SAN MATEO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE RANGE USE BY THE PUBLIC
THE RANGE MASTER HAS FINAL AUTHORITY AND MAY INSPECT ANY FIREARM OR AMMUNITION USED ON THE RANGE.
SHOOTERS ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE IT IS THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW IF THEY ARE LEGALLY ABLE TO POSSESS A FIREARM.
IF THE RANGEMASTER OBSERVES THAT YOU ARE UNABLE TO HIT THE PAPER TARGET OR CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE RANGE YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE PREMISES.
RANGE SAFETY OFFICERS
• Range Safety Officers (RSOs) are present and recognizable by their red jacket with the words “RANGE SAFETY OFFICER” printed on them.
• RSOs are present to ensure all safety procedures are followed and help you if they are able. They have full authority over the range and its operation.
• You must follow RSO instructions or you will be asked to leave the Range.
• A Public Address will signal the end of a shooting session or to signal the presence of extreme danger.
• When you hear, CEASE FIRE, UNLOAD, AND BENCH YOUR FIREARM, this means that all ammunition must be removed from the firearm, the magazine removed or the feed tube emptied, if so equipped, and the action either open or locked back with an empty chamber flag inserted. Then, step away from the bench and stand behind the red safety line.
• When you hear RANGE IS COLD, stay behind the red safety line. No person may approach or touch their firearm or the contents on their bench. Ask RSOs to retrieve any item from your bench.
• Only RSOs may proceed downrange to hang and retrieve targets.
• When you hear RANGE IS HOT, firearms may be handled, reloaded, packed, unpacked, or fired.
• Eye and ear protection is mandatory for everyone, whether shooter or not, who is at the Range. No eye or ear protection is available for sale, and you will be asked to leave if you don’t have proper “Eyes and Ears”.
• Chamber flag for every firearm
• Valid photo ID (whether you are a shooter or an observer)
• All shooting is done at 100 yards only with rifles only.
• All firearms must have an aiming device; otherwise, you cannot shoot it at this range.
• No shotguns or muzzleloaders allowed.
• No handguns of any caliber allowed.
• No calibers large than .45.
• Possession or use of any illegal firearms constitute a violation of law and appropriate action may take place.
• Rifles, pistols, and registered assault rifles transported on and off the range must be unloaded and in a secure container that is fully enclosed.
• Pistol and registered assault rifle containers must be locked.
HANDLING OF FIREARMS
• Rapid fire is not allowed. One shot every 2 seconds.
• Cross-firing or diagonal shooting onto a different target is not allowed.
• Always keep the gun muzzle pointed downrange or in a safe direction.
• Keep your finger off the trigger (out of the trigger guard) until your sights are on your target and you are ready to fire.
• Shooters must understand range commands issued in English or have an interpreter with them at all times while in the shooting area.
• New Shooters: people who have never fired a rifle (or persons unfamiliar with firearms they intend to discharge) must be accompanied by and coached by an experienced shooter or instructor. Consider taking instruction from a professional to become a safe and proficient shooter.
• Casing and uncasing of firearms must be done at your shooting bench.
• Store firearms, cases, and ammo under your assigned shooting bench.
• Firearm loading and unloading must be performed on your bench with the firearm pointed downrange. Do not load/reload anywhere away from a bench. There will be no handling of firearms behind the firing line, during a cold range or when anyone is downrange.
• Loaded firearms are not to be left unattended. If you have to use a bathroom, unload your firearm, place a visible chamber flag and leave it at the station. The Range and RSOs are not responsible for your firearm or personal property.
• If you have more than one shooter and only one gun, leave the gun at the bench and change shooters. Do not pass any uncased firearm from one shooting bench to another.
• No armor piercing, steel core, bi-metal, or tracer ammunition allowed
• Any firearm and/or ammunition on the Range may be checked by a Range Safety Officer at any time.
• Shooters dropping ammo or other objects in front of the firing line are required to leave them on the ground until cold range is signaled. As long as your firearm(s) muzzle is pointed downrange, you may pick up items dropped behind the firing line while the range is hot.
• No live ammo or misfired ammo is to be placed in the trash cans. Notify an RSO and hand them misfired ammo for disposal.
GUESTS & BEHAVIOR
• Range use by the public is by Online Reservation Only using the San Mateo Sheriff’s Department Reservation system.
• All shooters and observers must submit a completed waiver online to be on premises.
• Anyone participating in horseplay, disruptive behavior or language that is considered to be loud, abusive, or profane will be asked to leave the premises
• Children anywhere on the property must be supervised by an adult and wear hearing protection in the vicinity of shooting activities.
• Dogs (other than service dogs) are not allowed on range property.
• No one under 12 years old may shoot (except rifles in the junior club and hunters safety class) unless accompanied by adult and with a consent form signed by the accompanying adult. Over 12 year olds must have a signed consent form from a parent or guardian, stating that the range is not responsible for any accidents they may have while at the range.
• Deliberate shooting at any part of the Range Structure constitutes vandalism and appropriate legal and/or civil action could take place.
MAKE A RESERVATION
1 ) Book a reservation By using this BOOK A RESERVATION link, you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree to the above rules and regulations (ie. This range is rifles only.)