Welcome to Silverdale. As a member, you agree to and are responsible for following all Silverdale Gun Club Range Safety Rules at all times when using Silverdale Gun Club facilities.
HOURS OF OPERATION: 8 am to sunset (daily)
STORE & OFFICE: Monday to Friday 10 to 5 and Saturday & Sunday 9 to 5
CONTACT INFORMATION: Office ph: 905-957-7362 our phones are answered Monday to Friday 10 am to 5 pm. If the lines are busy leave your name and number clearly with a brief message. For email: General information for members and guests – email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
RANGE HOURS: 8 am to 8 pm (or sunset) for members
SILVERDALE GUN CLUB – TERMS & AGREEMENT
- Membership cost is $500.00 for active and $300.00 for seniors, $300.00 for students 25 years of age or younger with proof of school attendance
- No membership refunds are allowed after April 30th each year.
- All memberships expire on March 31st each year.
- Silverdale memberships are non-transferable, and you will agree not to loan out your membership card to another individual.
- You are responsible to notify Silverdale of any changes to address or email information.
- Cancellations should be done by email or in writing, no cancellation will be completed over the phone.
- Refunds will be given within 10 days of renewing or becoming a new member.
- After 10 days you will be refunded the balance of the year less a 3% processing fee and $45.00 insurance cost.
- No refunds are given after April 30th once renewal and new membership drive are done
- No discounts will be given if the range is closed by order of the Chief Firearms Office or government.
- Cancellation of membership will result in having to reapply for a new membership the following year.
- Silverdale Gun Club reserves the right to terminate membership privileges, without refund, for an account overdue more than 60 days, or suspend/cancel a membership in its sole discretion for inappropriate behavior or failure to comply with the Range Rules and Regulations.
ARRIVING AT THE RANGE:
- Members must swipe their membership cards at the gate before proceeding downrange. Even when the gate is open.
- Members with guests register at the office, during office hours, or downrange with the RSO.
- If a safe table is available to uncase (trap ranges) do not place your ammo and firearm in the same case. Ammunition is never permitted on a safe table.
- Lefthanded, righthanded, and wheelchair-accessible benches are available. Persons needing left or wheelchair benches will take priority.
- All membership cards will provide the Range Officers with the following info…
- Name – Membership # – ATT (permission to use restricted firearms) – Holster (qualified to use a holster) – RSO or MSO (range safety officer or a member safety officer) – Yearly renewal sticker
- Membership cards must always be worn while on the firing line.
- RSO will always ask to see your membership card, you should have it displayed from a lanyard or clip. Lanyards, clips, and plastic card holders are always available in the office.
- When shooting you can turn your lanyard to place your membership card on your back so that the RSO does not have to disturb you.
- Shooting is permitted
- No one shall cross the firing line
- Muzzle control must be maintained at all times, straight up unloaded with the action open, when moving around the range or placing the gun in the gun rack.
- If your firearm has a magazine inserted (baseplate closed) and/or the action closed it is considered loaded and should be treated as such. Never remove your hands from or pass a loaded firearm.
- If you are leaving the vicinity of your bench for any reason your firearm is required to be put in the rack.
- No handling of firearms, ammunition, spotting scopes, etc. in any capacity. People are required to stand behind the yellow line if not moving downrange to post targets. If you have reduced mobility please notify the RSO on duty. In which case you will be required to turn around and face away from the range while remaining seated.
- People are permitted to go downrange to post targets
- No one is permitted on the firing line during a green flag. (with exceptions)
- Prior to flag change, firearms should be unloaded, chambers cleared, and checked. Transferred with actions open and muzzle up to the gun rack. If unsure how to do correctly ask an RSO for a demonstration.
- If a firearm is too short to properly be held in the rear rack, it may be placed on the table in the same manner as a handgun as per the RSO discretion
- If you arrive and there is no flag, RANGE CLOSED for maintenance.
