Facilities: Covered Pistol Range
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MEDICAL OR FIRE EMERGENCY
CALL 911. Club Address is: 5095 ELLIS ROAD, YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP Send someone to
meet and direct the emergency vehicle at the gate.
These Range Rules are intended to provide a safe environment for the use of
firearms and archery equipment. Adherence to the Range Rules is mandated by the
Board of Directors of Washtenaw Sportsman's Club and failure to conform to the
practices defined herein may jeopardize the membership of violators.
• Firearm shooting hours are 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. OR when the amber lights on
the Rifle, Black Powder, and Skeet &Trap Ranges come on. The Pistol Range
parking lot light will indicate for the Pistol Range.
• The gate is to be kept closed and locked at all times; except when tagged and
locked open to the post for Club-sanctioned events. In any case, the
combination lock must be set on ALL ZEROS WHENEVER LOCKED.
• VEHICLES: SPEED LIMIT IS 15 MPH ON THE CLUB GROUNDS.
Private vehicles are confined to the roads or designated parking lots. Driving
on or across the ranges is prohibited; except when needed during a work party or
when so directed by a Range Officer during a Club-sanctioned event.
• SOBER SHOOTERS ONLY. Drinking alcoholic beverages before or during use
of firearms or archery equipment is prohibited.
• Members are directly responsible for the conduct of their guests; children
must be under the immediate supervision of a parent or guardian.
• Your MEMBERSHIP CARD must be carried whenever on the Club grounds.
• ORDERLY, CIVIL, and SPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT is expected on the Club grounds.
USE COMMON SENSE!!
IF IT ISN'T SAFE - DON'T DO IT; AND DON'T LET ANYONE ELSE DO IT.
GENERAL FIREARM SAFETY RULES
1. Be certain the firearm is safe to operate; and that proper usage and handling
is understood before coming to the range.
2. Open Bolt Indicators (OBI) are required for all uncased firearms on the
Pistol and Rifle Ranges.
3. Keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
4. Make certain that appropriate and safe ammunition is used.
5. Do not load until ready to fire.
6. Keep the finger OFF the trigger until ready to shoot.
7. Avoid leaving the firearm unattended; keep it in sight or cased.
8. Eye and ear protection is required on all ranges.
9. Attaching targets directly to the vertical posts or wooden cross bars is
10. Firing the .50 caliber Browning Machine Gun (BMG) cartridge on any
Club range is prohibited.
PISTOL RANGE RULES
The Pistol Range Building extends along a succession of ranges defined by
containment berms perpendicular to the firing line. An office/storage area
divides the firing line into two activity zones, which may operate
simultaneously and independently. The west firing line is a 25-yard range with
separate cease fire alarm system. The east firing line has firing points for 25,
50, 75, and 100 yards; also with a separate cease fire alarm system. A
waist-height platform, or bench, facing the targets, extends over the length of
the Pistol Range Building: this defines the Firing line. Loading of firearms
shall only occur at the Firing Line and muzzles of all firearms must extend over
the Firing Line when shooting.
A CEASE FIRE ALARM SYSTEM and flashing red light governs activities at
all firing points and is to be employed whether only one shooter or multiple
shooters are present. Whenever activated:
• All firearms must be unloaded
• Detachable magazines or clips removed
• Muzzles pointed downrange and an Open Bolt Indicator (OBI) inserted in
• Persons remaining on the Firing Line must step behind the yellow line and
NO PERSON SHALL HANDLE, CLEAN, OR MANIPULATE ANY UNCASED FIREARM DURING A CEASE
The person who activates the Cease Fire Alarm must ascertain that all persons
have returned from the target areas, and are behind the Firing Line, before
turning the Cease Fire Alarm OFF.
Hangfires or loaded and jammed firearms: KEEP THE FIREARM POINTED DOWNRANGE.
A CEASE FIRE MUST BE CALLED AND ALL PERSONS WARNED TO REMAIN BEHIND THE FIRING
LINE UNTIL THE FIREARM IS CLEARED.
Eye and ear protection required for all persons on the Pistol Range.
Handguns, Rim Fire Rifles, and Air Rifles and Pistols.
1. Centerfire Rifles, Carbines, and Shotguns are prohibited.
2. Tracer, armor piercing, incendiary or explosive projectiles are prohibited.
3. Frangible (breakable) targets are prohibited.
4. Placing targets at ground-level or on top of the impact berms is prohibited
5. Placing targets on the side of the range-dividing/containment berms, or on
the ends of
those berms is prohibited
6. Shooting from the hip is prohibited
PAPER TARGETS ONLY are to be used on the Pistol Range. Bullets must
strike the earthen impact terms that are parallel to the Firing Line; and
preferably impact in the lower half of the berm. To that end, targets are to be
stapled to the center of cardboard backers and the cardboard backer then stapled
to hang from the wooden cross bar. Attaching targets directly to the vertical
posts or wooden cross bars is prohibited. When using the portable target stands
for shorter range firing, the target height must be adjusted equal to the height
of the firearm (sitting bench rest or standing) to assure bullet strike below
the center of the impact berm.
A Range Officer(s) will be present during Club sanctioned competitions and
events such as Metallic Silhouette, Falling Plate and Bowling Pin and
instructional shooting. Be aware that event procedures will have significant
differences to rules governing use of the facilities during informal shooting.
A RANGE OFFICER WILL NOT TYPICALLY BE PRESENT DURING INFORMAL FIRING. MEMBERS
MUST INSIST ON THE COURTEOUS BUT FIRM ENFORCEMENT OF THESE RANGE RULES FOR BOTH
THEIR GUESTS AND FELLOW MEMBERS.
A complete copy of the current WSC Range Rules may be downloaded by
information email firstname.lastname@example.org or
contact Joseph Helfand at 734-528-1311.