RANGE HOURS & LOCATION

April 1st to September 30th
Open Tuesday thru Sunday
8:00am til 6:30pm

October 1 to March 31
Open Tuesday thru Sunday
8:00am til 4:30pm

Cease Fire begins 15 minutes prior to range closing time. A Range Safety Officer is on-duty at all times the range is open.

The Range is generally CLOSED on Mondays, but we may be open on Mondays that are Federal Holidays. The Range is CLOSED on Easter, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

If unusual circumstances (such as inclement weather) cause us to CLOSE the Range unexpectedly, it will be posted on the ERGC Facebook page. Note: You don’t have to use Facebook to see our recent posts, they are available at the bottom of this page.

You may also want to check the ERGC Calendar for special events that coincide with your visit.

Operating Procedures
Frequently Asked Questions

Address
4020 Rocky Branch Road
Cantonment, Florida 32533

GPS Coordinates
30.674261, -87.299846

Driving directions from Pensacola: Take Highway 29 through Cantonment. Turn right on to Highway 95-A. Turn right onto Quintette Rd. Turn left on to Rocky Branch Rd.

Driving directions from Pace / Milton: Take Highway 197 (Chumuckla Rd) or 197-A (Woodbine Rd) to Quintette Rd. Turn right on to Rocky Branch Rd.

RULES, REQUIREMENTS, RESTRICTIONS, & SAFETY

Requirements for Use of the ERGC Range

The use of the Escambia River Gun Club gun range is covered by the ERGC SOP, which defines what every person engaged in live-fire activities must know prior to being permitted the use of the outdoor range. This SOP is available from the Escambia River Gun Club range office and website. By accessing and using the range each member is attesting that they are familiar with this SOP and its changes and will comply with applicable rules and procedures.

All potential members of the Escambia River Gun Club range must complete a range orientation. The orientation may include any combination of a safety video of the range SOP, in-person briefing, and formal classroom training. The amount of training will be determined by the Escambia River Gun Club management. There will be a written test of the range SOP at the end of the orientation which will be kept on file. Members will only be issued a temporary membership card upon completion of watching the required safety video, passing the written test and paying for membership. The SOP review and test is also an annual requirement during renewal.

  1. Liability Waiver – Members are required to complete a liability waiver each year for renewal of their membership, and Guests must sign one as well.
    • All guests and spectators to the Escambia River Gun Club range must also complete a liability waiver for each day that they use the range.
  2. Range Orientation – Members are required to complete range orientation which includes watching the Range Safety Video and passing a written test regarding range safety. This has to be repeated annually for renewal of membership.
    • This requirement does NOT apply to guests and spectators.
  3. Fees – Members pay an annual membership fee, and there are no additional fees for range use.
    • Guests (a non-member who is shooting) will be required to pay the guest fee, but no fee is required for spectators (a non-member who is NOT shooting).
  4. Range Identification – Members are required to display their current ERGC/ERML member identification card on their person at all times on the range, above the waist so that it is visible during normal conversation. This aids the RSO in identifying members and authorized guests.
    • Guests will be issued a wristband identifying them as such and will display the wristband at all times. Sponsoring member will ensure guests comply.

For the complete list of rules, requirements, and restrictions, please download the ERGC Standard Operating Procedure by clicking this text.

The Following Items/Behaviors are Strictly Prohibited on ERGC Property

  1. No shooting at wildlife.
  2. Shooting that results in impacts on side berms or protective barriers.
  3. Shooters may not be under the effect/influence of or consume alcoholic beverages or drugs including prescription and over-the-counter medications that will affect his or her ability to participate with a maximum state of awareness and in a completely safe manner, before or during live fire activities. The RSO will deny range access to anyone that is or appears to be in violation.
  4. Fully Automatic Firearms are prohibited.
  5. Slide-fire stocks or any other device that mimics automatic fire is prohibited.
  6. 50 BMG caliber firearms are prohibited.
  7. Firing of tracer ammunition is prohibited.
  8. Tannerite or any other binary explosive is prohibited.
  9. No bullet impacts off the range, into buildings, signs, storage containers, sheds, or any other structure or range feature not an Escambia River Gun Club approved impact area.
  10. No repeated misses of the target or bullet strikes that ricochet causing a danger of bullets leaving the range.
  11. No disruptive activities, such as loud music or children that are not supervised properly. Children are welcome; however, they MUST stay at the sponsors shooting point and they MUST have hearing and eye protection at all times.
  12. Long Guns – No loaded rifles or shotguns are allowed on the Escambia River Gun Club property other than on the Firing Line under a Hot Range condition. Handguns – Loaded open or concealed carry handguns are allowed but will remain holstered and can only be unholstered on a range firing line during a hot range status or under the direction of an RSO.
    1. Open Carry – Handgun remains holstered with safety on if the gun has a safety. NOTE: no shoulder, cross-draw, or small of the back carry allowed.
    2. Concealed Carry – Handguns for CCW permit holders remains holstered with safety on if the gun has a safety.
  13. No gun handling before 8 AM – Every morning the RSO’s conduct surveys of the ranges to ensure they are safe to use and need to be able to travel downrange without having to coordinate a cold range status at each range. For this reason, a cold range exists until 8 AM. Activities other than gun handling such as setting up targets, moving cased firearms to the benches etc. are allowed same as a cold range.

