Member's Handbook



Range Safety Briefing

The Range Officer shall conduct a SHORT Range Safety Briefing before opening the range for shooting and for each newly arrived shooter during the day.

The following points shall be covered during the briefing.

Treat every firearm as if it were loaded.
   Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
   Never point a firearm at anything you do not want to shoot.
   Know your target and what is beyond it.

• Tell the shooters what range commands you will be using and make sure they understand their meanings (see CHAPTER VII).

• Make sure that all shooters know where the firing line and target area are located, and emphasize that all bullets must strike the berm.

• Verify that everyone near the firing line (including non-shooters) has adequate hearing and eye protection, and understands that it must be worn whenever the line is hot.

• Ask if all shooters have read and understand the applicable Range Rules (see CHAPTER VI, and answer any questions that arise.

• Inform all shooters of any special rules that apply on the day because of range conditions, special event requirements, etc.