Safety

Gun Safety

Always obey the Four Primary Rules of Gun Safety:

  1. Always treat all firearms as if they are loaded.
  2. Never point a firearm at something you are not willing to destroy.
  3. Always be sure of your target, what’s behind it, and what’s in front of it.
  4. Always keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on target and you are ready to shoot.

AAF&G Range Use & Safety

AAF&G appointed Range Safety Officers (RSOs) represent the Officers and Directors of AAF&G on Club Property in enforcing the Range Use and Safety Rules. Their decisions and directions must be followed. Willful violation of the Club Rules or failure to comply with a Range Safety Officer will result in a review by the Board of Directors, which may lead to the loss of membership and/or visitation privileges.

Members must ensure that every guest they bring on the property (as allowed by the Bylaws) fills out and submits a guest Waiver form, which can be downloaded below.

AAF&G Range Rules Download

AAF&G Guest Waiver (MS Word) Download

AAF&G Guest Waiver (PDF) Download

Temporary Range Rules

Beginning on 23 March, 2020, various State restrictions have required AAF&G to adopt temporary range rules to remain compliant. Effective 17 June, 2020, the following rules are in effect:

  1. Everyone is strongly encouraged to follow all COVID-19 related health guidance available.  Information and resources can be found on the CDC website.
  2. Anybody considered high risk for COVID-19 are strongly encouraged to remain at home and not come to AAF&G.  Guidelines can be found on the CDC website.
  3. Anybody exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 must not come to AAF&G.  This includes fever, coughing, breathing difficulty, chills, or other symptoms as described on the CDC website.
  4. Everyone is encouraged to wear cloth face masks while on AAF&G property, though this is not mandatory.
  5. Everyone is encouraged to sanitize shooting benches or tables both before and after shooting (High Power, Plinking, Precision Pistol).  The Club will provide multi-use hand and surface sanitizer in spray bottles on all appropriate ranges.
  6. Everyone is encouraged to wash their hands before and after shooting.  The Club will provide multi-use hand and surface sanitizer in spray bottles in order to minimize use of Clubhouse rest rooms.
  7. Everyone is strongly encouraged to maintain 6-foot minimum distance from each other and to avoid large gatherings anywhere on the grounds.
  8. Everyone should avoid sharing personal equipment, and should sanitize public equipment (staplers, tape, etc.) before use.
  9. Match Directors, Range Safety Officers, and other event co-ordinators may enforce additional restrictions at their respective events with the approval of the appropriate Range Committee Chair.