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Club Bylaws & Rules

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Gen Club Rules

General Club Rules

Revised March 9, 2020

Effective April 3, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.

1. Any persons violating the rules and regulations shall be expelled from the grounds and may lose their membership privileges.


2. Persons who deliberately damage club property shall forfeit their membership, or guest privileges, and shall be held responsible for all damage. The Executive Board shall notify legal authorities when appropriate.

3. The entrance gate MUST be closed and locked when the last member leaves the grounds.


4. Any member and guest using either the indoor or the outdoor facilities must complete the Log Book. Information to be recorded: member number, printed name, signature, date, time of arrival, time of departure, and any unusual occurrence or damage observed.


5. In the absence of Executive Board members or other appointed officials, the senior member on the premises will automatically be the Chief Range Officer and will execute his or her authority to enforce all safety rules.

6. Loaded firearms shall only be handled at a designated firing line.

7. Unloaded firearms shall only be handled at a designated safe area or designated firing line.


8. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.


9. Open fires are not allowed on the premises without Executive Board authorization.


10. Members should ask strangers to show proof of membership. Non-members are only allowed on the premises as guests of members and must be accompanied by that member who is responsible for the actions of the guest. Exception: Boylston Police Officers


11. Members and guests are responsible for cleaning up after themselves and share the responsibility of maintaining the premises. 12. When leaving the clubhouse sign the Log Book and make sure the door is locked.


13. Members' key fobs are not to be loaned to anyone.


14. The ranges may be closed by order of the Executive Officer for scheduled matches, work parties, safety classes, etc.


15. Members may bring no more than three (3) guests on the club grounds at any time. The guest(s) shall sign the logbook.


16. Members may not conduct any courses or training for a fee or other compensation on club grounds without the express written permission of the Executive Board.


17. Rules and Regulations are to be reviewed by the Executive Board annually or as required.

Genera Range Rules

General Range Rules - These rules apply to all ranges

Revised March 9, 2020

Effective April 3, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.

1. Treat all firearms as if they are loaded until you have personally assured otherwise.


2. Muzzles will be pointed downrange or, when in a safe area, in the designated direction at all times.


3. All shooters must keep fingers off the trigger until ready to shoot.


4. Check all barrels for obstructions before firing.


5. Actions are to be kept open except when firing, holstered, or cased.


6. Shooting is allowed from the firing line and down range only. Cross range firing is not allowed.


7. Upon hearing “Cease Fire” all shooters will open actions and will not handle firearms until an all clear signal is given or while anyone is forward of the firing line.


8. Anyone going down range must call “Cease Fire” and wait until all firearms are holstered or unloaded and made safe and grounded or benched (with the action open), boxed, or cased. No guns will be handled while personnel are down range.


9. Anyone observing an unsafe condition must call “Cease Fire”.


10. Shooting while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is strictly prohibited. “Drugs” includes any substance (legal or illegal) that impairs judgement or actions. Certain prescription and “over the counter” medications affect your ability to shoot safely. If in doubt, consult your physician or pharmacist.


11. Shooters will remove targets and spent casings before leaving the range.


12. All firearms must be cased, holstered, or field stripped until you are at a designated safe area or a designated firing line, which is not under a Cease Fire condition.

Indoor Range Rules

Indoor Range Rules

Revised March 9, 2020

Effective April 3, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.

1. The range door MUST be kept shut at all times.

2. Shooting is allowed on the indoor range at all times, except during matches, work parties, and other approved functions.


3. Use of the following is PROHIBITED:

  • Armor piercing, tracer, and incendiary ammunition

  • Center fire ammunition greater than 500 S&W

    • Allows use of 44 Magnum, 454 Casull and S&W 500 Magnum

    • All jacketed and hollow point ammunition is allowed

  • ​Shotguns and shot shells of any type or caliber including handgun

  • Center fire rifles (22 caliber of all types are allowed)

  • Fully automatic guns

  • 17 caliber

4. Eye and ear protection must be worn by all shooters and spectators during firing.

5. Paper targets only. Silhouette targets must be at the impact end of the range.


6. Shooting at target carriers, lights, bottles, cans, ceiling, walls, or floor is strictly prohibited.


7. Quick draw & combat shooting are prohibited unless shooter(s) are alone on the first floor.

  • Note: these activities must cease when someone enters the building and have been made aware and agree with continuing these activities.

8. Always bring gun up from bench, not from ceiling down.

  • Note: the goal here is to avoid directing any muzzles at the roof.

9. The firing line shall be the 50 foot mark. (Exceptions: see item 11)


10. There shall be no smoking anywhere in the clubhouse

11. Exceptions require prior approval via an Event Safety Plan filed with the Executive Board

Outdoor Range

Outdoor Range Rules

Revised March 9, 2020

Effective April 3, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.

1. Shooting hours for the outdoor range are:

Weekdays & Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to Sunset

Sundays & Holidays 12:00 noon to Sunset

Holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, U.S. Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

a. The Sunday and Holiday shooting restriction shall not apply to archery.

b. No type of exploding arrows shall be used.

c. During these hours any or all of the outdoor ranges may be closed for maintenance

2. Use of the following is PROHIBITED:

  • Rifled barrels larger than .58 Calibers. (Does not apply to rifled shotgun barrels)

  • Shotgun barrels larger than 10 gauge.

  • Tracer or incendiary ammunition.

  • Exploding targets, fireworks, or other explosives.

  • Cannons, mortars, or destructive devices.


3. All firing must be directed downrange and within the vertical and horizontal limits of the backstop.


4. Eye and ear protection must be worn by all shooters and spectators during firing.


5. Shooting at paper, clay, or steel targets is preferred. Clay pigeons, cans, plastic bottles, and bowling pins as targets are permitted. All targets must be removed from the range when finished.

  • Glass, porcelain, ceramic or exploding targets are prohibited. Rocks as targets constitute a serious danger from fragmentation and ricochet and shall not be used.


6. Shooting at buildings, benches, signs, etc. is prohibited and may lead to criminal prosecution.


7. Climbing on any berms is prohibited. Targets may be placed on the berm in the impact area.


8. No one should climb the rifle range backstop unless a cease-fire has been called on both outdoor ranges. Note: This is directed at shooters who place targets, such as clay pigeons, on the rifle range impact area.


9. Firing of fully automatic firearms requires the following notifications and approval:

  1. Any Executive Board member via email prior to the day of the shoot.

  2. The Boylston Police on the day of the shoot. (508-869-2453)

10. No vehicles are allowed on any range unless authorized by the Executive Board or their designee.

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