Boone's Fine Guns

              Boone's Fine Guns

Range Rules

All Ammo Must Be Purchased In house.

  • Full-automatic guns are allowed ONLY with prior approval, or scheduled dates.
  • NO armor-piercing and tracer ammunition allowed.
  • No steel cased ammunition allowed.
  • No muzzleloading guns allowed.
  • Targets must be placed at the shooter’s eye level to ensure bullets hit the impact area.
  • Ammo purchased at Boone's for the use in the range get 10% off your ammo.
  • Range Safety Briefing


    Issue copies of the shooting range rules to all range users. A short briefing will be administered prior to range use. The rules, demonstrations, and explanations of range equipment will be posted in plan sight and explained in the briefing room. All range users need to read the rules posted on the posters and handouts. Only RSO are allowed to use firearms during the briefing, RSO must follow the NRA Gun Safety Rules.

    • Recreational shooting__________ Other Purpose_____________
    • Special instructions for this shoot. ___________________
    • Time of shoot, and duration of shoot__________________

    Range Personnel

    • Range personnel and their location during the shoot.
    • The range personnel’s role is to ensure safety.
    • RSO will be identified by Boone’s Fine Guns shirts, or hats.


    • Conduct: Rules will be posted in plain sight and must be followed
    • Main areas for the range:
      • Spectator Area: Located behind the ready line where visitors and range users may wait and observe activities.
      • Ready Area: This is the area behind the firing line where shooters may store and prepare their firearms.
      • Firing Point: Shooters may occupy their firing points at the fire line when authorized to do so. Points are numbered or clearly marked corresponding to their target number.
      • Backstop: Located downrange behind the target line. Guns should point down range at the backstop at all times. All firing should be directed forward from the shooters’ firing points so projections impact with designated impact areas.

    • NRA Gun Safety Rules- And the three Fundamental Rules for Gun Safety:
      • ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
      • The gun is pointed so that even if the gun were to go off, it would not cause injury or damage.
      • ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
      • The finger should rest alongside the gun, i.e., on the frame, receiver, or trigger guard.
      • ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.
      • SAFETIES can fail. Safe gun handling rules should be followed at all times!

                Rules for Safe Use

    • Know your target and what is beyond.
      • The shooter must know that projectiles will safely impact the backstop.
      • Be sure the gun is safe to operate.
      • Know how to use the gun safely.
        • Shooters need to know how the gun operates, its basic parts, how to safely open and close the action, and how to remove the ammunition or projectiles. 
        • Use only the correct ammunition for your gun.
          • Only the ammunition designed for a particular gun can be safely fired in that gun. Shooters should ensure that the caliber marked on the barrel, ammo box, and cartridge cases match. This is especially true for antique guns. 
          • Wear eye and ear protection as appropriate.
            • Many guns are loud and the noise can cause hearing damage. Guns can also emit debris, hot gas, and cartridge cases that could cause eye injuries.
            • All users and guests need to wear eye and ear protection.
            • Never use drugs or alcohol before or while shooting.
              • Any substance that may impair normal mental or physical bodily functions. Examples include prescription and non-prescription drugs, e.g., cold medicines that may cause drowsiness nervousness, balance problems, etc.
              • Anyone taking any medication or substance that may impair normal mental or physical bodily functions is not allowed on the range. NO EXEPTIONS.


    General Range Safety Rules

    • Know and obey all range commands.
    • Know where others are at all times.
    • Shoot only at authorized targets.
    • Do NOT handle a gun or stand at the firing line where guns are present while others are downrange.
    • Stop shooting immediately upon the command of “Cease Firing.”
    • Shooting at different targets, e.g., steel targets or at different distances or angles, may result in hazardous conditions.
    • In the case of a “Cease Fire” you should, stop shooting immediately and wait for further instructions from your RSO.
    • Stoppages and the safe way to handle them.
      • A misfire is when a cartridge does not fire after the primer has been struck by the firing pin.
      • Hangfire is when a perceptible delay in the ignition of the cartridge after the primer has been struck by the firing pin.
      • The normal procedure for handling misfire and hangfires is to:
        • Keep the gun pointed down range (safe direction).
        • Wait at lest 30 seconds in case it is a hangfire.
        • A squib load is when there is less than normal pressure or bullet velocity after ignition of the cartridge. The bullet may or may not exit the barrel. Squib loads are identified by difference in recoil or noise.
          • The normal procedure for handling squid loads is:
            • Keep the gun pointed downrange (safe direction).
            • Unload the gun—make sure the chamber is empty.
            • Insert a cleaning rod down the barrel from the chamber end (if possible) to make sure the bullet is not lodged in the barrel.

