Our first and foremost concerns are safety.
We want the experiences you have at OWF range to be as safe and friendly as you can make it. Only YOU can make this happen by conscientiously and diligently applying safe handling and etticete while on the range.
Don't let a dumb mistake ruin your day or worse, seriously injuring someone.
1.Things to watch for and it starts when you arrive.
2.Take notice of the ranges condition, red or green?
3.Take concern when setting up.
Often people will sweep others with their firearm as they remove it from the case. EVERY gun should be considered loaded and pointed in a safe direction.
Pointing a firearm at ANYONE, whether intentional or not, is a felony. You alone are responsible for muzzle control, pay attention.
4.Keep your finger OFF the trigger until you are on the firing line, on target and ready to shoot. YOU are the trigger safety, not a device on the firearm.
5.When clearing a firearm of a jam or stovepipe do NOT forget where your gun is pointing. Its often overlooked while the person is clearing the firearm and they sweep others in the process.
6.It should go without saying but NEVER look down the barrel of ANY firearm. And yes, people do it.
7.Always be certain of whats beyond your target, bullets don't magically stop at the target.
8.When the range is GREEN lighted, closed, Be sure your firearm is breach open and step away from the firearm.
Do NOT go over to stroke the pretty finish or point out some sweet feature to the fascinated onlooker. People downrange will NOT appreciate you doing this.
9.Packing your gun up. DO NOT sweep those people while you clear the gun or even putting it back into the case. Once the gun is in the case, close it up. When safe to do so, collect your targets, put your brass in the receptacle and sign out.
10.Everyone has a good time and goes home safe.
Cya next week.
So what happens if a designated range officer sees range safety infractions?
Minor events will likely be handled with a polite correction. Repeated breaches of safety will be taken up to the major infraction status and be handled in a number of ways. The person making repeated infractions may be asked to leave the range. If its a guest then they along with the member could be asked to leave.
Major infractions will result in the members membership status going under review. You COULD lose your membership status and all benefits. Depending on seriousness or frequent infractions you could lose your membership and be banned from the property.
What is a major safety infraction?
These are some but not limited to these examples.
NOTE: Extreme infractions such as intentionally pointing a firearm at someone will result in a safety report filed with the RCMP.