Range Rules, Club Rules, Bylaws & Policies
April 17, 2021
ALWAYS ABIDE BY THE THREE NRA FUNDAMENTAL RULES FOR SAFE GUN HANDLING:
• ALWAYS KEEP THE GUN POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION!
• ALWAYS KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL READY TO SHOOT!
• ALWAYS KEEP THE GUN UNLOADED UNTIL READY TO USE!
General Range Rules
1. Eye & Ear protection MUST be worn at all times while on the ranges. Including shooters and bystanders. If shooting on the same range with individuals that aren't with you, or in your group, it's the shooter's responsibility to make sure others are wearing protective gear before you fire. Eye protection is required at all times for anyone in the vicinity of the ranges. Ricochets can travel great distances, and with high velocity!
2. No shooting after sunset on outdoor ranges. Sunset times are based on weather or other apps that give Sunrise/Sunset times. No shooting on outdoor ranges before 10:00 a.m. on Sunday's.
3. Before moving downrange, make sure to announce your intentions to others on that range, and be sure they have heard and acknowledge what you intend to do. Make absolutely sure the “RANGE IS SAFE” before moving downrange. Before firing, the shooter should announce that the "RANGE IS GOING HOT" to inform others you're about to fire.
4. Targets are limited to paper, cardboard, wood, Clay Birds, tin cans, soft plastic containers, such as milk, water, juice bottles. Absolutely no glass, ceramic tiles, CD's, DVD's or items that leave shards. No household items, such as computers, TV's furniture, and other appliances. Food items are not permitted to be used as targets on any range! We recommend using Clay Birds since they’re fun to shoot with any firearm, and they’re range and environmentally friendly.
5. No metal jacketed or steel core ammo is permitted to be fired at any steel items on Steel Plate Range. Jackets can shear away from bullet, ricochet, and could cause injury to shooters and/or bystanders. See Steel Plate Range Rules that follow.
6. Observe firearm restrictions posted at the Steel Plate Range and outlined in “Steel Plate Range Rules” that follow.
7. Do not shoot at any object on the ground, on any range, except when the object is at the Target Line/Backstop. Since there isn't a target line in the open bays, it's permitted to move downrange to shoot. Ground targets must be o located at the end of the range (Backstop).
8. When shooting is complete, you must clean up and dispose of all shell casings (including .22's and non-reloadable aluminum and steel cases) from wherever they land. Including, asphalt, concrete, and other ground surfaces, and downrange areas from pavilions. Remove and dispose of all target materials and debris. Please use dumpsters for larger items.
9. Shooting on 50, 100, and 300 Yard Ranges must be at range distances. Example: If shooting on the 50 Yard Range, targets must be placed at 50 yards. Shooting short at the 25 Yd. Range is permitted. The shooter must shoot from the pavilion. The targets must be positioned so that rounds impact the backstop, not the ground before the backstop. Since the 300 Yard Range has 3 target lines...100, 200, and 300, the shooter must shoot at those distances, and only at the target line for that distance. No exceptions! There's a working Gas Well on this range.
10. All shooting must be from the firing points (pavilions). Do not move forward, beyond the pavilions to fire! The only exceptions are Open Bays 1, 2, 3, & 4.
11. Rental and Cowboy ranges are used only for organized and approved events. DO NOT USE THESE RANGES!
12. Guests are not permitted to shoot on the 300 Yard Range and Indoor Range.
13. Guests must accompany the primary member! The primary member is that member with the “G” on their membership card. Guests and members must be on the same range at all times.
14. To use any part of the 300 Yard Range, you must have signed the waiver at the time of membership or previous renewal.
15. DO NOT use posts, Plate Racks, Hanging Steel, or any other items that aren't intended to be used as target stands, target hangers/backers.
16. All target lines...100, 200, and 300 at the 300 Yd. Range are intended for paper/cardboard targets only. DO NOT use target frames or backers to hang or rest anything but paper/cardboard targets.
17. No rapid-fire, at any distance on the 300 Yd. or 100 Yd. Ranges (Maximum of 1 shot every 3 seconds). No rapid fire on Indoor Range (Maximum of 1 shot every 2 seconds).
18. DO NOT shoot protective metal angle posts on any range. These posts are on the Plate Range, 25, 50, 100, and 300 Yd. Ranges. Dangerous ricochets will occur, and the posts get damaged!
19. EVERYONE is a Safety Officer! Look out for each other, and POLITELY, make others aware of safety and range rule offenses that could impact you and others.
20. Steel targets are permitted at the 300 Yd. distance only, of the 300 Yd. Range, but must be kept away from the target line, and positioned at a safe angle.
21. Target Stands that are brought to the range are to be taken with you when you leave or disposed of in one of the dumpsters. We can't allow these items to be stored on club property, or left behind, assuming that someone else will use them.
