FAQs


Kettlefoot’s Club and Range Rules are as follows:

  • The top priority each and every time you use Club facilities is “safety“:  Never assume anything!  Always verify that the entire firing line is clear before you proceed down range; keep the gun pointed in a safe direction; keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot; keep the gun unloaded until ready to use — prove it safe.  Use only the correct ammo for your specific gun.
  • No firearm is to be used on any range other than the range designated for that discipline.  In other words, no shotguns or bows on the Pistol Range; no rifles, shotguns, or pistols on the Archery Range, etc.  However, you may use any non fully-auto firearm on the Auxiliary Range.
  • Exception –- “Upper Rifle Range“:  slug shotguns and target sighted or scoped long-range pistols (including black powder revolvers) may be shot from sand bag/benched or standing off-hand using extreme caution.  Never quick draw or rapid fire a firearm.
  • Never shoot at glass or other non-biodegradable targets on any range.
  • Always keep firearms pointed downrange and only fire directly downrange.  Never crossfire at a target.  That means do not fire from position #10 at target #15.
  • All firearms must be unloaded, broken open, and/or display empty chamber flag until you are on the firing line ready to fire.
  • Fully automatic firearms are allowed on the centerfire rifle range following posted guidelines.
  • Hearing and eye protection (where appropriate) are required on all ranges.
  • No shot larger than number 71/2 is to be used on Club property.  The only exception is when firing at the shotgun patterning board (next to the Trap Field).
  • Use only Kettlefoot traps and targets.  Absolutely no personal/hand traps allowed.
  • Pick up your brass, hulls, and trash.  Take pride in the appearance of your club.
  • Don’t lend your membership card or share your gate code with anyone.
  • Always close and lock the gate upon entering and/or leaving the property, except during Leagues, Open Shoots, or if the gate is secured open by a rope or bungee cord.
  • When entering and exiting the property, always use the right-hand road where the split is.
  • Absolutely NO HUNTING on Club property at any time!
  • No drugs or alcohol are permitted on the firing/shooting line at any range at any time.  Never consume drugs or alcohol and then resume shooting.  Public drunkenness will not be tolerated and is grounds for loss of membership.  Under no circumstances will alcohol ever be provided by a club official.  Do not drink alcohol or take drugs that may affect your judgment or vision before you come to the range to shoot.
  • Concerning new member sponsorships, only recommend individuals with whom you’re well-familiar.
  • Rude or unsportsmanlike conduct and/or failure to abide by the Club Rules will result in suspension or permanent loss of membership.
  • Willful vandalism and/or fraud will result in loss of membership and, where appropriate, prosecution.
  • Always check the specific rules posted at each range.  If you have any questions, talk with a Range Coordinator or Club Officer.
  • You must have your current Membership ID with you at all times.  Once new ID cards have been issued (Spring 2008), the card must be visible on your person while on club property.
  • Members must accompany their Associate Members under age 18 at all times.
  • Associate Members over 18 must attend a Safety Orientation where they will receive a certificate which they must have with them while on club property.
  • Parents must supervise children at all times.  Failure to do so means suspension of privileges and/or loss of membership.  Please make sure children know and follow all safety rules.
  • Members assume responsibility for their guest’s behavior and safe handling of firearms.
  • Breaking any Club Rule(s) can result in suspension or loss of membership and loss of liability protection in case of accident or injury.

Kettlefoot Q & A

  • Do I have to be a member of the NRA to be a member of Kettlefoot?
  • No, you do not.  However, we are an NRA Affiliated Club and we highly recommend that you belong to the NRA.
  • I am not a member of Kettlefoot.  Can I shoot at your range?
  • Non-members are welcome as Guests of an active dues paying member.  As a Guest, you must be accompanied by your host member at all times while on the property.
  • Are the matches at Kettlefoot open to the public?
  • Yes, we have a wide variety of open event matches (see the event schedules posted under the individual disciplines).
  • Do you rent firearms at your facility?
  • No, we do not.  You must bring your own firearm to shoot at any of the ranges.
  • Exception — Kettlefoot does provide firearms, equipment, and targets (free of charge) to the participants in the Junior/Youth programs.
  • Do I have to pay an initiation fee to join?  What about for Associate Members?
  • Yes, there is a one time fee that must accompany your application.  We do not charge for Associate Members (spouse/dependent child); therefore, there is no initiation fee — click here.
  • Are there any firearms that are banned from being shot at your facility?
  • For safety and liability reasons, we do have some caliber/equipment restrictions.  These guidelines are posted at each individual range.
  • Where exactly is Kettlefoot located?
  • We are located in the foothills of Southwest Virginia, approximately 5 miles off of Interstate I-81.  For more information, refer to our Directions To Kettlefoot page, or contact us.