Reason for the Survey

We are trying to simplify range operations and believe that there is no difference between the green flag and no flag - in both cases the range is cold.  So we anticipate eliminating use of the green flag.

This will result in red = range hot, otherwise range cold. You may only handle your uncased firearm when when the range condition is red.

We have installed and are testing a red light system to indicate when the range is hot.  The switch is on the right side of the 50 yd. section of the range where the flags have been.  This switch will turn on red LED lights on each of the vertical posts between shooting points, serving the same role as the red flag has played but more visible from all firing points.  The red flag will remain as backup should the red lights be inoperative.

The lights are powered by a solar panel on the roof of the range, supported by a backup battery which in principle would allow the lights to operate in the dark.

Any change in range safety procedures can introduce uncertainty - we would like your feed-back to identify any challenges to the transition.

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