BVSC takes the range rules and safety seriously and expects all members to uphold the rules at all times when visiting the range. Please review rules below, copies for download are available on the membership tab.
BLUE VALLEY SPORTSMAN CLUB RANGE RULES & REGULATIONS
1. All guns must be considered loaded at all times.
2. Chamber ammo ONLY at the firing line.
3. Always wear eye & ear protection.
4. Keep finger off the trigger until you’re ready to fire.
5. Keep your muzzle below the horizon & pointed down range. When taking a firearm to or from the firing line and when cleaning your gun keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
6. Absolutely no handling of firearms when shooters are down range.
7. Never point a gun at anything you do not want to destroy.
8. When guns are out of your vehicle or out of their case keep actions open.
9. During cease fire – when the firing line is closed – guns must be unloaded, actions must be locked or blocked, bolts open or out.
10. Shoot only paper targets, steel silhouettes, or clay birds – NO BREAKABLES (hard plastic, glass, etc.) DO NOT SHOOT TARGETS THAT EXPLODE UNLESS APPROVED BY THE CLUB.
11. Be sure of your target & what is beyond.
12. Ranges are use specific-rifles, pistols, and shotguns can be used on the rifle range, pistols (traditional style pistols chambered in traditional pistol cartridges) ONLY on the pistol range (exception in Rule #19 noted), and shotguns ONLY on the shotgun range.
12a. NO 50 BMG rifles or any wildcats of 50 BMG brass.
12b. NO armor piercing bullets allowed on steel targets.
13. Ask permission of any firearm owner before you touch or handle a member’s firearm.
14. The first person at the shooting benches is the range master. If he leaves the next person that arrived is the range master, etc.
15. The range flag located at the rifle range benches has been installed. The range is closed (cold) when the flag is down. The range is open (hot) when the flag is up. No handling of firearms when the range is cold. The flag can be stuffed into the tube near the bottom of the pole when not in use to protect it from the elements.
16. The range master is in charge of opening & closing the firing line and range safety.
17. Make safety a habit!!! Protect yourself, your fellow shooters, family & guests from accidents.
18. When shooters are downrange on target changes or under closed conditions, no firearm at any firing point is to be touched or handled. This also means do not make any scope adjustments until all parties are behind the firing line.
19. You may shoot biodegradable clay targets with rifles & pistols on each respective range. (do not shoot clay targets in the air with rifle bullets.) Do not shoot rifles at the clay target range. The pistol range is for pistols and rimfire rifles only
20. The club discourages driving vehicles downrange. If necessary, you may drive to the 200 yard backstop and beyond, please stay on the established trail. Do not drive to the targets during wet conditions or when there is a possibility to damage the trail. All persons are expected to walk to the 100 yard ranges.
21. Clean, clean, clean all trash you produce. Pick up your brass/trash when finished using the range. Good housekeeping should be followed. Besides the range is owned by someone else.
22. Do not place loaded rounds in the trash cans.
23. Do not use the gun club trash cans for personal trash.
24. It takes a lot of work to replace the rifle range backstops – don’t place targets on the wood posts or steel cross bars – only on the rubber belt part of the backstops.
25. Clean all paper targets from backstops when finished.
26. The range is bordered by active cattle range – farm animals have the right of way.
27. NO HUNTING WILDLIFE ON THE PROPERTY.
28. NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THE PROPERTY.
29. Starting 2003 club membership cards are either to be worn at the range, or presented if asked by another club member.
30. Starting 2003 each member will be required to read, initial and return the rules to the gun club. These are the safety rules that members must follow in conjunction with common sense.
31. DO NOT GIVE THE GATE COMBINATION NUMBER TO ANYONE.
32. When the club holds organized shoots, the public is welcome. Otherwise, non-members are allowed only as a member’s guest.
33. Members immediate family are welcome, but limit other guests to two per visit.
34. Members are responsible for their guests following the club’s rules & regulations.
35. Range opens ½ hour before sun up and closes ½ hour after sunset.
36. NO ALCOHOL is to be consumed by a shooter while shooting on the range. After properly storing your firearms, after the event, and when the party starts, alcohol may be consumed moderately if at all. Remember – who is driving home? Drinking alcohol while shooting is strictly prohibited.
37. Please close & lock the gate when entering & leaving the range.
38. Observe posted signs or directives.
39. If you see members abusing the range rules or acting unsafely speak to them in a courteous manner. Hopefully they will respond in a like manner.
40. If you encounter non-members using the range, ask them to leave. Do not put yourself in harm’s way – write down a description of their vehicle and a license plate number. Turn them into a club officer.
41. Yellow PVC on steel fence posts marks the range boundaries. Do not trespass on neighbor’s property.
EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS:
Grand County Ambulance & Sheriff – 911 or 970-725-3343
Colorado State Patrol – 970-725-3393
Fire emergency – 911
Gun Club Member & Neighbor to the range – 970-724-9368