Range Standing Orders


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RANGE STANDING ORDERS 2008 TURITEA ROAD RANGE

 

 Range Standing Orders are written to ensure all Club Members and users are aware of the conditions that apply to these ranges.


Safety MUST be your prime consideration when using the Rifle Rod & Gun Club Ranges


All persons on any of these ranges, not Shooting, must remain behind the firing line at all times until it is safe to go forward of the firing line. All persons Shooting and not Shooting are required to wear eye and ear protection when on any range where Shooting is in progress.


No person is to handle or load any firearm while any person is forward of the firing line. All persons are to obey any instructions given by a Range Officer on any range where a Range Officer is officiating.


1. Introduction:

[a] This document has been raised pursuant to the requirements of Range Approval as vested in the Commissioner of Police and delegated by him to appointed Range Inspecting Officers of Pistol NZ.
[b] The Rifle Rod & Gun Club Inc. is a multi discipline Shooting and Archery club. These orders are applicable to all persons who enter the property administered by the Rifle Rod & Gun Club Inc. These orders are to be promulgated to all Rifle Rod & Gun Club members and all other user organisations. A Copy of these Range Standing orders must be displayed on the Club Notice Board.


2. General:

The Rifle Rod & Gun Club Inc is responsible for the control and maintenance of the Turitea Road Range. All users of the range are to read these Orders in conjunction with the above references.

3. Location:

The range complex is located at Grid reference 357849 NZMS 260 V22 NZ
NZ map grid Reference E2735730 N6084990
The complex has Six outdoor ranges.

Range 1
50 metre outdoor range. Targets may be placed at varying distances from the stop butt with the direction of all shots to be within the confines of the designated main hill Stop Butt. On this range all centre fire high power Rifle and
Shotgun shots must be directed at the main hill stop butt. Shots from pistols and rifles chambered for Pistol ammunition may be directed into the right hand berm provided the direction of shots are towards the main hill stop butt. No shots are to be directed towards the left hand berm on this range.


Range 2
100 Metre outdoor range. Targets must be placed at the designated target lines from 25, to 100 metres. All shots from rifles and pistols must be directed towards the main hill butt stop. No shots from Rifle or Pistol are to be directed towards either the right or left berms on this range.


Range 3
100 Metre outdoor range. One Shooting position only for the sighting in of rifles and pistols. Targets may only be placed between 25 to 100 metres from the defined firing line. All bullet impact must be into the main hill butt stop.


Range 4
25 metre outdoor range. Targets may be placed at the 25 metre target line. All shots are to be directed towards the stop butt on this range.


Range 5
25 metre outdoor range. Targets may be placed at the 25 metre target line. All shots are to be directed towards the stop butt on this range.


Range 6
75 metre outdoor range. Targets may only be placed from 7 to 75 metres from the defined firing line. On this range, all Shotgun shots must be directed towards the main hill butt stop. Shots from pistols and action rifles chambered for Pistol ammunition may be directed towards the left hand berm provided the direction of shots are towards the main hill butt stop. No shots are to be directed towards the right hand berm on this range.


Range 7
10 Metre indoor air Pistol / air Rifle range


Note: When any or all of Ranges 3, 4 and 5 are in use, Range 6 cannot be used and vice versa.


All out door ranges have a solid soil base and generally well grassed.
All ranges are able to be used all year round


4. Restrictions:
The ranges are restricted to the firing of the following firearms:

Range One

[a] Pistols up to and including .45 Calibre
[b] Shotguns up to and including 10 Gauge
[c] Rifles up to and including .223 Calibre
[d] Rifles chambered for Pistol ammunition up to and including .45 Calibre


Range Two

[a] Pistols up to and including .45 Calibre
[b] Shotguns up to and including 10 Gauge
[c] Rifles up to and including .311 Calibre. High power rifles may only be used on this range with committee approval.
[d] Rifles chambered for Pistol ammunition up to and including .45 Calibre.
[e] Blackpowder rifles up to and including .75 Calibre


Range Three

[a] Pistols up to and including .45 Calibre
[b] Rifles up to and including .311 Calibre.
[c] Rifles chambered for Pistol ammunition up to and including .45 Calibre.
[d] Black Powder rifles up to .75 Calibre.


