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Range Operation and Safety Rules

This page should only be used as a quick reference as formatting may be off, the official copy of the RANGE OPERATIONS AND SAFETY RULES is available in PDF form. It is available here, and is referenced from the Membership page. Use the PDF copy for printing.

The liability release is available here: EOC Liability Release.pdf



Failure to comply with this document shall result in disciplinary action.

  1. General. Live firing conducted at the Enfield Outing Club (EOC) range is designed to provide authorized personnel access to a facility where they can become proficient with privately-owned firearms and archery equipment.
  2. Facilities for Use. Live-fire shooting shall be limited to the following ranges and equipment:
    1. Outdoor Range – Rifles .50 caliber or smaller centerfire; pistols, shotguns, and muzzle-loaders of any caliber or gauge. No tracer or armor-piercing ammunition shall be used.
    2. Restrictions may be added or removed by a Range Safety Officer on a per-event basis.
    3. The need for a Range Safety Officer (RSO) during a club sanctioned/organized event shall be determined on a per event basis.
  3. Range Limitations and Safety Requirements. Live-fire shooters shall:
    1. Follow instructions of all Range Safety Officers (RSOs). An RSO may add or remove requirements as the situation warrants.
    2. Fire only after completing the liability release. (See Section 5c and 5d.)
    3. Pay a $5/day range fee, if a guest and over 18 years of age.
    4. Ensure the display of hot range flag(at the gate) during live fire.
    5. Ensure gate is closed and 100 yard barriers are up when using the 100 yard firing line.
    6. Use appropriate eye and ear protection.
    7. Follow the EOC Range Safety Rules:
      1. Always keep the muzzle in a safe direction, defined as downrange or pointed down at the ground;
      2. Keep one's finger off the trigger until the sights are on the target;
      3. Be sure of your target and what is beyond it;
      4. Share ownership of the “cease fire” command when conditions become unsafe; and
      5. When "cease fire" is called, stop firing immediately, remove one's finger from the trigger, lower the firearm, and listen for instructions.
      6. When the line is to be cleared, make the firearm SAFE, and then do not handle the firearm. Cooperate in clearing the line.
      7. Handguns may be holstered and safed rifles may be slung over the shoulder as long as they are not otherwise handled.
    8. Fire at appropriate targets only. No aerial targets.
    9. Ensure all projectiles impact within the established range safety limits. All fired rounds shall impact the berm, no higher than 6 feet above ground level
    10. Notify an RSO or Chief Range Officer (CRO) of any significant safety infractions.
    11. Police all brass, paper, and other debris that accumulate on the range. Unwanted fired brass shall be deposited in the brass bucket (or dud bucket for misfires). Other trash shall be disposed of in the containers provided, or preferably taken with you. Whenever possible, please leave range nicer than you found it.
  4. Authorized Personnel. The following persons are allowed on the property:
    1. EOC members in good standing.
    2. A maximum of 4 invited guests of the above, provided the member is present and assumes full responsibility of his or her guests.
    3. Personnel approved by the club Officers or CRO on a case-by-case basis.
  5. Personnel Responsibilities.
    1. The Chief Range Officer shall:
      1. Review qualifications of anyone desiring to become an EOC RSO.
      2. Ensure each RSO understands and can execute live-fire procedures in accordance with this document.
      3. Ensure each RSO has a valid club membership card identifying them as an RSO.
      4. Verify each RSO is identified as such on the member list.
      5. Perform all EOC RSO and EOC Member responsibilities.
    2. All Range Safety Officers shall:
      1. Attend an RSO class scheduled by the CRO. Information on dates and times for these classes can be obtained by attending a regular meeting.
      2. Understand and execute live-fire procedures in accordance with this document.
      3. Have a valid club membership card identifying them as an RSO.
      4. Perform all EOC Member responsibilities.
    3. All EOC Members shall:
      1. Follow all instructions from an RSO.
      2. Understand and abide by all rules set forth in this document.
      3. Complete the liability release when joining and yearly at renewal.
      4. Conduct themselves in an orderly manner at all times and be responsible for the conduct of their guests.
      5. Ensure guests have completed the liability release and signed into the log.
      6. Be responsible for their shooting equipment while on the premises.
      7. Present their membership card upon request by any member.
      8. Call “cease fire” if an unsafe condition exists.
    4. All guests shall:
      1. Follow all instructions from an RSO.
      2. Understand and abide by all rules set forth in this document.
      3. Complete the liability release once per trip or organized event and sign into the log. A parent or guardian must sign in addition to a minor.
      4. Call “cease fire” if an unsafe condition exists.
  6. Hours of Operation and Scheduling. The range is open daily from 09:00 to dusk (30 minutes after sunset in zipcode 03748). Requests for special use must be brought up at the monthly meeting and voted on by the members. The official EOC calendar is kept on the website (
  7. Alcoholic Beverages and Drugs. Alcoholic beverages and/or drugs that cause impairment (including prescription and over-the-counter medications) are not permitted on the premises. The CRO or RSO may deny range access to anyone in violation and can pursue further disciplinary action of the member.
  8. EMERGENCIES. In the event of an emergency:
    1. Remain calm.
    2. Call 911 and follow the instructions of the dispatcher.
      Enfield Outing Club is located at 378 Shaker Hill Road in Enfield, NH
    3. If able, designate someone to direct EMS to the emergency site from the road.
    4. If able, perform first aid.
    5. As soon as reasonably possible notify the club President and CRO.

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