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IMPORTANT SAFETY RULES FOR FIREARMS

A) ABSOLUTES OF FIREARMS SAFETY:

  1. Muzzle Management
  2. Trigger Finger Discipline

B) CARDINAL RULES OF FIREARMS SAFETY:

  1. TREAT ALL FIREARMS AS THOUGH THEY WERE LOADED.
  2. KEEP YOUR FINGER OUTSIDE THE TRIGGER GUARD UNTIL YOU ARE ON TARGET AND HAVE DECIDED TO FIRE.
  3. POINT THE MUZZLE IN A SAFE DIRECTION AT ALL TIMES.
  4. BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET AND WHAT IS BEYOND IT.

C) SPECIFIC RULES:

  1. Do you have any physical disability, limitation, illness or other condition that would affect your ability to participate safely in any aspect of this program? _____YES or _____NO

(If you answered YES, please explain on back of page)            Initials _______

  1. Are you under the influence of any prescription/non prescription drug, illegal substance or alcohol that would influence your safe participation in any aspect of this program? _____YES or _____NO   Intitials________
  2. Ear protection, wrap around eye protection and a hat with brim (brim facing forward at all times) are required to be worn at all times while on the firing range or firearms cleaning area.  Ear protection is optional while in cleaning area.  This applies to ALL shooters, instructors and observers.
  3. Immediately upon picking up a firearm, keep your finger off the trigger, point the muzzle in a safe direction, open the action and check both visually and physically to see that it is unloaded.
  4. Check a second time.
  5. Never give a firearm to, or take a firearm from anyone, unless the action is open for inspection.
  6. Load, reload, and unload only after position is taken at the firing point and on command.
  7. Keep the firearm pointed down range at all times.
  8. Never draw a handgun from the holster on the range unless instructed.
  9. Never draw or re-holster with your finger on the trigger or inside the trigger guard.
  10. NEVER holster a cocked weapon (cocked and locked weapons okay i.e. 1911, HiPowers, etc). Initials_________
  11. Always wash hands and face after leaving the range and shower and change clothing at the end of the shooting day to reduce possibility of lead contamination.
  12. Never go forward of the firing line unless instructed.
  13. Never step back from the firing line unless your handgun is safely holstered and the instructor has told you to do so.
  14. While on the firing line never bend over to retrieve dropped articles until instructed.
  15. No talking on the firing line, except by or to an instructor.
  16. No eating, chewing tobacco, or smoking on the firing line.
  17. Pay strict attention to the instructor and the tower.
  18. Never anticipate a command; act only after receiving full instruction.
  19. Never permit the muzzle of a firearm to touch the ground.
  20. Conduct a proper safety check of the weapon before and after a training session.
  21. Never dry fire on the range unless told to do so.
  22. All safety precautions must be adhered to and will be strictly enforced.
  23. You are expected to use good judgment, and to refrain from attempting any exercise, which you may be unable to perform safely, based upon your own ability, equipment, prior experience or physical condition.  Initials_______
  24. REMEMBER: Everyone on the range has responsibility for safety.

By signing below, I acknowledge that I have read all of the above safety rules and regulations and I agree to be responsible and follow these rules.

Signature:_______________________________________________________________

Printed Name:____________________________Date:___________________________



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