Rules and Procedures
Shooting at Atterbury Shooting Complex is a communal activity. While shooting is generally a very safe sport, loaded firearms demand concentration and respect. Every range and every shooter at the range expects safety rules to be followed and conduct to fall within the bounds of generally accepted range etiquette. Here are the basic rules of range etiquette.
— Rifle/Pistol Rules —
All shooters much sign in at the front desk where they will get a general range briefing and be assigned a lane before entering the shooting area of the range. Shooters can choose to shoot on the pistol range, which has portable targets, or at either a 50 yard or 100 yard rifle range. First shooters of the day will enter range under a cease fire. Targets can be posted down range, while all equipment must remain cased up behind the yellow line. Equipment cannot be placed on the benches during any cease fire until the Range Safely Officer gives the “load and fire” command, indicating a live fire session. No one allowed forward of the red line during live fire for any reason. If a shooter arrives during live fire, he may place equipment on the bench, handle firearms, and wait for a cease fire to post a target.
Cease fire periods are determined and called by the RSO. Anyone on the range may signal for a cease fire if an unsafe condition exists. When a cease fire is called, the RSO will request and confirm that all firearms be unloaded, actions open, benched, and shooters stand behind the yellow line. Shooters may post and pull targets only during a cease fire as instructed by an RSO.
When a cease fire is called, the RSO will request and confirm that all firearms be unloaded, actions open, Chamber flags inserted, benched, and shooters stand behind the yellow line.
*Chamber flags can be purchased inside for $2.00 when signing in to make for faster down times on the range.
When the RSO determines that the line is safe he will allow shooters to go forward across the red line to pull and post targets. Shooters not needing to change their targets must remain behind the yellow line. Firearms, ammunition and magazines shall not be handled during the cease fire. Shooters may cross the yellow line and begin shooting when instructed by the RSO.
— Shotgun Rules —
All trap and skeet fields are operated by coin boxes. Upon arrival, shooters can purchase tokens from the front desk. Each token will allow you to shoot one round of trap or skeet (25 targets). Skeet fields are operated from a push button cord. Skeet machines can be set for International Skeet by the RSO if so desired. Trap fields are voice activated or push button and can be set for wobble trap or doubles by the RSO as requested. Shooters are expected to clean up fields of all hulls and other debris when leaving the field.
Ear and Eye Protection Required
Shoes must be worn
7 1/2 shot to 9 shot loads only
Only load 1 shell at a time
Only load when at a shooting station
Firearm must be pointed down range at all time
❖EYE AND EAR PROTECTION REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES ON THE RANGE.
❖NO HANDLING OF FIREARMS BEHIND THE YELLOW LINE (NO EXCEPTIONS).
❖CEASE FIRE (RED LIGHTS FLASHING) STAY AWAY FROM BENCH AND FIREARMS (you will only receive 1 warning).
❖NO HOLSTERED FIREARMS ALLOWED ON RANGE. GUNS CAN ONLY BE LOADED WHILE IN LANE DURING LIVE FIRE PERIOD.
❖NO SMOKING or TOBACCO CHEWING INSIDE OF RANGE FENCE.
❖SHOOT ONLY FROM THE LANE ASSIGNED TO YOU.
❖NO RAPID FIRING IS ALLOWED (1 second between shoots).
❖ONLY SHOTGUNS WITH SLUGS ALLOWED ON RANGE.
❖NO TRACERS, INCENDIARY GAS OR EXPLOSIVE AMMO.
❖ NO KNEELING OR SITTING TO SHOOT ON THE PISTOL RANGE (NO EXCEPTIONS).
❖REPAIRS OF DAMAGE TO BAFFLES OR POSTS WILL BE CHARGED.
Baffles $50.00 per hit/ Stands $15.00 per hit
❖ANY SHOOTER DISOBEYING RANGE RULES OR SAFETY OFFICER COMMANDS WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE FACILITY.