As the club’s Chief Range Safety Officer, I have a very simple job description:
Safety First and Foremost!
Keep Shongum a safe environment for all Work with those running events and individual shooters to maintain safety Please, the next time you are at the Clubhouse, be aware of the locations of the following:
Public Phone & Yellow 911 Call instructions by kitchen entrance
Fire extinguishers through out
First aid kit above microwave in kitchen and another by AED
AED (Automated External Difibrillator) to the left of front door
Range orientation is held monthly for new members and existing members looking for a refresher (orientation schedule)
Range rules posted by sign in sheet
If you have any concerns, suggestions, or questions, please feel free to contact me:
Range Closures - When needed the range/ranges will be closed to shooting. The following list will assist with Range(s) Identification. 1.) Indoor - 50 foot 4.) Trap #1 7.) Trap #4 2.) Outdoor - 100 yard 5.) Trap #2 3.) Pistol Pit - End of Trap Row 6.) Trap #3
PLEASE OBSERVE THE OUTDOOR RANGE CLOSING TIMES LISTED ON THE BULLITIN BOARD BY THE CLUBHOUSE FRONT DOOR AND ALL POSTED SIGNS!
1. ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
This is the primary rule of gun safety. A safe direction means that the gun is pointed so that even if it were to go off it would not cause injury or damage. The key to this rule is to control where the muzzle or front end of the barrel is pointed at all times. Common sense dictates the safest direction, depending on different circumstances.
2. ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
When holding a gun, rest your finger on the trigger guard or along the side of the gun. Until you are actually ready to fire, do not touch the trigger.
3. ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.
Whenever you pick up a gun, immediately engage the safety device if possible, and if the gun has a magazine, remove it before opening the action and looking into the chamber(s), which should be clear of ammunition. If you do not know how to open the action or inspect the chamber(s), leave the gun alone and get help from someone who does.
In the event of an emergency, call 911. For more information on gun safety and standard practices, contact Shongum today. We’ve also provided a number of helpful links on gun safety here on our site.
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
Each activity/league will individually publish SOPs that they will follow during their events. We are also publishing them here because the are an import aspect to safety.