12. When wanting to change or move targets, shooters should step back from the firing after properly unloading and clearing their firearm, which will signal the Range Safety Officers. Note: Ceasefires will be called at the range officer’s discretion, usually when the majority of shooters are ready to change or move their targets.
13. When going to or from the firing line, your firearm should be in a secure case, bag or other container, and should be unloaded and cleared as described above. Firearms may only be stored or removed from their containers only while the range is “HOT.” As stated above, holstered firearms must remain holstered at all time and firearms should not be placed into an empty holster while at ECPR.
11. Shooting is only allowed from the barrel shooting stations without permission of a Range Safety Officer. Customers wishing to shoot from a seated position at a table on the firing line should make that request to a Range Safety Officer who will ensure that the shooter’s target stand is moved accordingly.
10. Only active shooters are allowed on the firing line. All others must be behind the firing line. Customers who are coaching another shooter should remain a step behind the other shooter.
17. Always observe the three NRA Rules of Safe Gun Handling:
ALWAYS KEEP THE GUN POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION
ALWAYS KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF OF THE TRIGGER UNTIL READY TO SHOOT
ALWAYS KEEP THE GUN UNLOADED UNTIL READY TO USE.
6. Declaring the range “HOT”: After a cease fire, the Range Safety Officers will confirm that everyone is back from down-range. At that time, the following command will be given:
“ATTENTION SHOOTERS, THE RANGE IS ABOUT TO GO “HOT.” At this time, please put ear and eye protection in place. At the sound of the whistle the range will be “HOT” and you may handle firearms and commence firing.”
The Range Safety Officers will then confirm that everyone has ear and eye protection in place, then blow a whistle loudly and declare the range “HOT.” At that time, customers may handle firearms and commence firing.
9. Handing a firearm directly to another person is discouraged. It is preferable to place the firearm in an unloaded and secure condition on the barrel shooting station and allow the other person to pick it up. If handing a firearm to another person, personally check, unload and clear your firearm before handing it to another person on the firing line. Never accept a firearm from another person that has not been checked, unloaded and cleared. During any such transfer, THE MUZZLE OF THE FIREARM MUST NEVER POINT AT ANY PERSON (INDLUDING HIS/HER HANDS) AT ANY TIME.
1. Customers may carry firearms on their persons while at ECPR. However, handling of firearms is only allowed on the firing line after the range has been declared “HOT” by a Range Safety Officer with the specific instruction that shooters may handle firearms. No handling of firearms is permitted in any other location at ECPR or at any other times, except at the specific direction of a Range Safety Officer.
All shooters must provide their own ear and eye protection. Ear and eye protection is required at all locations beyond the parking lot. Shooters maintain sole responsibility for the adequacy and efficacy of their ear and eye protection.
FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION ALLOWED
Firearms allowed at Eagle Creek are limited to pistols, shotguns, and any firearm that shoots a traditional pistol caliber. No black powder or “muzzleloader” firearms are permitted due to ECPR’s strict rules on muzzle direction (below). Customers shooting “shot shell” shotgun ammunition should use the designated shotgun target stands. No armor piercing, tracer, or explosive ammunition is allowed.
ANY FIREARM THAT A CUSTOMER INTENDS TO SHOOT AT ECPR MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE RANGE IN A SECURE CONTAINER, CASE OR RANGE BAG. HOLSTERED PISTOLS ARE ALLOWED - BUT ALL HOLSTERED FIREARMS MUST REMAIN IN THEIR HOLSTERS - NO DRAWING OR REHOLSTERING IS ALLOWED.
EAGLE CREEK PISTOL RANGE
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Additional questions or comments? Click on the "Contact Us" button or call (317) 432-0747.
For your safety, ECPR has strict Rules & Regulations in place. Those Rules & Regulations are personally reviewed with every customer upon arriving at ECPR for the first time. For your convenience, they are also printed below. We hope to see you at Eagle Creek!!
ECPR does not accept reservations, and we are first-come-first-served. But with 20 lanes available, we almost never have a wait. We welcome families, groups and organizations.
Weekend shooting activities at ECPR take place on 20 lanes in two 60-yard bays (10 shooting lanes apiece). At Eagle Creek, we allow pistols, shotguns and any firearm that shoots a traditional pistol caliber. If you have any questions about whether you can shoot your firearm at ECPR, please click on the "Contact Us" button above and let us know what you'd like to shoot - we'll respond promptly.
All passes are available for purchase at Eagle Creek Pistol Range. If you purchase a pass on-line, just print the receipt and bring it to the range and we'll have your pass waiting for you.
Ten-Visit Pass: $125 (Best value - no expiration, can be shared among multiple shooters, two-hour time limit)
Full Season Pass: $275 (Individual pass - unlimited access whenever the range is open.
Eagle Creek Pistol Range ("ECPR") is owned by the Consolidated City of Indianapolis and serves as a training facility for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department from Monday through Friday.
Prior to 2011, ECPR was operated by Indy Parks on weekends as a public range and was also available for rental by professional firearms instructors like TFT. Starting in 2011, TFT assumed responsibility for the management the range on weekends under an agreement with the City, and we continue to offer our firearms training courses there. ECPR is staffed by NRA-certified Range Safety Officers for a fun, safe shooting environment. Our staff is always available to offer shooting tips and friendly advice.