For the complete list of rules, requirements, and restrictions, please download the ERGC Standard Operating Procedure by clicking this text.

General Range Rules

All range users are required to abide by and help enforce these rules. All users are expected to politely point out to any other member in violation of these rules, the nature of the violation, request they stop and, if continues violation occurs, report the incident along with the violators name, if possible, to the Range Safety Officer (RSO) on duty.

  1. Everyone is required to adhere to the written Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), which is available for download by clicking this link.
  2. Range is to be used as posted, or as directed by the RSO (Range Safety Officer) on duty.
  3. Escambia River Gun Club members must sign in at the Range Office prior to using the range and must have their membership card worn above the waist and visible while on the range to allow the RSO on duty to identify them as a member while on the range.
  4. Members will ensure their guests and spectators sign in at the Range Office and sign a Liability Waiver form. Guests will pay their guest fee and be issued a wrist band. The wrist band identifies the person as authorized to shoot under member supervision.
  5. Target type – Personal targets may be used. Targets and target stands other than the typical metal base holding up pieces or a piece of wood and a cardboard backer to hold the target must be approved for use by the RSO.
    1. Targets may be purchased at the store and target stands may be rented by the day.
    2. Exceptions – NO plastic bottles, glass targets, tin or aluminum cans, explosive targets, and any other exotic item may not be used as targets at any time without the permission of the Escambia River Gun Club management and/RSO on duty. When in doubt, ask the RSO.
  6. Clean up – Each shooter on the range must clean up their bench, targets, and shell casings prior to leaving – this will be enforced by the RSO on duty. Exercise caution not to negligently discharge guns in the direction of range property, range signs, and stationary furniture.
  7. Cross range firing – Cross range firing is allowed only as necessary to impact the various plates on the steel racks. Targets may be placed side by side not to exceed the same width as the steel plate racks. In all cases, the rounds must NOT impact the side berms/barriers. All rounds must impact the rear berm. The individual shooter is responsible for insuring the proper target height and positioning of targets so rounds will impact correctly.
  8. Hearing and Eye protection – Hearing protection and eye must be worn while at the firing line. While on range property all members, guests and spectators are encouraged to wear eye protection. Safety ear and eye protection are available for sale within the range office.
  9. Live-fire times are designated at the top and bottom of this page and in the SOP.
  10. Transporting Firearms –
    1. Uncased or unholstered – Transporting an uncased or unholstered firearm requires a hot range. When transporting an uncased rifle or shotgun, it will be griped as high on the barrel as possible in order to minimize unintended sweeping. The safe direction is up when transporting or down range while on the firing line.
    2. Holstered/concealed – Holstered or concealed firearms will remain holstered until at the firing line and unholstered only during a hot range.
    3. Uncasing – Uncasing a firearm requires a hot range. Place the case on a front bench so the firearm will be pointed downrange when the case is opened.
  11. Cease Fire – The call to cease fire is a command and can be called by anyone observing an unsafe condition or action or during and emergency. When a cease fire is called:
    1. Stop all shooting. CAUTION – Do not unload or take any other action with the firearm as it may cause a further unsafe condition.
    2. Ground your firearm (set it down) with the safety on.
    3. Wait for further instructions. When firing is stopped due to a Cease Fire call, the range is made a cold range until the reason for the cease fire is resolved and a hot range is coordinated.
  12. No firearms are to be handled or moved until the range has been declared a “Hot Range”.
  13. Cleaning or repairing – All firearms in need of cleaning or repair may only be handled under Hot Range conditions. Only exception is for muzzle loaders.
  14. Shoot at your target only. Do not shoot at any elevation that will allow a bullet to travel over the backstop berm. Any bullet strikes to facility equipment, structures, or the like other than a designated target carry a fine/fee to cover costs of replacement and/or repairs. Those individuals determined by the RSO to be acting unsafe MAY BE dismissed from the range for the rest of the day. A Safety Incident Report will be filled out by the RSO and will be reported to the Escambia River Gun Club Board of Directors for further review.
  15. No foul or abusive language allowed on the range.
  16. RSO commands and range rules must be followed at all times. Challenges to any rule or RSO command may be made in writing or in person to the Escambia River Gun Club Board of Directors.
  17. The minimum age to shoot on the range by one’s self is 18 years old.
  18. Keep your area clean – the RSO will enforce this. Please respect the equipment and clean up your area when you are through shooting. If you move something, put it back. If you break something, report it so it can be repaired for future use. If you make a mess, clean it up.
  19. RANGE SAFETY RULES
    1. MUZZLE MUST ALWAYS POINTED DOWN RANGE or UP.
    2. KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF OF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOU ARE READY TO FIRE.
    3. KNOW WHAT IS BEYOND YOUR TARGET.
    4. NEVER POINT A FIREARM AT SOMETHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY.
  20. Authorized Instructors (AI) – AI’s are allowed more than 2 guests per visit. However no more than 2 students per AI may be on the firing line at the time and only one student may fire at a time. The AI must place himself/herself in a position and reach to stop the student from acting in an unsafe manner. This restriction may be waived or conditioned in a Safety Committee approved Course of Fire. Maximum students load for each instructor is 4 students on ranges 1-5.

