LGSG Safety Rules

At all shooting ranges safety comes first. Whatever ranges the member wishes to use, the following safety rules are applied and must be followed by all members of the Lahore Garrison Shooting Gallery.

Weapon, Ammunition & Allied Equipment Rules

All approved standard weapon ammunition and allied equipment will be available at shooting gallery for member’s facilitation against a fee. However, if a member chooses to use his / her own weapon and / or ammunition then the following rules apply:-

  • Only legally owned and possessed firearms are permitted in shooting gallery premises.
  • No firearm shall be fired on fully automatic mode.
  • Use of automatic rifles, pistols, shotguns, sub-machine guns (SMG), machine pistols (micro & macro) and light machine guns (LMG) is prohibited.
  • Use of black powder gun (muzzle loaders) is prohibited.
  • At 50 Meters (indoor range), use of rifles other than .22 mm fire rifles are prohibited.
  • Use of customized / tampered weapon and / or ammunition is prohibited. Only exception to the rule is, if the weapon has been customized by an international or domestic licensed and accredited manufacturer, for which proof or undertaking will be required.
  • Weapon bores are limited upto 9 mm for pistols in big bore pistol ranges.
  • Magnum loads and high velocity ammunition is not allowed.
  • Weapons and ammunition approved for a particular range will be allowed to be used on that range.
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Use of Revolvers & Pistols

If a member chooses to use revolvers and pistols then the following rules apply:-

  • Weapon bores are limited to .22 mm for rifles and .38 / 9 mm for pistols.
  • Incendiary, armor piercing and tracer ammunition is not allowed.
  • Magnum loads and high velocity ammunition is not allowed.
  • Multiple loading for center fire handguns is limited to ten (10) rounds.
  • Multiple loading for .22 mm fire rifles and handguns is limited to five (5) rounds. All rim fire .22 mm rifles are to be single shot.
  • Multiple loading for shotguns is limited to two (2) rounds.
  • Use of suppressor and silencer is prohibited.
  • h. Shooter may use telescope, laser sight and / or range finder in practice. However, telescopes and laser sights are not permitted in regular competitions under INTERNATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS FEDERATION Rules.
  • Shooter may use shooting gloves, rifle sling and is encouraged to use shooting jackets, ear plugs and eye protection.
  • Only weapons and ammunition approved for a particular range will be allowed to be used on that range.
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Safety Rules & Regulations

At all shooting ranges safety comes first. Whenever safety flags or lights are on, all actions related to shooting must be ceased accordingly. General safety rules are as under:-

  • At the range, the decision of the range staff will be final and abiding.
  • No member is allowed to walk around in shooting gallery premises with a loaded weapon except when at the firing station.
  • Treat all guns as if they are loaded.
  • Never point your gun at anything you don’t intend to shoot.
  • Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target and you are ready to shoot.
  • When one has completed shooting, clear your gun and put the safety on.
  • Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
  • Don't rely on your gun's “mechanical safety” blindly.
  • Be sure of your target and what's beyond it.
  • Use correct ammunition.
  • If your gun fails to fire when the trigger is pulled, handle it with care. Do as your range supervisor directs.
  • Always wear eye and ear protection when shooting.
  • Be sure the barrel is clear of obstructions before shooting.
  • Don't alter or modify your gun, and have gun serviced regularly.
  • Always wear eye and ear protection when shooting.
  • Be sure the barrel is clear of obstructions before shooting.
  • Don't alter or modify your gun, and have gun serviced regularly.
  • Learn the mechanical and handling characteristics of the firearm you are using.
  • Do not talk during the fire, firing ranges are silence zone.
  • If a firer has any problem during the fire, he should raise his hand while pointing the weapon towards the target.
  • No firer is allowed to approach the target when firing is in progress.
  • Use only firearms which are known to be mechanically safe and sound.
  • No weapon is allowed to be fired in absence of the range safety staff.
  • No weapon is allowed to be fired when the red flag (in case of outdoor ranges) or red light (in case of indoor ranges) is operational.
  • All firing must be done from the designated firing line (Point).
  • No cross firing is permitted.
  • All firearms must be cleared of ammunition with the action open before leaving the firing line.
  • Upon hearing the command of CEASEFIRE, regardless of who gives the command, all shooting will stop immediately and firearm will be placed on table or floor at the firing point and unloaded if instructed.
  • Follow INTERNATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS FEDERATION rules on misfires and malfunctions:-
    1. Do not make a second attempt to fire, continue pointing the firearms down range for not less than one minute. Raise your non shooting hand and call the range officer who will check the fire arm and reason for misfire / malfunction.
    2. Unload and clear the firearm, visually check the chamber and bore.
    3. Dispose off misfired rounds in the trash container provided at the range.
    4. Do not discard the misfired rounds on the ground or in trash containers.
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Safety Measures For Skeet / Trap Shooting

Following additional measures shall be taken for skeet/ trap shooting:-

  • Firearms will only be loaded at the shooting station immediately prior to the shooting.
  • During a match they will be loaded only when “LOAD” command is given.
  • Shooters must be in a stationary position when prepared to fire. Walking between stations with a loaded firearm is prohibited.
  • While personnel are in front of the shooting station or down the range, all firearms shall be unloaded, with chamber empty and safety applied.
  • Firearm which are not in use or unattended shall be cased or stored in the range racks. Firearms stored in the range racks shall be unloaded, chamber empty and safety applied if available.
  • In the event of a machine malfunction, immediately notify a range staff. Do not attempt to repair the machines.
  • Staff / in charge during shooting practice will ensure the clearance of safety zone marked by red flags.
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