So you and you buddy or lover want to go shooting at the range this weekend huh? Whether it is your first time or you are a shooting game nerd yourself, here are some not so common tips to ensure you have a fun gun time without any incidences also all avoid drawing negative attention of the Range safety officer and other shooters to yourself. Most of all you want to be safe with you guns because believe it or not the greatest threat to your safety at the Shooting Range is yourself.
Getting a proper bag to carry your Gun Range NJ firearms is a good place to start to accessorize even before you get your own. A small bag with proper cushion and construction to protect the guns from the elements and shock will do the trick. Whether it is a Gun Range bag or a laptop bag, it doesn’t matter, as long as it fits and carries safely.
Make friends with the RSO
Not because you went there to meet people but because even as a pro you will always have burning questions you need to be answered, and this is the once person that is there for that purpose, so use them. There is no shame in asking something you didn’t know or seeking help if something malfunctions. You may own the firearm but unless you are a trained specialist in their failure, when the trigger jams on you, you should just set it down on the bench and walk away to get help.
Why you should always wear your ball cap when shooting semis and rifles.
When you fire semi auto pistols and rifles at shooting ranges in New Jersey, the brass ejected is very hot and can be might uncomfortable on your cheeks. You also don’t want that same hot piece of metal to come anywhere near your eye which is why you should always have “eyes and ears.” The bill of the ball cap prevents these projectiles from falling onto your cheeks and eyes.
Disable guns before placing on the bench.
When you are done the shooting and it is time to cool your muzzle, you ought to disable the gun completely by locking the slide open or opening the cylinder and emptying all ammunition for the case of a revolver. You simply cannot afford to leave anything to chance while handling guns be it at the Shooting Range or elsewhere. If you notice that others do not always do this, don’t stop doing it, after all, you are looking out for you.
Keep you shooting bay clear
Scattering your ammo and brass casing all over the shooting bay can end disastrously. Don’t leave your guns on the floor, so you kick them when you move around. All the more need to invest in a good bag. It may seem obvious, but you will be surprised to see that some gun people are downright careless with their rifles. Whoever you are you should feel relaxed and enjoy your constitutional right to own and operate firearms. I hope these tips were helpful to you as you further your interest in shooting. Please leave your thoughts and any other tips you might have for all the fellow Gun Range enthusiasts out there in the comments section below.