4 Rules of Firearms Safety
- Treat every firearm as if it is LOADED at all times.
We honor rule 1 by following the next 3 rules...
- ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until you have made the decision to shoot.Keep your index finger along the frame of the gun.
- ALWAYS keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction.Never point itat something you do not want to destroy.
- ALWAYS know your target and what lies beyond it.Depending on your height and the angle of your aim at the target, it is possible to hit the walls and ceiling downrange, resulting in damages you may have to pay for.
CrossRoads Range Rules
Section 1: Who may shoot - In accordance with Iowa state law
- Under Iowa Law, children 17 and younger may shoot long guns with the permission of a parent, guardian, spouse who is eighteen years of age or older, or another with the express consent of the minor’s parent or guardian or spouse who is eighteen years of age or older. CrossRoads requires direct supervision of minors who possess or use rifles or shotguns at our facility by a duly authorized adult as specified and expressly consented to in this waiver.
- Individuals UNDER the age of 21 who desire to possess or shoot a pistol or revolver, or the ammunition therefore, MUST (with one exception listed below) be under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian, spouse, or instructor who is twenty-one years of age or older, who maintains a physical presence near the supervised person conducive to hands-on instruction, and who maintains visual and verbal contact at all times with the supervised person. The law, common sense and CrossRoads Shooting Sports also require that the supervising adult may not be intoxicated or under the influence of an illegal drug.
At any time that a minor under the age of 18 is shooting or in possession of a handgun at CrossRoads, that minor MUST be directly supervised by an authorized adult over the age of 21. That supervising adult must direct full attention to the minor and will not be permitted to shoot in another lane while the minor is shooting or in possession of a handgun. CrossRoads requires that an adult supervise the possession and use of a handgun by only ONE minor at a time. If two or more minors are accompanied by a single adult, they will be required to take turns in the possession and use of a handgun and may not shoot simultaneously.
The sole exeception to the above rule for the possession and use of a pistol or revolver or the ammunition therefore is that a person eighteen, nineteen, or twenty years of age who is on military duty or who is serving as while a peace officer, security guard or correctional officer, may possess a firearm and the ammunition therefor when such duty requires the possession of such a weapon or while the person receives instruction in the proper use thereof from an instructor who is twenty-one years of age or older. (For example, a Deputy Sheriff under the age of 21, may shoot handguns at CrossRoads ONLY while on duty or while receiving instruction from an instructor who is 21 or older.)
- Individuals 18 and older will be permitted to shoot a long gun alone.
- CrossRoads is a family-friendly facility, but we ask that you not leave your children unattended while you shoot in the range. Also, no minor shall be allowed to possess a firearm, whether or not loaded, at any time without direct supervision of an adult.
- Because of the potential for lead and heavy metals to be tracked out of the range, please do not let your children crawl on the floor at CrossRoads.
Section 2: General Range Conduct
- Never consume alcohol or take drugs before or while shooting. CrossRoads reserves the right to refuse range access if we suspect you may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- If you carry concealed, please keep it concealed and in the holster until you are in the shooting stall.
- Eye and ear protection is mandatory when in the shooting range. Please put them on in the store BEFORE entering the range.
- Only uncase your firearm in the shooting stall, and do not transfer uncased firearms from lane to lane.
- DO NOT handle or load firearms anywhere but on the firing line in your assigned stall. It is okay to load magazines in the ready area.
- Multiple guns are permitted on the bench, always keep the action open, magazines removed.
- Only one firearm may be loaded at a time. Firearms NOT on the firing line must be stored unloaded, and in a case.
- Targets must be at least 5 yards downrange, long guns must shoot at targets at least 20 yards downrange.
- Unless being assisted by another person, shooters must stand in their respective shooting booth and non-shooters must stand in the ready area.
- Do not transfer control of a firearm directly from one person to another person. Place the unloaded firearm on the bench pointed downrange and allow the next person to pick it up.
- All shooting must be conducted in a safe, controlled and accurate manner; dual wielding or two-gun shooting is not permitted.
- Upon the command CEASE FIRE, stop all shooting immediately, drop the magazine, lock the slide back, put down your firearm and back away from the firing line. Shooters may not re-approach the firing line or pick up any firearm until a Range Safety Officer gives the, "range hot" command.
- You are not allowed to draw from a holster and fire. No prone shooting.
- Food, drink, gum or any tobacco product is not permitted inside the range. Always remember to wash your hands in cold water with D-Lead soap after you leave the range and prior to eating.
- Range Safety Officer reserves the right to remove anyone from the range that is demonstrating unsafe or unacceptable behavior.
- If you observe any unsafe conditions, report them to a Range Safety Officer immediately. Remember, anyone can call a cease fire.
- Damage to any part of range due to neglect of the customer, could result in the customer paying for the damage.
