Wilshire Gun Range Rules of Conduct
Act responsibly at all times. Report any unsafe conditions or activities immediately.
Never use alcohol, over-the-counter, prescription or other drugs before or while shooting. Alcohol, as well as any other substance likely to impair normal mental or physical bodily functions, must not be used before or while handling or shooting firearms.
Anyone under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who is responsible for executing a waiver and remaining with the minor at all times in the range when shooting or renting a pistol. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who is responsible for executing a waiver and remaining with the minor at all times in the range when shooting or renting a rifle. Children under the age of 10 are not allowed to shoot or be on the range.
Eye and ear protection and proper clothing and shoes are mandatory for anyone entering the range.
Firearms are loud and the sound may cause hearing damage. Debris and hot gas may be emitted that cause eye injury. For these reasons, shooting glasses and hearing protectors must be worn by shooters and spectators. Wilshire Gun provides this protection with each range rental. Proper attire is required – no low necked shirts or blouses are allowed; all shoes must be closed toe.
Be sure the firearm is safe to operate.
As with all tools, firearms require regular maintenance to remain operable. Regular cleaning and proper storage are integral parts of a firearm’s general upkeep. If there is any question concerning a firearm’s ability to function, a knowledgeable gunsmith should review its functionality. A firearm brought out of prolonged storage should also be cleaned before shooting. Accumulated moisture and dirt, or solidified grease and oil, can prevent the firearm from operating properly.
Before cleaning any firearm, make absolutely certain that it is unloaded. Check once – then check again. The firearm’s action should be open during the cleaning process. Remove all ammunition from the cleaning area.
Know how to use the firearm safely.
Before handling a firearm, learn how it operates. Know its basic parts, how to safely open and close the action, and how to safely remove any ammunition from the firearm and magazine. Remember, a firearm’s mechanical safety device is never foolproof. Nothing can ever replace safe firearm handling. All Wilshire Gun range users must demonstrate proper knowledge of firearm operation and safety, A Wilshire Gun Rental Safety Class or Handgun Class may be required to utilize the range if Wilshire Gun staff deems it necessary.
Use only the correct ammunition for your firearm.
Only ammunition designed for a particular firearm may be safely fired in that firearm. Most firearms have the ammunition type stamped on the barrel. Ammunition is identified by information printed on the box and sometimes stamped on the cartridge. Do not shoot the firearm unless you know you are using the proper ammunition. Your Wilshire Gun team is happy to help determine the proper ammunition for the firearm.
PROHIBITED AMMO: Tracer, Incendiary, Steel-cored or penetrating type, steel or aluminum cased. Brass cased defensive ammunition is allowed. Any handgun caliber larger than .45 ACP is prohibited in the pistol rated lanes. Any rifle caliber exceeding .45 ACP is prohibited in the rifle lanes.
Keep all firearms holstered or cased until entering assigned range lane.
Keep all firearms secured until entering your assigned shooting lane stall. Firearms will only be uncased or removed from the holster within the shooting stall area. Load and unload all firearms only at the bench. No uncased firearms are permitted behind the shooting stall area. Once assigned a lane, remain in that lane and shoot only at your target in that lane. Only the person shooting is allowed in the shooting stall – all others must stand behind. Never pass firearms directly from person to person. Place the unloaded firearm on the bench and allow the next person to retrieve it from there. Never transfer uncased firearms from lane to lane. Remove all ammunition and holster or case all firearms before exiting your assigned shooting booth. After exiting the range with all firearms safely secured, immediately wash your hands.
Know your target and what is beyond.
Beyond any doubt, be absolutely sure you have identified your target. Equally important, be aware of the area beyond your target. This means observing your prospective area of fire before you shoot. Never fire in a direction in which there are, or potentially are, people or any other potential for mishap. Always think first. Shoot second.
All shooting must be conducted in a safe, controlled and accurate manner. Dual wielding or two gun shooting is not permitted.
Shooters who desire to shoot from the holster must be qualified to do so by a Wilshire Gun instructor.
Upon the command “CEASE FIRE”, STOP SHOOTING IMMEDIATELY. Place your firearm on the bench and step back completely from the shooting stall. Do not re-approach the stall or pick up any firearm until the Wilshire Gun Range Safety Officer has given the “ALL CLEAR” signal.
No Food, Drink, Gum, Tobacco (including e-cigarettes or vapor apparatus) is allowed in the ranges. Always remember to wash your hands very thoroughly first with cold water, then warm, after leaving the range and prior to eating.
Brass collection is permitted within your assigned shooting stall only. Never reach downrange to retrieve brass. Consult a Range Safety Officer for any question you might have.
ANY VIOLATION OF THE WILSHIRE GUN RANGE RULES OF CONDUCT MAY RESULT IN IMMEDIATE REMOVAL FROM THE RANGE AND FORFEITURE OF MEMBERSHIP.
Once you’ve left the range, store firearms with no access by unauthorized persons.
Many factors must be considered when deciding where and how to store any type of firearm. A person’s particular situation will be a major part of this very important decision. Dozens of storage devices, as well as locking devices which attach directly to the firearm are available. However, mechanical locking devices, like the mechanical safeties built into firearms, can fail and should not be used as a substitute for safe handling and the observance of all firearm safety rules.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT CERTAIN TYPES OF FIREARMS AND MANY SHOOTING ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF RANGE SHOOTING REQUIRE FURTHER SAFETY INITIATIVES.