- Periodically ranges are booked by local law enforcement, hunter sight ins, and special training.
- For guaranteed range space you should book through our online booking system – www.picktime.com/silverdalegunclub. No-shows will be banned from using the system in the future. Your booking will take priority over those who wish to drop in.
- If interested in renting a range for the day – email – email@example.com (Joan), cost for a range rental is $300.00 for a full day, $150 for 9 am to 1 pm or 1 pm to 5 pm. RSO expense may also be required.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
CASING AND UNCASING FIREARMS
- All firearms must be in a hard or soft case.
- Firearms (cased) can be brought onto the range on a red or green flag. If the flag is green you may place your firearm on an open bench and then step off the range until the flag turns red. This rule applies only on the rifle ranges. Safe tables are available on the handgun and trap ranges.
- Uncase your firearm on your shooting bench with the muzzle pointed downrange.
- Remove the lock, open the action and remove the magazine if inserted before taking your hands off your firearm
- Cases should be placed beside or under your bench or in your vehicle, not on the back of the gun rest.
- Trap ranges have specific rules, which will be found below
- Ear and eyewear is mandatory at all times while on the firing
- A flag system is in place at all times.
- NO sandals, open toes shoes, or flip flops are permitted on the range,
- No passing a loaded firearm – this rule you will find repeated as it is so important if you do not know the importance of this rule you should speak the RSO and ask them why.
- Do not leave your firearm unattended or with an unlicensed person
- No use of cellphones, MP3 players, or cameras while shooting or supervising a guest.
- Review all your pictures and videos clearly before posting on social media
- No shooting at wildlife.
- Deliberate damage to property will not be tolerated.
- You are responsible to clean up after yourself. Supplies are provided on each range.
NO PERSON IS PERMITTED TO RUN A BUSINESS ON THE PROPERTY OF SILVERDALE GUN CLUB…This includes and is not limited to:
- Selling of reloads, bullets, ammunition, equipment, or firearms including any related firearm goods for profit. You are welcome to sell personal firearms and ammunition.
- No person shall charge another to use personal firearms or resale ammunition for profit.
- No person(s) are welcome to run courses or training for profit.
- No video recording or photography for the purpose of business to promote other ranges or retail stores.
MEMBERS AND GUESTS
- Members are welcome to bring one licensed and one unlicensed guest, or 2 licensed per visit.
- All guests will register at the office and pay a $20.00 per day pass fee, or with the RSO. CASH Only
- Guests are not welcome to bring restricted handguns onto the property
- You and your guest must share one shooting bench. It is your responsibility to supervise your guests (licensed and unlicensed).
- At no time should there be more than 2 people at the bench?
- You will be responsible for your guest’s infraction and behavior while at the range.
- When not shooting extra guests should be behind the bench.
- All firearm injuries should be reported to the range officer on duty or the head range officer immediately or as soon as possible. If medical attention is needed it takes priority over notifying anyone.
- First aid kits are provided on each range, for basic cuts and injuries. For major traumas call 911 immediately.
ALCOHOL/CANNABIS or DRUGS
- No alcohol, cannabis, or illegal/illicit drugs are permitted past the front gate at any time
- No person under the influence of alcohol or illegal/illicit drugs shall be permitted past the front gate
- Including prescription drugs that could hinder your performance and other safety while at the range.
- Large splatter targets ($) and paper targets will be available through the RSO’s downrange.
- Large sighting targets and splatter burst targets are available on the range, ask the RSO
- AR500 only steel targets must be completely shrouded inside bunkers a minimum of 12 deep and angled forward so as to direct any splash’ or ricochets into the ground.
- Rimfire is not permitted on AR500 targets but is allowed on ground-based spinners made exclusively for rimfire.
- Paper targets must be stapled to the colored backboards, not on the posts or cross boards. Placing any other object anywhere downrange, on the ground, posts, or cross boards will result in immediate expulsion for the day. Consideration of further action, including suspension, will be given.
