WHAT TO EXPECT AT OUR SHOOTS

ARRIVE WITH YOUR FIREARMS UNLOADED.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR FIREARMS ARE CLEAN & ACTUALLY FUNCTION CORRECTLY

It is our goal to provide you with a safe environment in which to practice with your firearm in applying it to your best ability in its application of your own defense and/or the defense of others in an adversarial situation presenting a threat to your well being or that of another.

The Fee will be $10.00 (CASH ONLY, PLEASE) for each adult shooter, those 18 and older. Children, under 18, living with and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian will shoot for free. All other rules regarding shooters under the age of 18 will remain in force.

SIGNUP IS FROM 8:00 AM TO 8:30 AM.

If you have a group wishing to participate in the shoot on the same squad, you should arrive early as you must all sign up at the same time to help ensure that you will all be assigned to the same squad. There is no guarantee that your group will be assigned to the same squad, however, we will do our best to accommodate your request.

There will be a table with multiple clipboards containing our Release, Waiver, Indemnification, Hold Harmless, and Assumption of the Risk Agreement forms.
This form is required by the Club to be signed prior to one being allowed to shoot. Children under the age of 18, must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, must have a form filled out in their name and signed by their parent or legal guardian. They must also shoot on the same squad as their parent or legal guardian and remain in the immediate vicinity and under direct supervision of their parent or legal guardian.
This form also includes a space for Emergency Notification Information for our use in the event of an emergency. For your added protection, please provide this information. Please print legibly all required information and then sign and date the form.
For your convenience and, perhaps, save you some time, we are making the Signup/Waiver Form available here on-line. You may download, print and complete a copy (ONE for EACH shooter) to bring with you to the shoot.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SIGNUP/WAIVER FORM
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SIGNUP/WAIVER FORM
Waiver-Signup
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At The Shoot, if you do not bring a completed and signed form, please fill out one form for each shooter and then proceed to the signup table where:
We begin by asking you, before you're allowed to sign in, to confirm that your firearms are NOT LOADED.
After confirming so, or visiting the Safety Area with an RSO to clear your firearm(s), you may continue with shooter signup.
You will pay your $10.00 shooting fee and the Staff person signing you up will ask if you have a preference of which RSO's squad you are on. They will attempt to assign you to that squad, but due to squad size limitations, there is no guarantee that we can do so.
SAFETY BRIEFING BEGINS AT 8:45 AM.
You may view and/or download & print a copy of our Safety Briefing here.
You may view and/or download & print a copy of our Safety Briefing here
SAFETY+BRIEFING
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One of our RSO TEAM members will conduct a Safety Briefing covering the General Range Rules and Rules specific to Defensive Pistol and answer any questions you may have. YOU MUST ATTEND THE SAFETY BRIEFING IN ORDER TO SHOOT.

NOTE:
BE FAMILIAR WITH AND FOLLOW THE FOUR BASIC SAFETY RULES:

1. ALWAYS KEEP THE GUN POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION.

2. ALWAYS KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL READY TO SHOOT.

3. ALWAYS KEEP THE GUN UNLOADED UNTIL READY TO USE IT.

4. ALWAYS KNOW YOUR TARGET AND WHAT IS BEYOND.
NO LOADED FIREARMS ARE ALLOWED ON THE RANGE, EXCEPT WHEN YOU ARE ON THE FIRING LINE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN RSO.
YOU MAY NOT HANDLE YOUR FIREARM EXCEPT WHEN YOU ARE ON THE FIRING LINE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN RSO OR AT THE SAFETY AREA, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN RSO. DOING SO WILL GET YOU A WARNING FROM THE RSO THE FIRST TIME. THE SECOND TIME YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO STORE YOUR FIREARM, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SHOOT ANY MORE THAT DAY.
ALL FIREARMS MUST BE KEPT HOLSTERED, CASED, BOXED OR BAGGED, EXCEPT WHEN YOU ARE ON THE FIRING LINE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN RSO OR AT THE SAFETY AREA, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN RSO.

WE STRICTLY ENFORCEĀ  A 180 DEGREE RULE WHICH IS DEFINED AT:

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IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A CASE FOR YOUR LONG GUNS (RIFLES, CARBINES AND SHOTGUNS) THEY MAY BE MOVED FROM YOUR VEHICLE TO THE LONG GUN BAY DESIGNATED FOR THE DAY UNCOVERED, ACTIONS OPEN, NO MAGAZINES IN THE GUN AND THEY MUST BE CARRIED MUZZLE UP.

