Griffith Switch Range, Venus, Texas
Risk, Release an Indemnity Agreement
By entering the premises of this firing range, I, hereby acknowledge that I have voluntarily applied to enter on to, and to engage in, or to observe, shooting and other activities at the Griffith Switch Range (the “RANGE”). I further acknowledge and understand that “shooting and other activities” includes any and all activities of any kind whatsoever in which I engage or observe, while at the range, regardless of the sponsoring party.
I acknowledge, and understand that shooting activities are inherently hazardous, and involve both known and unanticipated risks, which could result in damage or destruction of property and physical or emotional injury, including paralysis or death, or death of myself, or other persons. The risks include but are not limited to being shot by or shooting myself or others, partial, or total loss of eyesight, or hearing, inhalation or other harmful contact with lead or other contaminants, and being struck by flying or falling objects. I understand that such risks cannot be eliminated without compromising the essential qualities of shooting activities.
I further acknowledge and understand that the nature and condition of the RANGE facilities, premises, and environment is such that both known and unanticipated hazards exist, which create or contribute to both known and unanticipated risk inherent in entering the RANGE, and using RANGE facilities and engaging in, or observing any activities of any kind whatsoever while at the range.
I further agree that I am responsible for any bullet/projectile that leaves the range and acknowledge that I must shoot into the berm and not into the ground, which might ricochet over the berm.
I further acknowledge and understand that Griffith Switch Range has no duty to undertake first-aid or rescue operations or procedures in the event any such property damage or physical or emotional injury occurs and that any such operations or procedures may result in compounded or increased damages or injuries.
I further acknowledge and understand that Griffith Switch Range makes no warranty as to the design, manufacture, maintenance, condition, or fitness for any particular purpose of any RANGE facilities or equipment, including, but not limited to firearms, ammunition, eye/hearing protection, and first-aid supplies.
As lawful consideration for being permitted by Griffith Switch Range to enter onto this RANGE, to use range facilities or equipment, and to engage in or observe shooting and other activities at the RANGE, as either a member or a guest, I agree as follows:
I expressly agree to accept and assume any and all risks existing on the RANGE, and then entering onto the range, and then using RANGE facilities or equipment and engaging in, or observing, shooting, and other activities at the RANGE.
I agree to assume all responsibility and liability for any act or acts, even any negligent, reckless, or criminal act, or omission to act, of my guests at the RANGE (I understand that my guests include any and all persons who are not a member of Griffith Switch Range who enter onto the RANGE, use the RANGE facilities or engage in or observe shooting and other activities at the RANGE, as a result of my express invitation, permission, or consent). I agree that I will ensure that each of my guests reads and acknowledges this statement of risk, release, and indemnity agreement. If I am the driver and enter by vehicle or by any other means of entry, I assume all responsibility for making sure that every person in my vehicle/entourage has read and understood this agreement.
I agree to abide by all Griffith Switch Range - Range rules and to ensure that my guests do so as well.
I agree that I, my next of kin, heirs, guardians, representatives, and assigns hereby release and forever discharge and agree not to sue Griffith Switch Range (GSR), or its assigns ( I understand that Griffith Switch Range includes any, and all members, officers, directors, attorneys, agents, employees, contractors, volunteers, guests, and affiliated individuals and organizations of GSR from and against any, and all claims, demands, damages, expenses, causes of actions, attachments of property, or liability of any kind whatsoever, that I, my next of kin, heirs, guardians, facilities, or equipment, or engaging in or observing, shooting another activity at the range, even if such claims, demands, damages, expenses, cause of action, attachments of property, or liability, result, partially or wholly from act or acts, even any negligent act or omission to act, including negligent or omitted, first aid, or rescue operations or procedures, by Griffith Switch Range.
I agree that I, my next to kin, heirs, guardians, representatives and assigns hereby agree to indemnify and hold, harmless GSR from and against any and all claims, demands, damages, expenses, causes of action, attachments of property, or liability of any kind whatsoever including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, that I, my next of kin, heirs, guardians, representatives, or assigns, my guests, or anyone else, may have, including, but not limited to the property damage, personal injury, or death, whether suffered by me, by my guests, or by anyone else, resulting from me, or my guests, entering onto the range, using range, facilities or equipment, or engaging in, or observing, shooting, and other activities at the range, even if such claims, demands, damages, expenses, causes of actions, attachments of property, or liability, result partially or wholly from any act or acts, even any negligent act or a mission to act, including negligent or omitted first-aid or rescue operations or procedures, by Griffith Switch Range.
I acknowledge and agree that this agreement shall be interpreted and enforced under the laws of the State of Texas, and that the venue for any action or proceeding shall be the State of Texas, without regard for the conflict of law rules of the State of Texas.
I agree that in any action at law (including arbitration) requiring GSR to enforce and interpret the terms of this agreement, GSR will be entitled to reasonable attorneys’ fees, cost, and to any relief to which GSR may be entitled.
I further acknowledge and agree that this agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by law and that if any provision or portion is held to be invalid, void, or otherwise unenforceable, I agree, and intend that the remaining provisions or portion shall continue and remain in full legal force and effect.
I further acknowledge and agree that it is my understanding and intent that this agreement, and any signed written amendments or modifications to it, shall remain in full force and effect from the date of execution and ever after and Shall be applicable to each, and every occasion that I or my guests enter on to the RANGE, use RANGE facilities or equipment, or engage in, or observed, shooting and other activities at the range.
I have carefully read this “Risk, Release, and Indemnity Agreement”, and fully know its contents. I acknowledge that no other inducement, assurance, or guarantee has been made to me in consideration of my signing/acknowledging this agreement, which I sign/acknowledge voluntarily and of my own free will, I further acknowledge and agree that this agreement may be amended or modified only by a writing signed by me and by an authorized agent of GSR.
I understand by my signature or entering THE RANGE PROPERTY that I am giving up substantial rights; that I am agreeing not to sue GSR and releasing and holding harmless GSR of all liability.
Griffith Switch Range, Venus, Texas 2023
Texas Defense Force Security is assigned to assist in policing and helping to protect the range for the safety and proper use of all visitors to the range.
If an officer approaches you on an issue, please comply. Any noncompliance may cause your membership and privileges to be revoked with possible long-term trespass from the property. All future activity will be monitored for abuse or non-compliance with range rules.
Texas Defense Force Security License #C01056901