- We encourage members and guests to report unusual or suspicious behavior.
- Do not place any target or object on top of posts or cross boards.
- Do not staple targets on the bunkers.
- Shooting at targets on the ground or berms is prohibited on all ranges.
- Shooters are required to use only the backboards directly in front of them and that correspond with the color on your bench (no cross-firing)
For the purpose of this section, the following shall apply:Head RSO (HRSO) – Sara Lanzalone – Club Holster Instructor (CHI) – Chris Rosart – Office – Joan Miller1) Holsters may only be used by members with a valid holster qualification/designation on their membership card. Accepted qualifications include Silverdale Club Level, Silverdale CQS, TDSA, IDPA, Black Badge (IPSC). Holster users must present their holster qualification/designation upon request by an RSO.2) Members who have completed holster training in relation to their job, such as law enforcement, CBSA, armed security, military, etc. may be issued a holster designation upon presentation of proof of training to the HRSO, the CHI, or the Office. It is strongly advised that members in this category contact the CHI for a brief orientation on range etiquette in case of any procedural differences between ‘agency training’ and club rules. There is no cost for this orientation for members in this category.3) Holsters are only permitted for use on the following ranges: 6, 7, and the competition ranges. The Teaching Range (Range 1) may be used only with prior permission from the Office or the Head RSO. Exceptions for other ranges may be made for club-sanctioned courses, classes, or matches at the Office’s discretion.4) Only hip or drop-leg holsters are permitted. No cross-draw, shoulder, chest, ankle, appendix, etc holsters are permitted at any time.5) Pistols shall only be loaded (magazine inserted and/or round chambered ) while ACTIVELY engaging a target, immediately at the firing line.6) No one shall ever have a loaded holstered pistol while someone is ahead of them7) No one shall leave a range with a holstered pistol, loaded or otherwise. This means, no going to the bathroom, the parking lot, or your car, for any reason, with a holstered pistol.8) Pistols MAY remain holstered on a green flag (magazine removed, empty chamber, entire cylinder empty for revolvers) and while you go downrange to change targets. RSOs may ask you to verify that your magazine is removed and your chamber is empty prior to the flag being changed to green. YOU MUST NOT TOUCH YOUR HOLSTERED PISTOL ON A GREEN FLAG. If you feel you may be unable to resist touching your holstered pistol on a green flag, it shall be removed and placed on the bench in a safe manner prior to the flag going green.9) Holstered pistols must aim no further than a 1 foot radius from your side and/or ahead of your foot. “FBI” (rearward) canted holsters are not permitted.10) Pistols must be drawn straight up, parallel to your leg/body, until the muzzle clears the top of the holster, at which point you will rotate the muzzle directly downrange. If shooting from behind a bench, you must also clear the top of the bench before rotating your pistol downrange. When shooting from behind a bench, there must be no space between your body and the bench. It is strongly recommended that holster users avoid shooting from behind tall benches that prevent downrange muzzle rotation after clearing the holster, so as to avoid your pistol being aimed near to your body for longer than is necessary.11) At no time may a holster user have their holstered pistol concealed from view. RSOs and other members must be able to clearly see that you have a pistol holstered, regardless of if your pistol is loaded or not. This means that any clothing that may potentially hang or drape over your holstered pistol, and conceal it, must be removed or securely retained to prevent this from occurring. If your holster is EMPTY, it is not against the rules for it to be concealed or otherwise obscured from view. PLEASE NOTE – Carrying a concealed pistol on Silverdale Gun Club property is a ZERO-TOLERANCE offense and will result in the immediate revocation of the user’s holster privileges! Properly cased pistols shall not be considered ‘concealed’ for the purposes of this rule.12) If your pistol has a manual safety, it must be engaged before and while it is holstered when a round is chambered (eg. 1911). If your pistol has a decocker in lieu of a manual safety, your pistol must be decocked before and while your pistol is holstered when a round is chambered (eg.Sig P226, HK P2000). Striker-fired (eg. Glock) and Double-Action-Only (eg. Sig P250) pistols may be holstered with a round in the chamber. Hammer-fired pistols without a manual safety or decocker, that are not DAO, shall not be carried in a holster with a loaded chamber (eg Tokarev TT-33). Revolvers shall be carried ‘hammer down’ on an empty chamber (the other chambers in the cylinder may be loaded).13) It is strongly advised that members using a holster be aware of the nearest first aid kit and emergency phone numbers prior to using a holstered pistol14) If clarification is required for any holster-related matters, the CHI can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and every effort will be made to respond in a timely manner. The Office can also be contacted at email@example.com) Members wishing to take the Silverdale Club Level Holster Course should contact the Office or sign up on the ‘Courses’ page online16) No one other than the CHI, the HRSO, OR a person explicitly authorized, in writing, by the Office, shall be permitted to teach a holster class on Silverdale Gun Club property
- Must have holster certification from any of our recognized providers, RSO may ask for proof that membership certification is current and up to date.
