If you are like the millions of Americans that are concerned about your livelihood and safety, being able to handle and shoot a gun is a great way to feel safe. You can use a firearm to protect your family from an intruder or someone that is out to injure or hurt them. One of the best ways to ensure that you are safe when using a firearm is practice, practice, practice. You want to feel confident using your firearm so if a problem arises and you need to defend yourself you can think clearly and not feel anxious about the gun itself. You can go to a shooting range to practice your targeting skills and other tactical training as well. If you have never been to a range there are some things that you need to know before you head out.
Shooting Range Industries lists items you want to take with you when going to a shooting range.
Safety Equipment is Required: If you are attending a shooting range or you are out on your own shooting, you want to make sure that you are using the proper safety equipment. These will keep you safe and protect you when shooting. You want to be sure that you have protection for your eyes. They will stop any debris that can possibly be kicked up when you shoot. You also want to be sure that you have ear plugs to protect your hearing from the noise that a firearm makes when shooting.
Appropriate Clothing for Shooting: If you were to head out to go swimming you wouldn’t wear boots and long jeans, you would wear the appropriate clothing to enjoy the day. The same thing goes for shooting. You want to always wear long pants such as jeans and closed toe shoes. The shell of each shot will eject from the gun and can land or hit your foot or leg which can cause a burn on exposed skin.
Personal Identification, Firearms & Bullets: When you are going to a private range they are going to require you to show identification when you schedule time. Many shooting ranges will rent out their guns and sell you bullets if you don’t have them yourself. If you want to train with your own items, be sure to bring them with you and the amount of bullets that you plan on going throughout during your session.