Range Rules

  1. All Federal, state, and local firearm laws must be obeyed.
  2. Firearms not on the firing line must be unloaded with their action open and the magazine removed, or unloaded and cased.
  3. Guns/magazines may only be handled on the range.
  4. FreeState Range Safety Officers have the right to inspect any firearms or ammunition at any time.
  5. Shooters must complete and sign the FreeState Gun Range RELEASE, WAIVER, HOLD HARMLESS, INDEMNIFICATION AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT before using the Range.
  6. Food, beverages and smoking are prohibited on the range.
  7. No muzzleloading firearms may be fired.
  8. All calibers of pistols may be fired.
  9. Rifles up to and including .223 caliber may be fired.
  10. Shotgun slugs may be fired. No buckshot or birdshot may be fired.
  11. Tracer, incendiary, armor piercing, and steel core ammunition are strictly prohibited. If FreeState staff identifies that you are shooting any of the aforementioned ammunition, you will be removed from the range and banned from future use.
  12. Commands issued by Range Officers and Range Personnel must be immediately obeyed without question.
  13. If the command “CEASE FIRE” is given: stop shooting immediately, remove your finger from the trigger, remove magazine, clear firearm, place the firearm on the bench. Step back from the shooting booth and wait for further instructions from the RSO.
  14. No one other than FreeState Gun Range personnel may go forward of the firing line unless authorized or instructed to do so by the Range Safety Officer.
  15. When the line is declared “CLEAR,” all firearms must be safely grounded (action open and magazine removed), and all shooters must step away from the firing line. Absolutely no firearm handling, unloaded or otherwise, will occur while the line is “CLEAR.”
  16. Shooters may only use FreeState Gun Range approved paper targets, placed at eye level.
  17. Firing a shot on the Range that results in the bullet striking anything other than the target and/or backstop, may result in a minimum repair fine of $75.00 and/or your removal from the range.
  18. Cross firing of targets is prohibited.
  19. All firing must be aimed fire.
  20. Shooters wanting to practice holster draw (strong side belt holsters only) must first be FreeState Holster Draw Certified and notify the RSO. You MUST remove the shooting table from the shooting booth, stay within the shooting booth, and keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot. Shoulder holsters or cross-draw holsters may not be used unless authorized by the Range Officer.
  21. You may collect your own brass that is inside your stall and behind the firing line. Brass from other shooters and all brass that falls in front of the firing line may not be collected.
  22. Competitions held on the Range will be conducted in accordance with official FreeState Gun Range rules or by the rules of the sanctioning body of the match.
  23. Always wash your hands and face immediately after shooting and/or cleaning your firearm. Sinks are located in the restrooms.
  24. While on the range, no more than 2 people can be on a given lane at a time.