F l o r i d a F i r e a r m s P o l i c y
All guns are to be secured in a case or bag, unless otherwise directed by Florida Firearms Academy Staff.
WE DO NOT CHECK YOUR FIREARM! LEAVE IT IN THE CASE!
We will check your ammunition, every time. We do not allow reloads on this range.
Lead is toxic. Ladies, If you are pregnant or think you might be, you should not be in the range. LEAD IS IRREVERSIBLY HAZARDOUS TO YOUR BABY! No eating or drinking on the range. When you are done shooting, wash your hands.
R a n g e R u l e s
- Florida Firearms Academy has the final say in determining appropriate safe gun handling, proper ammunition, rate of fire, appropriate behavior, appropriate dress or if there is a suspicion of any one under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Failure to comply with any of our rules will result in a warning or an immediate ejection or revocation of your membership. Failure to comply with an ejection and you get to meet a Hillsborough County Sheriff Deputy, or two. – Failure to comply with an ejection is legally viewed as trespassing- if you have a firearm with you, then it is felony trespassing with a deadly weapon.
- Safe gun handling
- Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction. Loaded or not! Maintain muzzle awareness. We are not safe directions… neither are you.
- Keep your finger off the trigger, unless you are going to shoot.
- Keep your gun unloaded until ready to shoot.
- Good gun handlers treat all guns as if they are loaded. It is out of RESPECT to other people.
- Ear muff hearing protection is mandatory for indoor ranges! No exceptions. It is for your benefit. Ask if you don’t understand why. Eye protection is mandatory. Regular eye glasses made of plastic lenses are acceptable eye protection.
- All ammunition will be inspected. Appropriate ammunition consists of Full Metal Jacket (FMJ), Semi Jacketed Hollow-Point (SJHP), Soft Point (SP) or a Hollow Point (JHP).
NO RELOADS ALLOWED! NO EXCEPTIONS!
NO ALL LEAD AMMO, except for buckshot and slugs.
NO STEEL CORE AMMUNITION OR ARMOR PIERCING.
Sorry, no muzzle loaders, either.
Ammunition which is not proper will be held at the counter, and returned to you when you leave.
- No holster draw, except for current Law Enforcement Officers with their duty rig.
- Clean up after yourself. Shooters are responsible for proper disposal of shell casings.
- Never walk around with a gun in your hand. Not in the store, or on the range. Always use your case or bag to move the gun, anywhere. It doesn’t matter if the action is open.
- If you have a problem and you need our help, leave your gun on the range and come and get us. DO NOT BRING US THE GUN. Jams or malfunctions that cannot be cleared by shooter should ask for assistance from a Florida Firearms Academy Associate. (Remember to leave the firearm at your lane pointed down range when asking for assistance.)
9. Do not try to retrieve personal items that have fallen in front of the firing line. Let an FFA associate know if you need assistance.
10. Immediately report any injuries, no matter how small, to an FFA associate.
11. In the event of a misfire keep muzzle pointed down range and wait 30 to 60
seconds in case of a hang fire.
12. Hot brass can become stuck in loose and low fitting clothing or open toed shoes.
If brass does become stuck in clothing lay the gun down pointed down range before removing brass from clothing.
Pointing the firearm up at the ceiling or down at the floor is not down range. DOWN range is directly in front of the shooter.
13. Firearms moved from one booth to another will be unloaded, and in a case.