Preparation For Firing

AWARNINGiTHE failure to follow these FIREARM SAFETY REQUIREMENTS WILL CAUSE SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH TO YOU OR OTHERS.

PREPARATION FOR FIRING CONT'D.

• ALWAYS WEAR ADEQUATE AND PROPER EAR PROTECTION SPECIFIED FOR FIREARM USE to prevent permanent damage to your hearing. Make sure others who are nearby are wearing ear protection as well.

• ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES SPECIFIED FOR FIREARM USE, whether indoors or out. Safety glasses should protect your eyes from the firing flash and particles associated with the discharge of ammunition. Failure to do so creates a risk of personal injury from particle or debris spitting or ricochets.

• NEVER SHOOT AT HARD SURFACES, WATER OR UP INTO THE SKY. Always select a place to shoot that has a safe backstop and is free from obstructions and water surfaces which cause ricochets.

• ALWAYS BE AWARE OF OTHER PEOPLE so that persons cannot accidentally walk into the line of fire.

• ALWAYS POSITION THE SHOOTER AND ALL OTHERS SO THAT THEY ARE OUT OF THE LINE OF FIRE and are not within an area where they may be struck by ricochets, particles spitting from a revolver, or by ejected cases from other types of firearms.

• ALWAYS KEEP FINGERS AND OTHER PARTS OF YOUR BODY AWAY FROM THE MUZZLE, AWAY FROM THE GAP BETWEEN THE REVOLVER BARREL AND CYLINDER, AND AWAY FROM THE PISTOL SLIDE AND EJECTION PORT.

• ALWAYS BE ALERT AND ALWAYS FOLLOW THE SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS OF THE RANGE OFFICER.

• ALWAYS BE SURE THAT ALL CYLINDERS AND ACTIONS OF FIREARMS ARE OPEN, THAT CHAMBERS ARE CLEAR OF CARTRIDGES, MAGAZINES ARE REMOVED, AND THAT FIREARMS ARE POINTING IN A SAFE DIRECTION.

• ALWAYS BE ALERT Never shoot if you are tired, cold or impaired in any way.

• ALWAYS TREAT YOUR FIREARM AS IF IT WERE LOADED.

• NEVER USE ALCOHOL OR DRUGS BEFORE OR WHILE SHOOTING.

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