Next Monthly Membership Meeting
May 8, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
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Castle Pistol Club
Club membership requires that prospective members read and agree to abide by the Club Rules as part of the application process. To continue with the application process, you must read the rules as listed below and then accept the rules by clicking the "ACCEPT" button. This will provide you with a membership application that you can print, complete and mail to the club.
ALL MEMBERS AND NON MEMBERS USING THE CLUB FACILITIES ARE REQUIRED TO READ AND BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THESE CLUB RULES. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THEM COULD LEAD TO DEVELOPING UNSAFE SHOOTING HABITS AND ENDANGERING OTHER PEOPLE. THESE RULES AND SAFETY PRACTICES ARE DESIGNED SO THAT YOU CAN SAFELY ENJOY THE SPORT OF SHOOTING AT THIS CLUB AT ALL TIMES!
READ THE FOLLOWING RULES AND ABIDE BY THEM TO SAFELY ENJOY THE SPORT OF SHOOTING AT THIS CLUB. IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND ANY OF THESE RULES, PLEASE ASK ANY CLUB MEMBER OR OFFICER THEY WILL BE HAPPY TO ASSIST YOU.
1. Before using the range you must pay the range fee and sign the register. The box for the range fee and register is kept on the counter in the club house. Range fees and target prices are posted nearby.
2. Spectators are not permitted near the benches or shooters. The possible distraction could cause a loss of concentration resulting in an accident by the shooter.
3. Shooters using the range must appoint a range officer. He will direct the safe operation of the range.
4. NEVER mix alcohol and firearms. No alcoholic beverages are permitted on either the indoor or outdoor ranges. This includes any alcohol consumed prior to your use of the ranges. The alcoholic beverages available at the club are for socializing only. Once consumed, you are not permitted to shoot on any range. Disregarding this rule will lead to suspension of shooting privileges or expulsion from the club.
5. Children must be supervised and kept under control at all times when on club grounds. Any children not shooting must be kept away from all shooting areas. Only children shooting under the supervision of a competent adult person or instructor are permitted to go down range to check their target and must have the supervisor or instructor with them.
6. NEVER handle any guns or other shooting equipment while anyone is down range. You must stand clear of the painted shooting area (BLUE LINE) while other persons are down range.
7. You are responsible to point out any unsafe conditions you observe.
8. NEVER point any gun loaded or supposedly unloaded in any direction but down range, NEVER at any person, or thing you don't want to shoot. Remember accidents can happen. All guns are to be considered loaded at all times. ALWAYS CHECK TO MAKE SURE ANY AND ALL GUNS ARE EMPTY AND SAFE.
9. If you are using the indoor range the following rules must be obeyed and violating any of these or any other rules could lead to your expulsion from the club. This includes members and non-members alike.
A. All Jacketed bullets and lead bullets with a muzzle velocity over 1000 fps (except.22 rimfire) or any firearm using black powder are prohibited. Ammunition manufacturers state velocity (fps), and reloading manuals do likewise. Any reloaded ammunition must conform to standardized reloading tables. Experimental loads are not permitted on the indoor range due to the hazard that they can present to your fellow shooters. If used on the outdoor range, make sure that there are no other shooters in the vicinity. Be aware that experimental loads can present a danger to the shooter as well. The club prides itself on an excellent safety record and wants it to remain so.
B. Smoking is not permitted on the indoor range. The reason you are not allowed to smoke in the indoor range is due to unburned powder accumulation causing a fire hazard.
C. When you are through using the indoor range you are required to clean it up. Discard any throw away shells, used targets, etc. in proper containers. Sweep the floor toward right side wall to rid of unburned powders. Throw unburned powders into approved container, brass in the other.
D. Although not required, it is a safe idea to have someone else with you when you shoot in case of an accident.
E. Keep indoor range doors closed at all times while shooting.
F. Only .22 caliber rimfire rifles are allowed to be used in the indoor range. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING LARGER.
10. If you are in doubt about what and where you can shoot certain caliber or types of firearms, consult the Range Officer. He or she will be glad to assist you.
11. When you are through using any of the clubs ranges (indoor or outdoor), you are required to clean up your litter, put empty shells, boxes, used targets, etc. in the proper refuse containers that are provided, and bottles and cans back to the clubhouse. PLEASE TAKE PRIDE IN YOUR CLUB - KEEP IT CLEAN.
12. If it is called to your attention by the range officer or any other member that you are doing anything unsafe, listen to them, they have the safety of the club and others in mind. You are probably violating one or more of the rules listed here.
13. Shooting glass objects, pop and beer cans, and numbers on the target holders, buildings, or trash containers is strictly prohibited. Use paper targets only. The club has targets for sale. See the range officer or any member that is in the clubhouse.
14. The last member to leave the clubhouse must be sure all lights are turned off, range furnace is turned off clubhouse furnace is turned down to 55 degrees, and the clubhouse is properly secured. No non-member is to be left alone at the clubhouse, or on any outdoor range.
15. In cold weather when the clubhouse is not being used, keep thermostat at 55 degrees to conserve fuel and turn out all lights not in use.
16. The proper way to carry a revolver that is not in a case or holster is with cylinder open, unloaded, pointed to the rear, and with fingers in the opening around the top strap. A semi-auto pistol with the slide locked back (open), magazine out of gun, no round in the chamber. A rifle must be empty, the action open, and if a bolt action, the removal of the bolt is desirable.
17. Your membership card is your property and you are not to give or loan it to anyone else. If anyone lends his or her card to another their card will be deactivated for 6 months. A reactivation fee will be charged in order to have the card reactivated.
18. You must have your membership card on your person when you are at the club. A card check is made periodically by a club officer.
19. You are required to wear approved eye and ear protection when you are shooting, or near where guns are being used. Disregarding this requirement could result in permanent hearing or vision loss.
20. If you are just starting in the sport of shooting and have any questions as to what type of gun you need (caliber, weight, trigger pull, or size) just ask any club officer or experienced member for their advice. It could save you lots of money in the end. The club has experienced shooters that will be glad to give you advice on the proper way to hold, sight, and shoot your guns all you need to do is ask!
THE NAMES AND PHONE NUMBERS OF THE CLUB OFFICERS ARE POSTED IN THE CLUBHOUSE AND CAN ALSO BE FOUND HERE. AS A MEMBER YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN IN ANY PHASE OF SHOOTING THAT INTERESTS YOU. CONTACT THE OFFICER IN CHARGE OF THE ONE(S) YOU WANT TO JOIN.