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Mission Ridge Range and Academy

At Mission Ridge, safety is our first priority. Our friendly, experienced instructors are available with a variety of classes to assist you with safely reaching your shooting goals.

Gun Safety Rules and Regulations

All persons entering any firearm range bay are required to read and sign an MRRA Indemnification, Assumption of Risk, and Release Agreement, as well as watch MRRA’s range safety video. Parents and/or Legal Guardians and supervising adults shall be responsible
for any and all injuries, death, and property damage caused in whole or in part by their child, ward, or supervisee. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent, legal guardian, and/or adult supervisor at all times while on the MRRA
premises.

Age Requirements

  1. Children under the age of 10 years old are not permitted in any firearm range bay.
  2. Children under the age of 18, if shooting a long gun, or under 21 if shooting a handgun, must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian, and must be supervised at all times.

General

  1. Always use only the correct ammunition for your firearm.  NO STEEL CASED, STEEL CORE, STEEL SHOT, TRACER OR ARMOR PIERCING ALLOWED IN ANY RANGE IN ANY RANGE BAY.  NO MUZZLE-LOADERS OR BLACK POWDER ALLOWED.
  2. All federal, state, and local firearm laws must be obeyed.
  3. All persons must check-in with the range operations desk before and after shooting.
  4.  For safety reasons, always wear appropriate clothing; long pants recommended, closed-toed shoes required, no low-cut tops.
  5.  No food, beverage, gum, or tobacco is permitted in any firearm range bay.
  6. For their safety, pregnant and/or nursing mothers are not permitted in any of the firearm range bays at any time.  (They are, however, welcome to observe through the viewing windows.)
  7. Never use alcohol or drugs before or while shooting.  No person under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or any other form of impairment is permitted in any firearm range bay.
  8.  The use of cell phones, including texting, is strictly prohibited while handling a loaded firearm or actively shooting.
  9. Fully automatic weapons are prohibited unless approved in advance by MRRA’s Chief Range Safety Officer (“CRSO”).
  10. All persons entering any firearms range bay must wear proper ear and eye protection.
  11. No rifles are permitted in Bay 3 (Lanes 15 – 22) only handguns are allowed.
  12. 50 BMG weapons are not permitted for use anywhere on the premise. Shotguns may only be used with slugs or 00 buck shot.
  13.  Only authorized targets are permitted for use; no photo, realistic, or likeness targets are permitted.
  14.  Please inform the Range Safety Officer (“RSO”) at the beginning of your session if you would like to keep your brass; brass must be collected from behind the firing line only!
  15.  MRRA is not responsible for any damage to, or loss of personal equipment used in any firearm range bay.
  16.   Always use the appropriate size target, placed at eye level, to ensure that your shots strike the backstop and not the floor, ceiling or target holder.  Firing a shot on the range that results in the bullet striking anything other than the target and/or backstop, may result in a damage or repair fine and/or your removal from the range.
  17. A violation of any MRRA Range Rule may result in immediate removal from the range and forfeiture of any and all fees paid.

Pre-Fire

  1. All firearms must be holstered or cased while going to or from the firearm range bays.  NEVER handle un-cased or un-holstered firearms behind the firing line.
  2. All shooting must be conducted in a safe, controlled and accurate manner, dual wielding or two-gun shooting is not permitted at any time.
  3.  No more than 4 people per lane at any point and no more than 2 people in an individual stall at any point. Only one active shooter with only one active firearm. Remain on your assigned lane.
  4.  All firearms should be considered loaded at all times.

Active Shooting

  1. All commands given by the RSO must be followed.
  2. Rapid fire and double tap are only permitted with CRSO approval.
  3.  Should you observe any unsafe behavior or condition by anyone, please report it to the RSO immediately.
  4. Upon the command “CEASE FIRE”, stop all shooting immediately, put down your firearm and back away from the firing line. Do not re-approach the firing line or pick up your firearm until the “ALL CLEAR” signal has been given by the RSO.
  5. Always keep firearms pointed down range and in a safe direction.
  6. If your gun malfunctions, and you are unable to resolve the issue, lay it on the table in the stall facing downrange and notify the RSO immediately. Never for ANY REASON leave your booth with an un-attended, un-cased or un-holstered firearm.
  7. Always keep your finger off the trigger and outside the trigger guard until you are ready to shoot. If you wish to draw from a holster, you must be qualified by an CRSO first.
  8. Never cross the firing line for ANY reason. Do not attempt to retrieve anything that falls in front of the firing line. If you drop a piece of equipment, ask the RSO for assistance.All commands given by the RSO must be followed.

Post Shooting

  1. Always wash your hands immediately after shooting and/or handling your gun.
  2. All firearms must be holstered or cased while going to or from the bays.  NEVER handle un-cased or un-holstered firearms behind the firing line.

Archery Safety Rules and Regulations

Age Requirements

  1. Children under the age of 6 years old are not permitted in the archery range.
  2. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian, and must be supervised at all times.

General

  1. Never point your bow at anyone, even if there’s no arrow drawn
  2. Participants should not wear anything that could get tangled in the bow. Never wear scarves, hoods or anything excessively loose.
  3.  Take off your watch and/or jewelry before you begin shooting.
  4. It’s strongly recommended that you wear an arm guard.
  5. Always use a bow-stringer when stringing your bow.
  6. Make sure your string is waxed regularly (if unsure of how often to do it, wax the string once every 100 arrows shot)

Pre-Fire

  1. If you drop anything in front of the shooting line, even if it’s within reach of your arm, do not retrieve it until the command has been given for everyone to stop shooting (usually “bows down” or “all clear”).
  2. Always use field points at a regular archery bow range (avoid hunting broad-heads as they are more dangerous to handle and will   damage most practice targets)
  3. If you are using wooden arrows, always check them for cracks or splintering before your shooting session.
  4. Make it a habit to always check the bow limbs for any damage before you start shooting.
  5. If you notice signs of wear on the string (for example separation of the string serving), replace it immediately – do not wait for it to   become completely non-operational.
  6. Keep your arrow aimed towards the ground as you nock it.
  7. Never draw an arrow if there are any people between you and your target, even if you don’t intend to shoot yet.
  8. Absolutely no sky drawing

Active Shooting

  1. Do not nock or draw an arrow unless you are at the shooting line and unless the instructor has given everyone the command to do so.
  2. If you hear the command “HOLD,” do not shoot an arrow even if it’s already nocked and the bow is drawn.
  3. Never fire the arrow high into the air.
  4. Never dry fire your bow (pulling and releasing the string without an arrow seated); this will be dangerous to both you and your bow.
  5. Keep standing behind the shooting line and never cross it until the instructor gives a clear command for everyone to stop shooting.
  6. Never run while retrieving your arrows.
  7. Make sure no one is standing immediately behind you when pulling out an arrow from the target.

Post Shooting

  1. Finish each shooting session by un-stringing your recurve bow.

Simulator Room / Range – Rules and Regulations

  1. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  2. No live firearms or ammunition are permitted in the simulator room by Patrons at any time.
  3.  When using the simulator guns, the 4 cardinal safety rules must be followed at all times:
    1.  Treat all guns as if they are always loaded.
    2. Don’t point the muzzle at anything you are not willing to destroy.
    3. Keep your finger off of the trigger until your sights are on the target and you are willing to shoot.
    4. Be sure of your target and back stop.
  4. Do not point any laser device at your eyes or the eyes of others.
  5. When graphic content is being played, the blinds must remain down and volume must be set to an acceptable level (not to be heard outside the Simulator Room / Range).
  6. No food, beverage, gum, or tobacco is permitted in the Simulator Room / Range.