Proper Range Attire

In the interest of safety Action Pistol club asks that all participants adhere to a sensible dress code. Your clothes are part of your equipment and using the right equipment is essential to having a safe event. With that said most participants have an understanding of what the correct dress is for our activity. We ask that you dress appropriately while at our facility to avoid problems.

Shoes

We rely on our shoes for grip and poorly fitting or unsecured shoes are a safety issue. Please no open toed or untied shoes. Yes, this is what we learned in the 1st grade, but we live in suburbia and people forget simple things sometimes. Shoes must cover the foot on all sides, top, bottom, front, and back. Person's wearing Crocs, Tevas, flip flops, sandals, Birkenstocks, clogs, shoes without laces will not be allowed to shoot.

Socks

Please wear socks. There are many reasons to wear socks, in this case they protect your feet, ankles, and legs from hot brass and other objects that may become lodged on the side of your shoe.

Shorts

There are a few months during the summer that are warm, and we all like to to wear shorts, but this is not range appropriate. We have a small range and splash is common we ask that participants wear long pants to protect their legs while shooting. Splash is generally not much more than a annoyance, but long pants can mitigate any problems and distractions with splash while shooting.

Pants

Pants must be worn. Skirts, Kilts or other bottomless clothing is in appropriate for our activity. Please wear pants that fit properly. Baggy pants do not secured the equipment properly and can cause a hazard while moving. Excessively tight clothing limits the range of motion and can become a hazard as well. Person's with pants that do not fit properly will not be allowed to shoot.

Shirt

We ask that participants refrain from wearing loose fitting or open top shirts (tank tops, low cut, sleeveless) this is a great place for hot brass to hide. You will only do the dance once before you learn this lesson. Long sleeves are recommended, but not required. Long sleeve protect you from hot brass and other debris that may hit you while shooting.

Shirts that fit loosely at the waistline can be a hazard. The extra flaps of fabric can get caught between the gun and holster. In some cases, this can result in a negligent discharge injuring, the shooter or bystanders.

For group 1 (New Shooter), we ask that your shirt is tucked in and make sure no excess material interferes with the holster. This allows the staff to evaluate you holster work without the additional burden of a shirt in the way.

If you are the group 2 (Regular Shooter) you may wear a "bowling shirt" that hangs loose and covers your holster (concealment). In this case he shirt must be pulled well above the holster before any attempt is made to place the gun in there.

In all cases please ensure that your shirt is out of the way before you re-holster your gun.

Coats

When the weather gets colder, most people start to wear coat at the range. Any coats used should not interfere with the holster or other equipment. Beware of objects that "dangle" from the hem of the coat, like ties, straps, buttons, toggles. These objects can become trapped in the holster and result in an negligent discharge injuring the shooter or bystanders.

Please note that group 1 should not be wearing a coat.

Hat

Hats are not required but a hat protects your eyes and face from brass that may be flying your way. Loose fitting glasses can catch brass and hold it on your cheek. A hat can prevent this.

Colors other symbols of gang activity

We will not allow any one to shoot that is displaying symbols of gang affiliation.