Safe gun handling is expected at all times. The Club is extremely proud of its “NO ACCIDENT” record.
Eye and Hearing protection is required while on any of the rifle, pistol or trap ranges.
Contact one of our range safety officers for any questions or concerns.
Ranges are set up with backing material to attach paper/cardboard targets. However it is recommended to bring your own fasteners.
Self healing and small caliber metal “spinner” and popup targets are allowed on rifle and pistol ranges. User is responsible to ensure all targets are used in a safe manner.
All targets much be placed such that rounds will impact a backstop.
No use of exploding targets are allowed such as Tannerite.
Archery Range – this range is equipted with 10 through 40 yard targets and is open to members during shooting hours every day of the year.
Trap Ranges – The River Falls Sportsman’s Club is equipped with two lighted trap ranges with voice activated releases. Both trap ranges are open during League Hours and are available to both League and non-League members during those hours.
15, 25, & 50 Yard Ranges** – this range is equipped with several shooting benches and wire target holders. It is bermed at both the 15, 25, and 50 yard distances.
100 Yard Range** – this range has two shooting benches and wire target holders.
200 Yard Range** – this is a limited use range that can only be used when all other ranges are closed. It is equipped with one shooting bench. Monday evenings have been set aside to have the 200 yard range open for use. Shooters MUST place an orange cone in the entrance to the club and swing the sign out to indicate the 200 yard range is in use. Lastly the chain and sign needs to be secured across the pistol and small caliber driveway.
** – The 25, 50, 100, and 200 Yard Ranges have covered shooting areas.
FIREARM HANDLING RULES
TAB – K
T. TREAT EVERY GUN AS IF IT WAS LOADED.
A. ALWAYS KEEP THE FIREARM POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION.
B. BE SURE OF YOU TARGET AND WHAT’S BEYOND.
K. KEEP YOUR FINGER OUTSIDE THE TRIGGER GUARD UNTIL READY TO SHOOT.
1. KEEP THE ACTION OPEN AND THE FIREARM UNLOADED WHEN NOT ON THE FIRING LINE AND READY TO USE.
2. KNOW YOUR SAFE ZONE OF FIRE AND BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET AND WHAT’S BEYOND.
3. KNOW HOW TO SAFELY OPERATE YOUR FIREARM.
4. USE THE CORRECT AMMUNITION FOR YOUR FIREARM.
5. EYE AND EAR PROTECTION IS REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES WHILE IN THE SHOOTING RANGE AREA.
6. NEVER USE DRUGS BEFORE OR WHILE SHOOTING.
7. KNOW YOUR LIMITS AHEAD OF TIME WHEN DRINKING ALCHOL AND USING FIREARMS AND/OR OPERATING A VEHICLE.
8. SAFELY STORE FIREARMS WHEN NOT IN USE.
Federal, state and local statutes, ordinances and/or regulations governing the manner of firearm storage, including some that may make the failure to properly store firearms a criminal offense. Besides these regulatory requirements and/or penal prohibitions, such activities may, pursuant to state or local laws, give a party a cause of action to sue you for injuries or damages caused by a third party that obtained access to one of your firearms. You are strongly advised by RFSC to engage a local attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin to advise you in regards to these matters.
9. BE ADVISED THAT CERTAIN TYPES OF FIREARMS AND SHOOTING ACTIVITIES REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AND TRAINING PRIOR TO USE.