Safety and training has always been high on our agenda. We now have:
 - Over 40 NSRA qualified Range Conducting Officers
 - 19 NSRA qualified Rifle Instructors 
 
- 4 NRA qualified Range Conducting Officers

 
 
 
Safety with any type of firearm is everyone's responsibility.  Shooting is one of the safest of all sports.  The reason for this is that there are safety rules that MUST be observed at all times.  The two most fundamental of these are:
 
Never point a gun at anyone
Always treat a gun as if it were loaded
 
The majority of the other rules arise from the application of these two rules in different circumstances.

Handling guns

 - When you get out your gun check it is unloaded and that it is not cocked
 - Show that the gun is unloaded before handing it to another person

 - When you put your gun away check it is unloaded and that it is not cocked. Never put a gun away that is loaded

 - When you are given a gun first check that it is unloaded and that it is not cocked. If you do not know how to, ask the owner

 - Never pick up a gun without the permission of the owner
 

 Remember it is better to check your gun is unloaded 100 times too often than once not enough

 

Operating the gun

 - Keep the gun pointing downrange when in use
 
 - Load the gun pointing downrange
 
 - If you are using break barrel rifles or under-levers where the breach could snap shut on you fingers, keep hold of the barrel/cocking lever when inserting the pellet
 
 - Only load magazines on the firing point with the Range Officers permission
 

Moving around with guns

 - Never move between lanes with a loaded gun

 - When moving between lanes open the breach and remove any magazine from the rifle

 - When carrying a gun it must not be cocked, the breach must be open, the magazine removed and the gun carried vertically pointing in a safe direction

 - Keep your gun in a case when it is not in use

 

Range Commands

 - If you hear the command STOP STOP STOP, stop immediately and wait for further instruction

 - Always obey instructions from the range officials immediately

 - Never go forward of the firing line without the permission of the range official

 

General

 - Do not rely on safety catches to keep you or your companions safe

 - Do not attract peoples attention when they are shooting as it may cause them to turn around

 

Observe all the usual safety rules when operating the trigger with the gun unloaded.