Safety Manual

29 April 2019 By admin 0

TOP GUN – more than Hunting

Safety Manual

Safe and secure storage of your firearm is one of your most important responsibilities. It is a full-time responsibility. You must always secure your firearm and ammunition separately so that they are not accessible to children or other unauthorized persons.

Whenever your firearm is not in use, keep it unloaded and locked. Your safety and the safety of others requires that you always secure and store your firearm in a manner that will prevent unauthorized access. Never leave a firearm unattended unless it is unloaded, locked and secured.

Please review the Safe Storage & Transportation section at the bottom of this page for more information about safe storage practices.

Gun / Trigger Handling Safety:

  • Always treat the gun as loaded.
  • Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
  • Always keep your finger straight and off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
  • Always keep the gun unloaded until you are ready to use it.
  • Never point the gun at anything you don’t intend to shoot at.
  • Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.
  • Learn the mechanical and handling characteristics of the PCP Rifles / Air Guns / Air Pistols you are using.
  • Always use proper pellets.
  • Be sure the barrel is clear of obstructions before loading and shooting.
  • If your gun fails to fire when the trigger is pulled, hold your shooting position for several seconds; then with the muzzle pointed in a safe direction, carefully unload the gun.
  • Don’t rely on the gun’s safety to keep it from firing.
  • Always wear appropriate eye protection when shooting and maintaining your PCP Rifles / Air Guns / Air Pistols.
  • Be aware of your surroundings when handling guns so you don’t trip or lose your balance and accidentally point and/or fire the gun at anyone or anything.

Range Safety:

  • Know and follow all the rules of the Shooting Range.
  • Listen and do what the Range Master tells you to do.
  • Uncase and case your gun at the shooting bench, never behind the safety line.
  • Always keep the barrel pointed down range.
  • Always keep the gun on safe until you intend to shoot.
  • Always wear eye and ear protection when shooting.
  • Never shoot at water or hard

Hunting Safety:

  • When hunting in a group, always pick one person to act as a Safety Officer for the Day or Trip.
  • Establish and share everyone’s zone of fire with each other and know where everyone is at all times.
  • Always keep the gun on safe until you intend to shoot.
  • Never climb over anything with a loaded gun in your hand or on your person.
  • Never use a scope on a gun as Binoculars.
  • If you fall or trip, control your muzzle. Afterward, check the gun for damage and/or obstructions in the barrel.
  • When in Doubt; Don’t shoot.