Rule 2. At designated shooting ranges under the control of the department, a person
shall not do any of the following without the written permission of the department, or as
(a) Use or occupy designated shooting ranges, except as posted, without written
(b) Use or discharge a firearm containing more than l round without the written
permission of the department, except for shotguns at shotgun ranges with skeet or trap
(c) Use incendiary, explosive, or tracer ammunition.
(d) On a rifle range, use other than a hand-held rifle, a muzzle-loading firearm not
exceeding 80 caliber, or a shotgun with slug load.
(e) Use other than clay targets, shotguns, or shot larger than BB or as posted, on the
skeet and trapshooting ranges.
(f) On a range designated for pistol use only use other than a pistol or revolver.
(g) Possess an open flame or lighted smoking material in areas posted against such use.
(h) Act as a spectator on the firing line.
(i) Possess or be under the influence of any alcoholic beverage.
(j) Possess or be under the influence of a controlled substance.
(k) Dump, deposit, place, throw, or leave litter, except in approved refuse containers.
(l) Endanger the safety of persons or property.
History: 1979 AC; 1986 AACS; 2010 AACS.
R 299.673 Use of firearms on designated shooting ranges; prohibited acts.
Rule 3. On a designated shooting range, a person shall not do any of the following:
(a) Possess a loaded firearm, except at established shooting stations on the firing line,
unless a person is licensed in accordance with 1927 PA 372, MCL 28.422.
(b) Discharge a firearm, except at established shooting stations at approved targets.
(c) Discharge a firearm, except when wearing hearing and eye protection.
History: 1979 AC; 2010 AACS.
R 299.673a Use of muzzle-loading firearms; prohibited acts.
Rule 3a. A person using a muzzle-loading or black powder firearm shall not do any of
the following on a designated shooting range:
(a) Use any powder other than black powder, pyrodex, or other black powder substitute.
(b) Store black powder or pyrodex in other than the original container, flask, or cow
horn. The original containers, flask, or cow horn shall contain not more than 1 pound of
black powder, pyrodex, or other black powder substitute.
(c) Load a muzzle-loading firearm from anything other than a separate powder
measure. Loading a muzzle-loading firearm from an original container, flask, or cow
horn, even if equipped with a measuring device, is prohibited.
(d) Except while loading, have open containers of black powder or flammable powder
solvent on thefiring line.