Eagle Creek Pistol Range is located at 5820 N. High School Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254. (See map below.) ECPR is open to the public from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm every Saturday and Sunday, March through December. ECPR is an outdoor range, but our firing line is covered, so rain is never a problem. We do not have a minimum age at ECPR, but a parent must accompany anyone under 18 and children must be very closely supervised.
Every customer must participate in a written safety orientation with a Range Safety Officer before shooting at Eagle Creek Pistol Range (“ECPR”). Customers are asked to initial each of the rules listed on our rules sheet, indicating that they understand each rule and agree to adhere to the requirements of each rule.
5820 N. High School Road
Indianapolis, IN 46254
PLEASE NOTE: Eagle Creek Pistol Range is now closed for the 2015 season. We will reopen the first weekend of March 2016.
Please check back here or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TFT.Indy for further updates.
19. Know your firearm. Shooters should have read and understood the owner’s manual and be familiar with all safety warnings and with the operating instructions for their firearm before arriving at the range.
15. Fired bullets must impact the bullet trap area (berm). Bullets should not impact the ground, walls or overhead baffles of the range.
8. Carrying a firearm along the firing line is discouraged. It is much preferable for firearms to remain stationary and customers to move to the location of the firearm. However, firearms may be moved between adjacent barrel shooting stations. If carrying a firearm along the firing line, carry it with the slide locked back/cylinder open and/or action open and control the direction in which the muzzle is pointed – which must be down-range at all times. NEVER WALK BEHIND SOMEONE ON THE FIRING LINE WITH YOUR FIREARM SO THAT YOUR MUZZLE IS POINTED TOWARD THAT PERSON AT ANY TIME.
5. Going down-range: Once a cease-fire command has been given, the Range Safety Officers will inspect every firearm on the firing line to ensure that it is unloaded and cleared as described above. During this process, customers should remain at least three feet behind the firing line. Once the firing line has been determined to be “clear” by the Range Safety Officers, the command will be given that the range is “COLD” and customers may go down-range and change or move targets. Until that command is given, customers should remain at least three feet behind the firing line. If not changing or moving targets, customers should stay at least three feet behind the firing line throughout the cease fire.
3. “Cease fire” commands: When a “cease fire” is declared on the range, a Range Safety Officer will blow a whistle loudly and make the following command: “CEASE FIRE, CEASE FIRE, CEASE FIRE. Please clear and unload all firearms. Slides back, magazines out, chambers empty on semi-automatics. Cylinders out, all chambers empty on revolvers. Actions open on rifles and shotguns. Please step back from the firing line. ABSOLUTELY NO HANDLING OF FIREARMS WHILE THE RANGE IS COLD.”
20. Always have a clear view of your target and what is beyond.
21. ANYONE SUSPECTED OF BEING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL, DRUGS, OR MEDICATIONS WHICH INHIBIT PERFORMANCE OR JUDGMENT WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ANYWHERE ON THE PREMISES OF EAGLE CREEK PISTOL RANGE
14. Targets: Targets and target stands are provided by the range. Shooters are asked to reface their targets before leaving the range. Do not shoot another shooter’s target, unless you have that shooter’s permission. Targets should not be placed so as to allow intersecting lanes of fire. Shooters may bring steel targets to the range to be placed a minimum of 25 yards from the firing line. All steel targets are subject to approval by a Range Safety Officer and some steel targets may be required to be placed beyond 25 yards.
7. ON THE FIRING LINE, THE MUZZLES OF ALL FIREARMS MUST BE POINTED STRAIGHT DOWN-RANGE AT ALL TIMES. NO EXCEPTIONS.
2. Holstered firearms are allowed at ECPR. However, all holstered firearms must remain holstered at all times. Drawing from a holster or reholstering are not allowed.
Customers supply their own firearms and ammunition - we do not currently rent firearms or sell ammunition at the range.
NOTE: All instructions of the Range Safety Officers must be followed. Range Safety Officers reserve the right to remove anyone from the firing line. In the event that anyone is observed violating these Rules and Regulations, he/she may be asked to leave the premises and no refund will be issued.
16. Only firearms in good working condition are allowed on the firing line. All firearms are subject to inspection by a Range Safety Officer. GENERAL FIREARM SAFETY
One-Hour Pass $15 (per person; additional shooters on same lane - $10 apiece)
4. When a “cease fire” is called by one of the Range Safety Officers (also known as declaring the range “COLD”) immediately stop firing, unload and secure your firearm as described above and lay it down (ejection port up on semi-automatics, cylinders up on revolvers, actions up on rifles and shotguns). Step back from the firing line (at least three feet). DO NOT under any circumstances handle your firearm or any other objects on the barrel shooting stations or on the tables on the firing line during a cease fire. You may touch any item on the barrel shooting stations or on the tables on the firing line only when one of the Range Safety Officers as given the command to resume shooting, by declaring the range “HOT,” and specifically instructing shooters that they may handle firearms.
18. Treat every firearm as if it were loaded at all times. Always keep your finger outside of the trigger guard until the gun is pointed at your target and you are ready to shoot. The safest location for your trigger finger while handling a handgun on the firing line is along the slide of a semi-automatic, or along the cylinder of a revolver. Only place your trigger finger inside the trigger guard when you are ready to shoot