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Always shoot down range. We have neighbors on the north & south side of the ranges, so it is especially important for the safety of everyone that we only shoot within the designated ranges and only toward their respective backstop. Position your targets at the back stops, no more than 4 feet off the ground. Targets positioned any higher increase the chances of errant shots that could clear the backstops. Hanging targets in trees or above the backstop is considered careless, and if caught, those offenders will be banned from the club.
ALWAYS keep the muzzle pointed in the safe direction.
ALWAYS keep finger off trigger until ready to shoot.
ALWAYS keep action open and unloaded until ready to shoot.
When on the ranges, always keep firearm pointed down range. Never chamber a round until it is your turn to shoot.
Your clubs commandments
1. Range use restricted to members only
2. No alcoholic beverages on the ranges
3. No fully automatic firearms, or bump fire or other devise's to cause automatic fire.
4. Shoot only down range
5. Shooting times: refer to the chart posted on the ranges & below
6. No glass targets or metal cans
7. Always pick up after yourself
8. Keep muzzle pointed down range
9. Always have your membership card with you
10. Limit of 2 guests per visit on one bench
OCTOBER 1ST--------MARCH 31St
9:00AM----5:00PM----MONDAY THRU SATURDAY
APRIL 1ST----SEPTEMBER 31ST
9:00AM----7:30PM----MONDAY THRU SATURDAY
PLEASE OBEY THE POSTED HOURS!
SHOOTING TIMES ARE ENFORCED BY THE COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT
Effective immediately everyone must be a member to use the ranges. Bylaws make provisions for guest (maximum of 2 persons and one visit) to use the ranges provided that they are accompanied by an active member.
Pistol range: the pistol range is only to be used for pistol shooting. No long arms of any type are to be used in the pistol range. That includes shotgun and rifles. This is due to the fact that we have neighbors to our south and we cannot stay under our restricted noise ordinance when long guns are used in the pistol range. Caliber restrictions are posted on the range.
Rifle range: allowable uses, long arms, shotguns, muzzleloaders, and pistols.
Trap range: regular trap is scheduled for every Sunday (check calendar). If you have your own throwing machine, you can use the range any day that the range is not being used for regular trap programs. There are 2 trap throwers on site for your use.
Metal cans, glass of any type, aerosol cans or propane containers, exploding targets are not approved for target use. Paper targets, bowling pins, and specifically designed metal shooting targets are the only approved targets as long as they are at the back stops. ALWAYS PICK UP YOUR USED TARGETS WHEN YOU ARE DONE!! THIS IS NOT A TRASH DUMP! DO NOT BRING YOUR TRASH TO THE RANGES TO SHOOT!
LOCATION OF TARGETS IS ALSO VERY IMPORTANT:
On the pistol range move targets up or down range as needed, while always maintaining one basic shooting line with others.
On the rifle range, keep targets on the plywood back stops, or very close to them, no higher than 4 feet. This will help reduce skip or ricochets.
This is YOUR club. Clean up after yourselves. Do not leave targets on the ranges when you are done shooting. The trash barrels are placed there for your convenience. They are not targets or target holders. Please pick up your brass or used shells. Brooms are provided.
Only members in good standing are authorized to use the ranges. Single membership allow for you to bring 2 guests to experience the facility with the hope of having them join. Family members may also enjoy the ranges, but only when you are present.
DUE TO MUZZLE RISE, (CONTROL OF MUZZLE WHEN FIRING A RIFLE OR PISTOL) FULL AUTOMATIC OR BUMP FIRE, “SPECIAL TRIGGERS” OR OTHER DIVICES THAT CAN BE ATTACHED TO ANY RIFLE/PISTOL WHICH WOULD CAUSE THE RIFLE/PISTOL TO BE SHOT LIKE AN AUTOMATIC WEAPON, ARE NOT ALLOWED AT SJCRC.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 10-4-2017
Your club is financed and maintained by members. Too many guests jeopardize the use of the ranges for legitimate members. Please use common sense when inviting guests to visit the club. You must be 21 years of age to join.
TO PRESERVE THE INTEGRITY OF THE CLUB, DON'T BE ALARMED
IF SOMEONE ASKS TO SEE YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD.
LEARN MORE----ATTEND OUR MEETINGS:
Meetings are scheduled on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm. at the club house.
THOSE FOUND ABUSING THE PRIVILEGES OF THE CLUB/OR ITS EQUIPMENT/BUILDINGS WILL HAVE THEIR MEMBERSHIP REVOKED.
1. General. Live firing conducted at the St. Joseph County Restoration Club range complex is designed to provide authorized personnel access to a facility where they can become proficient with privately owned firearms.
2. Facilities for Use. Range availability is during posted hours only. Live-fire shooting is normally limited to the following ranges:
A. 100 yard rifle range – 8 lanes available. Rifles, 458 win. Magnum center fire caliber and smaller. BB guns, air rifles, air pistols, pistols, all muzzleloaders and shotguns any gauge or caliber. (No full automatic arms, any tracer or armor piercing ammunition.)
B. Trap Range – 5 stations. Shot guns only (9, 8, 7 ½, 7 shot sizes; no slugs.)
C. Pistol Range – 4 lanes available. Pistols and muzzle-loading pistols. (No center fire rifles, no rifle caliber pistols, no shot guns, no center fire rifle calibers in single shot handguns.)
D. No usage of the excavation pit located on the north side of the rifle range.
E. No devices may be used on St. Joseph County Restoration Club property that simulates full auto fire (e.g.: Bump Stocks, Slide Fire, Double Triggers, Hell-Fire or Hypergat Trigger Systems.)
3. Range Limitation and Safety Requirements. Live-fire shooters will:
A. All shooters may use the facilities during posted range times. They will share the range without R.S.O. supervision.
B. Fire only authorized firearms and ammunition.
C. Fire at authorized targets only. Paper or biodegradable material only. Welded steel poppers, clangors or flipper are permitted. No tanks, cans, glass or plastic bottles. (Do not use FMJ or steel targets.) Targets may not be placed higher than four feet above the ground.
D. Ensure all projectiles impact within the backstops.
E. Call “cease fire” and make all firearms safe when a shooter moves forward of the firing line or during any unsafe condition.
F. Call “cease fire” if the firing line becomes staggered (one shooter forward of another) anywhere on the range complex.)
G. Use appropriate ear protection.
H. Use appropriate eye protection.
I. Notify the officers of any infractions.
J. Police all brass, paper and other debris that accumulates on the range. Dispose of them in the containers provided.
K. E.C.I. (Empty chamber indicators) shall be placed in all firearms on the firing line or when firearm is placed in a rack, except when actively firing , or preparing to fire.
4. Authorized Personnel. The following persons are allowed to fire:
A. Current members of the St. Joseph County Restoration Club and members of their household.
B. Invited guests of the current member, provided the authorized person is present and assumes full responsibility for the conduct of his or her guest on pistol range and rifle range.
C. Family membership is member, spouse and children in the household.
D. Personnel approved by the club officers on a case-by-case basis.
5. Alcoholic Beverages and Drugs. Shooters may not consume alcoholic beverages or drugs including prescription and over-the-counter medications that impair the ability to shoot safely, before or during live fire. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on club property.
6. Medical Support. In the event of a medical emergency, call 911 and notify club officers, then fill out a report in Appendix 2.
ALSO, WHEN SOMEONE IS DOWN RANGE
CHANGING TARGETS, DO NOT HANDLE ANY