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On The Range

We have private test fire range, but range is not open to the general public.

Customers demonstrating proper firearms handling, may (at our sole discretion) be invited to test their purchases on the range.

Range rules are pretty simple:

#1 Keep your finger off of the trigger until ready to fire.

#2 Don't put your finger in the trigger guard until ready to fire.

#3 Keep your finger pointed straight at the target until ready to fire.

#4 Maintain safe pointing direction at all times.

#5 All other common sense rules apply.

Other rule lists may have different orders of emphasis like the NRA who places it second & NSSF who doesn't mention it.

I place a very stong emphasis on keeping your finger away from the trigger until ready to fire. Why? Beause if you don't know (or follow) any of the other lists of rules, this 1 critcal rule can keep you from "accidentally" discharging a firearm when handling it.  So, regardless of how it is listed by others; on my range it is 1, 2 & 3 if you break them you will be asked to leave.

NRA Gun Safety Rules

The fundamental NRA rules for safe gun handling are:

1. ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.

This is the primary rule of gun safety. A safe direction means that the gun is pointed so that even if it were to go off it would not cause injury or damage. The key to this rule is to control where the muzzle or front end of the barrel is pointed at all times. Common sense dictates the safest direction, depending on different circumstances.

2. ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.

When holding a gun, rest your finger on the trigger guard or along the side of the gun. Until you are actually ready to fire, do not touch the trigger.

3. ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.

Whenever you pick up a gun, immediately engage the safety device if possible, and, if the gun has a magazine, remove it before opening the action and looking into the chamber(s) which should be clear of ammunition. If you do not know how to open the action or inspect the chamber(s), leave the gun alone and get help from someone who does.

NSSF Firearms Safety

10 Rules of Safe Gun Handling

  1. Always Keep The Muzzle Pointed In A Safe Direction

  2. Firearms Should Be Unloaded When Not Actually In Use

  3. Don't Rely On Your Gun's "Safety"

  4. Be Sure Of Your Target And What's Beyond It

  5. Use Correct Ammunition

  6. If Your Gun Fails To Fire When The Trigger Is Pulled, Handle With Care!

  7. Always Wear Eye And Ear Protection When Shooting

  8. Be Sure The Barrel Is Clear Of Obstructions Before Shooting

  9. Don't Alter Or Modify Your Gun, And Have Guns Serviced Regularly

10. Learn The Mechanical And Handling Characteristics Of The Firearm You Are Using