Fielding B. Hall Range



The BRRC range is located in a box canyon just beyond the end of Paradise Ranch Road in Castaic, California.




Range Rules

Eye and ear protection must be worn by all people that are in the vicinity of any shooting.


Basic Rules of Firearms Safety Shall Be Observed At All Times
1. Always treat a gun as if it were loaded.
2. Keep the gun pointed in a safe direction at all times.
3. Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
4. Know your target, its surroundings, and what lies beyond it.
5. No shooting if you have consumed alcohol or any other judgment impairing substance.

Safe Firearms Handling
6. Guns on the firing line CANNOT BE HANDLED OR TOUCHED at ANY TIME while people are down range.
7. Guns must be unloaded until in a designated shooting area and it is safe to shoot.
8. Guns shall have their actions open when not shooting. Use an empty chamber indicator (ECI) and keep your action visible for inspection by your neighbors. Exceptions are holstered pistols and revolvers carried on your person.
9. Unless shooting, keep removable magazines separated from fireams including "fixed" ones that require a tool.
10. Keep ammunition separated from firearms except at your firing point.
11. Communicate with other shooters on the line.

Administration and Record Keeping
12. All BRRC members are expected to know the range rules and follow them.
13. Members bringing guests to BRRC will conduct a safety briefing with their guests and familiarize them with the range rules prior to shooting.
14. An $8.00 per person day range fee will be charged all non-members who shoot. It is the responsibility of each member to collect the range fee from their guests and forward them to the BRRC P.O. Box.
15. All non-member visitors to the range must sign a cope of the ACKNOWLEDGEMENT of RISK, RELEASE & INDEMNITY AGREEMENT before participating in or observing range activities. This form is available on the www.brrc.org website. A form for each guest must accompany the range fee for every visit by the non-member.
16. Non-member visitors to the range may participate in club shooting activities, but, only in activities supervised and conducted by club members.
17. No hunting on the range or the leased U.S. Forest Service land.
18. No shooting of snakes, with the possible exception of rattlesnakes whrn they create a direct hazard to people. In the event it is necessary to shoot a rattlesnake, care shall be taken to ensure that no person or property is endangered by the shot. The head of the rattlesnake shall be buried.
19. All members and their guests will observe the posted speed limits on the Paradise Ranch. The maximum speed limit on any BRRC range road is 10 MPH.
20. No off-road motorcycle or ATV riding on the range.
21. No smoking except in designated designated areas. Designated areas are those that have been cleared of all flammable mterials; i.e., firing lines and picnic areas.
22. There will be no consumption of alcoholic beverages on any of the firing lines when the range is open for shooting. Persons who have consumed any amount of alcohol at any time during the day are not allowed to shoot until the following day, no exceptions.

Range Operations
23. There is always a Range Safety Officer (RSO) even if you are alone.
24. All Club sponsored shooting related activities shall be supervised by a BRRC RSO.
25. During recreational shooting, the left most shooter is the designated RSO unless a club line officer is present. The RSO is responsible for (1) Declaring the range hot or cold, (2) Inspecting firearms for safe condition when going cold and (3) Monitoring all shooters on the firing line to ensure safe firearms handling.
26. All commands of any designated Range Safety Officer are to be obeyed instantly.
27. Before going hot, all people must be behind the firing line and it is safe to shoot. The range must be loudly called “HOT” before handling firearms or commencing fire.
28. No one is allowed forward of the firing line once the range is hot.
29. The RSO is responsible for monitoring the safe conduct of all shooters on the line while the line is hot.
30. Regardless, everyone is equally responsible for safety; anyone can call a “CEASE FIRE” if they observe an unsafe condition.
31. Before going cold or clear, all guns must be unloaded and benched/grounded with actions open and pointing down-range (or holstered, or set in a rack with actions open).
32. The range must be loudly called “CLEAR” or “COLD” before anyone may proceed down range.
33. All firearms shall be benched or holstered when anyone is down range. ABSOLUTELY NO HANDLING OF FIREARMS ON THE FIRING LINE when anyone is down range. If sufficient persons are present, the RSO shall designate a watcher to ensure no firearms are handled while persons are down range.
34. Other transport and movement. Firearms in a demonstrably safe condition may be transported between a vehicle and an assembly area or between assembly areas on different ranges when people are down range. The firearm must be immedialy grounded or placed in a rack upon arrival at the assembly ara and may not be brought to the firing line until the range it will be used on is declared HOT by the RSO.
35. Designated shooting areas are:
(a) 25 yard pistol ranges;
(b) 100 yard general purpose range;
(c) 200/300/600/1000 yard high power rifle range; and
(d) shotgun/50 yard range.
Under special circumstances, the Range Safety Officer may, as required, designate additional shooting areas.
36. All shooting must be into the impact areas for each range. No shooting at random targets, e.g., rocks, trees, etc. No shooting at glass containers. Each shooter is responsible for retrieving and properly disposing of used targets, brass, and shotgun hulls.
37. Use of the following types of ammunition is prohibited: tracers, incendiary, explosive, and steel-core/armor piercing ammunition. Further, high damage energy rounds such as .50 BMG shall not be shot at any club steel targets.

Definitions:
• The firing line is the area on a range roughly 10 feet in depth from which people conduct live fire.
• The assembly area is the area behind the firing line where firearms are placed before moving them to the firing line. Firearms in the assembly area must be in a demonstrably safe condition.
• A firearm is considered demonstrably safe when it is unloaded, the action is open, and any magazine is removed. The use of an “empty chamber indicator (ECI)” is recommended as a visual indicator that the firearm is unloaded and the action open. ECI's are available from the club for $1.00 each. Note that a firearm inside a case must also be in a safe condition.

Members or guests who violate these range rules may be requested to stop shooting, leave the range, or both. Any member who feels threatened or intimidated by the unsafe conduct of others is requested to report this to the BRRC Board of Directors.



PUBLIC NOTICE: The BRRC range is private facility for the use of club members and their guests. Due to insurance and liability reasons, it is not open to the public except during organized competitions supervised by a BRRC Range Safety Officer. There is no provision for, and the facility is not available for, unaccompanied use by the general public. The facility is strictly for the recreational use. No commercial use of any kind is allowed at BRRC. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office has access to the propery and conducts regular patrols. Trespassers will be prosecuted.




DIRECTIONS TO THE RANGE

From the Los Angeles area,

Take I-405 North

Transition to I-5 North. Follow I-5 North past Magic Mountain, Castaic Junction and proceed up the grade towards Tejon Pass

Exit at Templin Highway.

Proceed East on Templin Highway approximatelty 75 feet.

Turn Left onto Paradise Ranch Road

At the fork, take the the Right road (not the one going into the trailer park)

Follow the road generally under the power lines.

When the "pavement" ends, continue onto the dirt road veering left to proceed deeper into the canyon.

You will pass a bar gate which is the outer gate to BRRC. (Gate has a combination lock. Will be opened by a club official for certain events.)

Continue deeper into the valley on the dirt road, again generally following the power lines.

You will reach a chain link fence. This is the entrance to BRRC. (This gate also has a combination lock. Ditto.)