STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES
To ensure the safety of all of our members, family and guests, in 2011, the
Board of Directors has adopted a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for all handling of firearms at SaraSpa Rod and Gun Club. Copies will be available at all ranges and online. Please read and familiarize yourself with them for we are all responsible for safety.
SARASPA ROD AND GUN CLUB STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR ALL RANGES
1. All firearms must be unloaded and either cased or holstered at all times from the car to the firing line or shooting booth.
2. All ranges are first come first served. Everyone must shoot from the same distance, maintaining a common firing line.
3. If the indoor range is occupied wait until conditions are safe before entering. Wait until shooters are either prepping magazines or posting new targets and verify that the line is safe.
4. Maintain strict muzzle control, pointing downrange from the firing line at all times when uncased. At no time shall the muzzle leave the confines of the shooting booth.
5. You may only handle firearms when all persons are behind the firing line and a HOT RANGE has been called.
6. MAKING FIREARM SAFE: safety on, magazine removed, slide locked to the rear or bolt open, cylinder open, chamber visibly empty, chamber flag installed if available. Someone must visually inspect all firearms to verify they are safe before declaring SAFE TO CHANGE TARGETS and permitting anyone to go downrange.
7. When you are finished firing, MAKE YOUR FIREARM SAFE. If a malfunction occurs or remedial action is required, first MAKE YOUR FIREARM SAFE with muzzle remaining downrange at all times. A remedial action is any action that does not involve active shooting.
8. Absolutely no handling or touching firearms for any reason while there are shooters forward of the firing line. Step away from all firearms while shooters are downrange.
9. Anyone may call a CEASE FIRE. The command is CEASE FIRE, CEASE FIRE, CEASE FIRE. All shooters must then MAKE THEIR FIREARMS SAFE.
10. When exiting, unload and place firearm in the case at the firing line or shooting booth (while maintaining muzzle control) for safe transport to the car. When exiting you must wait until all shooters are behind the firing line.
11. Club Range Safety Officers have the authority to take control of the firing line at any time. They will assist shooters in fundamental safe firearm practices if necessary.