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Safety must be practiced and followed at all times, by everyone!

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Safety! Safety! Safety!

The rules wording might vary slightly, but the basic meaning doesn't change. Learn them, following them, and don’t be around anyone who will not do the same.

Learn the basics and they will benefit you even if you become a top raided shooter!

Basic Firearm Safety Rules

With our extras and definitions in-between

  1. Treat all firearms as if they are loaded.
  2. Check to make sure all firearms are unloaded before handling
    • This includes even weapons that you “know” are not loaded. (i.e firearms that are storage)
    • Before handing someone a firearm, or when handed a firearm
  3. Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
    • Even when you “Know” it is unloaded
    • Never point a firearm at anything you are not willing to destroy.
    • If you don’t have a safe direction, or are unsure, invest in a ballistic containment pad. Visit http://www.safedirection.com/
  4. Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot – your sights are on target and you have made the decision to fire.
  5. Always be sure of your target and what is beyond it.
  6. Always keep firearms out of the reach of unauthorized personnel
  7. This doesn’t mean “hide” your firearm. Invest in a safe to keep unused  and unloaded firearms.
  8. Be sure the gun is safe to operate
  9. Use correct ammunition
  10. Use proper eye and ear protection
Classroom Training

Firearm Safety Classes and Educational Material

There are great resources available... Probably at your local range too

The NRA is a great place for firearm safety and educational material.


NRA Gun Safety Rules


Please learn and teach your kids about gun safety. The NRA and several other organizations have great information for parents and classes and programs for the youth.

Youth Programs

Visit the NRA for quality training classes of all kinds: http://training.nra.org/