Training and Shooting

Fundamentals of Firearm Safety

Firearms safety is the most important section of this website and I cannot stress this singular subject strongly enough. Safety is the most important consideration in the shooting sports. If you are unsafe, then you must be removed from the shooting line and be spoken to. I don't care if someone is the best shot in the world: if they are unsafe, then they must change their priorities in this sport.

When learning how to shoot, focus your first and last thoughts on safety. Ingrain that knowledge and carry it with you at all times, regardless of your level of expertise and experience. Everything else is secondary. Furthermore, as your level of marksmanship increases, you cannot let your appreciation of safe firearm handling diminish. Even if you make a minor mistake, its time to sit down and re-evaluate where your attention is.

The Ten Rules of Firearms Safety should be etched in your memory forever. Let them govern your actions wherever and whenever you're involved with firearms. Whether in the woods, on the range or in your home, always keep them in your mind. Please take time to review and understand these rules.

Shooting is a relaxing and challenging sport that you and your entire family can safely participate in. Due to the awareness of these rules, a range is one of the safest places to be. Let's keep our vigilance high and keep it that way.

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