- Absolutely no alcohol or alcoholic beverages on the premises.
- The Range Master shall be in charge of all range activities.
- The Range Master has the authority to enforce the range rules and may eject or remove anyone from the Parma Rod & Gun property for not complying.
- All Basic Safety rules must be observed.
- All weapons to remain unloaded with actions open, except when firing.
- No discharging weapons except on the firing line.
- No firing on the range without the warning flag raised.
- Shooting permitted only at authorized targets.
- No tracers, armor piercing, high explosive, incendiary or other specialized ammunition.
- No horseplay of any kind.
- No loitering.
- No profanity.
- No hunting on the range.
- All pets shall be leashed or confined at all times.
- All children must be strictly supervised by their parents or guardian.
Standard Operating Procedures
The Parma Rod & Gun Club Inc., PRGC, is an excellent place to have fun, and to improve ones gun handling skills. PRGC has very low membership dues. The PRGC range does not have an attendant and does not hire staff to maintain the range or clean up. However the PRGC range provides a great place to go shooting and to enjoy a variety of shooting sports in a pleasant, safe location and to include friends and family.
Safety must be the first priority of everyone on the range. Please remember and follow the Four Basic Safety Rules.
1. ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED!
We do not say "treat it like" or "act like." Mindset is critical and you must believe this! Never take anyone else's word for the condition of any firearm. If you handle it, the responsibility rests with you and you alone.
2. NEVER LET THE MUZZLE COVER ANYTHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY!
This rule is constantly violated and is usually excused by saying "It's OK, it's not loaded." Do not fall into this mental trap. Refer to rule 1, above! You must be constantly aware of the direction in which the muzzle is pointed.
3. ALWAYS BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET!
Know what it is, what is beyond it, and what is around it. Be especially aware of the possibility that people could be down range when you arrive.
4. KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET!
Never put your finger inside the trigger guard "until your sights are aligned and you are ready to shoot." A Law Enforcement Officer searching a warehouse for an armed suspect or a hunter following a wounded lion into thick brush should most certainly be ready to shoot. But at this point they have no target at which to direct their fire and should not have their fingers on the trigger. This distinction of mindset is important. This rule alone, if followed without fail, could eliminate most Negligent Discharges. Teach it, enforce it, and live it. Of the four basic firearms safety rules, this is the Golden Rule.
The first one into the property should unlock the gates, swing the gates open and fasten them open so the wind does not close them again. After setting the proper combination on the lock and opening the lock, please spin the lock combination tumblers a few times.
The first one into the property should raise the red flag, kept in the box on the flag staff at the entry gate. This flag signals that the range is in use and live fire is expected.
Be courteous to any other members that are present on the range.
Do not leave trash or target material down range when you are finished. Please put it into the provided garbage cans, the dumpster outside the front gate, or take it home with you.
Please pick up your spent center-fire cartridges. Do not leave them on the range. They are garbage, please put them in the provided garbage cans or take them home.
If the provided garbage can is full, please take it to the dumpster just outside the front gate, empty it and return it.
Do not haul junk items down range to shoot at. This include bottles, TVs, appliances or other non-target items. Use personally owned target stands or cardboard boxes, to hold targets. Immediately remove them and all their pieces after shooting.
The last one off the property should lower the red flag and stow it in the box on the flag staff at the entry gate. The lower flag signals that the range is not in use and live fire is finished. The last off the property should close the gate, lock it shut with the chain and combination lock, and spin the lock combination tumblers a few times.
For some unknown reason, some PRGC members destroy range property. Anyone shooting, or otherwise destroying range property including barrels, range cars, signs, structures, or wooden match props will have their membership terminated and may possibly be banned from PRGC for life.
Do not shoot up the plastic 55 gallon barrels, or other range props. They are not targets or target stands.