Club Rules

Range Safety

Member safety is SIRAPC’s priority, and members are responsible for knowing and abiding by all rules and regulations of the club. Failure to follow the safety rules may result in reprimand up to discharge from the club depending on the severity of the offense regardless of an injury results from the rules infraction.

Safety Rules

  • Eye and ear protection are required all times while on the firing line.
  • No alcoholic beverages, illicit drugs or sedating prescription medications are allowed on the range.
  • All firearms entering the range must be unloaded and properly cased or have a visible empty chamber indicator.
  • SIRAPC utilizes a cold range:
    • All firing points (Rifle berm, benches, and pistol line) must be coordinated before declaring a hot range and coordinated before declaring a cease fire.
    • When the firing line is declared safe during a cease fire no one my handle any firearm on the range.
  • All juniors under 21 years of age must be accompanied by an adult club member.
  • No tracer, incendiary, or exploding rounds or targets are allowed on the range.
  • Registered machine guns are allowed however no crew served weapon is allowed.
  • No rifle caliber larger than .50 is allowed.
  • No Binary Triggers
  • The use of steel targets is only allowed at prescribed safe distance based on the caliber of the firearm being used. The closest distance is reserved for rimfire and is 25 yards from the benches.  The full rules regarding the use of steel is listed on the website as well as being posted under the cover at the outdoor range.
  • Keep and eye out for wildlife as well as hikers that may appear down range.
  • Communication on the range is key to maintaining safety. Members must be aware of other shooter’s location on the range before resuming shooting. If unsure of the whereabouts of another shooter that may be forward of the firing line (behind the berm specifically) they will go forward and verify.
  • No shooting from a holster.
  • No movement with a loaded gun.
  • No shooting after dark or before sunrise.

Administrative Rules

  • Always check the website prior to coming to the range. Any scheduled events will be listed on the calendar and any last-minute activities such as range maintenance will be on the announcement page on the home page of the website.  The grass is cut on Tuesday afternoons unless there is rain.  The make-up day for grass cutting is Thursday afternoon.  The range is closed during this time.  Maintenance and Schedules matches have priority and the range is closed to recreational shooting during those times.
  • DO NOT drive through the fields. The club does not own this property surrounding the range and we must maintain a good relationship with the land owners and the farmers who lease the land.
  • The 200 yard range is closed for half a day on Wednesday for member and F-class and long range practice. All shooting is done at 500 yards during this practice time.
  • Always exhibit good sportsmanship and cooperation with other shooters.
  • Lock the gate behind you when entering and exiting the range.
  • Wear your membership card or have it accessible with your shooting equipment while using the range. No one may use the range without their membership card in their possession.
  • Any member may politely request to see the membership card of anyone using the range. This is a great way to introduce yourself to other members of the club.
  • Members must bring their own targets to the range. Members may use the military pit targets using the target backers in the storage locker inside the berm.  Do not use the electronic targets in the pits unless you are shooting with an electronic target system. Make sure your vehicle is visible while setting up a target in the pits in case a member arrives while you are down range and cannot see you or your vehicle.
  • Do not shoot diagonally across the range from one area to another.
  • Clean up after yourself. This includes all target debris and other trash.  Do not leave any target stands or other items in the field.  Always leave the range cleaner than you found it. Police fired brass fired on the berms to prevent damage to the mower.
  • If you encounter an unsafe action from another member politely inform them of your concern. If the member continues to exhibit an unsafe act do not escalate the situation but obtain the member’s name and report them to the Board of Directors.
  • Members may use the 300- and 500-yard firing points if no other members are present at that time. If a member arrives while you are shooting at these distances, you have 30 minutes to complete your string of fire at that distance.  Once completed, everyone would then move up to the 200 yard line and set up their firing points.
  • If you wish to shoot at a distance less than 200 yards you must move the target to your desired distance not the firing position.

Guest Policy

  • Members may bring one (1) guest at a time to the range.  That guest must initiate their own membership if they wish to use the range again in the future. Range courtesy and good sportsmanship is to be used at all times.

Steel Target Rules

The following are the rules for any steel targets at the outdoor range. They were adopted in February 2018 and published in that month’s newsletter. These rules apply to all. No exceptions.

All Distances Are From The Rifle Benches:
25 Yards: .22lr, 9mm, .380, .32, .40sw, .45acp
50 Yards: 357 Mag, .38+P, .45 Colt, .44spl, .44 Mag, .10mm
100 Yards: .22 Mag, .223/5.56mm, 6.5 Grendel, 6.8 Spc, 5.7×28, .308/7.62×54, .30-30, 7.62×39, .243, .45-70, .204 Ruger
200 Yards: .308 Lr, .30-06, .270 Wim, .22-250
300 Yards: 300 Win Mag, 300 Norma, >338, .50 Bmg

Shotgun Distance From Rifle Benches:
15 Yards: Lead Bird Shot
50 Yards: 00 Lead Buck
100 Yards: Lead Slug


  • Do not drive in the fields, stay on the roads.
  • No centerfire rifles are to be shot on the pistol side. Rimfire rifles are OK.
  • Do not hang targets on the number boards
  • Take everything home with you brought in including target stands.
  • Please pickup your shotgun/rifle cases if they land outside the bench area.