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Range Etiquette 101: How to Be a Responsible and Considerate Shooter

Range Etiquette Makes All the Difference

Shooting ranges can be a fun and exciting place to practice your shooting skills, but it’s important to remember that they are also a place where safety and range etiquette should always come first. Whether you’re an experienced shooter or a beginner, you should be aware of certain rules and etiquette guidelines before you step onto a range.

C2 Tactical has state-of-the-art indoor shooting ranges in Scottsdale and Tempe, Arizona, with plenty of classes, memberships, firearms, accessories, and more to make your time with us thoroughly enjoyable. Follow these basic guidelines of range etiquette to help you be a responsible and considerate shooter.

Always Follow the Rules

The first and most important rule of any shooting range is always to follow the rules. C2 Tactical has established safety protocols and guidelines in place for a reason, and we ask that all shooters and guests adhere to them at all times. Make sure you familiarize yourself with the range rules before you start shooting, and always follow the instructions from our team members and staff.

Be sure to watch our Range Safety Video before visiting us and sign the waiver linked at the bottom left of our homepage.

Be Aware of Your Surroundings

When you’re on a shooting range, it’s essential to always be aware of your surroundings. Please note where other shooters are located and ensure you’re not encroaching on their space. If someone is shooting next to you, try to avoid crossing into their lane or standing too close to them.

Keep Your Finger Off the Trigger

One of the most basic safety rules of shooting and importance parts of range etiquette is to keep your finger off the trigger until you’re ready to shoot. This is especially important on a range where other people may be nearby. Keep your finger off the trigger until you’re ready to shoot, and always keep your firearm pointed in a safe direction.

Know Your Firearm

Before you start shooting, make sure you’re familiar with your firearm. Learn how to safely load and unload it, and practice proper handling techniques. If you’re unsure how to use your gun, ask a C2 Tactical team member for assistance.

Clean Up After Yourself

When you’re finished shooting, make sure you clean up after yourself. Dispose of trash or spent casings in the provided receptacles and leave the range in the same condition in which you found it.

Be Respectful of Others

It’s always important to be respectful of others on the range. Avoid using profanity or engaging in any behavior that could be considered rude or offensive. If someone is having trouble with their firearm or seems unfamiliar with range etiquette, offer to help them politely and respectfully or point them to a C2 Tactical team member.

C2 Tactical in Scottsdale and Tempe, AZ

Shooting ranges can be a fun and rewarding place to practice your shooting skills, but it’s important to remember that safety should always come first. C2 Tactical seeks to provide a safe, enjoyable environment for shooters and guests to practice shooting, learn more, find great gear, and interact with other like-minded gun enthusiasts. By following these basic rules of range etiquette, you can be a responsible and considerate shooter and help ensure everyone on the range stays safe and has a good time.

Contact us today or speak with a team member druing your next visit about classes and memberships to help you become safer and more familiar with range etiquette and a more proficient shooter.

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