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Great Swamp Shooting Range

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Address: 277 Great Neck Road

West Kingston, RI 02892

Range Type: Pistol, Rifle

Hours: 8:30 AM to 6 PM. Tuesdays and Thursdays close at 5PM.

Days Open: Monday - Sunday

Latitude: 41.50201 Longitude: -71.59378

Phone: 401 539-0019

Indoor: No

Outdoor: Yes

Maximum Distance: yards

Firing Points: 0

Handguns Allowed: Yes

Rifles Allowed: Yes

Range Status: Open

Range Fee:


From the North:
Follow Interstate 95 South to Exit 9, Route 4 South
Follow Route 4 South to Route 1 South
Stay on Route 1 South for approximately three miles
At major intersection (Tower Hill) take right onto 138 West for approximately five miles (pass URI on right)
Great Swamp Field Headquarters sign comes up on the left, follow road all the way until you must take a left onto dirt road; follow until you enter the area of the Headquarters building the see signs for range.

From the South:
Follow Interstate 95 North to Exit 3, Route 138 East
Follow Route 138 East approximately 10 miles
Great Swamp Management Area sign on right; follow road all the way until you must take a left onto dirt road; follow until you enter the area of the Headquarters building the see signs for range.

Range Rules:

26.1 GUN HANDLING REQUIREMENTS - While using the target range, all users shall:
TREAT ALL FIREARMS AS IF LOADED. Keep the muzzle of the firearm pointed in a safe direction at all times. Keep firearms pointed down range while on the firing line.
26.1.2 Keep his/her finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
26.1.3 Keep the action open and the firearm unloaded until ready to shoot. For range purposes, muzzleloading firearms are considered unloaded when free of powder, pr ojectile, and primer.
26.1.4 Know his/her target and what is beyond.
26.1.5 Know how to safely operate his/her firearm.
26.1.6 Use only the correct ammunition for his/her firearm.
26.1.7 Not handle firearms or stand at the firing line where firearms are present while others are down range or during any "cease fire" period.
26.1.8 In the event a "cease fire" command is called by any individual on the range, immediately unload, open the action, remove the magazine, bench all firearms, and move to the area behind the yellow line known as the "ready line".
26.1.9 In case of misfire or hang fire, point his/her firearm down range until it can be safely cleared.
26.1.10 Fire no more than one shot every two seconds. Aimed fire only. No rapid fire, shooting from the hip, "combat style" shooting, or drawing from a holster.
26.1.11 Never use alcohol or drugs before or while shooting.
26.1.12 Transport firearms to and from the parking lot unloaded and cased. Holstered firearms are not permitted. Upon entering the firing line, firearms must be uncased at the shooting bench with the muzzle pointed down range.
26.1.13 Control his/her firearms and ammunition to prevent access by unauthorized persons.

26.2 GENERAL RANGE REGULATIONS-At all times, while present on the target range, all individuals shall observe the following:
26.2.1 Wear ear and eye protection during live fire.
26.2.2 Know and obey all range regulations and commands.
26.2.3 Know where others are at all times and be aware of his/her surroundings.
26.2.4 No smoking on, or within twenty (20) feet of the firing line.
26.2.5 Climbing on berms and backstop is prohibited.
26.2.6 Mining of lead from berms and backstop is prohibited.
26.2.7 Firing at targets on the ground, or placing targets on the berms or backstop is prohibited.
26.2.8 Firing at objects other than prescribed targets is prohibited.
26.2.9 No incendiary (tracer type) ammunition is allowed.
26.2.10 Guests are not allowed on the firing line.
26.2.11 Please limit range time to one (1) hour when others are waiting to shoot.
26.2.12 The Wildlife Management Area requirement of solid daylight fluorescent orange is not required of Rifle/Pistol Range users.

26.3.1 The discharge of any firearm other than a handgun, shotgun, rimfire rifle, muzzleloading rifle, or airgun is prohibited on the rifle/pistol range.
26.3.2 The use of shot ammunition on the pistol/rifle range is limited to patterning for seasonal hunting. Appropriate shot and patterning targets required.
26.3.3 No firing from positions forward of the designated firing line.
26.3.4 No firing from positions other than a designated shooting lane.
26.3.5 Use only the provided target stand designated for your shooting lane. No cross firing to other shooting lanes.
26.3.6 Use paper targets only. All other targets are prohibited.

26.4.1 The discharge of any firearm other than a shotgun is prohibited on the clay target range.
26.4.2 Ammunition is limited to maximum shot size of # 7-1/2 lead, or equivalent size non-toxic shot. No larger shot size or slugs are permitted on the shotgun range.
26.4.3 Clay pigeons are the only allowable target on the shotgun range.
26.4.4 Shoot from designated shooting stations only.
26.4.5 Guns are to be unloaded, actions open, when not standing in a designated shooting station.
26.4.6 Load no more than two (2) shells at a time.
26.4.7 Only two (2) shooters may simultaneously utilize the shotgun range.
26.4.8 At no time shall shots be fired, or clay targets launched toward the parking area or rifle range.

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