Pistol Range Project Progress 

Range Rules 

rifle and pistol

Upcoming meetings

House Committee 6:30 Monday 4/8
BOD 7:30 Monday 4/8

Membership 7:30 Thursday 4/11

  1. Please park in designated parking areas only.  Please refrain from driving or parking on the range.
  2. All shooters and their guests MUST sign in before shooting, and sign out after shooting.
  3. No guest of a member is permitted to use the range without the member present.
  4. Ear and eye protection required by all shooters.
  5. The range is open from sunrise to sunset.  The local newspaper will determine sunrise and sunset.
  6. Please be courteous and share the facility.  If someone else is wishing to shoot, share the range with him or her.
  7. The range may be closed at any time by the discretion of the Rifle & Pistol Range Chairperson or the President.
  8. No shooting allowed while the trap range is in use.  See trap Chairperson for schedule.
  9. Never leave a firearm loaded while going down range to check your target.
  10. No handling of firearms while a shooter is downrange checking targets.
  11. Absolutely no alcoholic beverages allowed on the rifle/pistol range.  No shooting while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  12. Keep the range clean at all times.  Bring your own targets with you, and take them home when you leave.  Please do not shoot at any type of glass.
  13. All dependents under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present to use the rifle/ pistol range.
  14. No armor piercing ammunition on the rifle/ pistol range.
  15. Please begin shooting at 25 yards to zero in your sights on a new firearm or new sights.
  16. No “sighting in” of rifles or pistols anywhere on the club grounds other than on the rifle/ pistol range.
  17. No fully automatic weapons allowed.  (No trigger mechanisms for rapid fire).
  18. Target size is limited to the backstop area.  Keep targets inside/ underneath backstop area.  Do not attach targets to backstop posts (vertical or horizontal)
  19. Members wishing to use the rifle/ pistol range must read/ understand all rules.  Violation of any rule could result in revoked membership.  Members are responsible for any and all guests using the range.
  20. Always practice safe shooting and firearms handling habits.
  21. No full metal frame target holders allowed.  Non-moveable metal targets not allowed.  Spinning targets and fall-down targets allowed if sized for the caliber shooting.
  22. Please be respectful of all club and/or personal property on the range.
  23. When done shooting, please be sure benches are where they belong.  One bench belongs at 100 yards; the other bench belongs near the backstop for pistol shooting.  Out of respect for the trap range, any bench placed between 25 and 75 yards needs to be returned to its original position and not left in the trap range area.

Valley Springs Sportsmans Club

65 Valley Road
​North Grosvenordale , CT 06255                               860-923-2121