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The Vital Role of a Shooting Range Safety Officer

As a premier shooting range in Las Vegas, we know a thing or two about safety. So, while we do everything in our power to ensure that you have a great time at Las Vegas Shooting Center, your safety is our top priority. That’s why we have a range safety officer who walks behind the firing line observing our customers at all times.

The Role of a Range Safety Officer


An RSO’s primary duties are to ensure safety and to help shooters. While they are not members of law enforcement, they do have a responsibility to take immediate action to protect all individuals when circumstances call for it. To become an RSO requires going through a rigorous testing process and maintaining certification.

Additional duties include:

Because we want our customers to be free from safety concerns, RSOs must also be prepared to share their knowledge with our customers, so they’re able to comply with the range’s rules and regulations.

The 4 Fundamental Rules of Safe Firearm Handling

If you take the time to learn these 4 basic rules of firearm safety, you’ll have a better understanding of what an RSO does:

Some trainers add another safety rule: keep control of your gun. This means keeping your firearm unloaded until you’re ready to use it. It’s another good rule for ensuring safety, but it shouldn’t lead to complacency about rule #1!

We Want to Hear from You

At Las Vegas Shooting Center, our entire staff is trained to follow all current safety guidelines, so you can have fun while staying safe! We pride ourselves on making guests feel 100% confident that they are in good hands with our range safety officers. Contact us at 702-778-5872 for more information or to reserve your range time.