|Primary Member||Person joining Club by paying full Member dues. Must be 21 years of age or older and a Member of the NRA for the entire PSC Membership year that ends on June 30th;|
|Associate Member||Spouse of a Primary Member who attends New Member Orientation and pays a nominal Associate Member fee. Must be 21 years of age or older and a Member of the NRA for the entire PSC Membership year that ends on June 30th.|
|Family Member||The spouse (other than an Assoc. Member); and children of the Primary Member under age 21 years and living in the Primary Member’s home (age 23 if a full time college student);|
|“Cold" Range||All firearms must be unloaded unless on a “hot” range and then only when the shooter is cleared to fire. (See exception Safety Rule 1(A)&(B).)|
|“Safe” range||A range, cell or bay that has not been cleared for live fire;|
|“Hot” range||A range, cell or bay that has cleared for live fire;|
|Unloaded firearm||A handgun, rifle or shotgun with no ammunition anywhere in the gun;|
|Approved Instructor||An instructor that has been vetted by the PSC Board and whose name is listed on the PSC Approved Instructor;|
|Range Officer (RO)||A Member who have been approved by the PSC Board or its designee to serve as a Club Range Officer;|
|On-Duty RO||A Range Officer working under the direction of the PSC Board Member responsible for the Club RO Program;|
|ARO||“Acting Range Officer” A Member who is serving as a temporary Range Officer for a pistol bay or cell, or on Range 1, 3 or 4.|
DAILY OPERATION V. MATCHES & EVENTS
Club Safety Rules and Administrative Rules are set out below. They apply to all Members and their guests at all times except during matches, programs and special events approved by the Board. Those sanctioned events often operate under different temporary rules and guidelines. For example, during USPSA and IDPA matches, pistol caliber carbines can be used in pistol bays other than Bay B. Steel targets are often used for the Juniors Program. Do not be confused by these special rules. They apply only under specific conditions and under the watchful eye of Safety Officers for these matches, program and events.
Club Safety Rules
- PSC is a “cold range,” except persons noted in 1(A) & (B) below can carry a loaded handgun;
A. Peace officers in uniform or displaying their agency badge; or
B. People with a Texas License to Carry a Handgun Licensees with their loaded handguns concealed or openly;
C. Peace officers and LTCs wanting to shoot their carry guns must follow the cold range rules.
- Except as set out in 2(E) below, when not firing, all firearms must be made safe by unloading them and:
- Handguns must be on a bench or table with the action open, or placed in a holster with the action closed, the hammer down and no magazine in the gun. NOTE: Horizontal shoulder holsters are prohibited for use with loaded handguns;
- Rifles must be either:
1) Placed in a rifle rack with the action open; or
2) Left on the bench with the action open, magazine removed, bolt removed (bolt action rifle only) and a chamber flag in the rifle;
- Shotguns must be placed in a rack.
- Applicable to all ranges, rifles and pistols: When a range is declared "safe," no one may handle any firearms. All shooters should step back from the benches.
- During sanctioned matches and training classes, firearms as to be made safe as directed by the Match Director or Approved Instructor.
- Eye & ear protection must be worn by shooters and spectator at all times, except on the Archery Range. Eye protection must be worn on the Archery range only when not on the covered firing line.
- Approved targets and target placement:
- Only paper or cardboard targets may be used;
- Targets are to be properly stapled to Club-provided backstops such that:
1) Bullets are not likely to hit and damage target frames;
2) Bullets will impact the back berms and not side berms or floor;
- Target frames are not to be moved without written permission from the Board;
- Direction of Fire:
- All rounds must impact the back/end berms;
- Rounds must be fired at 90 degrees to the back berms, i.e. no cross-range shooting;
- No shooting into side berms, except during Board-approved matches and events.
- Plate Racks
- All shooting must be done from the established shooting line (not in front of or behind the line);
- Shooting must be done perpendicular to the rack; i.e. not at an angle;
- Shotguns cannot be used on any plate racks, other than those in the designated “Home Defense Shotgun Bay;
- Repaint the plates when finished shooting.
- Geeral Rules Applicable to All Ranges
- All firearms not sighted in must be initially shot and sighted in at a 25yd or 50 yd target before being shot at longer distances;
- No fully automatic firearms are permitted in Club property;
- No simulated automatic fire devices are permitted, including but not limited to “Hellfire” or “bump-fire” devices or anything else that simulates fully automatic fire;
- No 50 BMG or other military 50 caliber or larger firearms may be fired on any Club range;
- No incendiary, tracer or exploding ammunition or targets may be used;
- Pistol calibers larger than 44 Magnum, including but not limited to S&W 460 and 500 pistols must be fired on Range No. 1, Pistol Cell 11 or Rifle/Pistol Bay Y;
- No firearm with a muzzle energy greater than 5,500 ft/lbs can be fired. (Muzzle Energy = bullet wt. (grains) X Muzzle Velocity (ft/sec) Squared/450240);
- No alcoholic beverages are allowed anywhere on Club property;
- When there is standing water on Range 1, 3 or 4, that range(s) is/are closed until the water drains;
- Range Availability & Range Officers
- During non-supervised shooting hours, the first Member on the range will be the Acting Range Officer. Upon leaving he or she will transfer this function to another Member, if the range is still in use.
- Members should remember that it is their job while on Club property to protect the Club, including following and enforcing Club Rules.
- Access to Club property
- Do not give gate code to anyone;
- Must wear Primary Member or Associate Member Badge at all times on Club property such that the badge is clearly visible;
- Guest Privileges
- Primary and Associate Members can bring family members to the Club;
- Primary Members can bring up to two guests to the Club.
