Sioux City, IA 51106
About YARDS SHOOTING RANGE
More About YARDS SHOOTING RANGE
Indoor gun range. Four 50 foot lanes. Range Safety Officer in range at all times. All handgun calibers. Rifles 22LR, 22MAG, 17Mach2, 17HMR. Climate controlled for year round enjoyment. $12.00 a 1/2 Hour and $20.00 an Hour up to 2 people per lane.
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Please review our Range Rules everytime you visit, and here are some more things to keep in mind.
1. Follow the three fundamental rules for safe gun handling
ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.
2. Bring safety gear
Eye and Ear protection are MANDATORY for proper safety and health, no matter if “required” by range rules or not. It is the shooter’s responsibility to ensure proper protection is secured and used prior to entering/using any range. Hearing loss can be instantaneous and permanent in some cases. Eyesight can be ruined in an instant with a catastrophic firearm failure.
3. Carry a bag/case
Common courtesy and general good behavior dictates that you bring all firearms to a range unloaded and cased and/or covered. No range staff appreciates a stranger walking into a range with a “naked” firearm whose loaded/unloaded condition is not known. You can buy a long gun sock or pistol case for less than $10.
4. Know your range's rules
Review and understand any and all “range specific” rules/requirements/expectations set forth by your range. What's the range's maximum rate of fire? Are you allowed to collect your brass? Are you required to take a test before you can shoot? Don't be afraid to ask the staff questions or tell them it's your first time. They're there to help.
5. Follow ALL Range Officer instructions
Range Officers are the first and often only authority on any range; their decisions are generally final and made to ensure safety or to protect range assets. Arguing/debating with a Range Officer is both in poor taste and may just get you thrown out depending on circumstances.
6. Don’t bother others/touch their guns
Respect other shooters’ privacy unless a safety issue arises. Do NOT engage other shooters to correct a perceived safety violation unless absolutely necessary – inform the RO instead. Shooters have the right and responsibility to call for a cease fire should a SERIOUS safety event occur. Handling/touching another shooter’s firearm without their permission is a major breech of protocol. Offering unsolicited “training” or other instructional suggestions to other shooters is also impolite.
7. Know what to do in a cease fire
IMMEDIATELY set down your firearm, pointed downrange, and STEP AWAY from the shooting booth. The Range Officer(s) on duty will give instructions from that point and/or secure all firearms prior to going downrange if needed. ROs do not want shooters trying to “secure/unload” their firearms in a cease fire situation, possibly in a stressful event; they want the shooters separated from their guns instantly so that they can then control the situation as they see fit.
8. Clean up after yourself
Remember to take down your old targets, police your shooting booth, throw away your trash, and return any equipment/chairs/tables, etc. Other people use the range too and no one wants to walk up to a dirty lane.
Follow these rules and you'll be a model citizen at the range, have a great time, and everyone will be happy to see you come back next time. Now get out there and have some fun!
Practicing good gun range etiquette isn’t just good manners—it’s good sense! Gun range etiquette is a blend of common sense, courtesy and safety. A day at the range is fun, and good gun range etiquette makes it even better.
Most clubs and ranges require shooters to attend a safety class prior to using the range. This certifies that you’ve read and understand the NRA Basic Rules of Gun Safety and the specific rules that apply at the range you’re using. Remember that there may be other gun safety rules that are enforced on your range, but these three rules are ALWAYS appropriate, no matter where you are:
1. ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
2. ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
3. ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.
12 Golden Rules
Gun Safety Rules
You never fool around or play with guns. Guns are dangerous when they are not handled or used properly and can easily injure or kill you, and those around you. There are no second chances with a gun and the rules for safe gun handling must always be followed to avoid accidents.
The 12 Golden rules for Safe Gun Handling
- Always treat the gun as loaded.
- Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
- Always keep your finger straight and off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
- Always keep the gun unloaded until you are ready to use it.
- Never point the gun at anything you don't intend to destroy.
- Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.
- Learn the mechanical and handling characteristics of the gun you are using.
- Always use proper Ammunition.
- Be sure the barrel is clear of obstructions before loading and shooting.
- If your gun fails to fire when the trigger is pulled, hold your shooting position for several seconds; then with the muzzle pointed in a safe direction, carefully unload the gun.
- Don't rely on the gun's safety to keep it from firing.
- Be aware of your surroundings when handling guns so you don't trip or lose your balance and accidentally point and/or fire the gun at anyone or anything.
- Follow the 12 golden rules.
- When hunting in a group, always pick one person to act as a Safety Officer for the Day or Trip.
- Establish and share everyone's zone of fire with each other and know where everyone is at all times.
- Always keep the gun on safe until you intend to shoot.
- Never climb over anything with a loaded gun in your hand or on your person.
- Never use a scope on a gun as Binoculars.
- If you fall or trip, control your muzzle. Afterward, check the gun for damage and/or obstructions in the barrel.
- When in Doubt; Don't shoot.