EVERYONE ATTENDING OUR SHOOTS, INCLUDING VISITORS AND OBSERVERS, MUST WEAR EYE AND EAR PROTECTION.

Following the Safety Briefing, the briefer will introduce the RSO(s) and read off the shooters names for each squad including the Squad Number, which is also the number of that squad's starting bay. Each squad will proceed to its starting bay as soon as their list is read off.
THE SHOOT BEGINS AT 9:00 AM
Having attended the Safety Briefing and being assigned to a squad, you will proceed with your squad to your starting bay. Our range currently consists of one covered- shooting-line bay, which will be used for shooting skills drills, and 4 uncovered outdoor bays, which we will use to present to you challenging and educational scenarios covering a wide range of possible real-world situations.

Upon arriving at each scenario the RSO will read the description and instructions for that scenario, which may include such things as shooting locations on and movement around the scenario.

When you are not shooting we ask that you all act as Secondary RSOs by watching out for any unsafe conditions such as handling firearms, someone wandering onto the range or anything else, which may cause a safety hazard. This includes anyone who sees another shooter handling their firearm in violation of our gun handling rules. Anyone can and is required to call out "CEASE FIRE! CEASE FIRE! CEASE FIRE!," when you observe any such condition.
As your squad proceeds, the RSO will advise all members who the next shooter is (from the Squad Sheet). When the current shooter finishes, the RSO will announce the "RANGE IS CLEAR, RESET AND TAPE TARGETS AND POLICE BRASS, PLEASE."
Except for some moving targets, which require special resetting, our RSOs do not reset or tape targets. They are available during the reset time to review the current shooter's execution of the scenario and answer any questions he or she may have. We ask that everyone participate in taping and resetting the targets and picking up the spent brass (returning it to the shooter if they want it or, if they don't want it, to another member of your squad who does want it). Everyone participating in resetting the scenario for the next shooter helps to speed up our shoot and keep it flowing as best it can.
Children must shoot on the same squad as their parent or legal guardian and remain in the immediate vicinity and under supervision of their parent or legal guardian. Children judged to be misbehaving or acting unruly by any of our RSOs will be required to leave the range. There will be no coaching of any shooter by fathers, mothers spouses or others. Only the shooter and the RSO are allowed on the firing line at any one time.
As the scenario reset is taking place the next shooter will go to the LOAD AND MAKE READY TABLE and wait to be joined by the RSO for further instructions and for their turn to shoot the scenario. Do not handle your firearm or take it out of its case/holster until told to do so by the RSO. The RSO will then ask if you understand the course of fire and if you have any questions. With that completed he will tell you to "LOAD AND MAKE READY" at which time you may load and charge your firearm. Finger off the trigger and muzzle down range (low ready), or holstered if drawing, until the RSO gives you the signal to start. The RSO will announce, "THE RANGE IS GOING HOT, EYES AND EARS EVERYONE, PLEASE." Upon receiving the start signal, you will execute the scenario as suggested in the instructions or, if left to your discretion, how you think it best for you to do.
When you have completed the scenario, advise the RSO that you are finished. He will ask you to make your firearm safe and show it to him--"MAKE SAFE AND SHOW ME." He will want to see the action open so that he/she can confirm there is no round in the chamber and that there is no magazine in the gun. In the case of a revolver, you would show him the gun with the cylinder open and roll the firearm over so that he can, again, see that there are no rounds in the cylinder. With his approval, close the action and with the hammer down, holster or bag/box your firearm and return it to the gear table.
When your squad finishes a scenario as the last squad to shoot it, we ask that you assist in tearing down the scenario and storing the equipment at the direction of your squad's RSOs.

Please remember that most of your RSOs spent hours before the shoot setting up these scenarios and viewing and inspecting the bays. At the completion of the shoot, they have now executed the scenarios the same number of times as you--multiplied by the number of shooters on their squad!! That's 60 times if there are 6 scenarios and 10 shooters on his squad! Some of us are old guys and we may be getting tired by the end of the shoot, so we really appreciate the help in tearing down.

Thanks to all of you for participating with Roseburg Defensive Pistol. Come back and shoot with us again, soon.
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