The following are the primary rules intended to make the Honey Island
Shooting Range a safe and enjoyable place for our customers. The
uniformed Range Safety Officers operating the Check-in Desk, Rifle, Shotgun,
Pistol, and Archery lines are responsible for the safe operation of
the facility. They are the final arbiters of what is and what is
not safe on the line. Any questions or concerns should be addressed
to the appropriate Range Safety Officer. For any issues that are not able
to be resolved on-site, the Range Master should be contacted.
His contact information is available at the Check-in Desk.
No alcoholic beverage or drug usage will be allowed on the range.
Persons suspected of being under the influence will be required
to leave the range. No refund of any entry fee will be given.
Adults are RESPONSIBLE for their children. No one under
sixteen is permitted on the range unless supervised by an adult.
All shooters must sign in at the Check-in Desk. The Check-in Desk
Range Safety Officer will inspect all firearms to ensure that they are unloaded.
Eye and ear protection is required on the range.
This protection must be in place upon leaving the Check-in Desk area.
"Loaner" eye protection is available, as are single use foam ear plugs.
Prescription glasses are acceptable eye protection.
Before allowing shooters to proceed to the firing line, the
Check-in Desk Safety Range Officer will notify the Line Range Safety Officer.
Shooters should park in the lot at the base of the bridge accessing
the range. The only vehicles allowed to drive into
the shooting range are appropriately tagged handicap vehicles,
law enforcement vehicles (including LA Wildlife and Fisheries),
and Range Safety Officers vehicles. This is a LA Wildlife and Fisheries rule.
Shooters should always keep the firearm muzzle(s) pointed
in a safe direction. When on the firing line, this means
pointed "down range" or pointed up. If moving from the Check-in Desk to the firing
line, transversing from one line to another, or changing
stations on the same line, this means "pointed up".
Handguns may be carried in a holster ONLY when transiting from
the Check-in Desk to the firing line or when transiting between
firing lines. The semiautomatic firearms should have the
magazine removed and if possible, the slide should be locked back.
Holstered firearms MAY NOT be worn at ANY time on the firing line.
The ONLY exceptions are the uniformed Range Safety Officers.
AT THE LINE
Upon reaching the firing line, the shooter will be greeted
by the Line Range Safety Officer who will
inform the shooter of any special conditions
that exist, and assign them a position on the line.
The Line Range Safety Officer is responsible for running the firing line.
In the event of an unsafe event or action, ANYONE can issue a
"CEASE FIRE" command. Upon hearing the command "CEASE FIRE"
from ANY source, all shooters will cease fire immediately.
There will be NO EXCEPTIONS.
Shooters may request assistance from the Line Range Safety Officer
for any firearm malfunctions.
No one is allowed down range until the Line Range
Safety Officer has declared that "THE LINE IS COLD --
YOU MAY GO DOWN RANGE".
Handling firearms, adjusting scopes, spotting scopes,
ammunition, or other equipment other than targets and
target stands is NOT ALLOWED while the range is "COLD".
All firearms must be unloaded with the actions open and
pointed in a safe direction until the shooter is at the
firing point and the firing line is "HOT"
Cross lane firing is not allowed.
Target Types Allowed
Standard paper bulls-eye and sighting in targets.
Standard paper (including photo-realistic) targets depicting wildlife.
Silhouette targets with or without targeting indicators.
Clay birds placed no higher than shoulder height on the berm.
Metallic targets placed no closer than 25 yards from the firing line on the pistol
line or no closer than 50 yards from the firing line on the rifle line.
Target Types Not Allowed (but not limited to):
Actual living or dead wildlife.
Cans, bottles, fruits, or vegetables.
Incendiary or exploding targets.
Clay birds placed on or against target stands.
Photo-realistic targets representing people.
Targets representing any racial, ethnic, or religious group.
The Range Safety Officer running the line will use their good judgment
in determining if a proposed target is safe and acceptable.
The falling plate racks at the right end of the pistol
line are for conventional hand gun rounds fired from
conventional hand guns. Rifles or Pistols shooting "rifle" calibers
are not allowed to use these targets.
The dueling trees and metal squirrel targets at the
left end of the pistol range are for 22 Long Rifle
ammunition fired from either hand guns or rifles.
NO other rimfire calibers may be used on these targets.
The use of armor piercing, tracer, or any incendiary
ammunition or targets including "Tannerite" is not allowed.
The shooter must clear their area of brass, targets, and
other trash when finished shooting. Brass not wanted by
the shooter should swept to the front of the firing line
or placed in the brass containers provided. Any brass not
claimed by the shooter automatically becomes the property of SELFS, Inc.
To ensure the safety of all people using the range, the above rules
must be followed. Shooters unable or unwilling to abide by these and
any additional requests by uniformed Range Safety Officers, will be required
to leave the range with no refund of any entrance fee.