Range Four

[a] Pistols up to and including .45 Calibre
[b] .22 Rimfire Rifle only.


Range Five

[a] Pistols up to and including .45 Calibre
[b] .22 Rimfire Rifle only.


Range Six

[a] Pistols up to and including .45 Calibre
[b] Rifles chambered for Pistol ammunition up to and including .45 Calibre
[c] Shotguns up to and including 10 Gauge


Range Seven

[a] Air pistols & air rifles up to and including .177 cal.


• No fully automatic firearms may be used on any range at any time.
• All steel targets to be engaged at a minimum distance of 7 meters
• No firearms that have had alterations or modifications made to them that makes them illegal or unsafe may be used on these ranges at any time
• No Firearms that are held against a “C” Category firearms Licence may be used on any range at any time.
• All Courses of fire for IPSC matches and Cowboy Action matches to be approved by the duty Range Officer where applicable.
• The Direction of fire on all ranges must be maintained in a direction that ensures all shots can be contained within the confines of the main stop butt.
• No bullet impact from direct fire is permitted into the range surface.


5. Priority of Use:

The following is the order of priority for the use of the Rifle Rod & Gun Club ranges and facilities. No other individual may use the range unless they are fully authorised members of one of the associations listed below.

[a] Rifle Rod & Gun Club Inc
[b] Members of the NZPA
[c] Other users as approved by the Rifle Rod & Gun Club Committee.

The range is not to be allocated for use by non members or non-affiliated organisations without the express authority of the President or Vice President of the Rifle Rod & Gun Club Inc.


6. Red Range Flags - Warning Signs

Red range flags MUST be positioned at the following points and are to be hoisted prior to commencement of any live firing:

[a] Main Gate entrance
[b] Car Park


7. Appointments:

The following person will be required at any organised live Pistol shoot:

[a] Qualified Range Officer
[b] Any other Safety Officer as may be necessary or as required by Match Rules


8. Safety Rules:

The following is a list of safety rules which are to be emphasised and apply to all people using firearms.


[a] Loaded firearms must always be pointed down the range.
[b] Unsecured firearms must not be left unattended at any time.
[c] No loaded firearms are permitted without the consent of the committee other than on the designated ranges.
[d] No Shooting of birds or animals on club property is permitted without committee approval

The following is a list of safety rules that apply to using pistols where applicable.

[e] Firearms only to be handled under the control of a Range Officer
[f] Pistols may only be handled when on the firing line and/or under the direct control of a range officer or in a specified/approved safety zone or loading zone. On all other occasions, pistols must remain holstered or cased.
[g] Where a Safety zone or safe handling area has been declared, firearms may be cleaned, repaired or tested by cycling or dry firing only in such zone. Ammunition or any thing resembling ammunition including dummy or drill rounds is NOT PERMITTED TO BE HANDLED in the Safety zone UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
[h] On ranges where Cowboy Shooting takes place, loading and unloading zones must be placed to the side of the range against the berms immediately behind the firing line. The loading and unloading must be supervised by a qualified official as designated by the Range Officer officiating to ensure safe procedure is followed. A separate Safety Zone will be located away from these loading and unloading zones.


9. Application of Range Instructions

All users of the Rifle Rod & Gun Club’s Ranges are subject to these Range Standing Orders. (There are no exceptions) User organisations permitted use of these facilities will have use approvals withdrawn if they do not adhere to these Range Standing Orders. It is the responsibility of the executives of the Club or Organisation using the range to ensure that all users are familiar with these Range Standing Orders


10. Moving Targets

For moving targets at ranges of 25 metres or closer, left and right arcs are to be indicated by brightly painted posts. Firing outside of these arcs is strictly prohibited.