- Family Members must be in the presence of the Primary Member or Associate Member and under their direct supervision.
- Guests must be in the presence of the Primary Member and under their direct supervision;
- Shooting Hours are 8:00AM until:
January - February 6:00pm
March 6:30pm prior to beginning of Daylight Savings Time
March 7:30pm when Daylight Savings Time begins
April - May 8:00pm
June – July 8:30pm
November 6:30pm during Daylight Savings Time
November 5:30pm after Daylight Savings Time ends
Special Shotgun Range Hours:
- Wednesdays 9:00am to 3:00pm
- Saturday & Sunday 8:00am to 3:00pm
Special Rules for Lighted Pistol Cells Only:
- Pistol cells that are equipped with lighting are open for shooting from 8:00am until 8:30pm.
- At 8:30pm, “night lights” will remain on ONLY to allow Members to collect their gear. There is no shooting after 8:30pm.
- Preservation of Club Property and Equipment;
- Used targets, ammo boxes, etc. are to be placed in trash cans;
- Do not put live ammo in trash cans;
- Aluminum and steel cartridge cases are to be picked up and placed in the trash cans. Do not throw away reloadable brass cases.
- Deliberate destruction of Club property, equipment or facilities will result in loss of Membership and criminal prosecution.
- Specific Range Rules
- Shotgun Range
- Shot must be no larger than size 7 ½, except on patterning board;
- Slugs cannot be shot on the shotgun ranges, only on Range No. 1;
- Pistol Bay F on Range 2 is no longer a shotgun bay;
- Only lead shot can be used on the shotgun ranges, including on the patterning board. No steel (or alternative shot), Buck shot, or slugs may be used.
- Except for chronograph work or patterning, all shooting must be at clay targets thrown from approved machines or hand throwers. There are no exceptions.
- All shot patterning is restricted to the designated areas.
- Always keep the shotgun's action open and unloaded when not standing within the boundaries of a shooting station.
- Never load a shell when not on a shooting station preparing to shoot.
- Unload your shotgun before leaving the shooting station.
- Under no circumstances is the shooter to load more than two (2) shells at a time.
- Pistol ranges, bays and cells
- Except for Pistol Cell 10 and Bay Y, only pistol caliber handguns can be shot, up to and including .44 Magnum; NOTE: Pistol versions of rifles such as AR platform pistols are not considered “pistols” for purposes of Club rules. Also, rifles that fire traditional pistol calibers (ex. .357Mag, .44 Mag, .22 rimfire) are still rifles and cannot be fired on pistol bays;
- No shotshells can be fired on any pistol range;
- No rifles of any caliber can be fired on any pistol range;
- Members with a valid Carbine Variance Badge, can shoot certain caliber rifles on Bay B and pursuant to the Variance Rules. (See Section VI for Carbine Variance Rules;
- Specialty Bay Y
- Rifles and pistols of any caliber can be fired on Bay Y;
- All rounds must land in the bullet trap;
- Do not shoot rearward of the berm between Bay Y and Bay X.
- Range No. 3 - .22 Rimefire Rifles & Pistols
- Only .22 Rimfire cartridges (Magnum, Long Rifle, Long & Short) and air guns up to and including .22 caliber may be fired;
- .17 caliber rimfire rifle and pistols cannot be fired on Range No. 3;
- Absolutely no center fire calibers may be fired on Range No. 3.
- Range No. 4 – Bench Rest Rifle
- All shooting must be done from a benchrest position with the rifle fully supported with benchrest equipment; i.e. the shooter’s arm is not a proper benchrest support;
- Sand bags or commercial or homemade supports are acceptable;
- Rests must be stable and in good working condition;
- The barrel cannot be higher than 12 inches above the bench;
- Absolutely no rapid fire (1 round every 6 seconds);
- Minimum proficiency is a 4 inch 3-shot group at 100 yrds.
- Archery Range
- No broadheads are to be used on Club targets;
- Animal targets must be returned to the storage area when finished;
- Not more than 2 people on the shooting stand at one time.
- Shotgun Range
- Carbine Variances
- Eligibility requirements to obtain a Carbine Variance: (CANNOT BE WAIVED)
- Primary or Associate Member of PSC in good standing;
- Current member of IDPS, USPSA, or SASS;
- Submit proof (PSC electronic form) annually of shooting a minimum of three IDPA or USPSA matches at PSC in the preceding calendar year, or SASS matches held elsewhere. Any combination of IDPA, USPSA or SASS matches will be acceptable.
- Variance applies ONLY to Bays 2B and 2C and no others!
- Bay B is a pistol bay and carbine shooters do not have priority;
- Pistol shooters are requested to use other pistol bays when they are available;
- Must wear current, valid Carbine Variance Badge (CVB);
- Guests and family members of a Member with a CVB can shoot carbines under the direct supervision of the Member;
- Carbine Variance Badges are available to Associate Members who meet the eligibility requirements;
- Caliber restrictions:
- .223/5.56 and variants 6.5, 6.8, 300 Blackout, 50 Beowolf;
- Straight-wall pistol calibers;
- 30 M1 Carbine.
- Targets – All regular Club target rules apply
- Firing line:
- Do not shoot rearward of the berm between Bay 2A and 2B;
- Not more than one person can be firing at the same time, unless all shooters are stationary;
- The shooter closest to the target berm is the firing line; i.e. no one can handle, much less shoot, firearms if they are behind the shooter closest to the target berm.
- Eligibility requirements to obtain a Carbine Variance: (CANNOT BE WAIVED)