Range Safety Rules

  1. Always keep firearms pointed in a safe direction.
  2. Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
  3. Always keep your gun unloaded until you are at the firing line and the range is declared "HOT." Firearms must be safe (unloaded - magazines removed and actions opened) when entering or exiting the range.
  4. Cease Firing: Immediately stop shooting when anyone calls "Cease firing."
  5. COLD Range: Shooters must check with others to ensure firearms are unloaded, actions open and firearms laid down on the shooting bench before going down range. No one is permitted to handle firearms or stand at the firing line while there is a cold range.
  6. HOT Range: Shooters must check with others to ensure there is no one down range; when the range is declared "HOT" shooters are permitted to commence firing. Only shooters are permitted on the firing line. Shooters may move safe guns to and from the firing line only when the range is "HOT."
  7. All shooters are responsible for their rounds staying within the confines of this range. Shooters may shoot only from the firing line at the target in line with their position. Shooting at items placed on the ground or at targets not posted at the appropriate height on the target frame enables rounds to escape the range.
  8. Respect the Range: Please place your trash into the trash receptacles and your spent brass into the recycling receptacles. Tracer, armor piercing and incendiary ammunition is prohibited. When going downrange, stay on the walkways to and from the targets-access to the backstop and all areas outside of the target lines and walkways is prohibited.
  9. Respect Yourself: Wear eye and ear protection. Food, beverages and smoking are not allowed on the firing line. You should wash your hands and face after shooting.
  10. Respect Others: There is a one-hour time limit for use of the range if patrons are waiting.

Pace Shooting Range

This range offers a ten position 100 yard rifle range, and a ten position 50 yard rifle/handgun range.

Obey the following rules when using this facility, and follow all posted Range Safety Rules.

  • Federal, State and local firearm laws must be obeyed.
  • This range is open Wednesday through Sunday.
  • Possession of open containers of intoxicating beverages is prohibited.
  • Persons shooting rifles or handguns are required to allow a minimum of two (2) seconds between each round fired. Rapid firing is prohibited except on dates and times established by the FWC.
  • Discharging a gun in a manner that is careless or reckless or in a manner that results in projectiles escaping the shooting range property is prohibited.
  • Shooting, or attempting to shoot structures or facilities that are not designated targets, or within designated firing lanes is prohibited. Only paper targets attached to the provided target frames are permitted. Shotguns are prohibited.

Fred C. Babcock/Cecil M. Webb Shooting Range

This range offers a five- position 200 yard rifle range, a ten-position 100 yard rifle range, a ten-position 50 yard handgun range and shotgun shooting at two single-station shotgun pads.

Obey the following rules when using this facility, and follow all posted Range Safety Rules.

  • Federal, State and local firearm laws must be obeyed.
  • Range is open sunrise to sunset every day, except for Mondays and Thursdays when it opens at 10 a.m. Public access is prohibited from sunset to sunrise.
  • Possession of open containers of intoxicating beverages is prohibited.
  • Persons shooting rifles or handguns are required to allow a minimum of two (2) seconds between each round fired. Rapid firing is prohibited except on dates and times established by the FWC
  • Discharging a gun in a manner that is careless or reckless or in a manner that results in projectiles escaping the shooting range property is prohibited.
  • Shooting, or attempting to shoot structures or facilities that are not designated targets, or within designated firing lanes is prohibited. Only paper targets attached to the provided target frames are permitted.

Tenoroc Shooting Range

This range offers a 24 postion 100 yard rifle range, a 15 position 50 yard rifle/handgun range, and a 15 position 15 yard pistol range.

Obey the following rules when using this facility, and follow all posted Range Safety Rules.

  • Federal, State and local firearm laws must be obeyed.
  • This range is open Thursday through Monday.
  • Possession of open containers of intoxicating beverages is prohibited.
  • Persons shooting rifles or handguns are required to allow a minimum of two (2) seconds between each round fired. Rapid firing is prohibited except on dates and times established by the FWC.
  • Discharging a gun in a manner that is careless or reckless or in a manner that results in projectiles escaping the shooting range property is prohibited.
  • Shooting, or attempting to shoot structures or facilities that are not designated targets, or within designated firing lanes is prohibited. Only paper targets attached to the provided target frames are permitted. Shotguns are prohibited.

Lewis D. Whitaker Oceola Shooting Range

This range offers a ten position 200 yard rifle range, a ten position 50 yard rifle/handgun range, and an eight position 50 yard rifle/handgun range.

Obey the following rules when using this facility, and follow all posted Range Safety Rules.

  • Federal, State and local firearm laws must be obeyed.
  • Range is open sunrise to sunset every day.
  • Possession of open containers of intoxicating beverages is prohibited.
  • Persons shooting rifles or handguns are required to allow a minimum of two (2) seconds between each round fired. Rapid firing is prohibited except on dates and times established by the FWC.
  • Discharging a gun in a manner that is careless or reckless or in a manner that results in projectiles escaping the shooting range property is prohibited.
  • Shooting, or attempting to shoot structures or facilities that are not designated targets, or within designated firing lanes is prohibited. Only paper targets attached to the provided target frames are permitted. Shotguns are prohibited.


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