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First Trip To The Range | Cabela’s Shooting Park: S&W Performance Center

August 20, 2019

welcome to the range i’m Julie Golob the captain of Team smith wesson and in this video I’m going to guide you through your first indoor range experience you learn important firearm safety rules as well as range rules to make sure that your range session is safe and productive the first thing to do when you arrive at the range is read and sign all paperwork you may be required to sign waivers safety certifications and a rental agreement if you’re going to run to done this may take a little time so plan accordingly indoor ranges operate differently and if you’re renting a fire make sure you pay close attention to help when and where you can retrieve that rental also ranges have different rules regarding ammunition if you’re bringing your own ammo you want to make sure that you check with the range staff to make sure that you can use it now let’s talk firearm safety there are four fundamental rules of firearm safety and they are always keep your fire and pointed in a safe direction never place your finger inside the trigger guard until you’re on target keep your finger off the trigger unless you intend to fire always be sure of your target and what is beyond it if you have any questions about these rules be sure to discuss them with the rain chef there are also some specific range rules to follow before entering the range you’re going to need proper safety gear and clothing lion ear protection are always required you may want to double up on your hearing protection and that means wearing both earplugs and earmuffs as indoor ranges tend to be a little bit louder than shooting outdoors many ranges also require that you wear a brimmed cap and that helps prevent hot brass from hitting your face open-toed shoes and low-cut blouses are also strongly discouraged in many cases not even allowed food and drinks are usually not allowed in indoor ranges to help prevent exposure to lead and other airborne contaminants if you brought food and drinks with you it’s best to leave them in your car or in the lobby area you may have your choice of any open firing lane or one may be assigned to you it’s important to remember that your firearm must remain in a bag case or range basket until you reach your designated firing way it’s a good idea to prep your lane before you shoot that means lay out your ammunition load and devices and set up your target before you handle your fire now the ranges target system will allow you to move your target forward and back to your desired distance here’s a little range etiquette tip paying your target only after your neighbor has finished shooting so that they can complete their streak when you’re ready to handle the firearm you want to make sure that you keep it pointed in a safe direction at all times and never aim at the ceiling or the floor you’ll also want to make sure that your trigger finger stays straight and outside the trigger guard until you are on target and make it from revolvers to semi autos in a full range of calibers if you’re renting a firearm you’ll have a lot to choose from it’s important that you can something you’re comfortable with discuss your preferences with a range tab and be sure to ask questions pay close attention to load and unload the fire the unload and show clear revolver it’s very simple three the firearm for the basket and you want to press forward on the cylinder knees and push out on the cylinder to release it from the frame this is the position it will lead to be in to bench the gun semi-autos are a bit more complicated you want to retrieve the firearm depress the magazine release button and remove the magazine grasp the slide of your non-firing hand push with your firing hand at the same time lifting up on the slide lock this is the correct position the gun needs to be into place it on the bench replacing your firearm on the bench or table it’s important to lock the slide to the rear or leave the cylinder open now there’s also no hand-to-hand transfers allowed in the range so if you want to have begun to someone simply unload and show clear placed on the table event so that the other person can shoot it all Range Officer commands must be obeyed at all times now if you see any unsafe gun handling notify Range Officer if you see someone forward of the firing line call out cease fire if you drop something forward of the fire line notify the Range Officer and they’ll help you get it never ever move forward of the firing line drawing from a holster may or may not be allowed at the range can lead to check with arranged a first after you finished with your range session make sure you unload your firearms and place it in your box or in the range basket and then clean up your shooting don’t forget to wash your face and your hands with cold soapy water or special wipes that are designated to reduce your exposure to lead thank you so much for watching remember these important safety rules every single time you shoot they have fun

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  1. When a government betrays the people by amassing too much power and becoming tyrannical, the people have no choice but to exercise the original rights of self defense – to fight the government.” – Alexander Hamilton

    "…to disarm the people ― that was the best and most effectual way to enslave them." (George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 380)

    "I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for few public officials." (George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 425-426)

    (The American Colonies were) "all democratic governments, where the power is in the hands of the people and where there is not the least difficulty or jealousy about putting arms into the hands of every man in the country. (European countries should not) be ignorant of the strength and the force of such a form of government and how strenuously and almost wonderfully people living under one have sometimes exerted themselves in defense of their rights and liberties and how fatally it has ended with many a man and many a state who have entered into quarrels, wars and contests with them." (George Mason, "Remarks on Annual Elections for the Fairfax Independent Company" in The Papers of George Mason, 1725-1792, ed Robert A. Rutland [Chapel Hill, 1970])

    “The ultimate authority resides in the people, and that if the federal government got too powerful and overstepped its authority, then the people would develop plans of resistance and resort to arms.” – James Madison

    “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” – Thomas Jefferson

    “This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing Government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it.” – Abraham Lincoln From First Inaugural Address Monday March 4th 1861

    “We, the people are rightful masters of both Congress and the courts – not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” – Abraham Lincoln Presidential Campaign Speech 1851

    “What country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.” – Thomas Jefferson Dec. 20, 1787, in Papers of Jefferson, ed

    "If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no resource left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government, and which against the usurpation of the national rulers, may be exerted with infinitely better prospect of success than against those of the rulers of an individual state. In a single state, if the persons entrusted with supreme power become usurpers, the different parcels, subdivisions, or districts of which it consists, having no distinct government in each, can take no regular measures for defense. The citizens must rush tumultuously to arms, without concert, without system, without resource; except in their courage and despair. The usurpers, clothed with the forms of legal authority, can too often crush the opposition in embryo. The smaller the extent of the territory, the more difficult will it be for the people to form a regular or systematic plan of opposition, and the more easy will it be to defeat their early efforts. Intelligence can be more speedily obtained of their preparations and movements, and the military force in the possession of the usurpers can be more rapidly directed against the part where the opposition has begun. In this situation there must be a peculiar coincidence of circumstances to insure success to the popular resistance." – Alexander Hamilton The Federalist Papers : No. 28

    Be Prepared America!

    Easiest way to defeat ILLEGAL and UNCONSTITUTIONAL "Red Flag Laws" that are passed is to not store your guns all together and have Gun Caches in different locations.

    Better yet call your politicians and express your disgust over the idea of them using our constitution as toilet paper. After that join the (GOA) Gun Owners of America and help them fight to preserve and retain our rights. Rights to defend ourselves and our families.

    Education for the masses:

    By US Code, all men between the ages of 17 and 45 are a part of the unorganized militia.

    10 U.S. Code § 246 – Militia: composition and classes

    (a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.

    (b) The classes of the militia are—

    (1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and

    (2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.

    Amendment II

    A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

    The second amendment coupled with US Code makes it clear that for our nation to remain free, EVERY American (particularly every able bodied American male) needs to be armed, or at least be potentially armed. This is why sheriffs could round up posses and such, because in the United States EVERY man should be able to be called upon to contribute to the defense of the nation or their local community!

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