Firearm Safety

Safety in Marksmanship

All members of MTSC are obliged to undergo safety training, and regular refresher courses in range etiquette and safety are crucial to ensure that our sport remains a safe, enjoyable pastime.


Gun safety is no accident.

When handling, using, or storing any type of firearm, safety must be your first concern. Gun safety rules must be understood and applied in all situations involving firearms.

The three fundamental rules of gun safety must always be applied simultaneously when handling or using a gun:




The following gun safety rules should also be observed when using or storing a gun:

  • Know your target and what is beyond.
  • Be sure the gun is safe to operate.
  • Know how to use the gun safely.
  • Use only the correct ammunition for your gun.
  • Wear hearing and eye protection as appropriate.
  • Never use alcohol or drugs before or while shooting.
  • Store guns so they are not accessible to unauthorized persons.

Be aware that certain types of guns and many shooting activities require additional safety precautions.