1. ALWAYS TREAT THE GUN AS LOADED 3. BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET AND WHAT IS AROUND IT 2. NEVER LET THE MUZZLE OF THE GUN POINT AT ANYTHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO SHOOT 4. KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOU ARE READY TO SHOOT CARDINAL RULES OF GUN SAFETY
To provide both a safe and efficient range operation and effective instruction, the following is an example of personnel and duties that may be required.
OIC (Chief Range Officer). The OIC is responsible for the overall operation of the range before, during, and after live firing.
Range Safety Officer. The range safety officer is responsible for the safe operation of the range to include conducting a safety orientation before each scheduled live-fire exercise. He ensures that a brass and ammunition check is made before the unit leaves the range. He ensures that all personnel comply with the safety regulations and procedures prescribed for the conduct of a live-fire exercise. He ensures that all left-handed firers use left-handed firing devices. This officer should not be assigned other duties.
PERSONNEL AND DUTIES NCOIC. The NCOIC assists the OIC and safety officer, as required; for example, by supervising enlisted personnel who are supporting the live-fire exercise. Ammunition Detail (Ammo NCO). This detail is composed of one or more ammunition handlers whose responsibilities are to break down, issue, receive, account for, and safeguard live ammunition. The detail also collects expended ammunition casings and other residue. Unit Armorer. The unit armorer repairs the pistol to include replacing parts, as required.
PERSONNEL AND DUTIES Assistant Instructor (Range Officer). One assistant instructor is assigned for each one to ten firing points. Each assistant ensures that all firers observe safety regulations and procedures, and he assists firers having problems. Medical Personnel . They provide medical support as required by regulations governing live-fire exercises. Control Tower Operators (Firing Point Officer). In charge and responsible for the smooth running in the firing range, time the exposures of course of fire/matches, sound the audible signal, and give the fire commands. If possible, two men should be chosen to perform these functions.
2. THE FIRING POINT OFFICER WILL BRIEF THE SHOOTERS ON THE FOLLOWING:
Range facilities and the left and right limits of the authorized field of fire.
SAFETY BRIEFING B. Location of the range ambulance or first aid; evacuation point, phone numbers, vehicles to be used for emergency.
SAFETY BRIEFING C. Location of the Ammo releasing point and restrictions (no smoking).
SAFETY BRIEFING D. Shooters must always follow the instructions from the Range Officers and the Firing Point Officer. E. Magazines will be filled with the number of ammos required by the Firing Point Officer.
SAFETY BRIEFING F. When anyone violates safety procedures, “Stop! Stop! Stop!” command will be given. Any shooter can direct a fellow shooter to stop when he sees any violation of safety angle (traversing with out command from the FPO). Traversing to the left Traversing to the right.
SAFETY BRIEFING G . Action on stoppages/ malfunctions: In the event of a stoppage or malfunction, stop firing and apply safe if you can then raise your non shooting hand to call a range safety staff.