Air Rifle Safety Rules

Always Observe The Following Safety Rules:

  • Treat every gun as if it were loaded. Check, check and check again especially when receiving a gun from someone else.
  • Never point any airgun, either loaded or unloaded, at any person
  • Always keep the airgun pointed in a safe direction,
  • Guns not in use should always be unloaded.
  • Only cock or load a gun when you are shooting at the firing point. When in the Safe Zone do not load the airgun.
  • Always wear the appropriate eye protection at all times when handling your air firle or pistol
  • Always keep you airgun unloaded until ready to fire and make sure that it is unloaded before cleaning.
  • Keep your finger off the trigger until you are actually aiming at the target and ready to shoot.
  • If you have a problem please inform the range officer before trying to correct the problem or before leaving the firing point.
  • Never rely on an airgun's "safety" to protect you from unsafe handling. A safety is a mechanical device, not a substitute for common sense and good safety procedures.
  • Never leave an airgun unattended.
  • Store airguns beyond the reach of children. THIS IS NOW THE LAW IN THE UK Make sure the airgun and pellets are locked away and secured
  • Never carry an uncovered air rifle or pistol in public, it is a criminal offense and could result in you facing a police firearms unit.