22. Persons under the age of 18 are not permitted to use our ranges without adult supervision.
23. A person under 18 that is included in a Family membership is not permitted to use their membership without being accompanied by an adult listed on that membership.
24. Members with guest privileges may bring just one guest per visit unless Guest Day Pass is purchased to allow one additional guest for a day.
25. Tracer rounds aren’t permitted to be fired anywhere on LFSC property. Tracer rounds can ignite foliage, and cause a serious fire!
Indoor Range Rules
1. No Guests are permitted to shoot on the Indoor Range.
2. No Shotgun (Includes Taurus Judge type firearms).
3. No Black Powder Firearms.
4. No Long Guns, except .22 Rimfire.
5. No SBR’s (Short Barrel Rifle’s).
6. No Magnum Loads (.357 Magnum, .44 Magnum, 454 Casull, 460 S&W, 500 S&W, 22 TCM, 5.7x28 etc.).
7. No Full Auto.
8. No Rapid Fire (Maximum Rate of Fire is 1 Shot Every 2 Seconds).
9. No Draw and Fire Exercises.
10. NO POSITION CROSSFIRE (ENGAGE ONLY THE TARGET THAT'S IN THE SAME LANE AS THE SHOOTER).
11. Use provided Cardboard Target Backers Only and position target as Illustrated on poster in range.
12. Position Target so bullets impact ONLY the Rubber Anti-Ricochet Material at Backstop. UNDERSTAND BULLET TRAJECTORY!
13. Keep door closed when using Range.
14. Fans must be on when using Range.
15. TAKE KEY CARD WITH YOU WHEN LEAVING RANGE.
16. When Shooting is Completed:
Remove target materials
Pick up brass, and place in provided container, if you choose not to take it
Sweep floor & use Dry Mop to clean lane you shot in
Turn Off Fans & Lights
For Your Safety, wash hands after leaving range
Steel Plate Range Rules
P R O H I B I T E D
1. METAL JACKETED AND/OR STEEL CORE AMMO TYPES ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED TO BE FIRED AT STEEL PLATES, FRAMES, OR NEARBY STEEL STRUCTURES.
2. NO MAGNUM OR HIGH VELOCITY (WILDCAT) HANDGUN LOADS ARE PERMITTED to be fired on this range. EXAMPLES: 22 MAGNUM, 22 TCM, FN 5.7, 357 MAGNUM, 41 MAGNUM, 44 MAGNUM, 454 CASULL, ETC.
3. NO RIFLES, CARBINES, SHOTGUNS, OR RIFLE CALIBER PISTOLS are PERMITTED TO BE FIRED ON THIS RANGE. THE ONLY RIFLE OR CARBINE CALIBER PERMITTED IS .22 RIMFIRE.
4. Do not use frames/structures that hold steel plates to mount targets or rest items to be engaged.
5. Avoid hitting frames or hangars that hold steel plates. Dangerous ricochets can occur!
6. No cans, bottles, containers, etc. clay birds must be placed downrange on the hillside, and in an opening where shots won’t impact steel.
P E R M I TT E D
1. Calibers permitted to shoot Steel Plates are: .22 Rimfire to 45 Long Colt.
2. Lead, Copper Plated, Synthetic Coated or Synthetic Jacketed ammo types are permitted. If you don’t know what type of ammo you have, don’t use it on this range to shoot at steel.
3. This range is exclusively for steel plate shooting, paper/cardboard targets, and clay birds.
4. Permitted calibers, with Jacketed bullets, can be used to engage paper/cardboard targets mounted on a target stand that is high enough that bullets impact the dirt backstop, and won’t impact steel. Jacketed ammo can also be used to engage clay birds.
5. Rifles or Carbines in .22 Rimfire.
300 Yd. Range Rules
1. No Guests are permitted to shoot on the 300 Yd. Range. A Guest can act as a spotter, or accompany the member, but can’t fire a shot anywhere on the range.
2. Don’t place targets anywhere but the 100, 200, & 300 Yd. target lines. No targets in front of pavilion.
3. No rapid fire at any distance on this range! (Maximum of 1 shot in 3 seconds)
4. Don’t use any part of target frames or backer boards to hang or rest any object other than paper or cardboard targets!
5. Targets are to be mounted on backer boards in a way that support frame won’t be shot! (Between yellow lines, if present, or on backer board between support frame).
6. DO NOT shoot protective metal angle posts and signs!
7. Personal steel targets are permitted at 300 yard distance only, but must be kept away from target lines, and positioned at a safe angle. Don’t place them in front of target line.
300 Yd. Metal Gongs (Located at 300 Yd. Target Line)
1. High power jacketed rounds are permitted. Maximum caliber is .338 Lapua (Based on Mfr. specifications)
2. Never use steel core ammo, green tip, XM-855 penetration rounds, Russian silver tip or any other ammunition with a steel core.
