Rules

AVON HAWKS AIR RIFLE CLUB

RULES AND SAFETY CODE

1.       Guns must not be pointed at any person or animal under ANY circumstances. The shooting of animals or birds is strictly prohibited, including those classed as vermin.

2.       All guns must be treated as loaded at all times, no matter how certain anyone is that they are unloaded.

3.       Guns must only be used on the firing range; this includes ‘dry firing’ and not taken into in the Club House.

4.       Upon completion of shooting, each gun must be shown to be safe and unloaded, eg. have its breech, bolt, tap, etc. open.

5.       Carrying holstered pistols is restricted, other than on the dedicated pistol range.

6.       ON HEARING A SINGLE BLAST ON THE SAFETY WHISTLE SHOOTING MUST STOP AT ALL FIRING POINTS,  LOADED GUNS ARE TO BE DISCHARGED SAFELY (NORMALLY TO GROUND BEYOND  THE FIRING LINE). SHOOTING CAN RESTART ON HEARING TWO BLASTS OF THE WHISTLE.

7.       No person is to cross the firing line without permission of the safety officer or responsible adult.

8.       All guns must be within the current legal limits. Any weapon exceeding these limits must not be used.

9.       All guns must be submitted for a chronograph check when requested to do so by a committee member and the results will be recorded.

10.   No person is allowed to adjust or interfere with any gun not belonging to them without the owner’s permission.

11.   Juniors under the age of 14 may shoot only if supervised by an adult aged 18 or over.

12.   The carrying and consumption of alcohol and or prohibited drugs ON ANY PART OF THE CLUB GROUND IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

13.   Club members must not use the Range from Monday to Saturday inclusive without prior permission from the relevant authority (currently Alan Betteridge, Club President). You must not be alone when using the range- a minimum of two persons must be present.

14.   Target numbers and range markers must not be used for target practice. A member found deliberately shooting at numbers and markers will be banned from the Club.

15.   All persons shooting or watching as a guest must accept full responsibility for any damage, injury or loss, however caused.

16.   All members and visitors to the Club premises must observe the Countryside Code at all times and litter must be disposed of appropriately- better still, take it home with you.

17.   The right is reserved to refuse entry to any member, competitor, or visitor, or to stop from shooting, or to enforce departure from any part of the Club premises any person breaking the above rules or for any reason seen by the Committee without re-imbursement or redress against the Club.

 

SAFETY IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY

Revised December 2014