1. Know your target and what is beyond ( or behind the shooter)
Be absolutely sure you have identified your target beyond any doubt. Equally important, be aware of the area behind the shooter and make sure it's secure. Place foam, a matress or any soft material directly behind the shooter. Remember Think first. Shoot second.
A complete list of Targets
2. Know how to use the gun safely.
Before handling a gun, learn how it operates. Know its basic parts, how to hold on to it after firing and how to safely open and close the action and remove any ammunition from the gun or magazine.
DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME
3. Take the Family Shooting! ( Great for Kids)
Tired of the Baseball games and Friday night movies? Try something new and take the whole family shooting.
Good Old Family Fun...Yeee Haaa
4. Use only the correct ammunition for your gun.
Only cartridges or shells designed for a particular gun can be fired safely in that gun. Never use replacement ammo such as dynamite, tnt, gas, or C4 explosives. Most guns have the ammunition type stamped on the barrel. If the label reads " DAMN BIG SHELLS" perhaps choose not to fire.
5. Always use protection.
Guns are not only dangerous, but also loud and shooting them indoors is even louder. If you haven't heard, and in this case maybe you haven't, noise can cause hearing damage. Guns can also emit debris,such as bullets, and hot gas that could cause eye injury. For these reasons, shooting glasses, torso protectors, suits of armour, a helmet or bubble wrap should be worn by all shooters and prespective targets.
6. Shoot Sober
Never use alcohol, pot, crack, crank, meth, horse, coke, shrooms or acid before or while shooting.Alcohol, as well as any other substance likely to impair normal mental or physical bodily functions, rendering the shoot unable to successful operate the weapon.
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Lastly, if the gun you are about to fire weighs more than you do....
DON'T SHOOT IT!! Put it down and walk the heck away!