INITIAL INSPECTION CHECKLIST FOR INDOOR RANGES
For use of this form. see HQDA LTR 385-91-1; the proponent agency is OCSA
On ranges built prior to May 1980, firing is limited to M16 and .22 caliber adapter and .22 caliber pistols and revolvers. On ranges
built to the May 1980 Kansas City Corps of Engineers drawing and specifications or later OCE design, firing is limited to M16, .38
caliber wadcutter and .45 caliber service ammunition. FIRING OF MAGNUM CARTRIDGES IN RIFLES OR HANDGUNS IS
PROHIBITED. If the answer to a particular item is Yes, check Safe.
Range was built month _________ year _________.
If after May 1980 and to an approved Corps of Engineer design,
place an X in Safe.
It built before May 1980, place an X in Limited.
Range has an operational ventilation system:
Make-up air inlets are provided and all are behind the firing line.
If not provided, check No and Unsafe.
Air velocity at the firing line is 50-75 fpm for ventilation systems
exhausting 100% at the bullet trap. If No, check Limited.
Downrange volume of air being moved is 35 cfm or greater with
no observable turbulence. If No, check Limited.
Exhaust air exceeds make-up air, range is maintained at a
negative pressure. If No, check Limited. If exhaust is not
working, check Unsafe.
Make-up air and exhaust systems are electrically interlocked. If
No, check Limited.
If Limited has been checked any one or more of 2b, c, d, or e;
has lead sampling been accomplished? If No, sample ASAP
using the guidance contained in Section 3 according to the
frequency specified in 29 CFR 1910.1025(d).
Range has a working target retrieval system. If No, check Limited.
Bullet stop is made of steel. If any material other than steel, check
Steel bullet stop is in good condition, not bowed or pitted.
NOTE: If it appears punctures (holes) in the backstop are caused by
authorized weapons/ammunition, thickness of steel should be checked
against bullet stop specifications.
If it appears holes are caused by overshooting the range by use of
large and higher velocity cartridges than those authorized, this
indicates lack of range discipline.
If the possibility exists of shooting through the bullet stop and building
walls, floor or ceiling, firing will be prohibited immediately until the
limiting condition can be corrected.
Range has a venetian-blind type bullet stop and forward edges of steel
plates are maintained knife-sharp to prevent ricochets. If No, check
Windows and/or door openings in front of the firing line are locked,
barred, or protected. If No, check Limited or Unsafe as appropriate.
List any other building envelope structural deficiencies that limit the use of the range or make it unsafe for use.
CLASSIFICATION and Comments: Based upon the above findings, this range is classified as:
UNSAFE - Any X in this category.
LIMITED - Any X in this category limits use to conditions that must be specified.
SAFE - ONLY X's in this category. Range is considered safe for all authorized firing.
DA FORM 5687-R, DEC 90
DA FORM 5687-R. APR 88 IS OBSOLETE