Night Run and Gun Rules
You must be experienced at shooting sports to participate in a night match.
These night matches are NOT for beginners.
Night run and gun uses the same firearms classifications as regular Run and Gun. If you use a laser on a pistol in a standard Run and Gun match it moves you into open. That is also true when using a pistol with a laser for a night match. See classifications at bottom of this page.
The RO on each squad will assign each shooter a number. Before anyone goes to the line to shoot the RO will have everyone yell out their number in order to insure everyone is present.
RO’s will wear blue chem-lights and the assistant will wear white chem-lights.
Spectators are allowed, they will be given purple chem-lights.
We will review flashlight etiquette during the safety meeting before the match. Basically it comes down to being aware of where you shine your light. It takes a long time to acquire your night vision. One careless person can mess up your night vision very badly for the match. The largest number of problems comes in when people use headlamps when pasting and scoring.
#1 Never handle your firearm until the RO (Range Officer) allows you to. Your RO will tell you when to handle your firearm.
Do not walk to the line with your firearm until the RO insures the range is clear and tells you to bring your firearm to the line.
If you have malfunctioning equipment you may take it to a gun handling area with an RO or other assigned person.
Always ask permission from your RO before going to the gun handling area.
#2 Never load your firearm until you are the shooter on the line and the RO tells you to “load and make ready”.
#3 This is the 180 rule. Never allow the barrel of your gun turn toward the back of the range. The 180 line is an imaginary line that travels down range with the shooter. See diagram below.
When you are shooting a course that makes you move right or move left make sure you are careful of where your barrel is pointing when you reload.
#4 Guests that are not shooting must have proper eye and hearing protection.
#5 On courses that require you to move down range, backing up is not allowed.
#6 All Carbines require chamber flags. We will have them for sale when you sign in for a match.
Breaking any of these safety rules may result in a DQ (disqualification) and the shooter will be sent home.
At Run and Gun the RO is given the authority to DQ a shooter for anything they see that is unsafe.
9 – Shooting Divisions
Stock Revolver – Open Revolver – Lo-cap Stock Auto – Lo-cap Open Auto – Carbine – Hi-cap Stock Auto – Hi-cap Open Auto – .22 Pistol – .22 Rifle
Stock Revolver – Any stock revolver with stock barrels, open sights.
No compensators, venting ports or optics of any kind.
Open Revolver -Any revolver, no restrictions.
Lo-cap Stock Auto – Any auto in stock configuration, standard sights, 8 rounds maximum.
Lo-cap Open Auto – Any auto, 8 round maximum any sights and porting.
Hi-cap Stock Auto – Any stock auto no mag restrictions 9+ round mags no maximum.
Hi-cap Open Auto – Any auto, no magazine restrictions, any sights, no restrictions.
Carbine – Centerfire Pistol caliber above .22 (9mm, 40, 45) and 300BO for Centerfire Rifle, any capacity mags, any sights.
.22 Pistol – All .22 pistols
.22 Rifle – All .22 rifles