NEW LIST OF BANNED FIREARMS HAS BEEN DICTATED BY ORDER IN COUNCIL  READ/SIGN PETITIONS and ENCOURAGE FAMILY/FRIENDS ALSO………  RANGES ARE OPEN BUT MAINTAIN PHYSICAL DISTANCING ………. TABLE DRAW – BC Gaming Commission has authorized the delay of the Log Table draw to Monday July 13 2020 at 5:00 pm at the Club House. There will not be an increase in the quantity of tickets …. still 400.

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UNAUTHORIZED PERSON(S) USING FACILITIES

WE ARE A PRIVATE CLUB FOR USE BY MEMBERS AND AUTHORIZED PERSON(S), ie: RCMP, CONSERVATION OFFICERS. WE ENCOURAGE OUR MEMBERS TO QUESTION PERSONS UNKNOWN TO THEM. NOT EVERYONE KNOWS YOU SO YOU MAY BE QUESTIONED, PLEASE DO NOT BE OFFENDED. ALL MEMBERS MUST HAVE THEIR MEMBERSHIP ON THEIR PERSON OR ON SITE.
(Membership fees fund insurance, maintenance and improvement costs and unauthorized users disrespect your efforts and steal your services)

THE RCMP AND CONSERVATION OFFICERS HAVE BEEN AUTHORIZED TO ACT AS CLUB AGENTS AND ARE AUTHORIZED TO USE FACILITIES ON DUTY. 
(They may not be in uniform)

PLEASE DO NOT BE OFFENDED IF YOU ARE QUESTIONED.
(Once it becomes known that we do, occurrences will decline)

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES BECOME INVOLVED PHYSICALLY OR ARGUMENTATIVELY WITH ANY ONE. WITHDRAW TO A SAFE PLACE AND CALL 911 IF NEEDED

YOUR AUTHORITY
ALL MEMBERS, IN GOOD STANDING, ARE IN PART OWNERS OF THE FACILITY AND THEREBY HAVE AUTHORITY TO EXERCISE OWNERSHIP RIGHTS PURSUANT TO THE TRESPASS ACT [RSBC 2018] CHAPTER 3 (Current: January 22 2020) AS AN “AUTHORIZED PERSON”

SAFELY QUESTION 
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES BECOME INVOLVED PHYSICALLY OR ARGUMENTATIVELY WITH ANY ONE. WITHDRAW TO A SAFE PLACE AND CALL 911 IF NEEDED

START A CONVERSATION 

Stand a respectful distance from the individual(s), address them in manner and tone that you yourself would like to hear.

♦ Identify yourself as a club member and advise that we have an issue with trespassers. (You may be asked to produce yours, please do so)
♦ Ask politely (we are Canadian) if they are club members and if they have entered their membership number in the book.
♦ If you are not convinced the person is a member, ask politely, to see their membership card.
♦ If they do not or refuse to produce a card and say they are a member, ask for their name and address (pursuant to Trespass Act) and/or satisfy yourself through conversation that they are a member. You can always advise a Director to follow up later if needed.

YOU BELIEVE THEY ARE A MEMBER, you have hopefully made an acquaintance with similar interest and enjoy the day.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES BECOME INVOLVED PHYSICALLY OR ARGUMENTATIVELY WITH ANY ONE. WITHDRAW TO A SAFE PLACE AND CALL 911 IF NEEDED

IF THEY ARE NOT MEMBERS or REFUSE TO PRODUCE A CLUB CARD 

Advise them that they are trespassing and they must leave.
You may suggest that they join and help out the Club
♦ Your manner of handling this will reflect upon you and the Club

IF THEY REFUSE TO LEAVE

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES BECOME INVOLVED PHYSICALLY OR ARGUMENTATIVELY WITH ANY ONE. WITHDRAW TO A SAFE PLACE AND CALL 911 IF NEEDED

Remove yourself and/or equipment if needed to a safe location, on or off the property.
Call the RCMP at the NON-EMERGENCY number (250) 392-6211 -or- 911 if needed.
Provide any information needed and remain in a safe place as they will need to talk to you.

ADVISE ANY DIRECTOR OF THE SITUATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO THAT THEY MAY TAKE FOLLOWUP ACTION.

SAFETY FIRST
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SAFETY RULES FOR ALL RANGES

HEARING AND EYE PROTECTION ARE MANDATORY 

SMOKING, ALCOHOL, VAPING or MOOD/ABILITY ALTERING SUBSTANCES  ARE NOT PERMITTED

RANGE STATUS BOARD

UPON ENTERING AND LEAVING

CHANGE THE STATUS OF THE RANGE YOU ARE USING !!!

