May be issued by ANYONE present. Take your finger off the trigger immediately, stay facing, with your gun pointed, DOWNRANGE. Wait for further instruction from the R.O.
Range is HOT - (Eye & Ear Protection is REQUIRED, for all, while the range is HOT.)
Do not step, bend, lean, or protrude any part of your body forward of the firing line, FOR ANY REASON.
Load and make ready -
You may load your firearm (this command will only be issued to you while on the firing line)
Commence Fire -
You may fire at will
Make safe and holster -
Finger off the trigger, engage safety, de-cock, etc. – Make your gun safe according to the manufacturer's instructions. Re-Holster your firearm. DO NOT remove your firearm from the holster without R.O. approval or until you are issued the "load and make ready" or "commence fire" command.
Unload and show clear -
Remove all ammunition from your firearm. Revolvers empty cylinder; Semi-automatics remove magazine &clear the chamber.
Present the firearm (POINTED DOWNRANGE) to the R.O. for inspection. (The R.O. will inspect from behind you).
Range is COLD or CLEAR -
Issued only by the R.O. After ALL firearms have been inspected by the R.O., he/she may issue this command. You may move freely, you may go downrange to change/inspect/retrieve your target.
While behind the firing line, DO NOT touch your firearm. If placed on a preparation surface (table), revolvers open and empty cylinder, semi-automatics empty magazine well, slide open, slide-lock engaged. You may load speed- loaders or magazines freely. DO NOT load cylinders, chambers, or magazines into the firearm until instructed to Load and Make Ready by the R.O. (on the firing line).