San Angelo Gun Club
8055 Arden Rd (Hwy 853)
San Angelo, TX 76901

Range Rules / Safety Regulations

SAGC Summary Range and Safety Rules

Approval Date June 27, 2017





While the Range Orientation booklet contains more and greater detail in club range and safety rules, a shorter summary is sometimes useful.


Always treat firearms as if they are loaded.

Always point the muzzle in a safe direction.

Be sure of your target and of what is beyond it.

Keep finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.


  • SAGC operates as a cold range at all times. The cold range limitation does not apply to firearms carried under legal authority such as Texas concealed or active law enforcement.
  • NEVER shoot when anyone is anywhere in your bay or range and forward of your firing line.
  • The command "CEASE FIRE" or “STOP” will be obeyed immediately, no matter who says it. Clear and ground all weapons at this command.
  • DO NOT go forward of the firing line until the line is cleared.
  • Firearms will not be handled for any reason while people are forward of the firing line.
  • No use of intoxicating beverages or illegal drugs will be allowed on the range.
  • NO person under 18 years of age will be permitted on the range unless accompanied by an adult member or qualified SAGC instructor.
  • Members will not willfully damage SAGC property in any way or litter the range with cans, boxes, bottles, used targets, etc. CLEAN UP after yourself.
  • Members will only shoot at targets so that their bullet(s) will impact the berms or a bullet trap.
  • Do not use anything as a target that can produce sharp shards or cause harmful results. No explosive targets.  No targets on the ground.
  • NO armor piercing or tracer rounds will be fired on the range.
  • ONLY use shotguns with 7 1/2 or smaller shot on the Shotgun range.
  • Firearms used on the Precision ranges will be shot from a rest or from a supported position at proper targets at the preset berms. Handguns specifically designed for hunting or long distance competition shooting may be used on the Precision ranges when fired from a rest or a supported position.
  • The use of illegal select fire firearms on SAGC property is specifically disallowed. Memberships of offenders or their host will be revoked.
  • Members will have their membership cards displayed on their persons at the range.
  • Members will not loan their key to the gate except to a spouse, or family member age 21 or younger that live at home and have attended an Orientation and signed a Membership Agreement.



Failure to adhere to these rules may result in suspension or expulsion from the SAGC.