Last Revision: March 2, 2015 by action of the Executive Committee

Regulations

  1. Introduction The Johnson Family Marksmanship Center is wholly owned and operated by the Bismarck-Mandan Rifle and Pistol Association for their members and to certified non-members.
  2. Definitions
    1. Association: Shall be the Bismarck-Mandan Rifle and Pistol Association.
    2. Executive Committee: Shall consist of the current officers and the Chairpersons of the active Committees as directed by the Association’s Membership.
    3. Range Manager: Shall be appointed by the Executive Committee. Shall manage and oversee the schedule, operation and development of the Johnson Family Marksmanship Center.
    4. Range Safety Officer(s) (RSO): Shall consist of members in good standing that have been designated by the Range Manager.
    5. Range Qualification: Shall consist of a class and executed release for members and non members.
    6. Safety Check: Operational visual and mechanical checks of a firearm.
  3. General
    1. The Johnson Family Marksmanship Center’s use and its privileges shall be granted to the members of the Bismarck-Mandan Rifle and Pistol Association, their guests and the general public upon completion of a certification.
    2. The Johnson Family Marksmanship Center’s use and privileges may be revoked from any certified member or non member for violating any rules set forth in this manual. Dues will not be refunded. The Executive Committee can revoke range certifications of members and non members.
    3. Prior to using the Facility all individuals shall have completed a Johnson Family Marksmanship Center Certification, unless participating in a scheduled match.

Range Operations Manual

  1. Operations Manual
    1. This Operations Manual shall detail the requirements for use of the Johnson Family Marksmanship Center.
  2. Firearm Requirements
    1. All firearms brought to this indoor range shall be in a good safe working order.
    2. Any firearm brought to this indoor range may be inspected at any time by an RSO.
    3. Any firearm deemed unsafe by a RSO shall be secured and removed from this indoor range.
    4. No fully automatic firing shall be permitted in the indoor range.
    5. All firearms not being used on a firing line shall be unloaded, with the action open and pointed downrange.
    6. All firearms brought to the indoor range shall be unloaded and housed in a case or box.
    7. All concealed weapons will stay concealed.
  3. Cartridge Requirements
    1. Permitted calibers include all rimfires and all traditional handgun calibers up to and including the .45 calibers, not exceeding 750 foot pounds. Examples of those likely to exceed 750 foot pounds would be factory or hot loaded .41 and .44 magnum calibers. Please hand load these to lower limits and they will be allowed.
    2. Handguns firing standard high velocity loads in the various .17 caliber centerfire and larger rifle calibers are not allowed. High velocity centerfire rifle calibers such as .223, .308 and 7 mm magnum are not permitted.
    3. No full auto, no shotguns, no armor piercing and no tracer rounds.
  4. General Range Rules
    1. All pistols and rifles will be unloaded with their actions open when not in use on the indoor range.
    2. All pistols and rifles will be pointed downrange and the user will never point the muzzle at themselves or another person. Special attention is required when opening semi auto pistol slides. Recommended procedure is to turn 90 degrees (CW for a RH shooter) to acquire the leverage required to open and lock the slide while keeping the muzzle pointed downrange.
    3. All pistols and rifles shooters will keep their finger off of the trigger until they are ready to shoot.
    4. Only paper and cardboard targets shall be allowed and targets will be placed on the approved range target holder in such a way that the bullet impact will not damage the holder and will impact into the bullet trap.
    5. Shooters will assess their skill level and ask for help if they are not sure their fired rounds will impact into the bullet trap.
    6. Bullet must impact into the bullet trap as opposed to impacting onto the floor, ceiling baffles or walls.
    7. No “live” or “dud” ammunition shall be left at the indoor range.
    8. All shooters shall police their area after firing by removing all brass.
    9. No controlled substances or alcoholic beverages shall be permitted prior to or during use of the indoor range. Persons deemed impaired, shall be directed to leave the range and the appropriate authorities notified.
    10. Any person deemed to be unsafe or unruly shall be directed to leave the indoor range.
    11. All shooters and spectators should wear eye and ear protection when in the firing range.
    12. All members and non members are responsible for complying with all Federal, State and local laws in transporting firearms and ammunition to and from the indoor range.
    13. During a scheduled match all other firing lines on the indoor range shall be shut down, unless the RSO so designates them to be open. If other firing lines are open they shall also come under the control of the RSO.
    14. In order to minimize any potential lead contamination, all persons should wash their hands after leaving the range.
    15. No handling of firearms other than on the firing line or the designated safe area.
  5. Firing Line Rules
    1. All pistols and rifles will be unloaded with magazines out and the actions open and pointed downrange when not in use on the indoor range.
    2. All pistols and rifles will be pointed downrange as possible and the user will never point the muzzle at themselves or another person.
    3. All pistols and rifles shooters will keep their finger off of the trigger until they are ready to shoot.
    4. Targets will be placed on the target holder in such a way that the bullet impact will not damage the holder and will impact into the bullet trap.
    5. No one shall walk or move in front of the firing line for any reason during live fire.
    6. At the command “Cease Fire”, all firearms on the line shall be immediately unloaded and made safe, with empty chamber indicator.
    7. In addition to being clear, firearms shall not be handled or even touched when people are downrange.
    8. While shooting, one foot should be placed on the red line.
  6. Personal Behavior
    1. The use of loud and abusive language is not allowed.
    2. Since this is a family orientated facility, clothing should be appropriate.
    3. Use of alcohol or controlled substances prior to or during use of a range is prohibited.
  7. Range Manager
    1. Shall maintain a schedule of events for the indoor range.
    2. Shall appoint an RSO for matches.
  8. Range Safety Officer (RSO)
    1. When a match is being held the RSO shall be in charge of all aspects of the range to insure safety to all persons at the indoor range.
    2. The RSO shall open and close the indoor range.
    3. The RSO shall not leave the indoor range without appointing a qualified RSO.
    4. The RSO shall be empowered to remove any persons deemed unsafe or exhibiting bad behavior from the indoor range.
    5. The RSO may administer firearm checks to insure safety.
  9. Range Session Usage Fees
    The cost per person for each session of evening or daytime shooting shall be $5.00 for members, $12.00 per session for non members. Juniors that are currently signed up for the Bismarck-Mandan Rifle and Pistol Association’s Junior Marksmanship Program may fire at no additional cost during an evening session, provided there are firing points available. Season passes are available at the cost of $100.00 per year for individual members and $125.00 per year for a family membership. For first time shooters, after being certified, the shooting session is free. This free session is good only if used on the same day as the certification.
  10. Membership Fees
    The membership fee for a current member of the Bismarck-Mandan Rifle and Pistol Association shall be $200.00 per calendar year. Family memberships shall be $225.00 per calendar year. Members completing at least 8 hours of volunteer labor for the Association will have their membership fee reduced by $100 the following year.