Pioneer Restricted Access Course
The club has determined that certain designated ranges (or
bays) as well as certain activities need to be restricted to individuals who
have undergone additional training, beyond what is covered in the new member
orientation course. Safety remains the
number one concern for restricted access.
Two levels of access have been created in response to many
members who want to practice but not become Range Officers. The purpose of R1
(or level1) is to allow a member to use these areas or activities on their own
(for practice, match training, and enjoyment). Level2’s (R2) may supervise
others who wish to do the same but are not on the list.
Restricted Areas and Activities
The following are restricted areas and activities:
The “Wall” bay and the “House” bay are
restricted range areas due to the structures, which limit down range
The steel tables used for Pin Shoots on the
“Pistol Range” or “50yrd range” are also restricted.
Shooting at steel targets (poppers and plates
used in steel challenge) due to ricochets, skips and splatter.
Practicing low light shooting on the indoor
Practicing shooting bowling pins. NOTE: BOWLING
PIN STEEL TABLES ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
These areas and activities are not restricted to members or
guests when the area or activity is part of a club match, designated practice
events, or other club sanctioned event. Certified Safety Officers/Range
Officers (SO/RO’s) do not need to be on the restricted list when approved and
appointed by the Match Director for the duration of the event.
What permission is granted to those on the list?
Unless the areas have been designated as closed by the CSRO
or BOD, R1 and R2’s:
May set up and shoot the steel challenge stages.
Shooting must be done from the designated shooting position (box)
May set up courses of fire using the house and
Use any of the steel targets such as poppers
that are not locked away
Practice low light shooting on the indoor range
Supervise other shooters (members and guest)
allowing them to participate in the restricted activity
How do I gain restricted permission?
The Board of Directors has adopted the following Standard
Operating Procedure (SOP).
Be a member of PSI in good standing, i.e. no
probationary action or safety infractions
Submit paperwork that you’ve achieved at least a
rating of Novice on the IDPA Classifier for R1 rating.
If applicant is applying for R2, they would also
need proof of attending a safety officer class (IDPA, USPSA, or NRA), as well
as verification from the IDPA or SC discipline chairman that they have
officiated at least one match as a Safety Officer.
Applicant is responsible to present docs proving
qualifications at the time of the class to the instructor.
If an applicant has fulfilled the requirements
above, then the applicant must be recommended by any one of the following: IDPA
Discipline Chairmen, Steel Challenge Discipline Chairmen or any of the PSI
Range Safety Officers (RSO).
Once all prerequisites have been satisfied:
The applicant should submit their application on
the Pioneersportsmen.org website
Verify that their application got submitted with
any of the following: IDPA Discipline Chair, Steel Challenge Discipline Chair
or any of the PSI Range Safety Officers (RSO).
Classes held May-Sept on an as needed basis and
subject to instructor availability
Typically 8-12 Students per class (Actual number
is at the discretion of Instructor)
The list of applicants will be maintained and
reviewed by the IDPA Chairman, the Steel Challenge Chairman, and the CRSO.
The following are authorized to teach the
CRSO or his designee*
IDPA Discipline Chairmen or his designee*
Steel Challenge Discipline Chairmen or his
* The BOD must approve all instructors. The list of approved
instructors will be updated annually or as necessary and maintained by the
Restricted Access FAQ
We recognize that some members may have been an SO at
another club or worked at our club prior to becoming a member. Those in that
situation should schedule a meeting with the Pioneer CRSO. You will still need
to attend the P-RAC. Once the CRSO is satisfied that all the requirements have
been met, he/she can add the member to the Restricted Access list.
Please check with the CRSO before attending an outside event
to make sure it will count. If you had already done them prior to the new
restricted list procedure, check with the CRSO to see if they can be counted.
Each course is usually offered once or twice a year as
needed and will also include specific range rules at Pioneer. Let the CRSO know
you are interested and he will add you to the email list and you’ll be kept up
to date on any upcoming courses.
qualified for restrictive range use is listed on the Restricted Range List. The list is posted in the
clubhouse and IDPA shed. It is updated by the CRSO.
Many departments fall under the category of “Special Group”
members. Issues concerning Police departments or law enforcement divisions are
handled separately by the Board designated liaison. Any other special groups or
outside training organizations must seek Board approval for restricted activities.
No. The new methodology will limit the amount of overlap in
the two courses.
It is expected you will follow the guidelines set in the
course. If for any reason you are put on probation or your membership is
revoked, then you will be removed from the list.
I was on the old list prior to the new division
into two levels in 2013, what am I now?
If you were on the old list and have taken the RO/SO course,
you are grandfathered in as a R2. (You are not required to take the new PRAC
course, but are encouraged to do so.) If
you were on the list, but have not had a RO/SO course, you will be an R1.
For more information or
questions contact Tom Wilczek CRSO or Mike Briggs RSO