2023 rev





The Lorain Rifle and Pistol Club, Inc. is located at 48548 N. Ridge Rd., Amherst, Ohio 44001.

Mailing address is:  P.O. Box 111, Amherst, Ohio 44001-0111

Website: lorainrpc.org



1)     Unlock the main gate, turn the combination back to zero and secure the gate to remain unlocked while the facility is in use.

2)     All combination locks must be turned back to zero (or combination rolled off if lock does not permit zeros) immediately after opening.

3)     Members, guests and competitors shall be required to log-in and log-out in the registration log. In addition, all guests must sign and submit a release of liability form one time per calendar year.  Everyone must complete the registration process before using any of the range facilities.

4)     Identification badges furnished by the LRPC must be visibly worn by all members and shooting guests while on the range.

5)     No non-member or guest will be given lock combinations.

6)     The last person leaving the range is responsible for locking and securing the club facilities.



1)     Alcohol, illegal drugs or prescription drugs that may impair your judgment are prohibited on the club grounds. Anyone under the influence and/or impaired is not permitted on club grounds and may be subject to criminal charges.

2)     Range hours are from 9:00 am to sunset not to exceed 8:00 pm. Shooting is allowed during posted hours only.

3)     Ranges may be closed for orientations or club events.

4)     The grounds are open from 8:00 am until 30 minutes after shooting hours. All after-hour usage must be approved by a board officer.

5)      Members are responsible for their guest(s) and the safe and secure use of our club and its range facilities.

  • a) A member may have a maximum of 3 guests per visit. A member may only have 1 guest on R2 and R3 at a time or all three on R1 and R2 however only one may shoot at a time. A greater number of guests may be permitted with board approval and additional range safety officers (RSO).  Only one (1) shooting guest, identified with a guest badge, is permitted on the firing line and the member must supervise, and will not shoot, while the guest is shooting. No more than one shooting position can be occupied by that member’s group. All non-shooting guests must remain approximately four (4) feet behind the active firing line.

6)     A member of the board becomes the Chief Range Officer (CRO) when present on the range and is responsible for enforcing all LRPC Rules and Regulations. In addition, the CRO has the authority to correct any action that they feel is unsafe or not within the spirit of the club.

7)     No full automatic firearms, bump stocks, binary triggers, modifications that alter the factory rate of fire, cannons, explosives, hand grenades, bombs, or incendiary devices are permitted on club premises. No ammunition that contains duplex projectiles is permitted (except shot shells). No armor piercing ammunition is permitted. Smokeless rifle cartridges, 50 caliber or larger (i.e. – 50 BMG) are not permitted. The board may impose other caliber/muzzle energy restrictions as range safety requirements necessitate.

8)    All shooters are responsible for policing their area.  Except for rimfire cartridges, all other spent cases (brass, steel, aluminum and shot shell hulls) must be taken home or placed in designated shell containers.  Misfire or dud loads shall be removed from the club property or placed in the marked “Duds” container only. DO NOT put misfires or duds in club garbage or burn containers!

9)    Shooting trees, club property, or wildlife are strictly prohibited.

10)    Walking upon the earthen bunkerto mine or pick up lead is not permitted.


C) General and Safety Rules

1)     ALL firearms being transported to and/or from the active firing line must be unloaded, boxed, bagged or cased. The only exceptions are during matches as directed by officiating range officers. There is only one active shooting line on any range at any given time.

2)      Before going forward of the firing line, the firearm and the line must be made safe.

3)     A firearm is “safe”, “made safe” or in a “safe mode” when it is unloaded, action open/cylinder open/slide back, magazine removed, and an empty chamber indicator (ECI) inserted.  A muzzle loading long gun, pistol, or cap & ball pistol is considered “safe” when it contains no power charge(s), projectile(s), and live cap(s).

4)     The “line-is-safe'' when all firearms have been made safe, with the muzzles pointing downrange and all shooters have stepped back from the firing line.  Muzzle loading long guns may be placed in a portable rack.  No one may move forward of the active firing line until all shooters have acknowledged that the “line-is-safe.”

