If you have questions about how the club operates or what is permitted or prohibited at the range, you may find your answer here!
Questions about membership in the club.
No. When you bring guests, you are responsible for their actions. This means you must remain with them at all times. If a Range Safety Officer or member of the Executive Committee observes that your guests are not under your control, you will all be required to leave the range, and you may lose your club privileges.
The club sends out renewal notices to current members in early November. Most are sent by email, but if you do not have an email address, it will be mailed to you. If you do not receive a renewal notice by mid-November, contact the Secretary at 803-642-7062 or email@example.com. Timely renewal is your responsibility, not the Club’s.
Your signed Renewal Form and dues payment are due before January 1. If your renewal is not received by January 1, your range access will be suspended. Submit your renewal before February 1, and your privileges will be restored. If your renewal is not received by February 1, your membership will be terminated, and you will have to re-apply as a new member.
There can be several reasons:
- We use the last email address you gave us on your membership application or renewal form. We are not infallible, so typo errors do sometimes occur. If you are not receiving emails, the first thing you should do is contact the Secretary. Call 803-642-7062 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Unfortunately, some email providers block bulk emails (sometimes all bulk email, sometimes just those from certain servers). We use shared hosting so occasionally a spammer will use the same server we do causing the server and inadvertently us to be blacklisted by your provider. When you contact the Secretary, he can usually tell you if this is case. If this happens, You need to contact your email provider and get them to correct the problem.
- Your email client may be set up in such a way that it considers our emails as spam. It may either re-direct them to a “spam” folder or delete them depending on the settings. You need to change the settings. Some email clients of a “whitelist” feature which will enable you to identify our emails as not spam.
Questions about our ranges.
Plastic water bottles are acceptable as targets provided that they are positioned so that all bullets strike the berm and the shooter removes any debris from the range. Glass bottles and cans are not permitted since they can produce dangerous shrapnel and debris.
Shooting at a 50 foot target on our rifle range is not practical. In order to meet the “all bullets must strike berm” rule, the target would have to be raised up extremely high off the ground. To shoot a rifle at such short distances, use the pistol ranges. You can shoot a rim fire rifle on either pistol range (left pistol range recommended). 50 foot targets are not intended for use with center fire rifles.
No. If you arrive at the range when the firing line is cold, you may carry a securely cased or unloaded, action open firearm to the firing line, but you must not open the case or handle the firearm until the Range Officer has declared the range HOT.
No. The combination on the membership card is intended only for use when the electronic gate has failed and is inoperative. If you forget your keycard, you must go home and get it.
If for some reason your card does not work, call the club secretary at (803) 400-3590. If you have a vaild reason for getting in to (or out of) the range without a keycard, you will be given a temporary combination and instructions to allow you to open the gate.