- Rapidfire is permitted with a handgun and rifles
- All other ranges are limited to 1 shot every 2-3 seconds for members and 1 shot every 5 seconds for guests
- Rapid-fire with a shotgun is NEVER PERMITTED
- Guests may never rapid fire.
- No shot is to be used on any range other than the two trap fields.
- No tracer, incendiary, or prohibited ammunition are permitted at anytime
- Armor-piercing rounds are never to be used
- Steel core (non-armor piercing) are permitted
- Black powder (or black powder substitutes) must not be placed on the shooting benches
- Unwanted or dud ammo should be discarded in the red dummy tubes located on all covered ranges
- No smoking at the benches
- Driving on Silverdale property, particularly the laneway, at speeds in excess of 15 km an hour will be considered an infraction resulting in a written warning.
- One member, one licensed guest, and one unlicensed guest is the maximum size group permissible
- Members are fully responsible for their guests’ behavior and conduct at all times.
- Trigger locks are used to prevent your finger from going into the trigger guard, it is not used to make the gun safe.
We have done our best to outline our expectations in the hope that it will make your shooting experience as satisfying as possible. However, if you have any questions or uncertainty please stop what you are doing and ask one of the staff members for assistance.
RANGE SUPERVISOR: Sara Lanzalone (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Range #1-10’/25’ handgun/rifle
- Mentor/Marksmen private lessons.
- No rapid fire permitted
- Shooting clinics for those that are required to attend due to infractions or penalties.
Range #2 – 100 Yard
- Shotguns (slug only) and Rifles only
- No rapid fire at anytime
- No shot permitted
- Bunker located in the center of the range for approved steel targets
Range #3 – 200 Yard
- Shotguns (slug only) and rifles only
- No rapid fire at anytime
- No rimfire permitted to be shot at the steel gong.
- Benches to the right of the yellow sign are for shooting at the gong ONLY.
RANGE #4 – 50 Yard
- Shotguns (slug only) and rifles permitted
- No Rapid fire
RANGE #5 – 50 Yard
- Shotguns (slug only) and rifles permitted
- No rapid fire
RANGE #6 – 10 Yard Handgun Only
- Pistol, pistol caliber carbines, rimfire rifle only
- All shooting is towards the back berm only
- Minimum engagement of 10 yards for hard targets.
- Rapid fire and holsters are permitted on this range at a distance no further than 10 meters and with appropriate qualifications
RANGE #7 – 25 Yard Handgun/Rifle
- Pistol only on the left side of the range
- Rifle benches on the right side of the range.
