SYWELL AIRGUN SPORTS CLUB:

Range rules

General rules

  1. Only airguns currently not requiring a Firearms Certificate are allowed on the airgun range.

  2. It is the responsibility of the airgun owner to ensure all air rifles and pistols are within the legal limitations of under 12 ft. lbs for rifles and under 6 ft. lbs for Air pistols.

  3. All air pistols must stay within your bag/container until you reach the firing point on the pistol range. No pistols are to be taken on to the rifle range.

  4. The Pistol range and rifle range are to be treated as two separate ranges.

  5. There must be a minimum of two adults on either range before shooting commences.

  6. A duty range officer must be present before any shooting commences.

  7. A duty range officer can be any member aged 21 years or above.

  8. The instructions of the duty range officer must be followed at all times.

  9. No live quarry may be shot on the range.

  10. Never cross a firing line except under ceasefire conditions, and when signalled by the range officer to do so. Rules concerning safety

  11. When moving between firing points your airgun must be disarmed at all times with breech open and empty. Multishot Magazines must be removed. If the magazine system is fixed, only ever load one shot. Guns must be carried Muzzle down or pointed down range.

  12. Never point your airgun at anything other than a specified marked target. Only ever fire your gun in a designated shooting area.

  13. If handed an airgun always check it is disarmed first.

  14. Do not touch any other person’s airgun without their express permission.

  15. If you have finished shooting, place airgun in a gun rack or bag.

  16. When moving to or from the airgun range all airguns must be bagged.

  17. Compressed air cylinders are not permitted on the airgun range. Cylinders must stay within the car park area.

  18. Dry firing is only permitted at the firing point.

  19. If you have difficulty rising from a sitting or prone position, either put your rifle on the ground or shooting cushion, or ask another shooter to help by holding your gun. Avoid swinging your gun around in the air.

  20. All participants and visitors should take adequate precautions to protect their hearing against possible noise damage on the range.

  21. One blast of the safety whistle means you must stop firing. If your airgun is armed, discharge it safely into the ground at a safe distance over the firing line, and let the duty range officer know you are safe. Two blasts of the whistle indicates all clear and shooting can recommence. During a ceasefire do not look through the scope or sight a target. Never rest the muzzle on your foot. Range access

  22. Access to the airgun range requires crossing the small bore range. If this range is in use you may only enter between details, or when shooting has ceased, under the direction of the small bore range officer. To leave the airgun range a Green flashing light indicates it is safe to do so. If a Red light is shown do not leave the range.

  23. Emergency evacuation of range: See separate notice on site