Four Firearm Safety Rules

 

  • Treat every firearm as if it were loaded.
  • Never point your firearm at anything you do not intend to shoot. 
  • Keep your finger straight and off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
  • Know your target, and what is beyond it.

Louisville Armory Range Rules

 

  • No one allowed beyond the firing line.
  • Proper eye and ear protection must be worn at all times while in the range. Do not enter the shooting bays without your eye and ear protection in place.
  • No drinks, food or tobacco use allowed in the range.
  • Keep all firearms pointed in the safest possible direction.  You are responsible for every round discharged from your firearm.
  • All firearms must be loaded at the shooter's bench.
  • Jammed firearms must be left on the shooter's bench with the muzzle or barrel pointed down range.
  • Please notify the staff immediately for assistance. Do not under any circumstance bring a malfunctioned firearm outside the bay; LA staff will go to the firearm at the shooter's bench.
  • No firearm will be allowed on the range that is not in safe and working order.
  • Any person(s) under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be permitted to use our facility. 
  • Please report any unsafe conditions or behavior immediately. Violations of the safety rules could result in immediate expulsion from the premises. We will not tolerate horseplay, rowdiness or carelessness of any firearm at anytime.
  • No tracer, incendiary, steel-core or armor piercing ammunition will be allowed on the range.
  • All handguns must be secured in a holster or case or must have the actions open with magazines removed while on the premises.
  • Rapid fire, shotguns, holster drawing and opening of a lane's bench must be pre-approved by the Louisville Armory staff.
  • Rifles that are not chambered in .22 LR, 9mm, .40 cal., .45 cal. or 30 carbine must be approved prior to entering the range.
  • Pregnant women are not allowed in the range due to exposure to lead and the possible health effects.
  • Shotguns must use either Lead buckshot or slugs. No birdshot or steel shot is allowed.