Range & Safety Rules
At Fox Prairie Gun Range, safety is our first priority. Our range and safety rules have been established to ensure a safe and fun experience for all guests.
General Range Rules
- The RSO (Range Safety Officer) will cover basic range rules and answer any questions you may have upon arriving for your session. If you are not sure about anything please ask.
- We are here to help you enjoy your range time in a safe manner.
- Alcohol beverages and drugs are prohibited.
- An adult must accompany anyone under 18 years of age.
- Know and obey all range commands from the RSO.
- Know where others are at all times.
- During a cease-fire, all firearms are to be unloaded with actions opened and benched.
- Do not handle any firearm while others are down range.
- Hearing and eye protection is required at all times for range users, guest and spectators.
- Pistols, Rifles and Shotguns are allowed.
- Firearms equipped with optics must be confirmed at the 25-yard line.
- Firearms chambered in 50 BMG are prohibited.
- The RSO must approve targets other than paper targets.
- Explosive targets are prohibited.
- Your range session ends 5 minuets early for brass pick-up, equipment and target removal.
- We retain the right to refuse any person or terminate your reserved range time if necessary.
Range Safety Rules
- Never use alcohol or drugs before or while shooting.
- Hearing and eye protection is required at all times for range users, guests, and spectators.
- Be sure the firearm is safe to operate.
- Know how to use the firearm safely.
- Use only the correct ammunition for your firearm.
- All firearms must be unloaded with the action open before transporting to the firing line.
- All firearms must remain unloaded until ready to use.
- Always keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction. Keep the muzzle pointed at the backstop.
- Always keep your finger off the trigger and outside the trigger guard until ready to shoot.
- Know your target and what is beyond.
- Shoot only at approved targets.
- Be mindful of adjacent areas and act accordingly.
- If you are at the range with more than one firearm, use one at a time. When finished, store that firearm and its ammunition before using the next one.