Defence ranges safety (JSP 403 volume 2)

This volume explains in detail the design and construction of standard and non-standard military small arms (SA) and infantry weapon systems (IWS) ranges.


Preliminary pages

Chapter 1: provision of ranges

Chapter 3: indoor ranges

Chapter 4: reserved

Chapter 7: reserved

Chapter 10: reserved

Chapter 11: tube ranges

Chapter 12: reserved

Chapter 13: the baffle range

Chapter 21: test ranges

Chapter 22: grenade ranges

Chapter 23: mortar ranges

Chapter 25: 30mm rarden ranges

Chapter 26: air rifle ranges

Chapter 27: reserved

Chapter 29: targetry


The aim of JSP 403 volume 2 is to give advice on ballistic issues to those in the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and contractors who are responsible for planning, designing, constructing maintaining and inspecting small arms and infantry weapon systems ranges and 40mm weapon systems (WS) ranges.

Practical guidance on design, construction and maintenance standards of such ranges to ensure realistic but safe training in firing and the best possible use of the range space.

Published 31 August 2011
Last updated 20 May 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated summary and detail sections.

  2. First published.