The Pine Tree Rifle Club is a private organization. Use of the firing ranges is available only to paid-up
members in good standing, and their guest. Guests must be accompanied by a member whenever on club property.
Safety for all concerned, Club and Shooters, is the main reason for establishing the following rules. No member's right
to use the ranges will be interfered with if the rules are strictly followed. The club has been accident free, and it is
everybody's job to keep our record clean!
01. No alcoholic beverages are permitted on or near any firing range.
02. All firearms must be pointed in a safe direction at all times. This means down range when on a firing range. Be particularly
careful about this point when opening the slide or removing the magazine of a semi-automatic pistol.
03. A range officer will check the firing line when two or more people are shooting. One person will be selected as range officer
by the shooters present.
04. The range officer will not permit anyone to go down range until the line has been checked for the following.
- A. All actions-cylinders-bolts-slides are open
- B. All chambers are empty (including cylinders).
- C. Magazines and or clips are removed from semi-automatic pistols and rifles.
- D. Shooters are not to handle firearms. (Do your sight adjustments only after the range is declared safe for
shooting). Only after the range officer is satisfied that the line is clear and the RED FLASHING SAFETY LIGHTS ARE ON will people
be allowed to proceed down range.
05. Proper ear and eye protection must be worn by those who are shooting and anyone else on or near the firing line.
06. Don't ask to go down range to check your target after each shoot is fired. Be considerate of the other shooters.
Either bring a spotting scope or be patient.
07. Shoot paper targets only. Do not shoot anything else without permission of the Board of Directors.
08. Firearms that are deemed illegal by the state are not to be brought onto club property.
09. Ensure all long guns are unloaded before entering club property.
10. All firearms are to be loaded only when on a proper firing range and only after the range officer states that the
range is safe for shooting.
11. Members are to display their buttons and or membership card if requested to do so by any other member. The club
grounds are available to paid-up members and their guests only. All others must leave the property immediately upon request
or by dealt with by our local law enforcement for trespassing.
12. Any club member who observes dangerous, unsafe or any other improper conduct occurring on club property is authorized
to direct those involved to immediately leave the club property. The act should be reported to a club officer as soon as
possible. The information will include the nature of the problem and the names of persons involved.
INDOOR RANGE USE
01. Where they apply, All of the above rules are to be followed when shooting indoors.
02. All loads must not exceed a muzzle velocity of 1,000 feet per second.
03. No jacketed bullets LEAD ONLY!