The following rules of the Minneapolis Gun Club must be followed:
- NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONSUMPTION WILL BE ALLOWED BEFORE OR DURING SHOOTING ON THE CLUB GROUNDS. If Employees, Management and/or any Director become aware of this action, you will be asked to leave the PREMISES.
- EYE and EAR PROTECTION are required while on the shooting fields.
- Shotguns must have full stocks, and no barrels shorter than 21” are allowed to be used.
- 7½, 8’s and 9’s shot are the only size allowed on the range or patterning board. MAXIMUM POWDER DRAM ALLOWED IS 3¼.
- Keep muzzle of the shotgun pointed toward the ground at all times when not firing. Never sling gun over shoulder pointing behind you. (NOTE: AVHS Trap Shooting Club rules override this to allow you to point your gun straight up in the air when not firing.)
- Only two shells allowed in the shotgun at any time. (NOTE: AVHS Trap Shooting Club rules override this to ONE shell allowed at any time.)
- Action on guns must stay open at all times. You may put a shell into the shotgun and close action ONLY when you are on the proper station and it is your turn to shoot. NEVER walk from station to station with action on shotgun closed, or with a shell in your shotgun.
- When shooting Trap, everyone on the squad must have a shotgun, no sharing allowed.
- No one is allowed to pickup empty hulls on the ground during normal business hours. Once hulls hit the ground they become property of the club.
- All observers must stay behind shooting range sidewalk, and not in the shooting area.
- Management reserves the right to refuse shooting to any person deemed irresponsible or uncontrollable.
If at any time you are shooting at a different range than our Home Field, make sure you follow all posted rules of that particular Gun Club. If you have any questions at any time on the specific Gun Club rules, please check with the Chief Range Safety Officer or Gun Club Manager.
- Report to the designated person/Coach to check in.
- The Coaches will indicate how soon your squad will be called to the trap line. If your squad is on deck, make sure you and your squad mates are ready to take the field as soon as the previous squad finishes the round and cases their guns.
- A squad will consist of up to 5 shooters, shooting positions 1 – 5. The Shooter on post 1 is designated as squad leader. The Field Coach will determine when the squad, scorer and other Coaches are ready to begin.
- After all shooters have shot 5 times at their first station, the scorer will call for a station change and read the scores for the post just completed. Shooters will then move one station to the right. The position 5 shooter assumes position 1. When doing this he/she will walk parallel to the trap line behind the other squad members. AT STATION CHANGES ALL SHOOTERS WILL FOLLOW SAFETY RULES – The shooter in the #1 field position will indicate to Squad Leader he/she is ready to proceed.
- The squad leader (now on post 2) will check the rest of the squad and if all are ready will resume the round.
- The squad leader always starts the next set. The shooting order (1 – 5) remains the same throughout the round. At the end of the round the scorer will release the squad from the trap line. The shooters will either get another box of shells for the next round or rack their guns with action open. At the end of all rounds, shooters will rack their guns with the action open and, at the Coaches or scorer’s direction, pick up the empty hulls.
- As time allows team members may be able to shoot additional practice rounds at their own expense after team practice and/or league rounds are completed. See a coach for details.
If you don’t understand a rule or procedure ask a coach.