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Gun Practice | How to Safely Practice With Your Gun

Gun Practice | How to Safely Practice With Your Gun

Posted by Jordan Vinroe on Aug 12, 2020

Gun safety is a top priority for JSD Supply, and it should be for you too. All responsible gun owners must know how to safely practice with their firearm to avoid accidents and injuries. Here are our top safety tips so you can keep yourself, your family, and your belongings out of harm’s way.

At Home

Yes, you can practice with your firearm at home, but there are essential safety procedures to follow, like dry firing a gun.

At home, gun practice won’t be for traditional shooting (unless you’re lucky enough to live in an area where it’s legal, but check your local laws first). Instead, you’re going to be familiarizing yourself with your weapon without using real bullets.

Gunspinning

First, and most importantly, make sure your gun is unloaded. Check it. Now check it again. Then move all ammunition away from your practice area.

Now, if you’re a fan of Johnny Ringo (“Tombstone,” anyone?), you can practice your gunspinning from the comfort of your home. If you get good enough, you can even compete.

Beyond being fun, it looks cool and makes for an impressive party trick. Again, and we can’t stress this enough, unload your gun first.

Malfunction Drills

For gun practice that’s a bit more practical, you can practice your Type 1, Type 2, or Type 3 malfunction drills safely at home. For this kind of firearm practice, we recommend getting some snap caps.

A note of caution on snap caps: always double-check the ammunition in your weapon. You don’t want to forget and think you’re using snap caps when it’s loaded with real ammo, or vice versa. They’re also essential for safely dry firing a gun without damaging it.

Once your snap caps are in, start your drills.

At the Range

man pointing gun at target at firing range

The range is where far more of us will be engaging in gun practice and should know even more about safety.

First and foremost, obey all safety practices and requirements of your local range. These almost always include required eye and ear protection, not approaching your firing lane until a cease-fire is called, and always keeping the muzzle pointed downrange.

However, there may be other rules unique to your range. These could include no rapid fire or bans on specific types of firearms (no firearms chambered in a rifle round at indoor ranges, for example).

Know what the rules are and obey them at all times. This is not a place to be funny or reckless. Once you know and are obeying the range safety rules, it’s time for gun practice.

Find Your Next Gun at JSD

Since 2013 we’ve been in the business of keeping our customers safe with parts and kits that we test ourselves. So whether you need parts, kits, lower receivers, or something else, shop quality supplies from JSD.

Need help choosing your next dream firearm? Contact us or live chat us today.