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Gun Range Advice: Do's and Don'ts While Training

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By    |   Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 08:45 PM

Gun ranges will have different policies about a variety of things, such as the timing of shots and the amount of ammunition you can bring to the range, but various gun ranges and the National Rifle Association offer advice on some universal do's and don'ts while training:

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• DO know the rules and regulations of the range you’re visiting before you arrive.
• DO know your gun and make sure you are using the correct ammunition.
• DO wear approved eye and ear protection.
• DO bring your unloaded weapon into the range in a case.
• DO assume every weapon is loaded when handling it.
• DO immediately stop shooting if the range officer calls "ceasefire."
• DO expect to be asked to leave a range for failing to follow its rules.
• DO clean up after yourself in the shooting bay.
• DO ask the range officer on duty any questions you may have.

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• DON’T ever show up at a range intoxicated or under the influence.
• DON’T ever bring a loaded gun onto range property.
• DON’T ever point a gun at rest (loaded or unloaded) facing upward.
• DON’T load your weapon anywhere but in the firing bay.
• DON’T place your finger on the trigger until you’re ready to shoot.
• DON’T shoot at anything but the target sheet.
• DON’T step over the red, yellow, or orange boundary designated for the range officer only.
• DON’T ever physically hand off a firearm to another shooter while on range property. Instead, lay the weapon down and step away so that the other shooter may pick it up.

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Gun ranges will have different policies about a variety of things, such as the timing of shots and the amount of ammunition you can bring to the range, but here is some advice on some universal do's and don'ts while training.
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