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Firearm Safety for Beginners

Discussion in 'Beginner Articles' started by Texas1911, Jul 24, 2009.

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  1. Texas1911

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    May 29, 2017
    Austin, TX
    There are 4 core rules to firearm safety that are the pinnacle to remaining a safe gun owner.

    The Laws of Gun Safety

    1.) Treat all Firearms as if they are Loaded.
    2.) Keep all Firearms Pointed in a Safe Direction at All Times.
    3.) Know what your Target is, and what is Beyond your Target.
    4.) Keep your Finger off the Trigger until you are Prepared to Fire.

    There are various other ways to word the above, but the interpretation is the same. The reasons to many of them are obvious, but these are rules that are easily broken by new shooters because of a lack of focus. You have to remain vigilant in adhering to these rules otherwise people may be severely injured or killed as a result of your negligence.

    At a Gun Range

    Conduct at a gun range is as follows:

    1.) Follow the 4 Laws Above.
    2.) Follow the Rules of the Range.
    3.) Observe the Range Safety Officer's Directives.
    4.) Report all Unsafe Activities to the Range Safety Officer or Range Employees
    5.) During a Called "Cease Fire", Clear and Make Safe your Firearm and Step Back.
    6.) If Others Show up During a Cease Fire, Inform them of the Cease Fire.
    7.) If you See an Immediate Safety Issue on the Range, Call a Cease Fire.

    At the range it is the role of every shooter to maintain the safety of themselves and others. Anyone can call a cease fire, and upon calling it, you should inform the Range Safety Officer

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