Hobble Creek Shooting Range or Garth Killpack Shooting range is the pre-eiminent outdoor shooting facility in Utah County.
GARTH KILLPACK SHOOTING RANGE RULES These range rules are designed with your comfort and safety in mind. Compliance with these rules is mandatory. Anyone having a difference of opinion or question concerning any of these rules should see a range officer. As a matter of practice, however, the established procedures must be followed as written. Any disagreement or discussion must take place off range, not in the middle of an incident or cease fire. 1. GUNS BROUGHT ONTO THE RANGE: a. All firearms brought onto the range must be unloaded, have actions open and pointed in a safe direction, as soon as uncased. Rifle racks are provided for safe storage.
2. RANGE OFFICER: a. The range officers and safety officers have been charged with the responsibility of maintaining safe and orderly usage of the range. They are there to assist you as well as enforce safe procedures. i. The range officer on duty is in direct charge of the range at all times assisted by the safety officers. Commands must be obeyed. ii. The range officer will expel form the range any person handling a firearm in an unsafe manner who does not correct this immediately upon request to do so. He/she may also void this person’s membership if the problem is repeated. iii. The range officer has the authority to inspect all firearms and ammunition and will restrict their use if, in their judgement, they are unsafe or not in good working order. iv. Courteous treatment of the range officers is expected from all shooters. Any person who subjects them to harassment, verbal or physical, will have their membership suspended. v. The range officer must be summoned upon weapon malfunction. vi. Only targets authorized by the range officer and mounted on approved support frames are permitted on the range. vii. The range officer is not there to babysit children. If you bring children with you they must be supervised by a nonshooting adult and behind the safety line at all times.
3. FIRING LINE PROCEDURES: a. Always point the muzzle of the firearm down range. b. Keep the action open and firearm unloaded until ready to use. c. If the range is busy, shooting is limited to half hour sessions. d. Do not go in front of the firing line or leave the safety pit without permission from the range officer. e. Know and obey all range commands. f. Open, unload and bench or ground all firearms during the ceasefire. g. Shooter is allowed only one gun on the bench at one time. h. Check with the range officer first, if you would like to shoot your concealed weapon. i. No smoking within 25 feet of the firing line. 4. EAR PROTECTION MUST BE WORN BY ALL PERSONS ON THE RANGE. THIS INCLUDES NON SHOOTERS AND CHILDREN. EYE PROTECTION SHOULD BE WORN BY EACH SHOOTER. 5. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE OR DRUGS ARE PERMITTED ON THE RANGE. NO ALCOHOL OR DRUGS SHOULD BE CONSUMED BEFORE SHOOTING. 6. MEMBERSHIP ENTITLES YOU TO SHOOT AT THE RANGE ONLY WHEN AN OFFICER IS SUPERVISING. THE RANGE IS CLOSED IF THERE IS NOT AN OFFICER PRESENT. 7. SHOOTERS ARE EXPECTED TO CLEAN UP AFTER THEMSELVES. BY PICKING UP THEIR GARBAGE AND SPENT BRASS.
Garth Killpack Shooting Range Standard Operating Procedures Compliance with these rules is mandatory. Anyone having a difference of opinion or question concerning any of these rules should see a range officer. As a matter of practice the established procedures must be followed as written. Any disagreement or discussion must be brought before the range committee which will decide on any change, not in the middle of an incident or cease fire. Range Commands must be obeyed. Guns Brought onto the range: A. All firearms brought onto the range must be kept pointed in a safe direction and unloaded. (Concealed Carry guns are an exception to this rule but if the CC holder wishes to shoot his/her gun they must inform the range officer and comply with the normal range rules as soon as the gun is unholstered) All actions must be kept open as soon as uncased until the shooter is given the signal to commence firing. Rifle racks are provided to aid in safe storage between use. Shooters are responsible for the security of their own equipment. Fee: Any group using the range not directly supervised by a Rifle Club Range Safety Officer will pay a minimum fee of $25.for range upkeep and improvements. Only groups of 5 or more can reserve a range for use. Individuals are encouraged to come on scheduled range open days or phone the on call officer during the off season. On Range open days shooters are required to have a current rifle club membership or pay a $5 day fee. The Chief Range Officer is the authority on the range on any given day and may override any rule at their discretion as needed for the particular activity. Safety is the primary consideration. Range Officers: 1. Range officers are charged with the responsibility of maintaining safe and orderly usage of the range. They are there first to enforce safe procedures and then to aid shooters. Range officers will not engage in personal shooting unless turning over authority on the range to another range officer who will then be watching the line at all times. 2. The range officer will expel from the range any person handling a firearm in an unsafe manner who does not correct this immediately upon being requested to do so. He/she may also void this person's membership if the problem is repeated. 3. The range officer has the authority to inspect all firearms and ammunition and will restrict their use if, in their judgment, they are unsafe or not in good working condition. 4. Courteous treatment if range officers is expected at all times. Any person who subjects them to harassment, verbal or physical, will have their membership suspended. 5. The range officer must be summoned upon any weapon malfunction. 6. Only targets authorized by the range officer and mounted on approved support frames are permitted. All shooters are to clean up after themselves picking up garbage and brass. 7. Any children brought to the range will be supervised by their parent/guardian who cannot be shooting at the same time. While not shooting they must be behind the safety line at all times and wearing hearing protection if on the range. 8. No smoking allowed within 25 feet of the firing line. No Alcoholic beverages or Drugs are permitted on the range. Also these not be consumed prior to shooting. 9. Ear protection must be worn by any person on the range (this includes non shooters and children). Eye protection should be worn by each shooter. 10. Membership in one of rifle clubs allows the member only to shoot on the range when it is open and supervised by a Range Officer. The range is closed if there is not a Range Officer present. 11. Shooters are expected to clean up after themselves by picking up their garbage and spent brass.