Da Form 5687-R - Initial Inspection Checklist For Indoor Ranges Page 3


14. On a plate/sand trap type of range, targets are not suspended in front of plate
seams or welds. (Noncritical, except where seam/weld is damaged.) Reposition,
relocate to correct.
15. On ranges constructed prior to 1980, pipes, conduit, lights, lighting fixtures and
other protecting surfaces in front of the firing line are baffled or covered with 3/4 -
inch plywood. (Critical to protect items mentioned above and reduce maintenance
16. Side wall windows or doors in front of the firing line are bricked in, baffled or
otherwise protected with wood or steel. (To prevent shooting outside of the
17. On plate/sand type ranges, width of sandpit is determined to be adequate by
dropping a plumb line from the edge of the bullet stop to the floor. (Necessary to
prevent damage to the floor.)
18. Special Situation Type Comments:
Range floor is constructed of wood and there is a room below, the floor in front of
the firing line for at least 8 feet is covered will) steel plate of 3/16-inch minimum
thickness for .22 caliber and 1/4-inch for .38 and .45 caliber ranges. (Where
used, steel plate must be covered with a non-skid composition floor covering
such as linoleum.)
Wooden floor at firing line is coveted with a non-skid composition floor covering
to prevent powder from accumulating in cracks and presenting a lire hazard.
Wooden ceiling is protected for 10 feet in front of (extending from the firing line to
the first baffle) and 10 feet in back of firing line with 3/16" steel plate covered with
2" douglas fir planking or one sheet of 3/4" douglas fir plywood for .22 caliber and
1/4" steel plate for .38 and .45 caliber faced with 2 inches of douglas fir planking
or 2 sheets of 3/4" plywood. (Mandatory - where applicable.)
Ceiling baffles are constructed and positioned properly to prevent shooting into
the ceiling. (Mandatory where ceiling design only utilizes one ceiling target light
and no ceiling baffles.)
Ceiling baffles are placed so they do not restrict vision or interfere with operation
of the target carrier system. (Self explanatory.)
Partitions or baffles extending from floor to ceiling between firing positions are
used only when all positions are visible from the control point. (Mandatory, but
generally applies to the older ranges.)
19. Plate/sand trap type range - sandbagging, heavy padding or other means are used
on the back of the bullet stop to reduce impact noise.
20. Range illumination eliminates undesirable contrasts between bright target and dark
surroundings. Fifty foot candles or better are desired. (Desirable, but noncritical.)
21. Lower edges of overhead lighting protection baffles do not interfere with shooters'
seeing up range. (CRITICAL - shooters cannot hold a correct sight picture if they
must bend over to see under the baffles. Applies to handgun and off-hand rifle
22. On pistol ranges, center of target is on a line extended 5% above firing position to
and through the target. (Noncritical but a height below or above this makes it more
difficult to hit the target)
23. On rifle and pistol ranges, target heights of 18" and 5' are provided. (Noncritical but
24. Target holders are constructed of round bar metal stock without any flat surfaces
exposed to the firing line. (Exposed flat surfaces can cause ricochet or
25. Targets are numbered to coincide with numbered firing positions. (Essential to
ensure firing on proper target.)
Range is equipped with floor drain and trap to facilitate cleaning by wet methods.
PAGE 2, DA FORM 5688-R, DEC 90


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