Hunting and target shooting are among the safest sports to participate in. This largely in part due to participants practicing the proper safety techniques. For any shooter, it is imperative that you are knowledgeable in all the safety procedures when handling a firearm of any kind. Whether you are a beginner or an old pro, shooting a gun requires that you are fully aware of all the safety rules. Here we have compiled a list of common rules to follow or brush up on.
Gun Safety Tips
Here are the most common safety rules when handling a gun:
• Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. Meaning away from yourself and others.
• Fire arms should always be unloaded when not in use.
• Keep your finger off the trigger and outside of it until you are ready to shoot.
• Use the correct ammunition.
• Always wear eye and ear protection when shooting.
• Be sure the barrel is clear before shooting and get it serviced regularly.
• Learn the characteristics of the firearm you are using and the mechanics of it.
• Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.
While most individuals may merely focus on the safety of using the gun itself. As the last rule suggests, practicing shooting target safety is another vital part of practicing. There are a few things shooters need to be aware of when using a target, a steel one in particular.
• There will be bullet fragments, which is why eye and ear protection must be worn by shooters and spectators.
• Hanging the target with the target face pointed slightly downward will help direct the bullet splatter down and reduce the risk of injury.
• Shoot at the target as straight on as possible.
• Using the wrong ammunition, such as pellets or BB’s, may result in bounce back as they do not have the force to spatter.
While some may view rules as putting a hindrance on the sport, it actually has the opposite effect. By implementing these proper procedures you will find that your good time is never cut short during an accident that could have been prevented. At Rogue Shooting Targets LLC, we understand that safety starts with high quality equipment. We provide shooters with superior steel targets for all of their practice or recreational needs. Order your target online today.