Shooting Safety Rules.

Always Follow the Four Rules of Firearm Safety

  1. Treat every gun as if it’s loaded
  2. Never point the muzzle at anything you aren’t willing to destroy
  3. Keep your finger off the trigger until you’re ready to shoot
  4. Be sure of your target and what’s behind it

General Shooting Safety Rules

  • All firearms, when carried anywhere in this facility, must be cased, and unloaded
  • No steel core, incendiary, tracer, exploding or tipped ammo of any kind
  • Muzzleloaders, black powder, and black powder substitutes are prohibited
  • Open-toed shoes and low-cut tops are prohibited for your safety (Spent casings are hot!)
  • Safety is everyone’s responsibility. If you observe safety issues or strange behavior, please report it IMMEDIATELY

Range Rules at Main Line Armory

  • Keep the muzzle downrange, at all times
  • Hearing and eye protection are required at all times
  • Never pass a firearm to another person or from booth to booth (Leave the firearm on the bench, pointed down range, and switch positions or booths)
  • Never extend any part of your body forward of the firing line for any reason. (If you drop equipment over the line, request assistance)
  • Only shoot at your target; cross-firing of targets is always prohibited
  • To draw from a holster or shoot from alternate positions you must PASS 201: Drawing, Moving, Shooting (Active LEO members can be exempt from the course but must demonstrate proficiency. Testing can only be done by appointment and there is a $25 Fee)

Upon the command “CEASE FIRE,” all shooting MUST stop IMMEDIATELY
Firearms must be cleared and placed on the shooting bench with slide or bolt locked back. Then, step back and await instructions from the Range Safety Officer (RSO).

If a malfunction occurs and you cannot clear the problem, keep your finger off the trigger, ensure the firearm pointed downrange, and signal an RSO for assistance. Never turn or leave the firing line with a malfunctioning firearm in hand. 

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