Shotgun Range Policies & Procedures

PLEASE OBSERVE ALL SAFETY RULES AND POLICIES
WHEN SHOOTING AT ANY RANGE.
The Firearm Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are posted  here.

RANGES ARE OPEN TO BISC MEMBERS AND THE PUBLIC BASED ON AVAILABILITY

All shooters must sign in upon arrival at the range.  Anyone refusing to sign in will be denied access to the range.

Public welcome at all ranges.  We offer  a number of supervised shooting venues that men, women and children enjoy.  We encourage you to view our  photo gallery that exhibits some of these events.

The trap range is open to BISC members and the general public under the following conditions:

  • The range will only be open during scheduled times and if a Range Safety Officer (RSO) has volunteered for duty at the scheduled time.
  • Only a certified RSO may open the range and must remain on duty during the scheduled shooting time.
  • Shooters must comply with the RSO and with the Range Rules and Standard Operating Procedures at all times, including restrictions on weapon type, caliber, and bullets.
  • All shooters must show proof of attendance of a BISC-approved gun/range safety course or the RSO on duty will provide a range-specific safety briefing.
  • All shooters must sign in and be approved for shooting by the RSO on duty.
  • There is fee for each round of shooting and target ammunition is available for purchase.
  • No field loads are permitted.
  • No loads over 3 dram and no shot larger than 7 1/2.

MINORS MUST BE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF AN ADULT MEMBER AT ALL TIMES.

ALL RANGES (EXCEPT ARCHERY RANGE)  NEED BE CLOSED UNTIL 1:00 PM ON SUNDAYS.

ANY SAFETY VIOLATION INVOLVING FIREARMS IS GROUNDS FOR IMMEDIATE REVOCATION OF CLUB MEMBERSHIP AND PRIVILEGES.

Please observe all operating procedures.  Note that all details do not apply to every shooting session.  The Range Safety Officer (RSO ) in change of the range  has the ultimate say so in any given circumstance.  The SOPs have been approved by the board and the membership.  Any comments you may have concerning them can be directed to info@BISCwa.org or they can be presented in person at a board meeting.

FIREARM RANGE STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES – The Firearm Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are posted here for your use. They are detailed, and certainly all of that detail will not apply to every shooting session, but the detail is there to be referred to if needed. The level of detail is the result of careful reading and suggestion by a wide cross-section of BISC shooters and NRA guidelines. These SOPs have been approved by the membership and are in effect.  If you have any feedback on these SOPs, send your comments via email to info@BISCwa.org or bring them to any board meeting.

To qual­ify as an RSO, you must have passed the NRA RSO train­ing course, the BISC Live Fire RSO train­ing, and the BISC gun/range safety course.

If you are a qual­i­fied RSO and would like to shoot at the range dur­ing a non-scheduled time, please read and fol­low the instruc­tions found in the Guide­lines for Range Safety Offi­cer Shoot­ing at Non-Scheduled Hours at the BISC Rifle and Pis­tol Ranges.

Work Party Safety:

If work parties are intending to be down range at any time MAKE CERTAIN that the yellow cords with the “Range Closed” signs are placed across the opening to the range.   If there is work to be done on either the pistol or rifle range this may necessitate the closure of the trap range as well.  Please refer to Hot News for special range closures.  Note: Work Party activities may preempt the regularly scheduled hours of operation.  Please pay special note to the calendar and notices published in the News tab.

IMPORTANT:  Maintenance or construction  work may preempt regularly scheduled range hours and require the cancellation of range operations, including classes and gun competitions and events. This might happen on short notice depending on the needs of the work group, and every effort will be made to avoid conflict.

Special Events:

Special events on the  pistol, rifle, archery  and trap ranges may occur.   The events will be announced in the Newsletter  and detailed on our Special Events page.