    NRA Hygiene Guidelines

    The NRA hygiene guidelines are intended to minimize exposure to airborne particulate lead and cleaning products residues. Everyone exposed to range or cleaning station –even if he or she did not participate in the shooting session—should follow these guidelines.

    • Refrain from eating, drinking, and smoking, applying makeup, or otherwise placing hands in proximity to the mouth or nose while on the range or cleaning a gun.
    • Wash your hands and face with cold water after leaving the range or cleaning area before eating or drinking.
    • Change and wash clothing after a shooting or gun cleaning session to minimize exposure to airborne particulate lead or solvent and cleaning product residues.

    Site-Specific range Rules

          Please read the rules posted and observe the range posters to refer to handouts.

    • Full-automatic guns are allowed ONLY with prior approval, or scheduled dates.
    • NO armor-piercing and tracer ammunition allowed.
    • No steel cased ammunition allowed.
    • No muzzleloading guns allowed.
    • Targets must be placed at the shooter’s eye level to ensure bullets hit the impact area.
    • Leave dropped ammunition on the floor until the stage of fire is completed and guns are benched or grounded.
      • This policy prevents shooters from unintentionally pointing the gun at others while retrieving dropped ammunition, or inadvertently moving in front of the firing line.
      • Notify the RSO when there is a gun stoppage or malfunction.
        • Notification is critical for safety.
        • All guns must remain unloaded with actions open except when on the firing line and authorized to be loaded.
        • When guns are benched or grounded, keep the actions open and ejection ports facing upward so chambers are visible.
        • NO loose ammunition is allowed outside the range, and ammunition left after a shoot should be cased before leaving the range area.


    • “As you were” means to disregard the command just given.
    • “Carry on” means to proceed with what was being done before an interruption.
    • “Relay No.__, Match No.__ (or naming the match), on the firing line” means shooters are to move to their firing points.
    • “The preparation period starts now” means shooters may occupy their firing points, prepare.
    • “The preparation period has ended” means shooters must stop preparation activities.
    • “Load” means shooters are given permission to load authorized number of rounds and prepare for the shooting event.
    • “Is the line ready?” allows a shooter with problems to raise an arm and call “Not ready on target…”
    • “The line is ready” means all shooters are ready to begin.
    • “Ready on the right”, “Ready on the left!” “Ready on the firing line!” is the sequence of commands that gives shooters their last chance to signal “Not ready” “Ready on the Firing” means targets will be exposed in three to five seconds.
    • “Commence firing” signals shooters to begin shooting. This command may be signaled verbally, whistle, or horn blast, or by targets moving into position.
    • “Misfire” is called by a shooter to inform the RSO and other shooters that a gun failed to fire and a hazardous condition may exist. Due to the possibility of a hangfire (a delay in the ignition of the cartridge), keep the gun pointed downrange and wait at least 30 seconds for modern guns, prior to correcting the malfunction.
    • “Cease Firing!” notifies shooters to stop firing immediately and await further instructions.
    • “Cease Firing” may be signaled verbally, by a whistle, or horn blast, or by moving the targets downrange. Additional commands by follow, this command may be given by anyone observing an unsafe condition.
    • “Is the line clear on the right?, “Is the line clear on the left?” means line officers or the RSO check that all guns are unloaded and actions open and chamber empty.
    • “Go forward, score targets, and paste” (or “change) authorizes shooters to go forward of the firing line to change targets.
    • “Range is clear, you may handle your guns” means shooters may approach the firing line and handle their guns since no personnel are downrange.
    • “Move out of position and remove your equipment from the firing line” authorizes shooters to remove their gear.
    • “Police your firing point” means shooters are to pick up fired cartridge cases and clean their firing points.


    • Take charge of the situation. ( Determine seriousness of injury and assigned duties)
    • Render aid. First-aid kit should be centrally located in the range office.
    • Call for help via radio or telephone. Emergency phone number and information list should be centrally located.
    • Direct help to location.
    • Take note. Emergency report sheet should be located in the range office files.
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