There have been several incidents while firing on the 100 yrd range and for this reason we are making a few changes.
Starting immediately, no ground targets are to be used. These are targets (plastic or metal) that are placed on the ground and are meant to tumble or roll when hit. Sometimes called Reactive Ground Bouncing Targets.
No cans, bottles, metal or plastic balls, jacks or tumble type targets are to be used on any range. (See photos)
By placing targets on the ground you increase the chances of a ricochet off the ground. Also, metal targets with a many angel design also increase the chance of a ricochet.
Suspended, flat metal targets are acceptable.
On the 100 yrd range, suspended, flat metal targets are fine and must be placed near the backstop berm. If you place them closer to the firing line you now increase the chances of a ricochet into other ranges or the parking lot. You also need to be aware of not placing any targets near the utility entrance gate on the 100 yrd range.
Of course, most of the concern comes from high powered rifles and ammo. In fact, the club provided the proper metal targets at one point. However, on the first weekend they were put up one member arrived and destroyed them in the matter of minutes. (see last photo)
In case you are wondering about Cowboy Action Shooters at WLAHC shooting at metal targets at close range. They use lead only bullets, pistol caliber cartridges (even in the rifles) and special low powered rounds.