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Being safe at BlackCreek Steel Match……

See you all tomorrow…..Please watch your speed on Range Road,  35mph is the posted speed.

And on our property 15mph MAX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  NO gun play of any kind in the parking lot!!!!!!!!

YOU must be on the range in a SAFE Area or in our LOAD-UNLOAD Area….Please ask if you need help of any kind, Before you do any thing reckless or stupid.

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Safety……

Cold Range

  • Black Creek is a cold range. No loaded weapons except when under the control of a Range Safety Officer.
  • No weapon handling in the parking lot. If you arrive with a hot weapon, immediately see a a Range Safety Officer so that you may be unloaded safely.
  • Ammunition may be reloaded into magazines or speedloaders at any place on the range except for the designated Safe Areas.

Safe Areas

  • Safe Areas are provided for the safe handling, holstering, stowing, cleaning, repair, inspection, and dry firing of guns. No ammunition handling  (including dummy ammunition) is allowed in the Safe Areas.

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Safety Glasses
  • Hearing Protection
  • Footwear- suitable for the terrain, no open-toed footwear.

Dropped Weapons

  • During a Course of Fire– Between the “Make Ready” command and the “Range is Clear” command, any dropped weapon will result in Automatic Disqualification. Stop immediately upon the dropping of a weapon and wait for the commands of the Safety Officer. Safety Officer will safely retrieve, unload, and return the weapon into its holster.
  • Other than during a Course of Fire– If an unloaded weapon is dropped on the range, do not touch or retrieve it. Call a Safety Officer to safely retrieve and place the weapon in its holster or carrier. Touching of a dropped weapon by any competitor or any other person other than a Safety Officer will result in disqualification of the competitor.

Disqualification

  • Negligent Discharge- where any bullet passes over the top of the berm, or impacts the ground within 6 feet of the competitor will result in immediate disqualification.
  • 180 Degree Violation– where the muzzle is pointed uprange or outside of established muzzle safe points will result in immediate disqualification.
  • Sweeping– where the muzzle of any weapon, loaded or unloaded, is pointed at any person including the competitor. Will result in immediate disqualification.
  • Finger in Trigger Guard- while loading or unloading, reloading, or moving from one shooting position to another.
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