Going to the gun range for the first time can be intimidating, but first and foremost, your main concern should be gun safety. There is proper safety that is involved with gun ranges that you should be made aware of as a first-timer. Here are the top safety protocols for any gun range.
- Direction – It doesn’t matter if your firearm is loaded or not– your gun should always be pointed downrange or towards the ground. If you need to set your gun down, it should be unloaded and pointed towards the targets.
- Surroundings – A big part of gun safety is being aware of your surroundings. You should be aware of your actions as well as others. Being aware of what other people are doing and what they are shooting at will ensure the safety of you and others.
- Treatment – Key gun safety at a gun range includes the treatment of your firearm as though it is always loaded. Even if you have double checked your chamber and there is nothing in it, you should still treat your gun as if it is loaded.
- Intention – When handling your gun, you should only have your finger on the trigger when you intend to shoot. Never have your finger on the trigger when you are loading your firearm or inspecting it. This will prevent accidental mishaps and injury.
We hope these safety tips will prepare you for visiting the gun range. If you have any questions regarding gun range safety, please contact us at ProShots today!