Following are a few rules to help all shooting event participants be safe and ensure the safety of others.
- Treat all guns as if they are loaded, at all times.
- Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy – loaded or not. Always keep firearm pointed in a safe direction – down range, up to the sky or down to the ground.
- Keep your finger off the trigger and outside of the trigger guard until you are ready to shoot. Do not walk around with your finger on the trigger!
- Be sure of your target and what is inline with your target, both in front and beyond your target. Once you fire, “Oh Shit!” will not bring it back.
- All firearms must be unloaded when moving them to or from the firing line.
- Load and unload firearms at the firing line only.
- All shooters must wear eye and ear protection while firing line is ‘hot’.
- No one shall walk past the firing line once the Range Master has called the line ‘hot’. You must wait until the Range Master has called a cease fire and the line is cold to walk to your targets.
- Once the Range Master has called a cease fire, immediately clear the breach of all ammunition, open the action and remove the magazine. Make certain the weapon is pointed down range.
- Do not touch any weapons at the firing line once a cease fire has been called by the range master.
- If you are unfamiliar with the operation of any firearm, ask for instruction from the owner before attempting to fire the weapon.
- If a firearm jams that you are unfamiliar with, ask for assistance. Lay the weapon pointed down range and place safety on if possible.
- Before leaving a shooting event, help others with the cleanup of target debris, ammunition casings, and trash. The general rule of thumb is – leave the area cleaner than you found it. Take out more than you brought in. This will benefit us all, keep everyone out of trouble, and most of all keep our environment clean for our next event.
- Have a Blast!