- Rapid-fire is permitted with pistol and rifle only
- No shot pellets
Range #17 & #18 -Trap Fields
- At the Range;
• Leave your firearm and ammunition in your vehicle while you approach the Range
• Gain the attention of the Range Safety Officer (RSO), who will be highly visible in their bright orange clothing, before entering the range. The RSO will instruct you as to whether you can enter immediately or must wait
• When you are permitted to enter the range, you will remove your firearm from your vehicle and proceed as per RSO instructions. Your firearm must be in an appropriate size hard or vinyl gun case – no gun socks allowed. Do NOT store ammunition in your gun case along with your firearm.
• Proceed directly to the *safe table* designated by the RSO – this is where you will uncase your firearm, which will always be pointed downrange. Muzzle control is essential There is NO ammunition allowed on the *safe table*, ever.
• Transfer your uncased firearm to the gun rack in the safe manner outlined below – this is where you will store your gun when not shooting
• Return your gun case to your vehicle, obtain your ammunition and return to the range – ammunition may be placed on any surface other than the *safe table*, or anywhere on or immediately beside the gun racks.
• When directed, open and place a box of shells in the holder at your station then obtain your firearm from the gun rack and proceed, in a safe manner, to your designated shooting station – shell pouches may be used instead
• Have fun shooting our trap range but please, read the do’s and don’ts on the next page to ensure safety, consideration, and understanding for all.Rules and Tips for Safe shooting at Silverdale;
- Shotgun only. #7 1/2, #8 and #9 size shot only
- No hunting loads (i.e. turkey loads)
- Loading and setup of the trap range is to be done by RSO
- Never have your firearm loaded until you are on station, ready to shoot a target. Only load one shell into the chamber and only when it is your turn to shoot, never before your turn.
- Firearms are always pointed straight up while transferring/moving, including “break action” guns – hold break-action guns by the forestock while pointing them straight up. Over the shoulder, carry is discouraged on the range
- Do not touch or handle any firearm in the gun rack or anywhere else on the range other than the safe table and shooting station and only on the RED flag
- If you bring a guest, you are responsible for their conduct whether they are licensed or not. Licensed Guest may handle firearms without your direct and immediate supervision, but you will still be responsible for their conduct
- Unlicensed guests MUST be always directly supervised by you when they are handling the firearm – you must be able to reach the firearm or the shooter without moving your feet. You must keep your hands free of any item, such as cell phones or cameras while supervising.
- Unlicensed guests will complete their session with you at their side then transfer the gun back to the safe rack. You may now take that same firearm from the rack, back to the line, and join in the shooting yourself.
- Do not ever transfer a firearm between yourself or any other shooter, guest or not while at the shooting line. Keep your hands off your guest’s gun unless you are “rescuing” it – use verbal direction to help guests master the process
- Keep your firearm pointed down range or straight up while waiting your turn to shoot at the line – do not point a gun at the ground even while loading
- Do not rest your firearm, break action or pump, on your foot or any other part of your body, or on shell holder, while waiting your turn or loading a shell.
- No cell phone use, smoking, or other activity is allowed while shooting
- Always stay forward, directly on the firing line – do not get behind any other shooters while in possession of your firearm.
- Clean up all your shell casings – flag must be GREEN when crossing firing line to get shells
RANGE # 8 to 12 Competition Ranges
- Under construction
- Located behind the garage at the front of the property.
- This an Ontario Archery Association designed range.
- Remove your targets when done shooting
Silverdale has ZERO TOLERANCE
For the following …
- Muzzle direction other than downrange or straight up.
- Sweeping others with your firearm.
- Allowing an unlicensed guest to shoot or handle a firearm unsupervised.
- Passing a loaded firearm to another person including a guest.
- Leaving a loaded firearm unattended in any location including on the benches.
- Handling an uncased firearm, magazines, ammunition, or attempting to shoot on a green flag.
- Leaving the firing line to go downrange on a red flag.
- Abusive, argumentative, or disrespectful behavior directed towards any range officer, staff, member, or Silverdale guest.
Breach of any of the above could result in your immediate removal from Silverdale property plus possible further action.