Safety Tips

The experts at ProSHOTS have offered some tips below to help you enjoy safe shooting. If you have any questions regarding firearms safety feel free to call or stop by and ask. Our number is (336)969-4867.

  1. Before handling any firearm, understand its operation, and familiarize yourself with its mechanical features. If you feel uncertain about any aspects of your firearm, contact ProShots before proceeding with its operation.
  2. There is no excuse for careless horseplay or abusive handling of your firearm. At all times handle your firearm with intense respect for its potential danger.
  3. Be sure you know your target, and what’s beyond it. Bullets can travel through a target, or even glance off surfaces like rocks, or even the surface of water, and travel in unpredictable directions with considerable velocity.
  4. Never fire into the sky. Every bullet that is fired up, must come down, creating a potential danger to you or someone else.
  5. Make sure to wear appropriate eye and ear protection whenever shooting, or around someone else who is shooting.
  6. Never use alcohol or drugs before or while shooting. Further, do not use your firearm if you are on any medication which impairs (even slightly), your mental or physical ability.
  7. Mud, water, snow, cleaning patches, or other objects may inadvertently lodge in the bore.   A small obstruction may damage your firearm or cause serious injury, so always check that the barrel is clear before shooting.
  8. Don’t ever disassemble your firearm beyond the field stripping procedure outlined in the manual that accompanied your firearm.  ProShots has a gunsmith who can help you keep your gun in great working order if it needs work of this nature.
  9. Every time you clean your firearm, check it for signs of wear. If you find a problem, return it to the manufacturer for service or take it by ProShots where our gunsmith can provide expert help.
  10. When storing your firearm, do not encase it in anything that will hold moisture, like leather or heavy cloth. For safe and secure storage options, consult with the professionals at ProShots.
  11. Always store your firearm, and ammunition in a place that is not accessible to children, or any other unauthorized person. For safe and secure storage options, consult with the professionals at ProShots.
  12. Never use a gun-mounted scope as a general purpose spotting scope. This may cause you to accidentally aim your firearm at fellow hunters or other “non-targets”.
  13. When unloading your firearm, avoid working the cartridges through the action one at a time if possible. Instead, drop the magazine and then eject the round that may be left in the chamber. Never assume that only removing the magazine renders a gun safe.
  14. Avoid carrying a defensive firearm in a normal purse or briefcase, as this makes the firearm vulnerable to being stolen and slows down accessibility to the firearm if it is ever needed. Come to ProShots for lots of conceal carry options for men and women.
  15. In the event of a misfire, or any unusual sound, or recoil when shooting, keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction, remove your finger from the trigger, wait ten seconds, then eject the cartridge and properly dispose of it. Inspect the bore for obstruction.
  16. If you keep firearms in your home, you can promote safety, and reduce your child’s natural curiosity about firearms through proper training. ProShots reminds you that it’s illegal to allow minors unauthorized access to firearms. We’d be glad to show you safe and secure storage options.
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