Taking A Firearm Camping Requires A Great Deal Of Forethought And Safety

This article will be a great resource so that taking a firearm with you is done safely and responsibly.

Before you ever pull a trigger even in a remote area know what’s in front of you. Shooting across a ridge, across a lake or straight up in the air can have devastating results if unaware passerby’s that unknowingly are in your line of fire. Distances a bullet can travel; you may not be able to see children playing, hikers or campsites. Never pull a trigger and not know the target https://www.certificationsdesk.com/microsoft/real-MB2-717-exam-questions.html.

Ounce you pull the trigger you can NEVER bring that bullet back. Know your target!

Here is a checklist of things to do and remember when bringing a weapon camping:

  • Keep your weapon secure until you intend to use it.
  • Keep ammunition secure. Don’t leave it out where unsuspecting children might throw ammunition in a campfire.
  • Make sure your down range is clear. Never fire your weapon without a clear target, and a backstop clearly able to stop a bullet.
  • Clean up ammunition cartridges don’t leave empty casings on the ground. Dispose of properly.
  • Don’t allow guns to be passed around or cleaned at the campsite. More people are killed by accident simply cleaning or passing around a weapon.
  • Never allow teenagers, children to be unattended with a loaded weapon. Adult supervision 100% of the time.
  • If shooting rifles with scope sights. Be sure your rifle is sighted in prior to discharging the weapon. A degree off the sight can be yards off the trajectory of the bullet. Take your gun to the range and check that your gun is firing true.
  • Check and make sure the area you’re camping does not have restrictions regarding firearms. Check with park rangers for safe areas and rules.
  • Leave your weapon unloaded until you’re ready to shoot.

If you’re going to be shooting birds, squirrels or small varmints, be sure you don’t leave carcasses out for other animals to eat. Shotgun shot or small caliber bullets are known to give scavenger animal’s lead poisoning. It may surprise you to know that the number one killer of the California Condor (endangered bird species) is shotgun shot that these birds eat from dead birds they scavenge.

Camping with children, be sure that inquisitive hands can’t find any guns, or if they did trigger guards are safely locked and secured https://www.certificationsdesk.com/microsoft/real-MB2-718-exam-questions.html.Children can be extremely sneaky; don’t chance their lives or the lives of other campers.

Going out target shooting can be a lot of fun. Make sure that everyone participating understands how to handle a weapon safely. Let everyone in your party know that a weapon is present in the campsite.At Mounting Solutions Plus, we’re proud to promote safe gun ownership & fun camping.