Range Safety Rules

As members of the Club, we recognize the importance of basic safety measures to protect our members from injury and the Club from liability in the event of an injury.  Please take the time to read the range safety rules and follow them to the letter.  Remember, our safety rules are in place to protect us as members and to insure that the Club will be operational when our children will become members.  Your understanding and compliance with our safety rules is mandatory and greatly appreciated.


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Shooting ranges play an important role for everyone who appreciates the shooting sports, hunter safety programs, and firearms education.  It doesn’t matter if you shoot competitively or if you just enjoy punching paper in preparation for deer season you have an interest in the shooting sports that your fellow members share and respect. You can contact the Chief Range Safety Officer at


Since 1948, our Club has enjoyed a rich, proud tradition of fostering Colorado’s outdoor recreational heritage.  This heritage includes a commitment by all members to minimize or eliminate the safety risks associated with the discharge of firearms.  Preventing firearm accidents requires vigilance.  The passing of time without a firearm accident is not necessarily an indication that all is well and may contribute to a dangerous and growing sense of complacency. 

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Emergency Procedures

Do you know what to do in case of an Emergency?  The first step is to remain calm and take charge of the situation.  The rest of the steps are outlined in the following document which is also posted on the bulletin board in the members only sheds for the Rifle Range and Pistol Range.

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Injury Report Form

When an emergency occurs out at the range, you are required to take notes, complete an injury report form, and then promptly notify the Chief Range Safety Officer (  The injury report form is included below for your information.  The document is also posted on the bulletin board in the members only sheds for the Rifle Range and Pistol Range.

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Firearm Safety

Firearm safety depends on all of us! ALWAYS follow these three simple rules:

ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction. This is the primary rule of gun safety. A safe direction means that the gun is pointed so that even if it were to go off it would not cause injury or damage. The key to this rule is to control where the muzzle or front end of the barrel is pointed at all times. Common sense dictates the safest direction, depending on different circumstances.

ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot. When holding a gun, rest your finger on the trigger guard or along the side of the gun. Until you are actually ready to fire, do not touch the trigger.

ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use. Whenever you pick up a gun, immediately engage the safety device if possible, and, if the gun has a magazine, remove it before opening the action and looking into the chamber which should be clear of ammunition. If you do not know how to open the action or inspect the chamber, leave the gun alone and get help from someone who does.

Range Flags

Range flags are located at the entrance to all five ranges. They indicate when the range is in use. Raise the range flag when the range is in use and lower the range flag when the range is not in use. Here are the steps for raising the flag:  

  1. Undo the black/blue bungee cord.
  2. Let the flag flow naturally.
  3. Undo the halyard (rope) around the cleat. Do not untie the halyard (rope) as it will run up and off the pulley.
  4. Raise the flag to the top of the pole by pulling on the halyard (rope).
  5. Wrap the excess halyard (rope) around the cleat.
  6. If you are the last person to use the range, lower the flag and attach the black/blue bungee cord.

Introduction to Range Safety and Etiquette

This video was produced by the National Shooting Sports Foundation and it covers the following topics:  Rules of gun safety; eye and ear protection; range rules; role of the range officer; what to do when you get to the firing line; making your handgun safe; cease fire--who can call it, what it means, and how you should respond; range courtesy; common sense and etiquette.

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