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When I pick up or receive an air rifle from someone else, the first thing I must do is:
Control the muzzle (point it in a safe direction)
The command LOAD means:
I can charge (pump or cock) my air rifle and load a pellet in it
When my air rifle malfunctions (fails to fire), I must:
All of the above
Before anyone can go downrange to change targets or for any other purpose:
All air rifles must be unloaded, grounded with CBIs inserted and
If I still have a loaded rifle (pellet in barrel) after the Range Officer gives the command STOP, I must:
all of the above
After I pick up or receive a gun and have made sure the muzzle is pointing in a safe direction, the second thing that I must do to make sure it is safe is:
Check the action/bolt to be sure it is open and has a CBI inserted
The command STOP means:
Immediately take my finger off the trigger and do not fire any more
The safest and correct way to load a pneumatic air rifle is:
Open the action, charge air, then insert a pellet
If I see someone handling an unsafe rifle (i.e. missing CBI, closed bolt), I should
Take action immediately to make the rifle safe
The proper time to place the index finger on the trigger is:
After I start to aim at my target
An air rifle is considered "unloaded" if:
The action is open, there is no pellet in the barrel and a CBI is
The only place I can close the bolt/action of my rifle and dry fire is:
After the Range Officer has given me permission to dry fire, or after
the LOAD and START commands
1.The "Rules for Safe Gun Handling" apply to air rifle shooting and not to other types of guns.
2.On target ranges, the safest direction to point a gun muzzle is downrange or up towards the ceiling.
3.No one is authorized to fire a shot until the command START is given, even if the command LOAD has already been given.
4. After the commands to LOAD and START have been given, it's OK to lay a loaded air rifle on my shooting mat or bench and step away from the firing line.
5.Everyone who handles air rifle pellets should wash their hands immediately after they leave the range.
6.After I finish firing, I may put my rifle down without opening the action first because it has just been fired.
7.Once an air rifle is unloaded and checked by a Range Officer, it is OK to point it in any direction.
8.Dry-Firing is the action of cocking the trigger mechanism and squeezing the trigger, without loading a pellet or expelling air from the rifle.
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