And feel free to share any other resources specific to range design and construction. You must be a legal citizen of the United States in order to take this course. Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot. Specific Range Rules The source book recommends that shooting ranges establish rules and regulations that are tailored to its needs. Use only the correct Ammunition for your gun. Ranges are categorized by the type of construction, shooting activity, target, firearms and ammunition to be used on the facility. Planning In planning for safety, the source book recommends evaluating the needs of the user and identifying permitted shooting activities, each of which requires different considerations.Next
Be aware that certain types of guns and many shooting activities require additional safety precautions. If you exit the course before completing it, when you return you can pick up where you left off. It covers outdoor ranges, indoor ranges, air rifle, archery, etc. A key element for advancement in any profession is continuing education. Consequently, the source book does not provide criteria, but makes suggestions, including things to consider when preparing safety plans and formulating rules for handling guns and using the range.Next
It is full of diagrams and range layouts that show all aspects including drainage and such. Additionally, any shooting range that complies with the standards and building and safety codes may be: 1. Know your target and what is beyond. The Safety Plan According to the source book, each range should have a clear and concise safety plan. The states that have taken this approach are Florida, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Ohio.Next
Ohio ' s shooting range regulations set noise levels and specify the hours of operation and require a safety plan that substantially complies with the source book ' s safety guidelines Ohio Admin. Shoot only at authorized targets. I will soon own barring some unforeseen cockup a couple of hundred acres in the country and am eager to construct my own private pistol and rifle range. Planning should also address how the range will enforce its rules. To qualify for this protection, a shooting range must have complied with ordinances that existed when the range began operations Fla. After evaluating the needs, it is necessary to design and engineer the range to accommodate those activities. What is doesn't do is remove the need to know local laws, codes and the need for a competent designer and builder.Next
Exceptions to these rules should be carefully defined to avoid confusion. These rules and regulations should be posted in a conspicuous location. . There are no required reading materials for this program. Never use alcohol or drugs before shooting. Always keep the muzzle pointed at the backstop or bullet trap.Next
This course is comprised of instructional screens combined with audio narration that serves as the voice of the instructor. At a minimum, the plan should include the following safety rules: 1. It does so by prohibiting a court from enjoining or restraining the use of a range in noise or noise pollution matters resulting from its operation, as long as the range is in compliance with noise control laws, ordinances, or resolutions that were applicable at the time of construction and initial operation of the range Mich. The Range Source Book provides both basic and advanced guidance to assist in the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of shooting range facilities. While every effort has been made to provide up-to-date technical information, this online course is in no way to be used as a substitute for, or in lieu of, consultation with architects, engineers, and attorneys who should be called upon to make specific recommendations for individual range design, construction, and use of shooting ranges. However, the source book explicitly states that it is merely a guide and should not be used to establish design standards or criteria for shooting ranges, which vary based on many factors, including location and type of shooting. It should also stipulate how, when, why and by whom the facility can be used.
Nothing in the law would prevent the court from granting a preliminary injunction against any activity determined to be a probable clear and immediate safety hazard Minn. Always keep the action open and firearm unloaded until ready to use. Technical Requirements Most computers will already come with the software required to take this course. Know and obey all range commands. Designate a range officer when none is present or assigned. The Source Book discusses methods and technologies which may result in a fuller use of range operations.Next
The design specifications should consider the safety of the people using the facility, the property surrounding it, and the area ' s inhabitants. Consequently, shooting ranges are more likely to be regulated by municipalities through zoning regulations or general municipal ordinances. The plan should also include a section that spells out the consequences of safety violations, which can range from issuing a warning to banning violators from the facility. Store guns so they are not accessible to unauthorized persons. Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.Next