- Because CrossRoads values our customers safety at all times, please notify a Range Safety Officer if you sustain an injury.
- If you are bleeding, have someone else notify the RSO and an employee will come to you to administer first aid.
Section 3: Ammunition and Firearms
- Range Safety Officers reserve the right to inspect any firearms or ammunition for safety considerations.
- No green tip, steel core, armor piercing, tracers, or hand loaded ammunition allowed. NO RELOADS.
- No bird or buckshot through shotguns or .410 loads in revolvers. SLUGS ONLY.
- Rifle calibers up to standard .308 (7.62 x 51) are acceptable.
- No muzzleloading firearms may be fired.
- Throwing weapons are prohibited at CrossRoads, including, but not limited to: ninja stars, tomahawks, ballistic knives and throwing knives.
- Re-loaders may recover their own brass from the range provided it is not forward of the firing line. Brass previously left on the range by other shooters is the property of CrossRoads Shooting Sports, LLC, and is not permitted to be removed.
- All firearms MUST be in proper working order when used on the range. Including, but not limited to, functional weapon sights.
- The used of "bump-fire" or "rapid-fire" stocks in the range is strictly prohibited as well as binary triggers.
- Unsure of your ammunition? Don't be afraid to ask an employee if it is acceptable to shoot here.
Section 4: Suppressors
- Use of suppressors or other NFA items must be disclosed at check in.
- All suppressors will be inspected by range staff.
- Absolutely no home-made suppressors or DIY kits.
- When asked, please be able to present your approved Form 4.
Violations and Enforcement of Range Rules
Warning: Warning shall be of the manner that describes the breach of rules with a polite request for adherence.
Penalty for violating a warning: If members or patrons are not complying, they will be politely asked to exit the range. All safety violations will be documented and investigated. Failure to comply could result in the suspension or termination of individuals range access privileges and/or additional penalties including, but not limited to, the assessment of a fine.
Local law enforcement officials will be contacted to remove an individual that refused to exit the range.
Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement
This Release, Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement is given on the date signed below by the Customer in favor of CrossRoads Shooting Sports LLC (CRSS), its Owners, Officers, heirs, successors, employees and agents.
I am the Customer and I am being given permission to use the Shooting Range and related facilities for the calendar year of 2018. In consideration of being allowed to be a Customer at the CRSS Shooting Range, on behalf of myself, my personal representatives, heirs, executors, next of kin, spouses, minor children and assigns, I agree as follows:
I understand that I am entering a private shooting range at my own risk where I will encounter high levels of noise and the discharge of ammunition from Firearms (including, but not limited to handguns, rifles and shotguns). I am entering this property and my own risk and acknowledge the risks and dangers that exist in my use of any and all Firearms and my participation in Shooting Activities (including all activities involving Customer in any manner and of any nature whatsoever that occur with respect to the Shooting Range including, but not limited to target practice, tactical maneuvers, training and instruction in the use and handling of firearms). Shooting Activities further include all activities in which I am engaged from the time that I arrive at CRSS until the time that I leave, regardless of the time or location of those activities.
I acknowledge and understand that Shooting Activities are inherently hazardous and involve both known and unanticipated risks which could result in damage or destruction of property and physical or emotional injury, including paralysis or death of myself or of other persons, and I assume the risks that could result in physical and/or emotional injury, paralysis, death or damage to myself, to property or to third-parties.Inherent risks include, but are not limited to: flying or ricocheting bullets or debris, noise, being shot by or shooting myself or others; partial or total loss of eyesight or hearing; inhalation or other harmful contact with lead or other contaminants; being struck by flying or falling objects; negligent conduct or intentional misconduct of other customers and participants.I understand that such risks cannot be eliminated without compromising the essential qualities of Shooting Activities.
I acknowledge and understand that, in the event any such property damage or physical or emotional injury occurs, CRSS has no duty to undertake first-aid or rescue operations or procedures.
I acknowledge and understand that CRSS makes no warranty as to the design, manufacture, maintenance, condition or fitness for any particular purpose of any range facilities or equipment, including, but not limited to: firearms, ammunition, eye/hearing protection, and first aid supplies.
I agree to release and hold harmless CRSS, its Owners, employees and agents, to the maximum extent allowed by law, against any and all claims, demands, damages, expenses, causes of action, attachments of property, liability, injury, death or financial compensation which I may incur directly or indirectly as a result of my participation in Shooting Activities, whether caused by negligent conduct or intentional misconduct of myself or others, including CRSS, its Owners, employees, agents and customers.
I have read, understood and agreed to the rules and regulations of CrossRoads Shooting Sports, LLC.
I expressly agree that this Agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by law of the State of Iowa and that if any portion is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall continue in full legal force and effect. I have read and voluntarily signed this Agreement.I agree that no statements made by a CRSS representative to me will supersede or change this Agreement. I agree that my signature on this document is valid and enforceable.