3. Sight in at 300 yards, with paper, before attempting to hit Gongs! Don’t use Gongs to sight in!
4. Only engage Gongs at 300 yards! Don’t move closer to engage them.
5. Shoot only from pavilion, unless involved in a club sponsored event!
6. Absolutely no rapid fire at Gongs, or anywhere else on this range! A maximum of 1 shot every 3 seconds.
7. Do not use any target framework...including Gong hanging area, to hang anything except paper/cardboard targets.
8. Don’t hang or mount any item in yellow areas!
General Club Rules
1. Only members in good standing and guests of members with appropriate guest privileges are permitted to use our ranges, except at organized events that are open to the public. A “Guest” is anyone that accompanies the primary member on club property...shooting or non-shooting.
2. Only the individual for which the membership has been granted is permitted to use that membership card. "Loaning" a membership card to another individual will result in membership suspension or termination, without refund.
3. Membership cards must be displayed while on club property. Membership cards do not have to be worn if performing work or when wearing the membership card presents a hazard or inhibits work.
4. Any club officer is obligated and has the authority to verify if membership is valid, and verify the identity of the person in possession of the membership card. In the event of a serious offense, the officer has the authority to obtain the membership information, and if needed, request that the person(s) leave the club property.
5. Members have the right to politely ask other members to see their membership if not obviously displayed.
6. No alcoholic beverages permitted on club property unless there has been prior Board approval given to allow alcohol for a club activity.
7. No shooting under the influence of alcohol or intoxicating substances.
8. Observe posted speed limits on club property. The speed limit on the roadway in front of ranges is 5 MPH (Not Posted)
9. Members are not permitted to use club facilities, ranges or buildings, for monetary or personal gain. For clarification regarding this rule, see By-Laws section "General Conduct" section: "Use of Club Name"
Hunting at LFSC
Hunting on club property is permitted by members and guests of the primary member with a valid Guest Pass. However, no ranges are closed or unavailable to members while others are hunting. As always, it's the shooter's (hunting or just shooting) responsibility to shoot in a safe direction, and/or to make sure nobody is downrange. This is particularly important at the 300 Yard Range. While hunting, be aware of your location concerning the ranges.
If you plan to hunt on Logan's Ferry Sportsmen's Club property, leave your name and a contact phone number for someone we can reach in case of an emergency. Leave this info in plain view on the dashboard of your vehicle.
DO NOT use the 300 Yard Range, or any range area to move in and out of the woods. NEVER walk in front of a shooting area even if you think it's clear! Enter and leave the woods where there is absolutely no conflict with shooting ranges.
ALL PAGC (PA GAME COMMISSION) LAWS APPLY WHILE HUNTING AT LFSC.
Anyone violating the PAGC laws while on club property will have their membership terminated!
Full Auto or Bump Fire
NO full auto or "bump fire" or other firing mechanism enabling uncontrolled rapid-fire in the Indoor Range, 100 Yard Range, Plate Range, and at any firing point on the 300 Yard Range...100, 200, or 300 yards.
"Tannerite" and similar explosive targets are limited to one pound or less and must be used in compliance with all manufacturer's safety guidelines. The use of "Tannerite" shall cause NO damage to ranges and persons. No exploding targets are permitted to be used on the Steel Plate Range or 100 and 200-yard target lines of the 300 Yard Range. All explosive targets must be kept away from target line structures...if any but positioned all the way downrange.
Vehicle Use on LFSC Property
1. Observe speed limits and other signage. The speed limit on the roadway in front of ranges is 5 MPH (Not Posted).
2. On-Road use vehicles may only be operated on a paved roadway, parking areas, and graveled access ways.
3. Off-Road and recreational-use vehicles may not be operated anywhere on club property.
4. Club owned vehicles/equipment are exempted due to the need to use them anywhere on club property.
5. Exemptions for specific cases require prior authorization by the LFSC Board or President.
Members and other authorized individuals must scan their Gate Key (Swipe Card) even when the gate is open. Scanning your card will assure the gate stays open for 30 seconds, even if it’s scheduled to close when you’re driving through. The gate can be scheduled to automatically open and close at various times, depending on club activities.
Use of Drones or Other ROV’s
Drones or other ROV's (Remote Operated Vehicles) shall not be operated from, on, or over LFSC property, nor may members operate such vehicles on or over LFSC property from a location not part of LFSC property, unless authorized by the LFSC Board or President.
READ and OBSERVE signs that are posted on all ranges and club grounds. Failure to comply with club rules could result in membership suspension or termination.
Belligerent and/or unsafe behavior while on LFSC property will not be tolerated!
In case of an emergency, call 911 and be sure to inform the dispatcher that you're located in Plum Borough, Allegheny County. If a cell phone isn't available, use the phone in the foyer of the clubhouse. It’s a direct line to 911.