MRA is Open

Important information about MRA Range opening follows.  Please take a moment to read about the temporary rules and protocols that are now in effect.  All Members/Guests are required to follow all MRA rules and as well as the Temporary Rules outline below. FAILURE TO ABIDE BY THE RULES WILL JEOPARDIZE YOUR MEMBERSHIP

Things will not yet be back to normal, but with your cooperation we can all safely begin to enjoy the shooting sports once again.

We have modified MRA operations in order to keep the ranges safe for all and in compliance with best practices for protecting us all from COVID-19.

Office Hours

We expect to have office hours as usual on Sunday morning and Wednesday evening, but will limit access to the office as needed for appropriate social distancing.

Members / guests / prospective members will only be allowed in the office if they are masked or can practice social distancing at 6 feet while conducting business.  Individuals, weather permitting, can be taken to the porch or outside for longer conversations.

Lounge Area Use

Use of the lounge is heavily restricted.  You may use the lounge area for access to Pope and Loeb ranges, but otherwise you should stay out of the lounge.

 Social Distancing and Masks

We expect all members to follow established social distancing practices, and wear masks when necessary.  Please be respectful of your fellow members and their families.

Sanitizing

We anticipate being able to provide spray bottles of disinfectant and paper towels throughout the facility.  These are MRA property -- please don’t walk off with them!

Guest Policy Modifications

Until Wednesday, June 3, 2020, the MRA will be a members’ only facility.  There will be no guests during this initial period.

Effective June 3, 2020 and until further notice, members will be limited to one (1) member of their family as a guest.  The Board will revisit this on a monthly basis with the goal of returning to the previous policy if and when circumstances and/or capacity and social distancing will support relaxing this temporary measure

 New Range Procedures

There will be new temporary procedures for all ranges.  All active ranges, except the two shotgun fields will have every other shooting station closed off to enforce a 6-foot distance between shooters.  Where appropriate, disinfectant supplies will be available.

On all ranges, PLEASE be considerate of others and limit your range session to 20 minutes or so if there are others waiting.  We all want to shoot -- please share the range.  The Loeb Range will still be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you may wish to consider avoiding peak hours (Wednesday evening and Sunday morning).

Here are the new procedure details by range:

 Loeb Range

  • Entry to the Loeb range will be through the observation room only.  The other door will be used for exit only.  Both doors will be clearly marked.
  • Every other shooting station will be blocked off to maintain 6 feet between shooters.  This reduces the number of shooting stations to 6.
  • Please wait in the marked areas in the observation room for a station to be available, and maintain social distancing.
  • There is room for 1 person to wait inside the Loeb range in a clearly marked “on deck” area just inside the door.  Waiting here will ensure that someone can see that someone is waiting to shoot and not just observing.

Fazio Range

  • Every other lane is blocked off. Only four lanes are open. Maintain social distancing and wear face masks.

Pope Range

  • Every other lane is blocked off.

 McLaughlin Range

  • Every other lane is blocked off.

 Summa Range

  • Shooting positions 1, 3, 4 and 6 are open; 2 and 5 are closed until further notice.

Shotgun Ranges

  • When racking and retrieving shotguns, please do so in single file, keeping a safe distance between yourselves.
  • Ammunition will be provided on the range, not in the office
  • If you are seated, please keep a safe distance from other observers.

 Archery and Axe / Knife Throwing Area 

  • open 

OUTDOOR QUAIFICATIONS (Summa and McLaughlin Ranges)

  • Jerry will be working on smaller groups and the most effective and efficient manner to qualify members.  Sign up in the office

 

Any questions or concerns, please contact us during office hours or send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank You and always be safe and shoot straight

  
Board of Directors
Massachusetts Rifle Association 
 
 
 
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