For many women, a public gun range can be the first barrier to picking up a gun, says shooting expert Natalie Foster in the First Episode of an innovative video series found on the NRAs website called Love at First Shot.
While the 15 minute video quickly steers towards fashion at the range, though it does not cover concealed carry purses, it gets back on track with an interview with Laurel Smith, Brand Director at Smith & Wesson (sponsor of the series), who gives pointers on your first visit to the range:
- When you approach the counter, youll be asked what your shooting experience is, what type of gun you would like to rent (if you didnt bring one), and have you sign paperwork.
- Be sure to bring or rent eye and ear protection and put it on before you enter the range. Its a live range and people will be shooting and you dont want to be in that environment without your ear and eye protection on.
- Safety. Always treat a firearms as if its loaded. Keep your finger off the trigger until youre ready to shoot. Always point your gun down range. Know your target and whats behind it.
The video also covers issues such as how to choose a gun, how to set up a target, and chronicles a first time shooter at a gun range in Texas.
You can watch the video here: