Range Rules

Range Rules Mill Creek Rifle Club - January 2020

These rules apply to all persons on Club Property. Members observing safety violations are encouraged to talk to the violators and, if appropriate, report range rule violations to an Officer or Director in the interest of Club safety (Phone 913-998-9455).

  1. Millcreek Rifle Club is a private facility not open to the public. Members must “scan-in” at the gate with their ID badge and register guests in the clubhouse registration book upon entry to the club.
  2. All members are required to visibly display their Club ID badges (key card) at all times.
  3. Guests must be accompanied by a member who is responsible for their safe conduct, including adherence to all range rules. A member is limited to ONE GUEST shooting at a time. If firing stations are limited (mostly occupied), members with guests are limited to one firing station.
  4. Range hours of operation are 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Use illuminated ranges after dark. No shooting in the dark without prior approval from MCRC board.
  5. Warning devices must be activated at any time anyone goes downrange. Ranges not equipped with warning lights require the display of warning flags - Black (range hot) / Red (persons downrange). Any time downrange warning lights/flags are activated, firearms must be grounded and unloaded, actions must be open and made safe, and all shooters must maintain a minimum 3-foot distance from firearms. ZERO handling of firearms is permitted while people are down range. Handling of magazines is permitted, as long as the required 3-foot distance from firearms is maintained. Downrange shooting is allowed on pistol ranges with unanimous consent of those present.
  6. Bullet trajectory must directly impact the middle of the berm without deflections. This applies to anyone using their own stands as well as misses that may occur from shooting steel. No ground shooting is permitted except for board-approved events.
  7. Initial firing to zero in guns must occur on pistol ranges.
  8. Firearms (except Concealed Carry ‘CCW’ and Open Carry Weapons ‘OCW’) must arrive and depart unloaded and secured in a case, sock, or box.
  9. When not being fired, firearms should have actions open, chambers empty, and magazines empty/removed.
    • CCW & OCW weapons may arrive and depart loaded but must remain holstered except where drawing from a holster is specifically allowed.
    • Drawing from holsters is only allowed downrange of the concrete pad on pistol ranges and on pistol ranges without concrete pads. Re-holstering on concrete pads is strictly prohibited.
  10. Targets are limited to paper or similar Club approved materials, such as plastic plates, clay pigeons, or balloons. All targets must be within Club target frames. Shooting cans, bottles, or similar items is prohibited. Metallic or other targets are permitted only with a valid MCRC Steel License displayed while shooting. Obey all posted signs.
  11. Eye and ear protection is required when near the firing lines whether shooting is in progress or not.
  12. Driving or parking on cropland or open range is prohibited.
  13. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited on MCRC property. Handling of firearms on club property while under the influence, whether shooting or not, is strictly prohibited.
  14. Shotgun use is allowed only on: (a) the Shotgun Range where clay targets must be engaged with #4 or smaller shot, (b) LE ranges (if unoccupied), (c) patterning board or (d) MCRC board approved events on other ranges. Shot and slugs are permitted with user cardboard or paper targets.
  15. .17 HMR, .22, or other rimfire calibers are limited to the pistol ranges, 100 yard, or LE range (if unoccupied). No rimfire allowed on the bench rest and high-power ranges.
  16. Fully automatic firearms, or attachments to firearms enabling simulated automatic fire (including, but not limited to, attachments related to bump fire, burst fire, and binary triggers) are prohibited except for club sanctioned events or supervised law enforcement training.
  17. All persons must clean up after themselves. Empty cases, targets, containers, etc. must be placed in receptacles. Live ammunition should be placed in designated orange buckets. Remove and discard any used targets from MCRC target stands.
  18. Shooting of incendiary or tracer ammunition is prohibited.
  19. 500-yard shooting is permitted only during board approved, RO-controlled events. When the 500-yard gate is closed during such events, the 500-yard range and other ranges to the east are off limits.
  20. Members, guests and competitors may pick up only their own spent brass until it is unclaimed. Members can collect unclaimed spent brass once an individual leaves, or once a competition has ended and the event coordinators and participants have left. Members can collect unclaimed spent brass the LE has shot only after all training is done, LE has been able to clear targets and gear, and LE has departed the range.
  21. The board of directors may authorize exceptions to the above Rules for Club sanctioned events or individual member requests. All certification or training, including Concealed Carry, must have prior Board approval.

 Violations of the above range rules, unsafe or belligerent conduct or actions, or loaning Club ID cards, keys, or key cards to other persons will be disciplined up to and including expulsion from MCRC and/or legal prosecution. 

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"The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
- Thomas Jefferson

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