/Pistol Carbine & $50/Long Range

  • Minors liability release must be signed by parent or legal guardian.

  • Never lend your membership card to anyone.

  • Upon entering the property all members and guests must check‐in with the Range Safety Officer and show a photo ID before removing any ammunition, magazines or firearms from your transportation.

  • Members are responsible for all damage done by themselves and/or their guests while on club property.

  • No alcoholic beverages or containers are allowed on club property.

  • Members & guest are not allowed on club property that are under the influence (or appearance) of alcohol, medication or any substance that is known to diminish or impair mental or physical abilities.

  • NO SMOKING, FOOD, OR PETS ON THE RIFLE AND PISTOL RANGE.

  • PICK UP YOUR BRASS AND TARGETS DURING COLD PERIODS AND AT THE END OF SHOOTING, FIVE GALLON BUCKET IS FOR BRASS ONLY, larger trash cans can be used for smaller items, please place all large items, plinking targets, food and soft drink cans directly in the dumpster.

BASIC FIREARM SAFETY RULES

  • Use eye and ear protection when shooting. (Note: Use of both eye and ear protection is mandatory at the Tradecraft Range and Training Center )

  • Every gun is always loaded. Even if you “know” the gun is not loaded, treat it as if it were. It is a good practice, where practical, to keep the action of an “empty” firearm open. This allows all to easily determine for themselves that the firearms is not loaded and ready to fire. Many modern arms will lock the action open when the last round is fired. When carrying a break-action shotgun, it is a good practice to carry it “broken” whenever practical.

  • Never point a gun at anything you don’t intend to shoot. That means that even when carrying or holding a gun, you should always keep it pointed up (preferred) or down. NEVER let the barrel of a gun cross the body of another person, it is dangerous, threatening, and careless.

  • Keep your finger outside the trigger until ready to shoot.

  • If you are not preparing to shoot, keep your gun ON SAFE.

  • Be aware of what is behind your target. Think about it this way: If your bullet goes through the target, or you miss the target, where might your bullet wind up? The maximum range for some commonly-used hand guns is in excess of 5000 feet and many rifles have maximum ranges in excess of 3 miles. A .30-06 boat-tail bullet can travel 17,000 feet and arrive with a force of impact in excess of 100 ft-pounds. (This compares to a standard .22 long-rifle force at the muzzle of 117 foot-pounds or half the force of a .38 special at 50 yards.)

  • Be aware of the composition of your target, especially at close range. Bullets may ricochet off hard surfaces.

  • If you pull the trigger and your gun does not fire, do not assume that it won’t fire. In rare instances, the chemical reaction that takes place within the primer may be delayed. Do not open the breach of a firearm that has misfired until you count at least 10. As always, keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction.

  • Before shooting, it is a good idea to briefly inspect your firearm to ensure it is in good order. A barrel obstruction can be catastrophic in most firearms, causing extensive damage to the firearm and possible injury to the shooter. If your gun has been stored for a period of time, recently cleaned or out of your control for any reason, it’s a good idea to check to make sure the barrel is clear of obstructions.

FIRING LINE RULES: 

  • All cased firearms must be uncased or unholstered with the muzzles pointing down ranges and within the confines of the shooting bay. The handling of firearms outside the confines of the shooting bays is strictly prohibited.

  • All firearm must be on SAFE except when actively in use shooting

  • Firearms not in the hands of the operator must be pointed down range with the magazines removed and actions opened.

  • Firearms must be pointed down range in a safe direction at all times.

  • No cross lane shooting. Always shoot within your designated lane.

  • Eye and hearing protection must be worn at all times while on or in proximity of the firing line.

TARGETS:

  • No glass, metal tank, or explosives (tannerite) targets may be used.

  • No ALCOHOLIC beverage containers may be used as targets.

  • No exploding or incendiary targets may be used.

  • Targets must be placed in such a way that the shooter is able to see 12” inches of berm on all sides of the target.

  • Targets must be hung or setup away from target support frames and posts to prevent damage.

  • Be careful when shooting steel targets. A minimum of 15 yards distance must be maintained when firing at steel targets.

FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION: 

  • NFA Title II firearms or accessories

    • ALLOWED – Suppressors and Short Barreled Rifles (SBR)

    • NOT ALLOWED – automatic or auto‐burst firearms, including bump stocks.

  • No Steel – Core Ammo to be Shot at the ANY steel targets/gongs.

    The Fundamental NRA Rules for Safe Gun Handling Are:

  • Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.

  • Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.

  • Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.

    When Using or Storing a Gun, Always Follow These NRA Rules:

  • Know your target and what is beyond.

  • Know how to use the gun safely.

  • Be sure the gun is safe to operate.

  • Use only the correct ammunition for your gun.

  • Wear eye and ear protection as appropriate.

  • Never use alcohol or drugs before or while shooting.

  • Store guns so they are not accessible to unauthorized persons.

  • Be aware that certain types of guns and many shooting activities require additional safety precautions.

  • Consult a Range Safety Officer or email Contact@tradecraftblack.com if you have any questions about the rules.