CLUB Range Rules

Revision 006. Date: 3-16-2015

Violation of these rules may result in forfeiture of Club Membership and/or banning from Club property.

Safety First! Every shooter has the personal responsibility to make sure that every bullet fired impacts safely in the impact berm/backstop.  All shooting shall be initiated from the proper, approved firing line, at a properly prepared target, placed in the proper location. If you are in doubt as to the correct firing line, target preparation or placement, you should not be using the range in question. DO NOT SHOOT, contact a range safety officer. 


  • All NRA Range Safety Rules are to be observed at all times.
  • ALWAYS keep your gun pointed in a safe direction.
  • ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
  • ALWAYS keep your firearm unloaded until ready to shoot.
  • Treat every firearm as if is loaded at all times.
  • Know your target and what is beyond.
  • Know how to use your gun safely.
  • Be sure your gun is safe to operate.
  • Use only the correct ammunition for your gun.
  • Wear appropriate ear and eye protection.


  1. Before anyone goes forward of the firing line, ALL firearms must be made safe, or holstered. Cylinders unloaded and/or magazines removed, chamber empty, action must be open and firearms shall remain lying on the bench or stand pointed in a safe direction, or holstered until all persons are again behind the firing line. 
  2. The CEASE FIRE command may be given by anyone.  If cease fire is called, everyone must stop shooting at once; firearms shall be cleared and made safe as per #1 above.
  3. Do not use target stand base to prop targets and do not shoot at target stands or ground base supports.
  4. The practice of manually “BUMP FIRING” firearms is prohibited. 
  5. Full automatic and firearms firing .50 caliber BMG rounds are prohibited on NYCR&G ranges.
  6. Targets are to be located so that bullets, slugs or shot do not strike the ground/floor of the range. It is recommended that targets be placed within 20’ of the impact berm/backstop.  
  7. There shall be no use of alcohol, illegal drugs or other intoxicants of any kind on the Club ranges at any time. Any member using any medication or intoxicant that might in any way impair his/her ability to shoot safely shall not use any firearms. Violating the rule could jeopardize the safety of individuals or cause damage to equipment or facilities. 
  8. The use of Northern York County Rod & Gun Club facilities is limited to members and invited guests [limited to a maximum of two (2) guests on the range at one time.], except as otherwise directed by the Board of Directors, or during a training event.  Anyone using the facilities, including guests, is subject to the rules and regulations of the Club.  Members shall be with their guests and will be responsible for their actions and the actions of their guests at all times. 
  9. The purpose of the security gate at the entrance is to ensure that only members and authorized individuals are allowed onto NYCR&G property. This is a safety, security and liability issue for the NYCR&C as an organization and corporation.  All current and up to date members will be issued a combination for their exclusive use only.  A gate combination may be issued to customers or vendors that have contracts or business agreements with the Club.
  10. Each member shall prominently display his/her membership card while on Club premises. 
  11. Children under the age of 18 are not allowed on the NYCR&G ranges unless they are under direct supervision of an adult who is a member and who shall be responsible for them.  
  12. Anyone causing damage to Club property, equipment or facilities shall be personally liable for such damage and shall be subject to Club discipline and criminal prosecution. 
  13. The Club shall not be responsible for personal property or equipment left on Club premises.
  14. Only targets approved by the Board of Directors may be used. No exploding targets, glass targets or targets that could cause injury maybe used.
  15. All cartridge cases and dud rounds must be picked up after shooting and disposed of properly.  Targets are to be picked up and removed from the range when you are done shooting.  Carry out what you carry in. KEEP YOUR RANGES CLEAN.
  16. No ground targets are allowed on the range except by permission of the Board of Directors. Clay pigeons are allowed to be placed at the midpoint (base to top) of impact berm/backstop and used as acceptable targets. 
  17. The Board of Directors or their designee shall have full authority to act on any range safety issue in accordance with approved safety rules. Any member or guest shall immediately abide by any order of the Board of Directors or their designee. Disagreements shall be brought to the attention of the Board of Directors for resolution. 
  18. No shooting shall commence on any range prior to 0800 (8:00 am) or continue after sunset. Shooting on Sundays to commence no earlier than 0900 (9:00 am). Special Exceptions may apply at the discretion of the Board of Directors  for training or special events.  
  19. No unauthorized vehicles to be on the range.
  20. If the range is to be worked on, maintained or used for another purpose, the Board of Directors shall be notified. There shall be no shooting on the range being worked on, maintained or used for another purpose. The Board of Directors or their designee has the authority to close ranges and if necessary put signs in place stating such. 
  21. If member is on the range and another member arrives and wishes to shoot at a different distance than the first member, the first member may continue to shoot up to 30 minutes more before stepping off the range to allow the next shooter opportunity to use the range.