Not wearing the appropriate gear might just mean a trip to the emergency room when you leave the range.
Thirty years ago I was on a range at Fort Dix in New Jersey and saw a brass 5.56 casing get pulled off someone’s neck. The casing was hot enough that as it was stuck in the poor kids collar. When they pulled it off it was burnt to his skin. When it was pulled free it took skin and left a nasty bleeding burn mark behind.
Don’t end up being hurt because you didn’t wear the appropriate gear!
This is not appropriate clothing for the range.
Why do I show these videos? Because I like to go to the range and every one of these videos gives the non shooting public a bad impression of the total shooting community.
Always follow the four basic rules of Gun Safety:
- Always keep firearms pointed in a safe direction.
- Treat all guns as though they are loaded.
- Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
- Always be sure of your target and what’s beyond it.
Looking Down The Barrel of a loaded weapon is a clear violation of Rule 1. Nothing could be worse from a safety perspective. This is how people die and their families are left with horrible questions. Was it an accident? Was there something we could have done to avoid the tragedy?