ATAC Range Day™ Policies, Attendance Rules (Exhibitors, Attendee, Non-Profits, Media)
Standard Operating Procedures and Policies
Professionalism: All Exhibitors, Attendees, Non-Profits, Media are reminded that the ATAC Range Day™ is a private event with a objective to provide a range for manufacturers, distributors, retailers and others to demonstrate and converse (face time) with end users. We require everyone to conduct himself or herself in a professional manner and read thoroughly the ATAC Range Day Policies.
Communication: BCC stands for “Blind Carbon Copy” indicating those who will or shall receive a copy of a memo without being listed in the “To” or “CC” fields. This is a reflection of the integrity of your communication systems. Please ask before copying others in any e-mails.
Must all the attendees register? Yes, if you do not register then you will not be granted access.
Who can attend the ATAC Range Day? The range day is NOT open to the public nor is it open to all exhibitors. The exhibitors are vetted companies that are either referred or invited. The attendees are also referred and/or invited. To maintain the integrity of the event, there is a board in place that approves any and all exhibitors, attendees and media. Past performance, conduct, professionalism, as well as general morale during the interaction with social media and the community during the ATAC Range Day are taken into consideration. ATAC is a ZERO Tolerance company and we want to be clear that your vetting policies of your guest and staff list is your responsibility. If someone on your guest list and/or staff does not follow our policies, your company will be held accountable. Kindly take the time to annually evaluate your guest and staff list.
PERSEC/OPSEC issues with name entries? ATAC Range Day Policies must be followed for security and to maintain an organized community while on and off the range. Please note there are two corporate boards involved here, which work independently: ATAC Global and the Range. If you ever have questions about OPSEC and PERSEC and how it applies to you, you can always contact us. ATAC has a zero tolerance policy, if any individual or company does not comply fully with these rules, they will not be permitted to attend the event and also face potential civil and/or criminal litigation.
Individuals or companies cannot authorize admittance to the ATAC Range Day; only the below has this authority.
- ATAC Global Staff has the authority to deny entrance.
- The Range has the authority to deny entrance.
- NRA has the authority to deny entrance.
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR): It is the responsibility of the Exhibitors to be well informed, current and follow ITAC regulations. The Department of State is responsible for the export and temporary import of defense articles and services governed by 22 U.S.C. 2778 of the Arms Export Control Act (“AECA”; see the AECA Web page) and Executive Order 13637. The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR,” 22 CFR 120-130) implements the AECA. The ITAR is available from the Government Printing Office (GPO) as an annual hardcopy or e-document publication as part of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and as an updated e-document.
Source: The US Department of State, Director of Defense Trade Controls, learn more about ITAR: HERE
General Exhibitor Rules: Product Eligibility: Firearms, Ammunition, Accessories and items related to the trade must be identified with the ATAC Range. Products and services not related to these areas are prohibited. Political, ethical or any products that would or could be questionable to the integrity and standards of the ATAC Range Day are strictly prohibited.
Safe Standards of Products and General Safety: Any and all products will be inspected prior to the start of the event. ATAC Range Management will be visiting each exhibitor’s location to inspect that all items on the firing line: firearms, ammunition, eye and ear protection and all related are in safe working order and compliant with the rules.
If something is out of place or needs modification to meet the standards, the exhibitor will be required to provide an immediate resolution of the problem. If they cannot, the item must be safely and securely stored throughout the duration of the event.
Exhibitors’ FFL/SOT Credentials: All exhibitors must have their FFL paperwork on hand for immediate review if requested. We realize that many companies have multiple people within their organization. The company name and/or person that is on the FFL documents must be present at all times during the event.
Exhibitors’ Range Bay(s) and Tables: Exhibitors may not sub-lease, sell, transfer or permit any other seller to use the assigned space.
Non-Exhibitors’ Suitcasing: We are all here to protect and respect the ATAC exhibitors. Non-exhibitors that are using parasitic business practices to sell product for their companies or others is strictly prohibited. A non-exhibitor using a paid exhibitor’s booth and/or access to promote for profit, gain or any type of benefit to their product/company is restricted. To prevent this unethical method, the ATAC Staff, Representatives, and most importantly the paid Exhibitors working as a team must stop (on sight) these people.
Simply put, if they do not have a range bay or table, they are not using ethical business practices and are soliciting business without consent. Infringing on the exhibitor’s investment in their location will not be tolerated.
What are the Consequences? The persons involved will be required to supply their personal and company information. Any photographs or videos will be deleted and all party members will then be escorted off the property. The identified will no longer be permitted at The ATAC Range Day.
Ammunition Display Safety Rules: No live ammunition is permitted at the display tables or booths; this includes live primers, percussion caps, live ammunition and propellants. Dummy ammunition must have a hole drilled through the primer or have no primer in the primer pocket.
Firearm Display Rules: Firearms that are not on the firing line and being displayed on exhibitor booths must be inoperable by removing or shortening the firing pins so the firing pin will not have any contact with the primer.
- Actions must be open to permit inspection of the chamber and for the Range inspectors to confirm that the weapon on display is in fact unloaded and safe.
- All closed bolt actions must have a flag or obstruction device in the ejection port at all times.
Chemical Defense Sprays Display Rules: All canisters must be empty with a hole drilled through the base.
