Basic Range Safety (M-A-T)
1. Handle every firearm as if it were loaded.
2. Keep the Muzzle pointed “down range”.
3. Firearms must have their Action open to show safe condition.
4. Keep your finger off of the Trigger until your sights are on the target, and then identify your target and what is beyond it. Make sure all bullets will go into the dirt backstops, even if you miss the target.
Club Policies – General Club Information
The Griffin Gun Club (GGC) is dedicated to providing an esthetically, pleasing, safe and enjoyable experience for all our family members.
1. GGC is a private club for use by members, their spouse and dependent children and guests.
- Guests must be accompanied by the member.
- A member can only bring up to two guests at a time to the range, only one guest can shoot at a time, and must be supervised by the member at all times.
- Each local area guest is limited to two visits. After his or her initial two visits, GGC expects him or her to become a member.
2. Everyone must sign a liability release before entering or using any range.
3. Range hours are from sunrise to 10:00PM, unless approved by the GGC BoD (LEO night training).
4. The speed limit on club property is 15 mph.
5. Please drive only on the roads and park in the proper areas. Never drive over concrete firing lines. Members are expected to walk down range (if able) to hang targets. No parking on or about skeet ranges or on sides of clubhouse except for loading or unloading of equipment or maintenance and Vendor setups. Golf Carts are an exception.
6. Hunting is not allowed on club properties at any time.
7. Members must wear their membership badges (on your person and visible) at all times while on GGC property.
8. Match Directors and course instructors have control of their range(s) during matches and courses.
9. Smoking, eating and drinking (bottled water with a lid is ok) are discouraged on the firing lines and in bays.
10. Accidents or mishaps, or any problem that needs to be elevated to the Board for action must be reported to a club officer in writing.
11. The first person on a Range will be the Range Safety Officer (RSO), unless, by mutual agreement, that responsibility is turned over to a more experienced person. The RSO must say that they are responsible to be the RSO so that all on the pistol range will know and acknowledge it.
General Range Operational Rules
1. GGC ranges are normally treated as a “cold range” – firearms must remain unloaded with actions open until at a firing line; exception –concealed carry is allowed in areas such as the Club House, Restrooms, parking areas, Target sheds, and areas outside of ranges where set-up, tear-down or similar activities are taking place, in accordance with GEORGIA Open and Concealed carry Law. Match operation and Concealed or Loaded Firearms rules may be found in the Appendix under each discipline.
2. Tracers and incendiary rounds are prohibited. Armor piercing and steel core rounds are prohibited on all steel targets. Exploding targets such as Tannerite are prohibited.
3. Consumption of Alcoholic beverages and intoxicating drugs and then shooting are prohibited on all ranges at GGC.
4. Appropriate eye and ear protection (for the activity being conducted) is required at all times at the range when in proximity of firing lines. Normally this will be safety glasses and ear plugs or noise reducing ear muffs. Match Directors and course instructors shall determine the appropriate levels of eye and ear protection for their matches based on the firearms, ammunition and targets used in the match.
5. Do not permit anyone to “forage” for spent bullets in the bay floor or anywhere in the backstops.
6. Bricks, concrete blocks, glass bottles, plastic bottles, or like targets that fragment or are likely to increase the possibility of ricochets, are strictly prohibited.
7. DO NOT shoot or use the props (or hang targets on them) that have been placed or may be in the bays examples: Plastic barrels, building facades, fences, walls, wagons, wells, etc.
8. Clean up the range area after firing. Take down and dispose of all targets. Pick up all brass, including .22 and place it in the brass Buckets. Shotgun shells, targets, paper, shotgun wads, etc. go in the trash. Place all trash in a can or the dumpster.
9. These rules may be updated or modified at any time without notice.