Sharon Gun Club Member Handbook and Range Rules


1. All member firearms must be transported to and from SGC in appropriate cases. Firearms being
moved between ranges must be cased.

2. Members must wear their membership cards in a visible location at all times while on the
property whether shooting or not. Members are requested to ask those not wearing a badge to
do so.

3. Every live Range must have a Range Safety Officer (RSO). If a member arrives at an unattended
Range, that member becomes the RSO. If the RSO intends to leave the range, he or she must
either appoint another member who is present to be the RSO, or if no other member is present,
clear the range and change the signage and flags to indicate that the Range is not in use.

4. Eye and ear protection are required by all shooters, guests and observers on all ranges.

5. Understand and obey the club's published range commands.

6. A member may not shoot while allowing a guest or unqualified member to shoot. The member
must remain at arm's length to the guest or unqualified member at all times while supervising
their shooting. Members are wholly and solely responsible for the actions of their guests and
members of whom they are supervising.

7. Ranges 2, 3 , 4 , and 5 are equipped with shooting benches. The bench may only be approached
when the range is live. When the range is safe do not approach the bench but remain
behind the yellow safety line until the range is called live by the RSO.


a. Members must perform ACTS/PROVE during both unboxing and boxing and should
perform ACTS/PROVE whenever returning to the bench after a range safe condition.
b. Unboxed firearms must be placed on the bench, pointing downrange with the action
open, and ejection port facing up. Rifles and shotguns may be stored in a vertical rack
provided, with magazines out and actions open.
c. Semi-automatic pistols must have the magazine removed and the action locked open.
d. Revolvers shall have the cylinder open.
e. Single action revolvers must have the ejection port open or cylinder removed.
f. If a firearm does not allow for the action to be locked open, an inert device (safety flag)
that does not resemble ammunition must be used to hold the action open.


a. Must not depict an actual person.
b. Paper or cardboard targets only.
c. Reactive targets are only allowed where approved and must be appropriately shrouded.
d. Must be placed so all rounds impact at the midline of the backstop. Targets should
NEVER be placed if a hit on the target results in the round impacting either the side
berms or the range floor on ranges 2, 3, 4 and 5.
e. Target placement that results in these impacts is unsafe behaviour could result in disciplinary action.

10. Members may not fire randomly. Members should set a target for sighting purposes. If the
member needs to perform a function test, the member must aim at the mid-line of the backstop
if no target is in use.
11. Members are completely and solely responsible to understand the laws pertaining to the
transportation of a firearm. The club assumes no responsibility for inappropriate transport.
12. Understand the different uses of the different ranges and adhere to specific range rules.
13. Members must set and obey the Range Use signage. When a range is in use, the metal sign must
be set to indicate this and the Red Flag Raised or red light turned on. When the range has no
shooters on it, the sign should be reversed to indicate that the range is not in use and the range
red flag lowered and light turned off where applicable. When the range is in a safe condition,
members may not approach the bench and must remain behind the yellow line painted on the

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