Alexandria Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

2729 Garrisonville Road, Stafford, VA 22556

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Range Safety Officers (RSO)

Upcoming Events:

Shooting Ranges Open this week [9:00 AM-] (except as noted in events)

12/5 ARC Rifle Match

12/5 Turkey Shoot [7:30 PM-10:30 PM]

12/6 Guest Shoot at Rifle/Pistol Range [9:00 AM-3:30 PM]

12/10 Thursday Nite Trigger Time [-]

12/12 NRA CCW Instructor course

12/12 Turkey Shoot [7:30 PM-10:30 PM]

12/13 NRA CCW Instructor course

12/17 Thursday Nite Trigger Time [-]

12/19 Turkey Shoot [7:30 PM-10:30 PM]

1/9 RSO Training

1/9 RSO Training

Archery    Hunting    Match    Both Rifle/Pistol    Rifle (only)    Pistol (only)    Shotgun    Scouts    Youth    NRA Course    Training    Turkey Shoot    Camping    Chapter Mtg    Work Party    External Mtg   

Chapter Calendar


During the COVID 19 pandemic, the timeframe in which RSO’s had to serve to be eligible for free guest passes for use at any time was extended to an 18-month window. Beginning January 1, 2021, the window will revert back to 12 months. This means starting January of next year, RSO’s will have to had served at least one recorded 4-hour stint of RSO duty withing the past 12 months in order to take advantage of free gust passes to be used at any time. This is a rolling 12-month window, and is updated each time an RSO serves duty. The next NRA RSO course is tentatively scheduled to be taught in January 2021, date TBD. A firm date will be published as soon as possible this Fall, and in the meantime, five members have already expressed their desire to be added to the course roster. Contact the RSO Coordinator soonest at tally1396@yahoo.com if you want to be added to the attendee list.
Range Safety Officers (RSO) are appointed by the Chapter Executive Committee and supervise range operations during training, when inexperienced individuals may need a more formal safety education, supervision, or competition, for organized group activities, and for the monthly member sponsored guest weekends.

RSOs are trained and qualified IAW NRA RSO course. If you are already qualified as an NRA RSO, then you will need to audit one of our NRA RSO courses to become familiar with our ranges and procedures.

Members are eligible and encouraged to take NRA RSO training, taught semiannually at the clubhouse, and earn their NRA RSO certification. All members possessing a current NRA RSO certification should ensure it is on file in the Chapter database. Members transferring in to IWLA-Alexandria Chapter will need to audit the Chapter's NRA RSO course and get trained on the Chapter's particular range safety rules. Please send a copy of the RSO certificate to the RSO Coordinator if it is not on file.

All members, after attending the Chapter's NRA RSO training class, may elect to pull RSO duty and earn a $50 annual dues reduction for 8 or more hours of RSO duty per year. 4 hours of RSO duty also earns a member the privilege of obtaining guest vouchers for use any time of the month.

The Chapter has approved rules that will allow RSOs to sign up on the website to bring up to two guests per day as compensation for RSO volunteer service. This benefit will be for a 3 hour session similar to the regular monthly rifle/pistol guest sessions, but can be performed on any day the range is open. The guest pass hold harmless agreement should be placed in the box under the Caretaker's car port. In order for RSOs to be eligible for this benefit they must have a current NRA RSO certification, current IWLA range rules certification, and have performed at least 4 hours of RSO volunteer service within the previous 18 months. The vouchers may also be used at the archery range (but not the shotgun range).

Members with expired NRA RSO certifications (certs are good for only 2 years) are encouraged to renew their certification through the NRA and send a copy to the RSO Coordinator. RSO's with expired certificates will otherwise be removed from the RSO roster. They can easily be added back to the RSO list after certificate renewal.

RSO's are also required to certify that they have read and understand the range regulations (confirmed with a 3-question RSO test) annually. This will help RSO's refresh their understanding of the range regulations and be able to ensure compliance.

Occasionally some new members ask if their military or police range experience would allow them to help as RSO. For background information, the NRA provides the insurance for shooting sports in this country not the Federal or local governments, so we have to have our RSO's trained and qualified in accordance with the NRA training syllabus.

The Shotgun range RSO schedule is managed by Rachel McBride , (Log in to see additional contact info)
. Please contact him for information.

The Rifle/Pistol range and Turkey Shoot RSO schedule is managed by Daniel Chartier , Send Message , (Log in to see additional contact info) via the RSO schedule application (below):

To see the RSO schedule, please log in.

For more information, contact:
Daniel Chartier, RSO Coordinator , tally1396[AT]yahoo[DOT]com , (Log in to see phone number)