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Range Ettiquite

When we are thinking about shooting, we often consider what guns, how much ammo, what support gear you many need and what skills you wish to work during your practice. With all of these thoughts swirling in your head, we often forget that we need to share the range with others. And, believe it or not, there is a code of conduct among shooters.


Nobody wants to be on the range with someone who is not safe, so it is in our best interests to be the example of safety. Follow the range rules. Keep your firearm handling professional. Make sure that you are doing your best to ensure the safety and comfort of the other people on the range.


Advice is a difficult subject to address. We all want to help people, but if you offer the at help without their prompting, you could make someone upset at your prodding. Remember that offering help can be construed as telling the person that they are not doing it right, or that they don't know what they are doing. Advice is touchy, so make sure you approach with a gentle hand.


If you are interested in someone's guns or how/why they do something, just ask. People love to talk about their skills and hobbies and this goes double for gun people. Often, you will find that someone will be willing to let you shoot their gun or offer some tips on how to do what they were doing. The gun range can be quite friendly if you want to engage with others.

Finally, just have fun. We should all be trying to enjoy they shooting range any time we go, so get out there and have a blast!

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