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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