Our Location

Club House Loop
off Lynn Mountain Rd
Vale, NC 28168

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 544
Hickory, NC 28603

Range Rules


  1. Treat every gun with the respect due a loaded gun, even if you think it is not loaded. This is the cardinal rule of gun safety.
  2. Guns carried into the Club, camp, or home must always be unloaded, and taken down or have actions open; guns always should be encased until reaching shooting areas.
  3. Always be sure the barrel and action are clear of obstructions.
  4. Always carry your gun so that you can control the direction of the muzzle, even if you might stumble. Keep the safety on until you are ready to shoot.
  5. Be sure of your target before you pull the trigger. Even a .22 caliber bullet can travel more than a mile, and it will hit something!
  6. Never point a gun at anything you do not want to shoot: don't let an accidental discharge become a homicide.
  7. Unattended guns should be unloaded; guns and ammunition should be stored beynd the reach of children and careless adults.
  8. Never climb a tree or a fence with a loaded gun. Not ever – this gets people killed.
  9. Never shoot at a flat, hard surface such as the ground or water. Bullets don't always burrow in – they often ricochet.
  10. Do not mix gunpowder and alcohol (guns and drinking).
  • Hours of permitted operation:

    Monday through Saturday – Sunrise to Sunset
    Sunday – 12:01pm to Sunset
    Eye protection is required an ear protection is highly recommended.

  • All firing should be perpendicular to your intended point of impact (no cross-firing).
  • Only paper targets and frangible objects such as clay birds, along with soda cans and plastic drink bottles may be shot on the rifle range. ALL targets and any debris created by those targets must be removed upon completion of shooting.
  • Common courtesy should be observed at all times, and the RED and GREEN light system on the rifle range must be observed. Shooters should allow new arrivals at the range to promptly place their targets.
  • Guests are the responsibility of dues-paying members, who should accompany them at all times.
  • Children must be under the direct and close control and supervision of their parent or guardian while on the ranges.
  • No alcoholic beverages are permitted on the ranges at any time.
  • Members must display their I.D. badges while on Club property.
  • No 50 caliber BMG (Browning Machine Gun) cartridges shall be fired on any range.
  • No fully automatic weapons are permitted.
  • All guns not in actual use shall have their actions visible open in such a manner that any prudent person could tell the weapon is safe. Clips or magazines will be empty or removed.
  • In addition to the above rules, the following will pertain to the PISTOL RANGE only:
    1. Permitted guns/cartridges shall include: air guns, rimfire rifles/handguns and handguns employing straight-wall cartridge design; muzzle loading handguns included.
    2. Prohibited guns/cartridges would be muzzle loading rifles, center fire rifles and bottleneck handgun cartridges (normally fired from rifles).
  • Anyone breaking these rules will be subject to disciplinary action as deemed necessary by the Board of Directors. WE TAKE THESE RULES VERY SERIOUSLY – being ejected from the facilities and from membership is the best of several outcomes you could expect if you violate these rules!
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