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24669 Pohlman Road
Delphos, OH 45833

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BSRPC Range Rules

Greetings! I just wanted to remind everyone that ALL members are required to attend a mandatory range safety meeting to have access to the range. These meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 12:00 noon. If this time does not fit into your schedule, please contact one of the club trustees to arrange a time that will work for you. Sincerely yours, Jim Harlan, Club President.

  1. BSR&P CLUB MEMBERSHIPS are a family membership which includes the primary member, the primary member's spouse and their children under 18 years of age.
  2. CHILDREN UNDER 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  3. Members are responsible to lock the gates when your the last one out them .
  4. Members are responsible to KEEP THE RANGE CLEAN. This includes picking/sweeping up your spent brass, removing your targets from downrange, and putting any garbage or trash in the provided trash receptacles.
  5. Members may bring a guest three (3) times per year before they are required to join the club. Non-members may attend and participate in any scheduled match.
  6. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES are permitted at the range.
  7. The range is open to all members and the public for all scheduled shooting matches and events.
  8. ABSOLUTELY NO SHOOTING is permitted on any part of the range when:

    1. Another person is down-range.
    2. The farmers are working in the adjacent fields.
    3. Range maintenance is in progress or when city work is in progress behind the range.
    4. The Range Master calls for a "Cease Fire".
    5. The warning system is activated. (The person who activated the warning system is responsible to shut it down when it is safe to resume shooting.)
  9. All Firearms MUST BE EMPTY AND AT REST while another person is down range.
  10. ALL LOADED FIREARMS MUST be pointed in a safe direction down-range at all times.
  11. EYE & EAR PROTECTION should be worn at all times when on the firing line.
  12. Bottles, cans, computers, fire extinguishers and other garbage ARE NOT PERMITTED to be used as targets. Only paper targets placed on the provided target stands are permitted.
  13. Rigid Steel targets ARE NOT permitted due to the proximity of the new water treatment facility and the possibility of ricochets.
  14. NO SHOOTING of less than fifty (50) yards is permitted on the rifle range. Use only the pistol range for short-range shooting.
  15. NO PRACTICE OR OTHER SHOOTING is permitted during scheduled matches without permission from the Range Officer running the match.
  16. Always be courteous, but don't hesitate to point out the RANGE RULES to anyone who is not abiding by them.
  17. COMMON SENSE must be used where rules are lacking.
  18. ANNUAL DUES are due every January. The gate combination will changed the first week of March.
  19. No 50 BMG , Full Auto weapons or Explosive Targets are allowed at the range



Common Sense On The Range

As of April 10th, 2010 there are NO steel targets or steel target holders allowed on the range. The reason is to eliminate ricochets.

Anyone caught purposely damaging club property or misusing the range, will lose their membership and maybe prosecuted by law.

Post targets on the backing material between the 2x4's so the stands last longer.

Do not shoot posts or the new pvc target stand holders.

Nothing should be set on top of the posts or target stands to shoot at.

Do not drag items (trash) onto the range to shoot at.

Large caliber rifles do not belong on the pistol side of the range.

Clean up after yourself (meaning brass, Shotgun Hulls, empty ammo boxes and trash). If you destroy a target stand on the pistol side, either the frame broken or the backing board gone, replace it with a new one before leaving. Put the old one in the dumpster.

Brooms, rakes shovels, rolling magnet and dust pans are in the building for all to use. If trash cans are full they can be dumped in the dumpster. We have a hand cart in the building with straps to secure the can for hauling to the dumpster. The dumpster key is on a large green key chain hanging on the west wall in the building. Please lock the dumpster back up.

Reactive Self-sealing Targets

DO NOT SHOOT them with a shotgun, shot of any kind or slug.

DO NOT SHOOT them with machine gun fire.

When using a center fire rifle, only shoot targets 4-inch or smaller round targets or animal targets. Otherwise the targets will be ripped open like a knife went through them, per manufacturer.

Paper Targets , Staple Guns , Push Pins

Paper targets , staple guns and push pins are in the building for all members to use. We have various targets for both pistol and rifle use. Please put the staple guns back when finished.

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CCW Classes

The club is also used as a range for the state required live fire part of Ohio's CCW classes , offered by 3rd parties , if you are considering getting your CCW , we can put you in contact with a State Certified Instructor.

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4 Basic Rules of Gun Safety

  1. Always treat firearms like they are loaded. Always.
  2. Never point the muzzle at anything you are not willing to destroy.
  3. Always keep your finger outside the trigger guard until you are ready to shoot.
  4. Always be certain of your target and what's beyond it.

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Black Swamp Rifle & Pistol Club
24669 Pohlman Road 
Delphos, OH 45833
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