A Lancaster County shooting range has been using strict protocol since it opened in the 1930’s. Throughout its history, no major accidents have taken place.
National Rifle Association instructor, Art Kalbach, puts safety first at Mill Creek Sportsmen’s Association. He says as more people learn how to shoot guns, it’s his job to make sure you’re safe.
Kalbach says, “My range officers hammer people about safety stuff very much and not just the members, but even each other.”
Before you even step up to the range, you must sign a waiver acknowledging you understand the measures. Number one, every gun is loaded until you prove otherwise.
He says, “Number 2, never point a firearm at anything you don’t want to destroy. Number 3, always be sure of your target and what’s beyond it and number 4 always keep your finger off of the trigger until your sights are on your target.”
Kalbach says the rules apply to everyone, including children who should wait to shoot until they’re ready.
Kalbach says, “It depends on the kid, the child, their attention span, attention to detail at whatever age they are.”