Safety Rules

Auburn Shooting Academy Range and Safety Rules

  • Eye and ear protection to be worn at all times on range
  • Enclosed footwear at all times on range
  • Anyone considered under the influence of alcohol or drugs shall not be permitted on the range
  • No loaded firearms off the firing line
  • Always point the muzzle in a safe, down range direction
  • Obey all directions of the range master and designated safety officers
  • Smoking, eating and drinking on the range is prohibited
  • Fire only at your target
  • Do not handle your firearm if someone is down range
  • Know and obey all range commands
  • Ensure your firearm is in a safe working condition prior to firing
  • Ensure the range/shooting booth is clean after you have finished

Auburn Shooting Academy management reserves the right to expel any person, at their discretion, who they consider to be under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs or any person participating in or conditioning unsafe handling of firearms or ammunition.

Any person or persons using reloaded ammunition on this range which is not manufactured for, and sold by Auburn Shooting Academy, unconditionally indemnifies Auburn Shooting Academy and its staff against all damage, injury and death, howsoever occurred, as a result of using such ammunition.

The Golden Rules of Firearm Safety

  • Treat every firearm as if it is loaded
  • Never point a firearm at anything you are not prepared to shoot – even if you believe it is unloaded
  • Your finger stays off the trigger, until your sights are on target (on target – on trigger, off target – off trigger)
  • Know your target and what is beyond your target
  • The most dangerous gun is the one you haven’t personally checked clear
  • Always point the muzzle of your firearm in a safe direction
  • Always wear ear and eye protection when handling a firearm, whether on range or in the field
  • Pass or accept only clear and unloaded firearms
  • Always keep firearms secured away from children
  • Don’t rely on safety catches alone – they can wear and break over time
  • Always thoroughly check a firearm before cleaning and disassembling

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