2014 Rules & Regulations Update
On October 28, 2014, the Summit County Board of Commissioners approved an update to the Rules and Regulations governing the Summit County Shooting Range. These updates are refinements to the existing rules approved by the County Commissioners in 2012.
The updated rules can be found here. Below is a description of the update and the reasons for changes.
Details of the Update
- Harmonization with the 2012 NRA Range Source Book. The NRA
has developed a set of range rules that can serve as a baseline
for shooting range operation. The originally approved rules come
very close to meeting these baseline rules, but have some
omissions and are ordered slightly differently. The draft rules
are re-ordered and incorporate the NRA rules for Safe Gun Use
and Storage as well as the NRA's rules for Safe Gun Handling.
The original language of the existing rules has been preserved
- Handguns Must Arrive Cased or Holstered. Previously,
any firearm could be brought onto the range un-cased (or
un-holstered). The draft rules require only handguns to arrive
and depart the range cased or holstered. This will help to
minimize muzzle discipline issues which can be common with
handguns not on the firing line. Long guns are not affected.
- Firearm Type and Size Restrictions Added. Based on
past inquiries and observing the performance of the range to
certain firearms, a type and size restriction has been added to
the draft regulations. This will improve range safety and cap
the audible signature of the range.
- Explosive and Incendiary Targets Prohibited. The
existing regulations prohibited explosive and incendiary
ammunition. However, the issue of explosive and incendiary
targets was not explicitly addressed. The draft regulations include a
specific prohibition on this type of target.
- Mobility Limited Access. The existing regulations do
not allow for vehicle access to the range under any conditions.
The draft regulations incorporate provisions for vehicle access
for maintenance and to allow mobility-limited visitors to drive
up to the firing line with prior arrangements and supervision.
- Shooting Bench Time Limits. With the increasing use of the range, there are occasional times when all shooting benches are busy. This update limits the time one group can use a bench while others are waiting.
- Brass Donations. The updated rules help define the ownership status of brass that has been placed in the 'donation' buckets behind the firing lines.
You can contact the
with any questions on these changes.