Club members are allowed to use the ranges only during scheduled club events and when a qualified Range Officer is supervising the range. At a scheduled range event, the range gates are unlocked by range command at the “gate time” designated on the range schedule – typically 0700 in Autumn/Winter and 0800 in Spring/Summer. The firing lines do not go hot until an hour later. All guns and ammunition must remain in containers until the ranges are hot.
The range access road is gated. Both entry and exit must be coordinated with range command. To use the Fort Meade ranges you must email Gary Greco by noon the Wednesday before the range date and in your email tell him your full name (first, middle initial, last), birth date (mm/dd/yyyy), birth city, and birth state. THIS MUST BE DONE FOR EVERY TIME YOU PLAN TO SHOOT AT THE FT MEADE RANGES.
Upon entering the range facility, range officers will drive to range command to check out the ranges scheduled for club use that day. Other members typically meet in the centrally located gravel parking lot opposite range 4. The range schedule is mostly accurate, but there are times when events beyond the club’s control affect range availability. Members should remain flexible to accommodate changes in circumstances, and as mentioned above, it is best to call the person listed as the Range Safety Officer (RSO) for that range the evening before the event to make sure that there are no changes.