Range Rules


In addition to rules posted by Quail Creek Range and Quail Creek Range Safety Officer instructions, we  follow these safety precautions at all times.  Failure to follow safety rules may result in dismissal from the class and failing the range qualification portion of the course.

1. Follow all instructions from the range safety officer.  The range officer is in charge of the range.

2. Anyone who has consumed alcohol or any substance that may impair mental or physical factors will not be allowed on the range.

3. Wear eye protection, ear protection, and proper attire for safety while on the range.

4. Keep your firearm unloaded with magazine removed and slide locked back (or cylinder open on a revolver) until instructed to load by the range officer

5. Load only the number of rounds necessary to complete each exercise as specified by the instructor.

6. Keep all muzzles pointed down range at ALL times.   Never point any firearm at yourself or anyone else.

7. Keep your finger outside of the trigger guard (indexed along the firearm) until you are on target and ready to fire.

8. If you have a malfunction that you can clear do not pick up the dropped round until after target scoring.

9. If you have a failure that you cannot clear or need help, raise your hand – the hand that is NOT holding a firearm.

10. If you observe any unsafe condition yell “STOP!” loudly.  All participants must cease fire if they hear “STOP!”

11. Do not step off the line until you have secured your firearm.