Indoor Archery / .22LR Rifle Range
The indoor archery and .22LR rifle range is the perfect place to go to relax on a hot day, or to brush up on your precision skills with either bow or rifle. The indoor range is open 24 hours a day, and is available to any member during those hours.
Range Rules: Indoor Archery / .22LR Rifle
- Current membership card must be displayed at all times, and is needed to access the building.
- Drugs and alcohol prohibited.
- Range will be closed during maintenance and/or work parties.
- No guests permitted on indoor archery range during August and September.
- No children permitted on range unless directly supervised by parent or guardian. A Member is responsible for their guest.
- There shall be no indoor shooting when an event is scheduled.
- Rifles can only be loaded and arrows knocked while on the firing line. Actions must be open at all other times, with a chamber flag in the chamber. Single fire only. Magazines may not be loaded.
- No pistol shooting indoors.
- When riflemen and archers want to use the indoor range they must take turns. Archery and rifle shooting may not happen at the same time.
- Approved targets only.
- Do not shoot rifles into archery targets.
- No broad heads.
- .22LR caliber rimfire standard velocity only. No hollow points, mini-mags, high velocity, vipers, or bird shot.
- No smoking on the firing line or in the building.
- Clean up when finished. There are large brooms and mops, and buckets for spent brass.
- No human silhouettes for targets.
- Eye and ear protection required when shooting firearms.
- Members violating these rules will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including loss of membership.
General Range Rules (Apply To All Ranges)
Current membership card must be displayed at all times when on club grounds.
Drugs and alcohol prohibited.
Ranges close at 7 p.m. on meeting nights.
Ranges will be closed during maintenance and/or work parties.
No children permitted on ranges except when directly supervised by their parent or guardian.
A member is responsible for their guest.
Shooting hours at all outdoor ranges are: 8:00am Monday through Saturday and 10:00am Sunday. Shooting ceases at sunset.
Club members may not use club facilities for personal financial gain.
No one may be forward of the firing line when someone is shooting.
- No one may handle a firearm on the firing line while anyone is forward of the firing line.
Any firearm considered a pistol (barrel 16" or less and/or no butt stock) with a semi-automatic action and chambered in center fire rifle cartridges cannot be used on any range at our club.
Effective May 1, 2018 chamber flags or empty chamber indicators will be required at all ranges. No one may walk forward of the firing line unless a chamber flag is inserted into the action of their firearm.
If you do not have a chamber flag for your pistol or rifle, Columbia Fish & Game have provided yellow zip-ties throughout the club ranges for use as chamber flags. The chamber flag rule does not apply to holstered, personal defense firearms. If a handgun is holstered it is considered to be safe. Safety is our highest priority and these rules will be strictly enforced.
Be aware that we have installed security cameras at the pistol ranges, the rifle range, and the indoor range. Club officers monitor these cameras regularly and if violations are discovered the member found violating the rules will be notified to attend and upcoming board meeting to be given a hearing. The board will then determine the appropriate action to be taken.
As a self-policing club, in alignment with Pennsylvania's S.P.O.R.T. initiative (Sportsmen Policing Our Ranks Together), it is your duty to be aware of all rules while on club grounds. If you see a violation of the rules, you can ask to see the membership card of the violator and submit their name to a club officer. If one of the club officers sees the violation you could lose your membership privileges. We will not tolerate continuing safety and rule violations as this places the entire club at risk if there is an incident related to mishandling of firearms.