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The Range Operations Committee is looking for more members
The Range Operations Committee is composed of a few members who volunteer their time to improve and maintain the condition of the range. Some of the tasks performed by this committee include repairing the walls between the shooting bays, repairing damaged sprinklers, improving the facilities, removing the leaves from the grass area to prevent the grass from dying, weed eating, digging trenches to provide drainage after heavy rains caused mudflows that clogged the drain pipes, removing dry rot, spraying the wooden structures with wood sealer, erecting bleachers at the trap house, installing shade cloth in bay two and the list goes on.
Well, they need help. The list of things that need attention is growing faster than they can keep up with. We all use and enjoy the range and we all should help improve and maintain it. You don’t need experience in construction or even any tools. We have plenty of those. If you have tools, tractors, trucks etc… that’s great, we can use those too. But mostly we need old fashioned man power. It amazing how fast things get done when a few extra people show up to help.
So if you can volunteer a little time, a few hours, or a day here or there, the help will be greatly appreciated. If you want to help, email Committee Chairman or by phone at (209) 988-9554.
SHOTGUN USE AND PATTERNING IN THE SHOOTING BAYS A Note from the Range President
Attention all Shotgun Shooters – Please do not use Bays 1 and 2 to shoot your Shotguns. Bay 3 with its Shotgun Target Frame is the only approved Bay for shotgun use, besides the Trap Range. The cost of replacing the target frames is too much to continue to replace them. The Shotgun Target Frame on Bay 3 should meet all of your needs. If not, please contact any Association Director, RSO or myself with your needs.
Thank You for your attention in this matter.
Duane Young President, Safety First Shooting Association
ALL MEMBERS AND GUEST MUST SIGN IN ON THE CHECK-IN SHEET. A WAIVER MUST BE FILLED OUT FOR EACH GUEST. Guest include Friends and Family Members and Relation that ARE NOT Card Holding Members. FAILURE TO FILL OUT WAIVERS OR SIGN IN GUEST CAN MEAN THE LOSS OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES & SMOKING
Evidence toward the use of alcoholic beverages and cigarettes have been noted by range officials during their visits to the range. A reminder to your agreement to the rules of membership:
Alcoholic Beverages and Drugs. Shooters may not consume alcoholic beverages or drugs, (including prescription drugs and over the counter medications), before or during live firing.
There shall be No Smoking at the River Oaks Shooting Range at any time.
The Firing Lines
The Firing Lines marked on the walls in Bay 2 and Bay 3 are set at a distance that makes it safe for members and onlookers using either bay at the same time. Except for special events under supervision of Range Safety Officers, all weapons are to be loaded, unloaded and shot from or in front of the Firing Line pointing into the dirt backstop. You are allowed to position the tables up to the Firing Line if you do not want to be walking back and forth. We ask you to please adhere to the rule and kindly remind others you may see breaking this rule for all of our safety.
Pick Up Your Brass
PLEASE make every effort to pick up your spent brass and shot shell casing. 22’s are exempt due to the small size and usual large quantity expended. You can either throw the brass in the trash can or in the brass buckets for those that like to reload their ammo can pick it out. This is not a Lost Brass Range where it is OK to leave it laying around.
Temporary Reprieve on Brass Pickup
Except for the Bay 1 Shooting Stalls, Brass pickup rules have been suspended until further notice. We have a volunteer member to make a daily sweep of Bays 2&3 and pick up spent brass. Unless you wish to keep yours, you do not have to pick up your brass. This doesn’t include shotgun casings.
Empty the Trash Cans
If you fill up or see a full trash can that is filled up, please help out and dump it into the main dumpster next to the green storage trailer passed Bay 3. This is the way they get dumped. We don’t have people that just dump trash cans when there full. Thank You!
Range HOT Flags
There are red flags stored in the utility closet to be placed on the poles when you are shooting at any of the bays. This will give members a quick warning which bays are hot when entering the range. Please remember to remove them when you or the last shooter is done.
Get Trained and Practice
If you currently own or plan to purchase a firearm for personal, home, or business defense/protection, for your own safety, and the safety of all others, it is imperative that you become familiar with, and proficient in, the proper operation and safe use of the firearm(s) you select.
Whatever your reason for purchasing or owning a firearm, without the ability to properly and safely use that firearm is a recipe for disaster! Proper training and practice to hone your shooting skills, plus the knowledge of the current laws pertaining to the use of firearms in your state/county is solely your responsibility as a firearm owner.
As an association that defends the Second Amendment to the constitution, we at Safety First Shooting Association urge you to seek out proper firearms training and defensive skills workshops.