1218 F.M. 1086
Winters, Texas 79567
Range Rules and Suggestions
The 4 rules of firearms safety ALWAYS apply here, for walk-ins as well
- ALL guns are ALWAYS loaded. Treat them as such.
- Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not
willing to destroy.
- Keep your finger off the trigger till your sights
are on the target and you are ready to shoot.
- Be SURE of your target and what is beyond.
Eye protection and ear protection use is required at all times...even
if you are just a spectator.
Do not use tables, range signs, range cones or other
range equipment as target holders or target stands, even if they look
to be old and worn out or have holes shot in them already. The parties
who shot those holes in them have been ejected from here never to
return. Flagrant disregard of these rules may result in expulsion.
Keep the range as clean as you can. Do not leave bottles, cans, boxes,
paper or other trash on them. There is a trash barrel. Help us ALL out
please. Please police your empty brass when feasible. The bowling pins
on the pistol range are free for you to shoot, but pick them back up
and put them back into the pile when you are finished. The steel
targets are rifle capable, but be back as far as the sun covers when
shooting them with rifles.
If the horses, donkeys and/or mules walk up into your line of fire, or
up behind the berm on the pistol range, please cease fire and run them
off. Throw rocks at them, not bullets. They are friendly beasts and
love peppermint candy. Feed them all you want, but do not let them
crowd around you. You are no match for a 1000 pound horse and they can
hurt you in a hurry, and not mean anything bad by it. To them you are
just another horse, only smaller. If you need rid of them, just raise
your hands high and shout at them. That is how a mountain lion attacks
and they understand that.
If you are a BPA Member, you will have the code to the electric gate opener.
Please close it behind you after entering or leaving, as we have livestock on
the property. If
and be courteous with each other at the
ranges. If a member brings a non-family member guest, please pay the
day fee of $6 by dropping it into the mailbox and leaving a note on the
board, or just calling the Director when you can and making
arrangements. If there is a problem with any other member, or staff,
please inform the Director as soon as you can so that it can be dealt
There are two rifle ranges that intersect one another...the 150 yard
range, and the 365 yard range. Parties can shoot on these ranges
simultaneously providing communication with each other is possible.
There is a dry erase board right of the classroom door and a marker
clipped to the mail box. If you are going to the 365 yard rifle range,
and nobody else is here to advise members who might come in while you
are down there, please write on the board that you are at the 365 yard
range and who you are. When the Director or other staff is present, you
can request, and we will provide two way radios so that each party has
the ability to call a cease fire and make the ranges safe so that
targets may be attended to. If you have your own FRS/GMRS radios, and
wish to use them, that is fine. At BPA we operate on FRS Frequency 12
with no subchannel selected. Feel free to call for us if staff is
present and you are in need of something.
Members should put together a range box. Suggested items for a range
box are: Eye protection, ear protection, whatever targets you want or
need, staple gun, extra staples, first aid kit, sun block, masking tape
or target pasters, gun cleaning kit, and whatever range goodies you may
require or want. The Coke machine takes both dollar bills and coins and
we try to keep it well stocked. If we are out of something that you
want, please tell us.
This sounds like a lot of stuff to think about, but really it is
pretty easy. Be careful, respect each other, and above all, HAVE
Michael J. Herd
Director of Operations
Duane Hufstedler AKA Huftari
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