//Range 5 Steel Rules

Range 5 Steel Rules

We have some very exciting news at the Club! We now have permanent Steel Targets installed on Range 5 for General Membership use.

The current setup on Range 5 is:

  • Two plate racks,
  • Two dueling trees,
  • Two hostage/tango targets.

Please be aware that the following rules apply to any members who wish to use the steel targets:

Handgun Use Only

NO RIFLES or SHOTGUNS of any kind, no pistol calibre rifles, are allowed on Range 5.

Approved Calibres

Only the following calibres are permitted for pistol:
.22LR, .38 Special, 38 SC and Super, 9mm, 9mm Major, .40S&W, .45GAP, .45ACP. NO MAGNUMS.

No Steel Ammo

No Steel Ammo is allowed, No Steel Cased Ammo is allowed. Only lead, copper jacketed or copper plated lead is to be used.

Shooting from the Mats Only

The steel is to be shot from the rubber mats provided at a distance of 10 meters and may not be moved. Targets are also not to be moved.

Steel Must Be Re-Painted

Leave the steel freshly painted when you are finished shooting. Paint is supplied on the range.

Report Any Damage

Please take care of the Steel targets and report any damage to the Caretakers immediately.

Both plate racks are reset by simply pulling on the rope with a quick yank. The dueling trees are self setting, as are the two hostage/tango targets.

Thanks and enjoy!

By |2018-04-15T17:55:21+00:00April 14th, 2018|Featured|10 Comments


  1. Devon April 15, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    I’ve already shot there and it’s awesome!
    Are these rules printed and posted at range 5? Is a fence being installed around it? Do we still sign into range 4?

  2. News and Updates
    News and Updates April 15, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    That’s great! We’re glad you’re enjoying it.

    We do have a fence planned with proper swipe card access. For now, please use the Range 4 sign in. Signage is also on the way.

  3. David N April 15, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    The New Range 5 is awesome thanks for put this together. I hope everyone respect the effort put forth by the members that put this together for all to enjoy.

    Pick-up your brass and paint the targets, not much to ask for a nice place to shoot.

    Thanks in advance.

  4. News and Updates
    News and Updates April 16, 2018 at 7:10 am

    Exactly! If we all follow the rules and clean up after ourselves, then we can be sure that all members can enjoy these targets.

  5. Tino April 16, 2018 at 8:31 am

    This is great to hear. Yet another reason to love being a member here.

    Thanks again!

  6. Mark April 16, 2018 at 10:36 am

    Thanks to everyone involved in this initiative. Yet another reason why the AFGC is the best club in the Lower Mainland.

    Regarding the handgun-only restriction, what’s the reasoning behind restricting carbines that shoot compliant calibres?

    Thanks again!

  7. Robert Engh April 18, 2018 at 2:09 am

    The reason behind no rifles, regardless of calibres, on the steel is pretty simple. While one person might know that the PCC (pistol calibre carbine) they are using is only a 9mm, to the uninitiated it might just look like any other rifle out there. Which means they may think, oh the rule has been changed, and therefore they can bring their AR15 in 223 to use on the steel, which is both dangerous and bad for the steel.
    Also, pistol calibre rifles usually send rounds downrange faster and require further distances to use safely. We decided this range was best suited for pistols and pistols only.

  8. Ken Cropley April 23, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    I have a Ruger Blackhawk revolver in .45 LC will this be allowed or would it look like .44 mags would be allowed? OK by me if it is not as I do have compliant pistols as well. Thanks Ken Cropley

  9. Whitman Richie April 23, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    Shot there today with two new shooters and all three of us had smiles until we ran out of ammo. Lots of brass available for brass pickers. Some of the stands we’re lop sided but I here they will be staked in future. Could use a portable catch net to ease the pickup of brass. Was informed there is a switch on CAN to turn on the range is hot red light Lots of fun will be back soon. THANKS AFGC

  10. News and Updates
    News and Updates April 25, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    45 LC is fine as long as they are lead bullets.

    We will be doing further testing over the next few months to see what calibers are safe and won’t damage the steel. We want to err on the side of caution for now.

Comments are closed.


Lost your password?