25m Barrack Ranges

GENERIC FIRER’S BRIEF FOR KINGSBURY/WHITTINGTON 25m BARRACK RANGES (For Garlands Range apply from “On The Range” Downwards). Any changes or additions will be advised by the RCOs on the shoot day.

GENERAL

Start time will be generally be 09:00 (13:00 for PM Shoots). Briefings and duties will be allocated by the RCO on arrival.

Please ensure that you sign in when you arrive and before you shoot.

The toilet block is located on “B” range south east of the range warden’s building on Kingsbury and behind the target store at Whittington. Whittington’s car park is at the top of the lane to the right on the grass area for range 5 and on the right of the road abeam ranges  for 3 & 4. Our shooting details will finish by 12:30 (16:00 for PM Shoots).

COURSE OF FIRE

Shooting will normally be from 4 firing positions at 25m. Only 25m will be available for shooting from the prone position. Other distances and configurations may be available. Black powder pistols may be used from these positions. This will be advised on the day during the verbal brief. No HME firearms or ammunition will be permitted nor will the use of  L.B.P./L.B.R.s without shoulder stocks. Shotguns are not permitted.

DUTIES

Duties for the day will be as follows:

1. First aiders are responsible for collecting/checking and returning the first aid kit to the RCO.

2. Safety Supervisors (and coaches if required). Liaise with duty RCO.

ON THE RANGE

Ear defenders must be worn at all times. Firearms must be sleeved, have the magazine removed (if possible), the bolt removed or bolt open with a safety flag fitted until you are forward on the firing point.

Aiming or dry firing is not permitted without the express permission of the RCO and then only on the firing point down an allocated lane.

NO kit on the firing point until advised to do so by the duty RCO. The RCO will advise you to “Move forward and prepare to shoot”. (You may prime detached magazines at this point). The command “but do not load” may be given if circumstances dictate. Ensure you are pointing your firearm down your lane and sighted on your target but do not load until cleared to do so. “You are cleared to load, make ready and fire at your target ahead” will then be given. No cross lane firing is permitted.

When the firing point has been cleared of all shooters the RCO will clear you forward to fit, change or remove your paper targets. Use the tracks to the side of the range to achieve this. At all times remain clear of the firing point and do not handle firearms when firers are down range.

N.B. If you encounter a misfire (or a malfunction) keep your firearm pointing down your lane at your target and parallel to the ground,raise your arm to call for assistance. Do not attempt to clear a misfire until you have waited 30 seconds or more. Misfired rounds showing an indentation on the primer must not be reloaded and must be removed from the range on departure.

EMERGENCY STOP

If the command “STOP-STOP-STOP” is given, stop shooting IMMEDIATELY, THEN DO NOTHING (even if your bolt is closed on a live round) and, with fingers clear of the firing mechanism, AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS from the RCO. Anyone who sees a dangerous or potentially dangerous situation can call “STOP-STOP-STOP!”.

END OF DETAIL

Ensure that your firearm is properly cleared by your coach, safety supervisor or/and the duty RCO.

Remove all your equipment, expended and live rounds (including misfires) from the firing point. Assist in removing the target boards to the target shed and rake the butt sand upwards to even the sand. Lock the target shed and return the keys to the duty RCO.