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SDC Shooting Range General Safety

Prohibited Items

• Any person under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or any substance that might impair judgment or coordination is prohibited in the Range areas. 

• Open food and beverages are prohibited on the range.

• Smoking, vaping, and chewing tobacco are prohibited on Michigan Tech’s campus. 

• Coats, book bags, backpacks, and similar items are prohibited in the Range areas. Only shooting bags and firearm or archery cases are allowed in the Range areas. 

• The following firearms and ammunition are PROHIBITED on the range:

  • Tracer, armor piercing, and steel core ammunition.
  • Rifles shooting centerfire ammunition.
  • BB guns.
  • Fully automatic firearms or firearms operating in “burst” mode are prohibited.
  • Use or storage of Black Powder is prohibited in the Range areas.
  • Broadheads, blunts or other arrow tips may not be used on the Range.  

General Saftey Rules

• All Federal, state, and local firearm laws must be obeyed. 

• Until directed by the Range Safety Officer, all firearms must remain unloaded and encased. 

• Children under the age of 9 years old are not allowed in the Range areas for any reason. 

• All shooters must complete and sign the SDC RANGE RELEASE, WAIVER, HOLD HARMLESS, INDEMNIFICATION, AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT before using the SDC Range. 

• It is recommended that shooters wash their hands and face immediately after shooting. A sink is located in the Shooting Range for your use. 

• EYE AND EAR protection are mandatory inside the range room during live fire. EYE protection is required for archery activities. 

• Commands issued by Range Safety Officers and Range Personnel must be obeyed immediately and without question. 

• No ammunition is allowed in the Safety Area. Users may uncase an unloaded firearm, perform maintenance on an unloaded firearm, or uncase and holster an unloaded handgun in the Safety Area. 

• The following firearms are ALLOWED on the range:

  • Pistols chambered in cartridges up to .45 Caliber
  • Rifles firing rimfire .22 caliber and smaller ammunition.
  • Air rifles firing lead or other approved pellets.
  • Only lead or copper-jacketed lead ammunition may be used.
  • Archers may use field points only.