is not a toy! It is a real, functional gun!
Always observe all
proper handling and safety procedures of a live firearm. Before you
shoot any airgun, read and understand the instruction manual and all of
the airgun's functions. It is essential that all airgun users
understand the proper handling and functions of their airguns. For more
information on gun safety or training, contact the NRA at 703-267-1430.
If you don't understand, or are not sure about the use of an airgun or
firearm feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Outdoor Products' Ten Shooting Safety Rules
1. Always keep
muzzle pointed in a safe direction
There are several safe "carries" depending on the situation. NEVER
ALLOW THE MUZZLE TO POINT IN THE DIRECTION OF A PERSON.
2. Treat every
gun as if it were loaded.
You can never be positive that you were the last person to handle the
gun. Never take anyone's word about whether or not a gun is loaded.
Always check a gun to see if it is loaded when removed from storage or
received from another person. ALWAYS TREAT A GUN AS IF IT IS LOADED
EVEN IF YOU KNOW IT ISN'T.
3. Only load
or cock a gun when you are
A loaded gun has no place in your home or other place.
4. Check your
target and beyond your target.
Be sure all persons are well clear of the target area before you shoot.
Check behind and beyond your target to be certain you have a safe
backstop and that no person or property could be endangered.
shooting or near a shooter should wear
Also, all other persons should remain behind the shooter.
climb or jump with a gun.
You can't control the direction of the muzzle if you stumble or fall.
You should safely lay the gun down or hand it to a companion while you
climb or jump over anything.
Never shoot at a flat hard surface or at the surface of water.
Ammunition can ricochet off of water just like a skipped rock.
the muzzle clear.
Never let anything obstruct the muzzle of a gun. Don't allow the muzzle
to come in contact with the ground.
9. Guns not in
use should always be
Keeping guns unloaded when not in use is critical to the safety of you
and others. When you are finished shooting, put the trigger safety in
the "on" position and unload the gun. Store guns so that they are
inaccessible to untrained shooters and store ammunition separately from
other people's property.
Whether you're target shooting or hunting, if you're a guest on others'
land, you should leave it exactly as you found it.