​​RIFLE RANGE SAFETY RULES


  • Ear and Eye Protection Required
  • Moving Uncased Firearms- Muzzle UP, Action Open  and  Clear
  • Uncase and Case firearms at the Bench, Muzzle Pointing DOWN RANGE
  • Please store excess gear behind yellow line next to wall
  • Positional shooting IS allowed. I.E: benched, prone, kneeling, standing, 
  • NO hip shooting
  • NO RAPID FIRE-only slow, well aimed fire is allowed
  • NO steel penetrator, armor piercing, or incendiary/tracer ammo allowed Full metal jacket, hollow point, OTM, soft nose, etc. IS allowed
  • Do NOT leave a loaded firearm unattended
  • Short Range Rifle (50, 100, 250yds)
  • Long Range Rifle (500, 750, 1000 yards) qualification is required
  • ANYONE may respectfully address an unsafe act. ALL are expected to conduct themselves safely, and represent firearms use and ownership appropriately
  • Range Rules May Change Without Notice                Range Officers Discretion

DURING CEASE FIRE:


  • ALL firearms are to be Cleared, and Actions OPEN
  • EVERYONE MUST move behind the Yellow Line, the RO will activate cease fire lights and announce the range is COLD
  • NO HANDLING FIREARMS DURING CEASE FIRE
  • Please notify the RO if you wish to exit the Rifle Range
  • Targets downrange may be tended to, chronographs set up or taken down, brass retrieved, etc., ONLY during cease fire
  • YOUR SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY and we want you to enjoy your experience!
  • Range Rules May Change Without Notice Range

          Officers Discretion


BOTW TACTICAL BAY RULES 


  • Ear and Eye Protection Required
  • Firearms MUST Be Pointed Down Range-Loaded or Unloaded
  • Targets Must Be Placed On the Berm-NOT THE GROUND or target stand, Not to Exceed 4 Feet Above the Ground
  • Please Dispose of Your Targets You Bring
  • Controlled Rapid Fire Allowed
  • PISTOLS-Allowed
  • RIFLES-.223 cal. or Less Allowed
  • SHOTGUNS-Allowed
  • DO NOT Shoot Our Targets or Stands
  • Please Pick Up Your Hulls And Dispose Of Them
  • At Least 2 hours Shooting Time Or Until Cease Fire
  • Range Rules May Change Without Notice Range Officers Discretion

  • Cease Fire @ 5:30 pm Close @ 6:00 pm


BOTW STATIC PISTOL RANGE RULES: 


  • Ear and Eye Protection Required
  • NO Rifle Calibers on Static Pistol Range
  • Posting Targets-Everyone MUST Clear Their Firearms, Leave Firearms on Bench and STEP BACK Before Posting Targets
  • DO NOT Change Shooting Lanes
  • NO Rapid Fire-two seconds between shots
  • At Least 2 Hours Shooting Time Or Until Cease Fire
  • Range Rules May Change Without Notice Range Officers Discretion

  • Cease Fire @ 5:30 pm Close @ 6:00 pm


   

Firearm Safety

Firearm safety is a must for all gun owners.

Our Principles


RULE I: ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED

RULE II: NEVER LET THE MUZZLE COVER ANYTHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY

RULE III: KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET

RULE IV: BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET

Gun Etiquette

Mission Statement

Range Rules

Exercising Rights 

We encourage people to exercise their rights, or they will lose them.

Firearm Safety

Shooting Sports

Here at Best of The West Shooting Sports the overall mission is to provide  great customer service  and safe recreational shooting

experience for everyone from beginners  to skilled shooters. We are committed to promoting all shooting sports and provide a great place to receive your firearm training and education. 

Gun etiquette is something that is most often not taught but everyone who is around guns should know.

Alcohol and/or drugs should never be consumed and/or used when handling or will be handling firearms.

The first thing you do when you pick up any gun, is check to see if it’s loaded.


​Before you pick up or accept a gun from someone, make sure you know how it works. If you don’t know or can’t remember, don’t be embarrassed to ask someone to show you. It’s the smart thing to do.


​When handing a gun to someone, remove the magazine if it has one, open the cylinder or lock open the action and look in the gun including the chamber to make sure it is not loaded. Then, with the cylinder or action still locked open, hand the unloaded gun to the person with the muzzle pointing away from them. That person will then take possession of the gun and also check it for ammunition out of respect for the gun and the person who just handed it to them. The recipient is then clear to close the cylinder or action and inspect the gun.


When the gun is handed back or to the next person, the same process is followed each and every time.

  • Handle the guns of others with care and respect. When dealing with other people's guns:


  • Don’t let the slide or action slam forward in Automatic Pistols. (unless loading the chamber to shoot)


  • Don’t let the hammer fall uncontrolled.


  • Don’t fling or slam the cylinder shut on Revolvers.


  • Don’t let the bolt slam forward in Semi-Automatic Rifles and Shotguns. (unless loading the chamber to shoot)


  • Don’t quickly and forcefully close the bolt on bolt action Rifles, Lever action Rifles and pump action Shotguns and Rifles.


  • Close break action Shotguns, Rifles, and Pistols with care



Open Wednesday - Sunday from 8AM to 6PM

Cease Fire 5:30


512-355-3486      

Heritage

Texas has a long history of respecting gun ownership.

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