When hot brass connects with skin, it can be quite a shock, and while instinct is to remove it as quickly as possible, safety should always be at the forefront of your mind. Make note of the following tips on what to do if you are hit with hot brass, as well as suggestions on how to protect yourself from this happening at the gun range:
If you are hit with hot brass, it is imperative that you remain calm. After all, you have a loaded firearm in your hands. Panicking only aggravates the situation and increases the potential for further injury.
Knowing how to safely handle a gun and practicing safety at all times at the gun range is a must. You should always remember that a gun is very dangerous if not handled properly and understand gun safety rules inside and out. However, simply knowing the safety rules is not enough. You have to regularly practice them under a variety of circumstances with the guidance of a trained professional.
Protecting your body from hot brass by wearing appropriate clothing and safety gear is one step that is very easy to do. Always wear a baseball cap to protect your head, wear safety goggles for your eyes and wear high-necked shirts without openings like loose collars to prevent hot brass from going down your shirt. Also, be sure to always wear closed-toed shoes at the gun range. If weather permits, a long-sleeved shirt and jeans offer ideal protection.
Firearm safety protects not only you, but others at the gun range as well. Take these safety tips to heart and protect yourself (and others) by appropriately avoiding hot brass!
For more tips on how to ensure you are safe when shooting at the gun range, contact Las Vegas Shooting Center at 702-778-5872 today to schedule supervised range time. Our highly trained and experienced staff will be there to guide you every step of the way and teach you the proper safety protocol.