Lake City Shooting Range Procedures

Lake City Shooting Range Procedures



NARRATOR: This video will demonstrate the
correct procedures and basic rules that must be followed for everyone to enjoy shooting
safely here at Lake City Shooting Range. First and foremost, be mindful of your muzzle
direction at all times, especially with your uncased firearms. Touchscreen computer kiosks have been installed
for your convenience at registration. Simply scan your drivers license, conservation
ID, or you can enter your information manually. Follow the prompts to determine how many will
be shooting, and what type of shooting you’re planning to do. The screen above the kiosk will keep you informed
as to your position and wait time. You will be called to the window to pay the
small fee and will be assigned a shooting position. You MUST check-in and out at the registration
booth. Gun racks are available outside the registration window to hold your uncased firearms as you check-in. NARRATOR: There is a small hourly usage fee
that you’ll pay up front at the check-in window and if you stay longer you will be
charged an additional fee when you check out. Remember, hearing and eye protection are mandatory. So be sure to put it on before you go down to the firing line. Rule number one is the muzzle must be pointed
up when transporting your firearms to the check-in window, rifle/pistol range or shotgun field. When you are inside the booth they must be
pointed downrange at the bullet trap only. You may only handle or transport firearms
during a live fire session. You will know when it’s a live fire session
by the following: A) You hear shooting and/or it will be announced
on the PA or B) The numbered booth plates are orange. The Lake City Shooting Range is a state-owned facility and there are to be NO holstered
or concealed carry firearms on the premises. Please remember no rapid fire. 3 to 5 seconds between shots and no uncasing
on the back bench where people sit. Make sure to wear your eye and ear protection
while on the line even if you are just observing. You can locate your assigned booth by the
designated numbers in each shooting booth, and on the numbered black, orange and green
booth plates to the right or left of the booth. We use the plate system for you to communicate
back to us from the range. A black plate indicates an empty booth. Orange is the live fire color. And green is the cease fire color. When you get to your assigned booth, immediately
secure all of your uncased and unloaded handguns and long guns in their respective racks. Take your cased long guns into the booth and
uncase them on the table inside your booth making sure they are pointed downrange at
all times. If you have two firearms in a double case, remove the firearm that has the muzzle pointed downrange first. Then close your case, spin it around, and
you will have the other muzzle pointed downrange. Set all other gear inside the booth. Each booth has the range rules listed, please
make sure that you read, follow and understand them. Each booth has a target frame inside the booth. Once inside the booth, pull the target out
of the holder and insert your target, and wait for the next cease fire to be called. Range Officer: On the rifle range: Cease fire. Cease fire. NARRATOR: When you hear the cease fire, stop
shooting and wait for further instructions. Range Officer: Cease fire. Shooters completely unload your firearms and
leave the actions open. When everything in your booth is completely
unloaded, step out of your booth. Plates on green and chains across. NARRATOR: Be sure to listen to and follow
all instructions given by the Range Officer. Some commands you will hear are: Range Officer: Cease fire, Cease fire. Shooters unload all firearms… NARRATOR: Stop shooting immediately and listen
for further instructions. Range Officer: Shooters completely unload
your firearms. Leave the actions open. NARRATOR: Completely unload all of your firearms
and make sure to remove or empty the magazine and clear the chamber. Open all actions and place all handguns in
the handgun rack and long guns in the long gun rack. Range Officer: When everything in your booth
is completely unloaded, place it in the racks. Step out. Plates on Green. Chains across. NARRATOR: This tells the Range Officer that
the booth is safe for the cease fire. Once your plate is on green and the yellow
chain is up DO NOT enter the booth or handle any firearms for any reason. Once you hear this… Range Officer: On the rifle range, the line
is clear, you may proceed downrange. NARRATOR: Proceed downrange through the center
aisle of the shooting range. The range officer will release everyone to
go downrange at the same time. If you need extra pins or targets, you will
find them in the center aisle. The shooting distances on the rifle range
are at 25, 50, 75 and 100 yards. On the pistol range the shooting distances
are 7, 15 and 25 yards. Each lane downrange is color coded to the target base and yardages are marked on the side of the range berm walls. If you are leaving, remember to place your
target frame back into the booth in its proper holder once the line has been call “hot”. Once you have returned to your booth,
stay behind the yellow chain and take a seat on the bench to wait for everyone to return
from downrange. If you are the last one through the center
aisle, please connect the yellow chain behind you. Remember, all shooters and spectators must
be wearing eye and ear protection at this time. Range Officer: On the rifle range, line is clear. You may commence firing. NARRATOR: Once you've been released to go
back inside your booth, drop the yellow chain to your booth and continue to shoot. Or if you are leaving, you can case your firearms and clean up your booth. All brass can be placed in the orange BRASS
ONLY buckets located by the spectator benches. Unfired or misfire rounds may also be deposited
in the yellow boxes located behind the booths. Pick up all trash, including paper targets
and any shotgun hulls, and place them in the trash receptacles at the entrance to the range. Once you've gathered your gear, cased up your
firearms and cleaned your booth, return back to the check-out window to check out with the range staff. All shooters must maintain control of their
firearms at all times. Make sure to keep the muzzle of all uncased
firearms straight up while transporting them. Thanks for following these rules and staying
safe. Enjoy your shooting here at the Lake City
Shooting Range.

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