Rifle Ranges: TCSL offers two 50-yd firing lanes, ten 100-yd firing lanes, and one 200-yd firing lane. For special events that require them, an additional ten 50-yd firing lanes can be added. While being an open-air outdoor range, the rifle ranges have a covered firing line. Bench rests, sand bags, and target are provided. Bring appropriate eye and ear protection and become familiar with TCSL’s Range Rules.
Pistol Ranges: TCSL has 5 pistol ranges. One of the ranges has a “pistol house” on it which allows shooters to shoot under a roof, with tables for pistol bags and equipment, a pistol bench with multiple shooting stations, plywood concealment allowing the shooters to practice shooting from concealment, and stools to allow the shooter to practice bench rest shooting. The “action ranges” can be set up to allow many different types of shooting activities, including shooting at steel plate racks, pin shoots, International Defensive Shooting Association matches, National Rifle Association classes, shooting at multiple targets, three gun shooting, drawing from holsters, shooting from behind concealment, and other approved activities.
- Facilities: 50-, 100-, and 200-yard rifle ranges • 5 pistol ranges, pistol house
- Hours: Open year-round during regular range hours
- Cost (Members): $3.00 • Annual Range Pass – $75 (must be a member)
- Cost (Non-Members): accompanied by a member – $5.00 • unaccompanied, call ahead for an appointment – $15.00
- Contact: Dave Vandermark (rifle), Dick Cupke (pistol)
Rifle & Pistol Range Rules
All TCSL Club Rules apply to this range.
REMEMBER: TREAT EVERY GUN AS A LOADED GUN
1. Always point the muzzle in a safe direction
a. It is not acceptable that any person be “swept” by the muzzle of any firearm.
b. While on the firing line, every firearm should, at all times, be pointed down range.
c. Shooters shall shoot only at targets directly in front of their stations.
d. Do not point the firearm above eye level at any time. Firearms must be raised to the target – not lowered. (dropping rear of firearm on bench with barrel elevated is a violation of this rule)
e. All shooting on the ranges must be done from the Range Houses, except for club sponsored events such as Turkey Shoots and IDPA Matches.
2. Keep your finger off the trigger, except when shooting.
a. It is the shooter’s responsibility to ensure that no unintentional discharges occur.
3. Keep the action open and the firearm unloaded, except when shooting.
a. All firearms must be brought to the property unloaded, all loading must be done on the firing line, and all firearms must be unloaded before being moved from the line. Exception: Concealed Pistols routine detailed on All Ranges page.
4. Know your firearm and ammunition.
a. It is the shooter’s responsibility to ensure that every firearm and its ammunition used on the range is maintained and used in a safe manner.
5. Carry only one caliber of ammunition at a time.
a. It is the shooter’s responsibility to ensure that only suitable ammunition is used in each firearm. The shooter may bring only one firearm and its ammunition to the firing line at a time.
b. Only slugs may be used by shotguns on rifle ranges (no shot loads).
c. .22 caliber rim fire rifles are allowed on the pistol ranges. This does not include 22 Magnum. No other long guns are allowed north of the creek.
6. Be sure of your target and what is beyond.
a. Every target must be of a height to ensure that all bullets fired at it will impact the backstop. Aerial shots and ground skips will not be tolerated.
b. Use only paper or cardboard targets. Newbold brand targets 8” in diameter or smaller may also be used.
7. Know where others are at all times.
a. The firing line is maintained in one of two states: “hot” or “clear”. When the firing line is “hot”, shooters are free to fire and no one may go forward of the firing line. When the firing line is “clear”, the RED light is flashing and shooters are free to move forward of the firing line to work on targets, and no one may handle any firearms or be at the firing line.
b. It is the responsibility of every shooter to know the current state (“clear” or “hot”) of the firing line at all times.
c. It is the responsibility of every shooter to ensure that all others on the firing line are made aware when the firing line is declared “clear” or “hot”.
d. It is the responsibility of every shooter to ensure that the firing line is not declared “hot” until all others are behind the firing line.
e. Never proceed to any location in front of the firing line until all shooters have properly benched their firearms with their actions open (Properly benched means muzzle downrange, action open and barrel horizontal) and anyone not going downrange must stay behind the yellow safe line.
f. All persons shall remain behind the firing line/station until “the line is clear” command is given, and the “red lights” are turned on.
8. Wear ear and eye protection.
a. Shooters and observers must wear ear and eye protection whenever the range is “hot”.
9. Know and obey all range commands.
a. It is the responsibility of all shooters to know and obey all Range commands immediately.
b. All “cease fire” commands will be obeyed instantly and may be given by anyone on the range.
c. Normally the state of the firing line is declared by voice commands: “the line is clear” and “the line is hot”. In an emergency the firing line may be made cold by any effective means.
10. Don’t mix alcohol and drugs with shooting.
a. Under no circumstances will alcohol or drugs be permitted on the firing line. Shooters may not consume alcohol until they have finished shooting for the day. Shooters must not, under any circumstances, go onto the firing lines or handle any firearm after consuming alcohol.
b. Shooters should also be aware of the effects of fatigue on shooter performance. Members are responsible to ensure that they and their guests are in a safe condition whenever they come to the firing line.
Revised January 2015