Range Safety & Etiquette

Range Safety & Etiquette

A range is a safe environment to practice with your firearm! In this #GUNSMARTS video, Ken Scott will explain what to do when you take your first trip to a range.

Make sure to always follow the four rules of firearms safety at all times:
1. Always point your firearm is a safe direction.
2. Always treat your firearm as if it is loaded, even if it is unloaded.
3. Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to fire.
4. Know your target and what’s behind it.

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  1. John Lawson on March 14, 2023 at 2:09 am

    Thank you! Love these and no matter how many times I see the rules, I can’t watch them enough. Gotta get some chamber flags for sure 👍🏽

  2. Randell Brazier on March 14, 2023 at 2:10 am

    My Man Ken doing a great job!

  3. DABABY02 ON TELEGRAM on March 14, 2023 at 2:10 am

    really appreciate the store called *immaglockdealer on Wickr* they got me a pistol for self defense at cheaper price

  4. J P on March 14, 2023 at 2:23 am

    Great and important information-thanks.

  5. CYRUS GRAHAM on March 14, 2023 at 2:27 am


  6. Alnaar on March 14, 2023 at 2:28 am

    Very well done.

  7. Jean Bien-Aime on March 14, 2023 at 2:29 am

    Ty for the lesson. Can’t wait to break in my brand new m2.0 after NYCPD inspects it.

  8. Tony Pajamas on March 14, 2023 at 2:32 am

    I stopped going to indoor ranges primarily for safety reasons after a few bad experiences at the big “nice” gun shop and range in my city. My first bad experience was when the ammo I was made to buy there (they do not allow outside ammo at this range, you have to buy theirs when you arrive) failed to fire about 1 out of every 3 or 4 rounds from my mossberg 500. I bought that gun when I was 18, I’ve had it for a decade now, it has never failed to fire a round before or after that experience. The RSO even noticed I was having problems and identified that the primers were set at different levels resulting in light strikes and failure to fire situations. The RSO then escorted me to the counter, where the counter guys told me to clean my gun and refused an exchange. I had already cleaned my guns before arriving but even if I hadn’t, it’s a mossberg 500. On my next trip to this particular indoor range, the crowd that was there was full of reckless shooters high-sticking their rifles while hopping between lanes and yelling while mag dumping their targets. My friends and I had paid for multiple lanes, and while shooting we noticed a definite bullet hole in a lane divider. We finished our session but I realized at that point that this was not a room that I felt safe in and after that I started shooting exclusively on private property. My advice would be to get the training to shoot safely, and don’t put yourself in places where people that might put you at risk will also be shooting.

  9. Steven Hall on March 14, 2023 at 2:32 am

    Outdoor ranges you wait for the range master.

    You never and I mean never call safety on your own. Always and I mean always wait for the range master.

    This gentleman is giving you the wrong information for outdoor ranges.

  10. Ricardo Juliet on March 14, 2023 at 2:33 am

    Scott, my S&W revolvers come with a red plastic disc that fits on an empty cylinder — is it considered an adequate flagging device?

  11. Sin City Sith on March 14, 2023 at 2:37 am

    i really like him. he’s got a really welcoming and patient way of speaking that conveys knowledge and teaching, not the usual i’m a navy seal guy

  12. Mark Haleston on March 14, 2023 at 2:41 am

    Smooth presentation. I own several of your products. Highly recommended.

  13. Jack Rainfield on March 14, 2023 at 2:45 am

    Something happened on an outdoor range I was shooting at that bothered me. The guy next to me had a revolver with the cylinder out and was looking down the barrel… the hole where the bullet exits the gun. Then he kind of waved it and for a few moments it was pointed in my direction. I don’t think he did this on purpose and I don’t think he knew I was watching him. He was looking at the gun the whole time. I know it can’t fire with the cylinder out but it still made me feel uncomfortable because I wasn’t sure if he had good knowledge of safe handling of guns. I left the range early because of him and I didn’t mention it to the man in charge of the range or any of his helpers. I probably should have but I thought this was a borderline kind of thing and if I made the guy mad I certainly wouldn’t want to be shooting next to him. Any thoughts?

  14. Ricardo Juliet on March 14, 2023 at 2:46 am

    Strong message!

  15. Inspiring Infinity on March 14, 2023 at 2:46 am

    Perfect execution of short, sweet and to the point. Cheers! 🙏

  16. globalhawk1000 on March 14, 2023 at 2:50 am

    Excellent presentation. This should be mandatory viewing for all attendees once a month!

  17. S on March 14, 2023 at 2:53 am

    Please release those awesome new M&P pistols with the front slide serrations that are currently “law enforcement only” to civilians. I need another 5 inch

  18. ray butts on March 14, 2023 at 2:56 am


  19. William Dumore Globz on March 14, 2023 at 2:58 am

    This is only one of many instructional safety lessons posted that actually emphasizes chamber flags. Great job S&W!!! Now excuse me while I go give some CEASE POSTING orders . "Not right or wrong. It’s safe or it’s unsafe."

  20. Tiberious Gib on March 14, 2023 at 3:03 am

    Great job Scott!

  21. Kathy Jean on March 14, 2023 at 3:03 am

    Thank you, Mr. Scott and S&W.

  22. nik krenitsky on March 14, 2023 at 3:04 am

    The first rule of gun safety is to have fun!

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