Independence Firearms and Training Range Rules
All shooters must check in with the Range Safety Officer before uncasing any firearms or shooting. In addition, any guests or new shooters must listen & agree to the verbal safety briefing given by the Range Safety Officer.
All members & guests are required to sign a liability waiver (good for one year) before entering the range, whether they are shooting or spectators. Those that cannot comprehend the waiver due to language or special needs will not be allowed on the range.
Those that cannot hear or comprehend RSO instructions at all times will not be allowed on the range.
Know the condition of your firearm & always treat it as a potentially dangerous tool.
Always be attentive when handling a firearm & know where the firearm is pointed.
Keep your finger out of the trigger guard unless you are on target & prepared to shoot.
Identify the target, all surroundings & be prepared for changes.
The Range Safety Officer is in charge of the range. Immediately follow any commands from the Range Safety Officer.
Pregnant women will not be allowed on the range.
A parent or legal guardian must accompany shooters under 18.
Age Restrictions: Under 8 years old – not allowed on the range or in the Virtual Training Simulator. 8-17 years old – must be supervised by a parent or legal guardian. 18-20 years old – may shoot, rent, or purchase rifles & shotguns & shoot personally-owned handguns without a parent or legal guardian supervision. Must be 21 years old to rent handguns, & purchase handgun ammunition.
All firearms must be unloaded, magazine removed & safely cased when transferring from a vehicle to the firing line or from the firing line to a vehicle. Concealed Carry permit holders & Uniformed Law Enforcement are exempted, but all firearms must remain holstered unless at the firing line.
When uncasing a firearm at the firing line, the action must be opened & the case opened with the muzzle pointing directly downrange.
Any uncased firearms on the firing line that are not actively being fired require a Chamber Flag to be inserted into the open action.
Observe requests for target change cease-fires. Never handle firearms while others are down range.
The wearing of eye & ear protection is mandatory for everyone on or near a firing line. This applies to shooters & spectators.
All shooting must be conducted in a safe, controlled & accurate manner. If you are unable to demonstrate safe firearm operation on the range, you may be asked to leave.
Ammunition Policy – the following types of ammunition are not permitted on the range tracer ammo, incendiary ammo, steel core or penetrating ammo of any kind. We have a zero-tolerance policy with regards to this damaging ammunition. If you are found with any of these ammunition types without prior notification to the Range Staff, you will be asked to leave.
Drawing from a holster is prohibited unless the shooter is Holster approved by Range Staff. When attending a competition, training session, or class that requires drawing from a holster, Non-Holster approved shooters shall be under the direct supervision of a Range Safety Officer when drawing from a holster.
Drawing from a SERPA Holster is never allowed on the range.
Professional training is conducted by Independence Firearms & Training LLC personnel & their guest instructors only. No Exceptions.
To shoot from any rifle position past 25 yards, the shooter must rent the entire range & be under the direct supervision of the Range Safety Officer. In addition, the shooter must show proficiency for each shooting position at the 100-yard station before moving to farther shooting positions.
All rounds fired must impact the rear backstop. Shooting into the side berms is prohibited unless at an approved class, training session or competition with a Range Safety Officer directly supervising the shooter.
The Range Safety Officer must approve any targets other than paper targets brought in by the shooter. No glass, jugs, or cans are allowed.
Steel targets may only be shot at distances of 10 yards or more for pistol caliber ammunition & 150 yards or more for rifle caliber ammunition.
The following are prohibited – full auto firearms, exploding or pyrotechnic targets & black powder cannons.
Never consume alcohol or take drugs (including marijuana) before or while shooting. Drugs & alcoholic beverages are always prohibited in all areas.
No food, drink, gum, or any tobacco product is permitted on the firing line. Always remember to wash your hands after you leave the firing line & prior to eating.
Appropriate attire should be worn on the range. Avoid low-cut shirts, flip flops, sandals, or apparel that interferes with the safe operation of firearms inside the range.
Keep vehicles on the established roads & parking. No vehicles are allowed inside the range berm areas.
Walking or climbing on the berms is prohibited.