Action Shooting & Rimfire Range

Action Shooting & Rimfire Range

All TRGC GENERAL RANGE AND SAFETY RULES APPLY!

Action shooting ranges are intended for action shooting sports such as USPSA, IDPA, 2 Gun, 3 Gun or Steel Challenge activities.  Certain stated rules may be suspended during practices or competitions with approval of the Action Shooting Committee and under direct Range Officer supervision.  All questions should be directed to the Action Shooting Committee.

This range is used extensively for training and competition.  The range will also have a rotating schedule for the use of rimfire cartridge only.  Members should check the Club calendar to determine if the range is open for the individuals intended use.

General Action Shooting Pit Safety Rules:

  • ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
  • ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
  • ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use. 
  • There are no fixed shooting positions. The shooter may fire from anywhere within the bay as long as all safety and range rules are observed. You are responsible for every round fired and every round must safely impact into the berm.
  • If shooting with a group of people, Members may move the shooting line forward to provide close-in shooting of targets at the backstop, however, all shooters must shoot from the same firing line.
  • Drawing from a holster is allowed BUT it must be done in a safe and controlled manner. No “Fancy gun play” firing from the hip, or Quick Draw is allowed.
  • Everyone in the Action shooting pit must use eye and hearing protection any time shooting is going on.
  • The 180 Rule: This rule states that the muzzle of a gun, whether loaded or not, may NEVER point up-range of the shooter. If one is in the center of a bay facing directly at the center of the backstop, the muzzle of his gun may never point more than 90 degrees to his left or right.
    • When walking uprange, firearms must be pointed either straight up or straight down.
    • NEVER point a firearm at another person regardless of the condition the firearm is in.

You may shoot at:

  • Paper/Cardboard targets placed on proper frames, placed at the back berm, at least knee-high and no more than head-high. All bullets must impact the berm.
  • Steel Targets that are placed on the range by the Action Shooting Committee.
    •   NOTE: Minimum safe distances for your specific caliber must be observed. See list of permitted calibers below.
  • No other targets are allowed unless they are approved by the Action Shooting Committee.

Permitted Firearms & Calibers:

Handguns

Pistol Caliber Carbines (PCC)

Pistol Caliber Rifles

Rimfire rifles and Handguns

Calibers Allowed Paper & Cardboard Targets Minimum Distance to Steel Targets
.22 LR (Pistol) Any Distance 10 Yards
.22 LR (Rifle) Any Distance 10 Yards
.22 Magnum (Pistol) Any Distance 10 Yards
.22 Magnum (Rifle) Any Distance 25 Yards
.17 HMR (Pistol) Any Distance Not Allowed
.17 HMR (Rifle) Any Distance Not Allowed
.380 ACP Any Distance 10 Yards
9mm (Pistol) Any Distance 10 Yards
9mm (PCC) Any Distance 25 Yards
.40 S&W (Pistol) Any Distance 10 Yards
.40 S&W (PCC) Any Distance 25 Yards
.45 ACP (Pistol) Any Distance 10 Yards
.45 ACP (PCC) Any Distance 25 Yards
10mm (Pistol) Any Distance 25 Yards
10mm (PCC) Any Distance 25 Yards
.45 GAP Any Distance 25 Yards
.357 Sig Any Distance 25 Yards
.38 Special Any Distance 10 Yards
.357 Magnum (Pistol) Any Distance 25 Yards
.357 Magnum (Rifle) Any Distance Not Allowed
.44 Special Any Distance 10 Yards
.44 Magnum (Pistol) Any Distance 25 Yards
.44 Magnum (Rifle) Any Distance Not Allowed
,45 Long Colt Any Distance 10 Yards
.454 Casull Any Distance 25 Yards
.460 S&W (Pistol) Any Distance Not Allowed
.460 S&W (Rifle) Any Distance Not Allowed
500 S&W (Pistol) Any Distance Not Allowed
500 S&W (Rifle) Any Distance Not Allowed
50 AE Any Distance 25 Yards

If your caliber is not on this list, you may not use it on this range.

Special Rules: 

In order to maintain a safe range only members who are Action Range Certified may practice the following activities.  Guests or members who are not certified may shoot under the direct supervision of an Action Range Certified member.

  • Moving while shooting.
  • Shooting around obstacles and barricades.
  • Shooting from unusual positions.
  • Transition from slung firearm to pistol.

In order to be granted Special Permission to practice these activities you must Contact the Action Shooting Committee and able to;

  • Provide documented proof of advanced firearms training OR provide proof as a Classified USPSA/IPSC/IDPA/Multigun shooter.
  • In Addition, you must meet with a member of the Action Shooting committee and be able to demonstrate firearms proficiency, safe range setup and usage.
    • This may be coordinated individually with the Action Shooting Committee or done by helping to set up for TRGC’s Action Shooting Events, participating in events and aiding Range Safety Officers.
  • Once you have gained Action Shooting Committee approval, you will be given a sticker that will be placed on the back of your membership card and must be produced upon demand.

NOTE:

These are special privilege and may be revoked at any time by the Action Shooting Committee.

Any person found violating these rules may be subjected to disciplinary actions to include membership suspension for up to 1 year.

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Action Shooting and .22LR Bay Rules

 
 
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