Ammunition at Exhibitor’s Range Bay Rules: No tracer rounds are permitted on the property. Exhibitors will be subject to a fine of $25,000.00 and additional damages will be charged. No armor piercing rounds are permitted when shooting at steel.
Firearms at Exhibitor’s Range Bay Rules:
- All firearms must remain unloaded with the magazine detached from the weapon at all times unless on the firing line.
- All magazines must be in a designated area in each exhibitor’s range bay.
- All firearms must be either in a rack or case when not in use.
- Closed bolt firearms must have a flag or zip tie when on display at the exhibitor’s rage bay.
- All firearms that are stored in the back of trucks, vans or similar must be unloaded without a magazine inserted.
Firing Line Rules:
- There must be designated exhibitor staff members to assist all those wishing to test their products. Ensuring prior to stepping up to the exhibitor’s firing line that their shooter has the appropriate eye and ear protection.
- All bystanders must remain behind the firing line at all times.
Exhibitor Banners: All exhibitors are encouraged to bring some kind of sign that will identify the company being represented at their specific location on the range.
- Banners 4’x8′ fit well under the tables.
- If you choose to have a overhead banner, please provide the supporting structure to accommodate the display.
Targets: Targets are provided by Action Target and LaRue Tactical.
- Please contact us for special needs at Rangeday@ATACGlobal.com Subject line: Targets
- Paper targets are complimentary and can be picked up during the range set up for sighting in.
Range Clean Up Information: Exhibitors, Attendees, Non-Profits and Media are expected to clean up their area. There are trash cans located throughout the property.
Exhibitors, Manufacturers and Dealers: Please remember to bring all necessary BATF forms and documentation.
Parking: Exhibitors may bring as many vehicles as needed. Exhibitors and company representatives shall not park in unassigned spaces, on walkways, areas or in front of their location unless during set up and take down of their location. Once their location is set up, all vehicles must be parked in the designated parking areas.
Non-Profits: ATAC Global would like to help out many non-profits, however as a company, currently we only endorse and support nonprofit organizations that have a 95% or greater use of funds.
Media Credentialing: Please provide previous media credentialing at an established company validated by record of print, broadcast, cable or web-based coverage military, contractor, law enforcement and maritime. Each media representative must be identified on the Media Application form and purchase individual tickets.
Media coverage of the ATAC Range day is strictly enforced to protect the people in the attendance. While some may think it is harmless to take an photo at a exhibitor’s booth, it can be harmful to those in the back drop who do not wish to be in photos.
To protect and respect the integrity of the people in attendance, these rules will be strictly enforced. Media Credential Application Form
- Must have your media badge worn outside at all times while on the property.
- No photographs are permitted outside of the designated media area.
- No media can be posted until approved by ATAC media dept.
- A direct link must be provided to ATAC’s web properties.
- You must have your name that matches the registration as the author of the article, blog, print, cable or web based content.
- Photography or video recording at the show is prohibited except by those with valid media badges or other authorized individuals.
- Any and all media must be conducted at the designated media area.
Photographs and Video is Strictly Enforced: Photographs are only permitted at the designated media area. Many companies may have products that are not released yet and would like to gather information from these end users as part of their product development or testing and evaluation process. We are all responsible to protect the integrity of the event, please speak up and stop any people using cell phone pictures or videos. If we see any photos taken outside of the media area on the Internet, you will jeopardize admission into future events. Please respect everyone’s privacy.
- ATAC Range Day Policies = NO VIDEO or AUDIO recording unless granted permission prior to and have documentation validating the authority to do so.
- ATAC Range Day Policies = People taking photos outside of the media area will be removed and all equipment will be confiscated.
What are the Consequences? The persons involved will be required to supply their personal and company information. Any photographs or videos will be deleted and offenders will be escorted off the property. The identified will no longer be permitted at The ATAC Range Day.
Hold Harmless Clause and Insurance: Each exhibitor participating in the ATAC Range Day shall be individually responsible for any loss, personal injury, deaths, and/or any other damage to persons or property. Damage that may occur as a result of the exhibitor’s acts or omissions or that of its servants, agents, and employees, and each exhibitor hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless from any loss, cost, damages, and other expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, suffered or incurred at the ATAC Range Day, and the NRA by reason of the exhibitor’s acts or omissions or that of its servants, agents and employees. The ATAC Range Day does not provide insurance to the participants of the event. Attendees assume all business and personal risks before, during and after the event. It is recommended that each exhibitor obtain his/her own insurance.
Terms & Conditions: All transactions are final and will not be refunded.
Disclaimer: Attendees and their belongings may be searched at any time during the show if suspected of suspicious activity. Attendees consent to such searches and waive any related claims that may arise. If an attendee refuses such searches, they will be escorted by law enforcement and if foul play, theft and/or breaking the rules and regulations they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent.
These attendance rules are applicable to all “attendees”, exhibitors, media and guests. Event management shall have sole discretion over admission at all times and shall strictly enforce all event rules. Attendees agree to abide by these attendance rules, as well as all other rules applicable to their badge type, which may be updated at any time. Violators risk immediate removal from the premises. Violators will not be allowed re-entry.
Conclusion: The ATAC Range Day Policies are designed to provide the safest and best service to our exhibitors and attendees. We will continue to amend the rules to follow state and federal regulations. Furthermore, we are open to any recommendations that you may have to maintain a safe environment for years to come. Questions or concerns please send e-mail to: RangeDay@ATACGlobal.com