Safety is everyone’s responsibility! Keep it simple, keep it safe!
Always follow the Texas Gun Club S. A. F. E Principle.
S = SAFE DIRECTION – Always keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction. Never point it at yourself, a body part or anyone or anything that you are not willing to destroy.
A = ALWAYS LOADED – Always treat firearms as if they are loaded. Only you can declare a firearm safe. Never assume it’s unloaded. Physically & Visually Check.
F = FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER – Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to fire.
E= ENVIRONMENT – Know your target and beyond. Pay attention to your surroundings. You are responsible for your bullets.
Range Rules and Etiquette
Safety & Etiquette
- You and your guest must adhere to the S.A.F.E. Principle for Firearms Safety and follow the range rules and etiquette at all times.
- Eye and Ear protection must be worn at all times while on a live fire range.
- Open-toed shoes (flip-flops/sandals) are not allowed on the range. Close-toed shoes must be worn on the range at all times.
- In an emergency, you may hear, “Cease Fire, Cease Fire, Cease Fire”. Stop shooting immediately and await further instructions.
- Follow the instructions of Range Personnel at all times.
- ALL firearms must be in a case, a range bag, or properly holstered until you are in your assigned shooting position.
- Never un-holster or uncase a firearm for recreational shooting anywhere other than at an assigned shooting point.
- Load firearms only on the firing line bench.
- Only one (1) firearm may be fired at a time per assigned shooting lane.
- Shoot only at the target in your assigned lane or course of fire.
- Do not exchange firearms hand to hand. Firearms must be placed on the bench when switching shooters.
- No one is permitted forward of the shooting line without Range Staff approval.
- Firearm cleaning is not permitted unless otherwise directed by management. Our Gunsmith Shop is available for firearm maintenance and cleaning.
- Notify the staff if you want to keep your brass. We will provide you with a bag of brass equal to the caliber and number of rounds shot so you do not have to pick up brass from the floor. You may keep any brass that lands on the shooting table. The use of a brass catcher is permitted.
- Only authorized targets may be used on our range. Please ask our staff if you plan to use a target other than those provided by Texas Gun Club.
- Make sure the area is safe around you before picking up items off the floor. Never pick up items that have fallen under or forward of the shooting bench.
- Food, drink, tobacco products (including snuff, chewing tobacco or vaporizers) are not allowed on the range at any time.
- You are not permitted to handle firearms, ammunition or shoot on a Texas Gun Club range while under the influence of any drugs, narcotics or alcohol. (You may be denied entry if a staff member smells alcohol or drugs or observes behavior consistent with someone under the influence.)
- Shooting firearms is inherently dangerous and you assume all risk. Pregnant women, anyone with poor health or seizure disorders, may not use our range without a specific release from their physician and do so at their own risk.
- Always follow local, state and federal laws and ordinances.
- Do not leave the firing line with a firearm that has not been cleared and made safe.
- Repeat safety violators who refuse to correct unsafe behavior or undergo training will be asked to leave.
New or Inexperienced Shooters
- Ask for assistance if you are unsure of how to safely operate a firearm. A short 15-minute familiarization course is available for $25 per 2 people.
- At least one guest per lane party must demonstrate safe firearms handling skills prior to shooting on our range. If you are inexperienced, unsure, or new to the shooting sports, you must take our short familiarization class.
- Most handguns and rifles up to 2700 fps are authorized. (Please call ahead if you have questions)
- Shotguns are permitted. (See Ammunition Restrictions)
- Air Guns/Rifles are permitted.
- Full-automatic firearms are available for rent and allowed at the discretion of the Range Safety Team.
- NFA firearms and accessories are permitted so long as they comply with all local, state and federal laws. You may be asked to show proper paperwork for NFA items.
- Black powder muzzle loading firearms are currently NOT permitted.
- Ammunition must be approved by the Sporting Arms and Ammunitions Manufacturer’s Institute (SAAMI).
- Reloaded ammunition is only permitted if approved by the Range Master or General Manager.
- We are a BRASS ONLY RANGE.
- You must purchase ammunition from Texas Gun Club when renting or using our firearms.
- Hollow Point Ammunition is acceptable so long as it meets other restrictions.
- For Shotguns, only slugs and #4 Buck Shot or larger may be fired.
PROHIBITED AMMUNITION – The following ammunition is never permitted at Texas Gun Club.
- Armor piercing or penetrating ammunition.
- Steel or Aluminum Jacketed, Steel Shot, Steel Core Bullets. (If it sticks to a magnet, it’s not permitted)
- Tracer, Incendiary, Gas, or Explosive Ammunition
Advanced Skills & Tactical Training
- Shooting after presentation from the holster is permitted only by those who are certified by Texas Gun Club management.
- Only approved holsters may be used. (External, strong-side belt holsters). See a staff member for details.
- If you experience a firearm or ammunition malfunction that you cannot resolve, place the firearm on the bench and see assistance from our range safety team.
- All negligent discharges must be reported immediately.
- All firearms and ammunition are subject to safety inspections. Management reserves the right to prohibit the use of any firearm or ammunition.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY REQUIRED
- All persons utilizing the range are required to receive, understand and sign the rules, regulations and disclaimer and waiver of liability notice.
- Guests who are only observing must also sign the waiver prior to entering the range.
- Guest under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who must sign the waiver and accept liability on their behalf.
- You must be twenty-one (21) years of age to rent a firearm or a shooting lane by yourself.
- Active Duty Military Members at least 18 years of age may rent a lane without another responsible adult being present. (Must show Active Duty ID)
- Any responsible adult may accompany a person who is at least twelve (12) years of age and less than twenty-one (21) years of age.
- Minors who are at least seven (7) and not yet twelve (12) years of age must be accompanied by their own parent or legal guardian to be allowed on the live-fire range.
- Minors who are less than seven (7) years of age are not allowed on a live-fire range.
Damage, Theft and Vandalism Prevention
- Be cautious of leaving firearms in your vehicle. Thieves often watch parking lots of high-value activities such as banks, gun stores, etc.
- You are financially responsible for any damage to lights, baffles, carriers or any other property or equipment at Texas Gun Club.
- If it is determined that the damage was intentional, you may be subject to suspension, eviction and/or civil or criminal prosecution.
Have fun, any day on the range is a good day!