Gun Range Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9 am – 6 pm
* Includes all archery and blade throwing activities, lockers, discounted training classes, ammunition specials and free PPE rental
** League pricing may vary, see manager for details
*** Includes you, your spouse and any dependant children
These Range Safety Rules and Procedures (“Range Rules”) have been established to ensure the safety of those individuals who use this facility and the safety of the public at large. The rules, regulations, and procedures are to ensure the continuity of this facility and the continued safety of the neighbors of this facility. The Range Rules, and all Federal, State, and local laws must be adhered to at all times.
The use of the Gun Range at Full Metal Armory Range is a privilege, and the use of firearms, archery equipment, and blades, is an inherently dangerous activity. Your activities and actions must always be conducted in a manner that isconsistent to safeguard yourself and others against harm or injury, and property against damage and destruction.
The Range Rules shall be adhered to in order to protect the lives and safety of all, and to preserve yourprivilege. Full Metal Armory Range reserves the right to update or modify these Range Rules at any time.
Failure to follow these Range Rules will result in your removal from Full Metal Armory Range and possiblelegal action. Full Metal Armory Range shall have the authority to take immediate action to suspend privileges of any individual who violates these Range Rules.
Ages: Person(s) must be 18 years of age or older to participate at the Range. Children between the ages of 12 and 17 will be allowed to enter the firing range and participate only under the supervision of a parent or guardian. Children that are under the age of 12 years of age may be permitted to enter the firing range and participate under the supervision of a parent or guardian provided that proof of successful completion of a hunter’s education class or accepted youth gun safety course is provided to Full Metal Armory Range. The parent or guardian assumes all responsibility and liability for the participation of minors under their supervision at all times.
1. ALWAYS keep firearms pointed in a safe direction.
A safe direction means that the firearm is pointed so that even if it were to go off, it would not cause injury or damage. The key to this rule is to control where the muzzle or front end of the barrel is pointed at all times.
Common sense dictates the safest direction, depending on different circumstances.
2. ALWAYS keep your finger off the firearm’s trigger until ready to shoot.
When holding a firearm, rest your trigger finger outside the trigger guard alongside the firearm. Until you are ready to fire, do not touch the trigger.
3. ALWAYS keep the firearm unloaded until ready to use.
Whenever you pick up a firearm, always keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction, keep your finger off the trigger, engage the mechanical safety if possible, and remove the ammunition source (magazine and ammunition from chamber).
4. Know how to safely use the firearm.
Before handling a firearm, learn how it operates. Know its basic parts, how to open and close the action safely and how to remove safely any ammunition from the firearm or magazine. Remember a firearm’s mechanical safety device is never foolproof. Nothing can ever replace safe firearm handling.
5. Be sure the firearm is safe to operate.
Full Metal Armory Range reserves the right to inspect all firearms and equipment prior to Range entry. Unsafe or damaged firearms are not allowed on the Range. Muzzle loaders are PROHIBITED. Shotguns are also PROHIBITED unless used with slugs.
6. Use only the correct ammunition for your firearm.
Full Metal Armory Range reserves the right to inspect and refuse the use of any ammunition. In general, factory-produced brass casing ammunition is permitted in the Range. Reload ammunition is also generally permitted, subject to inspection by Full Metal Armory Range prior to its use. Steel Shot, Steel Case, Tracers, Explosive, Armor Piercing, and other exotic ammunition is PROHIBITED.
7. Know your target and what is beyond.
Be absolutely sure you have identified your target beyond any doubt. Equally important, be aware of the area beyond your target. This means observing your prospective target area before you shoot. Never fire in a direction in which there are people or any other potential for mishap. Think first. Shoot second.
8. Never use alcohol or drugs before or while shooting.
Use of alcohol or drugs before or during live fire in the Range is strictly prohibited. If you take a prescription or over-the-counter drug that bears a warning about operating machinery, driving, etc., or if you take any substance which adversely affects your individual performance, you must refrain from engaging in shooting activities until free from the effects of the drug or substance.
9. Be aware that certain types of shooting activities require additional safety precautions.
1. Anyone, anywhere on the Range, may call a “CEASE FIRE” upon noticing any unsafe act or safety issue. If a cease fire is announced, all persons must immediately stop shooting, lower and clear his/her weapon, place the firearm on the bench with the barrel pointed down range, and move back from the firing line until further instruction is received.
2. All firearms must be cleared and action opened when removed from the firing lane.
3. If a firearm malfunction occurs on the firing line, and the firearm cannot have the action opened or live cartridges cannot be removed due to the malfunction, the owner is responsible to make it as safe as reasonably possible, and follow the rules for casing it and move it with the muzzle pointed up to their vehicle for transportation.
4. You are never allowed forward of the shooting line, at any time, under any circumstances.
5. Draw and fire practice is not allowed in the Range.
6. Cross lane firing or firing at anything other than your own target in your assigned lane is strictly prohibited.
7. Person(s) are permitted to pick up their own brass casings under the following conditions: (1) Brass pickup is permitted behind the firing line within your assigned booth only. (2) Brass pickup is completed during your allotted range time and does not extend past your allotted range time. Please plan accordingly.
8. No more than one loaded firearm is permitted in one booth at a time. If a person(s) is carrying concealed during their firing range time, the concealed weapon must be announced to Range staff prior to or upon entry.
9. All equipment, whether personal or assigned by Full Metal Armory Range, should be kept to your assigned booth only.
10. Firearms should be loaded and unloaded in your assigned booth only, with the barrel of the firearm pointed down range at all times.
11. Uncontrolled fire is strictly forbidden on the Range. Uncontrolled fire is defined as the rapid and uncontrolled expenditure of rounds without aiming the firearm.
12. If a misfire occurs, keep the firearm pointed downrange at the backstop for at least 30 seconds before proceeding.
13. All firearms must be unloaded and holstered or cased when moving them on or off the firing line. If a firearm is unable to be holstered or cased, the action must be open and it must be pointed muzzle up while moving on or off the firing line.
14. Upon completion of a session, the following procedures should always be followed: unload your weapon, pack up your unloaded firearm and any additional equipment, and clean up around your booth by eliminating any trash from the area and placing it in the receptacle provided. Promptly return to the counter to turn in any rented equipment.