NRA Safety Rules

The Fundamental NRA Rules for Safe Gun Handling Are:

  • Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
  • Always keep you finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
  • Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.

When Using or Storing a Gun, Always Follow These NRA Rules:

  • Know your target and what is beyond.
  • Know how to use the gun safely.
  • Be sure the gun is safe to operate.
  • Use only the correct ammunition for your gun.
  • Wear eye and ear 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.

Consult a Range Safety Officer if you have any questions about the rules.

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