PHOENIX RANGE PROCEDURE
When you first arrive and the range is COLD all firearms must be in cases and cases must
be placed on the" SAFE AREA” table. Firearms cannot be taken to the line or out of the case at this time.
You will need to sign in on the sign-in sheet.
You will be able to place your targets on a frame and set the frames down range.
A side note here. All targets must be placed in the center of the frame cardboard,
one below the other as a way to cut down on frame damage.
When everyone has a target out and is back behind the red line, the RO will put up the
yellow chains, and call for the shooters to APPROACH THE LINE. Eye and ear
protection must be put on at this time. The shooters can then take their gun cases to
the line and remove their firearms. The RO will then make the line HOT and tell
the shooters to COMMENCE FIRING. The shooters can then load and fire.
If there is a HOT LINE when you arrive, you must don your eye and ear protection and place
your gun cases on the 'Safe Area Table' and sign in. The RO will then let you place one
gun case on the bench and you can remove your unloaded firearm with the action open.
When the RO calls a CEASE FIRE and then a COLD LINE you can set your target out.
When a target change is in order, or at any other time that he shall deem necessary,
the RO will sound the buzzer, light the flashing lights, and play the CEASE FIRE
recording. The only time the buzzer will sound is for a CEASE FIRE. At this time
shooters must stop firing, unload their firearm, leave the action open, and step back behind
the red line. If you have your targets at the line, get them now. The ROs will then
inspect the line to assure that all firearms are safe and then will call the LINE COLD and
turn on the COLD sign.
. There is a vast difference between CEASE FIRE and a COLD LINE. The ROs will then
remove the chains and you can go downrange. You must not go to the firing line bench
for any reason during a COLD LINE. If you need something on the bench, ask an RO
and they will get it for you.
At the end of the session the RO will call CEASE FIRE and shooting will stop
firearms will be unloaded and placed back into their cases. The cases will
then be placed on the “Safe Area Table” as at the start (or placed into the shooter’s car)
When all firearms are secured the RO will call the LINE COLD and
the shooters can pick up brass, bring in target frames, & gather their items from