View Full Version : Shooting Range Safety

01-05-2010, 11:25 PM
If you are a range-rat, you have probably seen shooters acting unsafely. You may even have been unsafe yourself.Not many of us spend all our time at the range, as much as we might like to, but the few who run ranges see a lot of scary behavior that could result in tragedy.
Be safe, courteous and common-sense shooter. If you aren't sure about something, ask the range officers. They'll appreciate it and so will the other shooters.

Now here are some rules which must be kept in mind.

1)Don't shoot tracers, incendiaries or armor-piercing ammunition. They can cause fires and damage property.

2)Don't shoot at someone else's target, especially if by doing so the angle will make your bullet impact somewhere besides the bullet trap or backstop.

3)Don't break the 180-degree plane; keep guns pointed downrange.

4)Don't put your finger on the trigger before your sights are on target and you are ready to fire.

5)Don't leave a loaded firearm unattended on the bench.

6)Don't uncase a gun behind the firing line. Instead, take the cased gun to the bench and then take it out of the case, making sure the muzzle is always pointed downrange.

7)Don't assume because you watched someone do something that you can do it, too. Some shooting techniques and gun-handling skills employ subtleties that can result in accidents if you don't correctly employ them.

8)Don't refuse to admit, especially to yourself, that you don't know what you're doing.

01-05-2010, 11:36 PM
Great safety tips. Must be followed at all times.

02-05-2010, 12:01 AM
If i have forgotten some,it will be appreciated that more are highlighted by senior members.

02-05-2010, 01:10 AM
Very nice... thanks for sharing.... :)

04-05-2010, 08:51 AM
Thanks Kamran Bhai for starting/sharing this nice informative thread. Very Well Said and should always keep in mind.


04-05-2010, 12:48 PM
Nice tips , these tips must fellow in shooting range as well as private firing area

04-05-2010, 06:44 PM
if someone you highly highly dislike is already present, leave the range...