5)     The line is no longer safe when everyone is behind the active firing line and all shooters have acknowledged that the line is “clear to fire”, “hot”, or “no-longer-safe.”

6)     If a firearm is unable to be made safe for any reason it must be cased or boxed and removed from the range.

7)     Handling or maintenance of any/all firearms while anyone is down range is NOT PERMITTED. Violations will result in immediate disciplinary action (i.e. immediate removal from club grounds, suspension of membership, revocation of membership, or possible criminal charges).

8)      Shooting positions and/or target frames shall be adjusted so that the projectile passes through the target and impacts the bunker at all times.

9)     Open carry is NOT PERMITTED except for law enforcement personnel. Permission for open carry is only granted by the board for LRPC approved shooting events.

10)     Persons that possess a valid State of Ohio concealed carry permit may carry a firearm concealed while on Club grounds. Those persons shall not draw their firearm from a holster at any time for practice while on the Range unless the board approves such activity.

11)    Everyone must use eye and ear protection while on the active firing line.

12)    Combat and/or quick draw shooting is not permitted on the range unless the activity is approved by the board.    Violations will result in disciplinary action.



1)     Call 911 in case of any emergency on club property.  If possible, send a person to the main gate to direct any emergency vehicles, ambulances, police, or fire, to the scene.

2)     Emergency trauma kits are located at each range and in the stat house. The kits on the range are sealed and should only be opened in cases of life-threatening scenarios.

3)     All incidents, accidents, destruction and/or theft on club grounds will be investigated; this may include law enforcement and/or members of the board.  Incident/accident reporting forms are available to club members. Notify a board officer about the incident within 24 hours.

4)     Any member of the LRPC may file a grievance in writing with the board.  Any complaint will be taken under advisement and answered by the board.

5)     Applicants for membership in the club must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.  All approved applicants for membership must attend a new member orientation program before being accepted as a member.

     a) Orientation dates will be scheduled and directed by the board.
b) Any member in good standing may attend a new member orientation as a refresher.

6)     The definition of a pistol or rifle shall be defined by current federal and state guidelines.



1)     The board/trustees will investigate all complaints against members and guests. A written report will be submitted to all parties involved when the investigation is complete.  The board will be responsible for rendering decisions concerning any disciplinary action.

2)     There will be five (5) categories of disciplinary action:

     a) Written reprimand and/or repeat new member orientation for review.
b) Probationary membership for up to one year.
c) Suspension of membership for up to one year.
d) Permanent revocation of membership.
e) Civil/legal action.

3)     Any disciplinary action taken will be documented and placed on file.

4)     Threats or altercations between members or guests shall be grounds for disciplinary action.

5)     The club board/trustees will investigate alleged infractions of club rules & regulations or any situation or circumstance that may cause harm or be counter to a safe club environment.  All parties to the incident will be requested to attend a privately held trustee fact-finding meeting.  Failure to attend or to respond within a thirty (30) day period may be considered as grounds for revocation of membership.

6)     Refer to LRPC By-Laws, Article VI, Section 4.



1)     The board is defined as the governing body (Refer to LRPC, Article IV By-Laws)

         a) The board may appoint by majority vote:

    1.   any vacancy of office that may occur before the general membership election
    2.   a financial officer/treasurer to keep and maintain financial records and accounting
    3.   committee heads for various club functions and projects
    4.   a secretarial officer to maintain club roster and applicable records

2)     General board meetings are conducted throughout the year as specified by the LRPC By-Laws. General board meetings are open to all members.



1)     A person under the age of eighteen (18) is considered a juvenile.

2)     A juvenile wishing to participate in a club sponsored match must have the approval of the Director supervising the event.  Before a juvenile may participate, their parent or guardian must sign a Release of Liability form.



1)     Club members who have received training in the set-up and use of the ransom rest, chronograph, or other specialized equipment will be issued the lock combination to access this equipment.

2)     Return all club equipment to its proper storage location after use, i.e. spotting scope, sandbags, rests, etc.

3)     Permission is required from a board officer for the removal of club property from the premises.

4)     Report all broken, damaged, vandalized, or other irregular conditions of equipment or property to a board officer as soon as possible so corrective action/safety can be expedited.