Today we want to consider some mistakes to avoid when going to a shooting range. This is the next video in our series on choosing the best shooting range in Lancaster, PA, and how to have the best experience. While we normally talk about things you can do, this will cover a couple of things to consider making sure that you don’t do at the range. These are the three mistakes we are going to cover:
- Shooting without sufficient training
- Not following the fundamental firearm safety rules
- Not asking questions
First and foremost, ensuring you have the proper training is essential. A lot of folks have been around firearms for a long time, but they still don’t always follow the fundamental firearm safety rules. It’s my experience that safety happens in the handling process much more than in the shooting.
One of the tools we have here that you can buy almost anywhere in practice rounds or training rounds. These are fantastic for dry fire practices and malfunction-clearing other training options while you’re at home. You don’t even have to come to the range to do them. If you can work hard on that fundamental handling, that is ultimately what’s going to keep you and the other folks at the range safe.
One of the things you want to make sure you avoid is feeling uncomfortable and not asking questions at the range. The range safety officers, and even other folks there at the range, really do want to help you. Everyone wants to create a safe and fun environment. And so, a big mistake to avoid is not asking questions. There is no such thing as a dumb question when it comes to protecting you, your safety, the safety of the range officer, and the safety of the other folks at the range. So please ask questions. Please encourage other people around you to ask questions and make sure that if you have any doubts whatsoever, you’re finding out and becoming educated so that you can have a safe and great experience. So
If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out to us. We really are committed to your education and your training, and your knowledge. Ultimately, that will keep us all safe and allow us to have the most fun experience while we’re at the range.