11. Individual Discipline Safety Rules

Individual safety rules for each discipline are to be complied with in conjunction with existing rules for the operation of the ranges of the Rifle Rod & Gun Club Inc.


12. Steel Plate Targets.

ONLY Approved and certified steel plate targets may be used on the RR&GC Ranges. All steel targets to be approved by the Club safety Officer Prior to use.
The MINIMUM distance permitted for engaging a steel target is 7 metres. Steel targets are to be placed at the base of the main hill butt stop. Where Cowboy shoots are held, steel targets may be placed within practical distance of the main hill butt stop as is applicable to Cowboy Shooting.


13.New Target Systems

Only targets approved by the Rifle Rod & Gun Club committee are permitted to be used on club ranges. Targets involving steel or material other than paper, may be used on a specified range or ranges provided:

[a] The target system has been approved by a majority of the total club committee and the National Range Certification Officer.
[b] The distances from the Shooting point to the targets have been approved by a majority of the club committee and the National Range Certification Officer.
[c] The Shooting discipline involved is an internationally recognised and sanctioned event.
[d] The discipline is shot on the club range or ranges by or under the immediate supervision of a nationally accredited Range Officer in that discipline.
[e] The only ammunition permitted is .22 rimfire long Rifle ammunition.
[f] The Range Officer officiating ensures that the target system is set so that no projectiles escape the Rifle Rod & Gun Club template or the approved cone of fire for the target or targets.

14. Ammunition Restrictions

The following ammunition must NOT be used on any range administered by the Rifle Rod & Gun Club Inc as certified by the NZ Pistol Association Inc.

[a] Tracer Ammunition
[b] Incendiary Ammunition
[c] Armour Piercing Ammunition.


15. Inability to Contain Shots Within Cone of Fire Applicable To Pistol and Rifle Fire.

If for any reason any shots fired fall outside the Cone of Fire the following procedure is to occur.

The Range Officer is to:

[a] Halt all firing and identify the shooter responsible.
[b] Observe that shooters next shot and if it falls within the Cone of Fire allow that shooter to continue firing.
[c] If the observed shot does not fall within the Cone of Fire, the shooter is to be provided with a suitable coach with the intention of bringing the spread of the next five shots to within the Cone of Fire.
[d] Shooters who are unable to achieve the Cone of Fire within the five shots are to be prevented from further firing. Shooters prevented from firing in this way may resume firing following the completion of a club approved training program with the firearm.

16. Accident Procedures:
Following an accident or injury the following procedure is to be followed:

[a] Cease Firing
[b] In the case of minor injury, render first aid. If the injury requires medical treatment, render first aid and evacuate the injured to the nearest medical facility.
[c] In the case of serious injury or death resulting from firearm use, safeguard the firearm. Make no attempt to remove or strip the firearm used.
[d] If a serious injury that requires professional medical or hospital treatment or death has resulted from firearm discharge or firearm mishap, Police are to be advised as soon as possible
[e] In the case of serious injury or death, seal off the area of the incident.
[f] In the case of injury or death, advise the Club President or Vice President.
[g] In the case of serious injury or death, advise NZPA Administration Officer if Pistol related.


17. Medical:

First Aid cabinet is located in the clubrooms.


18. Fire Precautions:

All reasonable precautions are to be taken against fire and all fires are to be extinguished quickly


19. Range Clearance:

All users are to ensure that all range rubbish, including used targets, is removed from the range and stored in the appropriate place. No rubbish is to be left on the range.

20. Unauthorised Use of the Range Complex

Any Individual or organisation given use of the Range Complex will have been provided with written authority from the Club. Any individual or Organisation unable to provide this approval as proof of authority must
be asked to leave the property immediately. Any refusal to leave should be reported to the Police as soon as possible.


21. Signs and Notices

All Range signs and notices posted and displayed on the range by the club committee relating to safety and range rules, are to be adhered to at all times by users of the range facilities.


President
Rifle Rod & Gun Club Inc.

 


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