This Is Just Too Darn Funny: The 7 Types of People At The Gun Range [Video]
While being a shooter myself, I’m sure that I’ve seen some of the types of people mentioned in the video below. But, to tell you the truth, the last time I was in an in-door gun range, was back in the beginning of the 21st century. It’s not that I don’t like in-door gun ranges, it’s just that the only one that is close to me, is just too darned expensive to patronize. If you’re not a “member”, you have to pay exorbitant fee’s just to shoot there and secondly, they don’t allow you to bring your own ammo and force you to buy their crappy re-loads. And the actual “membership” costs….forget about it, just too damned expensive.
Now, since I live in the Pacific Northwest, if I want to go shooting, I just hop in my truck and take a wonderful scenic drive down the Columbia River Gorge and go up into the mountains. It’s quiet, isolated and ultimately much more enjoyable. But, if you live in an urban setting, then I suppose you have to go to an in-door range like the one in the video. And if that’s the case, then you’ll undoubtedly run into some of the types of folks mentioned in the video.
To avoid looking like a total tool, just practice good gun safety and if you aren’t sure about something, then ask the range safety officer, they’re there to help you. Just remember, it’s not a contest, or a competition and quite frankly, there are no extra points for looking cool.
Me personally….I’m the anti-social type and don’t want a bunch of armed strangers around me, but that’s to be expected of most veterans.
NRA GUN SAFETY RULES:
At the NRA, firearm education and safety is paramount—that’s why we offer a variety of programs and services to promote the safe handling, use and storage of firearms. Whether you’re a parent in search of information about firearm safety in the home, a first-time gun owner, or an old pro looking to brush up on your firearm handling skills, the NRA is here to keep you and your family safe. Explore NRA’s fundamental rules of gun safety, as well as information how to safely store a gun and good cleaning practices.
The fundamental NRA rules for safe gun handling are:
ALWAYS Keep The Gun Pointed In A Safe Direction
This is the primary rule of gun safety. Common sense dictates the safest direction, depending on different circumstances.
ALWAYS Keep Your Finger Off The Trigger Until Ready To Shoot
When holding a gun, rest your finger alongside the frame and outside the trigger guard. Until you are actually ready to fire, do not touch the trigger.
ALWAYS Keep The Gun Unloaded Until Ready To Use
If you do not know how to open the action or inspect the chamber(s), leave the gun alone and get help from someone who does.
H/T – gunsafetyrules.nra.org