Range Rules

Range Rules Mill Creek Rifle Club - January 2022

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 706-424-7425).

  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, using only the illuminated ranges after dark. No shooting in the dark without prior approval from MCRC board.
  5. Driving or parking on cropland or open range is prohibited.
  6. Firearms must arrive and depart unloaded and secured in a case, sock, or box. CCW (concealed carry) and OCW (open carry) may arrive and depart loaded but must remain holstered and may not be unholstered on concrete pads.
  7. 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.
  8. Appropriate eye and ear protection is required when near the firing lines, whether shooting is in progress or not.
  9. Warning devices must be activated any time anyone goes downrange. Ranges not equipped with warning lights require the display of warning flags –– Black (range hot) / Red (persons downrange). When warning lights/flags are activated or displayed, firearms must be made safe by keeping them grounded, unloaded, and actions open. Obey all posted signs.
  10. Handling of firearms is prohibited while people are down range. Anyone at the firing line while others are down range must keep a minimum of 3 feet away from firearms. Handling of magazines is permitted outside of this 3-foot barrier.
  11. Downrange shooting is allowed on any pistol and all LE ranges with unanimous consent of those present.
  12. Bullet trajectory must impact the middle of the berm directly, regardless of deflection. This applies to anyone using their own stands and steel, including bullets that may not impact steel targets directly. No ground shooting is permitted except for board-approved events.
  13. Initial firing to zero in guns must occur at 25 yards or less.
  14. While not in use and on the firing line, firearms must be made safe by keeping actions open, chambers empty, magazines empty/removed, and pointed in a safe direction.
  15. Drawing from holsters and re-holstering with a loaded gun is strictly prohibited while standing on any concrete pad.
  16. Targets are limited to paper or similar club-approved materials, such as plastic plates, clay pigeons, or balloons. All targets must be attached within club target frames. Shooting cans, bottles, or similar items is prohibited. Steel targets are permitted only with a valid MCRC Steel License displayed while shooting.
  17. 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-supplied card board backers when using club target stands.
  18. .17 HMR, .22, or other rimfire calibers are prohibited on the bench rest and high-power ranges.
  19. 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.
  20. Shooting of incendiary or tracer ammunition is prohibited for any caliber.
  21. 500-yard and 600-yard shooting is permitted only during board approved, RO-controlled events. When the High Power Range access gates are closed during such events, the LE and Shotgun Ranges should be accessed only via the south access road.
  22. 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 targets from club target stands.
  23. Members, guests, and competitors may pick up their own spent brass anytime. Members may collect unclaimed spent brass once an individual, an organized competition, or LE has vacated the range.
  24. All certification or training, including Concealed Carry, must have prior board approval.
  25. The board of directors may authorize exceptions to the above Rules for Club sanctioned events or individual member requests.

 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. 


"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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