RANGE SHOWING CLOSED IS LIVE
(MAY BE CLOSED FOR SAFETY or SERVICING)

1 – TRAP/SKEET RANGE – if using close IPSC range AND 22 RIFLE METAL SILHOUETTE as person(s) would have to cross your field of fire

2 – IPSC RANGES (BAYS 1,2,3,5,6) – if using close TRAP/SKEET RANGE as you will have to cross the field AND prevent others from using the TRAP/SKEET RANGE (NB: ranges 5,6 are closed to shooter except for recognized events)

3- 22 RIFLE METAL SILHOUETTE – if using close TRAP/SKEET RANGE as you will have to cross the field AND prevent others from using the TRAP/SKEET RANGE

4- RIFLE (Long Range) if using no other ranges need to be closed.

5 – HANDGUN (Short Range) if using no other ranges need to be closed.

SAFETY FIRST

VITAL FOUR ACTS OF FIREARM SAFETY

ASSUME EVERY FIREARM IS LOADED
CONTROL THE MUZZLE DIRECTION AT ALL TIMES
FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER
PROVE THAT THE FIREARM IS SAFE

Point the firearm in a safe direction; Remove all ammunition; Observe the chamber; Verify the feeding path; Examine the bore for obstructions.

It is everyone’s responsibility who is on a shooting range, shooter or not, to question unsafe practices and bring it to other’s attention. Never let anyone handle or discharge any firearm in an unsafe and/or dangerous manner.

In case of an accident call 911,

Club address is:            920 Bond Lake Road, Williams Lake, BC

SAFETY FIRST

Follow the Fundamental Four Safety Rules

1. Always assume every firearm is loaded.
2. Do not point the muzzle at anything you aren’t willing to destroy.
3. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on target and you’ve made a conscious decision to shoot.
4. Know your target and what’s behind it.

USING THE RANGE

ENSURE RANGE STATUS BOARD SHOWS CLOSED

1 – Raise the “RED” flag for the range you are on
2 – NO NOT GO FORWARD OF THE FIRING LINE
3 – Shooting may commence
4 – Firearms may be packed/unpacked ONLY during a HOT range
5 – Loaded firearms WILL NOT be handled when people are down range.
6 – Stop shooting IMMEDIATELY upon the command “CEASE FIRE”
7 – The first Member arriving is the designated RANGE SAFETY OFFICER unless, by consensus, another individual is so designated. A certified Range SAFETY Officer may assume these duties at their discretion. 
8 – Last person leaving will lower the flag signifying that the Range is open.

ENSURE RANGE STATUS BOARD SHOWS OPEN

GENERAL FIRING LINE COMMANDS 

– Range is HOT (Ensure red flag is up)
– Is the line ready?
– Commence firing
– Cease fire
– Show clear
– Bench/rack/holster firearm
– Range is safe

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY

Render first aid
(Some is better than none)

(The BC GOOD SAMARITAN ACT [RSBC 1996] CHAPTER 172
(Current – January 22 2020)

CALL FOR HELP AS LOUD AS YOU CAN (911)
GIVE DISPATCH NECESSARY DETAILS (we are at 920 Bond Lake Road Williams Lake)
STAY ON PHONE
DIRECT HELP TO LOCATION
AFTER THE EVENT
TAKE NOTES AND PHOTOS
RECORD TIMES
IDENTIFY WITNESSES BY NAME
PICTURES IF POSSIBLE
NOTIFY CLUB RANGE SAFETY OFFICER ASAP
(Barry Jenkins Telephone: 250-392-6750)

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SHOTGUN

Safety is the OVERRIDING PRINCIPAL in this event.

There are three major disciplines that are practiced within the WLSA and for practical purposes, there are three types of shotguns if the shooter must have two shots in rapid succession, a requirement for American skeet. The types are: the pump gun, the automatic and a two barrel gun.

WLSA has a number of shotgun events. Five person events, buddy shoots, Annie Oakleys, bushwhackers. Meat prizes, turkeys, hams, bacon, chickens, plus bottles. Shoots for all levels of ability – novice, intermediate and  experts.

The cost of a round of 25 targets is $5.00.  Most people bring their own shells but if you prefer to buy them from us, we have shells for $9.00 per box of 25. The club has ample free parking and bathroom facilities.

Members are welcome to use the shotgun range and are encouraged to bring their own thrower and clay targets (birds).

PLEASE: Do not remove any unbroken WLSA clay targets (birds) from the range. They are reused and help reduce our operating costs so that we may make improvements. If you wish to buy some, contact Loyd or Barry for information.

