- Shooting hours begin at 9:00am and end at sunset
or 8:00pm, whichever is earlier, all year long,
regardless of daylight hours. After daylight shooting
on the range requires specific permission from the
Board of Directors for a designated date and time,
and for each occurrence.
- Formal events of Big Timber Rifle and Pistol Club
and scheduled training by law enforcement or
authorized instructors will include the designation of
an official Range Safety Officer and a Match/Training
Director, one person may at times be designated for
- Informal shooting shall not interfere with formal
events and scheduled training but may be permitted
at the discretion of the Match/Training Director of the
event or training.
- Firearms shall be discharged only in a safe direction,
so the projectile’s impact occurs in a pre-designated
location specifically designed to safely dissipate all
of the projectile’s energy.
- Only firearms in safe working order which have been
properly maintained shall be discharged.
- When not in a shooting station, all firearms shall be
carried in a case or unloaded with the
cylinder/breech open and in a safe manner. This rule
extends to range parking lots.
- No firearm shall be loaded until the shooter is at the
shooting station. Loading is considered as putting
ammunition into any part of the firearm. Magazines
may be loaded before approaching the firing line, but
magazines may not be placed into the firearm until
the shooter is at the shooting station.
- Cease Fire Command, Cold Range and Hot
a. Anyone may call a ‘Cease Fire’ at any time, for
b. When a ‘Cease Fire’ is called, the range is
immediately designated a ‘Cold Range’ and all
pistol action must be open, magazines removed,
emptied of all ammunition, and left on the firing
bench. 22lr rifles, or less, shall have actions open,
magazines emptied and placed on the rack at the
back of the shooting station. All persons shall stand
behind the yellow line until the range is declared hot
c. No person may go forward of a firing line except
during a designated ‘Cold Range.’
d. During a ‘Cold Range,’ all firearms are to remain
safely racked and there is to be absolutely no
touching or handling of any firearms.
e. During a ‘Cold Range’ there is to be no handling
of firearms for the purposes of unpacking upon
arrival or packing to leave. During a cold range you
may load detached magazines behind the yellow
f. All firearms must remain unloaded, racked or
packed and untouched, while any person is down
range and until the ‘Hot Range’ designtion is called.
g. Only after the ‘Hot Range’ designation is called,
may firearms be once again moved to the firing
bench for loading/firing and/or packed and
unpacked for transportation.
- A firearm shall not be handled with the muzzle
pointed in the direction of any person.
- Approved eye and hearing protection is required for
every person on all firearm ranges.
- No tracer rounds of any kind are to be used on the
- No exploding targets, exploding bullets, or
incendiary devices are to be used at any time.
- No glass, plastics, metals or woods not specifically
and commercially designed as targets shall be used
as targets on any range (vegetables, fruit, furniture,
electronics, cans of any type are not range
authorized targets). Paper, cardboard or clay targets
and backers, along with proper stands and throwing
devices, shall be used at all times.
- After using a range you and your party are
responsible for the immediate cleanup of that range.
Remove used targets, pickup empty cartridge brass
and live ammunition, sweep if necessary; unwanted
live ammunition can be deposited in the red “dud”
can located at the rifle range. DO NOT THROW
LIVE AMMUNITION INTO ANY GARBAGE CAN OR
- There will be no loaded firearms behind the yellow
- Unwanted live ammunition can be deposited in the
red “dud” can located at the rifle range.
- No armor piercing rounds fired at steel targets.
- No firing at steel targets at less than 10 yards with
pistols unless using frangible ammunition.
- It is not recommended to use steel target stands
less than 7 yards due to the fact you can deflect the
bullet back toward you.
- No pistol carbine or rifle may be used on the pistol
range unless chambered in 22lr rimfire or less. This
means no 223, 5.56, 300 black out or AK 47 pistol
carbine. No shotguns of any kind.
- Do not shoot the range markers, supporting posts,
telephone poles, or no blue sky barrier in front of the
- No fully automatic firearms.