Range Rules

Rockdale Rod and Gun Club

Rifle and Pistol Range Rules


  1. NO DRUGS OR ALCOHOL before or during shooting on club property.
  2. Use Proper Eye and Ear Protection while on the range.
  3. Immediately call a cease fire if anyone is observed to be forward of the firing line or if unsafe conditions exist. Be sure to check with all shooters before going downrange to check or set up targets. Keep actions open, no ammo in firearms, and do not handle firearms when anyone is downrange.
  4. All firing will be directed downrange in a safe and proper angle. Keep guns pointed downrange.
  5. All firing will take place from a common firing line.
  6. All targets must be elevated. Never place any targets (or shots) higher than the midpoint of the range back-stop. No ground targets.
  7. Pistols may be used on the rifle range but preferance should be given to rifle shooters. No rifles on the pistol range.
  8. Be aware of ricochets when firing at metal targets. Keep appropriate distances.
  9. Use appropriate targets only. No Glass. Take out what you brought in.
  10. if any rounds are miss-fired or unusable, please do not leave them at the range. Dispose of them properly.
  11. No shooting at any gun club property such as range markers, signs, or tables. These actions can result in expulsion from the club.
  12. No fully automatic firing or mechanical devices allowed at the range.
  13. Any member denied the use of the range or otherwise experiences displeasure at the range is invited to make his or her feelings known to the Board of Directors.
  14. The Board of Directors can announce temporary closing of the range at any time.
  15. Always have your membership card and/or pin with you at the range.
  16. If you see people who do not belong on or near the range, explain that this is a shooting range on private property. Ask them to leave politely. If there is a problem, please call the Northbridge Police Department (508-234-6211 or 911).
  17. The range is open Monday through Saturday – 8 AM to Sundown. Sundays 12 PM to Sundown.

Please help to keep your range safe and clean!!