NOTE: These standardized safety rules have been adopted by the ACJA-LAE Executive
Board as policy for National and Regional Association -sponsored Firearms Competitions.
- Eye and ear protection will be worn on the firing line during all firing; there are
- No food or drinks will be allowed on the firing line. No alcoholic beverages will
be allowed on the range, nor shall
anyone involved in the firearms competition consume alcoholic beverages during the
eight-hour period immediately
preceding the beginning of the firearms competition. In the case when the Safety Meeting
takes place on the
same day as the competition, the beginning of the meeting shall be construed as the
beginning of the competition.
- Pay strict attention to the Range Officers while on the firing line. Do not anticipate
the range commands as called
by the Range Safety Officer.
- No loaded weapons will be allowed on the range other than on the firing line; weapons
will only be loaded on the
firing line, and only after the proper commands have been given.
- All weapons will remain in holsters or carrying cases until the shooters are on the
firing line and ready to fire.
Weapons will be pointed down-range at all times when not in a holster or carrying
- No dry firing will be allowed without the consent of the Range Safety Officer.
- All firing will be conducted from the "Low Ready" position, with the weapon pointed
at the ground at an angle of 45
degrees in front of the shooter, down-range with the finger off the trigger (Indexed).
Weapons will remain holstered
until the command "load your firearm, bring it to battery, decock or engage the safety,
and assume the low ready
position," is given by the Range Officer.
- Only the shooter called to fire will be allowed on the firing line (i.e. no coaches).
- Shooters should report to the firing line when called, with all equipment necessary
to fire the course; shooters will
not delay the start of a relay by tardiness. Tardy shooters will be required to wait
until the next available open
- There will be a safety inspection of all weapons prior to going on the firing line.
Weapons determined to be unsafe
will not be allowed on the range.
- Final decision regarding the safety of a weapon will be made by the Range Master or
- Strict discipline must be maintained on the range. Carelessness cannot and will not
be tolerated. Violation of any
of the above rules, or the commission of any other act considered by the Range Officers
to be unsafe, may result
in immediate disqualification and removal from the range.
- All decisions of the Range Master are final and are not subject to appeal.
Each competitor must sign a copy of these rules indicating s/he has read andunderstands
each of the above safety rules. No shooter will be allowed to competeuntil this signed
statement is received by the Range Master. Each competitor musthave their copy of
said statement and their Release of Liability Form in theirpossession at the time
of the competition, or they will not be allowed to compete.
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