Range Rules

Club Waiver

All non MWC members (shooters and spectators) must sign our club waiver. Just stop by the clubhouse on the way in to sign the waiver.

Cold Range

Mecklenburg Wildlife Club has a cold range, meaning no loaded guns except on the firing line under direction of a Safety Officer.

Safe Area

The SAFE AREA is to be used before, during, and after our matches.  Please bring your weapon, in its container, along with your holster to the SAFE AREA.  When you are facing into the SAFE AREA then you may un-bag, check, draw, dry-fire, holster, and otherwise prepare, for the match. As always there is to be NO ammunition in the SAFE AREA when you are handling your weapon. Backs of cars/trucks, sides of berms, etc., are no longer considered SAFE AREAS.

180-Degree Rule

The muzzle of your gun must remain pointed down-range at all times, and cannot cross an imaginary line drawn straight across the range parallel to the backstop.


Eye and ear protection are required by every person on the range, including spectators.

Speed Limit

Please drive slowly around the range, there are posted speed limits.


Non members must stay in the match area unless accompanied by a member.


Col. Jeff Cooper’s 4 rules of Gun Safety:

1. The Gun Is Always Loaded!
2. Never Point A Gun at Something You’re Not Prepared To Destroy!
3. Keep Your Finger Off The Trigger Until Your Sights Are On The Target!
4. Always Be Sure Of Your Target And What Is Behind It!