Rules & Regs

NPSC RULES & REGULATIONS – NOVEMBER 2015 

MEMBERSHIP

  • To become a new member, a person must be at least 21 years of age, an NRA member, and sponsored by two club members in good standing.
  • At least one sponsor must accompany the prospective member to a board meeting.
  • A majority vote by the board is required for the person to be accepted for membership into the New Pittsburg Sportsmen’s Club.
  • A new member is on probation for one year, during which time he or she may not act as a sponsor.
  • Members are permitted to bring guests to the club to use the facilities, not to exceed two visits by the same guest per year.
  • All NPSC members must also be NRA members in good standing.

BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS

  • All members are required to display their laminated membership card on the outside of their clothing so that it is clearly visible whenever they are on the club grounds. If proof of membership cannot be made, a person may be asked to leave by a card carrying member.
  • Members and their immediate families are eligible to use the club facilities. However, anyone under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a parent at all times
  • Parties and other social events must be approved by the board.
  • Members wishing to use the grounds for any event, including but not limited to, Concealed Carry classes, must first come before the Board of Directors to get permission for the use of the grounds for each date. Anyone using the grounds for such events without the Board’s permission will have their membership immediately and permanently terminated. The Board has the right to refuse any member use of the grounds for any event.
  • No alcoholic beverages will be consumed on the club grounds. This is absolute! No exceptions, ever.
  • No over-night camping on club grounds.
  • No open fires on club grounds.

SAFETY ENFORCEMENT

  • Each member must be responsible for safety enforcement.
  • Any member who discovers someone violating the rules or regulations has the obligation to turn in that person’s name, with an explanation of what happened, over to a club officer or board member.
  • When a person’s name is turned in, that person is required to appear before the board at the next board meeting.
  • With a majority consenting vote, the club has the authority to suspend that person’s membership.

RANGE RULES

ALL RANGES

  • All published range rules must be strictly adhered to.
  • Safety must be the number one concern at all times.
  • NRA Rules of Safety are the most important.
    • 1) Always keep your gun pointed in a safe direction
    • 2) Always keep your gun unloaded until you are ready to shoot
    • 3) Always keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
  • At least one shooter must act as Range Officer when multiple shooters are using the range.
  • Range Officer should state range commands clearly and concisely as follows:
    • “THE RANGE IS OPEN”……..shooters may load and fire
    • “THE RANGE IS CLOSED”….all guns are unloaded and on the tables or in gun racks
    • “CEASEFIRE”………………….all shooters must stop shooting immediately and wait for further instructions from Range Officer
  • While the range is closed, no handling of guns will be permitted FOR ANY REASON.
  • Shooters under the age of 21 must be directly supervised by a member age 21 or over at all times.
  • No full-automatic weapons allowed.
  • No smoking while handling black powder.
  • No glass, cans, bowling pins or exploding targets of any kind will be permitted on any range.
  • All targets which are hung on the backstops must be inside the designated areas. Do not place targets on or in front of the backstop supports.
  • Prior to leaving any range, all targets must be removed, brass picked up, and all guns must be unloaded and actions open.
  • If people are waiting to use a range, limit your shooting time to 1 hour.
  • It is every member’s responsibility to repair/replace backboards when needed – supplies are in the Quonset hut.

INDOOR RANGE

  • Rifle and pistol shooters must use .22 caliber rimfire ammunition or air guns shooting pellets only.
  • Use paper targets only.
  • All shooting must be confined to the backstop inside the designated area.
  • Archery targets are for archery shooting only. Do not shoot archery targets with firearms.
  • Turn off heat and lights and close all doors before leaving.

OUTDOOR RANGE

  • No shooting on Sunday before 12:00 Noon.
  • No shooting after sunset.
  • No vehicles are allowed in front of the firing line.
  • When the range has been closed, the orange traffic cones must be placed in front of the firing line.
  • The firing line is common to all ranges; 7 yards, 25 yards, 50 yards, 100 yards and 200 yards. If pistol shooters are to fire at closer range (in front of the common firing line), the common firing line must be closed (all other guns must be unloaded, actions open, and placed on tables, gun racks, or holstered).
  • Whenever working down range, the ‘Range Closed’ sign must be posted in clear view near the entrance to the range.
  • No shooting shotguns closer than 25 yards to the backstops.
  • Targets permitted are limited to:
    • Paper targets located in the designated areas of the target mounting boards.
    • Steel silhouette and/or steel swinger/spinner type targets located within 2 feet of the front of the target boards and within the designated target areas on these boards. Targets may not be at ground level or set on top of the target mounting boards. The only ammunition permitted for steel silhouette and/or steel swinger/spinner shooting is .22 rimfire or pellets fired from air guns.
    • Spinning or hanging self-healing type targets located within 2 feet of the front of the target boards and within the designated target areas on these boards. Targets may not be at ground level or set on top of the target mounting boards.
    • Hanging gongs installed by the club on the 25 yard range. All shots must be made from the limestone area at the common firing line no closer than 25 yards away from the gongs.  Centerfire rifle ammunition is prohibited.
    • Hanging gong on the 200 yard range. All shots must be made from the common firing line.
    • Water jugs hung from the cable on the 200 yard range.

TRAP RANGE

  • No shooting on Sunday before 12:00 Noon.
  • The trap houses will be open and operated only during a scheduled shoot.
  • The trap shooting flood lights will be turned on only during a scheduled shoot or when a club officer or board member is present.
  • The Range Officer is responsible for running a safe range and enforcing A. T. A. rules.