With an intent of keeping every projectile fired on the range itself a few other safety measures have been put in place. Side berms run the entire length of the range. On the range shorter walls have been erected and painted orange to encourage shooters to make sure that their targets are set at the proper height to make sure their projectiles go directly into the berm. If they see orange behind their target, they are to change the height of the target to ensure safe shooting.
All projectiles are fired in one direction, directly into dirt berms designed to capture each shot. There are 3 static distances for shooting with individual berms for each one. These would be 50 yards, 100 yards and 200 yards (though shooters can safely also use the range in distances in between any of those ranges).
A cement wall separates the 50 yard range from the 100- and 200-yard ranges allowing shooters to safely change targets on one range without affecting shooters on the other.
A new feature to the 50-yard range has been a “Bullet Catcher”, something ranges will see more and more of in the future. When studying ballistics, it was noted that lower velocity cartridges (9mm and other pistol cartridges in general) do not always have enough force at longer distances to drive into berms and tend to follow the plane of the ground after impact, often rising over the berms. To avoid this potential and take preventative measures the club invested in constructing a metal roof that overhangs the entire impact area of the 50-yard range further guaranteeing that should a round rise after impact it is captured and kept on our property.