||Safety is our number one priority. You should never
touch a gun if you do not know how to handle it,
including how to safely unload it.
Eddie Eagle's rules for children are:
- Don't touch it
- Leave the area
- Tell an adult
Basic Safety Rules for adults are taught and emphasized
in all of our classes:
- Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction. The
directions that are safe vary from location to location.
- Always keep your finger out of the trigger guard until
your sights are on the target. Your finger should be
pointed straight ahead and touching the frame of the
- Always keep the gun unloaded until you are ready to
- Always be sure the gun is safe to operate.
- Always know how to operate the gun safely. This
includes knowing how to unload it and check the
chamber before cleaning the gun. Every new gun is
sold with a manual. All major manufacturers will send
you a manual free if you don't have one. It's a good
idea to always bring the manual to the range with you.
- Always use only the correct ammunition for that
particular gun. Be sure the caliber stamped on the end
of the ammunition matches the caliber stamped on the
barrel of the gun.
- Always visually identify the target and be aware of
what is beyond it. Never fire at a sound.
- Always wear appropriate polycarbonate eye
protection, wear good quality ear protection, and be
sure that those around you do also.
- Never use alcohol or take over the counter,
prescription, or other drugs before or while shooting. If
you get a new prescription, wait to see how it effects
you before resuming shooting sports.
- Always store guns so they cannot be accessed by
unauthorized persons. This means both children and
Additional safety rules:
Additional rules are required for certain types of guns and
for specialized situations such as each of the various
shooting sports and hunting.
- Always learn, practice, and follow those additional