Anybody who’s ever handled a gun can tell you that it’s more than an accessory that makes you look cool. Visiting the shooting range should be seen as a privilege, not a right, and it’s important for beginners to have a basic level of knowledge to keep them safe during their first several skill-building visits. Here are just a few of the most essential shooting range safety and etiquette tips all beginners should keep in mind.
First and foremost, it’s critical to suit up with a shirt that’ll keep you comfortable all day long. It shouldn’t be too tight or too loose. While short sleeves work for some people, most prefer long sleeves to create a barrier between your arm and the hot brass of the gun. Our Roman Shirt is a great option for those who prefer long sleeves, as it’s lightweight, quick drying, and ideal for active use.
Get a Shooting Bag
Just as you need to keep your body well protected from the elements, the same applies to your gun. Contrary to popular belief, shooting bags do more than simply making it easier to transport your gun from place to place. They keep your gun safe and make those around you feel safe as well -- both on and off the shooting range.
On the shooting range, there’s no such thing as a silly question. It’s always better to ask about a procedure you’re unsure about, especially if it could impact yours or others’ safety. Whether you ask a neighboring shooter, a range safety officer, or an employee, make sure all of your questions get answered.
Keep these tips in mind the next time you head to the shooting range and you’ll be good to go! Contact Survival Gear Systems for all of your survival gear needs.