(SMALL ARMS) RANGE ORDERS FOR PISTOL SOUTH
1. The Range
a. Name. Pistol South
b. DLRSC Serial Number: 1056
c. Location: MS 54 GR 552326
d. Air Danger Area Identification and Height: EGD604 1500 ft
e. MOD Form 905. The MOD Form 905 is displayed inside front cover of MOD
Form 906 in range wardens hut.
2. Weapons and Ammunition that may be Fired on the Range
Military Personnel - 9mm, 7.62mm, 5.56mm, .22mm calibre in service weapons.
Rifle, LSW, GPMG and Pistol may be fired.
Tracer May NOT be fired
Civilian Rifle Clubs – Rifle/Carbine
Max. Cal. .577in
Max. Muzzle Velocity 1000m/s
Max. Muzzle Energy 7000 Joules
No Automatic Fire
3. General. These range orders are to be read in conjunction with the mandatory publications for
the weapons, ammunition and practices to be fired on the range.
Targets. There are 6 sets of triple swivel targets operated from the 75 m firing point. Only figure
targets mounted in the swivels may be used.
Firing Points. Firing points are marked at 10 m, 15 m, 20 m, 25 m, 50 m and 75 m.
Troop Shelter. A troop shelter is situated near the range. Keys are available from No 6 Target Shed.
Arcs of Fire: There must be no cross lane firing
Night Firing: Night firing may take place up to 75 metres. Minimum distance for 5.56 is 25 metres.
4. Duties of the RCO.
The RCO must fully comply with Pam 21 SST and safe skills relevant to this practice and
Range Conducting Officer. Suitably qualified Officer, WO, NCO or NRS/SRA authorised official.
Safety Supervisors. Suitably qualified personnel of a number appropriate to the number of firers (at
least one per 4).
a. On Arrival at the Range. Satisfy their self with the condition of the range
b. Before Firing Commences. Sign on the 906 and verify Range Clear with the Warden
c. During Firing. Maintain SST as per Pam 21
d. After Firing. A complete clearance of debris to the wardens satisfaction prior to
signing off the 906
e. Before Departing the Range. NSP’s according to Pam 21
f. Danger Flags A Red Flag is to be hoisted on the flagpole by the 75 m FP. This
indicates that the range is active.
In addition, a Red Flag is to be hoisted at Flag D behind the range
on the ridge. This is to warn those using Dry Training Area 5 that
the range is active.
g. Range Communications A telephone on the Camp net is situated in theTtroop Shelter.
The RCO is to ensure that this is manned throughout. Tel. Ext. 3447
h. Vehicles are to be parked only on the designated car park behind the Range
5 Duties of the Range Warden. As Per LSS Assignment Instructions and Standing Orders
6 Danger Flags
A Red Flag is to be hoisted on the flagpole by the 75 m FP. This indicates that the range is active.
In addition, a Red Flag is to be hoisted at Flag D behind the range on the ridge. This is to warn those
using Dry Training Area 5 that the range is active.
Road Barriers: Gates 2 and 3 are to be closed when this range is in use.
Movement When the 600 m FP on Barry South is in use, the RCO is to ensure that no personnel
or vehicles move into that range’s danger area – marked by red pegs at an angle from
the 600 m FP.
Although no range sentry is required, the RCO is to ensure that no personnel or
vehicles move beyond the Troop Shelter on the Hogs Back Road. If Barry South is
active, he is to liaise with the relevant unit to control movement to that range.
Debris All debris and rubbish, including empty cases and cartons, are to be removed from
the range after firing is completed.
There is to be no firing from beyond the 75 m FP.
8 Co-ordinating Instructions.
a. Immediate Action to be taken in case of accident
Units must comply with: Appendix 2 To
Annex G to
Section 3 To
Barry Buddon TA Range SOs
c. Special Instructions for Use of Lasers.
d. Orders for Sentries:
Units must comply with: Annex C to
Section 3 To
Barry Buddon TA Range SOs
e. Non Standard Practices.
g. Use of Range by Foreign Forces, Civilian Police, Civilians and non MOD
h. Lane Discipline. No Cross Lane firing
i. Arrangement of Targets. Authorised arrangements only
k. Reporting of Incidents. Immediately to Range Control in the first instance.
l. Other restrictions
Medical Unit medic must be in attendance throughout the practice (Sec 4 Ch 1 Pam 21)
Transport All vehicles are to be parked in the designated parking areas.
COMMAND AND COMMUNICATION
Camp Comd’t Capt T Graham - 0131310 3423
Range Officer Capt D McGurk - 0131310 3424
Range Control - 0131310 3426
Admin Office - 0131310 3425