For the complete list of rules, requirements, and restrictions, please download the ERGC Standard Operating Procedure by clicking this text.

RANGE STANDARDS

Range safety rules apply to all members who are held responsible for their accompanied guests at all times. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, free of any felony convictions, and willing to complete a Waiver of Liability form. An ERGC membership is a family membership covering the primary member, his or her spouse, as well as the member’s children under the age of 18.

All guests, without exception, will be required to complete a Waiver of Liability form upon entering the Range. A “spectator” is defined as a person who is at the range simply to observe the activities and they do not do ANY shooting. “Spectators” are “guests” and will not be charged the “guest” fee, however they will still be required to complete Waiver of Liability form.

For the complete list of rules, requirements, and restrictions, please download the ERGC Standard Operating Procedure by clicking this text.

Requirements
Restrictions
Rules & Regs

RANGE FAQs

Only members and member-attended guests are granted access to the firing line. If you don’t know any of our members but would like to visit the range as a spectator, please contact us – we’d love the opportunity to give you a tour of our facility! Please note that everyone visiting ERGC property will be required to sign a liability waiver, regardless of whether they’re shooting or spectating.

For the complete list of rules, requirements, and restrictions, please download the ERGC Standard Operating Procedure by clicking this text.

Guest – Limit of two non-family guests per membership. A guest is a member-sponsored shooter who has signed the required liability waiver, intends to participate in shooting activities, and has paid the associated fee. After paying their guest fee, guests are issued a wrist band. The wrist band identifies the person as authorized to shoot under member supervision. The guest must display the wrist bands at all times while at the range. Members and guests cannot shoot at the same time. The member must at all times be in a position and reach to stop the guest from an unsafe act. Children of the member 18 years or older fall under the guest category. Sponsoring member will ensure guests comply.

Spectator – A spectator is a non-shooting guest who may or may not be accompanied by a member i.e. someone looking at the facilities or spectating a match and is not required to pay the guest fee. They will wear hearing and eye protection as required by range rules and will not participate in any type of shooting activities unless guest requirements are met.

Spectators without a member sponsor will complete a liability waiver and be continually escorted by the RSO during the range orientation.

Spectator with a member sponsor will complete a liability waiver and be escorted by the member during his/her visit of the range.

Note: It is the member’s responsibility to ensure all guests and spectators report directly to the RSO upon entering the range. All Guests and Spectators are required to sign a Liability Waiver form.

For the complete list of rules, requirements, and restrictions, please download the ERGC Standard Operating Procedure by clicking this text.

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Children at the Range

  1. All children less than 18 years of age must be under adult supervision at all times while inside the range perimeter. Adult (an adult member, parent, or guardian) supervision while the minor is shooting means the supervising adult must be within arm’s reach to take control of the firearm, if necessary.
  2. Children will not be left unsupervised on range property. Children found unsupervised will be escorted to the adult parent or guardian and asked to leave the property for the safety of the children and others using the facility.
  3. All children under the age of 18 years must be fitted with eye and ear protection while on the firing line. Ear and eye protection are available for sale in the range office.

For the complete list of rules, requirements, and restrictions, please download the ERGC Standard Operating Procedure by clicking this text.

RESTRICTIONS:

  1. Fully automatic firearms are prohibited.
  2. Slide-fire stocks or any other device that mimics automatic fire is prohibited.
  3. 50 BMG caliber firearms are prohibited.
  4. Firing of tracer ammunition is prohibited.
  5. Tannerite or any other binary explosive is prohibited.

ALLOWED:

  1. Rifles and handguns in all calibers with the exception of those identified in the “Restrictions” section above
  2. Muzzle loaders – all types
  3. Shotguns – all types

For the complete list of rules, requirements, and restrictions, please download the ERGC Standard Operating Procedure by clicking this text.

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Safety reminder!
Make sure targets are placed so all rounds impact the berm. 

Dont do this!

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Just the kind of genius that will get our range closed. What goes up must come down but hopefully not in somebody’s head.

Tisk tisk. Guess someone overlooked the S.O.P.

Common sense is not so common anymore

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