Rules

The TCSA Ranges are open Monday through Saturday at 8:00 am and close at sunset. Sundays they are open at 9:00 am and close at sunset. To determine when the official sunset is on a calendar day, click on SUNSET. Scrolling down the page will show the sunrise and sunset times for Owego NY, on the current day. You can change the day/month/year and look at future dates.Use the Back button on your browser to return to the TCSA website. Exceptions to these fules are when proper lighting has been installed. TCSA has one Trap field allowing evening shooting until 9:00 PM, for a scheduled event supervised by a TCSA Range officer.

The membership card you receive MUST be displayed on the outside of your person while on the Club grounds for general shooting activities. Photo id should also be carried and available if your membership status is challenged while you are using the facility. Holders and lanyards are available at our membership vendors and at the clubhouse.

TCSA has a "one guest per member" rule. You may bring a guest to the club facilities. The member must be present and with the guest at all times while on the club grounds. Anyone who is not a member, is considered a guest. Husband/wife memberships require both members be present if you want to have two guests. Family membership- children do not count as a member for guest privilege purposes and cannot bring "friends" to shoot with them. Anyone under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian while on the grounds. If you are over the age of 18, you must obtain your own membership and cannot use the family option.

Please read the posted signage on each range and be cautious, courteous, and safe while using the ranges.

Please keep any shots and targets below and within the marked areas of the dirt backstops that are directly opposite the firing line. Be conscious of where the muzzle of your firearm is pointing at all times. Do not use rocks for back stops,or targets. They cause ricochets and we mow the ranges. The firing line is the front edge of the covered firing position structure on each range. No shooting should be done ahead of this line. ANY shots fired at the 200 yard backstop should be done from the furthest two positions on the right end of the 100/200 yard range. ABSOLUTELY NO CROSSFIRING from the 100 yard positions!! Shooters on the range should collectively agree on a cease fire before moving ahead of the firing line. All firearms will have actions open and empty chambers(including Magazines out) before anyone goes downrange. No one is to handle any firearm at or behind the firing line while others are downrange!!


  1. ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction

This is the primary rule of gun safety. A safe direction means that the gun is pointed so that even if it were to go off it would not cause injury or damage. The key to this rule is to control where the muzzle or front end of the barrel is pointed at all times. Common sense dictates the safest direction, depending on different circumstances.

  1. ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.

When holding a gun, rest your finger on the trigger guard or along the side of the gun. Until you are actually ready to fire, do not touch the trigger.

  1. ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.

Whenever you pick up a gun, immediately engage the safety device if possible, and, if the gun has a magazine, remove it before opening the action and looking into the chamber(s) which should be clear of ammunition. If you do not know how to open the action or inspect the chamber(s), leave the gun alone and get help from someone who does.

TCSA does not supply any type of target holders for use on our ranges. It is your responsibility to purchase or construct and bring with you to the range. Please note that some of the shooting ranges have a MINIMUM target height for safe shooting. The Silhouette/Rim Fire range and the Outdoor Pistol range have berms(dirt structures) at distances less than the total length of the range. These intermediate berms are there as a protection feature for competitions/equipment and SHOULD NOT be shot into, and you should not set anything on the top of them. Your target holder should be high enough to place your target and shots over these intermediate berms and your bullets should and will impact at the furthest backstop on the range.

Here are two different types of target holders that you can view or print, to help in constructing your own.

WOODEN TARGET HOLDER

PLASTIC PIPE TARGET HOLDER

After your shooting is done for the day, all target holders and targets should be removed from the range. Empty cases and shells should be picked up and either recycled in the "Brass Only" bucket for centerfire cases, or in the garbage for shotgun shells,steel case ammo, and rimfire cases. Please leave the range better than you found it.