Red Flag Procedures

WHEN THE RED FLAG IS DISPLAYED IN ITS HOLDER OUTSIDE THE BUILDING, THE RANGE IS “HOT” AND SHOOTING IS UNDER WAY OR MAY COMMENCE AT ANY TIME!

  • WHILE THE RANGE IS HOT, ONLY SHOOTERS AND INSTRUCTORS MAY OCCUPY THE “RED ZONE” (RED-FLOORED AREAS). ALL OTHERS MUST REMAIN BEHIND THE RED ZONE.
  • BEFORE A DISPLAYED RED FLAG IS REMOVED FROM ITS HOLDER, ALL SHOOTING MUST STOP AND ALL FIREARMS MUST BE UNLOADED WITH ACTIONS OPEN.
  • ONLY AIMED FIRE IS PERMITTED. NO “MAG DUMPS” OR “BELT LOOP” IMPROVISATIONS!
  • THE FIRING LINE MUST NOT BE STAGGERED. THIS MEANS ALL SHOOTERS INSIDE THE BUILDING UNLESS ALL AGREE TO MOVE FORWARD TO A LOCATION IN FRONT OF IT.

ONCE THE RED FLAG IS REMOVED FROM ITS HOLDER AND INSIDE THE BUILDING, THE FIRING LINE IS “COLD”. ONLY THEN IS IT SAFE TO GO DOWN RANGE.

  • NO FIREARMS OR AMMUNITION MAY BE HANDLED UNTIL EVERYONE IS SAFELY BACK BEHIND THE FIRING LINE.
  • BEFORE SHOOTING RESUMES, THE RED FLAG MUST AGAIN BE DISPLAYED IN ITS HOLDER.

REMEMBER:

  • HEARING AND VISION PROTECTION IS MANDATORY FOR ALL OCCUPANTS OF THE BUILDING WHEN THE RANGE IS HOT!
  • PROPER FOOTWEAR IS REQUIRED. NO OPEN TOES, SANDALS OR “FLIP-FLOPS”.
  • PLEASE SIGN IN AND OUT IN THE REGISTER BOOK. NOTE ANY DEFICIENCIES. WE WELCOME SUGGESTIONS, TOO!