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Ihawu COVID Range Regulations

         

This document is to be aligned with IPSC and IROA COVID 19 requirements for matches. Disagreement or refusal to follow the requirements will result in the individual been requested to leave the range immediately and club sanctions could be imposed against the member.

  1. The Designated Person enforcing COVID regulations will be the Range Officer on duty or a representative appointed by him/her.
  2. A register of Yes and No questions will be filled in as well as the usual Range Register.
  3. The taking of TEMPERATURE by the Designated Person will be done and noted accordingly.
  4. Sanitize targets, target stands, plates etc. before setting up (Organizers responsibility). It is recommended that organizers use disposable gloves while performing this step after thorough hand washing. (Dispose of gloves as recommended) Avoid starting position that will need the competitor to touch the props.
  5. All IPSC Shooters arriving at range must be wearing a face mask and safety eye protection. At all times, it is not recommended to use a N95 rated mask.
  6. You will only be allowed to remove your mask whilst shooting. When finished shooting and prior to moving forward, the mask will be immediately replaced.
  7. NO physical contact between members at the range.
  8. All shooters must sanitize their hands upon arrival at each stage. Ethanol based sanitizer will be provided for each stage.
  9. Range Officers must always be wearing a mask and eye protection (goggles) to minimize exposure and must be wearing disposable gloves in case personal contact is required.
  10. Scorekeepers, if different from the Range officer, must be wearing gloves, glasses and mask when scoring.
  11. The Range Officer must ensure that the competitors mask is properly attached before issuing, “Range is Clear”.
  12. While Scoring the stage the designated patchers will then patch the targets and set up any moving targets.
  13. ONLY members taking part in the shoot will be allowed at the range, NO SPECTATORS and NO VISITORS.
  14. Squad size attending on every stage will depend on current health department recommendation
  15. Online registration to take part is REQUIRED and due to limited spots available first come first serve will be implemented, no WALK INS will be accepted. Online registration will take place on Practiscore at ihawushooting.com/events
  16. Social Distancing of at least 2m will be maintained at all times.

The Ihawu Social Committee

GUIDANCE AT AN IPSC MATCH

         

All competitors must abide with the local public health authority recommended distance (2m or less) between people when at the shooting Club, and a mask must be worn if that recommended distance cannot be maintained. Frequent hand hygiene is recommended when handling surfaces.

  1. Sanitize targets, target stands, plates etc. before setting up (Organizers responsibility). It is recommended that organizers use disposable gloves while performing this step after thorough hand washing. (Dispose of gloves as recommended) Avoid starting position that will need the competitor to touch the props.
  2. All IPSC Shooters arriving at range must be wearing a face mask and safety eye protection. At all times, it is not recommended to use a N95 rated mask.
  3. All shooters must sanitize their hands upon arrival at each stage. Ethanol based sanitizer will be provided for each stage.
  4. Range Officers must always be wearing a mask and eye protection (goggles) to minimize exposure and must be wearing disposable gloves in case personal contact is required.
  5. Scorekeepers, if different from the Range officer, must be wearing gloves, goggles and mask when scoring.
  6. Competitors will be assigned specific targets to patch. Patches will be provided by the Host Club.
  7. After the briefing, the RO will allow 4-5 minutes for the walk through. One competitor may walk through at a time while maintaining the recommended local distance.
  8. At the buzzer signal competitor will commence the course of fire.
  9. Once the competitor has finished the course of fire the RO will give the range commands appropriate to the discipline.
  10. The Range Officer must ensure that the competitors mask is properly attached before issuing, “Range is Clear”.
  11. While Scoring the stage the designated patchers will then patch the targets and set up any moving targets.
  12. Squad size attending on every stage will depend on current health department recommendation.

Procedure will be lifted when the present situation has been resolved and no longer needed.

Training Courses

The Ihawu Firearm Center is proud to offer several instructional courses for individuals of all skill levels and the Ihawu Social Sport Shooting Club endorses other courses displayed that are not presented by Ihawu Firearm Center. Click on the class name below for additional information, price, and schedule. Dates and times are subject to change.

Special Events

A ladies only event was held on Wednesday 6 November at the Ihawu Firearm Centre, incorporating Shooting fundamentals and the opportunity to shoot a number of different firearms. A fantastic evening shooting handguns, SLRs, bolt action rifles as well as a shotgun was experienced. A big thank you to everyone involved, Thomas who demonstrated how to fire a .50 cal, as well as Ihawu Firearm Centre who wavered the Range fee and helped make the place look 1st class.

Range Rules

It is recommended that children below the age 10 not be allowed, all minors must attend while being accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who will sign all documents and stay with them at all times.

  1. Any weapon should at all times be treated as if it is loaded.
  2. If you remove a gun from a holster, keep it pointed at the backstop at all times.
  3. If you are not ready to fire, keep your finger off the trigger and outside the trigger guard.
  4. Be attentive and careful at all times.
  5. If you see a dangerous situation, report it to a range instructor directly.
  6. Never use drugs or alcohol before or during your stay on the range.
  7. All of your weapons must be discharged and safely encased before leaving the shooting area.

Our Club

The Club makes use of the indoor shooting range housed at the Ihawu Firearm Center in New Germany, where one can shoot during the week between 8am and 4:30pm, and club shoots take place on the 1st and 2nd Wednesday of each month.

There are regular training sessions been held for security companies as well as close protection groups, it can get busy so we recommend between 12pm and 2pm as the best time during a week day to have fun.

Memberships

R590/year

Ihawu Club Membership

  • Renewal of memberships - R390
  • Free introduction to sport shooting training
R900/year

SAPSA Membership

  • Spousal membership @ R450
  • Kids under 18 Membership @ R450
R440/year

KZNPSA Membership

  • Spousal membership @ R220
  • Kids under 18 Membership @ R220

Ihawu Shooting Range

Mapstone Outdoor Shooting Range

Range Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

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