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Shooting Range Incompetence

Discussion in 'Training & Competition' started by SIG_Fiend, Nov 14, 2010.

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  1. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

    Feb 21, 2008
    Austin, TX
    I am sick and tired of it. Read this, consider it, train yourself not to break these rules, be aware if you ever do, feel disappointed and ashamed and embarrassed of yourself when you do, man the F up and correct the mistake. We owe it to ourselves and our fellow neighbors to be vigilant with firearm safety:

    -Do NOT put your finger on the trigger until you are aimed at the target and ready to shoot
    -Do NOT point the gun at anything you are not willing to destroy
    -Do NOT treat the gun like a toy, treat it as if it is always loaded
    -Do NOT forget about your backstop and what is beyond it
    -Do NOT handle firearms behind the firing line
    -Do NOT remove firearms from cases behind the firing line
    -Do NOT load firearms behind the firing line
    -Do NOT handle firearms while under a cease fire/cold range
    -Do NOT point guns in directions other than down range
    -Do NOT manipulate guns in directions other than down range
    -Do NOT step forward of the firing line on a hot range
    -Do NOT argue when you are called on a safety violation, man up and admit your mistake
    -Do NOT assume wisdom comes with age
    -Do NOT assume you know whether the range is hot/cold, ask and verify
    -Do NOT assume the range safety officer has a clue and will take care of all safety violations, it is EVERYONE'S responsibility as well
    -Communication is paramount, if you are not sure ASK
    -Actions should be locked open and/or guns holstered/slung/cased everywhere except the firing line
    -Guns should be pointed up or down (situation dependent) when moving to the firing line

    More to be added as I think of it. If you violate any of these rules, you are WRONG. Go back and correct the mistake. Be vigilant. Breaking any of these rules, you could negligently end someone's life, so you owe it to yourself and everyone else to remain aware of these things at ALL times and not become complacent.

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  2. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

    May 29, 2017
    Austin, TX
    Range Nazi.
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