THE SAFETY OFFICER
From the Safety Officer
Guide to the New Rules which operate on DRPC Ranges
The installation of the Canopy on B Range has enabled the Club take the time to review in detail, the way we operate our Ranges at Twyford.
We have now received Certification from our Range Safety Consultant for use the new Canopy, along with various other changes to our existing firing procedures at DRPC.
As a result; a new Version 3 of the V3 Guide to DRPC Range Requirements Final is attached to this email; and the changes to the way we can now operate have been highlighted in green. A copy of this new information will be put on the Notice Board in front of the RO desk on A Range and elsewhere around the Twyford Range Complex.
In summary, and effective immediately:- The Low Velocity (LV) Power limits have been increased on A Range to bring them in line with the NRA Gallery Rifle limits; so now .357 and .44 Mag should be OK on A range. Please double check what this may mean for you, as of course, you as the firer, remain responsible for the safety of your firearm and ammunition within the Range power limits. Muzzle Loaders may like to check with the Armourer or the Safety Officer to see if they can now use ammunition loads which previously failed the previous A Range limits but may now be OK to use because of these new, higher, limits now operating on this Range.
Specific types of Hard Targets (Falling Plates, but not skittles) made from the correct metals, can now be used in Club Competitions and events only; when placed directly under the Canopy on B Range.
Shot gun solid slug can only be used on B Range – alternate firing points please – 1,3,5.
Various new firing positions have been approved. Standing sitting and kneeling may now be possible at 75 and 100 yards on C Range, but your ability to do this, plus other restrictions have been specified and will be Certified, by the Chief Range Officer (CRO) – Dave Holt. You must contact him for details of the rules and undergo personal Certification, before using these new firing positions at 75 and 100 yards. Firing from a squat position is not allowed on any Range.
The permitted use of LBPs and LBRs on all Ranges and their permitted firing positions has been clarified.
Minimum distances between the firer and the target are now specified and cover a larger number of options. These are specified by Range, target type and firearm type.
All these, and other administrative changes are being written into the Range Safety Document and the updated Document will be issued in January.