Safety

  1. Always observe proper firearms safety. Ensure there is a proper backstop and always be aware of what is beyond the target and your surroundings..
  2. Ensure all shooters and spectators wear proper personal protection (ear protection, shatterproof eye protection, brimmed hat, long sleeves, long pants, closed toed shoes, etc.).
  3. Always stand a minimum of 10 yards from the target when using handgun calibers except magnum rounds. Magnum rounds require a minimum of 20 yards.
  4. Always stand a minimum of 100 yards from the target when using rifle calibers like .223 or when using shotgun slugs. .308 rounds require a minimum of 150 yards. 
  5. If shooting multiple targets, the angle of engagement should not exceed 20 degrees.
  6. Ensure targets are placed with a 3 foot lateral and distal offset from any adjacent targets.
  7. Never use rifle calibers or shotgun slugs on handgun rated targets.
  8. Never use ammunition that travels over 3,000 feet per second or under 750 feet per second.
  9. Never shoot air gun pellets, BB’s, or steel shot at steel targets.
  10. Never use steel core or bi-metal ammunition. If you buy surplus ammo and you’re unsure if it’s safe to shoot at steel, put a magnet to it. If it’s magnetic do not shoot at steel. IF IN DOUBT ABOUT THE SAFETY OF THE AMMUNITION YOU INTEND TO SHOOT, DO NOT EXPERIMENT!
  11. Ensure the ground surface under the target is free from rocks or concrete to a depth of at least 3 feet. Ground surfaces should be an absorbent material (loose dirt or sand, growing grass, soft mulch, sawdust, etc.).
  12. Always inspect all targets for damage before using. Never shoot at steel that is cratered, pitted, or otherwise damaged in any way.
  13. Use only non-toxic paint on steel targets.