Clay Shooting

In clay shooting a number of “stands” are positioned about the range. Each stand will have a different target; e.g. crosser, driven or quartering etc. and each will have  predetermined number of targets, either in singles or doubles.

CLAY SHOOTING is a periodic event and required total range closure for safety.

Skeet Shooting

This is a recreational and competitive activity where participants, using shotguns, attempt to break clay targets mechanically flung into the air from two fixed stations at high speed from a variety of angles.

SKEET (Summer) Thursdays at 6:00 pm (Daylight Savings Time)

SKEET (Winter) Sundays starting at 12:00 noon

Trap Shooting

In trap shooting the targets are launched from a single “house” or machine, generally away from the shooter. The layout of a modern trapshooting field differs from that of a skeet field and/or a sporting clays course.

TRAP (Summer) Wednesdays at 6:00 pm (Daylight Savings Time)

TRAP (Winter) Sundays at 12:00 Noon

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WILLIAMS LAKE PRACTICAL SHOOTERS (IPSC)

SAFETY IS THE OVERRIDING PRINCIPAL IN THIS EVENT

HEARING AND EYE PROTECTION IS MANDATORY

IPSC practice Monday evenings, 6 p.m. (Subject to season)

IPSC recognizes all the shooting disciplines – Handgun, Rifle, Shotgun, and Action Air. IPSC shooters need to blend accuracy, power, and speed into a winning combination. Multiple targets, moving targets, targets that react when hit, penalty targets, or even partially covered targets, obstacles, movement, competitive strategies, and other techniques are all a part of IPSC to keep shooters challenged and spectators engaged.

For information on course etc contact Heino  — hseibert@spectapowersports.com    

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CHILCOTIN RANGE RIDERS (Cowboy Action)

(A MEMBER OF THE SINGLE ACTION SHOOTING SOCIETY)

SAFETY IS THE OVERRIDING PRINCIPAL IN THIS EVENT

HEARING AND EYE PROTECTION IS MANDATORY

Men, Women, Children over 10 years old.
Practices: 1 pm Saturdays at the IPSC ranges, behind the Shotgun Range.
Call 
Cowboy Action Shooting: www.sassnet.com

CAS requires competitors to use firearms typical of the mid-to-late 19th century: single-action revolvers, lever-action riles chambered in pistol calibers, and side-by-side double-barreled shotguns (also referred to as Coach Guns – with or without external hammers, although automatic ejectors are not allowed), or pump-action shotguns with external hammers (similar to the Winchester 1897). Winchester 1887 lever-action shotguns and Colt Lightning slide-action rifles are also allowed in competition. Both original and reproduction guns are equally acceptable. All CAS handguns must be “single-action”, meaning that the hammer must be manually cocked before each shot can be fired.

Competition in a CAS match generally requires four guns: two revolvers, a shotgun, and a rifle chambered in a centerfire revolver caliber of a type in use prior to 1899. Some CAS matches also offer side events for single-shot “buffalo rifles”, speed shotgun, and other specialty shooting.

CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Kelly at 250 392-7770 or at  kdbennett53@shaw.ca 

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RIFLE SHOOTING

SAFETY IS THE OVERRIDING PRINCIPAL IN THIS EVENT

HEARING AND EYE PROTECTION IS MANDATORY

Currently the WLSA does not have an organized event or practice sessions BUT are searching for someone to step up.  If you are interested but don’t know where to start, there are members with past experience and from other disciplines that can help. We start small and grow from there.

The rifle range at WLSA is 200 yards long and we have a 100 meter (109 yard) metal silhouette range  

Centerfire

Smallbore (.22)

Air Rifle

Anyone interested in trying out Air Rifle Benchrest shooting please call Steve at 250-398-5086. Some members have expressed interest in becoming affiliated with the US Air Rifle Benchrest group. Check out the USARB web site for details on Air Rifle Benchrest shooting.

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100 Meter .22 Rim Fire Range / Air Rifle

• Please close the shotgun range when using this range for obvious safety reasons •

The range has been certified for use of .22 rim fire Standard velocity ammo only. 

(Small bore ammunition shall be factory loaded .22 calibre short, long or long rifle rim fire cartridges. Hot loads such as Stingers are not permitted.)

No high velocity or .17 cal rim fires are approved for use.

The 100 M .22 range has been set up for the following shooting disciplines:

1.      .22 Silhouette.  Target berms are set at 40, 60, 77 & 100 meters.

2.      .22 Bench rest.  Movable target holders at 25 & 50 meters and a fixed target holder at 100 m.

3.      Prone shooting at 50 & 100 m.  There is a prone platform at the south end of the firing line.  The 50 m target holder & berm is on the south side of the range against the south berm.

Current as of Jan. 2019

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